7 Best Cocktail Bars in Tennessee

Created with precision and expertise, the handcrafted cocktails of Tennessee’s swanky bars are something to experience. These classic libations are truly a work of art when done right. From hideaways in Nashville to lounges in Madison, here are the best cocktail bars in Tennessee! 

Earnest Bar and Hideaway, Nashville, TN

Befitting of the author himself, this happy hideout has a list of awards almost as long as the late writer’s list of masterpieces. Featuring a fanciful list of bar fare and handcrafted libations, this place features a rustic chic environment that knows how to inspire. The cocktails are nothing short of perfection, so don’t hesitate to order more than one.

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The Patterson House, Nashville, TN

The fine details are what make this cocktail bar nothing short of amazing. From the meticulously crafted decor to the care they take in making your drinks, you can expect high-quality from presentation to last sip. Their mixologists to take care that every drink is a work of art. 

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Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge, Madison, TN

This isn’t your typical cocktail lounge. Playing on the Music City theme, this country hot spot is a step right out of the Midwest. Live music, jukebox hits, and plenty of friendly faces to go ‘round make this a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Wall Street, Murfreesboro, TN

This long-standing venue is one of the last of its kind, offering a 21 and up experience with some of the finest cocktails in Nashville’s vicinity. Family owned and operated, it’s much more like a “everybody knows your name” environment than some of the larger bars in the area. Aside from their cocktails, they also have an impeccable breakfast and lunch menu that makes anytime a good time to visit.

The Zebra Lounge, Memphis, TN

This unique piano bar has earned its stripes as a watering hole for the best cocktails in the city. Having originated in Chicago, they’ve brought some of the Windy City’s favorite flavors to Memphis—and fans are glad they did! Folks love the beautiful melodies that aren’t obnoxiously loud, giving them a chance to enjoy their cocktails and their company. 

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The Black Rabbit, Nashville, TN

Creative cocktails and crafty small plates are what make this place pop. Warm, eclectic digs add sophistication and coziness to every visit. Their bar offers an extensive selection of liquors to make the perfect cocktail for every preference. 

Drink, Knoxville, TN

This trackside bar offers a seemingly infinite number of drinks to sample. They pair their crafty cocktails with creative small plates to give you the best of both worlds. If you love smooth jazz music, this place will make you want to sit, sip, and stay awhile.

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