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Drifter's BBQ

1008B Woodland St, Located Behind Batter'd N' Fried and Next to Beyond the Edge, Nashville, TN 37206-2815
+1 615-262-2776
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good50%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“nachos” (9 reviews)
“corn dogs” (4 reviews)
“hush puppies” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
1008B Woodland St, Located Behind Batter'd N' Fried and Next to Beyond the Edge, Nashville, TN 37206-2815
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend desperately wanted some Tennessee BBQ while we were in town for New Year's and we were highly impressed with our meal at Drifters! I had the brats and sauerkraut but the winning meal was the sampler my boyfriend got. The meat fell right...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Great bbq sampler, best bbq i had in nashville. Bit over priced, but well worth it. Went with a night with no live music, it was semi quiet and service was great.

Thank Interbay
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Definitely a neighborhood place. Good food. Good service. Wish I could have taken some of those delightful hush puppies back north with me

Thank Keywestmama24
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Rolled into Nashville and looked up local places near our Airbnb. Chose this because had good selection of vegetarian items as well as lots of smoked yummy meat! The sausage and ribs were fresh out of the smoker and were outta sight! Brisket and baked...More

Thank lighthousecau
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

We were let here by our Uber driver, great recommendation. Ribs are excellent, reasonable crowds, nice staff. Kind of a dive bar feel, will come back again.

Thank nate w
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

I "Drifted" in hear by default with my family during lunch while attending The Tomato Art Festival today. I got the pulled pork sandwich that came with a little coleslaw. Loved it. They have a sauce bar with all types of sauces readily available. Other...More

Thank 12dbryan
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Went here twice. First time had a pretty darn good experience. Great food. We got stew, nachos, and a taco salad. Service was fast, portion sizes were enormous. Live music, pretty nice outside venue. Our server seemed like she was worked like a dog. Second...More

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We spent a few hours here one evening, sitting out on the patio and enjoying a pulled pork sandwiches and listening to live music. The food we had was delicious. The staff very friendly. It was a wonderful way to spend a few hours.

Thank framgal
Reviewed May 31, 2017

We stopped here twice on our trip to Nashville. Overall, cold and cheep beer. On a rainy day the juke box is a good addition, but live music on the patio is where its at. We went on a Sunday at 3 and they had...More

Thank KMAN1981
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Our hotel had suggested that the east end five points was an area with local bars, which is what we were looking for. This place has a family oriented patio with a trio (trombone, harmonica and guitar!) playing. Good drafts went with OK food, but...More

Thank GreatLakesroadster
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1008B Woodland St, Located Behind Batter'd N' Fried and Next to Beyond the Edge, Nashville, TN 37206-2815
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-262-2776
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Drifters is a non-smoking, family friendly BBQ restaurant as well as a bar specializing in whiskey and bourbon selections. We have a spacious outdoor patio with plenty of seating to enjoy artists and bands playing on our outdoor stage! Rated as one of the best outdoor patios in East Nashville/5 Points area, where else can you listen to live music, enjoy good BBQ and the company of our friendly staff, while drinking a cold one in a casual and laid-back setting? We even have a heated tent for events and live music throughout the colder winter months! Open late night, we offer a diverse selection of BBQ, Tex-Mex, and Vegetarian options. You can enjoy your food the way you want with our range of house made sauces too!
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