The newest concept from Nashville restaurateur Austin Ray will bring a late-night underground watering hole to Eighth Avenue South.
Rambler Cocktail Bar opens to the public Tuesday at 2600 Eighth Ave. S., beneath The Sutler Saloon and next to Melrose Billiard Parlor, combining three distinct concepts in the same building.
The bar will serve fresh cocktails that are described as “well-made and easy to understand.” There will be craft beer, wines by the glass, an extensive spirits list and a bar bites food menu.
“Across all of our brands, we focus on the ‘third place’ where people can unwind and socialize outside of their home and office,” Ray said in a statement. “A great bar should be fun and personable and shouldn’t require too much explanation. Expect a cocktail menu worthy of exploring — but that doesn’t require a dictionary — in a memorable underground space.”
The food menu developed by Jason Brumm includes Parmesan tater tots with truffle dip for $7, jalapeno bacon deviled eggs for $6, chicken lemongrass meatballs for $10, crab rangoon for $11 and butter pecan skillet cookie for $6. Bar snacks, including house cheetos, spicy snack mix and bee’s nuts, cost $6.
Signature cocktails cost $13, three-ingredient classics cost $11, shooters cost $7, and mocktails cost $7.
Rambler, The Sutler and Melrose Billiard Parlor are owned by A.Ray Hospitality and Joe Parkes Jr., David Parkes and Gary Parkes of The Parkes Cos. A.Ray Hospitality also owns M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers and Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House.
Rambler Cocktail Bar will be open 5 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Thursday, and 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
The bar’s happy hour will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday with three-ingredient classic cocktails for $8, wines by the glass for $7 and draft beer for $5.