Nashville drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Old Glory

A towering smokestack rises altar-like in a corner of this steampunk speakeasy. Tucked off an alley inside Edgehill Village, the space was a laundromat boiler room in the 1930s. Today the exposed brick, industrial p…
Top Choice Coffee in Downtown & the Gulch

Barista Parlor

Nashville's best artisan coffeehouse has enlisted an old stereo shop in the Gulch for its downtown location, but the exquisite espresso – courtesy of an $18,000 hand-built Slayer coffee machine – is every bit as mem…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Germantown & North Nashville

Bearded Iris Brewing

Its entrance at an otherwise nondescript Germantown warehouse marked by a parked military transport Unimog, our favorite Nashville craft-brew taproom gives off one impression: hardcore! Beer fiends flock to the chan…
Top Choice Teahouse in East Nashville

High Garden Tea

With shelves stacked high with jar upon jar of exotically named teas and spices, this bewitching shop would look quite at home between the wand store and the potion purveyor in Harry Potter's Diagon Alley. Let staff…
Cocktail Bar in East Nashville

Attaboy

New York City's famed Attaboy is one of the bars credited with the entire modern craft-cocktail movement – its cocktails are accorded near mythological status by connoisseurs. The minimalist speakeasy-style East Nas…
Coffee in East Nashville

Barista Parlor

Unrepentantly hipster coffee joint housed inside a huge former transmission shop in East Nashville. Some of America's best beans are put through processes no one but fiendish coffee nerds would understand (V60, Kone…
Craft Beer in Wedgewood-Houston & South Nashville

Craft Brewed

Nashville's beer and home-brewing bulwark, this taproom stocks 32 rotating taps of the region’s best brews, as well as the equipment to make a few yourself. Bring a growler to fill, or stick around and have a pint o…
Cocktail Bar in East Nashville

Urban Cowboy Public House

Set behind Nashville's hottest B&B (also bearing the Urban Cowboy name), this 2016 newcomer is hotter than the 16ft tall double-sided outdoor fireplace and adjacent fire pit, which serve as the centerpiece of an…
Microbrewery in Downtown & the Gulch

Czann's

On an overcast Sunday afternoon, the taproom feels like the Cheers bar. Staff and locals are chatty, and the not-too-hoppy beer is easy to sip over a lazy hour or two. Don't like dark beers? Try the Oatmeal Stout an…
Distillery in Wedgewood-Houston & South Nashville

Corsair Distillery & Headquarters

The post-tour samples at Corsair Distillery are generous – and sometimes 90 proof. This small-batch distiller and high-gravity brewery takes their craft seriously, but also has fun experimenting. Quinoa whiskey anyo…