The Hottest New Restaurants and Bars of 2016 & Opening in 2017

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Every week something new opens in Nashville, including some amazing restaurants and bars. You probably only hear about a handful of them, so we’ve compiled a list of the top new restaurants and bars of 2016 plus what’s coming soon in 2017. Check ’em out below! 


The Top 15 New Restaurants & Bars of 2016

Some of these hotspots serve some of the best dishes in town, while others have atmospheres and entertainment unlike any other place in Nashville. If you haven’t been to these new bars and restaurants yet, put them on your 2017 must-try list.

Fin & Pearl

  • Neighborhood: The Gulch
  • Reason to go: fresh “sea-to-fork” cuisine

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Nicky’s Coal Fired

  • Neighborhood: The Nations
  • Reason to go: coal-fired pizzas and house-made pastas

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Barcelona Wine Bar

  • Neighborhood: Edgehill Village
  • Reason to go: huge wine selection and Spanish tapas

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Etc.

  • Neighborhood: Green Hills
  • Reason to go: Globally-driven dishes from chef and restauranteur Deb Paquette

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Etc Nashville-21


Martin’s Bar-B-Que

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Reason to go: the same amazing cuisine from Pat Martin plus one of the best beer gardens in Nashville

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Martin's BBQ SoBro-60


Salt & Vine

  • Neighborhood: Sylvan Heights
  • Reason to go: a relaxed wine-drinking experience

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Salt & Vine - Nashville-29


L27 Rooftop Bar

  • Neighborhood: SoBro
  • Reason to go: killer skyline views of the city and late-night DJ sets

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Bastion

  • Neighborhood: Wedgewood-Houston
  • Reason to go: cozy environment, cocktails, and insanely good nachos

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L.A. Jackson

  • Neighborhood: The Gulch
  • Reason to go: great vibe and views

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Kung Fu Saloon

  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Reason to go: vintage arcade games (Skee Ball!), karaoke rooms, huge patio

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Old Glory

  • Neighborhood: Edgehill Village
  • Reason to go: a one-of-a-kind atmosphere and delicious drinks

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Old Glory Nashville-38


Clyde’s on Church

  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Reason to go: ping pong, shuffleboard and beer

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Clyde's on Church Nashville-34


Urban Cowboy Public House

  • Neighborhood: East Nashville
  • Reason to go: escape the mainstream and mingle with tourists and locals in a funky atmosphere

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Vui’s Kitchen

  • Neighborhood: Berry Hill
  • Reason to go: authentic Vietnamese dishes and pho

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Vui's Kitchen Nashville-19


Little Donkey

  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • Reason to go: made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine

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COMING IN EARLY 2017:

The Hottest New Restaurants & Bars Opening in Nashville

These are some of the most anticipated bars, restaurants, and fast-casual places coming to Nashville in early 2017. 

Tànsuŏ

  • Neighborhood: The Gulch
  • What to expect: contemporary Chinese concept from Maneet Chauhan
  • When to expect it: early 2017

Fat Bottom Brewing Company (new location)

  • Neighborhood: The Nations
  • What to expect: brewery, quality control lab, full service restaurant and taproom, private event space, and a filling station
  • When to expect it: early 2017

Headquarters Beercade

  • Neighborhood: SoBro 
  • What to expect: a wide selection of beer and video games
  • When to expect it: early 2017

Little Octopus

  • Neighborhood: The Gulch
  • What to expect: an array of options inspired by cultural cuisines of Miami
  • When to expect it: early 2017

The Mockingbird

  • Neighborhood: The Gulch
  • What to expect: a modern, elevated diner concept with a global spin
  • When to expect it: early 2017

EiO & The Hive

  • Neighborhood: The Nations / Sylvan Park
  • What to expect: all-organic food, juices, coffee and cocktails in an unconventional space
  • When to expect it: early 2017

Henrietta Red

  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • What to expect: warm and welcoming bar and restaurant with an oyster raw bar and seasonal menu
  • When to expect it: early 2017

Pastaria

  • Neighborhood: West Nashville / Sylvan Heights / Sylvan Park
  • What to expect: organic pastas, pizza, bocce ball courts
  • When to expect it: early 2017

Oak Steakhouse Nashville

  • Neighborhood: 8th Ave South
  • What to expect: a modern steakhouse featuring wet and dry-aged steaks alongside locally-sourced sides, salads and small plates
  • When to expect it: early 2017

Want to see even more new places opening in Nashville? You can see an extensive list in our coming soon section. You can also see a list of new Nashville restaurants, bars and retailers.

Don’t see a joint on our list you’re excited about? Let us know in the comments below!

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