Happy Hour at The Hook
The Hook on 8th Ave S opened a few months back, and right out of the gate had me hooked on their cocktails. They were interesting, delicious, and STRONG. And they were reasonably priced. $6, $7, $8 drinks – good drinks that is – are almost unheard of in this town these days!
So, right off the bat I was singing their praises and spreading the word to all my friends that they should check this place out for drinks. Just imagine how happy I was when I heard they were expanding their Happy Hour menu to offer drink specials all day long every day!?!
That’s right. From 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily you can go and take advantage of special pricing. Check out those specials here.
The Hook’s Frosty Pimm’s Cup (photo by my fab friend Kristin Luna)
Personally, I’m more of a Wednesday or Thursday Happy Hour kind of girl. By that time of the week I’m usually stressed enough that I need a little break from the daily grind, and The Hook’s offerings seem to be created just for me (for the record, they didn’t consult me, but they might as well have). On Wednesdays their Smashed Cocktails are $2 off and on Thursdays their draft cocktail pints are $6. Guess what? The smashed cocktails are my fave, followed closely by the draft cocktails.
Eight times out of ten, the first drink I order when I walk in the door is the Lemon Basil & Vodka Smash. From time to time, I might throw in a Honey Sage & Tequila to switch things up. But other times, one of those draft cocktails catches my eye so I get a little crazy and veer from the norm.
Lemon Basil Vodka Smash at The Hook (photo courtesy of Kristin Luna)
Of course, there are also the frosty drinks, which I can’t knock. Usually I prefer non-frosty things, but will say, the Frosty Pimm’s Cup is awesome. Also, it seems to be an overwhelming crowd favorite (at least with in my crowd and from pics I’ve seen on Instagram). Made up of ginger, citrus, cucumber and mint, it’s definitely the perfect summertime drink in this obnoxious heat we’re experiencing.
Oh, and there’s also plenty of craft beer and wines if you choose to go that route. If you’ve been hanging around here long, you know cocktails are more my thing (dang pesky wine allergy!) so I haven’t actually ordered any of them, but from what I can tell there’s a great selection.
The Hook Nashville
In addition to the great drinks, The Hook has plenty more to offer – a great patio with lots of outdoor seating, cornhole, and fun specials:
- Every Monday at 7 p.m. is Trivia Night
- Every Sunday is Yazoo Sunday Funday with $3 rotating Yazoo pints
- Fresh seafood special every Sunday. Currently and through August, it’s the New England Clam Bake: clams, mussels, shrimp, crab legs & corn in a white wine garlic sauce with crusty bread ($30; feeds two)
- Two frozen drink flavors run all the time – the Pimm’s Cup and Whiskey Sour – but they also have special flavors from time to time. Recent flavors have been vodka lemonade and spicy watermelon margarita.
- Every Saturday, 12-2, is Family Day with rotating entertainers for kids… think balloon artists & magicians! Have I mentioned that I love places that provide entertainment for my child??
And of course I wouldn’t be a responsible blogger if I suggested you drink all of this alcohol without also noshing a bit, right?
My favorite dishes on The Hook menu just happen to also be some of the lightest offerings: Habanero Shrimp Tacos, Ahi Tuna Poke, and Salmon Ceviche.
The Hook’s Ahi Tuna Poke – Sesame Soy, Ginger, Scallions, Wontons
When I’m interested in a full meal, I like to order “Caught Naked”, which is their daily preparation of a seasonal catch, served with a side. The Mixed Grains salads (not pictured) is also a great choice. Made up of Quinoa, Farro, Cucumbers, Edamame, Roasted Vegetables and an Herbed Cava Vinaigrette, it’s flavorful and healthy. Oh, and I usually add grilled chicken or grilled shrimp to make it even heartier.
Of course, there are plenty of other food options to explore, and you can check out their full menu here.
So there you go… a few tips on one of my favorite new spots in Nashville. See you on the patio soon with frosty beverage in hand?
“Caught Naked” & Salmon Ceviche
(Citrus, Jalapeno, & Wontons) at The Hook
2222 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.