people enjoying drinks and food
table with food and drinks and central bar and kitchen card
chicken sandwiches with pickles stacked up
two people enjoying drinks
people clinking their drinks and smiling
someone holding a Moscow mule in front of plants
someone pouring syrup onto pancakes with butter
Outdoor Patio Now Open

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A Community
Destination

As the closest restaurant and outside bar to campus, we're a community destination with good eats and camaraderie as strong and warm as a pour of Tennessee whiskey.

  • Complimentary valet parking for diners*
  • Closest hotel to Vanderbilt University

*Excluding special events and overnight parking.

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday: 6:30am -3:00pm, Dinner from 4:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday-Sunday: 7:00am-3:00pm, Dinner from 4:00pm-10:00pm

Bar Hours: Monday-Saturday: 4:00pm-12:00am & Sunday: 4:00pm-10:00pm

Close up of hand holding the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich
Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

American Fare, Nashville Style

From the Seven Layer Adobo Chicken Salad to our Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, Central Bar + Kitchen delivers a local flavor worth the trip.

Dinner

Cocktails

Save The Date

group of friends taking s selfie in front of central bar and kitchen
01 Sep

#Fall4Central

It's #Fall4Central season! Enjoy autumn-inspired cocktails, appetizers, and photo opportunities all month long. Best of all? Snap a selfie and receive a free appetizer.

group of friend with their drinks up laughing
01 Oct

Patio

Live entertainment on the patio every Friday and Saturday!

Happy dog on lap next to a few ladies holding cocktails
02 Oct

Yappy Hour

You and your four-pawed pal are invited to Yappy Hour.  We'll have dog-themed cocktails for you, along with a specially-made dog menu & bottled water available for our K9 friends.

orange cocktail with a fresh orange

Bar

“Order Me a Cold One”

Take a seat and enjoy the warm atmosphere at our indoor drinkery; or, sip, mix, and mingle on our bustling outdoor patio. With two fully-stocked bars to choose from, glasses are full, and spirits are high.

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