About This Spot
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint (est. 2006) is a celebrated Nashville-born restaurant specializing in exceptional pit-cooked barbecue and warm southern hospitality. Martin’s proudly preserves the art and craft of West Tennessee’s legendary whole-hog BBQ tradition. Martin’s is known for its authentic pit-barbecue, down-home cooking, welcoming, well-worn spaces, and good vibes. Located in the heart of Downtown Nashville, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint offers four bars (with a wide selection of local and regional brews, classic cocktails, and an approachable wine list), a massive Beer Garden, indoor-outdoor seating, and multiple private dining options. The entire menu at Martin’s is scratch-made, every single day - from sides to sauces, and everything in between. Guest can expect exceptional BBQ (think Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Wings, and Smoked Turkey), beloved Southern sides (like Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Broccoli Salad, and Hoecakes), and a selection of signature items (BBQ Nachos, Redneck Tacos, Fried Catfish, Jalapeño-Cheddar Sausage). Nashville restaurateur and pitmaster Pat Martin is the founder of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Hugh-Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop. A leader in authentic American barbecue, Pat Martin is one of the few pitmasters still carrying the torch of West Tennessee Whole Hog. Martin’s first book, Life Of Fire: Mastering The Arts of Pit-Cooked Barbecue, The Grill, And The Smokehouse (Clarkson Potter) illustrates his lifelong passion and dedication to live-fire cooking through detailed instruction, deep procedural guidance, and recipes. Pat Martin and the restaurant are regularly featured in the press, including The Today Show, Food Network, Bon Appetit, Esquire, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel Channel, and Eater, among others.
Meeting Spaces
Meeting Spaces
Name Room Dimensions Square Footage Banquet Capacity Classroom Capacity Reception Capacity Theatre Capacity
South Ruthledge Room - 432 40 - - -
North Rutledge Room - 493 70 - - -
Rutledge Room - 510 110 - - -
The Beer Garden - 560 - - 400 -