Downtown Nashville gets a sprawling taste of Napa this spring with the arrival of an airy wine-on-tap bar planted atop the new Assembly Food Hall.
Plano, Texas-born Sixty Vines, the sustainability-centric wine bar and pizza spot that’s earned a dedicated following since 2016, has since added a pair of Texas locations in Uptown Dallas and Rice Village and another outpost in Winter Park, Fla. Its fifth location will open in mid-to-late May on the third floor of mixed-use Fifth + Broadway development. The 16,000-square-foot setup sports scenic views of Broadway and the Ryman Auditorium below (5055 Broadway Place).
At 100,000 square feet, downtown’s game-changing food hall that started coming to life in March is the largest in the country.
The sleek bar up top will offer 60 different wines on tap poured from kegs — promising a taste “as close as you can get to drinking straight from the barrel,” per a press release. Sixty Vines customers can sip wines by the flight, glass, or reusable bottle from a list that shows lots of love for grapes in California and Europe. Cocktails and local beers on tap will also be in the mix.
For food, hummus, wood-grilled shrimp, bacon-wrapped dates join a variety of charcuterie and cheese board options to start. An inventive parade of seasonal pies are topped with fig and prosciutto, spicy sausage, or marinated artichoke, garlic pesto, and white sauce. There’s also salads, pastas, and rotating mains like Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, and a Cabernet-marinated double patty burger.
Sixty Vines features a wine garden-like greenhouse patio, a private dining space, and full bar. The anticipated Assembly Food Hall fully comes to life in May with 30 new dining and drinking options featuring familiar Nashville names and new imports from other cities ranging from fast-casual Mediterranean to crepes, pizza, and cocktail dens, plus multiple music stages.
Sixty Vines’s Texas-based parent company FB Society is a multi-concept operator formerly known as Front Burner Restaurants. Each reusable keg contains about 26 bottles of wine at time and holds around 1,500 bottles over its lifespan. Along with touting a longer shelf life and temperature-appropriate pours, its eco-friendly keg model will save more than 50,000 bottles and corks from landfills in its first year in Nashville.