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10 best rooftop bars in Nashville

Updated:September 2, 2023

Nicknamed 'Music City', Nashville is somewhat the music-mecca in United States, and the entertainment scene is fantastic. This results in a wide range of vibrant bars, and in recent years also an ever-growing array of great Nashville rooftop bars. Cause the cocktails taste better, and the music sounds better, with a view!

This complete guide will help you find the very best rooftop bars Nashville, from Downton to the The Gulch. Packed with all info you need about each rooftop: opening hours, dress code, pictures, locations and much more. Elevate your honky-tonk or enjoy crafted cocktails sky-high, there is a roof terrace for every occasion.

So, which is the best rooftop bar Nashville? Just scroll down and find the Nashville rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list
Rooftop L.A. Jackson Rooftop bar in Nashville

L.A. Jackson

$$$ | 15th floor | The Gulch
  • Highlights
  • Skyline views
  • Vibrant & popular
  • Southern-inspired F&B

L.A. Jackson is a highly stylish indoor-outdoor bar and restaurant, set on the rooftop of Thompson Nashville in the heart of the Gulch. While enjoying amazing skyline views you can indulge in everything from champagne to Southern brews, crafted seasonal specialty cocktails and large-format punches perfect to share. A popular spot filled with a great atmosphere, from the early after-workers to the late night live-DJ lounge vibes.

Rooftop UP, a rooftop lounge Rooftop bar in Nashville

UP, a rooftop lounge

$$$ | 8th floor | The Gulch
  • Highlights
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Skyline views
  • Great service

One of the most classy and luxurious rooftop bars in Nashville. Perched on top of the fantastic Fairfield Inn and Suites in The Gulch are of downtown Nashville, this is a place to enjoy tasty tapas and crafted cocktails along with amazing views of the downtown skyline. Very modern and stylish in setting, UP comes with both inside lounge and a rooftop terrace where you can sit in comfy lounge furnitere and, apart from the view, also enjoy the cosy fire-pits and hanging lanterns.

Rooftop Lounge at Bobby Hotel rooftop bar in Nashville

Rooftop Lounge at Bobby Hotel

$$$ | 9th floor | Downtown Nashville
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • Rooftop Music Series
  • Rooftop igloos

For a rooftop experience out of the ordinary, head up to the Bobby Hotel rooftop lounge in downtown Nashville. The spacious rooftop terrace includes private cabanas, a retrofitted 1956 Scenicruiser, lovely views over the Nashville skyline and a refreshing rooftop pool. Eclectic and vibrant in atmosphere, the Bobby Rooftop is a venue for fun vibes year round, with sunny poolside drinks during and live music during summer, turning into a cosy Nordic village in winter.

Rooftop Acme Feed & Seed Rooftop bar in Nashville

Acme Feed & Seed

$$ | 4th floor | Downtown Nashville
  • Highlights
  • Signature cocktails
  • River views
  • Weekend DJs

A Nashville rooftop bar with great food and great live music. Located on Brodway, right next to the water, it has a wonderful view over the Cumberland River and parts of downtown. Four stories high, Acme Feed & Seed is a multi-level restaurant, bar and lounge, where the rooftop bar mainly serves refreshing drinks, including some exciting signature cocktails, but you can also order food from the restaurants below and bring to the rooftop for sunny al-fresco lunch or dinner. Fun and relaxed vibes, and live DJs on the rooftop every weekend.

Rooftop Zeppelin Rooftop bar in Nashville


$$$ | 7th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Skyline views
  • Indoor / outdoor
  • Sunday brunch

Zeppelin Rooftop Restaurant and Bar is a stylish new venue to enjoy elevated food and drinks, high above downtown Nashville. A bright and stylish indoor lounge leads out to a charming rooftop terrace with dining tables, comfy loungers and string lights, as well as fire pits and heaters for the colder nights. Surrounded with fantastic views over the Nashville skyline, you can indulge in a wide selection of classic cocktails with a contemporary twist, along with tapas-style dishes complementing the drinks.

Rooftop L27 Rooftop Bar in Nashville

L27 Rooftop Bar

$$$$ | 27th floor | Downtown Nashville
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Amazing views
  • Swanky & trendy

The Westin offers both one of the highest, and one of the most swanky rooftop bars in all of Nashville. Set 27 floors above the bustling downtown Nashville, L27 Rooftop Bar offers amazing views over the city skyline. Newly remodeled, the multi-level rooftop is both luxurious and beautiful, equipped with comfy lounge spots and an amazing rooftop pool. The rooftop bar serves an Asian-inspired menu of savory bites, crafted signature cocktails and summer events.

Rooftop Rare Bird rooftop bar in Nashville

Rare Bird

$$$ | 12th floor | Downtown Nashville
  • Highlights
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Charming & beautiful
  • Fireplaces

Overlooking downtown Nashville, the charming Rare Bird rooftop bar is set on top of the lovely Noelle boutique hotel. Part covered and part open-air, the terrace is beautiful in setting, with lots of natural elements and colors, including comfy lounge sofas and two limestone fireplaces. Known for serving some killer cocktails, the menu includes everything from classics, creative signatures and seasonal frozen cocktails.

Rooftop The Lookout at Ole Red rooftop bar in Nashville

The Lookout at Ole Red

$$$ | 5th floor | Downtown Nashville
  • Highlights
  • VIP honky-tonk
  • Music & vibes
  • Weekend brunch

Ole Red is a multi-story honky-tonk that comes with a (surprisingly) stylish rooftop bar and terrace, where you can enjoy a VIP patio vibe and fantastic views over Music City. The 'LA-meets-Lower Broadway' rooftop bar offers an impressive menu of food and drinks, served in a laid-back and genuine atmosphere. Come up for daily fun vibes and on weekend for rooftop brunch.

Rooftop TENN on Top Rooftop Bar in Nashville

TENN on Top

$$$$ | 12th floor | Downtown Nashville
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Summer hot-spot
  • Live music & DJs

TENN on Top is open seasonally during spring and summer, offering poolside lounge vibes during the day, and a vibrant and energetic buzz at night. All with amazing skyline views of Nashville. Indulge in a menu filled with bourbons, scotches, whiskeys, craft beers and wines, as well as a selection of hot and cold small plates, at night served with live music and DJs.

Rooftop Tootsie's Orchid Lounge Rooftop bar in Nashville

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

$$ | 3rd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Honky-tonky
  • Lower Broadway view
  • Loud & fun

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge is a fun, loud and colorful venue, located in the heart of downtown Nashville, right next to the Bridgestone Arena. This purple house is three floors of music and vibes, but it also comes with a great rooftop. The perfect rooftop bar in Nashville to bring people from out of town if you want them to experience a real honky tonk evening. Enjoy the live music, from local new-comers to famous country bands, nice views over Broadway and classic pub-grub served with ice cold beers, bourbon and so on.

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About the author

This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 800 rooftops visited over the last five years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.

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Rooftop bar Nashville

Rooftop-grade: 7/10

Prime season: Mars-Oct

Residents: 1,8 million

Climate: Humid subtropical

The climate is humid subtropical, which means short and mild winters along with warm and long summers. Perfect for those who likes to visit the rooftop bars located here.

Which are the best rooftops in Nashville? You can find some really good rooftop bars here in Nashville. Many of them inspired by music and also with cool skyline views.

The food and drinks served are often in an classic American way, which goes perfect with the lively atmosphere and music inspired feeling. If you like music and American food, any of the rooftop bars in Nashville will be a perfect spot to visit.

About Nashville

Nashville is the largest city in Tennessee and also the capital of the state. The population in the metropolitan area is 1,8 million. The city is located in the north central part near the Cumberland River. Nashville is of course most famous for its music, but also for the healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation. The nick name “Music city, U.S.A.” comes from the large country music industry.