The 10 Best Bars in Germantown, Nashville

Sarah Lantz

Located in North Nashville, Germantown has established itself as the foodie district, full of brand new restaurants and fine dining. It’s also a good place to explore bars, whether connected to a prestigious restaurant or its own standalone pub. Here’s a list of our ten favorite places to grab a drink.

1. Rolf and Daughters

Rolf and Daughters

Locally sourcing their ingredients for the freshest tastes, Rolf and Daughters is a popular Germantown restaurant and bar. With exposed industrial brick walls and a high ceiling, Rolf and Daughters has an open and pleasant no-frills feel to it. Their cocktail menu includes ‘Rose is in Bloom’ with Connemara Irish Whiskey, Cocchi Rosa, orange, lemon, and cherry bitters, and the ‘401K’ with Espolon Reposado, pineapple, lime, tonic syrup, and soda.

Price: Fine dining

Watch out for: Nice ambiance

Address & phone number: 700 Taylor St Nashville, TN USA +1 (615) 866 9897

2. h & Taylor

Diner, Restaurant, American

Inspired by American Sunday dinners, Chef Daniel Lindley created 5th & Taylor as a restaurant to recreate, in a refined expression, traditional fare meant to foster community. The ambiance is artsy and hipster-friendly, with plaster sculptures, splattered canvases, and an overhanging ceiling that makes the place feel like a museum warehouse. Yet the space feels intimate at the same time, with comfy chairs and couches, candles, and simple tables. The bar offers a variety of drinks, from cucumber infused vodka cocktails to sangrias, all served by candlelight.

Price: Fine dining

Watch out for: Reservations are necessary

3. The MaD PLaTTeR

Restaurant, American

At Germantown Café
© Chris Wage/Flickr
The MaD PLaTTeR is a little restaurant on the corner of Monroe and 6th of historic Germantown, located in a restored 100 year old building. Besides tasty dishes and tempting desserts, it serves refreshing cocktails like Bloody Marys and spiked spiced teas. Every Thursday is happy hour, with offers including five dollar glasses of select wines and two-for-one beers.

Price: Mid-range

Happy Hour: Thurs 4 pm-7 pm

Watch out for: Enticing desserts

4. Germantown Café

Germantown Café

With a beautiful view of the Nashville skyline and a fully-stocked bar, Germantown Café is a solid place to go for a good drink. They offer Bloody Marys and sweet mimosas at brunch, seasonal beers and fine wines to pair with dinner, and their helpful bartenders give cocktail recommendations based on your palate.

Price: Mid-range

Happy Hour: Mon-Sun 3 pm-7 pm

Watch out for: Attentive bar service

Address & phone number: 1200 5th Ave N Nashville, TN USA +1 (615)242 3226

5. Silo


Opening of the Picnic Tap at the Nashville Farmers Market
© Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce/Flickr
A Southern-influenced, neighborhood bistro, Silo is a popular place to dine in Nashville. At their bar, they serve tasty snacks, like roasted cauliflower salad and smoked wings. Whiskey lovers will appreciate their strong selection of bourbon, whiskey, scotch, and rye. For cocktails, they offer drinks like the ‘SILO Sour’ made with bourbon, fresh lemon, honey, and Angostura bitters, or the ‘5th & Madison’ with vodka, lemon, pear nectar, St. Germain, and Angostura bitters.

Price: Fine dining

Happy Hour: Everyday 4 pm-6 pm

Watch out for: Bourbons, whiskeys, and ryes

6. The Picnic Tap


Cubano sandwich at Cochon Butcher
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Serving a variety of local beer as well as refreshing cider, The Picnic Tap is a place to relax on a weekend when you’re not in a rush to go anywhere. It’s located in the Nashville Farmers’ Market, making it the ideal place to stop for a drink during shopping. Buy local meats and cheeses at the market to pair with your beer and sit at a picnic table.

Price: Budget

Watch out for: local beers on tap

7. Cochon Butcher

Butcher, American

This restaurant offers a butcher shop, a sandwich counter, and a wine bar, so definitely consider Cochon Butcher when you’re in Germantown looking for a place to get a glass of wine. They specialize in house made meats, terrines, and sausages, and serve up mouthwatering sandwiches like their duck pastrami slider. Plus they offer charcuterie boards to pair with your wine, of course.

Price: Mid-range

Watch out for: Their meats, sandwiches, and wines

8. Butchertown Hall

Butchertown Hall

Utilizing primitive wood-fired cooking techniques for their pub grub and pouring an extensive variety of beers from local Nashville breweries, Butchertown Hall in Germantown reinvents the beer hall and pays tribute to the historic German immigrant neighborhood with delicious beer and food. You’ll find small bites like grilled oysters with chili puree and chimichurri sauce as well as traditional burgers and sausages. They have a large number of beers on tap, as well as wines and classic cocktails like the ‘Buck,’ made with Tequila Blanco, mezcal, pineapple, sage, ginger beer, serrano pepper, and lemon.

Price: Mid-range

Watch out for: Pub grub and beer

Address & phone number: 1416 4th Ave N Nashville, TN USA +1 (615) 454 3634

9. Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

Serving burgers with 100% all natural Wagyu beef, Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint is another great pub style bar in Germantown for beer and tasty, filling food. Their draft beers are in constant rotation, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for on tap, they’ll likely have it canned or bottled. They serve all kinds of brews from around the U.S. and also from Europe and the United Kingdom.

Price: Mid-range

Watch out for: Beer and burgers

Address & phone number: 1123 3rd Ave N Nashville, TN USA +1 (615) 818 0318

10. Germantown Pub

Germantown Pub

A laid back bar, Germantown Pub serves filling food like blackened chicken, shrimp and Cajun sausage jambalaya, and sandwiches. They’re a sports bar-style pub, complete with televisions and neon signs above the bar. Their happy hour offers deals including two-for-one beers.

Price: Mid-range

Happy Hour: Every day 11 am-7 pm

Watch out for: Beer and comfort food

Address & phone number: 708 Monroe St Nashville, TN USA +1 (615) 457 2145

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