Nashville Breweries Guide

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Nashville may be known for music, but it’s also full of startup and well-established craft breweries. As beer lovers quickly learn, every brewery has its own unique offerings—some have just a taproom with light snacks while others have a full kitchen and restaurant. Below you’ll find Nashville’s breweries listed in alphabetical order.

Breweries in Nashville


Bearded Iris Brewing

Bearded Iris Brewing, located in Germantown, 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. The taproom is kid-friendly and BYO food!

Neighborhood: Germantown

Must-Try Brew: Homestyle

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Black Abbey Brewing Company

Black Abbey, located in Berry Hill, has a taproom called Fellowship Hall, that is designed to look like a chapter house at a monastery and serves up a wide array of Belgian-style beers. Sit around with friends (and make new ones) while enjoying a pint and bites from their simple menu.

Neighborhood: Berry Hill 

Must-Try Brew: The Rose

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Blackstone Brewing Company

Blackstone Brewing, located in the West End neighborhood, is Nashville’s first craft brewery. The taproom, called The Taphouse, offers 16 beers on tap and has a food truck—known as the B-Stone Bus—that serves up old favorites from the brewpub.

Neighborhood: West End

Must-Try Brew: St. Charles Porter

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Czann’s Brewing Company

Czann’s, located in SoBro, keeps their crowd favorites on tap but also features seasonal brews throughout the year. The taproom is a great place to grab a few beers before a Nashville Predator’s game and/or a Nashville SC game!

Neighborhood: SoBro

Must-Try Brew: Czann’s Dunkelweizen

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Diskin Cider

Diskin Cider, located in Wedgewood-Houston, is a hard cider company that bridges the gap between wine and beer with their fresh and flavorful sweet cider. They have a handful of monthly events, offer a seasonal food menu, and private venue rentals. The 8,000 square foot warehouse space includes their tasting room, event space, outdoor patio, and full in-house cider production.

Neighborhood: Wedgewood-Houston

Must-Try Brew: Bob’s Your Uncle

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East Nashville Beer Works

East Nashville Beer Works, located in East Nashville, has a family-friendly beer garden and patio where you can enjoy smooth brews and play darts. Their food menu is fairly extensive, with a variety of appetizers, pizzas, salads, and desserts.

Neighborhood: East Nashville 

Must-Try Brew: Young Hickory

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Fat Bottom Brewing

Fat Bottom Brewing, located in The Nations, includes a full taproom and outdoor beer garden, collectively known as The HopYard. The HopYard is a family-friendly and dog-friendly destination that includes everyone’s favorite outdoor game, cornhole!

Neighborhood: The Nations

Must-Try Brew: Ida

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Harding House Brewing Co.

Harding House Brewing Co., located in The Nations, is a taproom-focused, hyper-local (which we love) brewery. Stop in to try a variety of brews ranging from the New Perspectives IPA to the Persevations roasty dark porter. You’ll want to add this spot to your list of breweries to scope out.

Neighborhood: The Nations

Must-Try Brew: Red Letter

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Honky Tonk Brewing Company

Honky Tonk Brewing, located in MetroCenter in North Nashville, actively supports (and gets inspiration from) the local live music scene. Stop in and try cold brews like the West Coast IPA and Blueberry Lemonade!

Neighborhood: North Nashville 

Must-Try Brew: Country Style IPA

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Jackalope Brewing Company

Jackalope, located in The Gulch, is a leading brand in Nashville, with their creative brews served all over town. The taproom offers up to sixteen year-round, small-batch, and seasonal brews; food trucks throughout the week! There’s also a coffee shop, ZolliKoffee, connected to the taproom so you can caffeinate or just chill out pre-drinking hours.

Neighborhood: The Gulch

Must-Try Brew: Bearwalker

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Little Harpeth Brewing

Little Harpeth Brewing, located in East Nashville, is known for German-inspired lagers. You’ve probably tried a Little Harpeth brew at one of the many local restaurants that carry them. Their taproom has an industrial feel, with tables and chairs surrounded by brewing equipment, kegs, and bags of brewing ingredients.

Neighborhood: East Nashville

Must-Try Brew: Chicken Scratch

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New Heights Brewing

New Heights Brewing Company, located in SoBro, is the brainchild of head brewer Jeff Fountain, who got a taste of the industry while working as a brewer at San Diego’s Mission Brewery. This small craft brewery is known for its delicious barrel-aged Sout and friendly staff!

Neighborhood: SoBro

Must-Try Brew: Coffee & Cream

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, located Downtown, has one of the best (and busiest) patios in Nashville, with a view of the city’s famous honky-tonks. Rock Bottom has about 20+ other locations around the U.S. and is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Neighborhood: Downtown

Must-Try Brew: Rock Bottom IPA

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Smith & Lentz Brewing Company

Smith & Lentz, located in East Nashville, was launched by Kurt Smith and Adler Lentz. The family-friendly and dog-friendly brewery feature a taproom, beer garden, and patio. If you like a good IPA or German-Pils, this brewery should be on your list!

Neighborhood: East Nashville 

Must-Try Brew: Melanie, From Cali

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Southern Grist Brewing Company

Southern Grist has two taprooms located in East Nashville and The Nations. Both locations are family-friendly, have great atmospheres, and serve up fresh, cold brews! Not sure what “grist” means? The definition is above the bar (and splashed across their homepage).

Neighborhood: East Nashville | The Nations 

Must-Try Brew: [Insert Juicy Pun]

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TailGate Beer

TailGate Beer has three locations in town, and you’re guaranteed to have a good time at them all. The Headquarters taproom, on Charlotte Pike, offers 30 house-brewed beers, gourmet pizza, and beer-centric events. Over on Music Row, you’ll find a massive patio and stage, more than 50 taps, and the biggest soccer fans around. Lastly, make sure to swing by the East Nashville taproom which is home to TailGate’s wild fermentation and barrel programs. In addition to all the craft beers, try the GooGoo Cluster dessert pie!

Neighborhood: West Nashville | Demonbreun Hill | East Nashville 

Must-Try Brew: TailGate Lager

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Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works, located in SoBro, prioritizes both the local community and eco-friendly brewing methods. Their two-story taproom is one of the best in town, with a ton of inside and outdoor space on each level. You can see the production of the brew through huge glass walls inside the taproom. Unlike most breweries in Nashville, Tennessee Brew Works has a full-time culinary team serving lunch and dinner.

Neighborhood: SoBro

Must-Try Brew: Southern Wit

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Yee-Haw Brewing Company

Yee-Haw Brewing Company is located in a joint space, 6th & Peabody, combined with Ole Smokey Distillery in SoBro. The outdoor beer garden, one of the best in music city, features a large screen TV, Prince’s Hot Chicken food truck, picnic tables, and games like corn hole, Giant Jenga, bocce ball, and more!

Neighborhood: SoBro

Must-Try Brew: Kölsch

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Taprooms Opening Soon

Turtle Anarchy

In 2016, family-owned Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company moved from Franklin to a 28,000-square-foot building in The Nations. Owners (and brothers) Mark, Andrew, and David Kamp have the new space up and brewing, but the taproom is still under construction. Until they announce an official opening date, you can stay up-to-date through their social media accounts.

Neighborhood: The Nations 

Must-Try Brew: Another Way to Rye

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Local Beer with a Cause

Jubilee Craft Beer Company

Jubilee is a wonderful company that donates 50% of its proceeds to the Oasis Center to help the at-risk youth of Nashville. You can find their well-known Randy’s IPA, brewed by Mayday Brewery in Murfreesboro, on tap at several local restaurants. While Jubilee isn’t technically a brewery, these are brews you can feel good about drinking.

Must-Try Brew: Randy’s IPA

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Breweries Just Outside of Nashville