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Where to Cool Off in Nashville With Boozy Frozen Drinks

Beat that end of summer in Nashville heat with one of these icy libations

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Ah, summertime in Music City — when a ride on a pedal tavern or even a quick trot from the house to the car can end in a massive pond of sweat. These 14 boozy frozen libations (obviously along with a healthily-functioning a/c unit) can help bring down that body temperature during these final throes of summer. Pools and donut float are not included, sadly.

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Walden Bar

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The popular East Nashville bar has created a sweet frozen drink, the Melon Dramatic, made with Hendricks Gin, watermelon, lime, and mint. 

Pearl Diver

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Tons of tiki favorites and tropical vibes await at East Nashville’s first relaxed island lounge. Bartenders here blend up everything from classics like pina coladas and daiquiris — to a rum and grapefruit Floridita — and namesake Pearl Diver, with blended rum, orange, and West Indies spices.

Chopper

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The East side’s newest tiki bar is Chopper — a hush-hush tropical hideout brimming with futuristic robot technology. Thirsty non-robot visitors can find frozen drinks like painkillers, daiquiris, and pina coladas all on offer in fun glassware with crazy straws for sipping.

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Edley’s Bar-B-Que

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Edley’s didn’t invent barbecue or the Bushwacker, but they do a bang-up job at making both. And the popular Nashville milkshake-like libation is just $5 on Wednesdays here.

Nashville Urban Winery

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The East Nashville hotspot known best as a winery can do much more than pour a glass of their wine—they have a full menu and a bar, plus four icy libations that are ideal for summer days such as these. There’s basic frosé, frozen sangria, and bonus “brosé” and “mangria” for those for requiring more masculine drink names.

Von Elrod's Beer Garden & Sausage House

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Sure, Von Elrod’s focuses heavily on beer—but don’t sleep on washing down those sausages and giant pretzels with a frozen paloma or slushy blueberry lemonade.

The Band Box at First Tennessee Park

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When asking Nashvillians their go-to frozen drinks around town, many of them immediately cite The Band Box. The outdoor venue at First Tennessee Park serves a George Dickel Whiskey and Coke Icee and a Field of Dreamsicle featuring Pickers blood orange vodka. And both pack quite a punch.

Party Fowl

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There’s a whole menu of seven boozy slushies to explore at the popular purveyor of creative hot chicken dishes. Whether at the original location, Murfreesboro, or the newest outpost in Donelson, consider the grown-up’s cherry limeade or the bourbon banana banshee—a piña colada with Tennessee twang.

Rare Bird

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The trendy rooftop bar at Noelle features a rotating frozen drink of the day. Whether a frozen mimosa, frozen rose, or another icy refresher, the views and the vibes are hard to beat.

Frozen drink in front of the Nashville skyline Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

Acme Feed & Seed

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Sweet tea is undeniably the drink of the southern states. But the deep south, if one had to sip it in boozy form, would probably taste a lot like the “mule kicker” at Tom Morales’ tri-story Broadway bar complex. With Acme’s moonshine slushie that blends in Mello Yello, thirsty bar-goers can choose to add a flavored Ole Smokey floater for further fun. There’s also a favorable frozen rose.

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Pinewood Social

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The outdoor poolside frosé served at Strategic Hospitality’s Pinewood Social is anything but basic. Here the slushy sipper gets an upgrade with grapefruit and pisco.

The avocado margarita at the plant-based restaurant is one for the books. Don’t knock it until trying the balanced blend of avocado, lunazul reposado, lime, agave, and orange juice. It’s finished with a whisper of orange dust, cilantro, and a lime salt rim.

Saltine Restaurant

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Boasting one of the prettiest new interiors in town, Saltine also slings some lovely cocktails. Frozen offerings range from the zombie with light and dark rum, grapefruit, cinnamon, and hibiscus to their own take on an icy hurricane with house grenadine.

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M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers - Melrose

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Another Nashville take on the classic bushwacker is M.L.Rose’s aptly named whipwacker. Listed appropriately on the menu as a dessert, the whipwacker is a doozy, involving whipped cream vodka and comes crowned with a second dose of whipped cream.

Walden Bar

The popular East Nashville bar has created a sweet frozen drink, the Melon Dramatic, made with Hendricks Gin, watermelon, lime, and mint. 

Pearl Diver

Tons of tiki favorites and tropical vibes await at East Nashville’s first relaxed island lounge. Bartenders here blend up everything from classics like pina coladas and daiquiris — to a rum and grapefruit Floridita — and namesake Pearl Diver, with blended rum, orange, and West Indies spices.

Chopper

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The East side’s newest tiki bar is Chopper — a hush-hush tropical hideout brimming with futuristic robot technology. Thirsty non-robot visitors can find frozen drinks like painkillers, daiquiris, and pina coladas all on offer in fun glassware with crazy straws for sipping.

Sam Angel / Eater Nashville

Edley’s Bar-B-Que

Edley’s didn’t invent barbecue or the Bushwacker, but they do a bang-up job at making both. And the popular Nashville milkshake-like libation is just $5 on Wednesdays here.

Nashville Urban Winery

The East Nashville hotspot known best as a winery can do much more than pour a glass of their wine—they have a full menu and a bar, plus four icy libations that are ideal for summer days such as these. There’s basic frosé, frozen sangria, and bonus “brosé” and “mangria” for those for requiring more masculine drink names.

Von Elrod's Beer Garden & Sausage House

Sure, Von Elrod’s focuses heavily on beer—but don’t sleep on washing down those sausages and giant pretzels with a frozen paloma or slushy blueberry lemonade.

The Band Box at First Tennessee Park

When asking Nashvillians their go-to frozen drinks around town, many of them immediately cite The Band Box. The outdoor venue at First Tennessee Park serves a George Dickel Whiskey and Coke Icee and a Field of Dreamsicle featuring Pickers blood orange vodka. And both pack quite a punch.

Party Fowl

There’s a whole menu of seven boozy slushies to explore at the popular purveyor of creative hot chicken dishes. Whether at the original location, Murfreesboro, or the newest outpost in Donelson, consider the grown-up’s cherry limeade or the bourbon banana banshee—a piña colada with Tennessee twang.

Rare Bird

Frozen drink in front of the Nashville skyline Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

The trendy rooftop bar at Noelle features a rotating frozen drink of the day. Whether a frozen mimosa, frozen rose, or another icy refresher, the views and the vibes are hard to beat.

Frozen drink in front of the Nashville skyline Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

Acme Feed & Seed

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Sweet tea is undeniably the drink of the southern states. But the deep south, if one had to sip it in boozy form, would probably taste a lot like the “mule kicker” at Tom Morales’ tri-story Broadway bar complex. With Acme’s moonshine slushie that blends in Mello Yello, thirsty bar-goers can choose to add a flavored Ole Smokey floater for further fun. There’s also a favorable frozen rose.

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Pinewood Social

The outdoor poolside frosé served at Strategic Hospitality’s Pinewood Social is anything but basic. Here the slushy sipper gets an upgrade with grapefruit and pisco.

AVO

The avocado margarita at the plant-based restaurant is one for the books. Don’t knock it until trying the balanced blend of avocado, lunazul reposado, lime, agave, and orange juice. It’s finished with a whisper of orange dust, cilantro, and a lime salt rim.

Saltine Restaurant

Brad W./Yelp

Boasting one of the prettiest new interiors in town, Saltine also slings some lovely cocktails. Frozen offerings range from the zombie with light and dark rum, grapefruit, cinnamon, and hibiscus to their own take on an icy hurricane with house grenadine.

Brad W./Yelp

M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers - Melrose

Another Nashville take on the classic bushwacker is M.L.Rose’s aptly named whipwacker. Listed appropriately on the menu as a dessert, the whipwacker is a doozy, involving whipped cream vodka and comes crowned with a second dose of whipped cream.

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