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Like the rest of the menus at 1808 Grille, the bar menu changes seasonally. While you’ll find your staples such as a burger, turkey melt and open faced crab cake, you can count on the soup selections changing, as well as the toppings on the flatbread. But when it comes to this Nashville bar, it’s the special libations that really stand out. Perhaps you are a Scotch connoisseur; if that’s the case, indulge in the bar’s Scotch list, which features everything from Dewar’s to The Glenlivet XXV. Of course, there’s everything in between such as Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Macallan Cask.
The bar also serves a number of domestic and imported beers, including everything from Amstel Light and Samuel Adams Seasonal to Sierra Nevada to Guinness. The specialty cocktails at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant change seasonally, but you’ll always find a handmade tonic with Jack Rudy tonic extract and Corsair gin, and there’s usually some version of a Julep — in the summer it was the Tennessee Julep with Prichard’s Sweet Lucy bourbon liqueur, soda water, sugar, mint and lime, while the fall Julep was made with Prichard’s Tennessee Whiskey, Bitter Truth apricot liqueur and mint.
And you really can’t beat the happy hour specials (Monday through Saturday 4 to 6 p.m. and Sunday 3 to 8 p.m.). The food is 50 percent off, and select domestic beers are $3, wines by the glass are $6, and Cosmopolitans and well drinks are $6.