Skull's Rainbow Room

4.8
2643 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
Originally opened in 1948, Skull’s Rainbow Room is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed dining experiences in Music City. Located at 222 Printers Alley in the basement of the historic

Southern Turf Building, guests flock to taste, sip and experience the legendary dining and entertainment that has made Skull's the cornerstone of Nashville's historic Printer's Alley district.

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.

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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrianaM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibe. Delicious cocktails and soul awakening music

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DawneB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place! The story behind it is so intriguing. The atmosphere is Cool! Food and service was Outstanding! Jazz band best ever! Loved the experience! If I had to pick one negative it would have been that 2 large tables were their at the same time as us and they were so loud we couldn’t hear ourselves talk. We made the best of it because everything else was spot on. We never complained but the waiter apologized as soon as we sat down. Thanks for a great experience!!!

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EricC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. The music is loud enough to hear but not too loud to prevent conversation. The servers were personable and helped each other. Expensive ($110 for 2 people, no alcohol, with desert and appetiser) but in line with nice restaurants.

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vipTerri
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were absolutely fabulous! We enjoyed the ambiance, meal, servers, etc.

The only issue was a VERY LOUD group that ruined the experience for us and others. The maitre d' came over to apologize for the loud group - you could tell he was very unhappy about the loudness.

Overall, everything was outstanding though and can't wait to return!

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JoeC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The music/dancing and ambiance were fantastic! Unfortunately, we were unable to eat due to a leaky ceiling. They were still very accommodating though because they covered our drinks and bought us shots. I'd definitely recommend checking out if visiting the area. The food looked great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place and show! I only rated the food a 1 star because there was an unfortunate event with rain leaking through the ceiling that caused us to not be able to eat that night. But I hopefully will get to try it someday. I hear it's amazing. The service was excellent!

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Goodfood
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brandon was great. Some of the best prime rib I ever had esp with the horseradish sauce.

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BradF
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place!

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Traveltj
Fayetteville
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my birthday. Outstanding food, service and great music. The music is at a level that allows you to still hold a conversation. Table for 4 with all agreeing that it was a fantastic meal. Thanks to everyone there for making it a great evening

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DavidV
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool vibe and great service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Nashville for a mini vacation, and a server from a bar recommended Skull’s. We were not disappointed! The prime rib is excellent and we had one of the best Old Fashion’s since we arrived. We will definitely come here next time we come to town!

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HolliB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our experience was not the best overall. Main complaint was once seated, server took way to much time to greet and take order. We had 3 tables (more importantly the one right next to us) be sat AFTER us, ordered the SAME entrees as us and they got their salads and entrees and were done eating and gone before we even got our dinner. Had reservations at 7pm and was 830 before even receiving meal. Had nothing to do with lack of employees either as many tables around us were being very well taken care of. Appetizers even took very long and server even recognized time. Bartender even mentioned it was a "Slow Night" for them. Will not return..

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vipHooks
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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AntonioC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic!! My wife and I recently moved here and we were more than pleased this will definitely be a monthly dinner location

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vipJimC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and it was an experience we will always remember! They were incredibly kind enough to change our reservation and then did an amazing g job with service. Ben was quite the waiter! The prime rib was worth the visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really cool, classy vibe! Great service and yummy cocktails

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KaylaD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in Nashville. The 2nd birthday I’ve spent here and I have loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun...great music and great food.

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SarahH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot with delicious food. Would definitely recommend making a reservation.

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MelissaD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! I highly recommend the crab cakes, lobster bisque, and the cheese board! If I could go back today id order that again!! The music and history was awesome too!!

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aaronotto
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing! From the minute we walked in the door to the minute we left, the experience was awesome. We had the strip and the filet. They were cooked perfectly. Will definitely come back!

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vippahdsh
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been wanting to go here for a long time - finally made it on our third trip to Nashville. It was worth the wait! The ambience, music and food were outstanding and we had a wonderful meal. The service was also perfect - I highly recommend!

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MeryanBr
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not disappoint! We had a blast and the food was spectacular!

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KatyH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve lived here 4 years now and this was hands down my favorite dining and entertainment experience I’ve had since moving here. I 10/10 recommend for locals and visitors.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best date at Skulls! Food was excellent and ambience was superb! Will return.

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AmyK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went last night for dinner and everything was fantastic! Tony, our server, was on top of everything, made great suggestions and ensured we had a wonderful dining experience. We would definitely return to see the burlesque show next time! All in all, an outstanding birthday dinner for my boyfriend and best friend!

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vipSheri
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic foie gras and escargot. Lamb was grilled and seasoned to perfection. Live jazz music was wonderful. An overall memorable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy visiting skulls!

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, so glad we were able to get a table.

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JessB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Skulls is a must! Kind of pricey but SO worth it! Make a reservation 2 weeks in advance! Filet Mignon was melt in your mouth amazing perfection! I received a free birthday dessert! Drinks were fantastic! The show was so good, fun, interactive, energetic and entertaining! The ambience is nice! The service was great! I can't say enough about how great everything was! Plan it, budget it in, you won't regret it!!!

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ReggieD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent place for a date night. Took my wife for her birthday and we had excellent service and the live music was amazing.

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vipGen5co
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!! Food was excellent! Cocktails Delicious

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SuzanneJ
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening, wonderful service, out of this world food and drinks!

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vipFoster4foodies
Tucson
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our time at Skulls! The scallops and Caesar salad were to die for! The location is perfect! Spent the entire night in alley!

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JasonA
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Waitress was helpful in making starter and meal decisions. Food prepared on point. Will come again when in town.

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KRod
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Servers were excellent, quick response, friendly and professional. Ambiance was cool jazz bar. Food was excellent. A little pricy but otherwise a really great experience. Good for special occasion.

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NicoleT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best escargot! Couldn't pick a better place to celebrate my birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Our server was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable with every detail of the menu and specials. Band was fun and interactive. Food was awesome!

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Jolee0731
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!

This was a great place to dine if you're looking for something away from the noise and crowd on Broadway.

The food was delicious and the prices weren't terrible considering the portion sizes.

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DeniseC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! Attentive, friendly service. Delicious food! Great jazz music!

FAQs

Skull's Rainbow Room is rated 4.8 stars by 2643 OpenTable diners.

Skull's Rainbow Room does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://skullsrainbowroom.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.