people enjoying drinks and food
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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

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01 Apr

Patio Opening

Weekends just got better. Enjoy our patio grand opening in April, with live entertainment.

Six craft beer cans stacked on top of each other
04 Jun

Burgers & Brews

Enjoy $3 beers with the purchase of our Burger of the Month, the Chicken Poblano Burger. 

Kids 12 & under eat FREE (Burger & Root Beer) with purchase of adult entrée. 

image of bourbon with orange peel in it
14 Jun

National Bourbon Day

Come celebrate National Bourbon Day with us! Enjoy half-priced drinks and flights from our speciality list. All day, on June 14th.

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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