Holland House Bar & Refruge

Holland House Bar & Refruge

The Holland House Bar and Refuge (HHB&B) is a fun, hip place just across the Cumberland River in East Nashville. Its focus is Mediterranean cuisine prepared with classic French technique, and crafted cocktails, using the freshest, season-inspired ingredients. We didn’t have a chance to sample the food but we definitely sampled a few of cocktails. When you step inside, you are greeted with a large bar made of reclaimed wood that fills the center of the room. The venue has three bars but these are not your drink-slinging bars found at the Broadway honky tonks, but those based on amazing spirits, fresh ingredients and house made syrups. This is the kind of place that encourages you to kick back and relax, and enjoy a well-crafted beverage.

Hannibal's Tusk - Dolin Genepy des Alpes Lemon & Mint with Soda

Hannibal’s Tusk – Dolin Genepy des Alpes Lemon & Mint with Soda

S.T.P. Happy Hour Cocktail - Bourbon, Basil, OJ & Honey

S.T.P. Happy Hour Cocktail – Bourbon, Basil, OJ & Honey

French Inquisition - Vida Mezcal, Green Chartreuse, Creme de Violette, Fee Brothers Grapefruit & Peach Bitters

French Inquisition – Vida Mezcal, Green Chartreuse, Creme de Violette, Fee Brothers Grapefruit & Peach Bitters

Rose Marie - Hendricks Gin, Cucumber, Campari, Blood Orange Soda

Rose Marie – Hendricks Gin, Cucumber, Campari, Blood Orange Soda

We had the pleasure of being tended to by Benjamin. He is what we would call a real bartender. He knows his spirits, can read his customers and really enjoys what he does. It makes for a great cocktail experience when you get a bartender that knows his craft but still gets excited when his patrons are into them too. What probably made it the most fun is when we left the drink making in his hands. He made me three top-notch drinks that used completely different spirits as the base, mezcal, bourbon, Dolin Genepy des Alpes. I had no clue what Dolin Genepy was. It turns out it is similar to Green Chartreuse but not as strong.

Front Bar

Front Bar

Nashville’s Holland House Bar and Refuge
HOLLAND HOUSE
935 W. Eastland Ave • Nashville, TN
@thehollandhouse

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