20 Best Bars in Nashville

Best Bars in Nashville

Nashville is renowned as the “Music City” for its exciting music and entertainment scene. Music, along with its delightful local cuisine is what gives life to the city’s nightlife

Most of Nashville’s popular night spots are located downtown along Broadway. Enjoy live performances, dance your night away, and satiate your cravings in one of the 20 best bars here in America’s Country Music Capital.

All bars and restaurants in Nashville, TN adhere to the state and federal COVID-19 protocols. Please observe proper social distancing measures and wear your face mask when possible.

1. The Pharmacy

The Pharmacy is a traditional American Biergarten best known for its impressive selection of German wurst (sausages), bier (beer), as well as its old-school soda fountain, milkshakes, and ice cream sodas.

The Pharmacy has a beautiful and welcoming ambiance that makes one forget about time. They also boast of having the hardest-working kitchen in town that makes their very own brand of sausages using only the finest 100% Tennessee-raised beef.

The Pharmacy is open for dine-in, take-out, and delivery through Postmates, Doordash, and Uber Eats.

The Pharmacy
731 McFerrin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 712-9517
thepharmacynashville.com

2. The Stillery

Looking for a place where you can relax and enjoy exquisite food and mason jar cocktails? The Stillery is the place to be.

Located downtown, The Stillery’s menu can be described as a “chef’s comfort food’. They serve up impressive brick-oven pies, juicy burgers, fresh salads made from locally-sourced produce, and mouthwatering starters. 

The Stillery’s bar serves ice-cold local beer and handcrafted cocktails made with the South’s best ‘shines and spirits. Catch some of the best live performances in Nashville on the second floor of The Stillery.

The Stillery is open for dine-in only from 11 am to 9 pm

The Stillery
113 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 942-8080
stillerynashville.com

3. Pinewood Social

Pinewood Social is best known as a place for social gatherings and a good game of bowling. Aside from the raves it received because of its food menu, they have a full bar that serves great tasting cocktails and other concoctions. Among the bestsellers in Pinewood Social’s bar are the Espresso Martini and the mimosa. 

Pinewood Social is also dubbed as one of the safest spots in Nashville due to its strict compliance with health safety protocols. Feel safe as you have a fun time alone or with your friends.

Pinewood Social
33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210

4. Acme Feed & Seed

Acme Feed & Seed’s name may sound like it was taken straight from everyone’s favorite cartoon show but the place really has a rich history that dates back to 1890.

Acme Feed & Seed is a traditional American pub and sushi bar in Downtown Nashville that offers unparalleled cocktail, culinary, and entertainment space. 

The first floor of the Acme Feed & Seed building houses the Acme “funkytonk”, an updated take on the classic honky-tonk which offers an eclectic fast-casual cuisine, 28 beers on tap, communal tables, and live music featuring local Nashville musicians.

The second floor of the building serves as a bar and lounge where customers can socialize comfortably as they enjoy vintage games, shareable menu items, a photo booth, and multiple televisions broadcasting sporting and special events. The lounge also features a sushi bar that serves a variety of fresh, hand-rolled creations.

The third floor is home to The Acme Hatchery, the largest one-level event and music venue on lower Broadway. Here’s where you can watch some great musical performances. The Hatchery is also available for bookings all year round so if you are looking for a place with a rich history for an important event, then go and book The Hatchery.

Now that’s having everything in one place!

Acme Feed & Seed
101 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 915-0888
theacmenashville.com

5. Party Fowl

Party Fowl is home to the best Hot Chicken in Nashville. It’s a sports bar that exudes a classic Southern charm.

Party Fowl’s menu takes a spin on the classics and makes it their own. The bar serves 20 local draft beers and craft cocktails. And just like all the other bars in town, the owners of Party Fowl opened the place with hopes of bringing the best of Nashville all in one place: great food, great drinks, and of course, great music.

Party Fowl
719 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 692-1169
partyfowl.com

6. The Row Kitchen & Pub

Did you know that The Row Kitchen & Pub has been around for over 30 years and that it used to be the favorite hangout place of singers and songwriters who helped shape country music history?

The Row still lives up to its reputation of giving a “True Taste of Nashville” to its customers. Until now, this Southern restaurant still offers a distinct Nashville cuisine and holds live music performances every single night.

The Row offers dine-in, delivery, take-out, and curbside pick-up services. They are open every day, from 8 am until 11 pm.

The Row Kitchen & Pub
110 Lyle Ave
Nashville, TN 37203(615) 321-1224
therownashville.com

7. Bartaco

Bartaco is a Mexican bar that offers a combination of fresh, upscale street food with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Bartaco is open for takeout and delivery service only. Call them and order some of their bestsellers such as Pork Belly Tacos, Baja Fish Tacos, and Sesame Ribeye tacos. Simply delectable!

Bartaco
2526 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 269-8226
bartaco.com

8. Tavern

Tavern is a cocktail and sports bar located in the heart of Midtown. It has a cool-casual gastro-pub concept and is a true foodie favorite. Tavern takes pride in serving cuisine that will appeal to and please any palate. Tavern’s bar features an extensive list of wines, spirits, beers, and dazzling cocktails that pair perfectly with their menu offerings.

Currently, Tavern offers sit-down dining with limited capacity at 75% in compliance with the CDC’s health protocol.

Tavern
1904 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 320-8580
mstreetnashville.com

9. Urban Grub

Urban Grub is a Southern seafood and cocktails bar that offers unique, exciting, and diverse food choices, cantina-style. The menu showcases Urban Grub’s modern adaptation of traditional Southern fares. Among their bestsellers are prime steaks, air-mailed oysters, and fine-aged meats.

Urban Grub’s food offerings are a perfect match for their hand-crafted specialty cocktails, locally brewed beers, and wine selections.

Enjoy the feeling of coziness as you lounge in one of their private cabanas as well as in their beer garden with an outdoor bar.

Urban Grub is open for dine-in with limited indoor sitting capacity, outdoor seating, delivery, and curbside pickup.

Urban Grub
2506 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 679-9342
urbangrub.net

10. The Patterson House

Located in Music Row, Midtown, The Patterson House is a cocktail vibe with an impressive speakeasy vibe that is cozy, intimate, and romantic. The bar offers classic and modern cocktails using only the highest-quality ingredients. The Patterson House also has a small food menu ranging from shareable snacks to more hearty options that go perfectly well with their very own concocted drinks.

Due to the pandemic, The Patterson House accepts limited reservations. Walk-in seating is still available at a limited capacity.

The Patterson House
1711 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 636-7724
thepattersonnashville.com

11. Bakersfield

Looking for a perfect spot where food is simple, service is warm, and the atmosphere is alive? Bakersfield is the right place for you!

Bakersfield Taco Bar serves up authentic Mexican street food and an awesome selection of over 100 tequilas and American whiskeys. Bakersfield also has an energetic space that is perfect to kick off your group’s night out on the town.

Aside from their amazing food and beverage offerings, people are raving at how Bakersfield is handling COVID-19 restrictions so clients have peace of mind as they sit down and have a wonderful time.

Bakersfield
201 3rd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 522-0970
bakersfieldtacos.com

12. 5th & Taylor

5th & Taylor is an all-American bar that pays homage to the American family meal. Chef Daniel Lindley, owner of 5th & Taylor believes in the philosophy of “the simple act of sharing a meal returns us to the days when what we have in common is more important than what separates us.” The menu offers a refined iteration of traditional fare meant to foster a sense of community among guests. Among their bestsellers are Bacon-wrapped Quail, Fried Chicken, Beef Tartare, and Duck Wings.

5th & Taylor exudes a homey feel that makes guests feel welcome and comfortable. Unlike the other loud and rowdy places in the area, 5th & Taylor is a relatively quiet place that makes you feel at home. 

Dining rooms and patio at 5th & Taylor are now open at 50% capacity Monday to Sunday.

5th & Taylor
1411 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 242-4747
5thandtaylor.com

13. Skull Rainbow Room

Skull Rainbow Room has been serving the people in Music town since 1948. This cocktail and seafood bar offers one of the most celebrated dining experiences in Nashville.

The restaurant itself has a great layout. It’s classy and comfortable without being pretentious. Skull Rainbow Room’s menu showcases a coastal fusion of American cuisine and their bar offerings are one of the best in town.

Skull Rainbow Room is currently operating at 50% capacity to help enforce social distancing measures. Open daily from 5 pm to 11 pm.

Skull Rainbow Room
222 Printers Aly
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 810-9631
skullsrainbowroom.com

14. Robert’s Western World

Known to locals as the “home of traditional country music”, Robert’s Western World is a traditional American dive bar where customers get to enjoy live traditional country, western, and rock-a-billy music every single day of the week.

The Honky Tonk Grill at Robert’s serves up a variety of great-tasting appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, chicken wings, and much more. One of their bestsellers is their Southern Specialty – a fried bologna sandwich piled high with seven slices and served slightly grilled with lettuce and tomato. Pair it with an ice-cold PBR and you have yourself a true hillbilly meal.

Robert’s Western World
416 Broadway
Ste B
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 244-9552
robertswesternworld.com

15. Darfons Restaurant & Lounge

Darfons is a family-owned traditional American lounge that has been one of the locals’ go-to places since 1989. The restaurant serves up an all-American cuisine (steaks, seafood, sandwiches, and salads) in a casual-contemporary atmosphere.

Currently, Darfons is not open for private dining but you can still enjoy a scrumptious meal from their kitchen through curbside takeout and delivery.

Darfons Restaurant & Lounge
2810 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-3032
darfonsrestaurant.com

16. Mcnamara’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

Mcnamara’s Irish Pub and Restaurant is perhaps one of the busiest bars and restaurants in Music City. The place is packed all the time and you have to make a reservation to get a spot inside. 

Mcnamara’s serves authentic Irish food, drinks, and music all at a very pocket-friendly price. While their doors are still closed due to the pandemic, you can still enjoy their cooking through curbside pickup.

Mcnamara’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
2740 Old Lebanon Rd
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 885-7262
mcnamarasirishpub.com

17. Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar

Get a taste of New Orleans here at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar. This restaurant has been serving authentic fine Cajun and Creole food, cold beer, and signature cocktails since 1995. More than 100 musicians have graced the stage of Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar, including legends like BB King and James Brown.

Among the bestsellers in their menu are their Voodoo Wings paired with two awesome cocktails, The Big Easy Hurricane and the NOLA Sweet Tea. Great food, great music, and the energetic club ambiance here at the Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar will surely keep you dancing all night long.

Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar
220 Printer’s Aly
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 242-5837
bourbonstreetbluesandboogiebar.com

18. The Stage on Broadway

The Stage on Broadway is one of the hottest spots in town where you and your friends can party hard and get rowdy all night long. Dance to great live country music till you drop. Don’t worry, they have a dive bar where you can chill and count on to get a nice ice-cold beer. 

The Stage on Broadway is open for private parties and corporate events. The dive bar closes at 11 pm.

The Stage On Broadway
412 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 726-0504
thestageonbroadway.com

19. The Treehouse

The Treehouse is a traditional American bar that serves farm-to-table food and carefully-crafted cocktails. Every plate served is meticulously set up to make the ordinary extraordinary.

The Treehouse takes pride in their cocktails that are thoughtfully handcrafted using premium ingredients from around the world. Each sip is truly a sensory delight!

Carry-out orders are now available. Place your order online and get to taste a world-class fare at the comfort of your own home!

The Treehouse
1011 Clearview Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 454-4201
treehousenashville.com

20. Henrietta Red

Set in the heart of Germantown, Henrietta Red is a traditional American restaurant that offers seasonal contemporary fare. Vegetarian dishes dominate their menu. Henrietta Red also serves a wide variety of oysters that complements their handpicked selection of wines and crafted cocktails.

Henrietta Red holds the distinction of being one of America’s Best New Restaurants of 2017 by Bon Appetit and GQ. This guarantees that you are in for a real treat that’s worth your money.

Henrietta Red
1200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 490-8042
henriettared.com