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Skull's Rainbow Room

4.6
4.6
3326 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 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 3,326 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. X

    Xcitedtoeat

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food quality was wonderful. Service was top notch with lovely waitstaff. Everybody was so polite and we loved the history in this restaurant. We stayed to listen to Jazz band who came on at 7:30 and enjoyed them very much!!! It was a great dining experience. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  2. JH

    JackieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a Nashville native, but this was the first time going to Skull's. The Sunday brunch was the best I've had anywhere in years. The medallions were tender. and seasoned perfectly. I don't know how you get such soft biscuits, but I need the recipe to give to my grandmama. The LARGE Bloody Marys were appetizers in and of themselves. They were showgirl pretty but also excellent drinks. I love those dark, gritty places with atmosphere and a past- so much better than any cookie-cutter-currently-popular-to-be-defunct-in-a-few-years country singer bar. Unfortunately, I didn't get our servers name, but she was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Now to go back for a burlesque show!
  3. L

    Lexi1818

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a lovely Sunday brunch. The food was wonderful and so was the ambiance with live jazz music. We had great service and I would definitely recommend!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did not disappoint!!! Enjoyed the food, cocktails and entertainment!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, great show! Will definitely be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolute blast yet again at our favorite restaurant in Nashville! Everything was perfect from drinks, service, food and entertainment. Thank you!
  7. TS

    ThomasS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice experience. The menu is 5 Star as well as the service. Noise level is hard to deal with but still worth it. We will be back but might try a different area to see if it makes a difference.
  8. K

    Kaytdan

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Nashville and heard that this restaurant was amazing and had to check it out for ourselves. It did not disappoint. Our server Kady was wonderful
  9. WH

    WilliamH

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of state party of six went to Skull’s for my wife’s 60th Birthday. My wife loves this place and the rest of us had not been there. We were looking for a special restaurant for a special occasion and Skull’s did not disappoint. This was our kind of place. A dark, mysterious, old style supper club vibe, with incredible food and outstanding service. The lobster bisque soup was otherworldly and those in the group who ordered prime rib believed it to be the best they’ve ever had. Perfect night out in Music City!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal. Food was exceptional and the service impeccable.
  11. PH

    PeterH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dress code stated “Business Casual” …. Respectfully, the code should be enforced … the atmosphere, the service, the food, the prices are all upscale… the dress code should be as well.
  12. S

    Secrets

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great set, great vibe. Nice reprieve from the craziness of Broadway.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoThanks for dining with us!

  13. AM

    AileenM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the minute you enter, this place does not disappoint. Food was amazing as were the drinks. There’s live music playing through out the night. Our server was awesome, he recommended some great bars to checkout and other restaurants.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoThank you for your compliments!

  14. AG

    AnneG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Too noisy to talk across table!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoThanks for your feedback, Anne!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service was amazing!! Get the filet..you'll never be sorry!! Atmosphere was perfect!!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoWe appreciate your recommendation!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Honestly, I had super high expectations and was really disappointed. It was super loud, tables were practically on top of each other. We waited for 10 minutes before our server even acknowledged us and she wasn’t especially friendly. We were celebrating our anniversary. The hostess said ‘Happy Anniversary’ when we arrived, but the server never mentioned it, much less did anything to make the milestone dining feel special. My husband’s filet and side was actually cold, not even luke warm. She did bring him a fresh one after we told her, but there wasn’t much in the way of an apology. The jazz music was the highlight…though a little loud, it was enjoyable. I heard the people right next to us grumbling about food and service, and I know at least one other lady appeared very unhappy. I wouldn’t go back and am sad our experience was lacking….as I said, I had high hopes.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoWe appreciate your feedback and we apologize for your experience. We have passed this along to our management team. If you would like to provide more details, please email customerservice@iconentertainment.c om.

  17. JM

    JayMay

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance of this restaurant is lovely!! Really enjoyed the band and the volume of the music was just right!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoThank you for dining with us!

  18. JH

    JimH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Good still very good. Our waitress was ok until the end of the mea when she brought out ticket without offering desert or coffee or after dinner drinks. Very crowded table space makes it difficult to move around. No manager walking around checking with diners.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoHi Jim, thank you for your feedback. We have passed this along to our management team and we apologize for your experience.

  19. r

    rickydee

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Decent food but nothing to write home about. Service was a bit slow as a drink arrived almost after the meal. Server mentioned a great sauce but charged $12.50 for it without full disclosure. Music was nice.
  20. J

    Jojo

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! It was phenomenal: food, server, and great dessert.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoWe are so glad you enjoyed your experience!

  21. K

    Kristi

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had wonderful service and the food and music was amazing! Absolutely loved the low lighting and ambiance of the place. We will definitely be back!!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoThank you for your kind feedback!

  22. WT

    WilliamT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Atmosphere and service were outstanding! Perfect brunch after a long night. I don’t have a lot of experience with speak easys but we loved this place. Definitely going back.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoWe look forward to welcoming you back!

  23. M

    Marykay

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG what an awesome place to dine! We had this great server named Flavio who was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu and the restaurant. Every minute we were there was an unforgettable experience including the best prime rib I have ever had, the music, and the overall ambience. We are from the Chattanooga area, and plan to return for dinner and the burlesque show for a special upcoming celebration.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoThank you! We will be sure to pass this along to our team.

  24. C

    Christine

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Extremely overpriced for not that great a meal but neat atmosphere/experience with live music.
  25. NM

    NatashaM

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm from Nashville and never been to Skull's. First time and won't be the last time. I loved everything about the place! Staff was extremely friendly from the front door to Jasmine and our server. I had lamb chops and my date had the NY Strip. The food was on point and delicious! Burlesque show was fun! This place is a must!!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoThank you for your compliments!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was some of the best in a long time, food was perfect, and the vibe was perfect. A great night!
  27. k

    kathyb

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fun evening out. Dinner at 9:30 then very hard to find a spot to watch the show. We were expecting old school burlesque but it was 80’ night show. Will visit again.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoWe look forward to welcoming you back!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had a fantastic meal and stayed afterwards to watch the show

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoWe are so glad you enjoyed it!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Condensation from the overhead air conditioning duct dripped water on us throughout dinner. The manager apologized for the inconvenience.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoThank you for your feedback! We apologize for your experience.

  30. AK

    AmandaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thought it was a little pricey for what you got. $50 for an 8oz sirloin and it did not come with any side. The craft cocktails were tasty and different. Building and ambiance was neat.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicest servers/bartenders, delicious food and drinks, amazing music! The best!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoThank you for your compliments!

  32. JS

    JenniferS

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found Skulls during a visit in April but couldn’t get a res. We made sure to get one this time around. We had a great time and the food was delicious. The escargot were perfect, and the steak and salmon cooked with precision. Skull would be proud of what the new group of owners have done with the place. It couldn’t have been easy resurrecting that building and keeping his vision represented. Well done. See y’all soon!!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 4 days agoThank you for this glowing review, Jennifer!

  33. FW

    FantasticWoodFiredPizza

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went here for our anniversary and were treated like VIPs. Unfortunately, the chef’s first try at my steak was a miss. Our server quickly got my steak refired and it was good. Appreciated the 8 oz filet for the same hefty price we paid for a 6oz the night before at another Nashville restaurant on Broadway. The jazz trio was wonderful! The atmosphere is dark and crowded for fine dining but when you think of the artists who have sang on the stage…it makes it alright! Wine is overpriced by the bottle, by a lot. If you’re looking for a unique place to soak up some Nashville music history and get some good eats…this is a great place to dine.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on July 29, 2022Thanks for celebrating with us!

  34. SS

    StephanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Book reservations on their website. Atmosphere, food, and experience all lived up to the expectation.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on July 29, 2022Thank you for your positive feedback!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great music and great food!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for your compliments!

  36. NW

    NatalieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food and atmosphere. We had the filet with mushrooms and Mac and cheese. Very tender filet and super tasty sides.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for joining us, Natalie!

  37. CB

    CandyBomb

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband Mark and I celebrated his Birthday last night and it was a Roaring Experience! The Staff was, as always, Amazing. The Duke...my favorite cocktail was richly & refreshingly Delicious. The Eats were Delectable ( I forgot to order a birthday dessert!). Above All Else, Perry Dano and the Skulls Band is Through the Roof. First Class Entertainment, last night featuring Ms. Dianne Sherrill and some selected Patrons were handed the microphone and invited to Dance Las Vegas style! It was a night to Remember. We Always enjoy the lovely Songbird Thea Danos when she Graces the stage with Perry. We are into the Speak Easy vibe and Recommend Skull's as Nashville's BEST venue! Thank You for a Lovely Evening, Candace Lucchesi & Mark Oliverius

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate your feedback and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    We made a reservation for Saturday night at 10pm with the express purpose of having cocktails and watching the burlesque show. Our booth was way in the back by the kitchen with no view of the stage. What a disappointment! Our server was very attentive though.
  39. GB

    GuestsfromBramalea

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service and entertainment were excellent. Enjoyed. Caesar salad rack of lamb and short rib could have shared the lamb the order was large

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for your kind feedback!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had girls night out! Great service from Jessica and Kyle the bartender

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.

FAQs

Skull's Rainbow Room is rated 4.6 stars by 3326 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 48 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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