The Best Rooftop Bars in Nashville

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Warm days call for cold drinks. Elevate your experience at one of Nashville’s popular rooftop bars, most of which are found Downtown and in The Gulch. Read on for our top picks—and if you want to sit outside but don’t need the altitude, check out the Best Patios in Nashville.

The Best Rooftop Bars in Nashville


The George Jones

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Neighborhood: Downtown (2nd Avenue North)

Escape the Broadway insanity at The George Jones on 2nd Avenue, which has a sprawling rooftop area that includes one of the longest bars in town. Enjoy live music, a dedicated Smokehouse menu, and views of the Cumberland River and Nissan Stadium. Bonus: The patio is partly covered, should you need shelter from the heat or a sudden downpour.

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Acme Feed & Seed

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Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

Acme sets the bar high for the Downtown scene. With less focus on honky-tonk music and more emphasis on a welcoming atmosphere, the hangout has become a go-to for locals and tourists alike. Head to the fourth-floor rooftop patio and bar for views down Broadway and up the Cumberland.

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L27 Rooftop Lounge

Neighborhood: SoBro / Downtown

L27 at the Westin Nashville is one of the city’s tallest rooftop bars with a pool lounge, tasty drinks, and a stunning view of the skyline. Newly remodeled, the space incorporates Asian-fusion decor and a variety of seating options (like velvet couches, leather banquettes, and wooden chairs). Whether you sit inside or on the patio, it’s an unbelievably swanky experience.

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Rare Bird

Neighborhood: Downtown (Printers Alley / Boutique Row)

The buzzy and beautiful Rare Bird recently debuted atop Noelle, a stylish new hotel on 4th Avenue. The views are spectacular—you can see the Cumberland, Nissan Stadium, and the pedestrian bridge in one swivel—and the atmosphere is intimate, with fireplaces, sofas, and chairs. Look above the bar for a birdcage-inspired design.

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L.A. Jackson

Neighborhood: The Gulch

L.A. Jackson is a popular hangout in The Gulch, located on top of the Thompson Nashville (which houses two other restaurants as well). Take in an incredible view of the Nashville skyline and a great atmosphere, no matter what time you go. The menu focuses on Southern-inspired dishes and beers; they also have cocktails, craft beer, and wine.

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Bobby Hotel

Neighborhood: Downtown (Printers Alley / Boutique Row)

Venture to the rooftop of Bobby Hotel for a killer atmosphere, including a 1956 Scenicrouser bus where visitors can hangout. There’s a large bar and patio seating, perfect for lite bites and cocktails. Hotel guests have exclusive access to the pool, but it provides a relaxing backdrop for non-hotel guests, too.

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Pancho & Lefty’s

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

Pancho & Lefty’s is located right across from Bridgestone Arena, making it a perfect spot before or after a Predators game or concert. Order some Mexican cuisine and a flavor-packed margarita while soaking up the sun rays on the rooftop.

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Hard Rock Cafe

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

This international mega-brand has been a Broadway destination since 1994. The Nashville Hard Rock Cafe features a spacious rooftop patio right at the end of Broadway.

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Nashville Underground

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

Nashville Underground‘s rooftop has two claims to fame: It’s Broadway’s tallest with panoramic views as well as the city’s only double-decker option. One rooftop level boasts turf grass and yard games, while the other has an LED video dance floor and more than 40 TVs. The menu offers tapas, flatbreads, a raw bar, and more.

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Luke’s 32 Bridge

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

Luke’s 32 Bridge, Luke Bryan’s bar and restaurant, has the “Crash My Party Rooftop Patio,” one of the more spacious rooftop options on Lower Broadway. The multi-level space also has six levels, eight bars, and four stages.

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Tootsies

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

Tootsies is a Nashville staple, and it’s become an even bigger draw thanks to the addition of a rooftop patio and bar. From the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway, you can watch a sea of people enjoying themselves atop the bold purple building. It’s hard to resist making your way up there to join them.

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Rock Bottom Brewery

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

Rock Bottom Brewery has locations all over the country, but the Nashville joint has a truly top-tier rooftop patio. It’s one of the original options Downtown, with seating inside and out. If you can get a corner spot, you’ll have the best views in the house.

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Famous Saloon

Neighborhood: Downtown (2nd Avenue North)

The Famous Saloon has one of the few rooftops facing the Cumberland River and Nissan Stadium, which makes it a popular spot during events like the 4th of July.

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Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill

Neighborhood: Downtown (Printers Alley / Boutique Row)

Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill at The Fairlane Hotel has an exterior rooftop patio with city views. Enjoy a cocktail and bites among the city lights at this fun destination off the beaten path.

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Ole Red

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

Ole Red has one of the more refined rooftop patios on Lower Broadway. Kick back and relax at Blake Shelton’s spot, which has plenty of comfy seating and umbrellas.

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Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

Kid Rock’s big Ass Honky Tonk & Rock ‘n’ Roll Steakhouse has the longest name and one of the biggest spaces downtown. There are five floors, including a sizable rooftop bar.

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Up, A Rooftop Lounge

Neighborhood: The Gulch

For an unbeatable skyline view, Up, A Rooftop Lounge is the place to go. The hotel bar and restaurant sits on top of the Fairfield Inn in The Gulch. Whether you’re staying at the hotel or just popping in for a drink, you’ll likely end up snapping a few pics to post on Instagram.

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Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

The “My Kinda Party” rooftop at Jason Aldean’s claims the title for “largest rooftop patio on Broadway.” There’s a VIP rooftop section, if you want to elevate your experience.

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Nudie’s Honky Tonk

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

Nudie’s Honky Tonk on Broadway resides in a 100-year-old building with an extensive bar leading to its outdoor terrace. This is the spot for a little history and a little more honky-tonk.

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Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

Want a front-and-center view of Nashville’s iconic Batman building? Venture to the rooftop of Whiskey Row, Dierks Bentley’s bar and restaurant on Lower Broadway. There’s a cozy indoor bar plus dozens of rooftop tables.

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FGL House

Neighborhood: SoBro / Downtown (3rd Avenue South)

FGL House from Florida Georgia Line boasts a large rooftop with views that span both sides of the river. Enjoy local craft beers and cocktails while soaking up the sun or evening air. FGL House also serves Southern-style cuisine with California flair, if hunger strikes.

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The Valentine

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

The Valentine‘s rooftop offers a nice mix of sun and shade, so you can enjoy views of Broadway without overheating.

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The Stage

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

The Stage‘s rooftop bar has become a popular place for Broadway-goers. While best known for live music, their rooftop patio offers fun, sun, and full views of Broadway.

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Mellow Mushroom Broadway

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

Mellow Mushroom Broadway has four stories of good times, including a spectacular rooftop area reserved for guests 21 and over. This location serves tasty pizzas, beers, and frozen adult beverages, all of which are sure to keep you satisfied.

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Crazytown

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

Broadway’s Crazytown has quickly become a crazy-popular nighttime hangout. There’s a rooftop section on the third floor where you can get an up-close-and-personal view of the Batman Building.

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TENN on Top

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Neighborhood: Downtown

TENN on Top at Holston House Nashville opens seasonally for spring and summer. The 3,300-square-foot space has a rooftop bar and pool deck, perfect for a night out in Music City. Sip signature frozen cocktails while enjoying the views of Broadway.

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AJ’s Good Time Bar

Neighborhood: Downtown (Lower Broadway)

Fans of Alan Jackson and classic country will appreciate AJ’s Good Time Bar on Broadway, including the views from the covered rooftop.

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