The Absolute Best Sports and Rooftop Bars In Nashville

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Looking for the best sports bars or rooftop bars in Nashville?  Look no further because I have put together the ultimate list of sports bars in Nashville whether you are a local, here on business, or hanging out with your girls for the ultimate bachelorette party. 

I have you covered if you are looking for a laid-back bar without all of the frills and thrills or you are looking for a swanky upscale bar.

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My list of bars in Nashville will have you hanging out until the wee hours of the morning at some of the best sports bars in Nashville.

Nashville is becoming the sports capital of the south! From the NFL draft, Titans game day, Predators hockey league, and the SEC Media Days have relocated to Music City.

There are plenty of Nashville bars for everyone to sit back and watch whatever sport they are into. 

Best Bars in Nashville

The Best Sports Bars In Nashville

Here are the best sports bars in Nashville to watch a game or two and knock back a few rounds of craft cocktails or bud light.

You will find not only my top sports bars but also a list of the best rooftop bars, the best bars in downtown Nashville and a list of my favorite restaurants in Nashville.

The Absolute Best Sports and Rooftop Bars In Nashville

Whether you are a loyal Titans fan, a Nashville transplant rooting for a hometown team across the country, or a die-hard college football aficionado doesn’t matter — My list of top sports bars in Nashville offer copious amounts of ice-cold beer, craft cocktails food, and wall-to-wall televisions.

George Jones

Located on 2nd Avenue, The George Jones has a stunning rooftop area that includes one of the longest bars in Nashville. Enjoy live music, a dedicated Smokehouse menu, and views of the Cumberland River and Nissan Stadium so you will right in the thick of things.



37 Rutledge St
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 256-6565

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Husk offers Diners a meal in the 19th-century Italianate mansion that was once home to Nashville’s mayor is a trip through history that includes the city and the South’s culinary rise to fame.


2316 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 292-7766

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Josephine is my favorite restaurant in Nashville!  Josephine has its own take on American farmhouse cuisine spiced with the chef’s Pennsylvania Dutch upbringing and classical French cooking techniques.

The same way that Little’s famous scrapple dish is an amalgam of the parts of the pig that didn’t make it into the sausage, his cooking is a melange of styles that results in stunning dishes like perfectly braised pork cheeks over grits and lawd, if you have never tasted pork cheeks let me bless you!

Henrietta Red

1200 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 490-8042

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Henrietta Red is divided into three discrete areas each with a different vibe.  The bar near the front door offers impromptu happy hour so you can enjoy the nightly cocktail special.

 The outdoor patio is a first come first serve and the gorgeous dining room offers views into the dual kitchens. 

The first kitchen is for cold plates of shellfish and the second kitchen is where the vegetable and seafood dishes are prepared in the woodfired oven.

Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack

123 Ewing Dr #3
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 226-9442

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The godfather of Nashville hot chicken — inspiring hours-long lines that literally wrap around the building and KFC is trying to get in on the hot chicken craze.

Prince’s has over 70 years and a James Beard Award so I doubt if they are worried about the imposters because as the old saying goes imitation is the best form of flattery.

Margot Café & Bar

1017 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 227-4668

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Margot Cafe & Bar draws inspiration from rustic French and Italian influences, Chef Margot McCormack took a chance on East Nashville in 2001 and her restaurant continues to thrive in the ever-evolving Music City dining scene.

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@smfchicken pot pie anyone? Sunday supper starts at 5!

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Pinewood Social

33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 751-8111

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Pinewood Social is a super cool spot if you need somewhere to grab a cocktail while working or you have a little downtime for play.  

The living room area has tons of eclectic sofas and chairs for those who want to just chill bury their heads in their computers but the restaurant also offers comfort food, craft cocktails, a bowling alley, and in the summer guest can hang out by the pool.

Slim and Husky’s

911 Buchanan St
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 647-7107

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The community is at the heart of Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria, a Nashville eatery founded by three friends dedicated to giving back to underserved neighborhoods.

Tennessee State University grads Clinton Gray, Derrick Moore, and Emanuel Reed struck a chord with Nashville diners when in 2017.

The guys opened their first casual pizza restaurant in a historically black North Nashville neighborhood that’s largely been left out of the city’s dining boom.


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‘PREAM•ish Spicy Red Sauce + Spicy Pepperoni + Premium Pepperoni + Pulled Italian Sausage + Green Peppers + Mushroom + Red Onion + Got 5 Cheese 🌾

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Conclusion of The Best Bars In Nashville

While Nashville, Tennessee is known as Music City and is renowned for its honky-tonks and stellar music venues that attract artists of every genre the city is now at the top of every list as the new “It” city for your next vacation. 

Nashville offers everything from historic honky-tonks to friendly dives and creative cocktail bars. 

I searched Nashville for the absolute best bars and restaurants so you don’t have to guess where to go when visiting Music City.  

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  1. Heads up, I think you posted the same paragraph twice in the beginning. I dont drink but I would go to the bar just for food. I enjoy Nashville hot chicken but I didnt go to Prince. I just know I have to get the mild flavor because my mouth was on my fire. L27 looks good as well. Even though I dont watch football I would attend the experience, it looks fun

  2. I had no idea that people travel to attend the draft nor that it had an extensive schedule of events. Thanks for composing this list. I’ll be sure to refer to it when i book a trip to Nashville

    1. The draft is a big deal and people come from all over to attend the draft and enjoy the festivities. Nashville is on everybody’s list of places to go in 2019.

  3. Tavern for delicious fries and Crow’s Nest for a juicy burger! These are just two of at least six rooftop bars I have now added to my list to visit in Nashville next time I’m there….and I’m not an NFL fan so I’ll simply just go to eat and take in the ambiance! Amazing foodie finds…thanks for putting this awesome list together Tomiko.

  4. YESSSS! What a great idea for a post. Rooftop bars, good food + all the glitz and excitement of the NFL draft sounds like the perfect combination. I need one of these guides for New York City, but Nashville looks pretty darn epic.

    1. People are always google Best rooftop bars and best sports bars. Get your SEO on and create a guide for NYC and I would love to link to it.

    1. Nashville is apparently the place to move to and visit because we are overcrowded. Lots of good restaurants, bars, and plenty of stuff to do

  5. I haven’t visited Nashville, but in my line of work, there’s always conferences there. Hopefully, one day I will get to go and try out some of these spots.

  6. I’ve never been to Nashville! you have me excited to give the city a visit! If I go I will check out some of these spots.

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