The 10 Best Bars In The Gulch, Nashville

Photo of Chloe Hanschen
9 February 2017

The Gulch is one of Nashville’s trendiest neighborhoods, with a a vibrant nightlife that includes many casual and friendly bars. Below we have compiled a list of our favorite bars in The Gulch, Nashville.

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Flying Saucer

Bar, Restaurant, Pub, American, $$$
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Nashville
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Nashville | ©Memphis CVB/Flickr
The Flying Saucer is a casual bar that offers more than 200 different varieties of beer from around the world. With such an extensive list, it can be hard to figure out what to order, so be sure to ask the knowledgeable waiters what they would recommend. The interior of the building is casual, with old brick walls and a large open space, and the atmosphere of the bar is friendly and open.

Bar Louie

Bar, Pub, Gastropub, American, $$$
Bar Louie is a laid back and trendy bar famous for their handcrafted signature martinis. In addition to their martinis, they also offer an extensive beer and wine list, and all of their drinks are made with the freshest ingredients. They also serve small traditional pub plates, including burgers and sandwiches. Be sure to check out their happy hour for great deals.

Up Rooftop Lounge

Up Rooftop Lounge is located on the top of the Fairfield Inn and Suites, and offers 360-degree views of the downtown Nashville skyline. Their cocktails are created by hand with fresh seasonal ingredients, while the lounge also offers quality food. Their kitchen is dedicated to supporting local sustainable farms and the atmosphere of the lounge is upscale and modern.
Address & Phone Number: 901 Division Street, Nashville, TN, USA. +1 615 690 1722

Cantina Laredo

Bar, Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
Cantina Laredo, Nashville
Cantina Laredo, Nashville | ©Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr
Cantina Laredo is an upscale Mexican restaurant that offers traditional Mexican food and drinks. The restaurant is kid friendly and offers a special kids menu, and their bar offers signature margaritas, mojitos, sangrias, cervezas, and tequila. Their portion sizes are very generous. Check out their Facebook page for seasonal specials, and stop in during happy hour for great deals.

Hops & Crafts

Hops & Crafts is a trendy beer taproom that features 36 different kinds of premium craft beers from around the country. Not sure what to order? Try their six pack sampler, where you can choose any six beers from their large collection. The taproom is located in a large warehouse-like building that is modern, simplistic, and chic, and they offer different specials for everyday of the week.
Address & Phone Number: 319 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN, USA. +1 615 678 8631

Station Inn

Opened in 1974, Station Inn is one of Nashville’s staples. In addition, it is also one of the best places in the world to hear bluegrass music. They host both new and upcoming bluegrass musicians as well as the big names in bluegrass – some of their most famous visitors have been Jimmy Martin, Bobby Osborne, and Alison Krauss. Come watch live music while enjoying a refreshing beer and slice of pizza.

Address & Telephone Number: 402 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN, USA. +1 615 255 3307


Restaurant, Central American, $$$
For a night out with friends, be sure to visit Sambuca. Large groups are welcome and they can make accommodations for up to 200 people. A diverse selection of live music changes every night, which can range from classic rock to jazz and everything in between. Be sure to visit the rooftop patio that overlooks the Nashville skyline.

Yazoo Brew Company

Yazoo Brewing Company opened their Nashville brewery in 2010, but before then the brewery had already made a name for itself. Before opening in Nashville, they had been selling their brews to local bars and restaurants. After winning multiple awards, such as a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival, they expanded and have now become known throughout the Southeast. In their Nashville brewery, they offer weekly tours throughout the facility.
Address & Phone Number: 910 Division St, Nashville, TN +1 615 891 4649

Jackalope Brewing Company

Friends Bailey Spaulding and Robyn Virball met in college and later realized that they wanted to own their own brewery. Later, they were joined by their friend Steve Wright and officially opened Jackalope Brewing Company. Their motto is ‘believe in yourself. Believe in great beer.’ In addition to their original brews, they sell handcrafted soaps made from their beer and hops. Look out for their Thursday night trivia and Saturday morning yoga.
Address & Phone Number: 701 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 +1 615 873 4313

Whiskey Kitchen

Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub, American, Fast Food, $$$
Whiskey Kitchen has been voted as one of America’s 60 Best Bourbon Bars by The Bourbon Review, and one of America’s Best Whiskey Bars by Fodor’s Travel. With an enormous selection of whiskeys, bourbons, ryes, and scotches, this is one of the top destinations in Nashville. The restaurant offers wood-fired pizzas and traditional pub food in addition to their extensive cocktail list.

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