The much anticipated East Nashville Butcher and Bee outpost is inching closer and closer to opening, and now Eater has your first look inside as the restaurant begins to take shape in the former Fluffo Mattress property.
This new iteration not only promises an expanded version of the Charleston, S.C. original's menu, but is already a major upgrade in terms of the space itself, nearly tripling in size. The high-ceilinged restaurant will offer seating for 80 to 100 in a wide variety of options: large banquettes, two-tops, kitchen counter and dedicated bar seating, a large indoor communal table and bench and communal seating on the shared rear courtyard patio.
But easily the most interesting and unique element of the restaurant's design is a built-in lofted bar with room for 15 guests, perched over two 10-seat banquettes at the front of the space.
Other design elements include a large open kitchen with wood-burning grill, a dedicated barista station, polished concrete flooring, poured concrete bar tops with tile backing and work both inside and out from Sideshow Sign Co. So take a look around, and be sure to check back frequently as an opening announcement should just be around the corner.