East Nashville Bars & Nightlife
The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club
2905B Gallatin Pike, East Nashville
The Fox has an extensive and inventive cocktail menu. Which could be intimidating, sure, but the bartenders here are pros: If you’re not sure what to pick, mention what you like in a drink—fruity, spicy, smoky?—and they’ll shake up something you’ll love.
Martha My Dear
2503 Gallatin Ave., East End
Martha My Dear feels classic and uncomplicated: It has a solid list of signature cocktails and good bar snacks, too—like house-made pub mix, marinated olives, and honey-roasted nuts.
411 Gallatin Ave., East Nashville
There was a little bit of a local panic when beloved East Nashville dive bar Dino's changed hands in 2015, as locals feared the ages-old joint would lose its original charm. But the revamp (besides making the bathrooms significantly nicer) hasn't changed much at all. The brick facade and Coca-Cola sign on the exterior are still intact, as is the casual menu and the famous, classic diner burger. As always, the menu is cheap and the bar is beer-only.