The Best Places For Cocktails In Nashville, Tennessee

Photo of Chloe Hanschen
29 November 2016

Although Nashville is famous for its music industry, it also has a vibrant nightlife. Here is our guide to some of the trendiest cocktail bars in Nashville, Tennessee.

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The Patterson House

Reminiscent of an old-speakeasy, The Patterson House puts an upscale twist on old classics. Their cocktail list is extensive and their drinks are prepared with the upmost care. The ambiance is elegant, but inviting. For touring musicians and famous people coming through Nashville, this is one of the most popular stops. This is the perfect place for a special night out.

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Pinewood Social

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, so 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.

No 308

Featured in the New York Times, Southern Living, and numerous other publications, No 308 has certainly made a name for itself. Come here for great cocktails and a very casual setting. The bar includes an indoor area with a retro-modern setting and an outdoor patio. This trendy bar is a great destination for meeting new people because of their open atmosphere setting, plus, they’re open late every night of the week.

Jackson’s Bar And Bistro

Located near Vanderbilt University, Jackson’s Bar and Bistro is a popular option for drinks and late-night dining. Their casual and upbeat atmosphere makes this a very inviting bar. The restaurant is spread out between an outdoor (dog-friendly) patio and modern interior section. Be on the lookout for their specials to get great deals. Some of their specials include half-price wine bottles on Sunday (3pm-11pm), happy hour, and two-for-Tuesdays.


Holland House Bar And Refuge

Holland House Bar and Refuge has been featured in Southern Living, Food & Wine Magazine, and the New York Times. Their cocktails and food change based on the seasonal ingredients available to them. The casual atmosphere is reinforced by the warm hospitality of the restaurant. Holland House is spread over a large patio and a rustic interior, but be sure to make a reservation, as it gets crowded on the weekends.

The Sutler Saloon

The Sutler Saloon is decorated like a typical saloon with wood floors and furniture. Their quirky atmosphere is accentuated by cowboy boots hanging from the ceiling. Come here for great late night food and cocktails, and be on the lookout for their live performances, which are usually on the weekends.

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Located in Nashville’s historic Melrose Theater, Sinema is an upscale restaurant and bar. The original theater has been restored and the interior includes red velvet booths, brick walls, and famous music photography. The ambiance of the bar is elegant and inviting, definitely come here for a romantic evening. The dining room is known for its contemporary take on American cuisine and is located downstairs, and the bar with lounge seating is located upstairs.

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