We know why you’re really here: to party it up and celebrate your best friend’s (or your) last bash as a single woman. Enjoy this curated list of the best bars in Nashville, by neighborhood.
The best bars for bachelorette parties in Nashville
No bachelorette party is complete without rousing nights out on the town. But where to even begin when every Nashville neighborhood is brimming with fun bars and places to visit? We’ve compiled the best bars in Nashville and broken them down by neighborhood, so that you can filter by your destination. The following neighborhoods are included: Downtown and SoBro, Midtown, Germantown and East Nashville.
The best bars in downtown and neighborhoods
A note about this section – there’s so many fun bars in downtown Nashville. Walk up and down Broadway and you’ll hear hundreds of amazing musicians singing their hearts out. But to be real – they’re all pretty much the same – they’re nothing exciting.
You should definitely experience the honky tonks, but you won’t find them on this list. This list showcases some of the more unique bars in downtown Nashville.
Skull’s Rainbow Room
Skull’s is one of the Nashville originals, back from prohibition times. It eventually closed down, but reopened a couple of years ago, paying homage to the original. Swing by for delicious drinks, and stay late enough for the weekend burlesque shows.
The Whiskey Shot
This isn’t your regular bar…this is a guns a-blazing blast to the past bar. Walk in, grab a gun and start shooting.
Jane’s is a multi-level bar in Printer’s Alley with great drinks and delicious food. The downstairs area is dark and modern, while the rooftop bar is a bit more contemporary. Try the old fashioned when you swing by.
Rare Bird Rooftop Bar
Rare Bird is a beautiful downtown bar with a great view of the Nashville skyline. Sip on delicious craft cocktails while you take in the views and feel like a bird flying high.
The best bars in Germantown
Germantown is a quieter, more trendy area of Nashville located just outside of the bustling downtown. You will find several amazing restaurants and bars in this neighborhood.
Mother’s Ruin is an award-winning bar that opened in Nashville in 2019. It’s rotating cocktails are creative and delicious, accompanied by amped up bar food. The downstairs can get cramped, so come after 5 p.m. and see if upstairs has a bit more room.
The Goat is a great option for a relaxed atmosphere and a fun, casual meal before a big night out. The drink menu is very fun and unique, so don’t miss this on your Germantown tour.
Von Elrod’s is a spunky German beer hall right next to the baseball field in East Nashville. Choose from a large list of beer, wine and ciders. Hungry? Grab a pretzel to carry you through the night.
The Green Hour
The Green Hour is a speakeasy style absinthe bar that’s only open Thursday through Saturday in the evenings. It’s a chocolate shop by day and bar by night, when the green light is flipped on. Stop by for a delicious drink and a relaxed time. It’s a smaller spot, so may not be suitable for large groups.
The best bars in East Nashville
East Nashville is the quirkiest part of of Nashville with a very low key and artsy vibe. There are many great speakeasies and bars in this neighborhood.
Pearl Diver is a beautifully decorated Hawaiian-themed bar in East Nashville. The outdoor patio is adorable and a great photo opportunity. Add delicious cocktails and tasty treats to that and you’ve got a great night on your hands!
Chopper is a very unique concept bar: a robot themed tiki bar planted in the heart of East Nashville. They have a rotating menu of rum-forward tiki drinks and amazing ambience.
Attaboy is an offshoot from the famous NYC location, taking hold in East Nashville. It’s a speakeasy-esque spot where there is no menu. Just tell the bartender what you like and they’ll create something delicious just for you. Please note: this is a smaller, calm spot and is not suitable for rowdy groups.
The Crying Wolf
The Crying Wolf is a laid back bar with a vegan forward bar food menu (surprising considering the animal heads on the walls). The drinks are delicious, but strong, and there’s a killer DJ for some late night beats.
Rosemary Beauty Queen
Rosemary Beauty Queen (or RBQ for short) is known for killer beats and an amazing outside dance floor. The drinks are amazing (and strong) at this house-turned-club, so make sure that it’s on your list.
The best bars in Midtown
Midtown is just a stones throw from Broadway, and some of the honky-tonkness spreads to this neighborhood. This is a great option if you want to party more like the local twenty-somethings do.
The Ainsworth is a sports bar and restaurant in Midtown that’s a great place for a quick drink and a bite. It’s a classy turn on the normal sport’s bar with many great photo opportunities.
The Patterson House
The Patterson House is a classy, speakeasy-esque bar perfect for a relaxed, quiet drink in Midtown. The interior is beautiful and the service is unmatched, so don’t skip this when you’re on your trip.
Looking for casual vibes and great music? The Tin Roof is a locals hangout spot that’s full of fun. More often than not when you look in the window, people will be dancing on tables. What’s not to love about that?
Two Bits is an arcade bar with over 20 different old arcade games and video game consoles. Two Bits is perfect for a drink and an activity that isn’t listening to country music or dancing.