Best Cocktails in Nashville

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Nashville is known to have the best cocktail bars.
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Nashville is more than just country music and is quickly becoming one of the hottest restaurant and bar scenes in the country. Whether you are looking for a classic martini or a creative cocktail, Nashville will be able to quench your thirst.

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Places to drink & eat in Nashville

Patterson House is one of the original cocktail bars in Nashville.

The Oak Bar - Located in the Hermitage Hotel. The perfect spot to start your night with a martini before heading to Broadway or Printer's Alley. Be sure to sneak a peak in the men's bathroom while you are there, trust me.

Bastion - Located in Wedgewood-Houston. The bar adjacent to the amazing tasting menu restaurant serves some of the most creative cocktails. Pro tip: Order the nachos.

Patterson House - Located in Midtown and one of the original cocktail bars in Nashville serving up classic as well as an ever evolving menu of delicious concoctions.

Bay 6 - Located in East Nashville in a converted car wash along with several tasty food options.

The Fox - Located in East Nashville, this cozy cocktail bar serves one of the best espresso martinis in Nashville.

Golden Pony - One of the newer bars on the East side and is mid-century modern goals. Located in the growing Highland Yards with other restaurant and bar options.

Urban Cowboy Public House - Located in East Nashville, this charming bar has a cute courtyard to enjoy your drinks. Not to mention you can order a pizza from Roberta's while you're there.

L.A. Jackson - A rooftop bar located at the Thompson Hotel in the Gulch offers some of the best views of the cities. The drinks are delicious and also offered in a large format if you are with a group.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Adam Brien’s guide, 3-Day Guide to Food, Music & More in Nashville, TN.

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