It’s opening day for long-delayed Twilight Tavern, bringing West Nashville a new laid-back option for pub food, craft beers, and spirits.
Twilight (5303 Charlotte Avenue), which slides into the space formerly occupied by Bajo Sexto Taco Lounge, is scheduled to start pouring at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 22. Along with 32 beers on draft, Twilight boasts a full bar. A specialty cocktail menu is in the works, a bartender tells Eater.
The dive bar comes from Hardy Ross, the co-owner of the longstanding Broadway Brewhouse bars, who owns the property with his wife Elisabeth.
The no-frills opening lineup includes sandwiches, appetizers (wings), and salads starting at $6.99, a bartender tells Eater. Ed Arace, the head chef at the multiple Brewhouses, lent a hand in creating the accessible menu.
It’s unclear what the renovation from its former life as Bajo Sexto entailed, but Ross told the Nashville Post he wanted to go the “wood and casual” route. They originally hoped to debut Twilight last summer. The team updated fans about opening delays on Facebook this month, along with a random post of a Kiss video.
Hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight.
Chef-restaurateur Jonathan Waxman closed Bajo Sexto Taco Lounge there a year ago, and its original location inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum remains open.