Warm weather is here, which means late nights spent, hopefully, outside enjoying yummy food and a delicious cocktail. Thankfully, Nashville has plenty of options for those who want to enjoy dining al fresco. Keep reading to find five of our favorites.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better rooftop bar than at the Twelve Thirty Club. Head to the top of the popular downtown restaurant, and you’ll be greeted with gorgeous views, which you can enjoy while dining on shareable snacks like Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Soy Caramel or their Salt-Crusted Warm Pretzels. Wash it down with their Summertime Spritz, made with vodka, smashed watermelon, Thai Basil, Himalayan Pink Salt and sparkling wine.
550 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Not only does L27 offer a rooftop bar, but it does it at the top of Westin Hotel’s 27 floors, making it a view unlike anywhere else. L27 also has a stunning pool, plus live music on select nights. Enjoy unique menu items like Grilled Octopus or a Smoked Beet Salad. L27 also has a full bar, with cocktails like the Stay Up Beet, with Bombay Sapphire, Prosecco, beet juice and ginger syrup, or their Once and Floral, with Casamigos Blanco, blueberry syrup, lavender syrup and lemon juice.
807 Clark Pl, Nashville, TN 37203
Think of the Pool Club, located at the top of Virgin Hotels Nashville, as an experience, more than a dining destination. While they do have amazing food items, like their Langoustine Tacos and their Parmesan Truffle Fries, guests can also enjoy the view and experience, quite literally, poolside. The Pool Club offers lounges and daybeds to rent, enjoying the amenities of a summer getaway for a few hours.
Don’t miss their summery drinks, like the Coastal Cowgirl, with Mijenta Blanco Tequila, pineapple, pomegranate and triple sec, or their Backwoods Barbie, with Absolut Grapefruit Vodka, housemade white sangria and seasonal fruit.
1 Music Square W, Nashville, TN 372034
Yes, there are a lot of artist-owned bars in Nashville, and yes, most of them have a rooftop bar. But if we have to pick one, we’re going with Luke’s 32 Bridge, owned of course, by country music superstar, Luke Bryan. Not only does it have more square footage than a lot of the downtown bars, but Luke’s 32 Bridge also has an impressive menu, with everything from light bites to dishes big enough to share. Try the Elk Sliders or the Pork Belly Bao Buns for something unique.
There are also plenty of cocktail options, all named after some of Bryan’s biggest songs, like the Country Girl, made with rum, amaretto, vodka and pineapple juice. or the What Makes You Country, with Crown Royal, peach schnapps, raspberry and cranberry juice.
301 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201
Located at the top of the Thompson Hotel, in the trendy Gulch neighborhood, L.A. Jackson not only offers a stellar weekend brunch, but shareable cocktails, like Drunk in Love, made with Lunazul Blanco, Grand Marnier, campari and watermelon, along with an impressive list of affordable beers on drafts and wines. If you’re really in the sharing mood, L.A. Jackson also has a charcuterie board and a butter board to share, plus items like their Champagne Glitter Chicken (yes, really), and a pineapple sorbet for dessert, with or without the tequila floater.