As severe storms and tornadoes ripped right through Nashville after midnight while many were asleep, a number of restaurants sustained damage, and some were completely destroyed. East Nashville, Germantown, and Donelson seem to have sustained extensive structure damage, and nineteen people have lost their lives in the storms.
The following restaurants and bars have been reported to have sustained damage and are closed until further notice. This is a frequently updated list, but please check with a restaurant if you have specific questions about current status, as the situation is still very fluid. Please email Eater Nashville with any further details, fundraising efforts, and other related information.
Restaurants Affected/Closed in East Nashville
Attaboy — notable damage, closed until further notice
Basement East — extensive damage, closed until further notice
Beyond the Edge
Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish — extensive damage inside and out
Boombozz Pizza — extensive damage, closed until further notice
Burger Up — extensive damage, closed until further notice
Clean Juice — extensive damage, closed until further notice
Edley’s — slight damage, broken windows
High Garden Tea Room — extensive damage, wholesale shopping still available
I Dream of Weenie — power outages
Koi Sushi and Thai
Nashville Urban Winery — extensive damage, closed until further notice
Noble’s Kitchen and Bar — roof damage
Smith & Lentz — damaged, closed temporarily for repairs
Soda Parlor — extensive damage, closed until further notice
Restaurants Affected/Closed in Germantown/
312 Pizza Company — power outage
Bearded Iris Brewing Taproom — power outage
Christie Cookie Germantown — bakery sustained damage, closed until further notice
Cupcake Collection — no power, possible roof damage
Geist — extensive damage, closed until further notice
Jack Brown’s — “We wanted to keep our Jack Brown’s family and neighbors up to date on how we are doing after Monday night’s tornado. Incredibly, the joint sustained minimal damage. We are focused on getting the joint open as soon as possible while being sensitive to and helping those around us who have lost so much more. It’s likely we won’t reopen for at least two weeks and will keep you posted on updates.”
Red Bicycle — extensive damage, closed until further notice (at last post, “at least 6 months”)
Sedona Taphouse — closed due to power outage, serving free cheeseburgers daily from 1-4 p.m. until power is restored
Silo — sizable damage, closed until further notice
Waldo’s Chicken and Beer — minor damage, closed until further notice
Employees who are currently displaced from their job can contact email@example.com with needs. At the same time, if you are currently open for business and able to offer temporary employment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with opportunities. HospitaliltyTN is coordinating efforts to keep Nashville’s hospitality community employed while the city recovers.
This story will be updated frequently to reflect new details and ways to help. A GoFundMe has been set up for those in the service industry who have been affected. Donations can also be made through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which set up a Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund. To volunteer time, sign up with Hands On Nashville at hon.org and to take all donations except clothing to the Community Resource Center, located at 218 Omohundro Pl, Nashville.
*Here’s What to Know about the Tornadoes That Killed 19 in Tennessee [NC5]