Austin Ray, a local restauranteur who owns M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers, The Sutler and other spaces, is opening an underground cocktail bar in the Melrose mixed-use building at at 2600 8th Avenue South. The bar, Rambler, will be a standalone destination.
What to know
Rambler will be located inside The Sutler and adjacent to The Melrose Billiard Parlor. While details are still in development, the new bar will replace the existing "cellar" in The Sutler, which had previously been used as a speakeasy bar and frequent private event space since the bar opened in September 2014.
What they said
“The residential density in the 8th Avenue/Melrose neighborhood has grown by leaps and bounds since The Sutler opened four years ago, and certainly since M.L.Rose opened across the street nearly 10 years ago,” Ray said in a news release. “As the cocktail and bar scene in Nashville becomes much more established, we saw an opportunity to use this space, which is an underground escape in the middle of a bustling area, to create a spot ideal for grabbing drinks and socializing."