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Attaboy Owners Are Reviving Recently Shuttered East Side Institution

Edgefield Bar and will reopen this fall with a light refresh and a new name

Edgefield Sports Bar

Recently shuttered essential East Nashville dive Edgefield Sports Bar and Grill has new owners — and will open in ‘early fall’ with a light refresh and a new name, according to a press release.

Snagging the keys to the much missed East side treasure? That’d be Michael McIlroy, Sam Ross and Brandon Bramhall - the award-winning New York bar owners who launched Attaboy Nashville in 2017.

Plans to reopen at 921 Woodland Street are to reopen the watering hole in early fall, and the trio promises they’ll deviate from their renowned cocktail style in to stay true to the tradition of the beloved dive bar.

They promise a no-frills venue that’ll serve cold beer, good music, and great spots, just as locals have been accustomed to for the last 25 years. With the reopening, they say Nashville can expect food served seven days from lunch until ‘very late’, friendly staff, pool tables and games as a staple.

This is the fourth bar for McIlroy and Ross – after Attaboy, rated among the top five cocktail bars in the world, its offshoot Attaboy Nashville and Diamond Reef in Brooklyn.

“Edgefield was proudly nothing fancy, loved for its pool tables, clean toilets and generous shots of liquor. That’s what we loved every time we came to the bar. Why ruin that?” McIlroy says.

Ross added, “It will be all beer, whiskey, and good times.”