Never Never (also referred to as NVR NVR) is a relatively new Wedgewood Houston bar, but it has that old-time charm. You’ll hear the railroad rumble by as you sit on the patio, listen to music (sometimes live shows), talk with friends, and drink reasonably priced drinks (say “yes” to the tequila sangria). There are no TVs, so you get to focus on your drinks and your companions. Time Out tip: The sign outside simply reads, “BAR.”
Whether you want to sample some Tennessee whiskey or just grab a cold beer while you listen to the live music that made this city famous, the best bars in Nashville always deliver.
Music City’s imbibing lives up to its reputation in song: Country songs mention whiskey and beer as often (or more!) as they name-check Chevy and Ford. Just as the local restaurant (and hot chicken) and music scenes are beyond compare, the Nashville bar scene has a drink (or two) for everyone, be it karaoke for bachelorette parties, cheap beers for budget travelers, or selective wine pairings. Many of the mixologists behind these bars are experts in mocktails, too.
East Nashville, in particular, is a hotbed for locals and tourists, brimming with stylish, low-key hangouts that serve really good crafted cocktails. But notable spots have opened up all over town, from the fast-developing Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood to Lower Broadway and rooftops downtown.
We’ve rounded up the best of this Southern city’s distilleries, taprooms, rooftop lounges, and dive bars below. All you have to do is get there before last call.
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