Food Centric Bar in Nasvhille
I'm going to be arriving in Nashville Saturday evening and was looking for a bar with great food -- something casual where I can grab a few drinks as well.
I'll be staying at the Hotel Indigo on West End and will be willing to take a cab as long as it's not out to the burbs.
Also, what time do bars open downtown on Sunday? I wanted to grab a drink before I head over to my in-laws tailgate. Whodat
Go over to the 1808 Grille at the Hutton Hotel (also on West End -- actually practically next door to the Hotel Indigo) and grab a seat at the bar. Or go over to Holland House in East Nashville, which will require a cab ride but not a long one. Both have great drinks and great food, both are casual.
One of the best bars in town, given your parameters, would be The Oak Bar at The Hermitage Hotel downtown. It's really part of Capitol Grille, a 5-star restaurant, and they have a bar menu that has plenty to choose from.
I would also say that City House (also downtown) would be an excellent option. The bar is small, but there's also a "bar" that faces the cooking area.
Bound'ry (bars downstairs and upstairs, with different vibes)
Cabana (I like the bar in the back room better than the one in front)
Eastland Cafe (East Nashville)