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The selection of beers here is simply amazing. There are over 70 brews on tap and over 150 different bottles available. There is live music most nights of the week. Bar food favorites like burgers are also available.
Located in the historic Cannery building, Mercy Lounge has an interesting past. It began its journey in 1863 as a flour mill and later became a coffee grinding shop. In 1957, the Dale Company took over the building and manufactured processed food items, such as jams, peanut butter and jelly. In the early 1970s, a restaurant and theater sprang up in the building. Famous artists such as Jimmy Cliff, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz and Robin Trouer have performed at this venue. The lounge has a seating capacity of 500 and an adjacent room that has pool tables and pinball machines. The Mercy Lounge opens its doors at 8 in the evening every day except Sunday.
Tin Roof is a favorite nightspot for locals who love live music. Six nights a week live tunes fill the air, while patrons enjoy their beers and cocktails from the bar. A menu filled with sandwiches and quesadillas is also available.
Possibly the city's oldest watering hole, Springwater Supper Club & Lounge has been here so long that the current owner does not even know when it was first built. Just be glad it was, because there's no place like it in town. Nothing fancy about the interior, which consists of a large room with a good stage and bar. The crowd is interesting most nights, but not nearly as interesting as the music. Bands, from country to punk rock, take the stage every weekend. There is never a cover charge nor a dull moment here.
As one of Nashville's institutions, Santa's Pub's unconventional location is perhaps the least surprising part of this charming bar. Located on Bransford Avenue, Santa's is tucked away in a Christmas themed, graffiti-tagged double wide trailer. This cash only establishment is run by none other than Santa himself, also known as Denzel, and littered with Christmas decor, wood paneled walls and a man named Ichabod who's in charge of karaoke. The beer-only rule helps keep out the more rowdy patrons, helping to ensure Santa's Pub keeps up it zero fights streak. A colorful establishment to say the least, Santa's is a Nashville must visit.
This local bar and restaurant is truly a neighborhood bar, with the staff often calling you by name and remembering your drink order. The interior of this homey place features old maps, photographs and local memorabilia. Evenings usually include live music from local bands or karaoke accompanied by nightly specials and a happy hour. The food portion of this friendly establishment is populated by locally smoked meats for gourmet sandwiches, soups, and salads. Their brew selection highlights many local breweries and the wine menu features an eclectic array of choices.