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If you landed here, I'll assume you have a basic understanding of the Enneagram. Scroll down to find a cocktail bar to complement every personality type.
The bar room’s clean design, sharp lines, and carefully curated cocktails will delight every one who enters. Reformers should choose the flume zoom, comprised of Old Forester Signature, Morenita Cream Sherry, Coffee Syrup, and Chocolate Bitters for made-just-right, drinkable perfection.
2 (The Helper) - Geist
Geist delivers a rush of romance with its drink garnishes, like the delicate flowers floating in the Pink 75, and in the courtyard and fireplace of Nashville’s only champagne garden. Twos feel a sweet sentimentality over the history of this restructured building and the generations who served in its blacksmith shop.
Threes feel like they’re on top of the world, or at least on top of Nashville, at L.A. Jackson’s rooftop bar. They’re likely to brush shoulders with high level executives staying in The Thompson Hotel below, and they’ll feel right at home as their eyes land on the vodka, grapefruit, lemon, and rosemary drink appropriately named the “Overachiever.”
Prone to high emotion and creativity, fours will adore this hotel bar accompanying the 21C museum hotel in downtown Nashville. With free exhibits open to the public year round, patrons may begin at the bar, take a stroll through the interactive art exhibits, and then head back for a second round of drinks.
5 (The Investigator) - The Fox
Tucked behind Mickey’s and Walden Bar, The Fox feels private and esoteric. If every five is like my best five friend, they’ll love The Fox for its intimate booths and detailed menu. Expect fives to invest their time in the menu, analyzing the spirited and adventurous sliding scales below each drink’s ingredients.
6 (The Loyalist) - Bastion
If you don’t know what you’re feeling, you’re feeling Bastion. Sixes, or as one of my friends describes them, “bundles of opposites,” will feel comfortable at Bastion whether they are wanting a casual nacho night or a libatious and lit evening with the whole gang. One visit and they’ll be loyal for life.
7 (The Enthusiast) - Attaboy
No seven can resist a night in the unknown with Attaboy. This menu-free speakeasy designs individual cocktails for every guest, so adventure-seeking enthusiasts experience delight at every turn.
8 (The Challenger) - Old Glory
As eights walk down the sweeping golden staircase, they can’t help but feel like the authoritative, commanding protagonist in F. Scott’s Great Gatsby. Dark alcoves, high ceilings, and a towering smokestack are a physical representation of the eight’s assertive and sometimes intimidating confidence.
Ever-ready to go along with everyone else’s whims, nines will know everyone’s happy at Nashville’s Pinewood Social. With bowling lanes, bocce courts, and dipping pools, nines can rest easy knowing their pals will find a drinking environment that fits their flavor.
Cristy Wicks, a Nashville Guide writer
Cristy splits her time between freelance marketing, eating all the queso at Taqueria del Sol, and facetiming her niece, Austyn. A Texas native and 7 on the enneagram, she loves testing out new restaurants and hosting parties with her husband in their home near 12 South.