Acme Feed & Seed

Acme Feed & Seed

Downtown

We love everything about Acme Feed & Seed, from the great food to the live music. But it gets even better when the weather is nice enough for lounging on the patio. Right next to the water, Acme’s rooftop patio overlooks both the Cumberland River and a large portion of Downtown. Their schedule often includes “Way Up Dance Parties” with DJs playing music right on the rooftop. Check their schedule to see who they’ve got going up.

Tootsies Orchid Lounge

Downtown

We know, we know. Tootsies is the tourist capital of Nashville. BUT it does have a pretty amazing rooftop. We suggest this spot for the occasion when you’ve got friends in from out of town and you want to give them a strong dose of Nashville honky tonk. The rooftop provides a great view of Lower Broadway and all of the special characters that walk down it. This is yet another great spot for live music, especially since Tootsies has several different stages with bands playing on each stage throughout the whole day.

Uprooftop Lounge

UP

The Gulch

Relatively new to the scene in Nashville, UP's rooftop lounge provides an amazing view of the skyline and a slightly more classy environment. This lounge serves uniquely crafted cocktails and shareable plates that are suitable for a meal if you’re really hungry. It’s perfect for a date or a night out with friends. We recommend that you make a visit to this rooftop lounge a few times this summer.

Pub5

Pub5

Downtown

Located right on Lower Broadway, Pub5 is another great spot for people-watching. It’s also a great stop before or after an event at Bridgestone. Directly across from the arena, the rooftop patio overlooks much of Downtown and Lower Broad. And if you go during lunch hours, don’t forget to take advantage of the free valet parking. When you do go, opt for the tacos, which include varieties such as lamb, salmon, and tempeh.

Soulshine Pizza Factory

Midtown

If you’re looking for a rooftop spot that’s suitable for the whole family, Soulshine Pizza Factory can’t be beat. Enjoy the nice weather, a view of the city, and a big stone-baked pizza to share with family and friends. Soulshine’s rooftop also frequently features live local musicians.

George Jones Entertainment Complex

The George Rooftop Bar

Downtown

Believe it. There’s an awesome rooftop bar above the George Jones Museum and it’s definitely worth a visit. Referred to as “The George” and located by the river (and right in the heart of Downtown), this rooftop spot provides a scenic view of Nashville, the Cumberland River, and Nissan Stadium. And, as should be expected by now, you can often catch live music playing up there.

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Virago

The Gulch

Virago’s outdoor space has a formal dining vibe with artistically served cuisine and some rather fancy cocktails, and is perfect for a filling meal -- especially on Monday’s, when its sushi is half-off and cocktails and sake are two-for-one. Sushi with a view… or should we say... viewshi? No, probably not, actually.

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1. Acme Feed & Seed 101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201 (Downtown)

If you're wandering Lower Broad and have a hankering for poultry, try Acme and their Hot Chicken Sandwich with green peppercorn aioli, American cheese, and pickles, served true American-style between two slabs of white bread. Chicken's certainly not your only option, though; The menu here is divided by meat, so just take your pick of chicken, beef, pork, fish or vegetarian and you're sure to find a modern spin on a classic American dish. Pair it with an affordable cocktail or a domestic draft from their impressive list.

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2. Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge 422 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

We know, we know. Tootsies is the tourist capital of Nashville. BUT it does have a pretty amazing rooftop. We suggest this spot for the occasion when you’ve got friends in from out of town and you want to give them a strong dose of Nashville honky tonk. The rooftop provides a great view of Lower Broadway and all of the special characters that walk down it. This is yet another great spot for live music, especially since Tootsies has several different stages with bands playing on each stage throughout the whole day.

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3. UP, a rooftop lounge 901 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203

Up has brought a unique, New York rooftop dining experience to Nashville and its classically French-trained chef offers a frequently changing menu that always brings something fresh to the experience. And on the drinks end of things, don't be surprised to find a different roster of ingredients on the cocktail menu. Think goat's milk instead of springs of thyme and root beer bitters.

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4. Pub 5 104 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 (Downtown)

Located right by the Bridgestone Arena, the rooftop patio at Pub5 is a great place to grab drinks or food before an event.

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5. Soulshine Pizza Factory 1907 Division St, Nashville, TN 37212 (Music Row)

Despite the fact that the Two Boots Pizza just across the street also features down-home Southern ingredients in their pies, Soulshine earns a nod for its great selection of regional craft beers and nightly schedule of live entertainment upstairs. Oh, and it's got some solid pizzas-- check out the Bob Marley style pie with Caribbean pulled chicken and jerk seasoning.

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6. George Jones Museum and Rooftop Bar 128 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

Believe it. There’s an awesome rooftop bar above the George Jones Museum and it’s definitely worth a visit. Referred to as “The George” and located by the river (and right in the heart of Downtown), this rooftop spot provides a scenic view of Nashville, the Cumberland River, and Nissan Stadium. And, as should be expected by now, you can often catch live music playing up there.

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7. Virago 1126 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203

Virago is Asian fusion at its best (yes, they have sushi too). It may be a little on the chic side, but the food here is certainly worth the fuss. For something different (and Asian-fusion-y) try the Ninja Bacon: crispy pork belly, red curry, and coconut.