Archive for July 3rd, 2011

No. 308 Bar – Nashville, Tennessee

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

No. 308 Bar

No. 308
407 Gallatin Ave.
East Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee
(615) 650-7344

The bar opened at the end of the year in 2010 by a newly engaged couple, Ben Clemons and Alexis Soler. The longtime bartenders are trying to add a new twist to Nashville’s bar scene with No. 308 in East Nashville.

They offer handcrafted cocktails using house-made sodas and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions in a dim bar with ample booths and couches but no TV screens or live music stages. They have stayed away from the typical sports bar or music club and opted for a “just a fun bar” that will provide a different slant for Nashville, as the two of them are team of super-mixologists behind the bar. The menu includes meatloaf, steak salad, pork lettuce wraps and chicken parmesan for $8, and cocktails begin at $7. After a few weeks of living in Nashvillle, Soler was sent to work at a cocktail seminar in New Orleans and met Clemons. They became engaged a month later in Room 308 at the Ace Hotel in New York. Soler and Clemons have been bartenders for so long, and this is the final outcome of a dream that both have always shared.