BLACK ABBEY BREWING COMPANY — Relaxed, monastery-inspired taproom; Belgian-style beer.

FAT BOTTOM BREWING — Beautiful taproom, great beer, pin-up branding.

TAILGATE BREWERY — Craft beer, cider, pizza. Locations in East Nashville, Music Row, and Charlotte Pike.

TENNESSEE BREW WORKS — Good variety of styles; often has live music.

JACKALOPE BREWING COMPANY — Cozy neighborhood taproom; microbrews.

MANTRA ARTISAN ALES — Gorgeous taproom; non-traditional approach; located in Franklin.