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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Rambler Cocktail Bar will open Tuesday, September 25!

Rambler Cocktail Bar is an upscale lounge with an electric vibe & plush seating, offering well-made cocktails to groups of all sizes who love a good time. Hard to find and easy to love, Rambler is an underground escape located beneath The Sutler Saloon and beside Melrose Billiard Parlor in historic Melrose.

LOCATION: 2600 8th Ave South #109 Nashville TN 37204

Rambler is located beneath The Sutler Saloon & beside Melrose Billiard Parlor

HOURS: Tuesday – Thursday 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday & Saturday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

OFFERINGS: Fresh cocktails that are well-made and easy to understand. Craft beer on draft and great wines by the glass, Extensive spirits list, Creative & indulgent bar bites

TEAM: Rambler Cocktail Bar is owned by Austin Ray, A.Ray Hospitality

Joe Parkes, Jr., David Parkes & Gary Parkes, The Parkes Companies

Cocktail program Freddy Schwenk

Bar menu Jason Brumm

Manager Yara Ganem

Contributing artists Nathan Brown

Ola Subomi

Remick Moore Architects Instagram/Facebook/Twitter @ramblercocktailbar


Rambler’s cocktail menu is worth exploring, but never intimidating. A range of cocktail flavor profiles from boozy and stirred to shaken and fresh create enough variety to please newbies and cocktail veterans.

Don’t miss weekday Happy Hour:

Tuesday – Friday, 5-7 p.m.

3 ingredient classics $8

Wines by the glass $7

Draft beer $5

WeDrink Wednesdays, 5-10 p.m.

8 signature cocktails for $8 (normally $13)


The menu at Rambler is full of creative, fun takes on items like deviled eggs & tater tots. Developed by Jason Brumm, Rambler’s food is indulgent and playful, made for sharing and delicious enough that you won’t want to. Don’t miss the bar snacks, including house ‘cheetos’, spicy snack mix, and bee’s nuts.


Rambler’s location is not a secret, but you have to know where you’re going to find it.

Once you’re there, the energy is electric. There’s an unmistakable ‘wow’ factor when you walk in the door, where groups of all sizes can find plush booths and spaces for gathering in the underground bar.

Whether it’s a perfectly built playlist or guest DJ, the music at Rambler is a key ingredient to a memorable night out.


Rambler Cocktail Bar sits beneath historic, world famous The Sutler Saloon, a Nashville fixture since 1976, with live music, an extensive whiskey selection, & fantastic Southern pub food daily. Just next door and down the 1940’s art nouveau staircase is Melrose Billiard Parlor, arguably Nashville’s oldest & best dive bar, offering a great place to drink and shoot pool into the wee hours. The Melrose, home to all three spaces, offers ample free parking in the front lot and adjacent garage.


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