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Dec 9, 2011 07:46 AM

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

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  1. Lots of choices in that area. What type of atmosphere are you looking for? Craft cocktails and low lights? Beer and sports on lots of TVs? "Bar food" or gourmet bar food something more upscale?

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    1. re: TLF

      Something more upscale is what I would prefer. As far as drinks go it really doesn't matter as long as I can have a scotch -- I'm more concerned with the food

      College football is over so TV's aren't really a requirement although one would be nice

    2. 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.

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      1. re: nm1

        Thanks, I may check out the Holland House

        I've stayed at the Hutton a few times so I'm familiar with the 1808 -- it's good but I want to try something new

        1. re: klebb

          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.

          Other ideas:
          Patterson House
          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)
          Kayne Prime
          Cha Chah

          1. re: TLF

            I'll add Tavern and Whiskey Kitchen to the list, both offer great food and drinks.

            1. re: pete k

              I second Tavern and Whisky kitchen givennyour location. Holland House definitely not worth the cab ride from your location.