Some days, more than others, call for a drink. Whether unwinding after a long day, catching up with friends, or watching your favorite game, little can beat finding a great happy hour spot to serve as your go-to, where discounted food and drink abound. Luckily there is no shortage of happy hour options in Nashville, from swank hotel bars to neighborhood favorites. Here are 14 of the best in town right now.Read More
Where to Celebrate Happy Hour in Nashville
The best new happy hour menus for when 5 p.m. comes calling (sometimes well before 5 p.m.)
Monday through Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m., bar guests at Lyra can enjoy discounted bar bites, select cocktails, and select wine. Snacks on offer include tabbouleh salad, fatayer stuffed bread, a falafel platter, lamb butter fries, and more.
Pay a visit to Butchertown Hall in Germantown Monday through Thursday afternoons, 3 to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. and take advantage of their great happy hour specials. Not only will you find $6 cocktails and $4 beers, but you’ll also be able to sample some of their most popular food items (like queso) from $7 to $14 per plate.
Germantown restaurant Saint Stephen entices diners and drinkers with happy hour and patio vibes Tuesday through Friday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. The crowd comes for deals on wine, cocktails, seasonal punch, and cocktail carafes, and munches on bites including deviled eggs, burgers, and oysters served with mignonette, at the bar or on the patio.
The Farm House chef-owner Trey Cioccia’s Printer’s Alley cocktail den is an ode to a bygone era, both in menu and decor. Happy hour is Monday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., offering $5 cocktails and two for one cans of beer.
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Newly-opened New York transplant Boqueria brings more than just a famed menu of Spanish tapas to Fifth and Broadway — it brings a solid happy hour menu. From 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, there’s discounted wine, margaritas, and sangria (including a pitcher option) as well as snacks ranging from $4 to $10.
If Taco Tuesday isn’t enough to get your fill of Mexican food, head to Saint Añejo Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. for half priced pitchers of margaritas and buckets of beer. On Tuesdays, they do up the ante with half-priced tequila flights and 2-ounce tequila pours for the price of 1-ounce.
Andrew Carmellini’s Nashville offshoot of the Dutch now has “social hour,” at the bar only, and on the surprisingly robust menu of specials are cocktails, wines by the glass, and a number of food options, including $2 oysters on the half shell served with blood orange mignonette (seasonally). Social hour is on Monday through Friday, 5 to 7 p.m.
The former fellowship hall’s “joyful hour” takes place Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to 6 p.m. Find $8 classics, $10 signature cocktails, $2 off all draft beer, $2 off all glasses of wine, $10 off all bottles of wine, plus $5 beers. The Tuesday-only Hathorne Burger is also one of the best in the city.
The Gumbo Bros
The Gumbo Bros is the second location for a buzzed-about, Brooklyn-based Cajun/Creole restaurant, opened in the Gulch in Spring 2021. Happy hour offers a brief weekday escape to New Orleans courtesy of charbroiled oysters and ice-cold Abitas: Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. means half-priced apps, $7 wine, $6 well drinks, and $5 Abita beers, and on Thursdays, there are deals on oysters two ways from 4 p.m.
The Electric Jane
A new Nashville hotspot with a clubby vibe offers everything from an espresso martini garnished with a cannoli to cucumber margaritas and Bahama Mamas, as well as smash burgers, and Sicilian tomatoes on the food side. Specials on snacks and drinks, including beer and wine, range from $5 to $12, Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the bar.
The bar program at Henley isn’t playing around. And Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., you can sidle up to their square bar and partake in the fruits of their labor at a bargain price. Snacks are $6 and Manhattans are only $8.
The Chef and I
Now in its new location between Vanderbilt and Music Row, Chris and Erica Rains’s popular restaurant the Chef and I brings live music, happy hour menus, and a sushi bar to Midtown in sprawling, trendy space. Seven days a week from 4 to 6 p.m., the Chef and I serves cocktails of the week, wine and nonalcoholic beverage specials, and more at a discount.
pH Craft Cocktails
Wedgewood-Houston resident and first-time restaurant owner Marcus Capehart’s pH Craft Cocktails set up shop in mixed-use Six10 Merritt at The Finery in the summer of 2019, and is a fine destination for creative cocktails and food from fried green beans to cheeseboards. Happy hour is a strong one: Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. with $8 cocktails and $6 small plates.
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From 5 to 7 p.m. at Josephine, the oft-crowded, stylish destination from chef Andy Little, enjoy one of the city’s best burgers and bologna sandwiches alongside select cocktails and wine at a discount.
Happy hour in Sinema’s lounge feels like enjoying a cocktail as a star in a glamorous Hollywood movie. The scenery isn’t the only reason to check out Sinema’s happy hour — Tuesday through Friday, 5 to 7 p.m., you’ll find $8-$10 select cocktails.