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4th Of July 2018 Rooftop Parties In Nashville Tennessee
by TJ Anderson
We’re about a month away from Independence Day 2018, and it’s not a bad time to start making your plans — especially if you’re thinking about hitting something that requires tickets.
Last year, I shared some of the best free spots to watch the Nashville 4th of July fireworks, and if you’re looking to keep the costs low, I’d still nod you toward that list.
But as Nashville’s downtown has grown — and our selection of hotels and restaurants with serious rooftop bars has grown with it — I’ve felt a little more drawn to a high, center-of-the-city perch for the 4th of July fireworks display. I like throwing a blanket on the grass as much as the next guy, but I also don’t mind the idea of craft cocktails and a barstool view from a dozen (or so) stories up.
Thinking a rooftop bar party might be your perfect 4th of July 2018 option? Here are a few of the events I’m thinking about:
Rooftop 4th of July parties in Nashville
Noelle, the newly revamped historic hotel perched on Printer’s Alley downtown (at 200 4th Ave. N.), has a spectacularly stylish rooftop bar & lounge called Rare Bird, and they’re ringing in their first 4th of July with a big celebration. Ticket holders get access to an open bar, with food stations and passed appetizers, plus a key rooftop fireworks view. Tickets for just the party run $200 per person, and are available now through Eventbrite. If you’d like to make a staycation of it, Noelle also has a Free as a Bird room offer (which includes access to the party) — it’s more for those of you who have a fair bit of cash to spare, since the lowest room prices I saw as of this posting were in the vicinity of $700.
L27 in The Westin Nashville downtown (807 Clark Place) is billed as “the city’s highest rooftop lounge,” a full 27 floors up, and the skyline view there, naturally, is impressive (as is the pool, pictured above). Their 4th of July party offers access to a clear view of the city’s fireworks display, plus barbecue for dinner, cocktails and more. Tickets run $75 per person (and include two drinks), available now through Eventbrite.
Clearly, a place called UP, a rooftop lounge is gonna plan a 4th of July rooftop lounge party. This stylish spot in The Gulch (901 Division St.) has live music, DJs, a dinner buffet, drink specials, raffles, a photo booth for key ‘gram captures and lots more planned, with tickets running $125 per person, available now through Eventbrite.
The upscale 21c Museum Hotel’s 4th of July party gets you perched right by the river (221 2nd Ave. N.), where they’ll be offering food from their highly rated Gray & Dudley restaurant, plus an open bar, “boozy popsicles” to tamp down the Southern summer heat and more. Tickets run $200 per person, and are available now through Eventbrite.
Looking for a riverside spot with a little less buttoned-up vibe? Famous Saloon right down the street from 21c (at 110 2nd Ave. N.) has a kind of slicked-up honky tonk feel, and a 4th of July party will be going too, with live music and straight-shot fireworks views. Ticket holders also snag a gift bag and merch — they run $100 per person, and are available now via Eventbrite.
I’m still keeping my eyes peeled for more — Acme Feed & Seed downtown had one in 2017, and I’m sure another one of those, plus others, will pop up. See something I should add? Let me know!
If you’re planning on celebrating your independence from renting in 2018, let me know there too — we can help you find the perfect home in Nashville. Call or email TJ Anderson Homes here, and check out some Nashville homes on the market now.
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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