The Patterson House is a dark, cozy seated cocktail bar in Nashville. Classic and modern cocktails are supplemented by a small food menu. In fact it was Nashville’s first craft cocktail bar. Opening in 2009 it pioneered fresh-squeezed juices and twice filtered ice. A real speak-easy vibe. We had evening reservations for the Catbird Seat which is next door and knew there was a bar in the building but this looked more like someone’s home. It most assuredly is not. Tons of people were in and out with most not going to the adjacent restaurant. You enter into a waiting area that is curtained off from the bar. A huge 30 foot bar sits in the center of the bar room with booths and tables lining the walls. Lots of old fashioned chandeliers provide the low lighting. They also serve beer, wine and snacks. Service was friendly but not too fast. They did coordinate with the restaurant to call you when they were ready to seat you. I would easily go again.
We tried the Thin Man which had London dry gin, grapefruit, Campari and soda water. The cocktail was good, not too strong but the most interesting feature was the long rectangular clear ice cube in the glass. How did they make that?