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The Patterson House

1711 Division St. (18th Ave. S.) Send to Phone
Cocktail artists work wonders at this speakeasy-style bar.
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The Patterson House Restaurant Review

: The Patterson House is named for Malcolm R. Patterson, governor of the Volunteer State in 1909, who vetoed the bill that brought prohibition to Tennessee. His efforts, overruled at the time by the legislature, are remembered today in this lively early-twentieth century-themed bar. Dapper bartenders use boutique spirits, seasonal fruit and house-made cordials, bitters and syrups to create classic cocktails like the Presbyterian (bourbon, ginger syrup, lemon) and more modern libations like the bacon old-fashioned (bacon-infused whiskey, maple syrup, coffee-pecan bitters). Depending on the drink you order (choosing from roughly 50), you’ll get one of eight kinds of filtered ice, which the bartenders will occasionally crack with a small wooden bat. The setting is clubby, dimly lit with bookcases lining the walls, and the bartenders are dressed like riverboat card dealers. The bar food is decent, from flatbreads and the Elvis panino to s'mores for dessert.

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