Craft beer is booming all over the country, and Nashville is now home to a lot more breweries than you might think! New microbreweries are popping up nearly every day, and many have delicious food and events to take advantage of as well. We’ve found some of the coolest breweries to ensure you can have a good time in the country music capital of the world! If you need a quick break from Broadway, check out our list of 8 fun breweries in Nashville, TN.
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Bearded Iris Brewing
101 Van Buren St, Nashville, TN 37208
The taproom of the Bearded Iris has an old-world feel, with a wooden bar and checkered tile flooring. You can enjoy the beers inside or outside. It’s a family-friendly place, so don’t be surprised to see a few kids wandering around underfoot. The “Attention Please!” Double IPA is one of the more popular options, and you’ll see a southern influence in the rotating beers throughout the year. You won’t find food, but you can bring your own. They’ll have board games so you can keep busy while you sip your pints.
Fat Bottom Brewing Co.
800 44th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209
The taproom of Fat Bottom has an industrial chic vibe. They offer specialty ales as well as an ever-changing list of seasonal beers. As you’re exploring the beers by the pint, you can also order burgers and such from their kitchen. When the weather is nice, you can head outside to the picnic tables as well as play cornhole. This is the kind of place you can bring the whole family. And brewery tours can be booked in advance of your visit, too.
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Tennessee Brew Works
809 Ewing Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
The rustic vibe of Tennessee Brew Works is seen throughout the relaxed taproom. You can sit at oak barrel tables inside or out on the patio. There’s live music constantly, so you can hear some of Nashville’s up-and-coming acts while you sip on beers that are brewed on-site. Beyond what’s on tap, you can also find a full kitchen, serving up appetizers and entrees. And in case beer isn’t your thing, they do have a menu of cocktails, wine, and cider for you to explore.
Honky Tonk Brewing Co.
240 Cumberland Bend, Nashville, TN 37228
You shouldn’t expect anything less from Nashville than a brewery named Honky Tonk. The brewing company takes itself seriously, with a special emphasis on Hazy IPAs. Some of their popular flavors include the Hazefest, West Coast IPA, and Blueberry Lemonade. You’ll find plenty of options on tap to satisfy your beer cravings, and you can also take cans of your favorites home with you. There’s no food on the menu, but you are welcome to bring outside food into the brewery.
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The Black Abbey Brewing Company
2952 Sidco Dr, Nashville, TN 37204
You’ll find Belgian-style beer being brewed at the Black Abbey. The entire taproom has a relaxed vibe in what looks like a European monastery. All of the beers are served in glasses that are fitting for the type of beer it is. You can choose flights to try more than one flavor and then get a glass of your favorite. You can also buy cans to bring home with you. There are a few snacks on the menu, but you might want to consider bringing take-out with you. You’ll find an abundance of events scheduled, including food trucks, so be sure to check their calendar to know what’s happening.
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Smith & Lentz Brewing and Pizza
903 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206
Smith & Lentz is the kind of place where you come for the beer and stay for the food. Their eclectic menu of pizza will ensure you’re well-fed while you work through what they have on tap. Some of the beers you can explore include lagers and hop-driven IPAs. There’s plenty of seating, both inside and within the outdoor beer garden, and many love that the music is never too loud. Oh, and did we mention that they serve free popcorn, too?
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Yee-Haw Brewing Co.
423 6th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
The industrial look of Yee-Haw Brewing is perfect for parties of every size. Whether you want to cozy up to the bar or take a seat at one of the tables, you’ll be able to explore what they have to offer. Tastings of beer and moonshine are available, and you can even find deals on combos. A full menu also ensures that you can taste some of Nashville, with such things as gyros, quesadillas, and tacos. Expect to be impressed by the flavors from both the beers and the food.
Crazy Gnome Brewing
948 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206
Crazy Gnome Brewing Company has been in the brewing business for a while, and now they’re proud to be a part of the East Nashville brewing scene. An entire social calendar is available, offering up everything from trivia to live music. While chips and a few hot food options are offered at the brewery, outside food is allowed and encouraged. There will be plenty of ways to try the beers that range from the Crooked Smile to the Copper Doodle, though a flight is your best bet.