Whether you’re planning on providing the booze for your Ugly Sweater Extravaganza, purchasing it for your Great-Grandma (You’re a baller, Bubbe!) or you just need to personally get smashed due to all of the holiday madness, we’re here for you. Sort of. We’re bringing you Nashville’s finest and most questionable shopping destinations for purchasing your holiday poisons.
Mr Whisker’s Wines and Liquors
31 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37205
For the variety loving asshole beer connoisseur in your life!
Okay, so here’s the deal. As far as Nashville liquor stores go, Mr. Whisker’s is kind of a shit-hole. Fortunately for you, this West Nashville shit-hole is a shit-hole with an advantage! Other than having a completely badass name, Mr. Whiskey’s is one of the only beer stores in Nashville that lets you break apart pre-existing six packs of that totally swanky beer you can’t afford and make your own customized (and swanky) six pack. The prices are kind of high and the location is less than desirable, but the sheer novelty of making a snobby six pack is worth it.
Woodland Wine Merchant
1001 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
For the wine-thirsty (and bearded) East Nashvillians on your list!
If you’ve got some cash to blow and you want large quantities of wine, then you can’t really go wrong with Woodland Wine Merchant. Though it’s a typical East Side wine store, we can’t help but feeling kind of fancy when we come here. It’s clean and has a nice color palette. It’s also a merchant, and not an emporium, a warehouse or your uncle’s cellar where he makes bathtub gin. The Merchant’s finest feature for those in need of serious wine-age is easily their “6 for $60″ deal. You get to experiment with six different wines, get a bad ass little wine traveller thing, and save 18 bucks on wine.
Sinkers Wine and Spirits
3304 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
For those who just want to get plain hammered… conveniently after leaving Kroger!
We’re not going to lie to you here, folks. Out of all of the liquor stores we’re presenting you with, this is the one frequent on the reg… and to be honest with you, it’s kind of disgusting. It’s on Gallatin, for shit sake. But we don’t care. They’re loaded with cheap booze and right next to the Inglewood Kroger, and that’s the way we like it. Though there’s absolutely nothing fancy about Sinkers, the people are nice and they won’t judge you (out loud) for buying the cheapest crap you can get your hands on.
Grand Cru Wine and Spirits
3433 Murphy Road
Nashville, TN 37203
For that special someone you’re trying to sleep with impress!
Are you fancy and shmancy, or at least trying to give off the impression that you are such? Grand Cru is a safe bet. Not only do they have the swankiest wine selections in town, but they’re seriously willing to show your clueless ass where the good stuff is. Last time we hit up Grand Cru, they not only guided us to a delicious selection, but it was actually under $20. No matter what your price range is, they’ll show you all sorts of cool stuff, like food pairings and correct pronunciations, that will only make you look cooler in the long run. And you totally won’t feel like a dipshit when you leave. We promise!
Honorable Mentions: Frugal MacDoogal Wine and Liquor Warehouse (for the person who wants to get lost in a warehouse full of booze), Midtown Wine & Spirits (for fans of buying pricy booze from one of our favorite WRVU hosts), West End Discount Liquors (for a Vandy student approved selection).
// Photo by Paul Nicholson. For the political opportunist in your life.