Nashville boasts a rich tapestry of restaurants, cafes, pubs, and bars, the latter of which has commanded our spotlight today. Specifically, we are pleased to announce the Top Ten Hotel Bars that wowed us consistently throughout 2023. While we recommend taking the time to visit each of these this year if you’re a local, visitors to our beautiful city should feel free to choose whichever location is most convenient. After all, each of these gems is sure to please with stand-out cocktails, delicious bites, and friendly staff that will help you feel welcome while you’re here.

The Pool Club
1 Music Square W | Nashville

The Pool Club’s unique rooftop getaway is focused on providing guests with a restorative, comfortable, delicious atmosphere quietly abuzz with social interchanges. Head up to the 14th floor to take in the skyline views, relax by the pool, order your drinks and eats from the impeccably curated menu, then enjoy the vibes as the sun sets to the the club’s chill, yet engaging, live music.

For brunch enthusiasts, The Pool Club is a culinary delight, though the lively daytime music may make conversations challenging. The friendly wait staff, delectable dishes like the chorizo-packed scramble and mouthwatering truffle fries, make The Pool Club a top-notch brunch spot. The only drawback is that the pool itself does remain exclusive to hotel guests.

Bobby's Rooftop Lounge
230 4th Ave N | Nashville

Bobby’s Rooftop Lounge invites you to hang out ten stories above downtown Nashville. The lounge’s menu encompasses draft beer, craft beer, craft cocktails, relaxed home-inspired small plates, and a pair of dessert options to round out your visit.

For a unique twist, unwind in Bobby's retrofitted 1956 Scenicruiser – a bus that will hit you with the perfect blend of nostalgia and modern charm. Just behind the bus, you’ll find the roof’s sweetest spot for catching the best views of downtown Nashville.

Cumberland Bar
201 8th Ave S | Nashville

JW Marriott’s reputation as purveyors of exquisite dining experiences needs no introduction, and the Cumberland Bar is the embodiment of the brand’s commitment to excellence. The bartender can create any libation you desire, though there is already a gorgeous selection of whiskey, bourbon, and craft cocktails to choose from. Light bites can be ordered at the bar or from a seat by the warm fire; either way, we’re certain that you will be delighted.

L27 Rooftop Lounge
807 Clark Pl | Nashville

Perched on the twenty-seventh floor of the Westin Nashville, L27 Rooftop Lounge invites you to unwind poolside. Celebrate the company of friends as you share small plates, sip on craft cocktails, and enjoy live music by Nashville's own beloved artists. L27 Rooftop Lounge in Nashville promises an exceptional experience with breathtaking views and delectable cuisine. The panoramic vistas create a stunning backdrop, making it an ideal destination for a memorable night out. The diverse menu caters to eclectic tastes, ensuring there are delicious bites for everyone (even your pickiest friend).

While swimming is exclusive to hotel guests, all visitors are welcome to enhance their day by renting a cabana. These secluded spaces carve out a private retreat in which you and yours may unwind while the sun sets the skyline ablaze at dusk.

The Countrypolitan
315 Union St | Nashville

You must visit The Countrypolitan Bar and Kitchen, where the warm welcome and inviting atmosphere perfectly complement their acclaimed menu of both locally-made and imported beverages and uniquely delectable grub. Whether you opt for the playful menu of Tennessee comfort food or prefer Southern-inspired cuisine with a Nashville twist, this bar’s food may just be unmatched.

In case you somehow need more inducement, you should know that the Countrypolitan’s atmosphere, especially in the golden light of mid-afternoon, exudes a polished blend of Southern Gothic refinement and Art Deco flair, creating a unique and engaging ambiance.

The Bridge Bar
611 Commerce St | Nashville

The Bridge Bar, tucked away on the 3rd floor of the Renaissance Nashville, is sure to impress with its panoramic city views, live music, and sports entertainment housed within a soaring glass atrium. This hidden gem continues to impress both locals and visitors alike through this unique atmosphere and its offerings from the full bar and its carefully curated menu, both of which make for a mouthwatering experience. Chef Danny's culinary prowess shares the spotlight for guests only with the engaging mixologists, each of whom crafts beautiful cocktails, with favorites like the Secret Garden and Timothy's Old Fashioned.

Hidden Bar
200 4th Ave N | Nashville

Uncover the secret beneath the Hotel Noelle, hidden behind an unassuming green door labeled "Storage." Enter through Makeready Libations & Liberation, navigate to the back, and turn left at the two-way mirrors to discover the enigmatic Hidden Bar. Renowned for its ever-changing thematic décor, seasonal pop-ups, DJ sessions, dance parties on Fridays and Saturdays, and a stunning cocktail menu, this speakeasy is a cozy retreat with limited seating.

The experience at the Hidden Bar is nothing short of magical. Disguised behind Noelle's façade, the unexpected charm and creative seasonal themes tend to surprise and delight visitors. The cocktails, crafted by their master mixologists, are beautifully designed, and when decked out, the themed decor only adds to the air of allure.

While, due to their “no reservations” policy, there might be a wait of 15-20 minutes on busy nights, the experience is well worth your time.

Harriet's Rooftop
710 Demonbreun St | Nashville

Soaring above the city on the 19th floor of 1 Nashville, Harriet’s Rooftop offers an exclusive and elevated nightlife experience with inspiring views of Music City. Guests at Harriet's Rooftop can indulge in a collection of bespoke libations and eclectic light bites (including sushi) crafted with the finest seasonal ingredients and progressive techniques. The beverage menu is regionally inspired and bursting with innovation, with drinks that will refresh as well as spiritous options!

Whether you’re visiting for business, pleasure, or even a friend's wedding, Harriet's Rooftop will certainly impresses you with its beautiful ambiance, delicious cocktails, and exceptional service. The rooftop is an amazing spot, ensuring that you’ll wish to visit repeatedly to relish in its class and charm.

Parlour Bar
210 4th Ave N | Nashville

Parlour Bar, which is attached to Stateside Kitchen, offers a sophisticated yet approachable atmosphere. Nested within the historic living room of the original Utopia Hotel from the early 1900s, the bar invites you to immerse yourself in its rich history and storied legacy. The delightful beverage program features innovative classics, including the signature Smoked Peach Old Fashioned and exclusive custom barrels of both Woodford Reserve and Patrón.

250 Rep. John Lewis Way S | Nashville

Barlines is the quintessential Nashville honky-tonk, offering live music and sports entertainment on large video screens. Here, you can indulge in a richly flavorful menu featuring Southern comfort food and Tennessee libations. Kick back and enjoy yourself amongst the vibrant atmosphere, friendly wait staff, and of course, the sports! Watch your favorite teams on multiple LCD HDTVs and the HearTV® mobile app, which pair up to ensure you catch every angle of the big game. Additionally, the Barlines stage hosts live local musicians seven days a week, showcasing Music City's brightest rising stars.

The Takeaway

If you’re relocating to the region in 2024, or already live here but wish to buy or sell your property, please reach out to us today!

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