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4 To Try: Nashville's Newest Bars

Several new cocktail emporiums have opened that pay homage to properly mixed drinks while still projecting a comfortable and convivial vibe.

Written By:  Chris Chamberlain

Photographers:  Audrey Spillman, Emily Hall Dorio & The Tennessean

Bar Sovereign

Continuing the theme of hard-to-find drinking establishments, Bar Sovereign’s entrance in a small industrial downtown strip center is only marked by a small metal plaque at waist level. But once you find it once, you’ll probably come back again and again to enjoy their tight menu of creative cocktails made using top-shelf spirits. The eclectic decor of the main dining and drinking space is a riot of modern art and kitschy furnishings, drawing the eye in every direction to discover yet another new quirky detail, but the overall effect demonstrates the desired attitude to the bar’s owners: a place to have fun and enjoy fine drinks and fellowship without drama or pretense. 514 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203; 615-244-3174; barsovereign.com

Berlin Jack

1 ½ ounces Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey
1 ounce pineapple juice
½ ounce Jägermeister
2 dashes of orange bitters
A squeeze of fresh lime juice
Lime peel for garnish

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add Jack Daniel’s, pineapple juice, Jägermeister, bitters, and lime juice. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a strip of lime peel.

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