Cocktail Bar in East Nashville

Image by Trisha Ping Lonely Planet

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 Nashville iteration of this tipple lab concocts flat-rate, off-the-cuff creations (no menu – drinks are personalized) chilled with block ice.

The best seat in the house is the curtained-off, reservation-only room, with its arched ceiling and low-slung banquettes.