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
Join Us On The Patio
Now Open for Breakfast + Dinner

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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 & Tuesday: 4:00pm-10:30pm

Wednesday-Friday: 6:30am-10:00am, 4:00pm-midnight

Saturday: 7:00am-11:00am, 4:00pm-midnight

Sunday: 7:00am-11:00am, 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

Six craft beer cans stacked on top of each other
22 Jan

Burgers & Brews

Enjoy $3 beers with the purchase of our Double Barrel Burger.  

Kids 12 & under eat FREE (Single Barrel Burger & Root Beer) with adult purchase

Happy dog on lap next to a few ladies holding cocktails
23 Jan

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


“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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at vanderbilt university