From fried chicken doused in spices to three-inch thick, flaky, sugary doughnuts, the food in Music City is mouth-watering good.
Once you’re sufficiently stuffed, there are plenty of drinkin’ establishments to enjoy a local brew, savor a craft cocktail, take in views of the city or catch all the NFL draft action on TV.
5 sports bars to watch the NFL draft
Double Dogs: With TVs covering the walls, you’re guaranteed a good view at this sports bar that has two Nashville outposts. The bars have more than 100 craft and imported beers and a pub-style menu with burgers, wings, mac ‘n’ cheese, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, nachos, hot dogs and more.
Locations in Sylvan Heights and Hillsboro Village. Visit doubledogs.biz for more information.
The Ainsworth: For a higher-end viewing experience, The Ainsworth in Midtown is an upscale sports bar that serves craft cocktails, local beer and indulgent menu items such as a mac-and-cheese burger and Nashville hot chicken tacos. The restaurant is also a popular brunch spot, and mirrors cover the TVs when it’s not a big sports day.
206 21st Ave. S., Nashville; 629-800-5153; theainsworth.com
Beyond the Edge: This East Nashville sports bar has 28 HD TVs and more than 120 different beers with 25 on tap. The extensive food menu includes wings, chicken tenders, chips and dips, flautas, quesadillas, flatbread sandwiches, salads, soup, burgers, hot dogs and more.
112 S. 11th St., Nashville; 615-226-3343; beyondtheedge.net
Neighbors: This low-key neighborhood favorite with two Nashville locations has friendly staff, plenty of beer on tap and live music several days a week. Meats are smoked in-house, including the pork, turkey, brisket and chicken.
Locations in Sylvan Park and Germantown. Visit neighborsnashville.com for more information.
M.L.Rose: To enjoy a delicious burger while watching the draft, head to one of M.L. Rose’s three Nashville locations. The restaurant/bar has more than 90 craft beers and a pub-style menu with more than nine burger varieties, waffle fries and lighter vegetarian salads.
Locations in Sylvan Park, Melrose and Capitol View. Visit mlrose.com for more information.
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