15 of the Best Bars and Breweries in Nashville

nashville barsHighly regarded for its bar scene, Nashville is the go-to destination for one-of-a-kind dives, local breweries, and an assortment of talented live performers. That’s why we wanted to take the time to compile a catalog of the best of the best!

With that in mind, check out our list of the 15 best bars and breweries The Music City has to offer.

1. Sinatra

If you’re looking for an upscale bar and lounge where Manhattan meets Palm Springs, Sinatra is the place to be. This fine dining establishment includes a lunch, dinner, and dessert menu, as well as an extensive cocktail menu of crowd favorites.

Want some drink suggestions for your next visit? If so, we recommend “The News,” “Jack Rose,” and the house-made creamy limoncello.

2. The Fox Nashville

The Fox Nashville features an elaborate and dynamic cocktail menu and an assortment of delicious shareables for you and your friends. So, if you’re looking for an elevated evening filled with delicious drinks and notable appetizer options, such as the smoked goat cheese spread or the miso deviled eggs, this is the place for you.

Additionally, the establishment offers various cocktail experiences that you can book to gain further insight into different cocktail creations, as well as enjoy an intimate afternoon with a group of people!

3. Von Elrod’s

With 38 taps and delicious smoked meats to accompany your cold beer, Von Elrod’s has become one of the most beloved towns in Germantown. Inspired by traditional Oktoberfest camaraderie, this establishment features an in-house butchery and $10 Big Stein Thursdays from 4 p.m. to close.

If you’re also searching for a brunch destination in the Nashville area, we highly recommend stopping in for authentic hand-cranked sausages and their signature “Big Ass Mimosas!”

4. Legends Corner

Looking for a classic dive bar experience with live music? Luckily for you, Legends Corner has just that and more. This honky tonk is known for showcasing notable Nashville favorites, such as Toby Keith and Kid Rock, and being the perfect spot to kick your feet up or bust a move on the dance floor.

On top of that, the adaptable floor plan makes it easy for them to host private parties and corporate events no matter what you’re celebrating!

5. Coyote Ugly Saloon

With several locations across the United States, including Nashville, Coyote Ugly Saloon provides a lively aura for several popular events. So, if you’re searching for a timeless classic in the heart of Nashville, stop by for some drinks!

It’s also important to note that the bar’s specials feature happy hour Monday through Friday, as well as $4 Budweiser and Bud Light on Saturdays and Sundays!

6. The Stage on Broadway

The name says it all. The Stage on Broadway is home to three different stages for live events. This bar is the perfect place to grab a drink with some friends and enjoy a lively bar atmosphere.

Along with the live music, The Stage hosts famous faces, such as Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, and even corporate events for your business.

7. Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

For the spirit of New Orleans in The Music City, Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar transports you to, what feels like, a fun-filled evening in the heart of Louisiana. This includes delicious, authentic Cajun and Creole food, as well as cocktails to accompany the meal.

Notable menu items include alligator bites, the catfish po’boy, and the friend honey bun. For a refreshing cocktail to wash your food down, we recommend the “Big Easy Hurricane” or a “Bourbon Street Lemonade.”

8. Old Glory

Old Glory is a bar and lounge that includes impeccable drinks notable to the establishment, as well as a delicious assortment of meals to share with friends or family alike. Inhabiting a former boiler room for White Way Cleaners from the 1920s, the bar has since been redesigned to be beautifully charming with its décor and atmosphere.

Plus, the bar includes fun events for friends and family, such as the “Prime Time” dance party, and “Glitz!” drag show, so make sure to schedule your next visit accordingly!

9. City Winery

For wine drinkers in the Nashville area, City Winery should be a stop on your list! The menu includes world-class wines in either the barrel room or concert dining room, as well as food options that pair well with your drink of choice!

City Winery also has live music to further elevate your dining experience and private wine tastings to make your time at the establishment completely your own!

10. Tailgate Brewery

Since 2014, Tailgate Brewery has provided Nashville locals with delicious food and hand-crafted beer local to the city itself. This includes menu items like the hot honey pizza and whipped ricotta pizza, as well as some of the delectably brewed and unique favorites, such as the “Orange Wheat,” and “French Toast.”

Looking to swing by for lunch? If so, Tailgate Brewery also offers a lunch special Monday through Friday, so feel free to visit for an exceptional deal!

11. 6th and Peabody

Known for its large beer garden filled with live music, corn hole, and more, 6th and Peabody has everything you’re looking for when it comes to an indoor-outdoor bar. So, whether you are visiting for a Predators viewing party, or looking to partake in one of the brewery’s moonshine tastings, we highly recommend this establishment!

Stop by for a quick lunch with friends or a brewery tour today!

12. Tootsies Orchid Lounge

Comprised of three floors, bars, and stages, Tootsies Orchid Lounge is perfect for those looking for a nonstop party destination in Nashville. This notorious Nashville staple has delicious food accompanied by live music performed daily by local artists!

Looking to stop in for some food and drinks? If so, our team recommends “The Steve Drink,” “Just Peachin’,” and “Espress Yo’ Self” from their cocktail menu, followed by a “Broadway Sampler” to share with friends or family!

13. Neighbors

With four locations in Nashville and the surrounding area, Neighbors provides a welcoming environment for food and drinks with family and friends. The establishment is also best known for its 1 Liter Bloody Mary pitcher, as well as being the Nashville Predators go-to hub.

Stop by the bar for fun-filled weekly events, such as trivia, karaoke, and bingo at select locations!

14. Attaboy

Attaboy is the perfect spot for those looking for an intimate drinking and dining experience. The establishment also offers cocktail classes and tastings so you can enjoy them with either family or friends.

So, if you are looking for a fun event on a weeknight or an activity to participate in when visiting town, Attaboy is the place for you.

15. Dino’s

As east Nashville’s oldest dive bar, Dino’s has consistently stayed true to its roots. This includes serving burgers, fries, and ice-cold beer for Nashville natives and visitors alike.

Dino’s even has a weekend brunch menu that includes mouth-watering favorites, such as the hot chicken French toast and the breakfast patty melt, so stop by for yourself to see just how delicious a meal can be!

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