Nashville’s Top 10 Craft Breweries

The craft beer scene in Nashville is one of the best in the region with new breweries opening all the time. Each neighborhood has its own brewery that has staked a claim to the territory, and each offers up a little something different. No matter what atmosphere you like or your beer preference, there is bound to be a brewery that fits your style within just a few miles of home.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Tailgate Beer

7300 Charlotte Pike | Nashville
1538 Demonbreun St | Nashville

What Makes it Unique? 30-50 beers on tap, amazing dessert pizzas, tons of board games, and outdoor games such as cornhole and disc golf.
Best Bet: Their most popular and unique brew is their award winning Peanut Butter Milk Stout.

Jackalope Brewing Company

701 Eighth Ave S | Nashville

What Makes it Unique? Thursday trivia nights, live music on Sundays, plus regular visits from favorite local food trucks make Jackalope a great place to be. It was also founded by two women and is currently the only Nashville-based brewery to hold that distinction. Way to go, ladies!
Best Bet: The Bearwalker, a pure maple syrup infused beer with notes of chocolate is a favorite and tends to quickly sell out at local bars and pubs.

Fat Bottom Brewing

800 44th Ave N | Nashville

What Makes it Unique? The brewery boats a tasty in-house pub called the Hopyard, plus a great patio with cornhole boards, plus a 3,000 square foot rentable venue space.
Best Bet: Serving up several flagship and seasonal beers, it’s hard to pick just one, but the Ruby Red is the likely winner if you’re looking for a robust, but balanced American ale.

Little Harpeth Brewing

30 Oldham St | Nashville

What Makes it Unique? With a focus on creating the best beer with the smallest carbon footprint possible, you can feel good about supporting this brewery. From day one, they’ve made a point of taking care of the community and our environment.
Best Bet: Available year round and boasting a light, flavorful finish, the Chicken Scratch American Pilsner is a good choice.

Mantra Artisan Ales

216 Noah Dr #140 | Franklin

What Makes it Unique? The brewery offers free beer and yoga classes on Saturdays with your first post-workout pint being complimentary. They just ask that you make a donation to your charity of choice after your detox and retox.
Best Bet: The Saffron IPA offers a saffron and cardamom start followed by a flavorful, floral hop finish.

Black Abbey Brewing Company

2952 Sidco Drive | Nashville

What Makes it Unique? Inspired by Martin Luther (of the Protestant Reformation? Yep!) and his nun turned brewmaster wife Katherina von Bora, their taproom/Fellowship Hall resembles a monastery.
Best Bet: The Rose, a Belgian brew with notes of clove and banana, is their best seller.


910 Division Street | Nashville (moving next year to a larger location!)

What Makes it Unique? Yazoo was the first brewery in Tennessee to offer a high gravity beer, the Sue.
Best Bet: The Sue, a smoky, rich, malt bomb of a beer with hints of cherry wood. It’s also available as an ice cream from Jeni’s. When in Rome, right?

Turtle Anarchy

5901 California Ave # 105 | Nashville, Taproom Opening Soon

What Makes it Unique? Turtle Anarchy is a family affair, founded by two brothers. You’ll find them at nearly every beer related event around town and you can’t miss their big turtle logo.
Best Bet: The Portly Stout, a creamy feeling beer with chocolate and coffee flavors, is a great choice if you’re up for a more filling beer.

Diskin Cidery

Opening soon in Wedgewood-Houston

What Makes it Unique?Although there is already a cider company in Nashville, Diskin will be the first local craft cidery and taproom. They plan to have four to five regulars on tap plus rotating seasonal options.
Best Bet: 
We’re most excited about trying the Nashville fruit tea cider.

Mayday Brewery

521 Old Salem Rd | Murfreesboro

What Makes it Unique? With events like Hot Chicken and Jorts, 80’s Prom, and JAMbalaya, there’s always something going on to keep the crowd happy.
Best Bet: The Evil Octopus, a dark ale with eight hop additions (one for each leg), has the best rating on their website.

Want to try another brew or brewery? The Nashville Scene has a guide for that!


Courtesy of The Nashville Scene.

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