A bar-within-a-bar is slated for the underground space in 8th Avenue South’s The Sutler Saloon, adjacent to The Melrose Billiard Parlor.
Owner Austin Ray says the underground cocktail bar at 2600 8th Avenue South will be a standalone brand and destination. Details are still in development, but Ray says to look for a space for groups of all sizes, as well as an approachable cocktail menu—with ingredients that don’t require a dictionary.
Rambler is the newest project for Nashville-based hospitality group A.Ray Hospitality, of local restaurants M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers, The Sutler, Melrose Billiard Parlor, and Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House.
Rambler, The Sutler, and Melrose Billiard Parlor are owned by A.Ray Hospitality and Joe Parkes, Jr., David Parkes, and Gary Parkes of The Parkes Companies.
The “cellar,” which was never officially named, had previously served as a speakeasy bar and private event space since The Sutler opened in September 2014.