Music City Tippler
Music City Tippler

Music City Tippler

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.musiccitytippler.com/
  • Phone: 6154573406x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Hours:

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: Closed


    Bar Hours:

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 3:00am
    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Nathan Gifford
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can offer a multitude of various catering options from individual entrees, to stationary and/or passed appetizers, to sandwiches and fries.
  • Entertainment: We feature live music several times a week and host DJs on Fridays and Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 20th St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Music City Tippler
About Music City Tippler:
Located in the elegant Adelicia building by Music Row, Music City Tippler is completely original in its concept, design and atmosphere. The drink menu features refined classic cocktails as well as inventive new libations. Bar favorites include “Mule Variations,” a choice of spirit with fresh citrus juice and house-made ginger beer, and Nashville’s first and only selection of draught cocktails – deliciously crafted cocktails served on tap. Executive Chef Nathan Gifford has developed a menu with everything from bar snacks to fresh salads and Nashville original entrees. The space is composed of original architectural elements – a 100-year-old mahogany bar (rumored to have been frequented by Al Capone), a 300-year-old Italian painting, old railroad ties, walls covered in wood from salvaged water towers and a stage built from a 120-year-old barn. For more information, visit www.musiccitytippler.com
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Music City Tippler reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.4
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (7)late-night find (7)good for groups (6)neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (4)great for outdoor dining (2)special occasion (2)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Please, stay away.
    CHITOKCMO
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Fake decor. Awful service. Cold food. Overpriced drinks. I would love to be reimbursed for my time there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Smallest menu I've seen in some time, the 3 different menu items we ordered were all impressively bland/ bad. The drinks (which used to be fantastic) are now mediocre. And it's all expensive for bad food. Spending $100 there the other night made me want to cry.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average Service Excellent Cocktails
    Ladyonthescene
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    7:00 p.m. on a Saturday night was the perfect time for drinks and apps. Enjoyed sitting upstairs before the live music began. Very limited menu but just enough variety for everyone in our party. I would not suggest having dinner here but a perfect spot for hosting someone new to Nashville. Tippler is an nice blend of the southern elegance ambience while offering some app options at a reasonable price point.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great live music, and interesting cocktail options. We were disappointed that they had no desserts, and they had run out of one of the drink options. There was also no hostess, so we kind of wandered around for a while. Overall, I think there are better places to get an expensive cocktail, but the music was very good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We recieved our appetizers before water or silverware. It really wasn't that busy. Our server just didn't seem to be on top of things. Also, neither one of the soap dispensers in the men's bathroom worked.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Overall good experience, but disappointed in the limited menu for dinner. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    ClaydocVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I have been here several times for date night. Great place to feel vibrant and youthful. We have had the same waitress a couple of times and she is fantastic. Always has a smile. Service is great! Food is great! Will be back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing But Will Try Again
    KC2555
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Dined at Tippler for the 3rd time recently. Previous times (months ago), we really enjoyed it. This time, not so great. Our server was new & very undertrained. She knew very little about the menu (e.g. described the Chopped Vegetable Salad as "basically just chopped up yellow, red & bell peppers". The menu is now VERY small-6-7 small plates (basically bar food), 3 salads & 3 burgers. Food tasted great, just not enough to choose between. One meal arrived 30 min after the others. Wine list is also very limited-1 choice per type of wine. We MIGHT try Tippler again but, if the menu & service doesn't improve, we will regretfully take it off our list for dinner out, but would probably still go there for drinks because the ambience is so great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    So, at the end of it all, what matters is that the food and drink were enjoyable...and they were. Still, we chose this hot-spot because we were intrigued by their online menu but when we were seated, we learned that the menu had been swapped out 4 weeks prior but nothing had been changed on their website. While there, we saw at least two larger tables leave because of the "bait and switch" scenario. So...that said, if the menu compels you to go, you might want to confirm it's what you'll get when you arrive. The atmosphere is cool and the food is interesting. I wouldn't recommend going if you're starving though as the menu is limited and servings are for light-diners. Go, have an interesting drink and sample the chicken biscuits!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wish the old menu would come back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Liked it better before they really reduced the menu -- now just a few options and some of their best stuff was taken off the menu :(
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and drink selections
    Victoria
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The menu is quite limited... a few app options, a few salads and a few panini's but what was served was delicious! The grilled chicken panini was great. I was there with a friend. There were two bachelorette parties there in the same area but we were still able to carry on a conversation without screaming at each other. Overall fun atmosphere. I would go back to have drinks on one of the plush red sofas next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tippler Review
    NashvilleFoodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The ambience is by far spectacular and we love the location. The food was good but the only dish to rave about was the cobbler. The service was fair, our server seemed to be overwhelmed with larger tables. We will try Tippler again, we are just hoping for better service. The hostess was lovely and very polite, so our greeting was pleasant as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 48 reviews are from the Music City Tippler reviews archive.
  • Good Drinks Fun Atmosphere
    runash202VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went for drinks and apps before dinner at another location. The drinks are different but not so different that they aren't good. There are a lot variations on original drinks and our server was very informed without being snotty. The fried pickles were delicious and were the bar nuts. We went on the earlier side so we had the whole place practically to ourselves. It apparently is much more of a late night place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JadeL
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Terrible service, waitress rude and non- existent. Came for a birthday celebration expecting music and ambience and it was dead.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow service
    RavetayVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Minimal server interaction. Even though management comped several items, it still was not worth the wait. It took 15 minutes to be acknowledged and 20 minutes to receive our bill. Something has changed. We won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this for Mother's Day
    chelsangelo
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My parents were in town and this was the perfect spot for Mother's Day. The food was delicious and my parents loved it. Great special on mimosas' and mothers eat free. Will definitely come back just for a regular evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will give another try
    WineWithEverythingVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Tippler was a bit disappointing. We went for Mothers Day Brunch and we were sat at a table by ourselves upstairs, there was good and bad to that, it was private, but very dark. Someone turned up the lights, didn't really help. Window table would be better. As far as food, I had the Shrimp and Grits, I asked the waitress if they were spicy. (sometimes it can be to much) She said, "no one has complained" and she did not think they were spicy at all. Well, yes they the dish is spicy...if not a fan of spice order an alternative. Someone in our party ordered the quiche and fruit it was very good. Someone else ordered the cobb salad it was tasty as well. Lastly, had pineapple mimosa's they were devine. Will give another try.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tippler
    Lrl1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Some of the food was descent and some was not good. The fried pickles were pretty bad, but the crab dip was good. Some members of our party liked there dinner and some didn't. Would only go back for drinks.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good Food but Limited Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This was our second visit to the Tippler and was for dinner on a Friday evening. Our first visit was for a Sunday brunch, which was excellent. Our food items at dinner were all very good - cooked perfectly and tasty. We were particularly fond of the pimento cheese crap dip appetizer. Our service was oustanding and the ambiance is excellent. Our only complaint is that the dinner menu was very limited. Our server explained that the restaurant had just changed its menu and was in the process of "ramping up" the menu. So, hoepfully the limited selections will be short-lived. All in all, a very good dining experience and certainly worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    SingleGrrlKitchen
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The current chef just updated the menu. It is not huge, but everything we had was excellent. The chicken and biscuit appetizer was a winner, and the grits were the best I've had in a restaurant in a while. On the surface the food is gastro pub fare with southern/Nashville roots, but it is creative and modern. It is not a heavily vegetarian menu, but vegs are more than welcome and happily accomodated. The craft cocktails were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only had brunch
    Simonestarr
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I've not been for brunch but it was super expensive as most of your trendy restaurants in Nashville are. Also, best mimosas I've ever had and our service Nichelle was very funny and informative but to the point. I loved sitting outside as well.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    Britta
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The Tippler was a new find! The ambiance was really nice. . . the menu wasn't very extensive, but that is because they make everything from scratch and in house. . . what we did have, crab dip and duck-fat french fries was delicious though. Just a little hard on the stomach (very greasy!) So don't expect to get a healthy meal when you get here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere, Ok Food
    FoodLover85
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I really liked the Tippler. The atmosphere was great and our server was Wonderful! He was funny and attentive. But I was disappointed in the food. The crab dip was really good and the drinks were great. But I ordered the Pineapple marinated Hanger Steak and it was just ok. The ends were even kind of burnt (probably due to the sugar in the marinade). The potatoes it came with had no seasoning. To have such a limited menu and for the price I expect the food to be great. I will go back for drinks but I probably won't ever go back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Miss the old menu
    DFMuzik
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My wife and I ate here 6 months ago and had what we thought was some of the best food we tasted in Nashville. Upon our return, we discovered the menu had changed...gone were the best scallops I ever ate and the Caesar salad lost all of it's flavor. We had friends join us and we all loved the atmosphere, but the food did not hold up to what we had told them in advance. Thankfully, the black bean hummus appetizer was excellent ... and the drinks were great. Very knowledgable bartender. WOULD GO BACK IN A MINUTE FOR DRINKS, but wish they returned to the old menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but......
    AJL1
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great atmosphere. Service is killer. Very friendly staff. They know just how much attention to give. Drinks/craft cocktails were great. Very tasty. But......the food is just not there. Very bland and mostly under seasoned. They have the makings of a great little menu, but if it's going to be great, they need to really work on it in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd Time There
    Annie
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Love the atmosphere, waiter was very friendly. Great choice of sparkling wines by the glass. Menu is very limited but the food is delicious. We were a little disappointed this time, though - they did not offer a dinner/side salad, only a Caesar. So I ordered the Caesar, which did not come. When our dinners were served, my hangar steak was on a bed of Caesar salad instead of the mashed potatoes and green beans described on the menu. They did give us a break on the bill because of their mistake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From dinner to drinks to dance!
    Lauren
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Grt, energetic, hip restaurant that u don't want to miss out on! The skirt steak was wonderful and can't go wrong w/ any of the apps on the menu! The menu doesn't have a huge selection but the restaurant is willing to work w/ u if u wanna mix it up! We booked an early dinner reservation (6:30) and ended up staying til 3am! Yikes! Needless to say, we had a ton of fun and will be going bk! Grt spot for dinner and party afterwards! Make sure u visit down stairs for dj and dance post meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music city Tippler
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed the experience. Food was good and service was attentive. Cocktails were nice but a bit pricey $10. A very nice atmosphere. Convenient location with valet parking
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Choice
    irbandit
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    So this was a great find. We had a great meal and great drink experience. I would definatelly suggest this to anyone. However, we did have one issue to be aware of. Basically, they brought out our salad and entree out at the same time and really found nothing wrong with it. Granted they don't usually serve appetizer salads but it still was a bit of a bummer that they came out at the same time. Overall though, GREAT FOOD and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks, forgettable food
    AndyelizabethVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Tippler is recognized as a wonderful bar but do yourself a favor and skip the dining portion. Food was lackluster and portions were small.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool space-lackluster food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The actual venue is awesome. Nice set up and ambiance is fun and fitting for Nashville. The food leaves something to be desired. The chicken was dry, the salmon was overlooked, and the burger was not worth the price. The place has potential but I personally could of cooked better at home and saved the thirty dollars. If you're going to ask for a somewhat pricey dinner you have to deliver and this place did not. There are multiple other places in Nashville you can get your money's worth for but the Tippler is not one of them.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool place, food not great
    FoodGal615
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I'm not sure if the Tippler is focused more on the bar scene and gearing towards the younger crowd (because the bar was fabulous) with it's late night menu and fancy drinks, but if it wants to keep people coming around, it needs to work on its food. I had the shrimp and grits and it was very bland. Even though it had fried okra and mushrooms in it, It tasted like I was eating marinara sauce from the jar. There was waaayyy too much sauce on it and it was a very strange combination of things. Plus, the shrimp came on a skewer and they were overcooked. It was just bad all the way around. My boyfriend had the burger and fries and he said it was just "okay" The food wasn't great but I'd go back to try out their late night menu and drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Seemstress25
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I do not know what the hype is all about. We gave the Tippler a second chance after going there for drinks and had an Old-fashioned made with Sprite. Our second experience, the drinks were great this time, however once we were seated it took forever to get a server to take our order. The food was mediocre at best. The steak was good, but nothing better than what I could get at an Outback Steakhouse. Not worth $28. And if you are going to put Chicken Biscuits on your menu in the south, they better rock, not taste like rocks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • changing management
    karma1965
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    great concept...changing management...short transition...give them a try.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last-Minute Reservation Switch
    MrsG
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    My husband and I had reservations to dine with another couple who, unbeknownst to us, invited three others to join us. We did not have a reservation for so many people and there were no tables left in the dining area to accommodate us all. The management could have easily left it at that, but instead they opened their private dining room upstairs to us last-minute and assigned us a server. It was not a convenient situation for the restaurant nor the server (up and down those steps all night!), but they went above and beyond to make sure we had a pleasant dining experience. The food, cocktails, and service were wonderful. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crazy Waiter
    FoodieQueen
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    The waiter harassed my friend about her license when it was her 21st birthday making it a really bad beginning to the night. I even spoke with the restaurant beforehand about bringing out any type of dessert with a candle and they seemed very unreceptive to making it a special night. If I come back, it will not be in a large group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    LADine
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful. So detailed I could look at it all day. The side dishes were great. My $30 prime rib was barely edible, which is why I don't recommend this place. Our server wasn't too friendly either. My husband ordered a drink, which he mispronounced, and she made fun of him. Then I explained I will just have water because I am pregnant and she insulted me. Not exactly a positive experience. I don't blame the restaurant for the valet but park yourself and save the money.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    NailsVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This place was billed as a Gastro Pub and this place falls pretty damn short. The menu is very limited and extremely simple and boring. Steak, Chicken, salmon and a burger. We should have gone to Browns for better burgers and better fries.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ringing in 2014
    Hntr
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Attended the Vaudeville New Years event here with a group of friends, which included a special preset menu. Got the scallops, filet, and chocolate mousse dessert...all were fantastic. Read some negative reviews regarding the food before going but the New Years menu was enjoyed by all in my party. The restaurant itself was well decorated and the ambiance was exciting. People dressed the part and the burlesque dancers/fire breathers made for good entertainment. Table service was surprisingly good given the volume. After dinner we moved to the bar area which was quite crowded. Despite the crowd, we had no problem getting drinks and the bartenders were faster than most I've experienced in Nashville. Will go back in the future for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pricing ridiculous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We were charged $250.00 for little bit of ok food and couple beers. Than ran off our table. Meal was worth $40 and bout $20:in drinks. Would not go again
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    • Noise LevelModerate