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A Look Inside Fat Kat Slim’s, Eighth Avenue’s New 1950s-Style Diner

And check out these really cool bathrooms

Fat Kat Slim’s, a ‘50s style diner serving nostalgic comfort food and tunes, opens later this month in the former Pour House space at the corner of 8th Avenue South and Division Street.

The two-story restaurant and bar at 730 8th Avenue South comes from Manny Hatz, alongside Paul Cercone and Christopher Weber of Earnest Bar & Hideaway (formerly Hemingway’s), and Bonnie Valentine.

Once open, expect jukebox hits, neon lights, and clean 50s decor while eating classics from chef Larry Carlile, (formerly of Earnest Bar & Hideaway). Upon entering, diners are greeted on the left by a large mural of a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, and neon lights shining throughout the retro diner.

Upstairs, a late-night industry members-only bar called “the Attic” will offer bites and drinks for those getting off shift.

Fat Kat Slim’s will serve breakfast all day, in addition to a lunch and dinner menu with diner favorites like burgers, fried chicken, and meatloaf. The small and straightforward cocktail menu features a list of five martinis — each involving less than five ingredients.

Fat Kat Slim’s is expected to open in the next two weeks before a big grand opening party (complete with a pop-up tattoo shop, live music, classic cars, motorcycles, and pin-ups) on November 23,

Take a look inside the space (and see some of the menu items and cocktails) below.


Sam Angel / Fat Kat Slim’s

Sam Angel / Eater Nashville



Sam Angel / Eater Nashville


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Sam Angel / Eater Nashville






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