Mother's Ruin To Reopen to the Public While Following CDC Guidelines

Germantown's Mother's Ruin To Open Its Doors at 50% Capacity on Wednesday, May 13th, With Additional Safety Precautions in Place.

Neighborhood spot Mother's Ruin will be opening its doors to the public on Wednesday, May 13th, while following all CDC Guidelines and additional precautions put in place by Mayor Cooper. To ensure both the safety of their staff and diners, the Germantown eatery is asking people to continue to practice social distancing, and will have all tables spaced out six feet apart as well as serve all guests tableside. Additionally, facial coverings for team members and guests alike will be required per CDC Guidelines as well as Mayor Cooper’s recommendation for Nashville Phase-One Reopening. 

To further encourage guests keep a safe distance of six feet, Mother's Ruin has decided to open up additional seating options, as there will be no bar seating or standing room allowed

  • Upstairs at Mother's will be open nightly beginning at 5:00 PM.
  • The Patio will open at the start of service each morning and will close at 10PM Sun - Thu and 11PM Fri - Sat.

The full menu will be available daily, with a limited to-go menu available via e-mail at or on Instagram

Mon - Fri: 11AM - 4PM
Sat - Sun: 10AM - 4PM 

Nighttime Vibez
Mon - Sun: 4PM - 2AM (Food until 1:30 AM)

Opening: Wednesday, May 13th at 11AM

1239 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

The brainchild of TJ Lynch and Richard Knapp, who have since brought on partners James Metze and Nick Pfannerstill, Mother’s Ruin is a nod to a mid-eighteenth century nickname for Gin. 

Priding themselves on putting hospitality over ego, Mother’s Ruin breaks free from the bowties and measurements with their free pouring process.  Bartenders participate in a rigorous educational process with a focus on consistency to train their palettes. Each drink has a different feel, making each visit a unique experience. 

A high-end bar experience and high-quality bar food offered at a reasonable price, that’s our intention,” says Chef Partner Pfannerstill. “We want to be a place where everybody can come three to four times a week, whether they’re grabbing coffee, brunch or bringing friends late night. It’s a very well-rounded experience and we aim to have offerings for every type of diner and drinker.” 

Lisa Field, BRND House

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