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a plate of food
a plate of desserts
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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

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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

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25 Jul

Longest Happy Hour Ever

Join us after your meeting or after a long days work in the Central Bar + Kitchen for the Longest Happy Hour Ever! Enjoy a half off Draft, glass of wine or a specialty cocktail for only $10. We look forward to seeing you there!

26 Jul

Emily Stevens

27 Jul

Callie McCullough

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“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