Cozy Bars & Restaurants in Nashville

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When there’s a chill in the air, 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 spots in Nashville. These restaurants and bars combine a little classiness with coziness for a warm night out on the town. Here are the best cozy bars and restaurants in Nashville. 

 The Best Cozy Bars & Restaurants in Nashville


Attaboy

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Neighborhood: East Nashville

Attaboy is a small NYC-based cocktail bar tucked away on Mcferrin Avenue. This popular drink spot is open daily at 5:00pm. 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.

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Black Rabbit

Neighborhood: Downtown

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 guests. Happy hour is offered Tuesday through Saturday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Specials include $5 cocktails, $5 draft beer, and 2-for-1 can beer.

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Old Glory

Neighborhood: Edgehill

Old Glory is a well-loved 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 perfectly cozy. There are booths you can tuck away to that allow for more intimate conversation.

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The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club

Neighborhood: East Nashville

The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club is one of the most popular bars in East Nashville. The space features a main bar, high-top tables, large velvet booths, and a sitting area for two by the front door. While The Fox Bar is known for its creative cocktails, they also have a nice selection of bites and some desserts.

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Skull’s Rainbow Room

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Neighborhood: Downtown

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 nightly jazz performances. This speakeasy-style lounge is known for its creative cocktails but also serves a delicious dinner menu.

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Geist

Neighborhood: Germantown

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

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Sinema

Neighborhood: Melrose

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, the lounge is the place to be—the couches are the best seats in the house.

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Patterson House

Neighborhood: Midtown

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.

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Bastion

Neighborhood: Wedgewood-Houston

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 menu and an assortment of seating. Don’t underestimate the only two food items on the Big Bar menu, which are smoked pork nachos and vegetarian chorizo nachos. Bastion also has a cozy 24-seat restaurant next door.

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Bar Sovereign

Neighborhood: SoBro

Bar Sovereign is an under-the-radar cocktail bar that has lodge-y décor, comfortable seating, and signature drinks. If you can find it, this is a warm option within the downtown area. Make sure to grab dinner as well, they serve some of the best ramen in Music City.

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Lucky’s 3 Star

Neighborhood: Wedgewood-Houston

Lucky’s 3 Star is Nashville’s latest cozy bar. The billiard-themed design and vintage sports memorabilia make for a nostalgic experience. Guests can play pool while enjoying a variety of local beers.

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Americano Lounge

Neighborhood: Wedgewood-Houston

Americano Lounge offers a variety of comfortable seating, making it a top spot to enjoy a long conversation while sipping cocktails. We recommend trying their popular coffee cocktails such as the espresso martini and Irish coffee.

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Sid Gold’s Request Room

Neighborhood: East Nashville 

Sid Gold’s Request Room has a piano karaoke bar and lounge. Stop by for live music or feel free to sing yourself. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail we recommend ordering After The Gold Rush which is topped with gold glitter.

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Fable Lounge


Neighborhood: West End 

Cozy on up with a cocktail at Fable Lounge. This cocktail lounge and expansive piano bar offer a genuine speakeasy experience unlike any other in the area. Guests can expect an extensive library of libations and tasty bites.

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Sidebar

Neighborhood: SoBro

Sidebar is one of Nashville’s hidden gems located at Bode on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Korean Veterans Boulevard. Sidebar’s beverage program focuses on a mix of well-known classics and seasonally-inspired libations. On the food side, expect bar bites like Nashville hot fries, a Bavarian soft pretzel, and buffalo chicken dip.

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Two Ten Jack

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Neighborhood: East Nashville

Two Ten Jack’s ramen and sake are sure to heat things up. Get a booth or pull up a seat at this neighborly bar. This spot fills up pretty quickly, so we recommend making a reservation in advance.

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