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In the bustling heart of The Gulch you’ll find an orange door that leads to Gertie's Bar. Located on the first floor of 404 Kitchen, whiskey lovers gather around the lively curved bar to sample some of America’s most sought after spirits—straight up, or in carefully crafted cocktails. 

Named for Gertrude Cleo Lythgoe, known as 'Queen of the Bootleggers,' Gertie's celebrates freethinking and individualism, at the bar and in the glass. Gertie’s was proclaimed the Best Whiskey Bar in Tennessee by Thrillist for its incredible offering of over 650 bottles of rare and hard-to-find whiskeys, including many limited edition barrels selected by 404 Kitchen chef Matt Bolus in partnership with local distillers. Gertie’s also offers a distinctive selection of rare and unusual wines, and an expertly curated menu of craft beers. 

The acclaimed 404 Kitchen menu is available to enjoy in full at Gertie’s Whiskey bar, and our weekly Whiskey Wednesday features select whiskies poured for half off, all night long.

Whiskey Wednesday

Every Wednesday, Gertie’s selects a killer whiskey from a selection of over 650 bottles and barrels and serves it up for half price. With pours available at the bar and upstairs at 404 Kitchen, Whiskey Wednesday is a great way to check out new and exciting whiskeys. 

Join Gertie’s weekly mailing list to receive updates on the latest whiskey features and mark your calendar for upcoming special events.

Private Events

Gertie’s can accommodate private events for 15 - 50 people, whether you’re looking to create an unforgettable business gathering, a celebration with friends and family, or an intimate guided tasting experience for the whiskey lovers in your life. Our open air patio creates additional space for events as it brings in the energy of our incredible neighborhood. Full buyouts are available Sunday - Wednesday, and sections of the bar are available for private and non-private reservations throughout the week. 

Contact our private events team to learn more: or (615)307-6695

Whiskey Society

The 404 Kitchen and Gertie’s Whiskey Bar offer the south’s most impressive collection of coveted whiskeys, hand-selected by chef Matt Bolus who collaborates directly with distillers for many of our limited series bottles. The whiskey program has never been about having the biggest list, although it is certainly vast, but rather the most exciting and well-curated list in Nashville. We are thrilled to offer memberships that give exclusive access to our one-of-a-kind barrel selects.