7 Best Bars In Nashville

7 Of The Best Bars In Nashville

Music City might be home to tons of honky tonks, but the best bars in Nashville stem beyond Broadway. From bars with exceptional cocktails to those with the best late night snacks, Nashville’s bar scene has it all.

Pull up a chair and relax while local musicians start up their set for the evening.

Best bars in NashvilleHow do these rankings work?

1.  Duke’s

Tucked away in a corner of Nashville’s East End neighbourhood, this local dive is a major hit. There are DJs every night and the in-house deli stays open until 3 a.m. to serve up delicious sandwiches when the drunken munchies hit.

Duke's Bar in Nashville

2. Old Glory

This bar is hidden in plain sight. Look for the yellow triangle painted over the front door rather than a sign. Old Glory serves adeptly mixed cocktails and bar bites in an industrial-chic setting. Take a seat on the patio on fair weather days.

Old Glory Bar In Nashville

3. Bar Sovereign

Follow the bronze plaques to find the entrance to this gastropub that doubles as an art gallery. The quirky and eclectic interior is fun while the fireplace is cozy during the winter. Order a craft cocktail here.

Bar Sovereign in Nashville

4. Santa’s Pub

This dive in a double wide trailer stays busy year round even though it is decked out in holiday and Santa decor. Go for the cheap beer, and stay for the karaoke.

Best Bars Nashville

5. The Oak Bar

Located in the classic Hermitage Hotel, The Oak Bar is famous for its elegant digs and expertly made cocktails. The Art Deco bar–and ornate bathroom the bar is also known for–are worth visiting, if only for the architecture.

The Oak Bar

6. Acme Feed&Seed

Located at the end of Broadway, or Honky Tonk Row, Acme Feed&Seed is good choice to experience this must-see street of bars filled with live country music. Head straight for the rooftop patio and order a drink with a view.

Acme Feed&Seed Bar

7. Pinewood Social

A Nashville must, Pinewood Social is a bar with small bites, a pool, and a bowling alley. Order a local brew or a cocktail and enjoy the millennial people-watching.

Pinewood Social Bar

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

View stories