brown's diner
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Brown's Diner


Nashville's oldest beer license can be found in an old converted trolley car in Hillsboro Village, otherwise known as Brown's Diner. Brown's has been open since 1927, but beer is only part of the draw. You are unequivocally here for the cheeseburger, a greasy diner patty with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and grilled onions on an untoasted, seedless bun. Its beauty lies in its simplicity, cheap price tag, and the fact that it's remained virtually unchanged since the Great Depression.