A Tour of Sites Connected to Nashville's Alcohol History (1865-1917)
Saloons are a largely generic term used for American drinking establishments. Over the years, the term has primarily been associated with establishments between the Civil War Era and Prohibition. As cities grew in the later nineteenth century, increasing numbers of saloons opened up in cities to serve citizens of all classes. For urbanites working out of the home, they provided a desired amusement and served as a place for socialization. With over 200 saloons by the early 1900s, Nashville had one of the largest concentrations of the region. Through two routes, this tour seeks to bring attention to past and surviving saloon locations as well as other sites related to the alcohol history of Nashville.
Let us eat, drink, and be merry; for tomorrow we die. "
Created by Mason Christensen - MTSU Public History Graduate Student