Are you ready for some football? Kick off football season at one of these Nashville sports bars, where you’ll find plenty of libations and fellow fans to cheer with.
1. Crow’s Nest
This Green Hills sports bar is packed with Volunteers fans on game days, thanks to plenty of television screens and an on-tap beer menu that includes suds from Little Harpeth, Blackstone Brewery, and Black Abbey Brewing. Show up early to snag a prime viewing spot and chow down on bar food faves like pickle chips, gargantuan burgers, and fried catfish.
2. The Pub Nashville
In-the-know Vanderbilt football fans flock to The Pub Nashville in the Gulch, where victories taste a little sweeter and losses go down a little easier thanks to a top-notch beer and drinks menu. Get creative with mixed drinks, like a classic Pimm’s cup or a Twist and Shout with rum, banana liqueur and pineapple juice, or a layered beer, like the Bumblebee (which pours Guinness Stout over Boddington’s Pub Ale). Fill up on British favorites, including bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, and fish and chips.
3. Sam’s Sports Bar and Grill
Every seat has a good view of the many television sets at Sam’s Sports Bar and Grill at Blue Turtle Bay. Expect a crowd because you won’t be the only one trying to grab a table for a full day of football and hearty food, like racks of ribs, piled-high nachos, and Cajun pepperoni pizza.
4. The Corner Pub
The best seats in the house are in the room with the giant television screen, but don’t worry if you get to the Corner Pub too late to secure a slice of prime real estate—there are plenty of televisions throughout this sports bar. Skip the bar food (which is fine), and fill up instead on the meat-and-three plates, which include such options as fried catfish and baked ham with sides like broccoli and cheese, fried squash, and turnip greens.
The Pub photos courtesy of The Pub Nashville