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
Gather Round

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A Community

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.



Save The Date

a group of drinks with a toucan of rubber behind
31 Dec

Tiki Bar

Enjoy a taste of the tropics this summer at Central B+K's Tiki Pop-Up Bar! Come try our delicious tacos and unique chicken dishes, complete with ingredients like avocado and mango!

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31 May

Callie McCullough

01 Jun

Melanie Lenau

02 Jun

Chris Smothers

03 Jun

Christen Ball

07 Jun

Steven Cade

08 Jun

Thomas Larson

09 Jun

Chris Carpenter

10 Jun

Faith Lindsday

14 Jun

Waxing and Waning

15 Jun

Kirby Oelling

17 Jun

David Brinton Banta

21 Jun

Emily Stevens

28 Jun

Taylor Arbab

orange cocktail with a fresh orange


“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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