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10 Great Spots to Drink Cocktails in East Nashville

Good news: finding a good cocktail in East Nashville is easy.

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If you’re looking for good cocktails and don’t want to venture far to get them, head to East Nashville where quality libations are abundant. In fact, 10 of the area's best cocktail destinations are within a mile of each other. So regardless of whether you want a casual, upscale or trendy vibe, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at one of these top spots.

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1. Bar No. 308

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407 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 650-7344
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Broken down by lighter vs. strong cocktails on the menu, you can find a drink with just the right amount of punch to satisfy your needs. If you like sweet drinks try the mule, made with sweet tea moonshine, lemon, mint and ginger. Want something a little heavier? The “Salt of the Earth” has scotch, cocchi rosa, salt and a lemon twist for a strong taste.

2. Cafe Margot

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1017 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 227-4668
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Drink at one of East Nashville’s most beloved restaurants, Margot, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by its affordable prices. You’ll find a seasonally rotating cocktail menu with a mix of liquor and prosecco based drinks.

3. Eastland Cafe

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97 Chapel Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 627-1088
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The cocktails at Eastland Café are always delicious, but even more so during happy hour on weekdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Take your pick of cocktails or martinis for $5. If you miss happy hour you can still find a selection of thirst-quenching drinks.

4. Holland House Bar & Refuge

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935 W Eastland Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-4190
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Cocktails at the Holland House take a while to make, but the process is part of the experience. Sit at the bar and watch the bartenders carefully crafting each cocktail with extreme precision. Holland House has a large cocktail menu with house favorites and classics. Try their pimm’s cup—it’s one of the best in town.

5. Lockeland Table

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1520 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 228-4864
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Lockeland Table is a great place to grab a drink with your neighbors. This neighborhood bar has a good selection of cocktails, plus two different bar areas where you can enjoy your drink. Drinks change often, so you can keep coming back and never get tired of your drink.

6. Mad Donna's

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1313 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 226-1617
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With some of the best drink specials in town, Mad Donna’s cannot be missed on the list of cocktail hotspots in East Nashville. Its margaritas and variations of the long island iced tea are always 2 for 1, so you can drink double and save half as much money.

7. Rumours East

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1112 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-5346
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Rumours East is known for its great wine selection, but what many people don’t know is its cocktail list is one of the best in town. Try the “Summer of Kikujiro,” made with Japanese whisky, green tea syrup, and sake, among other things.

8. The Crying Wolf

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823 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
(800) 938-3425
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This hip hotspot is a great place to go for a moonshine cocktail and a burger. Sit on their big, open patio or inside the cavernous bar.

9. The Treehouse Restaurant

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1011 Clearview Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
Who doesn’t want to drink in a treehouse? Stop by The Treehouse for a cocktail and mix your childhood with your favorite libation. The margarita is made with egg white, giving it a light taste unlike the usual. Sweet tea fans should try the giving tea, made with bourbon and hibiscus tea.

10. Two Ten Jack

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1900 Eastland Ave #105
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 454-2731
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Looking for a drink to go with your ramen or sushi? Two Ten Jack serves up a selection of unique and refreshing cocktails. Try the Tokyo barbee for a sweet champagne-based drink mixed with peppercorn syrup. It’ll give you that kick you’ve been craving.

1. Bar No. 308

407 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Broken down by lighter vs. strong cocktails on the menu, you can find a drink with just the right amount of punch to satisfy your needs. If you like sweet drinks try the mule, made with sweet tea moonshine, lemon, mint and ginger. Want something a little heavier? The “Salt of the Earth” has scotch, cocchi rosa, salt and a lemon twist for a strong taste.
407 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

2. Cafe Margot

1017 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
Drink at one of East Nashville’s most beloved restaurants, Margot, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by its affordable prices. You’ll find a seasonally rotating cocktail menu with a mix of liquor and prosecco based drinks.
1017 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206

3. Eastland Cafe

97 Chapel Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, Nashville, TN 37212
The cocktails at Eastland Café are always delicious, but even more so during happy hour on weekdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Take your pick of cocktails or martinis for $5. If you miss happy hour you can still find a selection of thirst-quenching drinks.
97 Chapel Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Nashville, TN 37212

4. Holland House Bar & Refuge

935 W Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Cocktails at the Holland House take a while to make, but the process is part of the experience. Sit at the bar and watch the bartenders carefully crafting each cocktail with extreme precision. Holland House has a large cocktail menu with house favorites and classics. Try their pimm’s cup—it’s one of the best in town.
935 W Eastland Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

5. Lockeland Table

1520 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
Lockeland Table is a great place to grab a drink with your neighbors. This neighborhood bar has a good selection of cocktails, plus two different bar areas where you can enjoy your drink. Drinks change often, so you can keep coming back and never get tired of your drink.
1520 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206

6. Mad Donna's

1313 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
With some of the best drink specials in town, Mad Donna’s cannot be missed on the list of cocktail hotspots in East Nashville. Its margaritas and variations of the long island iced tea are always 2 for 1, so you can drink double and save half as much money.
1313 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206

7. Rumours East

1112 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
Rumours East is known for its great wine selection, but what many people don’t know is its cocktail list is one of the best in town. Try the “Summer of Kikujiro,” made with Japanese whisky, green tea syrup, and sake, among other things.
1112 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206

8. The Crying Wolf

823 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
This hip hotspot is a great place to go for a moonshine cocktail and a burger. Sit on their big, open patio or inside the cavernous bar.
823 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206

9. The Treehouse Restaurant

1011 Clearview Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Who doesn’t want to drink in a treehouse? Stop by The Treehouse for a cocktail and mix your childhood with your favorite libation. The margarita is made with egg white, giving it a light taste unlike the usual. Sweet tea fans should try the giving tea, made with bourbon and hibiscus tea.
1011 Clearview Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

10. Two Ten Jack

1900 Eastland Ave #105, Nashville, TN 37206
Looking for a drink to go with your ramen or sushi? Two Ten Jack serves up a selection of unique and refreshing cocktails. Try the Tokyo barbee for a sweet champagne-based drink mixed with peppercorn syrup. It’ll give you that kick you’ve been craving.
1900 Eastland Ave #105
Nashville, TN 37206

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