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Skull's Rainbow Room

4.7
4.7
3482 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 52 times today

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

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What 3,482 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Late Night Find

  • Nashville

    Late Night Find

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  1. SD

    ScottD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must go if you’re in Nashville. Food is definitely pricey but definitely out this world. My wife had the pork chops and it was one, big, juicy, delicious pork chop. I had the scallops and they were equally tasty. Add in the cool jazz from a band of amazing musicians and you have the perfect end to a great day in Nashville.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was wonderful! It was a tad too dark in there for me, but it’s part of the ambiance. Food and staff were excellent!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were sat a nice table in front of the stage, chef overcooked my steak, but they fix it immediately. Entertainment was a good break from the other bars in Nashville. Service was great everyone was super friendly. We come back again.
  4. J

    Jenn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love eating at the bar and chatting with interesting bartenders on our trips. They are part of the ambience and entertainment. The boys at the Skulls bar are hilarious and make great drinks. 3rd visit and each time is great!!!
  5. CR

    CariR

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was great!
  7. N

    Naomi

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Brunch at Skull's. Food was delicious, live music was awesome and the atmosphere amazing. Highly recommend.
  8. FR

    FrankRfrom138southinripp

    New England

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome awesome awesome !!!! A must visit when in Nashville !! Staff Food Service Musicsl Groups Singers and most of all … burlesque performers !!!!! Outstanding !
  9. M

    Mike

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fun!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner with friend. Food was delicious, service was great, burlesque show was great…love the ambiance. Not very fond of cocktail menu but no complaints
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was disappointing for the price! Would not recommend to anyone.
  12. VD

    VickieD

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Skulls has a fun atmosphere! A little loud on the music side so hard to hear but that’s what gives it an awesome vibe. I’ll be back!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThank you for your feedback, Vickie!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for the Birthday dessert!!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThanks for celebrating with us!

  14. SA

    SAnne

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great except service a bit off. Ordered a second bottle of wine and it never showed up! Water glasses not replenished often or without asking.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was first time to Skulls and it was amazing. Priscilla did a spectacular job with our service and the food was delicious.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind feedback!

  16. J

    Julieb

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening made by our wonderful server Jessi , informed us of all the choices in great detail and recommended dishes ! The food was excellent , starters of shrimp and Egg plant were very good ! steak and Diver scallops were cooked to perfection ! Lemon cake was very light and delicious ! The band were very good and both singers excellent .. an experience to remember Nashville

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoWe are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

  17. C

    Chester

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    50th Birthday Dinner! Loved it!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThanks for celebrating with us!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After research and reading reviews, we booked a reservation. They were prompt with our seating. We were tended to in a timely manner. We ordered the filet and prime rib. I must say, I am not a foodi but this filet was simply delicious!! One of the best meals I have had a in a long time. Our cocktails were amazing and we finished it off with cheesecake.. literally delightful!! If I could give this more than 5 stars, it would be much deserved!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind feedback!

  19. OS

    OSIMAN1016

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A bit over priced for the quality of their food and service.
  20. C

    Cica

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a good evening. The ambience was very nice. The food ok. I ordered half a chicken. Which in my opinion had no seasoning. It was very plain and tasteless. The mash potato and brussel sprouts were very yummy.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThank you for your feedback!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThanks for celebrating with us!

  22. l

    lizzy

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as well as the entertainment!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoWe are so glad to hear it!

  23. NJ

    NicoleJ

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Vacation

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThanks for joining us!

  24. TS

    TammyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I ate at Skull’s Rainbow Room for brunch on 9-25-22 and I have to say that it was a highlight of our Nashville trip! Brandon was our server and was wonderful! The food was absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to eat here again.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThank you for this glowing review, Tammy!

  25. JS

    JustinaS

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience! We went for Sunday brunch. Excellent food and drinks! Amazing entertainment and fabulous staff especially our server, Brandon. Would definitely recommend and we will definitely go back!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoWe look forward to welcoming you back!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner!! Waitress was great and the burlesque show was great as well!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThank you!

  27. CL

    ChadL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great experience!! We would highly recommend the food, service, drinks, entertainment and great date night!!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoWe appreciate your recommendation!

  28. T

    Treyday

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and our server Merideth was excellent!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThank you for your feedback!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had amazing meals consisting of the hugest pork chop I've ever seen, the salmon special, and two braised short ribs. All were excellent as was the 5 stars service. The jazz band and 90 year old lady singing were the cherry on top!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind feedback!

  30. J

    John

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Music was top notch; musicianship, sound system, and atmosphere was brilliant. The food was good; not great (hefty price). Overall, it's totally worth the experience. #greatvibes
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in for a low-key, private wedding dinner on a Thursday evening, and Skull’s was the perfect spot for us. We live locally but had never checked the place out and have always wanted to. The band was better than any wedding band we could have booked, the food was amazing, and the cocktails were delicious. Great vibes. The lemon cake and chocolate mousse cake were divine. Everyone on staff - and the other patrons! - were incredibly nice to us and helped make our evening really special. Thanks so much, Skull’s!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! We had the prime rib & rack of lamb with macaroni & cheese. For dessert we had a delicious peanut butter & chocolate pie. Order highlight was our server & I couldn’t hear his name, but he made my birthday special! Only reason for not giving 5 stars was that the live jazz music doesn’t start till 7:30 & our reservation was at 5. A bit disappointing since their website alluded to live entertainment all the time. Also, there were some men at the bar that were really loud with their crude language & none of the staff asked them to tone it down the (I’m no prude but this is a nice restaurant).

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThank you for your feedback!

  33. HL

    HilaryL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great last night at Skulls Rainbow Room to round off a memorable trip to the USA. Food was excellent, ambience second to none. Loved it

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoWe are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Nashville and b-day

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on September 23, 2022Thanks for celebrating with us!

  35. RD

    RickD

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday dinner. Server was knowledgeable on menu snd specials. Food and drinks were awesome

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on September 23, 2022Thanks for celebrating with us!

  36. JT

    JeffTravels

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hard to get a reservation here as they only start booking 2 weeks in advance - but try try try to get in here. The food was simply fantastic! Our meal was the panko fried eggplant topped with crawfish and shrimp creole sauce and the rack of lamb. Both excellent! Service was on par with a quality restaurant experience. Combine all of this with a live jazz band. Fantastic evening!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 5 days agoThank you for this glowing review!

  37. PP

    PaulaP

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went while in town for a conference. Great place. Make reservations exactly 2 weeks out to get in. Great food device and jazz!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on September 23, 2022Thanks for joining us again!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful experience all the way around.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on September 23, 2022We are so glad to hear it!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food!!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on September 23, 2022Thank you!

FAQs

Skull's Rainbow Room is rated 4.7 stars by 3482 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 52 times today
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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