Some days call for a drink. Whether you’re unwinding after a long work week, catching up with friends, or watching your favorite game, it’s hard to beat a great happy hour spot where discounted food and drink abound. Luckily there’s no shortage of tempting happy hour options in Nashville, from swank hotel bars to neighborhood favorites and everything in between. Here are 15 of the best in town right now.Read More
Where to Celebrate Happy Hour in Nashville
Who doesn’t want a deal on drinks and snacks?
In East Nashville, Cafe Roze is holding it down with its Salt and Spirit happy hour Monday through Friday 4 to 6 p.m. Order from six different varieties of martinis for $8 each and glasses of prosecco for $5. Pair them with $1.75 oysters in a preserved lemon mignonette, $5 crudite, and $3 fries.
Lockeland Table’s Community Hour includes $4 drafts, $7 cocktail specials, and $7 snacks such as crispy pork belly tacos, Queso Fondito, and Tennshootoe ham and cheese arancini. There’s also an $8.50 kids’ menu. It’s all available from Monday through Saturday 4 to 6 p.m., with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the PTOs of schools in and around Nashville.
The Farm House owner Trey Cioccia’s Printer’s Alley cocktail den is an ode to a bygone era, both in menu and decor. Black Rabbit’s happy hour is Monday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m., offering $5 cocktails, two-for-one cans of beer, and sometimes even live music.
Also featured in:
Tucked right next to the entrance of the Dream Hotel, the cozy and plush Parlour Bar hosts happy hour Monday to Thursday 4 to 6 p.m. Along with two-for-one cocktails, grab $6 deviled eggs and $15 hot chicken sandwiches, burgers, warm crab dip, and spinach and artichoke dip.
Happy hour at Noelle’s below-street-level bar is choose-your-own-adventure. If golden hour drinks are your thing, you can find half-price wine, cocktails, and $7 to $10 bites Tuesday through Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. If you’re into nightcaps, the downtown Makeready offers the same special Thursday through Saturday 8 to 11 p.m.
Bringle’s Smoking Oasis
When the Nashville weather behaves, the sunny, breezy lawn at Bringle’s Smoking Oasis is the right call. A sibling to Peg Leg Porker BBQ, this Nations barbecue restaurant has massive TVs blasting the big game and cornhole to play while you down $5 Fireball shots and $20 domestic buckets of beer available all day, every day. But Thursday and Friday 4 to 7 p.m. you can also take $1 off drafts, well liquor, and the Pork and Stormy mule cocktail on tap.
Get a jump on the raucous downtown action with happy hour at Layer Cake, a fevered Barbie’s Dreamhouse right off Broadway. Specials run Monday through Thursday 3 to 6 p.m. on each of the venue's four floors, including $9 signature cocktails, $4 domestic beers, $5 house wine by the glass, and half off select appetizers like loaded duck fat tater tots, Buffalo chicken egg rolls, and hummus.
Also featured in:
Thistle & Rye
The Conrad’s half indoor, half outdoor bar in the West End makes a seriously good cocktail — and Wednesday through Sunday 4 to 6 p.m. you can try a weekly rotating specialty drink for $10. Cushion the booze with reduced-price apps like $8 bao buns and secret burger.
Also featured in:
Andrew Carmellini’s Nashville location of New York City restaurant the Dutch celebrates Social Hour at the bar only with a surprisingly robust menu of cocktail specials, wines by the glass, and a number of dishes under $10, including $2 oysters on the half shell with mignonette. Social hour is on Monday through Friday 5 to 7 p.m.
Hathorne’s Joyful Hour takes place in West Nashville Tuesday through Saturday 5 to 6 p.m. Find $8 classics, $10 signature cocktails, $2 off all glasses of wine, $10 off all bottles of wine, and $5 beers. Bar munchies at the former fellowship hall include marinated warm olives for $6, cheese fondue and focaccia bites for $7, and sorghum chicken and pickles for $9.
The ground-floor bar at Virgin Hotels Nashville is the rare unicorn of happy hours, offering discounted food and beverages every single day of the week from 5 to 7 p.m. Grab a $5 draft or $10 Aperol spritz or margarita to go with the dollar oysters on special. Afterward, head up to the rooftop pool to take in the expansive views of downtown at sunset.
For an Italian twist on early evening cocktails, Pastaria delivers with select apps, pies, and pasta priced under $20. Kids can also get a piece of the action with all children’s menu items priced at $10. On the drink menu: $8 glasses of house wine and draft prosecco, $11 Old Fashioneds and Aperol spritzes, and $4 draft beer. Happy hour runs Sunday through Thursday 5 to 6 p.m.
This clubby steakhouse in the Gulch caters to both early birds and late-night warriors with happy hour Monday through Friday 3 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 2 to 5 p.m., and Sunday to Thursday 10 p.m. to close. Fill up on a $3-$6-$9 menu that includes tater tots, oysters on the half shell, short rib quesadillas, Japanese wagyu tacos, popcorn chicken, signature cocktails, and bottles of Chimay.
pH Craft Cocktails
Wedgewood-Houston resident and first-time restaurant owner Marcus Capehart set up shop in mixed-use Six10 Merritt at the Finery in the summer of 2019, and pH Craft Cocktails is a fine destination for creative cocktails and food from fried green beans to cheeseboards. Happy hour is a strong one: Wednesday through Friday 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday 6 to 8 p.m. with $8 cocktails and $6 small plates.
Doing happy hour in Sinema’s lounge feels like being a star in a glamorous Hollywood movie. The scenery isn’t the only reason to check out the former Melrose Theater’s happy hour — Tuesday through Friday 5 to 7 p.m. you’ll find $8 classic cocktails, $7 select wine, and $5 draft beer in the upstairs lounge.