When the innovative concept of Pinewood Social was originally announced in May 2013, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Talks of a swimming pool, bowling alley, and coffee bar all in one spot made us question how brothers Ben and Max Goldberg were going to pull this one off.
We got the pleasure of grabbing a sneak peek of Pinewood Social, which opens to the public on Wednesday, December 4th, and let’s just say, it’s better than we could have ever imagined. The new multi-activity hangout spot will definitely be a must-try in Nashville. Pinewood Social is located in one of the trolley barns in Rolling Mill Hill (check it out on the map) and boasts 13,000 square feet.
When you walk into Pinewood Social, you find a welcoming host and hostess stand. Immediately to your left is a Crema Coffee Bar — yes, Crema inside Pinewood Social — which opens at 7am on weekdays. Coffeehouse frequenters are encouraged to set up shop to work and meet. There is a long library-like table with lamps and plugs for laptops, a super comfy sectional, and several other seating options.
Just past the coffee area, the main room opens up to a massive 360° copper-topped bar and several dining booths and tables. The bar has ample seating with 30 bar stools surrounding it, and the bartenders do everything in plain sight. The bar area is surprisingly separate from the dining booths and tables. The wraparound booths line the two side walls and there are tables throughout.
Let’s talk food and drinks. You start off with complimentary still or sparkling water – getting fancy with the bubbly H20. The menu is simply sophisticated with delicious, creative items on every page. The full menu is on one clipboard, including coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktails, beer and wine. Each page has a select number of food items, all thoughtfully placed. We enjoyed the fried broccoli (appetizer), Marinated Beet Salad, and Mushroom Pot Pie. There are extensive cocktail, beer, wine and liquor options. Our meal was complimented nicely with the Jackalope Leghorn RyePA and The Humble Magnificent. Don’t forget to try the after-dinner coffee drinks like the Easy like Sunday Morning drink, which is a cortado with Fernet and Demerara (decaf can be requested). See all the menus.
Let’s get to the vintage bowling alley lanes. Pinewood Social has six restored bowling lanes taken from Bowl-O-Rama in Indiana. Vintage ball returns and scoring tables will complete the feel of vintage bowling. Shoes will be available for free and lanes will be $40 per hour with a 6 person maximum. That’s only $6.66 a person for an hour of bowling — totally worth it.
Not only is there bowling, but there are private karoake rooms that hold a maximum of 8 people. The outdoor swimming pool, pool bar, bocce ball court, cabana seating and courtyard are in-the-works, and should be complete by spring 2014. Pinewood Social has definitely lived up to their moto “A Place to Meet,” and we can’t wait to spend more time there.
Official Open Date: Wednesday, December 4th at 7am
Address: 33 Peabody Street, Nashville, TN 37210
- Monday: 7am to 1am
- Tuesday: 7am to 1am
- Wednesday: 7am to 1am
- Thursday: 7am to 1am
- Friday: 7am to 1am
- Saturday: 9am to 1am
- Sunday: 9am to 1am