UPDATED (7/19/16): It looks like the anticipation for the opening of Martin's Bar-B-Que's SoBro location is just going to have to keep building, as the official opening date has been pushed back yet again. Pitmaster Pat Martin posted the following message on the restaurant's Facebook page yesterday afternoon:
We're almost there, but we're not there yet! After many delays I'm sorry to say we've got another one we'll have to deal with. I'm now going to have to push our "next" opening date out 2 weeks to August 2nd and that is still pretty tentative as of now. Nashville is so popular we just have to wait our turn to be given the "O.K." to swing the doors open and start cooking. Please forgive us......believe me we're trying as hard as we can! Thank Y'all!
There's no more guessing as to when Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint's massive SoBro outpost will open its doors, as Tuesday, July
12 19 has now been tagged as the official opening date.
Pitmaster Pat Martin's much-anticipated restaurant, bar and live-fire playground is even bigger than imagined,
with The Tennessean reporting that the space rings in at nearly 22,500 square feet , with room for a whopping 773 guests in its main dining area, bar, private events space and the huge treed backyard beer garden, with a representative for Martin's telling Eater that the space rings in at approximately 13,000 square feet, with total seating for around 500 guests. The 4,500 square foot street level main dining area will seat 165, the 2,500 square foot private dining space will have room for 110 guests and the treed backyard beer garden will boast seating for 225 in approximately 5,500 square feet. The outdoor space will now also include a small stage for live music, along with the previously announced ping-pong tables, shuffleboard and darts.
The restaurant, which Martin plans to transition, along with the rest of his storefronts, away from pork shoulder to serving whole hog barbecue only within the next three to four years, will have 30 brews on tap, as well as wine and cocktail lists.
So now that an opening date is set, be sure to check back for more details as the project continues to come together.