12 Breweries in Nashville Tennessee Worth Visiting

October 5, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Beer Guides

Nashville, Tennessee is one of those towns that has brought us some of the most memorable music over the years. But one aspect of the town overlooked by many, are the 20+ craft beer breweries nestled around city. So for those looking to go on an adventure for amazing craft beer, we put together a list of the 12 most popular breweries to make your trip even more worthwhile. The breweries in the list below have manage to maintain excellent ratings and reviews. These are not easy to obtain, as it nearly impossible to please everyone…but these guys have made it possible.

If you have visited one of these breweries in the list below, please leave a comment explaining your experience.

Nashville’s Best Rated Breweries

Little Harpeth Brewing

Best Brewery in Nashville

The brewery is tucked next to the river on the east bank. Use Waze to get there, you’ll need it. The space is huge and they have an interesting way of using it. There is a front taproom and a back seating area. Then they have an outdoor area. This place is great for groups! They even have corn hole to keep you busy. Out of all of the local beers, Little Harpeth’s brews sit solidly on the top half of the list. The lighter ones for sure. I tried a funky cheese beer and it was yeasty, too yeasty. You’ll either love it or hate it. That’s for sure. They other secret is that they have a gluten free beer for all you non-gluten people.



Jackalope Brewing Company

Brewery in Nashville

We had read a lot about Jackalope and were really happy they lived up to the hype. Everyone was super nice and helpful and all four beers on the sampler were very tasty. The maple ale could have been a little more forward, but I understand that’s not everyone’s taste. The room was a nice size and there were tons of board games and the place was packed; the occasional Jenga disaster kept everyone on their toes. There was also a great Americana band (upright base, guitar, & fiddle) with stellar vocals. It was just a great atmosphere to enjoy some great brews.



Fat Bottom Brewing

This little spot is lovely. The taproom is well-kept and the staff is friendly and attentive, and the beers are nice too! I like to meet friends here for dinner whenever I’m in Nashville and everyone I’ve brought has loved it. The menu is seasonal and offers a few vegan and vegetarian options, which is always appreciated. If you’re looking for crazy high-gravity beers, this isn’t really the brewery for you. They’re all respectable, and the seasonal and small-batch brews are delicious as well!



Czann’s Brewing Company


Now don’t expect a flashy or even big tap room. I felt like I was hanging out at one of my buddy’s houses, which I really dug. It’s a chill, laid back environment with one TV and some sweet jams playing on a boom box. If I ever go back to Nashville, this is a must stop for me and I highly recommend it. I enjoyed this place 5x as much as I did Yazoo.


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  1. mIKES said on October 7, 2016 9:04 am:

    Blackstone has closed the restaurant building you describe. They have been reduced to a tap room on Clifton avenue. Moving backward IMO.

  2. Jack said on October 24, 2016 11:30 am:

    Blackstone is just remodeling. However, when I see them or Tailgate on a “best of” list, I no longer take it seriously.
    Personally, I’m not crazy about Yazoo, Jackalope, TN Brew Works, or Southern Grist either.

  3. Peter said on November 15, 2016 9:57 am:

    Jack you’re crazy. Tailgate is one of the best in town. You’ve obviously never been. Visit them. The most, and best beer, amazing food, great people, great ratings. But I guess a generalist statement about hating everything is probably just trolling.