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.

Note: Yazoo, Jackalope, and Tennessee Brew Works are all within about a half a mile of each other (you can easily walk between Yazoo and Jackalope). If you want to visit several breweries in one outing, this is a great option.

Breweries in Nashville

Bearded Iris Brewing

Bearded Iris Brewing, which opened in Germantown in early 2016, 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. Bring your own food, kids, and pets, and check out their happy hour every weekday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Address: 101 Van Buren Street (map)

Must-Try Brew: Habit (India Pale Ale)


  • Monday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tuesday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday: 2:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Black Abbey Brewing Company

Black Abbey is located a little off the beaten path, in South Nashville, but is well worth the trip. Their taproom, called Fellowship Hall, was 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) at one of the five large tables while enjoying a pint and bites from their simple menu. Black Abbey’s beers are also starting to appear on more and more tap walls around the city.

Address: 2952 Sidco Drive (map)

Must-Try Brew: The Rose (Belgian-style blonde)


  • Monday: 3:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Tuesday: 3:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 3:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 3:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday: 2:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Blackstone Brewing Company

Formerly known as Blackstone Restaurant & Brewpub, Blackstone Brewing is Nashville’s first craft brewery and recently underwent a makeover. It closed its restaurant on West End but kept the taproom at its brewing site (called The Taphouse) and added a food truck—known as the B-Stone Bus—that serves up old favorites from the brewpub. You can also find Blackstone brews at a ton of restaurants and bars in town as well as bottled in stores.

Address: 2312 Clifton Avenue (map)

Must-Try Brew: St. Charles Porter


  • Monday: 4:00pm – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 4:00pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 4:00pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 4:00pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 2:00pm – 6:00 pm

Czann’s Brewing Company

Czann’s has a small taproom located in SoBro that is open Wednesday through Sunday. They keep their crowd favorites on tap but also feature seasonal brews throughout the year. In July 2017, it was announced that a hotel will be built where Czann’s currently sits; Czann’s owner Ken Rebman says he plans to relocate but no further details have been released.

Address: 505 Lea Avenue (map)

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


  • Wednesday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Friday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm – 7:00pm

East Nashville Beer Works

East Nashville Beer Works is another newer brewery on the scene. They have a family-friendly beer garden and patio where you can enjoy their smooth brews; there’s also a dedicated area to play darts. Their food menu is fairly extensive, with a variety of apps, pizzas, salads, and desserts.

Address: 320 East Trinity Lane (map)

Must-Try Brew: Young Hickory (Porter)


  • 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

Honky Tonk Brewing Company

Honky Tonk Brewing, located in MetroCenter, opened its taproom in 2014. True to its name, Honky Tonk actively supports (and gets inspiration from) the local live music scene. Along with fresh, cold brews on tap, they also have an awesome food menu—try the “No Trash in My Trailer,” which has grilled pimento cheese, smoked turkey, and ham served on waffled bread.

Address: 240 Cumberland Bend (map)

Must-Try Brew: Honky Tonk IPA


  • Wednesday: 4:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 4:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday: 4:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Fat Bottom Brewing

Fat Bottom Brewing was born in East Nashville in 2012 and moved to a 33,000-square-foot facility in The Nations in early 2017. The expansion allowed owner Ben Bredesen to turn Fat Bottom into a sprawling community-minded space, which includes a full taproom and outdoor beer garden/patio with cornhole (collectively known as The HopYard). Make sure to swing by for happy hour, Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

Address: 800 44th Avenue North (map)

Must-Try Brew: Ida (Golden Ale)


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

Jackalope Brewing Company

Jackalope has become a leading brand in Nashville, with their creative brews served all over town. The taproom offers trivia on Thursday nights, live music on Sundays, and 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.

Address: 701 8th Avenue South (map)

Must-Try Brew: Bearwalker (Maple Brown Ale)


  • Monday: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tuesday: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Little Harpeth Brewing

Little Harpeth Brewing, known for their German-inspired lagers, opened their taproom in East Nashville in 2015 but has been brewing beer since 2012. 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.

Address: 30 Oldham Street (map)

Must-Try Brew: Chicken Scratch (American Pilsner)


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

New Heights Brewing

New Heights Brewing Company 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. The brewery opened in 2016, quickly getting on taps and shelves throughout the area. They may be new(ish) in town, but don’t underestimate the Cali influence.

Address: 928 5th Avenue South (map)

Must-Try Brew: New Heights IPA


  • Monday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Friday: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday: noon – 9:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm – 7:00pm

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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

Address: 111 Broadway (map)

Must-Try Brew: Rock Bottom IPA


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

Smith & Lentz Brewing Company

Smith & Lentz is a newer brewing company in the Nashville craft world, launched by Kurt Smith and Adler Lentz. If you like a good IPA or German-Pils, this brewery should be on your list. They officially opened their taproom in late 2015 and currently host events like Brew & View, a free monthly double-feature movie screening complete with popcorn.

Address: 903 Main Street (map)

Must-Try Brew: Sock Tan Pale Ale


  • Monday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tuesday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Southern Grist Brewing Company

Southern Grist, a microbrewery and taproom, opened in early 2016 in East Nashville. Their taproom has a 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. Not sure what “grist” means? The definition is above the bar (and splashed across their homepage).

Address: 1201 Porter Road (map)

Must-Try Brew: [Insert Juicy Pun] (Double IPA)


  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thursday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm

TailGate Beer

TailGate Beer has two locations in town, and you’re guaranteed to have a good time at both. The Headquarters taproom, on Charlotte Pike, offers 30 house-brewed beers, gourmet pizzas, and events like can-release parties. Over on Music Row, you’ll find a massive patio and stage, more than 50 taps, and the biggest soccer fans around. In addition to all the craft beers, try the GooGoo Cluster dessert pie.

Headquarters: 7300 Charlotte Pike (map)
Music Row: 1538 Demonbreun Street (map)

Must-Try Brew: Grapefruit IPA



  • Monday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tuesday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Wednesday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm– 11:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Music Row

  • Monday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:00am – 11:00pm
  • Friday: 11:00am – 1:00am
  • Saturday: 11:00am – 1:00am
  • Sunday: 11:00am – 11:00pm

Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works, which joined the Nashville brewing scene in 2013, 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. See the menu. 

Address: 809 Ewing Avenue (map)

Must-Try Brew: Country Roots (Sweet Potato Stout)


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

Yazoo Brewing Company

As the city’s biggest craft brewer, Yazoo produces delicious craft beer that’s sold at virtually every restaurant and grocery store around Nashville. At their current taproom, located in the Gulch, you can take a brewery tour, hang out on the outdoor patio, or sit at a table in the spacious interior. There are usually food trucks serving grub right outside the taproom. Yazoo announced in June 2017 that they are expanding and moving to an as-yet-announced location.

Address: 910 Division Street (map)

Must-Try Brew: Dos Perros (American Brown Ale)


  • Monday: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Tuesday: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
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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 sign-up to receive email alerts. 

Address: 5901 California Avenue, Suite #105 (map)

Must-Try Brew: Another Way to Rye

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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