The Mainstay is your casual, everyday hang in a place we all love: East Nashville. This establishment was born out of a desire for a place locals could call their own and identify with as a symbol of the community. The intent is in the name! While trends and fads come and go, The Mainstay is a constant.
Who is behind this idea of cool community camaraderie? Two East Nashville residents that love this neighborhood and have already experienced what it’s like to make a home in a new area. Owners Josiah Johnson and Manny Hatz both have stories intrinsically tied to the community. The Mainstay is a combination of Josiah and Manny’s combined industry experience and their joint vision for an emerging scene.
The Mainstay is a mirror of East Nashville. We have food inspired by Chef Falon Smith for our Sports Bar-eclectic menu. This is where you order the Shaved Prime Rib Sammie for dinner, Chocolate Covered S’mores Cake for dessert, and amazing drink specials every day. Let’s call her approach “farm-to-sports bar, elevated bar food.” Fresh, quality ingredients (locally sourced when available) featured with burgers, wings, hearty sandwiches, and brunch creations. Vegan options and treats for four-legged furry friends are also available.
Of course the infamous “Mainstay Bloody Mary” is always ready to blow your mind. How? It’s garnished with olives, sliders, onion rings, a smaller bloody mary, and actual sparklers. Yeah. Not a typo. Need recommendations on what drinks to have poured? Our bar manager Lane Kohl is always on point with the latest craft brews and other assorted adult beverages. Trust us – the copper bar stays packed with happy sippers. Personal stereo speakers at your table? We can provide that. TVs galore? Yep, we have that too. An unbeatable view of the Nashville sunset? Only at The Mainstay.
Directions / Free Parking
The Mainstay is exactly what its name implies. It’s a place where you and your crew can park for free (no, seriously. 90 FREE parking spaces), then pwn them at the vintage video games and Golden-Tee, and cheer on your favorite teams. If 5 pieces of flair is your minimum, this ain’t your kind of crowd. As one of very few East Nashville spots offering tons of free parking, we’ll have easy accessibility to almost every crowd. Tuesday-drinkers, old school East-siders, weekend-brunchers, post-gamers, city-lunchers, night owls, and four-legged furry friends can all find a welcoming seat at The Mainstay. Side note – The Mainstay loves Nashville’s teams as much as you do, so we’ll be rocking drink specials, viewing parties, and giveaways. Game on.
Located on the corner of 5th & Main, The Mainstay is the obvious choice for a great time in Nashville. Easy access from any part of the city, tons of parking, and an atmosphere as comfortable as your living room where we’ll serve you and do the dishes!? That’s a little slice of heaven. We’re sure we’ll see you soon.