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Skull's Rainbow Room

4.6
4.6
3208 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.

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Booked 73 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

  • Executive chef

    Mike Ledesma

  • 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 ​

  • Private party contact

    Tara Martin: (847) 922-4245

  • 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 3,208 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Late Night Find

  • Nashville

    Late Night Find

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and fun!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wedding anniversary, and an especially wonderful evening thanks to the personnel, the entertainment and the amazing food. Could not have had a better evening’s. Thank You to the entire staff and management of Skulls Rainbow Room. They are truly a Nashville gem. We will be back, The Kerrigan’s

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining experience!

  4. T

    Tracy

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WOW!!! GREAT food and cocktails, best service I’ve ever experienced, great band and vocalists! The place is oozing with charm. Recommend using a Lyft/Über to get there because downtown Nashville is pretty crazy (not in a good way) anymore… Oh— get the prime rib empanadas. Just do it.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day ago

    Thank you for your feedback, Tracy! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience.

  5. TN

    ToddN

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Skulls is a unique and historic place. Combines amazing cuisine and cocktails with live music. Pork chop is amazing as are lamb chops. Eggplant app and escargot are top choices.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days ago

    Hi Todd, thank you for your kind feedback!

  6. ST

    STEVENO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere! Enjoyed everything including the music.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days ago

    We are so glad you enjoyed your evening!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great !!! Food, service, and atmosphere!!!!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days ago

    We are so glad to hear it!

  8. SV

    SaraV

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! So tasty and different. The prime rib empanadas were to die for. The crawfish gnocchi was so creamy and delicious.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days ago

    Hi Sara, thank you for dining with us and for sharing your experience!

  9. TL

    TowanaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly enjoyed this restaurant. The food was excellent and my Son loved the food as well 😋 👌. It was a great Father's Day for him. The lamb chops were on point. And our waiter was great. Will definitely return.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days ago

    Thanks for celebrating with us! We look forward to welcoming you back.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fatbers day

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days ago

    Thanks for celebrating with us!

  11. PZ

    PeterZ

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day Brunch was amazing! Kristin was tops and the music and the food was excellent!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you for your compliments, Peter! We will be sure to pass this along to our team.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Tourist trap.

  13. e

    ellenv

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything from the music to the brunch to the cocktails were amazing!! Would highly recommend

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days ago

    We appreciate your recommendation, Ellen!

  14. BF

    BonnieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was so great!! And the atmosphere was amazing!!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days ago

    We are glad you enjoyed your experience, Bonnie!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1

    It was ok… but very expensive. I had the rack of lamb w/ mashed potatoes and asparagus. My husband had the prime rib and same side that was priced separately. He had 2 Jack & gingers ( one came as a Jack and coke) I had one adult bev. He also had the Escargot and he said had had better on the cruise ship, didn’t taste any snails. Our bill was 239. After tip I would choose something different next time.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful New Zealand leg of lamb! Great ambiance and music. I would highly recommend dining at Skull’s. Make a reservation, you will need it!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    Thanks for your kind feedback!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant in Nashville hands down!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    Thanks so much! We really appreciate your kind feedback.

  18. SM

    ShaneM

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can't wait to go back!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    We look forward to welcoming you back, Shane!

  19. VB

    VanessaB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was to early for live band, but did appreciate jazz music being played. Genevieve was a great waitress. Food was delicious. Highly recommended

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 17, 2022

    Thank you for your recommendation!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sooo cool but before you go read up on the history, really sets the stage for Awesome experience. Food was off the chain amazing!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    Thank you for dining with us!

  21. LL

    LuckyLaura

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best steaks and Old Fashion drinks I’ve had. Great vibe.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    That's high praise! Thank you for your compliments.

  22. M

    Munchieguys

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a definite must go to when you're in Nashville. Everything about its history and character are typical Nashville. Food, service and ambience are the best!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    Thank you for dining with us and for your kind feedback!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time in Nashville and we had to check this place out. So glad we did!! The food and the live music were wonderful!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    We are so glad you had a wonderful time!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was expensive but amazing! Worth it

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    Thanks for your recommendation!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best in Nashville-always love our date nights at Skulls

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    Thanks for being a regular!

  26. MC

    MikeC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brandon was an amazing waiter !!!! Food was on point and amazing. Would do it again when I come back to Nashville. I had a little encounter with the paranormal trying to close mens room door but it was still cool.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    Hi Mike, thanks for joining us! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great vibes, excellent staff, food is very good. Very spendy for not being top notch, but it’s close. Would come back for sure.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 17, 2022

    We hope to welcome you back in the future!

  28. DD

    DeniseD

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great place!!! Our waiter was wonderful. Very attentive and super helpful!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience!

  29. JU

    JoeU

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and amazing food. Filet and lobster were amazing!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    Thanks for your compliments!

  30. CQ

    CarmeloQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We arrived 30 minutes before the kitchen closed for the night. We were seated without hesitation. We weren’t rushed, the service was excellent, and the food was delicious. The vibe, decor, and live music is that of a place that has been cool for many decades.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    We are so glad you enjoyed your experience! We appreciate your kind feedback.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place ever!!! Highly recommend! Go go go everyone is always friendly and helpful food is great

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    Thank you so much for your recommendation!

  32. AS

    AshleyS

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2

    The plumbing system above me dripped on my head multiple times. After notifying staff it was, "Oh I'm sorry." They didn't offer to fix the situation, move us, comp any of our food or drinks, or anything. Very disappointed.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    Thanks for your compliments!

  34. JD

    JessicaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is really cool! From the moment you walk through the door you can feel the history and vibe from the colorful past in the air! Service was amazing! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful with everything from picking the right cocktails and meals, to answering questions about the building’s history and future plans! The food was delicious as well, by far the best meal I had during my visit to Nashville!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 15, 2022

    Hi Jessica, that's high praise! We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 7, 2022

    Thank you!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best time ever, food amazing, performing artists spectacular and the wait staff were the best. 100% recommend this place

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 7, 2022

    We appreciate your compliments and recommendation!

  37. MG

    MaryG

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, and service, the wine prices are outrageous, a bottle that sells for $20.00 in a liquor store was market up to $95.00 that’s outrageous mark up.

  38. BV

    BryanV

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great brunch with music playing in the background.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 7, 2022

    Thanks for dining with us, Bryan!

  39. EN

    ErikaN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing will definitely recommend great atmosphere, food and service

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 7, 2022

    Thank you for your compliments!

  40. F

    garyF

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, wine and service. Dined during a Jazz performance. Entertainment was excellent. Highly recommend.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on June 7, 2022

    Hi Gary, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

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Skull's Rainbow Room is rated 4.6 stars by 3208 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 73 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

  • Executive chef

    Mike Ledesma

  • 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 ​

  • Private party contact

    Tara Martin: (847) 922-4245

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