Bailey's Sports Bar and Grill - Nashville

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$30 and under
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American
Local bar and restaurant with an award-winning craft beer selection on tap. Craft burgers and craft cocktails, dozens of big screen TV's for any sporting event, great selection of whiskey's and tequila, shot specials, pool tables and games at this classic sports bar. Large groups welcome!
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2.7based on recent ratings
2.7
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3.0
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3.2
ambience
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not have a record of our reservation and we had to leave and go elsewhere. I believe they are using open table for marketing purposes only. A total scam!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience4

When we arrived, we were informed that this restaurant did “not take reservations, and we do not know what app you used, but we can not guarantee you a table. Please find the first open table you can.”

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Used open table to make a reservation for 6, show up to find out the restaurant only open seating. Not sure why the restaurant is even in open table? Luckily a big group left as we were coming in and we were able to sit. Drinks were pretty good and food was pretty okay. Music was great until a different band took stage.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

To watch a UFC game

SD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Don’t bother making a reservation because they do not save any tables. Walked in and said I had a table reservation and was told they only have open seating. Tiny drinks. Pass.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

No one knew we had Open Table reservations. No one knew the restaurant even took reservations or reservations via Open Table.

C
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I wish I could give this place zero stars. Open Table should remove them because they don't honor any reservations. When we showed up, there wasn't any host/hostess, so we had to seat ourselves. They were out of most of the local beers we wanted to try. Food wad very slow and our hosts would disappear for long stretches of time. Overall, this was our worst restaurant experience while visiting Nashville. Considering the amount of feedback that is similar to our experience, this was the norm.

BH
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Manager said they don’t honor online reservations. Luckily got a table. Service was slow and people around us waited 2 hours for food.

TH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Made a reservation and told they would not honor it due to full house. Plenty of other good sports bars in Nashville. I recommend you try those out instead.

LU
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This establishment does not take reservations. At least that is what I was told by server. No hostess. I made reservation weeks in advance unfortunately had to stand almost entire game. Also if you have sports bar in name people expect sound on during the event!!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

No one in the place, waiter was horrible

FS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Bailey's does not honor reservations made on Open Table. We showed up after making our reservation on Open Table and the guy laughed at us. He said they don't use Open Table. So beware. And I would recommend if you make ANY reservation on Open Table for ANY restaurant, you call the restaurant after it is confirmed to make sure they will honor it.

M
Nashville
48 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Luckily, they were not overly busy. We were told that they don't accept reservations when I tried to get them to acknowledge that we had arrived. I even gave my phone with the reservation information to our waitress to show her manager. She returned saying that he said that it shouldn't be on open table. The food was fine but my husband had to change his order because they were out of ribs. Someone with Open Table needs to discuss this issue with the restaurant either accept reservations or get off Open Table.

PJ
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Other than having to wait a bit to get service because of their seat yourself policy, it was a good dining experience.

CH
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Just because this is on Broadway, does not mean it has anything worthy of lights. The menu was not what they had on line they were missing the one burger I went in there for also np voodoo burger. So I ended up ordering a ranch handler burger look at picture they literally poured a half a bottle on it disgusting! They should never have sent that from the kitchen to our table, not to mention the fries were cold. The coffee I ordered she said was made within a hour ....I dont think so it was terrible black tar, she made a fresh pot much better but the ranch ruined a meal. Music was way to loud! Never going back, almost forgot no paper towels in bathroom and it was trashed.

KW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience2

It was slow, limited menu compared to online menu we viewed before deciding to make reservation. No drink menu was available and no drink specials which is what most people are looking for. The food was average and the service was ok.

MV
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Stopped in for an appetizer before a concert at Bridgestone arena. We had a server that seemed to disappear into thin air every time she she left our table. It wasn’t busy at all, but it took 45 minutes to get a glass of red wine. I think the server was new and she had tables upstairs too, if possible.

Please don’t expect to have a conversation or hear a game. At 7:30 on a Wednesday night, the band was so loud that all of that was impossible. Bailey’s is definitely for tourists.

HK
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They have a seat yourself type set up even though every seat is filled so you're wandering around trying to see if a table is open somewhere. Luckily we had a reservation so they put a piece of paper on the table with your name printed on it to save your table for reservations so we were just wandering around looking for papers....which we never found because sadly, they did not get my reservation even though I had a confirmation number and email to show. They did not seem to care that we had a reservation and let us continue searching for a table. Once we finally got a table the blinds were broken so we couldn't look out the window to downtown. After waiting a while for what seemed like the only waitress in the place we finally asked for waters while reviewing the menu which did not have all the options listed on their online menu. After an additional half hour without our waters we left and went to pita pit around the corner. It was amazing with no wait...highly recommend.

MS
Nashville
71 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Made a reservation only to have them tell me to find my own table at the door. This is a bar. Pure and simple. If you want dinner, go to a restaurant. Band loud, cigars smokin three tables away. Ok bar, but there are better places to drink and eat.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Loved the music. Rey was great!!

NW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good bar food plus local craft beers and TVs galore!

TG
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Many better choices in Nashville downtown. We had a short time before show so we choose this place because it wasn't crowded. Now we know why it wasn't. Mediocre singer. Lousy food. Another table called "terrorists" for not tipping the band. Just wish we had gone past.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bailey’s has the best chicken tenders of all time

AP
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere for watching college football. CustomerService was the best!!!!!!! Started with the door man and continued with management and waitress. We spent over 4 hours there and were well taken care of. Will return and recommend to anyone going to Nashville. Thanks Terry!
Arrived an hour early to a standing room only restaurant for the games. Asked the door guy if we would have any trouble with our reservation in an hour. Although he was not familiar with Open Table when i showed him the app he left his post to find the manager who then worked on getting a table. Because we were early we said we would come back. He followed up by phone twice and we had a table at our reservation time. He didn’t need our business but kept his word.