Hemingway's Bar and Hideaway x Woodstock

We gained a new neighbor here in the Wedgewood-Houston area of town earlier this summer, Hemingway's Bar and Hideaway. The Ernest Hemingway-inspired bar/restaurant is located in Houston Station and serves both lunch and dinner. 

The eatery is a product of Restaurateur Paul Cercone and mixologist Christopher Weber joining forces, and over the past few months has been garnering rave reviews for its hip atmosphere, expertly made cocktails and short yet delicious menu. 

When inside, you'll notice exposed brick, rustic pillars and both bar stools and booth seating. Before the hot spot opened, we met with the owner about his plans. Not only do we enjoy working with local businesses, but preservation is a passion of ours. With so much new construction happening in Nashville, it is our goal is to save remnants from as many buildings as possible and reclaim as much wood (and history!) as possible. 

What we were able to do for Hemmingway's is use the building's old floor joists and incorporate them into a 12 ft. long reclaimed oak table. Here are some of our guys on delivery day. 

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Here is the table in the center of their warm & welcoming dining room.

Popular menu items include the Korean fried chicken, grilled pork tenderloin and chopped kale salad. We also recommend their delicious duck poutine as an appetizer. 

In addition to a mouthwatering menu, their unique cocktails are a hit among visitors. "It’s literary," writes The Tennessean about the drink menu. "...each drink lists its catchy name, its primary spirit and small story descriptor. And, visual — alongside each is a drawing indicating glassware shape and preparation style — shaken, stirred, or blender-churned." 

• Stranger to None • A restoring fruit brightness fresh from a Southern garden. We dig it. {spirit: Bristow Gin.}

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Hemingway's is located at 438 Houston Street, Suite 160, and is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. View their full menu here

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