Step into a pop-up or hidden bar for your next Nashville adventure. Music City loves to celebrate each season with temporary pop-up bars that are decorated with unique themes and offer special menu items. For those looking for something a little cozier, there are plenty of hidden bars throughout the city that are waiting to be explored. From speakeasies to intimate lounges, you'll find the perfect spot that fits your style that you didn't know existed.
“Hawkins Arcade” pop-up will return for its third year in a row. Step into the world of Hawkins with familiar scenes including the Byers living room complete with a light-up alphabet wall, the popular forest bike scene, legendary Castle Byers, a giant Mindflayer floating across the ceiling, and much more. New this year is the Starcourt mall on the second floor. Whether ordering a drink at Scoops Ahoy which will take over the mezzanine bar, or sitting beneath replica signs found throughout the 80’s hangout, HQ-goers will be able to recreate many scenes from the 3rd season, including the final battle.
Step beyond the storage closet doors and be transformed to the infamous McCallister residence circa 1990. The beloved holiday movie comes to life in the Hidden Bar complete with signature moments from the iconic family home, along with Home Alone-inspired cocktail and snack menus inspired by the film. This is Christmas, the season of perpetual hope. Spreading holiday cheer November 24.
A Nashville speakeasy packed with ambiance, tucked into the heart of historic Printers Alley. Alley Taps offers a warm vibe with live music and a nostalgic alternative just two blocks away from Lower Broadway.
The minimalist speakeasy-style East Nashville iteration of this tipple lab prepares flat-rate, off-the-cuff creations chilled with block ice. No menu—drinks are personalized to your liking.
At this intimate, late-night SoBro gastropub and craft cocktail bar, the small plates, cocktails, beer, and artwork are all in constant rotation. They also have a secret ramen bar located in the back.
Bastion is a casual watering hole for the creative community thriving at Houston Station in Wedgewood-Houston. Refurbished seating, kitschy photography, stringed lights, and an indoor pergola provide the backdrop for creative cocktails, draft and canned beer, and wine. It's a great lounging spot for people looking to unwind and hang out with friends.
Bobby Garage Bar
A gritty bar that intrigues outsiders with an entryway from Printers Alley. The bar in Bobby Hotel is adorned with neon art by LA street artist Risk, wall graffiti of guests and passersby, salvaged car parts, and a bar with fire doors fit for any gear aficionado.
Chopper Tiki Bar
A hush-hush tropical hideout that is full of futuristic robot technology located in East Nashville. From the booth upholstery and the stereo system to the woodwork and the menu’s layout, robots are a key element throughout. Cool down with frozen drinks and daiquiris in a one-of-a-kind tiki glass or order a glass of wine by color.
Dirty Little Secret
Hidden amongst the shadows of Printer’s Alley, dark and seductive energy fuels Dirty Little Secret, an intriguing experiential nightclub located inside the Dream Nashville Hotel. The ever-evolving entertainment collective takes center stage, complete with live performances, surprise acts, and a rotation of emerging musicians and turntablists.
Earnest Bar & Hideaway
A relaxed and rustic-chic tavern in Wedgewood-Houston serving comfort food classics and craft cocktails with names inspired by Ernest Hemingway. The interior has exposed pillars, warm lighting, period woodwork, limestone and brick walls, handcrafted wooden tables all of which create a cozy, comfortable yet upbeat aura.
This cocktail lounge and piano bar in the West End neighborhood offers a genuine speakeasy experience unlike any other in the area. This hidden bar is situated in a historic building with a modern addition featuring an upstairs patio and a covered cigar lounge.
Fox Bar & Cocktail Club
Step into this cozy cocktail concept from Bryan Rushton and Andrew Cook in East Nashville. Enjoy imaginative, seasonal cocktails and modern shareable plates served in a stylish space. The bar is located around the back. If you see the large fox mural created by Brian Wooden, you know you’re on the right path.
Flamingo Cocktail Club
A laid-back bar in Wedgewood Houston with a sustainable focus offering seasonal cocktails, live music, and art exhibitions. Flamingo is located in a former church with exposed vaulted ceilings, aging walls, and rusted windows. Flamingos are sprinkled throughout the space for pops of color and character.
Green Hour Cocktail & Absinthe Lounge
Take a step back into the Belle Époque era of Paris, France when poets, artists, and dreamers consumed this elusive libation in hopes of meeting “La Fee Verte” (the green fairy). Located in Germantown, the Green Hour Cocktail & Absinthe Lounge signature cocktails and traditional absinthe drips are only served when the green light in the window is lit, during The Green Hour.
A vibey neighborhood dive bar located inside an actual Greenhouse located in the heart of Green Hills. This unique hangout specializes in craft cocktails and local beers and provides sandwiches and sides, along with happy hour and TVs.
It’s called Hidden Bar for a reason. Beneath Noelle Hotel is the Hidden Bar, a fun and ever-changing speakeasy where you can find curious cocktails and surprising pairings. Take the elevator to the lower level to discover a hidden bar guaranteed to broaden your perspective.
House of Cards
Get ready for a magical night when you visit House of Cards, located beneath the Johnny Cash Museum. House of Cards celebrates the art of magic, classic American cuisine, and fine hand-crafted cocktails under one roof. Once guests are greeted, they begin a journey via a secret tunnel which leads to a magical world that has been characterized as indescribable by anyone who’s visited. Watch magicians as they perform on the restaurant floor at all times, as well as multiple nightly magic shows. To further enhance the experience, House of Cards has a dress code and no-photography policy so be sure to call ahead for details.
Jane’s Hideaway is a watering hole in historic Printer’s Alley and takes pride in the tradition of live music that is a bit more diverse and eclectic than what you will find on Broadway. Some of the city's finest musicians play tunes rooted in classic Nashville while bringing a fresh, modern twist. Jane's serves up fresh, Southern Americana hot food and cold drinks from scratch and a craft bar. On the roof sits Jane's On Top. A fun, late-night pizza joint with indoor/outdoor seating and live music. Stop by for a frozen cocktail and enjoy the best view of the Nashville skyline in the city. To enter, head into Jane’s and grab the elevator to the sixth floor.
Named after the owner’s childhood home, Minerva Avenue is a new bar experience accented by nostalgic reflections of home with an eclectic blend of art, food, and music. From the portraits on the walls and menu items names, Minerva Avenue highlights the impact of music and film from the 70s into the 21st Century.
Never Never is your elegantly simple bar in Wedgewood-Houston where you, and your friends, can enjoy delicious cocktails, food, and live music. Whether you live in the neighborhood or you’re just visiting, Never Never is the perfect spot to sip a cold one on the patio or cozy up to the bar inside.
A subterranean bar located in what used to be the boiler room for White Way Cleaners, formerly one of the largest steam cleaning facilities in Nashville. The space features the original electrical boxes, coal hopper, and smokestack that were in use in the 1920s. The Soler sisters transformed the space into a bar/lounge, intertwining the original elements into their design. While Old Glory doesn’t have a sign, find the golden triangle off of Edgehill Avenue for entrance.
The Patterson House
The Patterson House is an intimate, seated cocktail bar located in the Midtown neighborhood. With a nod to pre-Prohibition times when cocktails and conversation were a part of a stimulating evening, The Patterson House provides an intimate environment, artistic cocktails, and pleasant service to make your night memorable.
Rambler Cocktail Bar
A secretive, subterranean cocktail bar in the heart of Nashville’s booming Melrose neighborhood. Rambler offers an escape to visit and unwind for groups of all sizes. They have designed the menu of cocktails, spirits, and craft beers to be readable without referencing a dictionary. You can enter Rambler through Melrose Billiards or The Sutler. Enter through The Sutler’s door, then find the curtain past the kitchen. Make your way down the boot stairwell, and you’ll see the sign for Rambler once you reach the bottom.
Red Phone Booth
Showcasing the 1920s speakeasy theme, this upscale cocktail lounge in Downtown Nashville is a warm environment serving Prohibition Era Cocktails as well as contemporary favorites. The food menu revolves around famous true Neapolitan style pizza and guests can enjoy a cigar in a state of the air filtered environment. While Red Phone Booth is open to anyone, guests will need to secure a secret phone number from a member, concierge, or friend and dial it into a restored London antique red phone booth to gain entry.
Rosemary & Beauty Queen
This measured cocktail bar in an old yellow historic home located in East Nashville is low-lit, moody, and lends itself well to the bar-goer who wants to be discreet. The drink menu is small but features a spin on all the classics you expect from a nice cocktail bar like old-fashioneds, Manhattans, G&Ts, and more.
Rudy's Jazz Room
Nashville's jazz club located in SoBro delivers world-class live music, New Orleans food, local brews, and prohibition-era cocktails every night in an intimate and casual setting. This historic space is furnished with Persian rugs, armchairs, and colorful Moroccan lights giving it the warm feel of a speakeasy. Rudy's signature menu items include authentic New Orleans andouille and shrimp gumbo, red beans and rice, po-boys, crawfish grilled cheese, creole seafood pies, beignets, and more. Each evening features top-notch live music with multiple varying styles of jazz groups.
Sid Gold's Request Room
Sid Gold's is a piano karaoke bar and lounge in East Nashville that is a vibrant place to grab drinks, listen to live music, and sing karaoke. Guests can expect classic cocktails such as French 75s and Moscow Mules.
Skull's Rainbow Room
Located at 222 Printers Alley in the basement of the historic Southern Turf Building, guests flock to taste, sip and experience the legendary dining and entertainment that has made Skull's the cornerstone of Nashville's historic Printer's Alley district. An award-winning dinner menu created by Chef Gannon Leary showcases his Coastal fusion of American cuisine honed to perfection across his nearly three-decade career in the culinary industry. Savor the many delicious libations and live jazz bands featured nightly at Nashville’s only downtown jazz lounge. Skulls also showcases a late-night burlesque show several nights a week.
Guests can revel in the sour liberties of Printer’s Alley at this music-centric, approachable speakeasy located in the Dream Nashville Hotel. In addition to a selection of monthly rotating craft and local beers, Snitch provides a creative platform for the musicians of Music City with weekly live programming.