Nashville based eateries and beer spots have expanded to the Nashville airport to give travelers a taste of Music City. Other spots within the airport give a nod to Tennessee and Nashville, but these nine spots are where locals dine — in and out of the airport. So whether you are traveling through Nashville or dropping guests off at the airport, be sure to make note of these nine local eateries and drinking spots with locations in BNA.
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Hours: Sunday through Friday, 4 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
This local coffee shop now has three locations, one of which is located in BNA’s Concourse C. You’ll feel right at home thanks to the familiar smell of 8th & Roast‘s craft coffee, which is served alongside grab-and-go sandwiches, soups, salads and pastries. The menu is reminiscent of the ones you will find at their in-town locations, on Eighth Avenue and Charlotte Avenue.
Concourse C Food Court
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Blue Coast Burrito promises a West Coast experience with West Coast-style Mexican food, and it’s based right here in Nashville. Known for their burritos and fish tacos, Blue Coast Burrito now has 17 locations. In BNA’s Concourse C, they serve the same flavors you’ve grown to love. Stop by to try their take on West Coast Mexican apps and entrees.
Concourse C Food Court
Hours: Sunday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Earlier this year, Fat Bottom Brewing began serving their beers from a kiosk location in Concourse C. Fat Bottom Brewing is a go-to for Nashville beer drinkers, and now they can quench their thirst while waiting for flights. A variety of the local brewery’s beers are available on draft, or you can buy a four-pack of 16-ounce cans to take on your travels. We think local beer makes for an ideal hostess gift.
Hours: Sunday through Friday, 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
With five locations across the Nashville area, plus a sixth in the airport, and two more in Alabama, La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant is a favorite for locals looking for a taste of Mexican cuisine. You can also get your La Hacienda fix before or after your flight, thanks to their location in Concourse A. Stop by for breakfast (huevos rancheros, please), lunch or dinner.
Hours: Sunday through Friday, 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Noshville has been serving authentic New York-style deli dishes for more than 20 years. You can find the same menu in the airport, at their location at the A/B Rotunda. matzo ball soup, breakfast dishes, sandwiches and burgers are sure to keep you full during a long day of travel. The rueben, with corned beef, sauerkraut and swiss on rye, is a local favorite.
Hours: Sunday through Friday, 4 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Whitt’s Barbecue has more than 40 years of experience in smoking barbecue. This family-run restaurant first opened on Antioch Pike in 1978 and now has more than 20 locations across the state. Folks line up for a taste of the hickory-smoked barbecue. Whitt’s shares a space in Concourse C with Swett’s, a meat-and-three eatery that first opened in 1954. These two Nashville staples offer an authentic taste of the Music City.
A/B Food Court Rotunda
Hours: Sunday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee Brew Works kiosk is another option for local beer. For a true taste of what this local brewery has to offer, order a flight of beer. Snag a seat at the bar or at one of Tennessee Brew Work’s tables. You can also take the beer to go if you want to sip your favorite brew in the comfort of your gate.
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Hours: Sunday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Hours: Sunday through Saturday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
You can get a taste of Broadway flavor without venturing Downtown. The famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge serves up country music, beer and food at two airport locations. Chow down on biscuits and gravy for breakfast, chicken wings or nachos for lunch and a burger for dinner, all while tapping your toes to the live music. You have two options to visit this local bar at BNA — before and after security.
Hours: Sunday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Still thirsty? Swing by the Yazoo Beer Kiosk for locally brewed draft and bottled beer. The same rules apply, which means you can take your beer to your gate if you like. If you haven’t visited Yazoo’s airport location recently, you will be delighted to find that they have expanded to a larger kiosk to better suit your beer needs.
Nashville International Airport has announced a new concessions program so stay tuned for any changes!
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