In the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood has sat a dive bar of various sorts for years at 1401 4th Avenue South. Lucky’s 3-Star, the small bar’s newest iteration, celebrated its grand opening yesterday to coincide with the NFL Playoffs.
Featuring vintage sports and beverage memorabilia, the main attraction is a hand-crafted back bar by Lucid Woodworks. Other touches such as in-booth tvs, glass-bricked windows, and billiard themed decor offer guests a unique sports bar experience tipping its hat to a by-gone era.
The affordable menu is simple, but far from basic. Served on Martin’s potato rolls, specialty hot dogs like the Curry Dog (Japanese curry, garlic, and potato), the Lucky Dog (pimento cheese, potato chips, and pickled red onion), and the Seattle Dog (cream cheese, sriracha, grilled onions) join classics like the Chicago Dog and Coney Dog. Vegetarian options are also available. Thin crust pizzas by 312 Pizza Company along with snacks of Frito Pie, nachos, and hot pretzels round out the food offerings.
Boasting the “second coldest beer in town!”, bottles, cans, and drafts of everything from Coors Banquet to Lucky’s Blonde specially made by East Nashville Beer Works are on the regular. Highballs also top the list of offerings, priced approachably at $8 each.
Brought to you by one of East Nashville’s Pearl Diver co-owners, Jamie White told reporters “It’s a here we go again” feeling after new restaurant restrictions were set by Mayor Cooper late last year. Daily hours are contingent on mandates.
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