Pop-ups & Speakeasies in Nashville

Explore the local favorite hideouts with unique pop-ups or speakeasies throughout Nashville that boast secret passcodes and off-the-menu cocktails.

Pop-ups | Speakeasies

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 speakeasies 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.

Pop-Ups
The Westin

November 16, 2022-February 22, 2023
Starting November 16, L27 will transform into a French Alps-Inspired Chalet 27 floors above downtown Nashville! Take in the winter white wonderland while enjoying chalet-worthy cocktails and bites.

l27nashville.com/events-list/2023chalet27

Virgin Hotel

November 22, 2022-January 2023
Who says rooftop season needs to end? Virgin Hotel is transforming the rooftop oasis into a holiday wonderland pop-up. The experience is brought to life with larger-than-life toys, colorful Christmas trees, arcade games, a massive ball pit, and a walking piano that allows guests to be transported back in time to FAO Schwarz, the classic New York City toy store.

virginhotels.com

W Hotel

December 1, 2022-February 2023
Welcome to The Lodge at PROOF, a winter experience on the rooftop of W Nashville. Located at PROOF, W Nashville is transforming the bar patio into a winter village with a small-town vibe featuring snow, pine trees, and glowing lamp posts. The focal point of the experience will be two translucent cabins filled with cozy couches, a rustic fireplace, and alpine chic décor. These cabins can accommodate up to 8 people and feature clear paneling to keep guests cozy, while still being able to soak in the Music City skyline.

resortpass.com

Fairlane Hotel

January 20-March 25
Don't be late for a very important date! The Alice is returning to The Fairlane. Fall down the rabbit hole where madness is the preferred affliction. Paired with gin-spiked fancies and a heavy dose of fiction. Curiouser and curiouser though we may be, we have stunning rooftop views and entrance is free. So grab all your friends and do as we said, just don't anger the queen or it'll be off with your head!

fairlanehotel.com/alice

Speakeasies & Hidden Bars

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Alley Taps

Alley Taps

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.

Attaboy

Attaboy

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.

Bar Sovereign

Bar Sovereign

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

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

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

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

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.

Fable Lounge

Fable Lounge

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 Bar

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 Absinthe Lounge

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.

Greenhouse Bar

Greenhouse Bar

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.

Hidden Bar

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.

Jane's Hideaway

Jane's Hideaway

Jane's is serving up re-invented Southern classics with local ingredients, paired with very listenable live music from the next generation of bluegrass and Americana virtuosos. Hideout tonight in East Nashville with a Tennessee spirit-based cocktail and you'll quickly become a friend of Jane's.

Minerva Avenue

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

Never Never

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.

Old Glory

Old Glory

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.

One More Cocktail Club

One More Cocktail Club

The perfect hidden destination to start or end your night. You're invited to Assembly Food Hall's One More Cocktail Club to experience exclusive culinary cocktails and explore curated wine lists. Mixologists will entertain and guide you through an elevated menu, always ensuring you feel VIP.

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.

Pearl Diver

Pearl Diver

This casual exotic hideout in East Nashville is focused on tropical food and drinks in a converted mid-century auto garage. Watch surfer movies on the projector screen inside or step onto the outdoor patio with cabanas and a pool-like pit area.

pearldivernashville.com

Rambler Cocktail Bar

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

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's Gold Request Room

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.

Snitch Noelle

Snitch

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.