Cozy Bars & Restaurants in Nashville

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When the weather gets cold, it’s time to get warm and cozy. But before you give up and hibernate at home in your PJs, try one of these low-lit, cozy spots in Nashville. These restaurants and bars combine a little classiness with coziness for a perfect cold night out on the town.

 Cozy Bars & Restaurants in Nashville


Rudy’s Jazz Room

Rudy’s Jazz Room is located in an 1800’s stone-walled basement in the Gulch. This 50 seat jazz club has comfortable arm chairs, group tables, and barstools. Colorful Moroccan lights, Persian rugs, and stage lights give the space a warm and welcoming vibe.

Neighborhood: Gulch

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Attaboy

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Attaboy is a small cocktail bar located in East Nashville open 7 days a week from 5:00pm to 3:00am. There is no menu, each cocktail is made to order based on the patron’s preferences. It’s a speakeasy-style entry so knock on the door and wait to be let in by staff members.

Neighborhood: East Nashville

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Black Rabbit

While Black Rabbit is a large restaurant, it’s one of the more intimate bars in downtown Nashville. The menu focuses on small plates that are meant to be shared among the guests at the table. If you can catch The Willies band that plays every Friday night at 9:00pm, you won’t regret it, see schedule.

Neighborhood: Downtown

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Old Glory

Old Glory is a favorite bar among locals because of its unmatched character. The ceilings are insanely high to accommodate the original smokestack from its prior use as a 1920s boiler room, but the bar is surprisingly cozy. There are booths you can tuck away in that allow for intimate conversation.

Neighborhood: Edgehill

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The Fox Bar & Cocktail Lounge

The Fox Bar & Cocktail Lounge is a very popular bar in East Nashville. The space features a main bar, three high-top tables, large velvet booths, and a sitting area for two by the front door. While The Fox is known for their creative cocktails, they also have a nice selection of charcuterie and bites as well as some desserts.

Neighborhood: East Nashville

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Skull’s Rainbow Room

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Skull’s Rainbow Room has been a staple in downtown Nashville’s Printer’s Alley since 1948. The dark, romantic feel of Skull’s goes perfectly with the jazz performances that take place nightly. You can also catch Burlesque shows every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 11:00pm. This is a great place to come for dinner or to just belly up to the bar for a couple of drinks.

Neighborhood: Downtown

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Geist

Geist’s interior is divided into three sections, including a bar and two separate dining areas giving it a cozy vibe. Throughout the space, exposed brick and ceilings are balanced by soft candlelight and plush seating.

Neighborhood: Germantown

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Sinema

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Sinema is definitely one of the coziest restaurants in Nashville with plush booth seating and a comfortable lounge area upstairs with classic movies playing. If you just want to go for a drink and appetizers, head upstairs to the lounge — the couches are the best seats in the house.

Neighborhood: Melrose

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Patterson House

One of Nashville’s most beloved speakeasies, The Patterson House, embraces coziness with intimate seating and dim lighting. Phones are also heavily discouraged, which is a nice retreat from the norm.

Neighborhood: Midtown

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The Rambler

Make your way down to Rambler, the underground cocktail bar, for comfortable seating and conversation over candlelight.

Neighborhood: Melrose

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Bastion

You probably won’t want to leave once you find the “Big Bar” at Bastion glowing with string lights. This hideaway in Wedgewood-Houston has a fabulous cocktail program and an assortment of seating. Don’t underestimate the only two food items on the Big Bar menu, which are smoked pork nachos or vegetarian chorizo nachos. Bastion also has a cozy 24-seat restaurant next door.

Neighborhood: Wedgewood-Houston

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Bar Sovereign

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Bar Sovereign is an under-the-radar cocktail bar located in SoBro, which has lodge-y décor, comfortable seating, and signature drinks. If you can find it, this is a warm option in the downtown area.

Neighborhood: SoBro

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Oak Bar

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Oak Bar at The Hermitage Hotel is a hidden gem mostly known about by locals and hotel guests. Get your blood flowin’ with a drink from the bar’s 130-bottle bourbon library. Also, remember to scope out the gentlemen’s bathroom while you’re there (yes, the ladies too).

Neighborhood: Downtown

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Two Ten Jack

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Two Ten Jack’s ramen and sake are sure to heat things up. Get a booth or pull up a seat at the neighborly bar.

Neighborhood: East Nashville

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Did we leave off your favorite cozy spot in Nashville? Let us know in the comments and we may add it to the list!

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