Nashville is no stranger to the speakeasy cocktail bar scene. While all the bachelorette parties go to Broadway, we hope the following bars offer you a calmer ambiance.
This East Nashville bar operates on a first come first serve bases from 5pm-3am, so expect there to be a little bit of a wait depending on when you go. What makes this bar such a gem is that there is no menu…only personalized drinks based on what you like and what you tell the bartender. If you don’t really know what kind of liquor you prefer, this might not be the place for you.
Old Glory is located in what used to be one of the largest steam cleaning facilities in Nashville. There is no sign, so look for the golden triangle off of Edgehill Avenue for the entrance. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 5-7pm and they are quickly becoming a Nashville favorite! Just in case that wasn’t enough to sway you, they have been featured in Playboy, The Travel Channel, Booze Traveler, and several local Nashville publications.
Located in Midtown, Patternson House was Nashville’s first craft cocktail bar. They have a small menu and break down their cocktails based on what kind of liquor you desire. Patterson House is a first come first serve establishment with a very heavy emphasis on the 20s/Prohibition Era.
Plot twist: you have to have a code to enter. How do you get this code you ask? Well, you have to know a member or someone who knows the code. And make sure you enter through the red phone booth. Men must wear a sports coat or a collared shirt. Here are their membership details.
Boasted as Noelle’s best-kept secret, it is a “playground for mixologists and creatives alike.” They usually do themed pop-ups that change often and leave you in awe. They're closed on Sunday and Monday.
Located in Printer’s Alley, Skull’s Rainbow Room offers something that hasn’t been found on this list…nightly burlesque on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. There is also live jazz music nightly and artists such as Elvis, Etta James, Patsy Cline, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Paul McCartney have performed here.
Located in Wedgewood Houston, Bastion is in the same family as Pinewood Social and Merchants. They are a 21+ only establishment that’s open Wednesday-Saturday. They have a small but artfully curated wine and cocktail menu with an ever-changing a la carte food menu.
Sip seasonal cocktails and enjoy shareable plates in a stylish moody atmosphere. For all those super cocktail fans sign up for their Cocktail Club Membership that offers so many great perks and benefits. Grab up to 10 of your friends and book one of their private cocktail classes.
This casual exotic hideout in East Nashville will make you wish you were on a beach sipping on your fruity cocktail. They offer small bites and a variety of tropical cocktails. Hawaiian shirts strongly encouraged but not required.
Not only is this a cocktail bar, but it is also a coffee bar! This Wedgewood Houston bar has been featured in multiple local Nashville publications. One tip: they have a dress code so make sure you check it out online before heading over!