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The Essential Guide to Nashville’s Brewery Taprooms

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More and more, Nashville is becoming a beer-lovers destination, with nearly two dozen craft breweries calling it home and more on the way. Whether a lifetime local or a visitor, it's easy to appreciate the wide variety of craft beer available here. So check out this guide to the top Nashville-area breweries with taprooms.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

East Nashville Beer Works

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Located in an old warehouse, East Nashville Beer Works epitomizes the definition of a neighborhood brewery. On nicer days, the back patio is typically bustling with folks enjoying the local brews, playing games and eating pizza, salads, and appetizers.

Honky Tonk Brewing

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Located in the north Nashville/Metrocenter area, HonkyTonk Brewing Co. has been open since 2014, but it’s discreet taproom location still flies relatively under the radar. Brews include a honey blonde infused with orange blossom honey, a cherry berliner weisse, a chocolate stout, and more.

Southern Grist Brewing Company

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Founded by three Nashville transplants with a passion for brewing beer, Southern Grist opened on the east side in 2015 and added a second taproom in The Nations earlier this year. Both taprooms are open seven days a week, giving folks plenty of opportunity to try out the ever-changing and unique brews.

TailGate Brewery East

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TailGate Beer opened its third Nashville-area outpost in East Nashville this summer. The well-known local brewery also has locations in West Nashville and Music Row. The original West Nashville location is popular for its spacious indoor and outdoor seating areas, and its frequently hosted events.

Bearded Iris Brewing

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Germantown's first brewery, Bearded Iris opened in 2016 and has quickly made a name for itself with a small lineup of well-crafted beers. The kid-friendly taproom, which also has a welcome BYO food policy, is open seven days a week.

Smith & Lentz

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Open seven days a week, this East Nashville brewery offers a variety of beers from pilsners and lagers to IPAs and stouts. Patrons also enjoy the sizable outdoor seating area and selection of lawn games,

Little Harpeth Brewing

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If German lagers are a preference, Little Harpeth Brewing’s beers are worth a try. Turning out a number of German-style beers, Little Harpeth also incorporates Tennessee’s volunteer spirit by looking at ways to give back to the community and maintain green initiatives.

Corsair Brewstillery Taproom & Tasting Room

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Most people know Corsair as a distillery, but it is also a brewery. The original Marathon Village location brews a selection of high gravity beers. Corsair is open seven days a week and tours with tastings are available for $10 per person.

Fat Bottom Brewery

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Fat Bottom Brewery opened in East Nashville in 2012, but relocated to a much larger space in The Nations in 2017. The taproom is open seven days a week and serves its flagship brews, plus a rotating list of seasonal selections.

Czann's Brewing Company

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Though still a small operation, Czann's has grown both in fans and brews offered since opening in the SoBro/Gulch area in 2015.

Born in 1994, Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery is the oldest craft brewery in Music City. It relocated from its original West End location to 2312 Clifton Avenue in 2016. The taproom is open seven days a week and features 16 beers on tap.

Yazoo Brewing Company

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A Nashville tradition since 2003, Yazoo is one of the most visible local beers. Founder Linus Hall first started homebrewing in college in 1995, then after he relocated back home to the south he perfected his recipes and opened the brewery. The taproom is open seven days a week and welcomes tours Wednesday through Saturday.

Tennessee Brew Works

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Tennessee Brew Works is a hometown favorite because of its dedication to producing high quality beers. They use all local ingredients and the brewing process is more eco-friendly than traditional brewing systems. Try the Southern Wit beer with notes of pear and tangerine, or the spicier Basil Ryeman with pepper and fennel tones.

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Jackalope Brewing Company

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Located just south of downtown Nashville, Jackalope has become one of the most beloved and sought after beers in town. Founded with the goal of being a community-oriented brewery, Jackalope sponsors many fun local events. Try the Bearwalker Maple Brown Ale, a local favorite with chocolate and maple syrup notes.

New Heights Brewing Company

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New Heights Brewing Company has been open for just over two years, and its downtown taproom is a popular spot among both tourists and locals. The brewery offers a variety of beers, from pale ales and cream ales to stouts and IPA's — so there is a beer to please any palate.

Mill Creek Brewing Co.

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Nolensville-based Mill Creek Brewing Co. opened up a small taproom in 12 South earlier this summer. Visitors can enjoy the brewery’s five signature brews plus seasonal selections and snacks including small bites, salads, and burgers.

Black Abbey Brewing Company

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With a taproom reminiscent of a monastery, Black Abbey Brewing Company is one of the most eclectic breweries in town. The brewery’s theme is inspired by Martin Luther’s trailblazer attitude and his focus on fellowship and community. Located in south Nashville among a strip of warehouses, Black Abbey is a frequented after-work hang for friends and families. Try The Rose for a Belgian-style blonde ale or the POTUS 44 — it’s infused with coffee from Frothy Monkey.

Cool Springs Brewery

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Tucked away in a strip mall, Cool Springs Brewery is a bar, restaurant, and microbrewery, serving up five of its own brews made in-house.

Mantra Artisan Ales

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Chef Maneet Chauhan joined forces with former Cool Springs Brewery brewer Derrick Morse to create Mantra, a Franklin brewery and taproom pouring a host of unique offerings including sours, Belgian-style brews and other interesting seasonals. The taproom is open 7 days a week, making it easy to get that craft beer fix.

Mayday Brewery

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Located south of town in Murfreesboro, Mayday Brewery is open Wednesday through Sunday and serves a selection of year-round, seasonal, and small batch brews. Live music is a staple in the taproom on weekends.

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East Nashville Beer Works

Located in an old warehouse, East Nashville Beer Works epitomizes the definition of a neighborhood brewery. On nicer days, the back patio is typically bustling with folks enjoying the local brews, playing games and eating pizza, salads, and appetizers.

Honky Tonk Brewing

Located in the north Nashville/Metrocenter area, HonkyTonk Brewing Co. has been open since 2014, but it’s discreet taproom location still flies relatively under the radar. Brews include a honey blonde infused with orange blossom honey, a cherry berliner weisse, a chocolate stout, and more.

Southern Grist Brewing Company

Founded by three Nashville transplants with a passion for brewing beer, Southern Grist opened on the east side in 2015 and added a second taproom in The Nations earlier this year. Both taprooms are open seven days a week, giving folks plenty of opportunity to try out the ever-changing and unique brews.

TailGate Brewery East

TailGate Beer opened its third Nashville-area outpost in East Nashville this summer. The well-known local brewery also has locations in West Nashville and Music Row. The original West Nashville location is popular for its spacious indoor and outdoor seating areas, and its frequently hosted events.

Bearded Iris Brewing

Germantown's first brewery, Bearded Iris opened in 2016 and has quickly made a name for itself with a small lineup of well-crafted beers. The kid-friendly taproom, which also has a welcome BYO food policy, is open seven days a week.

Smith & Lentz

Open seven days a week, this East Nashville brewery offers a variety of beers from pilsners and lagers to IPAs and stouts. Patrons also enjoy the sizable outdoor seating area and selection of lawn games,

Little Harpeth Brewing

If German lagers are a preference, Little Harpeth Brewing’s beers are worth a try. Turning out a number of German-style beers, Little Harpeth also incorporates Tennessee’s volunteer spirit by looking at ways to give back to the community and maintain green initiatives.

Corsair Brewstillery Taproom & Tasting Room

Most people know Corsair as a distillery, but it is also a brewery. The original Marathon Village location brews a selection of high gravity beers. Corsair is open seven days a week and tours with tastings are available for $10 per person.

Fat Bottom Brewery

Fat Bottom Brewery opened in East Nashville in 2012, but relocated to a much larger space in The Nations in 2017. The taproom is open seven days a week and serves its flagship brews, plus a rotating list of seasonal selections.

Czann's Brewing Company

Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

Born in 1994, Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery is the oldest craft brewery in Music City. It relocated from its original West End location to 2312 Clifton Avenue in 2016. The taproom is open seven days a week and features 16 beers on tap.

Yazoo Brewing Company

A Nashville tradition since 2003, Yazoo is one of the most visible local beers. Founder Linus Hall first started homebrewing in college in 1995, then after he relocated back home to the south he perfected his recipes and opened the brewery. The taproom is open seven days a week and welcomes tours Wednesday through Saturday.

Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works [Official Photo]

Tennessee Brew Works is a hometown favorite because of its dedication to producing high quality beers. They use all local ingredients and the brewing process is more eco-friendly than traditional brewing systems. Try the Southern Wit beer with notes of pear and tangerine, or the spicier Basil Ryeman with pepper and fennel tones.