Nashville has definitely boomed as a city in the last 10 years, and that trend has also been seen in its craft brewery scene. Not long ago, it seemed like Blackstone, Yazoo, and Jackalope were the only breweries in town, but these days, you can throw a rock from anywhere in the city and hit two new breweries. Don’t worry, folks — we’re here to help. We’ve put together this Nashville Brewery Trail that’ll take you to all of the city’s best spots.
1. Tailgate Brewery
The trail starts out on the west side of town at TailGate Brewery, a brewery known just as much for their beer as they are their killer taproom food. They are constantly having events and have all kinds of lawn games during the warmer months. (7300 Charlotte Pike)
2. Fat Bottom Brewing
Working in towards downtown, Fat Bottom Brewing Company is the next stop on the route. Their new location in the Nations has all kinds of outdoor seating but still offers all of the same Nashville favorites that they had in their old East Nashville location.
3. Corsair Distillery
You might think it's strange that the next stop on the tour is a distillery, but this is no ordinary distillery. They also have plenty of beers on tap in addition to their craft liquors. Plus, the distillery has lots of resident cats, so you probably won't even want to leave. (1200 Clinton St #110)
4. Little Harpeth Brewing
On the other side of the Cumberland, Little Harpeth Brewing is known for their plethora of German-style beers. Plus, they're known for their community work and green brewing practices, so you're not just drinking beer -- you're also supporting a good cause. (30 Oldham St)
5. Smith & Lentz Brewing
Smith & Lentz is an oasis in the middle of the city. Located on Main Street in East Nashville, they're known for their sizable courtyard and their games, including board games, ping pong, and cornhole. (903 Main St)
6. Southern Grist Brewing Co
The last stop of the East Nashville leg of our tour, Southern Grist Brewing Company is the embodiment of everything good about East Nashville. They always have new and unique beers on tap, which will keep you coming back for more and more. (1201 Porter Rd)
7. Tennessee Brew Works
In the downtown neighborhood many call "Pie Town," Tennessee Brew Works feels like a hidden gem, and it is. They're known across the city for their high-quality beers and their taproom which features plenty of seating and excellent food. (809 Ewing Ave)
8. Yazoo Brewing Company
One of Nashville's oldest breweries, Yazoo has been serving up some of the city's favorite beers since they opened shop in the Gulch in 2003 (we know -- that's still not very old). Their taproom is open seven days a week, and they show tours of the brewery Wednesday through Saturday. (910 Division St)
9. Jackalope Brewing Company
Jackalope has its original location just around the corner from Yazoo on 8th Ave S., but if you're looking for their newest brewery, head on down to Nashville's newest hip area of Wedgewood-Houston. Be sure to try any seasonal beers they have on tap, because they're always great and don't stick around for long. (429B Houston St)
10. The Black Abbey Brewing Company
The last stop on our tour is the Black Abbey brewery in South Nashville. When you visit, it seems like a strange spot for a brewery, but once you go inside, you'll understand what makes this place unique. You'll just have to visit for yourself to find out. (2952 Sidco Dr)
While you’re out and about exploring the city, we recommend trying to visit as many spots on
this ultimate Nashville taco bucket list as possible — you won’t regret it.
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