offers by far the most extensive whiskey collection in town and the current number is 400 different. This intimate spot, housed in a shipping container in the heart of the Gulch, barely seats 40 guests, but that doesn’t stop 404 from filling every nook and cranny with obscure brands and bottles (you won’t find Beam here, we’re told). Chef Matt Bolus is a big whiskey fan and an expert on brown liquor from around the world. You can find more than 150 varieties here, many of which come from lesser-known whisky destinations such as New Zealand or France. So grab a stool, put on your delicious hat, and order a few bites from the menu while you’re

at it.

The Hermitage Hotel’s traditional bar offers exceptional offers and is the place where you can treat yourself to a bottle of Pappy, for example, if that’s what you’re into. Because of the excellent clientele it regularly serves, the Oak Bar is one of the finest bars in town. So expect more expensive — not to mention older, more mature — whiskey collections here. And don’t forget to take a look at the chic art deco men’s restroom, even if you’re a lady. It has a worldwide reputation thanks to its elegant interior and chic shoe shine. They’re known for taking classic drinks and making them even better.

Be careful and order Rolf’s take on an Old Fashioned with Belle Meade Bourbon, Laird’s Applejack, smoked maple, and Angostura bitters. There’s nothing pretentious about this hillside in East Nashville, tucked away between Main Street and Woodland around the corner from Edley’s Bar-B-Que, but don’t be fooled by the simple façade and decor. This is absolutely the right place to buy a properly mixed cocktail — or a beer and a shot — accompanied by great burgers, cheap sliders, and a selection of sides tailored to the essentials. The whiskey collection is impressive, and occasionally even a bottle of Pappy is hidden on the

top shelf.

Of all the Southern-inspired farm-to-table restaurants in Nashville with fantastic whiskey collections, Silo is another one. Seriously though, Silo is a popular Germantown destination thanks to its selection of rare bourbons like the Buffalo Trace Experimental Series and limited-edition single casks from Four Roses and Colonel E, H. There are also plenty of Scottish and Irish whiskeys, but the local whiskeys are the real highlights of the list. The bar has at least 175 types of whiskey, making it one of the places in Nashville that offers the world’s largest whiskey program


The Whiskey Kitchen is a cool and intimate type of bar that you can visit in Nashville for a drink of whiskey. When it comes to the volume of whiskey consumption per capita, it’s hard to beat this popular East Nashville neighborhood, where locals bend their elbows at the bar and enjoy dozens of different whiskies, from stalwarts from Kentucky to exotic single malts from around the world. The Oak Bar has long had the reputation of being one of the best whiskey bars in Nashville, and rightly so. A look at the bar shows that it was converted directly from a garage into a full-fledged bar.