Where to find cocktails in Nashville
Collected by Jennifer Justus, AFAR Local Expert
Though country music tends to give the town a bar and beer-drinking reputation (and yes, Nashvillians can get with that), cocktail lounges have lately been shaking up the scene.
407 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
This bar, along gritty Gallatin Avenue in East Nashville, serves expertly made cocktails like the Sam Malone with bourbon, rose vermouth, and cherry liqueur to a eclectic group of folks. The shotgun space has a long elevated bar on the right-hand...
1200 Clinton St #110, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Housed in the historic Marathon Motor Works, which turned out automobiles until 1914, Corsair makes and shares its range of spirits. Drop by the tasting room for sampling, and enjoy a cocktail in the festive, enclosed courtyard or hit the tap room...
935 W Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
This beautiful little bar and restaurant with chandeliers and exposed brick through plaster is a favorite in this enclave of East Nashville for its cocktails. And should you crave a change of scenery, The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden...
1711 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
A host will show you to your seat behind the thick velvet curtain at this gorgeous bar with expertly crafted cocktails. You’ll smell the house-made bitters and hear the clink of several kinds of ice created to best suit the cocktails as a wall of...
900 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
This bar on the bottom floor of the Adelicia Condominiums in Midtown is the first outpost of The Tippler in New York City. You’ll find a gorgeous space filled with gorgeous people of varying types such as a few famous faces, maybe, who keep homes...
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