The 10 Best Bars In The District, Nashville

Photo of Chloe Hanschen
9 February 2017

The District, Nashville draws thousands of visitors every year. Sometimes you just want to sit back and relax, so below we have compiled a list of the 10 best bars for you to try in The District, Nashville.

Fleet Street Pub

Pub, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Fast Food, American, $$$
English style pub

Fleet Street Pub is stylized after a traditional English pub. They offer taps on imported beers, with many English beers on tap as well as English bottled beers and ciders. In addition to their beers, they offer traditional English pub food such as fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, and many more. This is a great place for a casual night out with friends.

Price: Mid-range

Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-1am Fri-Sat 11am-3am

Watch Out For: English pub food

Pub 5

Bar, Pub, American
Pub 5 is a trendy gastro-pub. It is a local favorite bar that serves drinks and tasty food. Their cuisine is much more than traditional pub food, and they have many healthy options. Try their salads for a nice lunch and drinks with friends, and if the weather is nice, sit outside on their patio. Be sure to save room for dessert.


Bar, Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Fast Food, $$$
Margaritaville is a lively island themed bar that serves margaritas and cocktails as well as fresh seafood. The bar is also family friendly and has daily live music, and the atmosphere of the bar is friendly and casual. After dinner, the restaurant transitions into a lively nightclub with live music and dancing every night.

Wildhorse Saloon

Bar, American, $$$
Wildhorse Saloon is a lively bar that serves Southern barbecue while you listen to live music. The saloon is spread between three stories and features multiple bars, live music, and nightly dance lessons. With so much to choose from, you will never get bored. This is the perfect place for a casual night out with friends, and the atmosphere is lively and everyone is ready to have a good time.

Robert’s Western World

Music Venue
Robert’s Western World is located in the heart of historic downtown Nashville, near the Ryman Auditorium. Their building used to be the home of the Sho-Bud Steel Guitar Company, where many famous musicians hung out, and in the 90’s the building became what it is today. Today, people can enjoy some cold beer, pub eats and bologna sandwiches while live country music plays.

Acme Feed & Seed

Bar, Restaurant, American, $$$
Acme Feed & Seed | © Emily B. Hall
Acme Feed & Seed is located in a large entertainment space with multiple levels. On the first floor, they serve ‘street-food’ style cuisine and two bars with 28 beers on tap, and the second floor features a relaxed sports bar that offers handcrafted cocktails and a sushi bar. The third floor features The Hatchery at Acme, a large open space that people can rent out for special occasions and also where the restaurant also hosts concerts. The restaurant hosts live music performers that are reflective of Nashville’s diverse music scene. Do not miss the rooftop patio that offers great views of Nashville.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Pub, Restaurant, American, $$$
The rooftop of Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery | © Matt Blair
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery offers award-winning hand crafted brews, and in addition to their Nashville location, they also offer locations throughout the United States. Their American based cuisine and upscale pub food perfectly complements their beer. This is the perfect place for a casual night out with friends or family, and be sure to check out their weekday specials for great deals.

BB Kings Blues Club

Restaurant, American, Cajun, Beer, Wine, Fast Food, $$$
BB King's Blues Club, Nashville
BB King's Blues Club, Nashville | ©Sean Davis/Flickr
BB Kings Blues Club is both a live music venue and a restaurant. Live music is performed on two stages. The restaurant features Southern cuisine and delicious barbecue, and the venue is also perfect for special events, as they provide a large space and catering. Their live music features blues, Motown, and classic rock.

Pinewood Social

Bar, Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Beer, Wine, Fast Food, $$$
Come to Pinewood Social for a casual night out with friends or family. Pinewood was conceived as a place for social gatherings for any time of the day, and with that in mind, Pinewood Social includes an outdoor courtyard, pool, and bowling alley in addition to their bar. Be prepared for their special karaoke nights. With so many activities here, this is the perfect venue for private parties.

Brewhouse Downtown

Bar, Pub, American, Beer, Wine, Pub Grub, Cocktails, Fast Food, $$$
Draft beers and pub food

Brewhouse Downtown is a casual bar that offers draft beers and traditional pub food, with a diverse selection of over 70 different beers. They also have televisions around the whole bar that play the latest sports games. Check out their specials, such as their Sunday 2 for 1 special for great deals, and try their large Mexican cuisine offerings.

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