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Take a First Look Inside Nashville’s New Negroni Slushie and Patio Destination

Parson’s Chicken & Fish hits Wedgewood-Houston this week with patio vibes and plenty of cocktails

The Windy City’s Parson’s Chicken & Fish finally opens its Nashville outpost on Wednesday, August 7 in Wedgewood-Houston.

The popular destination for boozy slushies, crispy fried chicken, and patio vibes opens its newest location at 425 Chestnut Street, seating 200 guests with indoor and outdoor space combined. Land & Sea Dept. teamed up with acclaimed Nashville-based architecture and interior design studio DAAD for a massive overhaul of the May Hosiery space (a sock mill, in its former life).

Similar to the Chicago locations, Parson’s Nashville outpost features a spacious, pet-friendly patio area, with plenty of umbrellas for shade and fans on the fully covered portion, for the last heated throes of summer.

Chef Hunter Moore’s menu here echos Chicago’s—obviously serving Parson’s signature fried chicken and fish—but also with lighter options like a vegetable club sandwich, ceviche, salads, and grilled Amish chicken.

Known as the home of the original Negroni slushie, Parson’s has a full bar and serves their own private labeled Parson’s beer, a collaboration with Chicago-based Revolution Brewing.

The popular Logan Square hang first opened in Chicago in 2013, then added a second location last year in Lincoln Park, before expanding outside the Windy City to Nashville.

Starting Wednesday, August 7, Parson’s Nashville will be open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Check out photos of the new fried chicken, boozy slushie, and patio destination below.


Parsons’s signage Sam Angel / Eater Nashville

Parson’s Nashville exterior building Sam Angel / Eater Nashville

Parson’s Nashville inside seating looking out over patio tables Sam Angel / Eater Nashville

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Parson’s Nashville picnic tables and umbrellas on the spacious patio
Plenty of umbrella-topped picnic tables occupy the spacious patio
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Merch corner
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Parson’s original button-o-matic
Parson’s original button-o-matic
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Ping-pong table and fully covered patio seating
Ping-pong table and fully covered patio seating
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