Atlanta indie beer darlings Monday Night Brewing are spreading their wings again — this time, north, to Music City. The new, stylish urban taproom, dubbed Monday Night Preservation Society, is located in the Neuhoff development in the eastern part of Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood.
Monday Night Brewing already operates two locations in Atlanta and one in Birmingham, Alabama. The new Nashville taproom is the first to open in the super cool building, which sits within a 14-acre waterfront development on the west bank of the Cumberland River. The taproom, now easily one of Nashville’s most impressive spaces to drink a beer, was constructed in the 1920s as a meatpacking facility.
Inside, the taproom is a beautiful, raw space. Concrete pillars are layered with exposed brick below lofty 20-foot ceilings. The lounge nook is complete with vibrant, retro lounge chairs and trendy leather sofas, with communal high tops and tables filling the rest of the space. The back of the taproom also features a stage, so expect live music soon.
The outside area is a series of patios complete with communal tables, railings with ledges to place your drinks, Adirondacks around a small but effective grassy area, and of course, cornhole boards. The diamond in the rough is the semi-enclosed seating area adjacent to the patio. This side of the venue appears as if it’s in a building purgatory that leaves you wondering if the space was ever finished, but thankful that it never will be. A soft, warm glow emanates from hanging bulbs enclosed in yellow cages of construction lights, while string lights radiate through the remainder of the patio, resulting in a most charming spot for evening beers.
Because one can’t exist on sexy new digs alone, especially in an established craft beer scene, Monday Night Brewing dug deep in their beer stash, bringing quite the impressive selection of beers from their arsenal to share with their new Nashville pals. With 24 beers on display, various IPAs accounted for one-third of the selection. The remainder of the menu was smartly rounded off with a multitude of style offerings, mixing in flagship beers that can be found at most grocery chains. Their creatively special, small-batch beers ran the flavor spectrum from funky to tart, crisp to fudgy, and hoppy bitterness to dessert sweetness. These beers might startle the average beer drinker palates, but they are completely worth exploring. The must-try standouts include Schwaka (foeder-fermented Pilsner), Imaginary Grace (three-year blended koelship beer), and Darker Subject Matter (bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout).
Whether you want to grab a flight of beers while on a bachelorette trolley, or if you’re looking for a space to simultaneously work and enjoy a brew, the space lends itself to it all. With various hard seltzers, fun slushies, wine, and a handful of tasty cocktails, you won’t feel out of place if you’re not a beer drinker because this is a beverage house as much as it is a brewery taproom. There’s also a healthy dose of non-alcoholic drinks available for your designated driver and a small selection of snacks (from a cheese box and knotty pretzels to cookies and GooGoo Clusters) to munch on.
Monday Night Preservation Society Nashville is now open Monday through Thursday, noon to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight, and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.