Tavern and Whiskey Kitchen, two longtime popular concepts from MStreet Entertainment, announced their permanent closures via social media on September 13, 2022 (see the initial posts from Tavern and Whiskey Kitchen on Instagram). Hundreds of comments flooded in on Nashville Guru’s Instagram posts about the end of both establishments, many mourning the loss of popular dishes like the Singapore Stir Fry and Kale Salad (see Guru’s posts for Tavern and Whiskey Kitchen). There has been buzz regarding Whiskey Kitchen’s eventual closure due to a new hotel concept taking over the property, but the shuttering of Tavern was a shock to many.
MStreet announced further details on September 14, 2022 explaining the reason for closure:
“After 13 years of operations, Whiskey Kitchen is closing to make way for a new hotel development led by developer CB Ragland. It is most likely that MStreet will put a new restaurant in the hotel upon its completion in 2024.
Tavern is also being closed as the 15-year old space requires facility upgrades. MStreet is evaluating the future of the space.
100% of the Whiskey Kitchen and Tavern teams are being relocated to the other MStreet restaurants—Saint Anejo, Moto, Virago, and Kayne Prime. This consolidation of staffing will allow these concepts to be open back to full hours of operation. Stay tuned for more great MStreet concepts to come!”
Whiskey Kitchen paved the way on McGavock Street in September 2009, being the first of the group’s concepts to open on “M Street.”
Tavern took over the space previously occupied by Lime in Midtown in January 2011, and was one of Nashville’s most popular brunch destinations.