Nashville Breweries Guide

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There has been a lot of brewery news in Nashville. Fat Bottom Brewing and Turtle Anarchy are headed to The Nations and Little Harpeth Brewing now has a taproom! Also, rumor has it that Blackstone Brewery is opening a taproom at their current brewing facility located on Clifton Avenue; they will have a taproom, urban orchard, hop yard, and apiary.

Nashville is known for music, but it’s also becoming a city filled with start-up and well-established craft breweries. If you’re a beer connoisseur, here’s your guide to all the awesome breweries in Nashville!

As you know, some breweries have just a taproom with light snacks while others have a full kitchen and restaurant. Below we’ve divided them into breweries with taprooms and breweries with restaurants so you know what to expect.

Note: Yazoo, Jackalope, and Tennessee Brew Works are all within about a half a mile of each other. So if you want to go to a few different breweries in Nashville, these might be the best option. You can walk between Yazoo and Jackalope really easily.

Breweries in Nashville

Breweries / Taprooms

Yazoo Brewing Company

Yazoo produces amazing craft beer sold at pretty much every restaurant and store around Nashville. The taproom located in the Gulch offers brewery tours, or you can just sit down and hangout. It has an outdoor patio for nice days and a big inside area with a bunch of tables. There are usually a couple food trucks serving grub right outside the taproom.

Must-try Brew: Yazoo Pale Ale

Taproom Hours:

  • Wednesday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday: 2:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday: Noon – 6:00pm

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Jackalope Brewing Company

Jackalope Brewing Company has become a leading brand in Nashville with their brews served all over town. The taproom is always full of fun people playing jenga or trivia (on Thursday nights). There’s also a coffee shop, Zollikoffee, connected to the taproom so you can grab something to eat or still chill at the taproom pre-drinking hours.

Must-try Brew: Bearwalker (Maple Brown Ale)

Taproom Hours:

  • Monday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tuesday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday: Noon – 8:00pm
  • Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm

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Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works is making a huge splash in town for being one of the newer breweries to join the scene. They definitely have one of the best taprooms in town. The taproom is two levels with a ton of inside and outdoor space on each story. You can see the production of the brew through huge glass walls inside the taproom.

Must-try Brew: Cutaway IPA (India Pale Ale)

Taproom Hours:

  • Monday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tuesday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Saturday: Noon – 10:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Little Harpeth Brewing

Little Harpeth Brewing opened their taproom in East Nashville in 2015. Little Harpeth has been brewing beer since 2012 and is known for their German-inspired lagers. You’ve probably tried a Little Harpeth brew at one of the many local restaurants that carry them. The Little Harpeth Brewing taproom is more on the industrial side since tables and chairs are surrounded by brewing equipment, kegs, and bags of brewing ingredients.

Must-try Brew: Chicken Scratch (American Pilsner)

Taproom Hours:

  • Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Friday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Sunday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

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Fat Bottom Brewing

Fat Bottom Brewing started in East Nashville, but is currently in the process of moving to The Nations neighborhood. Stay tuned for a look inside the new space and further details!

Must-try Brew: Ida (Golden Ale)

Taproom Hours:

  • Coming Soon!

Southern Grist

Southern Grist Brewing Co., a micro-brewery and taproom, opened in early 2016 in East Nashville. Southern Grist’s taproom has capacity for about 40 beer lovers, including nine spots at the bar, a large group table, several four-top tables, and an additional bar along the window. Just in case you don’t know what “grist” means, the definition is above the bar.

Must-try Brew: Nashville Mule (Sour Ale) 

Taproom Hours:

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Friday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm

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Bearded Iris Brewing

Bearded Iris Brewing opened in Germantown in early 2016. Bearded Iris has an eclectic atmosphere. There’s a large bar with about a dozen bar stools, black and white checkered flooring, extravagant light fixtures, and a variety of comfortable seating options.

Must-try Brew: Habit (India Pale Ale)

Taproom Hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday: Noon – 11:00pm
  • Sunday: Noon – 8:00pm

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The Black Abbey Brewing Company

Black Abbey is located a little off the beaten path compared to the other breweries in Nashville. However, they have some of the best beer in Nashville, so it’s worth the trip! It’s also starting to appear on more and more tap walls around the city.

Must-try Brew: The Rose (Belgian-style Blonde)

Taproom Hours:

  • Wednesday: 3:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 3:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday: 3:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday: Noon – 8:00pm
  • Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm

TailGate Brewery

TailGate Brewery has a tasting room unlike any other. It’s sort of a taproom and growler refill station in one. You can also get a bunch of other local beer on tap, too. The tasting room features 20 taps including TailGate beer and Tennessee beers. Also, every Nashville brewery has a dedicated tap handle. We love the local support TailGate Brewery exudes. Check ’em out!

Must-try Brew: Grapefruit IPA (India Pale Ale)

Address: 7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209

Taproom Hours:

  • Monday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tuesday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday: 3:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday: Noon – 11:00pm
  • Sunday: Noon – 9:00pm

Czann’s Brewing Company

Czann’s Brewing Company has a taproom located in SoBro and is open Thursday through Sunday. Czann’s will always have their crowd favorites on tap, but will also feature seasonal brews throughout the year.

Must-try Brew: Czann’s Dunkelweizen (Dark Wheat)

Address: 505 Lea Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

Taproom Hours:

  • Wednesday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Friday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 1:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm – 7:00pm

HonkyTonk Brewing Co.

HonkyTonk Brewing Co. opened its taproom in 2014 and is located in MetroCenter. Along with fresh, cold brews on tap, they also have an awesome food menu. You’ve got to try the “No Trash in My Trailer,” which has grilled Pimento cheese, smoked turkey, and ham served on waffled bread for $7.50.  See the menu.

Must-try Brew: HonkyTonk IPA (India Pale Ale)

Address: 240 Cumberland Bend, Nashville, TN 37228

Taproom Hours:

  • Wednesday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Smith & Lentz Brewing

Smith & Lentz Brewing is a newer brewing company in the Nashville craft world. Kurt Smith and Adler Lentz are the gents behind these brews. If you like a good IPA or a German-Pils, this brewery should be on your list. They officially opened their taproom in late 2015 in East Nashville.

Must-try Brew: Kama Simtra (India Pale Ale)

Address: 903 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206

Taproom Hours:

  • Tuesday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday: 2:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday: Noon – 11:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm – 8:00pm

East Nashville Brew Works

East Nashville Brew Works is another newer brewery on the scene. They have a nice beer garden and patio where you can enjoy their smooth brews. Their food menu is also fairly extensive, with a variety of apps, pizzas, salads, and desserts.

Must-try Brew: Young Hickory (Porter)

Address: 320 East Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 37207

Taproom Hours:

  • Monday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tuesday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Taprooms Opening Soon:

Turtle Anarchy

Turtle Anarchy is currently moving from Franklin, Tennessee to Nashville. They have outgrown the facility in Franklin so the 28,000 square foot building in The Nations is the next step for them. Construction started in March 2015 and we can’t wait for an open date to be announced. Get ready to visit another great brewery in Nashville! New location: 5901 California Avenue, #105, Nashville, TN 37209

Get more details.

Local Beer with a Cause:

Jubilee Craft Beer Co.

Jubilee Craft Beer Co. is a wonderful company that donates 50% of proceeds to the Oasis Center to help the youth of Nashville.  Jubilee beers are brewed by Mayday Brewery in Murfreesboro so they aren’t technically a brewery, but these are brews you can feel good about drinking. You can find Jubilee’s well-known “Randy’s IPA” on tap at several local restaurants.

Breweries / Restaurants

Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery is located off West End and is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Blackstone Brewery is also opening a new taproom at their current brewing facility located on Clifton Avenue; they will have a taproom, urban orchard, hop yard, and apiary. You can also find their brews at a ton of restaurants and bars in town as well as bottled in stores. See hours and menus.

Must-try Brew: St. Charles Porter

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery is located off Broadway in downtown Nashville. Though it’s not unique to Nashville (there are about 30+ other locations around the U.S.), Rock Bottom still serves up some tasty brews and food. It’s open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. They have one of the best patios in Nashville with a view of all the honky tonks on Broadway. See hours and menus.

Must-try Brew: Rock Bottom IPA

 Breweries Just Outside of Nashville

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