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East Nashville Bar Rosemary Now Open in Five Points

It’s been in soft opening mode since the end of April

Rosemary in Five Points
Eater Nashville

Half of a set of new bar concepts is now open in the Five Points area of East Nashville, as Rosemary quietly opened its doors at the end of April.

Located in a historic house at 1102 Forrest Avenue, managing partners Jim O’Shea and Andrew Mischke, along with 16 other investors, have been working on the project since first cryptically teasing it out to the neighborhood last spring. Mischke tells Eater that they decided “to open as ‘softly’ as possible because we had and still do have a number of kinks to iron out.” But he states that they will begin operating on their standard schedule later this week, 4 p.m. until close seven days a week.

Rosemary’s opening drinks menu consists of a short set of house cocktails, all ringing in at $10, along with an additional set of shots and staff favorites, with prices ranging from $6 to $10. A small by-the-glass wine list is also available.

As for the food, Chuck Anderson has parked his mobile food trailer Death from a Bun permanently in Rosemary’s backyard, offering a menu of bao buns, soba noodles and sides, with prices coming in between $3 and $9.

Rosemary, previously described as “a low-key hang ‘where it feels like you’re at a nice dinner party at your friends’ cool old house in East Nashville,’” features an interior space with a variety of seating including bar, banquettes and a living room area. Exit out the back and you enter a large outdoor hangout with various seating options, old-growth trees and string lights overhead.

Mischke tells Eater that they currently do not have any updates on the opening of Beauty Queen, which will be located in the property’s back garage and has been described as “a sort of Studio 54 meets CBGB bar[.]” So be sure to check back for more updates.