The Best Bars in Nashville

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If you’re looking for the best bars in Nashville, you’ve come to the right place! Here are my top picks for the best places to drink in Music City.

1. The 5 Spot

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This dive bar is a Nashville institution, and for good reason. The 5 Spot has been serving up cold beers and delicious burgers since 1957, and it’s just as popular today as it was back then. If you’re looking for a cheap meal and a cold beer, this is the place for you.

2. Robert’s Western World

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Robert’s Western World is the perfect place to go if you want to experience some of Nashville’s legendary live music scene. This honky tonk bar has been showcasing the best in country and bluegrass music since the 1950s, and it’s still the place to be if you want to hear some of the best musicians in the city.

3. The Patterson House

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If you’re looking for a more upscale drinking experience, look no further than the Patterson House. This bar is known for its expertly crafted cocktails, and it’s the perfect place to enjoy a drink or two before heading out for a night on the town.

4. Duke’s

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Duke’s is one of Nashville’s newest bars, but it’s already become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. This dive bar has a great selection of beers and liquors, and it’s the perfect place to stop in for a cheap drink.

5. The Cat’s Cradle

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The Cat’s Cradle is one of the best places in Nashville to catch a live show. This music venue has hosted everyone from up-and-coming bands to world-famous acts, and it’s the perfect place to experience the city’s vibrant music scene.

These are just a few of the best bars in Nashville, but there are plenty of other great places to drink in Music City. So get out there and explore, and you’re sure to find your new favorite spot. Cheers!

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Carla Lauter was the founder of The Beer Babe and has been a beer blogger and expert for several decades. She's been interviewed in beer publications and podcasts about her favorite brews and the craft brewing scene. While she's ceased her involvement with The Beer Babe, her legacy remains in the various reviews and articles she has written.