Nashville Breweries Guide

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Nashville may be known for music, but it’s also full of startups 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 some of Nashville’s best breweries. 

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Fat Bottom Brewing

Fat Bottom Brewing features a full taproom and outdoor beer garden. This popular brewery is a family-friendly and dog-friendly destination that has everyone’s favorite outdoor game, cornhole! Guests can expect weekly specials and fun events.

Neighborhood: The Nations

Must-Try Brew: Ruby American Red Ale

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TailGate Brewery

TailGate Brewery has four locations in town, and you’re guaranteed to have a good time at them all. The Headquarters taproom, on Charlotte Pike, offers 30 house-brewed beers, gourmet pizza, and beer-centric events. Over on Music Row, you’ll find a massive patio and stage, more than 50 taps, and the biggest soccer fans around. If you find yourself on the east side make sure to swing by the East Nashville taproom which is home to TailGate’s wild fermentation and barrel programs. Lastly, TailGate’s latest location is in Germantown right by First Horizon Park.

Neighborhood: West Nashville | Demonbreun Hill | East Nashville | Germantown 

Must-Try Brew: Orange Wheat

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Bearded Iris Brewing

Bearded Iris Brewing, situated in Germantown and Sylvan Park, has an electric and fun atmosphere. Both locations have large bars, a variety of comfortable seating options, and great outdoor patios. The taprooms are kid-friendly!

Neighborhood: Germantown | Sylvan Park 

Must-Try Brew: Homestyle

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Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works 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.

Neighborhood: SoBro

Must-Try Brew: Southern Wit

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New Heights Brewing

New Heights Brewing 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. This small craft brewery is known for its delicious barrel-aged stout and friendly staff.

Neighborhood: SoBro

Must-Try Brew: Coffee & Cream

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East Nashville Beer Works

East Nashville Beer Works features a family-friendly beer garden and patio where you can enjoy smooth brews and play darts. Their food menu is fairly extensive, with a variety of appetizers, pizzas, salads, and desserts.

Neighborhood: East Nashville 

Must-Try Brew: Miro Miel

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Honky Tonk Brewing Company

Honky Tonk Brewing Company, located in MetroCenter in North Nashville, actively supports (and gets inspiration from) the local live music scene. Stop in and try cold brews like the Hazefest IPA and Blueberry Lemonade Sour.

Neighborhood: North Nashville 

Must-Try Brew: West Coast IPA

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Jackalope Brewing Company

Jackalope Brewing Company is one of the leading beer brands in Nashville, with their creative brews served all over town. The taproom offers over 10 year-round, small-batch, and seasonal brews with food trucks throughout the week.

Neighborhood: Wedgewood-Houston

Must-Try Brew: Bearwalker

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Smith & Lentz Brewing Company

Smith & Lentz Brewing Company was launched by Kurt Smith and Adler Lentz. The family-friendly and dog-friendly brewery features a taproom, beer garden, and patio. If you like a good IPA or German Pils, this brewery is a must-try.

Neighborhood: East Nashville 

Must-Try Brew: Yum Yum Yum IPA

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Blackstone Brewing Company

Blackstone Brewing Company, located in the West End neighborhood, is Nashville’s first craft brewery. The taproom, called The Taphouse, offers 16 beers on tap and has a food truck—known as the B-Stone Bus—that serves up favorites from the brewpub.

Neighborhood: West End

Must-Try Brew: St. Charles Porter

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Southern Grist Brewing Company

Southern Grist Brewing Company has two taprooms located in East Nashville and The Nations. Both locations are family-friendly, have great atmospheres, and serve fresh brews. Stop by their East Nashville location and check out their food concept Lauter.

Neighborhood: East Nashville | The Nations 

Must-Try Brew: Upside Down Cake

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Black Abbey Brewing Company

Black Abbey Brewing Company has a taproom called Fellowship Hall, which is 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) while enjoying a pint.

Neighborhood: Berry Hill 

Must-Try Brew: The Rose

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Czann’s Brewing Company

Czann’s Brewing Company keeps the crowd favorites on tap but also features seasonal brews throughout the year. Their taproom is a great spot to come hang out and enjoy a curated selection of fresh brews. Their staff is known to be super friendly and knowledgeable.

Neighborhood: The Nations

Must-Try Brew: Czann’s Dunkelweizen

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Harding House Brewing Co.

Harding House Brewing Co. is a taproom-focused, hyper-local (which we love) brewery. Stop in to try a variety of brews ranging from the Purple Grape Saison to the Radiance: Lemongrass.

Neighborhood: The Nations

Must-Try Brew: Jimmy Red

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Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night Brewing, an Atlanta-based brewery, has a full-service taproom called Monday Night Preservation Co. in Germantown. This taproom is situated in the Neuhoff Development which is a reinvented meat-packing facility serving as a mixed-use waterfront development. Guests can expect over 24 draft beers and an expansive outdoor patio.

Neighborhood: Germantown

Must-Try Brew: Slap Fight

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Yee-Haw Brewing Company

Yee-Haw Brewing Company is located in a joint space, 6th & Peabody, combined with Ole Smokey Distillery in SoBro. The outdoor beer garden, one of the best in music city, features a large-screen TV, picnic tables, and games like corn hole, Giant Jenga, bocce ball, and more.

Neighborhood: SoBro

Must-Try Brew: Kölsch

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Fait la Force Brewing

Fait la Force Brewing appeals to all types of craft beer drinkers. Whether you’re looking for a new hangout spot with friends or want to enjoy a beer solo, this brewery is a must-try. Have kids? Bring them! This kid-friendly space features a small menu of bites and pizzas from its neighbors at IL Forno. Pets are welcome on the deck.

Neighborhood: Wedgewood-Houston

Must-Try Brew: Saucy Ballerina

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Diskin Cider

Diskin Cider is a hard cider company that bridges the gap between wine and beer with its fresh and flavorful sweet cider. They have a handful of monthly events, offer a seasonal food menu, and private venue rentals. The 8,000 square foot warehouse space includes their tasting room, event space, outdoor patio, and full in-house cider production.

Neighborhood: Wedgewood-Houston

Must-Try Brew: Bob’s Your Uncle

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Local Beer with a Cause

Jubilee Craft Beer Company

Jubilee Craft Beer Company 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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