The past few months have been difficult for many across Middle Tennessee. From tornadoes to the public health crisis that is COVID-19, we’ve all been impacted in one way or another. In these times of uncertainty, it’s important that we band together to help one another. One way to do this is to support local LGBT+ owned and operated establishments. Below you will find some of the restaurants and bars that are invaluable to our community and how you can help them. Please check with each establishment for current opening details. The information below is correct as of the time of the original publication.
Margot Café & Bar is a French-inspired restaurant with southern influences located in Five Points in the heart of East Nashville.
Online ordering and contactless curbside pickup will be starting on Wednesday, April 29. 615-227-4668 margotcafe.com
Marché Artisan Foods is a bustling European style eatery located near the heart of Historic East Nashville in “Five Points.”
Currently open for Takeout, Counter Service and Delivery!
Margot and Marché were both affected first by the East Nashville tornadoes and then by COVID-19. They have a go-fund-me set up to help assist their employees during the crisis. https://www.gofundme.com/f/marche-and-margot-employees
Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace is a restaurant and craft beer mecca. They source products from farmers, growers, artisans, and brewers in and around Nashville and the Southeast. The menu is a salute to your favorite home-cooked meals.
Due to the pandemic, their hours are Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for to-go and delivery. 629-888-9180 homegrownnashville.com
You can order gift cards now to redeem later for sitdown service. https://homegrownnashville.com/product/homegrown-gift-cards/
The Mockingbird is a modern diner serving up global fare and delicious fun with a menu offering comfort food favorites influenced by the many elements that make-up American culture and cuisine.
While the Mockingbird Nashville is currently closed, they are doing occasional “pop-up” dining. Check their website and social channels for more details. 615-741-9900 mockingbirdnashville.com
You can order gift cards now to redeem later for sitdown service. https://app.yiftee.com/gifts/egift_and_gift_cards/mockingbird
D’Andrews Bakery is a modern bakery known for its hand-crafted treats, however, the bakery was designed to also serve as a café for breakfast and lunch.
D’Andrews Bakery & Cafe is temporarily closed for the next few weeks. Keep an eye on their website and social media for reopening announcements. 615-375-4934 dandrewsbakery.com
You can order gift cards now to redeem later for takeout and sitdown service. https://www.toasttab.com/d-andrews-bakery-cafe/giftcards
PM Café is a place that celebrates everyone in a relaxed casual atmosphere. Be it the infamous PM burger, sushi bar or Thai fusion favorites, there’s something to be had by everyone.
PM Café is temporarily closed until further notice. Watch their website and social media for reopening announcements. 615-297-2070 pmnashville.com
You can order gift cards now to redeem for takeout and sitdown service. https://pmnashville.instagift.com/
The Wild Cow serves 100% vegan fare in a fun, casual environment in their new location near 5 Points in East Nashville.
They’re open for takeout and delivery. For details on ordering visit their website. 615-262-2717 thewildcow.com
They have merchandise available to purchase and you can also order gift cards now to redeem later for sitdown service. https://squareup.com/gift/AG27EG0HDR5WZ/order
DISTILLERY & RESTAURANT
Short Mountain Distillery is a craft, small-batch distillery located in Woodbury, that distills organic moonshine and whiskey. They offer delicious lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch featuring monthly specials.
They’re open Wednesday-Saturday for secure, no-contact bottle sales (alcohol) from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. They’re planning their transition to reopen their dining room. Check back on their website and social media for reopening announcements. 615-563-1243 shortmountaindistillery.com
BARS & NIGHTCLUBS
Lipstick Lounge is a bar with karaoke, trivia & dancing plus pub grub. The Lipstick is currently closed but they’ll announce reopening plans on their website and social channels. 615-226-6343 thelipsticklounge.com
The Lipstick Lounge was affected by the East Nashville tornadoes and then by COVID-19. They have a go-fund-me set up to help assist their employees during the crisis. https://www.gofundme.com/f/lipstick-lounge-staff-tornadocovid19-recovery
Peckers Bar and Grill offers Mexican & American bar fare with cocktails & beer, live music & dancing. Peckers Bar and Grill is currently closed but they’ll announce reopening plans on their website and social channels. 615-678-1042 www.peckersnashville.com
Since Peckers has closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 health crisis, they have a go-fund-me set up to help assist their employees during the crisis. https://www.gofundme.com/f/peckers-staff-support-due-to-closing
Trax is a local bar with late hours, DJs, drag shows & other events. Trax is currently closed but they’ll announce reopening plans on their website and social channels. 615-742-8856 https://trax-gay-bar.business.site/
Due to the current health situation, Trax has closed until further notice. They have a go-fund-me set up to help assist their employees during the crisis. https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-trax-staff-during-closing
Fusion is a local nightclub and bar in Clarksville, Tennessee with drag shows and community events. Fusion Nightclub made the decision to close and suspend business immediately until further notice. You can find updates on their Facebook page, including virtual events and other ways to support the staff. 931-919-4774 https://www.facebook.com/Fusion-Night-Club-Bar-Grill-609766019136341/
Canvas Lounge is a bar and dance club with DJs, karaoke nights & other events, plus
beer & cocktails. Canvas Lounge has closed its doors indefinitely to comply with social-distancing requests due to COVID-19. 615-320-8656 canvasnash.com
There are a variety of ways to support Canvas during this crisis. You can purchase gift cards to redeem once they are open. https://secure.ordyx.com/olo/v2/Home.jsp?store_id=959 You can donate to their staff go-fund-me or even bid on a variety of items from shirtless selfies of your favorite bartenders, to personalized original songs, and custom artwork. https://www.gofundme.com/f/m2r28k-canvas-lounge-support
Temptation is a BYOB LGBT bar in Cookeville, Tennessee. Temptation is currently closed but they will announce reopening plans on their social channels. https://www.facebook.com/CookevilleClubTemptation/
Temptation was affected by the March tornadoes and then by COVID-19. They have a go-fund-me set up to help assist with operational expenses during the crisis. https://www.gofundme.com/f/temptation-bar
Order a Temptation shirt: https://www.paintedbywendy.com/shop/temptation-t-shirt
Tribe/Play/Suzie Wongs House of Yum a video bar with show-tune theme nights, a dance bar with drag shows, and an Asian-fusion restaurant with drag brunches.
Play, Tribe & Suzy Wong’s are closed temporarily to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus.
The owners set up a fundraiser to help support staff in a time of need. 100% of all donations will go directly to the staff. Donors will receive a guest pass to Play for use when they re-open. https://www.gofundme.com/f/playtribesuzywong-staff-support-due-to-closure