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Skull's Rainbow Room

4.8
4.8
3716 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
For parties of 7-12 guests, please email us at reservations@skullsrainbowroom.com
For parties of 13+, or for more information on booking your next event with us, please visit www.skullsrainbowroom.com/events

Originally opened in 1948, Skull’s Rainbow Room is the cornerstone of Nashville's historic Printer's Alley district, and is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed dining experiences in Music City.

Signature craft cocktails masterfully created by skilled bartenders make Skull's THE craft cocktail bar in Music City. Our award winning dinner menu has resulted in numerous prestigious awards and recognitions from organizations including Condé Nast, OpenTable, Yelp and more. Savor the many delicious libations and enjoy live jazz bands featured nightly at Nashville's only downtown jazz lounge. Skull's late night burlesque show is on Friday & Saturday nights, featuring Music City's loveliest dancers.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 82 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French American, American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–2:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 810-9631

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Craft cocktails, an exceptional beer and wine list and award-winning cuisine await. Experience Nashville's most historic lounge and dining experience. Located in Printer’s Alley since 1948. For parties of 13+, or for more information on booking your next event with us, please visit www.skullsrainbowroom.com/events ​

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Church

  • Parking details

    There are parking garages surrounding the venue, one on Church and one on 4th along with street parking. Skull's does not offer valet at this time.

  • Entertainment

    We feature live music every day and burlesque multiple nights a week. Please check our website for burlesque showtimes.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Drag Brunch

    $20.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 26, 2023 only
    Skull's Rainbow Room Drag Brunch! Tina Lousie returns to the Alley for the first time in 45 years! Guests must make brunch reservations via phone or online in advance. A $20 cover charge is required for all drag brunch reservations. Guests who do not have a brunch reservation may pay a $20.00 cover charge, for standing room only admission beginning when doors open at 9:30am; limited availability; no refunds.​An entree purchase is required for brunch reservations; those not ordering food must sit at the bar.

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What 3,716 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JS

    JudiS

    Miami

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service was lacking. Waitress really did not seem enthused. She never can back to check on me or offer dessert .. I expected more I guess. Prime rib was good .. Steak tartare was good also
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was absolutely delicious! Music was so good!
  3. JV

    JaimeV

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and great food. Highly recommend. The band was fantastic.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Highly recommend for dinner, brunch not worth the price
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I loved it. Great atmosphere and vibe. We are already planning another date night there and we will definitely stay for the burlesque show.
  6. J

    Jess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love skulls. It’s our special dates go to. The food is always amazing…never once have had a bad experience. After years of going, we finally watched the burlesque show and it was definitely a great experience that we enjoyed very much. It was fun and playful.
  7. LB

    LaurenB

    Exclusive

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning experience for my fiancé’s birthday! Our waiter Cole was great and guessed our drink orders before we even said them. We took all of his recommendations (GET. THE. EGGPLANT.) and were overly pleased with all of the food. The jazz music was really nice, and the history of the place in general is so interesting. As the night gets later the crowd at the bar gets a bit more boisterous. There were some young drunk kids near our table that kept setting their empty glasses on our table and then turning their backs (was NOT thrilled about that) but the waiters were quick to grab the glasses. Not sure if that’s a normal occurrence or not but that would be my only complaint. We will absolutely go back.
  8. LB

    LawrenceBeverly

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Paul was very attentive and checked on us regularly. He did not make up feel rushed or pressured to order. The host greeted us and was very friendly.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything from the music to the service was great. The only complaint I have is the scallops were over cooked and rubbery (kind of like chewing on a rubber band) but I’m sure that doesn’t happen often there’s always going to be an off day. The eggplant with creole sauce was bangin’. And the cocktail I had was tasty (The Duke). The service was dope. I was there to really just relax over a good meal. He didn’t make me feel rushed which is great when you’re eating alone. A lot of wait staff try to rush solo diners out because they don’t spend as much (lower tip) as a couple or more. All and all definitely recommend.
  10. c

    clintw

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. The atmosphere, food, and service is fantastic
  11. S

    Stassi

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place, great food, awesome music. Would go every week if I lived in Nashville
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the service, food & live entertainment are second to none! Thank you for another amazing experience!!
  13. L

    Littled

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A must when in town, great vibe, chill yet exciting. The Magic was AMAZING! The atmosphere, design, lighting, all of it, magic!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience from terrific eats to incredible entertainment. We must make a special note about our server, Aki. Aki went above and beyond to give us a night to remember and for that, we are eternally grateful.
  15. RD

    RogerD

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and music!
  16. s

    shreddly

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and cocktails with a lively jazz band that occasionally took requests and veered into country.
  17. M

    Maddie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing! Definitely a great place to go to for dinner dates and enjoy live music
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended! A fun dining experience with excellent service and superb food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely exceptional restaurant featuring some of the best jazz I’ve ever seen. If you go, you must try the pork chop and the prime rib. The lobster bisque is legendary and is a must try as well. The place has a beautiful, warm ambience, and the staff truly makes you feel at home. It’s a very popular place, so it may be hard to get a reservation. But worth the wait!!!
  20. E

    Exec01719

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The venue and history are well worth the visit. We had Sunday brunch which was very good, however they definitely charge a premium for the food. If you are looking for a special occasion/trip into the past this is a great venue.
  21. SN

    SarahN

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best shrimp and grits ever!
  22. KR

    KimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and entertainment. This is a Nashville must do!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch food and service
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved it! We will definitely go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband’s 50th birthday at Skull’s and so happy that we did. Everything was perfect. Great, food, drinks and live music. We would definitely visit when in Nashville again.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 20, 2023We hope to welcome you back!

  26. R

    Rich

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great ambience. Feels like a speakeasy.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for your compliments!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks brunch + service. Fun entertainment.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for dining with us!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for a 30th birthday celebration and had an incredible time! The food was outstanding and our waiter was just as phenomenal. We had dinner by the kitchen and then our waiter was able to save us a table for the burlesque show closer to the stage. I would highly recommend anyone to visit here and will return when I am back in Nashville again!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for celebrating with us!

  29. n

    nashfoodie

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance are great. We have stopped in for drinks at the bar several times but this was our first time dining. Overall the food was good but not great. Every dish was warm but nit hot except for the escargot and french fries.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for your feedback!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food as always! Love this place!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 20, 2023We are so glad you enjoyed it!

  31. BJ

    BrandonJ

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! The steak was cooked to perfection! 10/10 recommend!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 13, 2023Thank you for being a regular, Brandon! We look forward to welcoming you back.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went here with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday! Our waitress was attentive and made great recommendations. We both had a filet mignon, shared the broccolini and truffle mashed potatoes, and the carrot cake. The food was incredible and the atmosphere was even better!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 13, 2023Thanks for celebrating with us!

  33. MT

    MargaretT

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Disappointed in the much raved about short rib. Eggplant and dessert were great. No music at our seated time of 5 pm

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 20, 2023Thanks for your feedback! Our live jazz starts nightly at 7:30PM.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dinner experiences I have ever had!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 13, 2023Thank you! We hope to welcome you back.

  35. K

    Klvs

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Drinks always top drawer here. Appetizer on point. Red meat entrees very good. The red snapper special very very salty. I would not order that again.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 13, 2023Thank you for your feedback!

  36. CP

    ChristinaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the scene, the vibes. All 1000% My friends and I attended brunch. The prime rib and filet were mouth watering!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 13, 2023Thanks for dining with us!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! Entertainment fantastic! Would highly recommend this destination. The escargot was great as was the short ribs and scallops. If your looking for a great meal and adult entertainment away from the craziness of Broadway this would be the perfect spot!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 13, 2023Thank you for your recommendation!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were excellent, service was impeccable. Ambience super warm and cozy. There was one large table of annoyingly loud and boisterous ladies which dampened the ambience as we felt their energy was better suited for a honky tonk on Broadway. We stayed for the burlesque and the entire show was fabulously entertaining.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 13, 2023Thanks for your feedback!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best place in Nashville!!! The burlesque show was 10/10 and the drinks and service where top notch! We will definitely be back and recommend to our friends visiting Nashville! ♥️

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 13, 2023We look forward to welcoming you back!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food and music was simply outstanding! Excellent venue and it all just worked together! The service was not that great. Our server didn’t help us with our questions and did not know how to lead us through the wine list. A little more energy from him to match the rest of the energy in the restaurant would have been nice. The service did not ruin our experience though. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. I will definitely be back!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on January 13, 2023Thank you for your feedback!

FAQs

Skull's Rainbow Room is rated 4.8 stars by 3716 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 82 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Skull's Rainbow Room

222 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Church

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–2:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French American, American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There are parking garages surrounding the venue, one on Church and one on 4th along with street parking. Skull's does not offer valet at this time.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We feature live music every day and burlesque multiple nights a week. Please check our website for burlesque showtimes.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 810-9631

  • Private party facilities

    Craft cocktails, an exceptional beer and wine list and award-winning cuisine await. Experience Nashville's most historic lounge and dining experience. Located in Printer’s Alley since 1948. For parties of 13+, or for more information on booking your next event with us, please visit www.skullsrainbowroom.com/events ​

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