Obviously, Nashville is a lot more than a drinking town…but let’s be honest, the drinking scene is as vibrant and eclectic as the music! With the number of incredible breweries and distilleries in the area, there’s something for every taste bud, whether it be moonshine, beer, or wine.

Join us as we dive into the world of drinking tours and happy hours in this dynamic city. Whether you’re a local seeking a new hotspot or a visitor looking to soak up the energetic atmosphere, our guide will lead you to the top drinking destinations and unforgettable experiences. 

Get ready to raise your glass and uncover the best of Nashville’s drinking scene!


Get into the Nashville ‘spirit’ with a distillery tour:

  • Corsair Artisan Distillery Tour: Dive into the world of artisanal spirits with Corsair’s innovative distillery tour, offering insights into their inventive distillation methods and a chance to sample their unique small-batch creations.
  • Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery Tour: Discover the fascinating history and exceptional whiskey-making craftsmanship of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery through informative tours and tastings of their award-winning spirits.
  • H Clark Distillery Tour: Take a step back in time with a tour of H Clark Distillery, now known as Company Distilling, where you can learn about their handcrafted spirits and explore the history of distillation in Tennessee, all while enjoying tastings of their locally made whiskeys and gin.


3 beers on a brewery tour

Let’s brew up some fun on a brewery tour:

  • Tailgate Brewery Tour: This brewery, located in Music Row, is Nashville’s first craft cidery. Tastings include 3-5 of their small-batch ciders, which are exclusive to Music Row, or check out their draft wall with over 30 of their house beers, ciders and seltzers.
  •  Yazoo Brewing Company Tour: Yazoo Brewing Company offers a fun and informative brewery tour where you can explore the brewing process, enjoy a wide range of craft beers, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Nashville’s craft beer scene.
  • Tennessee Brew Works Tour: This engaging brewery tour takes you behind the scenes to learn about their brewing techniques and showcases their locally inspired beer lineup in a welcoming taproom setting.
  • Jackalope Brewing Company Tour: Take a peek into their small-batch brewing process and a chance to savor a selection of their distinct craft beers.
  • Southern Grist Brewing Company Tour: Known for pushing the boundaries of beer styles, tours include tastings of their ever-evolving and inventive brews.
  • Bearded Iris Brewing Tour: Celebrated for its hazy IPAs and inventive beer offerings, the Bearded Iris brewery tour provides an opportunity to explore their brewing facilities and taste a variety of their sought-after brews in a laid-back setting.

No whining allowed on these winery tours:

  • Arrington Vineyards Tour: Arrington Vineyards, located a short drive from Nashville, offers a picturesque winery experience in the Tennessee countryside. Visitors can enjoy guided tours of the vineyard, wine tastings featuring a variety of locally produced wines, and relax on the beautiful grounds while sipping wine and enjoying live music.
  • City Winery Nashville Tour: City Winery in downtown Nashville combines the urban sophistication of a winery with the city’s vibrant music scene. Their tours provide insights into the winemaking process, followed by tastings of their wines crafted on-site.


Howling at the moon optional after these moonshine tours:

  • Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery Tour: Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery offers an immersive moonshine experience, with a lively atmosphere, informative tours, and a wide range of moonshine flavors to sample.
  • Sugarlands Distilling Company Tour: Sugarlands offers an educational and interactive tour that delves into the art of moonshine making. Visitors can enjoy guided tastings of various moonshine flavors and witness the distillation process in action, all in a beautiful mountain setting.


Want to show up to a distillery or brewery in style? Take the Nashville Pedal Tavern on the Honky Tonk Highway! This party bike experience will take you through Lower Broadway, with 1-2 stops at bars with exclusive drink specials.


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The happiest Happy Hours in Nashville

  1. Love Language: The happy hour menu at this multi-level restaurant is almost as drool-worthy as their gorg decor. Go for the Happy Fries, stay for the happy vibe.
  2. Acme Feed & Seed: This multi-level venue along Broadway offers happy hour specials with great views and live music.
  3. The Southern Steak & Oyster: Indulge in discounted oysters, specialty cocktails, and Southern-inspired small plates during their daily happy hour.
  4. The Stillery: Located on 2nd Avenue, The Stillery offers dailyhappy hour specials on draft beer and cocktails.
  5. The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden: Enjoy discounted beers and gourmet burgers in the spacious beer garden during their happy hour.
  6. Pinewood Social: Enjoy discounted cocktails, beer, and a selection of small bites in this trendy and spacious downtown spot.
  7. Butchertown Hall: Head to this Germantown favorite for happy hour specials on beer, cocktails, and smoked meats.
  8. Bastion: A hidden gem in Wedgewood-Houston, Bastion offers creative cocktails and discounted beer and snacks during their happy hour.
  9. Two Bits: This arcade bar in Demonbreun offers a fun happy hour with drink and game specials.
  10. Bar Louie: Known for its extensive beer and cocktail menu, Bar Louie in the Gulch has a weekday happy hour with discounted drinks and appetizers.
  11. Saint Añejo: In the Gulch, Saint Añejo offers happy hour specials on margaritas, tacos, and other Mexican-inspired dishes.

Note: Be sure to check the restaurant or bar’s website for current offerings, as specials and times may change.


bartender serving beverages at happy hour in nashville

Nashville’s drinking tours and happy hours offer an incredible array of experiences for both locals and visitors alike. From the unique party bike experiences to the enticing happy hour spots, there is something to suit every taste. Whether you’re exploring the city’s vibrant bar scene or indulging in the rich whiskey culture, Nashville’s drinking culture is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.

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