Thursday, July 23, 2015

Up Rooftop Lounge: Review


A few weeks ago I went to Up Rooftop Lounge! Up is a swanky rooftop bar located on top of the Fairfield Inn & Suites in The Gulch. I had been wanting to go for a really long time ever since I read about it on Womanista

(image of Up via Instagram)

Each weekend that I wanted to go to Up it rained, and a rooftop setting isn't doable when there's rain falling on your head, so we kept putting it off.

Finally, a Friday came along where there was zero rain predicted for the weekend, so Adam and I decided to go! The funny thing though is that on our drive there in the Uber.. it started to rain. Not just any rain... buckets of rain, and it wasn't stopping! It wouldn't let up on our 20 minute drive from my place to The Gulch, and once it was time to get out of the car it was looking like a flash flood! So much for the weather predictions.

Once we got there the rooftop patio was temporarily closed from the rain, so everyone was crammed into the inside section of the bar. This was a pretty eventful way to start the night!

But the rain eventually stopped and after about 40 minutes we were able to get out and enjoy the rooftop patio. We actually had the patio all to ourselves since people had cleared out from the rain!

The view at Up is definitely one of the best in Nashville! It also is very quiet because it isn't on any busy loud streets. I was really impressed by the view of the Nashville skyline and it was nice to enjoy it without sounds of noisy bars or traffic!

Above are views from the Up patio. The rain from earlier made the photos look pretty neat!

Up also has really fun handcrafted signature cocktails! I got the Strawberry Basil Gimlet and it was delicious! But a little small.. I was wanting a stronger drink after the weather fiasco ;)

The outdoor lounge furniture was really nice and I loved their cabana area outside:

We didn't get a chance to try their food but they have lots of shareable plates, etc. to choose from- you can see that menu here

You can rent out the patio for private parties too! If you are looking for a fab view of the Nashville skyline without all the noise, Up is for you! I'm always looking for something different from the midtown weekend scene, and this is really a place you should check out!

If you've been to Up already, let me know what you thought! What is your favorite rooftop bar in Nashville?

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