It seems like just yesterday Nashville got its first rooftop bar. Now it feels like they’re on every corner. Don’t get us wrong—we’re not complaining! Nothing beats catching the sunset over the Nashville skyline while sipping a craft cocktail (and of course, getting up and away from the party bus). Whether you’re new to Nashville, planning a Nash bash, or a local, these must try rooftop bars will keep you busy through the end of the year.
Here are 11 Nashville must try rooftop bars.
The Pool Club
Virgin Hotels’ Pool Club is on the 14th floor with killer views of the city’s historic Music Row. This rooftop oasis is ideal for lounging, dining, and vibing to The Pool Club’s resident DJs. Private cabanas are available to book, or reserve a table for Bae Watch Brunch. Visit The Pool Club to check out fall happenings and upcoming events.
White Limozeen is an over-the-top indoor-outdoor rooftop experience. This bar and restaurant sits atop Graduate Nashville on West End with bright pink umbrellas and breathtaking views of the skyline. Lounge by the Governor’s Pool or pull up a seat at the rosy onyx bar. The menu features homestyle renditions of traditionally French presentations, and to drink, enjoy poolside-friendly cocktails. Reservations are required. Learn more and book here.
Downtown Nashville’s newest rooftop bar, Zeppelin, is a fun and quirky space with delicious drinks and bites. Serving tuned up classic cocktails and New American, elevated, comfort food, Zeppelin is both cool and comfortable. The open and airy bar is decorated with neon lights, inspired by back alley Tokyo. Zeppelin plans to feature fine art installations to further transport their guests out of Nashville and into another world.
Atop Noelle Nashville, Rare Bird is a Downtown Nashville rooftop bar with draft cocktails and uncaged spirits, and a colorful, airborne bar scene overlooking the city. Rare Bird serves light fare, as well as their “Birds Nest”, a picnic experience menu. Learn more about Rare Bird and visit by checking out their website here.
Denim is all about comfortable luxury. Their seasonally inspired craft cocktails and all-day menu of American and Italian favorites pair perfectly with their curated soundtrack and skyline views. On the 21st floor of The Joseph, Denim is both an indoor and outdoor lounge with a rooftop pool. Learn more here.
Nashville’s recently new Grand Hyatt features a new and glamorous rooftop bar—lou/na. Here you’ll find fine cocktails and spirits 25 floors above Music City. The crown jewel of Upper Broadway and Nashville Yards, lou/na was inspired by the legendary Louisville and Nashville railroad that for a century passed directly through the site of the Grand Hyatt Nashville. The indoor/outdoor bar features a chic lounge, live music, and patio fireplace.
One of Nashville’s first and most popular rooftop bars, L.A. Jackson, is a swanky spot in the heart of the Gulch. Local DJ’s elevate the experience every Friday and Saturday night, but the unbeatable views of the Gulch and Downtown are there every night. Indoor/outdoor seating is available year-round, but the indoor floor-to-ceiling windows are ideal for those cold-weather nights. Visit L.A. Jackson here.
Bobby Hotel Rooftop Lounge
The Bobby Hotel Rooftop Lounge is famous for its picturesque igloos that are popular to book in the winter months. The eclectic atmosphere features a retrofitted 1956 Scenicruiser who’s driver’s seat overlooks the historic 4th Avenue and Avenue of the Arts. Often featuring live music and other special events, visit the rooftop lounge here to stay in the know.
Twenty-seven floors above Downtown Nashville, L27 is a retreat to unwind, sip, and savor. Enjoy an al fresco meal and craft cocktail with scenic views. L27 Live is the rooftop bar’s free concert series atop the L27 Pool. No reservations required to dine here—first come, first serve. Check out the latest going on at L27 here.
Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill serves nostalgic mid-20th-century staples updated with modern panache. This cultural outpost is located on the 4th floor of the Fairlane Hotel with indoor and outdoor seating, and a wraparound terrace. For good spirits and a good time, visit Ellington’s.
UP, a rooftop lounge
Located on the edge of the Gulch with the perfect spot to enjoy Nashville’s skyline, UP, a rooftop lounge, is a cozy, warm and welcoming rooftop bar atop the Fairfield by Marriott. The menu features charcuterie boards, burgers, craft beers, wine and cocktails.
Did you miss your favorite? Let us know so we can include it in our list! Now take a deep breath, close your laptop, and head to happy hour at one of these glamorous rooftop experiences.