One of the largest restaurant projects in Nashville is finally here. The old Acme Feed and Seed building in downtown Nashville is officially open. The venue, when completed, will feature a restaurant, cocktail bar, music venue and rooftop bar. For now, the first floor is now open to the public: a street food-inspired restaurant with a menu full of 28 craft beers by day, and will transform into a “funkytonk” live music venue featuring local musicians and the Acme’s house band at night.
“Acme Feed & Seed will focus on the customer experience by identifying and ensuring that all contact points represent a genuine hospitality experience, creating a uniquely ‘Nashville’ atmosphere that is authentic, fun, and affordable, while elevating the traditional honky-tonk experience,” said co-owner and creator Tom Morales, in a statement.
Executive chef Matt Farley (The Southern Steak & Oyster, Noho Star), will be serving a menu of comfort food, street-style classics like a hot chicken sandwich, Mexican-style corn, and Thai-style shrimp-fried rice. The second floor, when it opens, will feature a classy cocktail space where patrons can sip on some unique handcrafted drinks made with local bitters and other ingredients. Just upstairs will be The Hatchery, which will be the largest one-level event space in the Lower Broadway area.
Finally, the rooftop will offer a tempting view and cocktails for and a small food menu. Now that it’s officially open, you can get your honkytonk on!
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi