20 Nashville Breweries To Satisfy Your Thirst

While Nashville is famous for its legendary music scene, there’s another form of artistry that’s been quietly bubbling up in this dynamic city – craft beer – and there are plenty of Nashville breweries to choose from.

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Much like the diverse genres that echo through the honky-tonks of Broadway, Nashville’s breweries offer a symphony of flavors and experiences that will delight beer enthusiasts and casual sippers alike.

From cozy taprooms tucked away in historic neighborhoods to innovative brewpubs serving up inventive concoctions, Nashville’s craft beer scene is an exciting journey waiting to be explored.

So, pour yourself a pint and join us as we dive into the world of Nashville breweries.

Nashville Breweries

1. TailGate Brewery

TailGate Brewery is a craft brewery and pizzeria that has four (soon to be five) locations in town.

They also have a location in the Nashville airport if you wanna grab a pint before you head home!

Try: Orange Wheat

Neighborhood: West Nashville, Music Row, East Nashville, Germantown, South Nashville (coming Fall 2023)

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Photo: TailGate Brewery

2. Hi-Wire Brewing Nashville

Hi-Wire, one of Asheville, NC’s favorite breweries, is now in Nashville as well!

Neighborhood: The Gulch

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Photo: Hi-Wire Brewing © Shanda Williams, 2023

3. The Black Abbey Brewing Company

Black Abbey Brewing has a wide array of Belgian-style beers in its taproom, also known as Fellowship Hall.

They also have a small food menu.

Neighborhood: Berry Hill

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Photo: Black Abbey Brewing

4. Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works is home to craft beers (and more!), a full kitchen, live music, and more.

Try: State Park Blonde Ale (the official beer of the Tennessee State Parks; benefits the TSP Conservancy)

Neighborhood: SoBro

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Photo: Tennessee Brew Works

5. Bearded Iris Brewing

Bearded Iris Brewing has large bars and great outdoor patios at both of their locations. They serve up a wide variety of hop-focused brews, such as IPAs and DIPAs, as well as fruited sours and stouts.

Their Sylvan Park location also has a ramen eatery on site. It also features more experimental, small-batch offerings.

Note: Both taprooms are cashless.

Try: Homestyle

Neighborhood: Germantown and Sylvan Park

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Photo: Bearded Iris Brewing

6. Blackstone Brewing Co.

Blackstone Brewing Co. is Nashville’s oldest and most award-winning brewery. They’ve been brewing craft beer since 1994!

Their TapHouse has 16 beers on tap and a food truck on site.

Try: St. Charles Porter

Neighborhood: West End

7. Yee-Haw Brewing Co.

Combined with Ole Smokey Distillery, Yee-Haw is located at 6th & Peabody in SoBro.The outdoor beer garden, features a large-screen TV, picnic tables, and plenty of games like corn hole and bocce ball.

Neighborhood: SoBro

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Photo: YeeHaw Brewing

8. New Heights Brewing Company

This small craft brewery was created after owner and head brewer Jeff Fountain honed his craft at San Diego‘s Mission Brewery.

312 Pizza offers their food here so you can also enjoy food while hanging out.

Neighborhood: SoBro

9. Jackalope Brewing Company

Jackalope Brewing Company was the first Nashville craft brewery to can its beer and is definitely one of the leading beer brands in town. Go on Tuesdays for trivia or the first Wednesday of the month for bingo.

Try: Bearwalker

Neighborhood: Wedgewood-Houston (WeHo)

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Photo: Jackalope Brewing

10. Fait La Force Brewing

Fait La Force Brewing is a great spot to meet up with friends or even hang out and get some work done.

Their taproom is kid-friendly and has a small food menu. Pets are also welcome on the patio!

Neighborhood: Wedgewood-Houston

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Photo: Fait La Force Brewing

11. Living Waters Brewing

Living Waters is a brewery and coffee bar, focusing on creating unique small-batch beer and coffee experiences.

Plus the artwork on their beer cans is fantastic!

Neighborhood: East Nashville

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Photo: Living Waters

12. Fat Bottom Brewing

Fat Bottom Brewing, located in The Nations, features a full taproom and restaurant. It’s family and dog-friendly. Every Tuesday is Singo (music bingo), every Thursday is trivia, and every Friday is Fat Bottom Friday.

Neighborhood: The Nations

13. Smith & Lentz Brewing

This small craft brewery is also a pizza joint with indoor and patio seating.

Neighborhood: East Nashville

14. Yazoo Brewing Company

Yazoo, which opened in 2003, is probably one of the most recognized Nashville breweries.

Neighborhood: Madison

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Photo: Yazoo

15. Southern Grist Brewing Co

From their bright colors to fun brew names, Southern Grist is creativity on tap. They make small batches and are experimental, meaning they rotate often.

Neighborhood: East Nashville and The Nations

16. Czann’s Brewing Company

Czann’s has several ales and lagers available year-round, as well as seasonal brews.

Neighborhood: The Nations

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Photo: Czann’s

17. Barrique Brewing and Blending

Barrique Brewing and Blending specializes in unique open-fermented, blended/fruited sour beers, and lagers, all aged in barrels.

Trivia is on Thursdays and the second Friday of every month, they have a vegan social meetup!

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Photo: Barrique Brewing

18. East Nashville Beer Works

This East Nashville brewery is family- and dog-friendly and has a full menu (with lots of vegan options), a beer garden, and lots of fun events.

Neighborhood: East Nashville

19. Harding House Brewing Co.

Harding House is a hyper-local brewery that focuses on community and fellowship.

They focus on using local ingredients, giving back, and creating a welcoming gathering place.

Neighborhood: The Nations

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Photo: Harding House Brewery

20. Crazy Gnome Brewery

Crazy Gnome Brewery is one of the newer Nashville breweries.

It’s kid and dog-friendly (leashed on the patio). There are minimal food options, but outside food is welcomed!

Neighborhood: East Nashville

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Photo: Crazy Gnome Brewing
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