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Top 25 places to drink in Nashville



Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Drink is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints like Leiper’s Fork Distillery tucked away in Franklin, TN. From coffee shops to juice bars and local watering holes — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Drink in Nashville. 

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Topping this year’s best drink list is Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery, Brothers Andy Nelson and Charlie Nelson set out to resurrect Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, founded in the 1800s by their great-great-great grandfather Charles Nelson, the boys realized their kinship ran deeper than blood; they both had spirit pulsing through their veins.

Pro tip: You’re going to want to make a note of these spots, so we made it easy for you. For great businesses at your fingertips, get the Top 25 to-go. Follow this collection on Yelp.

  1. Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery – Nashville, TN

What they’re known for: Distillery and tasting tours. 

Yelpers say: ” The history and restart of the distillery were very interesting. We took home a case of whiskey. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and grew up locally. Nice quality products!”

2. The Horn – Nashville, TN. 

What they’re known for: Dirty Chai and Veggie Sambusa

Yelpers say: “The Horn Coffee provides an incredible, unique atmosphere that rivals any other in the city. Somali chai provides an exquisite taste of East African flavors combined with the flaky, deep fried goodness of all sorts of sambusas.”

3. Leiper’s Fork Distillery – Franklin, TN. 

What they’re known for: Old Natchez Trace White Whiskey

Yelpers say: “One of the prettiest distilleries I’ve visited and one of the best tours.  Didn’t feel rushed and we were able to ask questions.  Tour guide was fun, witty and personable.  Tasting following was equally as professional and personable.”

4. Subculture Urban Cuisine and Cafe – Nashville, TN. 

What they’re known for: Kombucha on draft!

Yelpers say: “The food is amazing and always fresh the owner Pablo and his wife Christina couldn’t be nicer. They have fabulous coffee drinks and awesome beer on tap and great specials.”

5. Cascade Hollow Distilling – Tullahoma, TN. 

What they’re known for: Their specialty drink recipes

Yelpers say: “As part of the whiskey trail, stopped here to check out George Dickel spirits. This is absolutely worth the stop. I did the tasting and all four were really good. The two staff members that we interacted with were both extremely friendly and knowledgeable.”

6. Diskin Cider – Nashville, TN

7. Caliber Coffee – Nashville, TN

8. Juicy’s Wellness Cafe – Murfreesboro, TN

9. Corsair Distillery – Nashville, TN

10. Ethio Coffee House – Nashville, TN

11. Southern Grist Brewing – Nashville, TN

12. Americano Lounge – Nashville, TN

13. Tennessee Legend Distillery – Nashville, TN

14. Answer – Nashville, TN

15. Sips – Hermitage, TN

16. Casa de Montecristo – Nashville, TN

17. Craft Brewed – Nashville, TN

18. Skull’s Rainbow Room – Nashville, TN

19. Bella Vista Coffee Shop – Smyrna, TN

20. Humphreys Street Coffee Shop – Nashville, TN

21. Black Press Coffee Shop #001 – Hendersonville, TN

22. Bakersfield – Nashville, TN

23. Elegy Coffee – Nashville, TN

24. Stock & Barrel – Nashville, TN

25. Honeytree Meadery – Nashville, TN

Top Places to Drink in Nashville Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Top Places to Drink in the Nashville area according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the coffee & tea, cideries, bubble tea, brewpubs, breweries, beer, wine & spirits, meaderies, kombucha, juice bars & smoothies, tea rooms, wineries, bars, beer gardens, coffee shops, beer hall, wine tasting rooms, and distilleries category on Yelp, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. This list looked at businesses in and around the Nashville area. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of July 1st, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of July 1st, 2022.

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