The eagerly anticipated opening of an East Coast burger chain Shake Shack and restaurateur Tom Morales’ homage to the Nashville Civil Rights Movement Woolworth on Fifth top the list of Nashville-area restaurants, bars and nightclubs set to open in 2018.
Here’s a list of upcoming restaurants, bars and attractions, organized by the anticipated opening date:
Party Fowl in Murfreesboro. The first offshoot of the popular downtown Nashville fried chicken joint already had a soft opening, with a grand opening that was held on New Year’s Day. 127 SE Broad St, Murfreesboro. A Donelson location is set to open in the spring. 2620 Lebanon Pike.
The Chef and I on 9th. The Gulch branch of The Chef and I at Lenox restaurant and catering service in South Nashville. 611A Ninth Ave. S.
The L27 Rooftop Lounge at The Westin Nashville downtown will be closed for renovations Jan.10-March 10.
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Ray Stevens’ 27,000-square-foot music venue CabaRay Showroom is open in West Nashville. 5724 River Road.
Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. The long-awaited Lower Broadway bar-restaurant-nightclub from country star Dierks Bentley. 400 Broadway.
Woolworth on 5th. Tom Morales (Acme Feed and Seed, The Southern, Fin & Pearl) re-imagines a modern diner and live music venue in the same three-story building that once was the site of lunchroom sit-ins during the Civil Rights Movement in Nashville. 221 5th Avenue North.
Nada. Taco and cocktail spot from Chef David Falk’s Cincinnati-based Boca Restaurant Group. Aertson Midtown, 905 20th Ave S. near Vanderbilt.
LATER THIS WINTER:
Locally owned and operated Jonathan’s Grille sports bar opens a branch in Hendersonville’s Indian Lakes area.
John Rich’s Red Neck Riviera. The bar and nightclub is set to open in February on Lower Broadway. 208-10 Broadway.
Mile End Delicatessen. New York-based Jewish deli will open a Nashville branch in the new Fairlane Hotel. 401 Union St.
Emmy Squared. Offshoot of a Detroit-style pizzeria based in Brooklyn in the former The 404 Kitchen space. 404 12th Ave. S.
Watermark. Longtime The Gulch staple, closed since late August, is set to reopen in SoBro at the Bridgestone Americas headquarters. 210 Fourth Ave. S.
The Donut + Dog. Opening at the former Hillsboro Village space of The Dog of Nashville, will serve doughnuts, hot dogs and gourmet coffee along with a weekend brunch. 2127 Belcourt Ave.
Saltine. An offshoot of a popular restaurant and oyster bar in Jackson, Miss., set to open in the former Midtown home of Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery. 1918 West End Ave.
Ole Red. The Lower Broadway bar, restaurant and nightclub from Ryman Hospitality Group and country star Blake Shelton. 300 Broadway.
Harding House Brewing Co. plans to open a brewery and taproom in The Nations. 900 51st Ave. N.
Kawai Poké Co. Hawaiian seafood concept. 901 Woodland St.
Mojo’s Tacos. The taco concept will take the place of Tom Morales’ Saffire, which closed after its New Year’s Eve service, at The Factory in Franklin.
Lyra. A Middle Eastern spot located in the former Holland House Bar & Refuge space, from former Holland House/Rumours East chef Hrant Arakelian and wife Elizabeth Endicott (ex F. Scott’s bar). 935 W. Eastland Ave.
Cheekwood Café. A two-story cafe replacing the Pineapple Room is set to open in May at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens. 1200 Forrest Park Drive.
Chopper. Tiki bar in East Nashville from Barista Parlor owner Andy Mumma as well as artist Bryce McCloud and Husk Nashville bartender Mike Wolf. 521 Gallatin Ave, Ste 3.
The Southern V. North Nashville vegan restaurant from farmers market vets in the former home of Mai-Bees Southern Cuisine. 1200 Buchanan St.
Sunda. Branch of Chicago New Asian restaurant set to go into Cantina Laredo’s vacated spot in The Gulch spot. 592 12th Ave. S.
Shake Shack. Located in the Hill Center in Green Hills. 4031 Hillsboro Pike.
Gino’s East. A SoBro branch of the Chicago-based deep dish pizza chain is set for the Sole Mio property, which is set to close sometime this spring. 311 Third Ave S.
Liberty Common. Southern brasserie from restaurateur Terry Raley (Butchertown Hall, The Pharmacy, partners with Two Ten Jack’s ownership at the 222 building in SoBro. 222 Second Ave. S.
Ole Smoky Distillery/Yee-Haw Brewing Company/Music City Roots. Live music, distillery, brewery, bars, tasting rooms, and beer and bottle shops. 423 Sixth Ave. S.
August Moon Drive-In. Music business manager and restaurateur Ken Levitan is among investors in this 45,000-square foot East Nashville Indoor drive-in movie theater/bar and grille. Intersection of James Robertson Parkway and Interstate 24
Pins Mechanical Co. Gastropub from Columbus, Ohio-based Rise Brands with duckpin bowling alley, indoor bocce courts, 30 pinball machines. 1102 Grundy St.
O-Ku. Germantown offshoot of Charleston, S.C.’s popular sushi and Asian spot from the Indigo Road Restaurant Group in a riverfront development called Hammer Mill. Renowned Atlanta chef and restaurateur Ford Fry also is linked to a trio of under-development restaurant concepts at Hammer Mill. 1400 Adams St.
SOMETIME IN 2018
The Grilled Cheeserie. Franklin outpost of the popular food truck and bricks-and- mortar spot in Hillsboro Village. 334 Main St.
Parsons Chicken & Fish. A branch of the Chicago favorite is tied to the new May Hosiery Co-Op development in Wedgewood Houston. 429 Chestnut St.