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

person playing the guitar for guests
01 Aug

Live Music

Join us for live music on the patio! Check out our full schedule by clicking below. Come join us!

Music Line Up

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09 Aug

Longest Happy Hour

Join us for the longest happy hour ever! Get beer, cocktails, and select wine half-off from noon to 7pm. Monday-Friday at Central Bar + Kitchen throughout August. 

10 Aug

Faith Lindsday | 6pm - 9pm

11 Aug

Christen Ball | 6pm - 9pm

12 Aug

Chris Smothers | 6pm-10pm

13 Aug

Callie McCullough | 6pm-10pm

14 Aug

Chris Carpenter | 11am-1pm

17 Aug

Brinn Banta | 6pm-9pm

18 Aug

Chris Carpenter | 6pm-9pm

19 Aug

Chris Smothers | 6pm-10pm

20 Aug

Callie McCullough | 6pm-10pm

21 Aug

Faith Lindsay | 11am-1pm

24 Aug

Emma McDonald | 6pm-9pm

25 Aug

The Two Moore | 6pm-9pm

26 Aug

Doug Allen | 6pm-10pm

27 Aug

Brin Banta | 6pm-10pm

28 Aug

Janine LeClair | 11am-1pm

31 Aug

Christen Ball

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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