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Mother’s Ruin to Open in Germantown


Mother’s Ruin, a lively New York bar and restaurant concept, will expand into Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. Located at 1239 Sixth Avenue North, the group is proud to restore the historic building that previously housed The Mad Platter restaurant. The main bar room at Mother’s Ruin will boast 1200 square feet with a 36-foot bar.  Upstairs, a restored owner’s apartment and glassed-in patio will be available for private event bookings and the best sunset views in Germantown.  An additional 1,500 square feet of garden seating will come on-line in the spring. The restaurant and bar will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., 365 days a year, establishing themselves as Nashville’s year-round watering hole.


The brain child of TJ Lynch and Richard Knapp, who have since brought on partners James Metze and Nick Pfannerstill, Mother’s Ruin is a nod to the mid-eighteenth century nickname for Gin.  At the helm of the kitchen, Chef Pfannerstill crafts elevated bar food with a refined touch designed more for everyday diners than the destination-minded foodie.



Priding themselves on putting hospitality over ego, Mother’s Ruin breaks free from the bowties and jiggers with a crew of some of the best bartenders in the country trained to deliver the highest quality drinks in the fastest time.  Bartenders participate in a rigorous educational process with a focus on spirits knowledge and technique to train their palates and their hands. Each drink has a different feel, making each visit a unique experience.

In addition to an ever-changing cast of cocktails and slushies, the restaurant will serve signature fare like the Mother’s Double Cheeseburger with old bay waffle fries, a loaded shrimp roll studded with celery and creole dressing, and charred eggplant dip with pine nuts and berbere spices. Mother’s Ruin will serve brunch seven days a week, with vegan and vegetarian options available throughout the day.  The full menu runs until 2am nightly.


 “An inviting bar experience paired with tasty food at a reasonable price; that’s our intention,” says Chef Partner Pfannerstill. “We strive to be the place where anyone can come three to four times a week, whether grabbing coffee, boozy brunch, or just bringing friends by for a night cap and some snacks.”


Mother's Ruin is slated to open its doors to Germantown on the first weekend of December, with a grand opening of December 12. 


For more updates follow @MothersRuinNashville on Instagram. 



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