Est. 1944 | South Nashville
Pool, ping-pong & free popcorn
The smell of smoke used to hit you in the face as you walked down the stairs to Melrose. Now, it smells like popcorn. What natives affectionately called Old Melrose, a drinking den with free hot dogs and a dark, smoke-thick atmosphere, got a facelift in 2016. No smoking before 10pm is the biggest change, and, amazingly, the new ventilators actually have made things breathable for non-smokers. Melrose even has theme nights now -- Metal Mondays and Cheap Ass Wednesdays. This new iteration also offers 40s, snacks like the Hawaii 5-0, “deep fried spam bites with special sauce,” and Frito Pie.