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Nashville Is Having a Full-Out Wine Bar Moment

Oenophiles can delight in garden seating at a Victorian mansion, a new French wine bar, and a massive list and space on Broadway

By the Bottle Neighborhood Wine Bar is open Thursday through Sunday at Urban Cowboy
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After a long-lived hole in the Nashville market as far as wine bars go, Music City is finally having an oenophile’s magic moment. On the East side of town, there are a couple of new and upcoming options for those seeking solid wine options by the bottle or by the glass, in addition to one new option on Broadway’s most famous stretch.

Nashville Native Kate Cunningham’s By the Bottle Neighborhood Wine Bar opened back in May on the first floor of Urban Cowboy (1603 Woodland Street). Cunningham’s passion project is Nashville’s first-ever by-the-bottle-only wine bar, pouring a rotating selection of natural and sustainable wines priced at $25 and $45 (plus a few special occasion bottles) from the gorgeous 1898 Victorian mansion. By the Bottle is open Thursday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with parlor, front porch, and charming garden seating available (plus wine/pizza pairings featuring pies from the neighboring Roberta’s pop-up).

Later this summer, Melvil Arnt (Once Upon a Time in France) is opening his third French spot The Authentique at 925 Gallatin Road. The wine bar is Arnt’s lifelong dream and will serve a list comprised 50 percent of French wines alongside wine classes, beer, and a small food menu. Arnt has been busy since first opening their first French restaurant in East Nashville back in late 2019, which is wildly popular among locals for date night. He’s also opening Overlord on the East side this summer, a 1940s Bohemian-splashed European bar.

Dune Baydoun/The Authentique

Meanwhile, on Lower Broadway, Texas-based wine haven Sixty Vines opened in May at Fifth + Broadway — with cheese boards, fig and prosciutto topped pizzas, plus so many wine options by the glass (in various pour sizes). A bonus: stunning views of the Ryman (plus a prime perch for people-watching below on Broadway).

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Know of another new wine bar in town? Email us at nashville@eater.com and give us a tip.

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