The Hop Yard
I don’t know if you heard, but my husband and I have moved from Asheville, NC to Nashville, TN! I’ve grown up in the Asheville area my whole life and wanted a change and Tyler has moved around his entire life, and turns out he wanted a change, too! Change is good, and it’s what we both needed and wanted. We’ve visited Nashville a few times on business and had a blast each time we came back. Since we knew we liked this city but it wasn’t overly familiar, it seemed like the perfect place to make our move.
We’ve been here a month now and have had lots of fun exploring neighborhoods we didn’t even know existed. There is so much more to Nashville than the downtown honky tonks (don’t get me wrong, we love those, too!) and we’ve had a blast adventuring around the outskirts of the city center. Being from beer city USA, of course we found ourselves at a brewery on the first day of wandering.
The Hop Yard is Fat Bottom Brewing’s restaurant and bier garden located in The Nations neighborhood, near Sylvan Park. From what I understand, the Nations is a developing neighborhood with new construction: houses, restaurants, and shops are being built in an older, industrial neighborhood, so it’s a blend of old and new. As my husband and I drove by, we enjoyed gazing at just-built restaurants and watching parents pushing strollers down the street. The transformed neighborhood seems to be thriving.
Now, I’ll talk about The Hop Yard. Not only is there local draft beer available, but they also have cocktails and wine. They have a solid list of food options with items such as wings, tots, sandwiches, chicken mac, and even a burger. Tyler ordered the pretzels and beer cheese, and I got the fig and prosciutto salad which came with arugula, candied fig, prosciutto, goat cheese, toasted walnut, and pickled shallot with a mustard vinaigrette. Yum! We enjoyed it so much that we’ve already been back. They have a beautiful large outdoor bier garden and a huge indoor space as well, so there’s room for large parties. Happy hour is Tues-Fri from 4-6pm. I can’t wait to go back a third time, and I’m also excited to try out other restaurants in the neighborhood. Next on our list are House: A Social Eatery and Fifty-First Kitchen & Bar.
Neighborhood: The Nations
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 12am
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm
Happy Hour: Tuesday – Friday 4pm – 6pm
Address: 800 44th Ave N Nashville, TN 37209