Best East Nashville Breweries for Happy Hour

Glass bottles of beer from The Filling Station in East Nashville.

Whether you want to have a casual drink with a prospective client, kick back after a long work day with your team for a happy hour, or imbibe local brews for the fun of it, we have a solid list of East Nashville breweries to visit.

Since Center 615‘s mission is to support local businesses and entrepreneurial ambitions, we encourage everyone to pick local spots to patronize whenever possible. All watering holes on this list are within walking or reasonable Ubering distance from our coworking campus. Bonus points for bringing a six pack back to the office or meeting room.

Breweries not your thing? We’ve also got a list of local spots for workday lunch and quality coffee.

East Nashville Breweries for Happy Hour –

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Smith & Lentz


Tornado pivot: pizza. When Smith & Lentz experienced devastating damage to their brewery after the March 3, 2020 tornado. Amid the rubble, co-founders Adler Lentz and Kurt Smith envisioned adding a wood-fire oven to the next version of their beloved brewery. Since pizza makes everything better, it was a no-brainer for Smith & Lentz to add hot pies to their already stellar offerings. But not just any pizza—wood fired pizza.

For both their pizza and their beer, Smith & Lentz sources local ingredients that are in season. The result? Delicious and ever-rotating drafts, cans, and pies.

Center 615 once had a community Happy Hour at Smith & Lentz complete with a corn hole tournament. So, we encourage you to call ahead and ask if they can host your team!


903 Main St., Nashville, TN 37206

What to order:

Pepperoni pie, check their rotating menu online and at their brewery for their latest drafts and cans

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Crazy Gnome Brewery


Trivia, comedy night, live music, and an outdoor patio…need we say more? (Good beer implied) Crazy Gnome ventures to foster a local neighborhood feel that we East Nashvillians relish. Their live music, food truck, and comedy line-up all support Nashville’s local artists and entrepreneurs.

Established August 2020, Crazy Gnome Brewery is a fairly new kid on the block. Even though their original grand opening plans were thwarted, they have been pouring strong ever since their doors opened.

Check their event calendar for their community event schedule and food truck line-up!


948 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206

What to order:

Check Crazy Gnome’s calendar for their food truck schedule and their website for latest beer on tap. No food truck scheduled? They encourage patrons to have their local favorites delivered to the brewery!

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Tailgate Brewery


Established 2014 in Nashville, Tailgate Brewery currently has five total locations in Music City. Though, they are now fixing to open a taproom in Chattanooga! In addition to their inventive flavors, Tailgate Brewery offers mug club memberships with plentiful perks and discounts.

Stop by their taproom for classic german style lagers, flavored seltzers, fruited sours, and hazy IPAs, and more! They cover all the bases with their brews—literally something for everyone, so rally up your crew for a group outing or workplace happy hour.

Also a proponent of trivia, put your knowledge to the test at Tailgate Brewery’s East Nashville taproom on Tuesdays at 7pm.


811 Gallatin Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206 (one of multiple locations in Nashville)

What to order:

Beer, cider, selzter, pizza, or dessert!

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Filling Station


Ever find yourself in the middle of a meeting craving a beer? Filling Station allows you to pick your draft and take it to-go wherever you may be. When you buy a glass growler, you can bring it back to Filling Station for a re-fill whenever you like!

Of course, patrons are also more than welcome to sit down with a pint and enjoy the cozy atmosphere.

You know we like perks and discounts, so we would be remiss not to mention Filling Station’s loyalty punch card for the 12th re-fill free.


804B Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206 (one of two locations in Nashville)

What to order:

Whatever they recommend! They’re great listeners.

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Southern Grist


Definitely more on the adventurous side, Southern Grist has no shortage of unique and intriguing flavors. If there’s not something on their menu that you’d think you’d enjoy (just try it, trust me), then wait around a week or so for more new brews!

Plus, their East Nashville taproom offers a decadent food selection through their in-house full-service restaurant Lauter.


754 Douglas Avenue, Nashville, TN 37207 (one of two locations in Nashville)

What to order:

Southern Grist regularly switches up what they’re pouring, so check out their socials or stop in their taproom to see what to get!

Wish you had a workspace centrally located to all these amazing local breweries? You can! Schedule your tour today to discover all of Center 615’s perks.

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