Nashville has a wide variety of bars, not just honky tonks. Some of the bars are packing some really unique flavor and are part of a little neighborhood scene and others are just regular places to watch a game. Be prepared though, because some the best of Nashville’s sports bars fill up quick, so you need to know a little bit about each one to figure out if it’s what you are looking for. Many of the bars are located near other restaurants and different bars, so if you want to stroll around or hop from place to place, you can get that in a couple of different places. There’s a couple of distinct flavors to each bar, so I’m going to give you a little run down for the best ones, so you know what’s up:
1. Beyond the Edge
If you want beer options, you’ve got them with Beyond the Edge. This bar carries over 125 beer options and is in Five Points, a happening place in East Nashville that hosts several bars and restaurants and a perfect place for getting into different scenes for a night on the town. Beyond the Edge also has 25 TVS, so the game watching is always on point.
2. Double Dogs
It is a family friendly sports bar and a smoke free environment. They have lots of TVs and do a big projection on the wall for the big games. It’s a fun and lively place with a clean cut appeal. It’s one of the newer places but already fairly popular.
3. Johnathan’s Grille
Johnathan’s Grill has five locations in Nashville and is one of the more popular, cool locations, with 45 televisions at each spot. It’s a great place to catch a game in a great, clean environment and food that can compete with some of the top restaurants in Nashville.
M. L. Rose
This is a bar with a serious local feel in West Nashville. It’s a really great hangout spot for meeting friends and two locations within the city. They have some great burgers, so if you’re just looking for a regular place to eat M.L. Rose is a great choice. There’s a huge outdoor area too and lots of arcade games.
5. Belcourt Taps
This is not a sports bar but a great place to tailgate before you head to your favorite bar for a game.
This is a great bar that’s a local favorite. Not a lot of bells and whistles, just a good time and a good place to catch a Sunday game.
7. Acme Feed & Seed
This bar has a rooftop bar and you’ll always find a TV. If you want some out the park views of the city then this is the place to go. There are two stories plus the rooftop and if you really want to watch the game then the second floor is the best. I recommend this place as a general feel of Nashville’s sports bar scene. So, if you want to visit Nashville, definitely add this bar to your list.
There are several variety of sports bars to choose from in Nashville. Some have a college football feel and there are off course bars that are fans of specific teams. You can find a Packer’s bar or a Seahawks bar if those are your teams. And if you want to watch racing then there are couple of bars that are good for that, especially, M.L. Rose where there’s generally more of a variety of people, so a wider variety of sports tastes.