13 Lively Rooftop, Hidden & Underground Watering Holes To Wet Your Whistle

13 Lively Rooftop, Hidden & Underground Watering Holes To Wet Your Whistle

Sunday, Jul 23 2017

In our increasingly cosmopolitan city, why settle for a boring bar outing when you can opt for a bustling rooftop, secretive hideaway or a below ground lounge? We've pulled together a list of Nashville's best rooftop, hidden & underground bars to spice up your next night out.

ROOFTOP

Experience Quintessential Nashville at Acme at Acme Feed & Seed
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Experience Quintessential Nashville at Acme

Beloved by locals and tourists alike, Acme's rooftop bar is always packed, regardless of the time of day or season. Its backdrop includes Nissan Stadium and Lower Broadway.

Experience Quintessential Nashville at Acme
$   .  Acme Feed & Seed   .  Nashville
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Lounge Poolside with Libations at the L27 Rooftop Bar at L27 Rooftop Bar
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Lounge Poolside with Libations at the L27 Rooftop Bar

Perched atop the Westin Hotel, the L27 serves up skyline views, poolside cabanas and pricey libations.

Lounge Poolside with Libations at the L27 Rooftop Bar
$$$   .  L27 Rooftop Bar   .  Nashville
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Sip in Views at L.A. Jackson at L.A. Jackson
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Sip Up Views at L.A. Jackson +33 fire icon

This bar atop the Thompson Hotel is the perfect spot to savor a cocktail or two while taking in views of Nashville's rapidly growing skyline.

Sip in Views at L.A. Jackson
$$$   .  L.A. Jackson   .  Nashville
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Pig Out on Mexican Eats at Pancho & Lefty's Cantina at Pancho & Lefty's Cantina
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Toss Back Drinks at Pancho & Lefty's Cantina

This Mexican cantina's rooftop bar offers a variety of adult beverages to accompany street tacos while watching the crowds on Broadway.

Street tacos take center stage at this small Mexican cantina across the street from Bridgestone Arena.

Pig Out on Mexican Eats at Pancho & Lefty's Cantina
$   .  Pancho & Lefty's Cantina   .  Nashville
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Sip in the Skyline at Up at Fairfield Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown/The Gulch
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Sip in the Skyline at Up

This bar will give you all that you need to close out a great night—delicious bevs, signature ingredients and killer views.

Sip in the Skyline at Up
$   .  Fairfield Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown/The Gulch   .  Nashville
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HIDDEN

Sip Cocktails at Bar Sovereign at Bar Sovereign
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Sip Cocktails at Bar Sovereign

Marked by only a small gold placard to the right of the entrance, Bar Sovereign is hidden away (literally) from the chaos of downtown.

Sip Cocktails at Bar Sovereign
$$   .  Bar Sovereign   .  Nashville
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Get a Cocktail Shaken or Stirred at Bastion at Bastion
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Get a Cocktail Shaken or Stirred at Bastion

Though Bastion's bar and lounge isn't hidden, the restaurant totally is. To access it, you must locate a secretive sliding door off the right side of the bar.

Get a Cocktail Shaken or Stirred at Bastion
$$   .  Bastion   .  Nashville
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Toast to Delicious Cocktails at Old Glory at Old Glory
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Toast to Delicious Libations at Old Glory

Lacking any signage, to enter Old Glory, you must find the black door behind Taco Mamacita with the yellow triangle painted around it. You then descend down a winding staircase into a spectacular cocktail emporium.

Toast to Delicious Cocktails at Old Glory
$$   .  Old Glory   .  Nashville
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Slip into a Southern Speakeasy at Patterson House at The Patterson House
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Slip into a Southern Speakeasy at The Patterson House +34 fire icon

There's no sign, there's barely a website and in the age of social media syndrome, they strongly discourage phones. All of this sacrifice makes for a speakeasy ambiance you won't soon forget.

Slip into a Southern Speakeasy at Patterson House
$   .  The Patterson House   .  Nashville
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UNDERGROUND

Swig Brews at Beer Sellar at Beer Sellar
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Swig Brews at Beer Sellar

Long before Nashville had become an 'It' city, the Beer Sellar was serving up cold brews in a smoky atmosphere underground.

Swig Brews at Beer Sellar
$   .  Beer Sellar   .  Nashville
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Fancy a Pint at Fleet Street Pub at Fleet Street Pub
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Fancy a Pint at Fleet Street Pub

Located in Historic Printers Alley, this underground English-style pub is perfect for watching a game of football, playing darts and chowing down on fish and chips.

Fancy a Pint at Fleet Street Pub
$$   .  Fleet Street Pub   .  Nashville
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Saddle Up to the Bar at The Sutler "Cellar" at The Sutler Saloon
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Saddle Up to the Bar at The Sutler "Cellar"

The Sutler Saloon may elicit visions of country music, but head down a set of stairs and you'll find an underground cocktail lounge.

Saddle Up to the Bar at The Sutler "Cellar"
$$   .  The Sutler Saloon   .  Nashville
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Past Experiences

Whet Your Palate at Watermark at CLOSED - Watermark Restaurant
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Whet Your Palate at Watermark

Located in The Gulch, Watermark's rooftop patio is a great spot for pre-dinner drinks and people watching down below.

Whet Your Palate at Watermark
$$$   .  CLOSED - Watermark Restaurant   .  Nashville
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13 Lively Rooftop, Hidden & Underground Watering Holes To Wet Your Whistle
13 Lively Rooftop, Hidden & Underground Watering Holes To Wet Your Whistle