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Rooftop Bar and Lounge Rare Bird Opens Tomorrow at Noelle

Take a first look at the space and the menus

The rooftop bar at Rare Bird
Caroline Allison

Just a little over three months after opening, downtown boutique hotel Noelle is preparing to get into the rooftop bar game, as Rare Bird, a cocktail lounge located above the 12th floor, opens tomorrow.

The 1,750-square-foot venue joins Makeready Libations & Liberation, Drug Store Coffee, and Trade Room as the fourth and final food and beverage outlet at the hotel. Offering up views of the Cumberland River, Nissan Stadium, and the Shelby Street Bridge, it features a covered bar with seating for 30 and open lounge seating for 50. Details include a zinc top bar and inverted wood slat ceiling by Tate Ornamental, leather and steel bar stools by Emil Irwin, and two outdoor fireplaces on opposing ends of the rooftop.

One of two outdoor fireplaces
Caroline Allison
The 30-seat covered bar
Caroline Allison
Lounge area and second outdoor fireplace
Caroline Allison

The full bar offers five cocktails, one beer, and two wines all on draft, along with a very small selection of additional cocktails, bottled brews, and wines by the glass or bottle. There will also be two drink machines churning out frozen rosé and riesling. The food menu offers cold dishes only, including charcuterie and cheeses, oysters, and ceviche. Check out the full menus below.

Planned hours are 4 p.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.