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Skull's Rainbow Room

4.8
4.8
3592 Reviews
$30 and under
French / American
For parties of 7-12 guests, please email us at reservations@skullsrainbowroom.com
For parties of 13+, or for more information on booking your next event with us, please visit www.skullsrainbowroom.com/events

Originally opened in 1948, Skull’s Rainbow Room is the cornerstone of Nashville's historic Printer's Alley district, and is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed dining experiences in Music City.

Signature craft cocktails masterfully created by skilled bartenders make Skull's THE craft cocktail bar in Music City. Our award winning dinner menu has resulted in numerous prestigious awards and recognitions from organizations including Condé Nast, OpenTable, Yelp and more. Savor the many delicious libations and enjoy live jazz bands featured nightly at Nashville's only downtown jazz lounge. Skull's late night burlesque show is on Friday & Saturday nights, featuring Music City's loveliest dancers.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 77 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French / American, American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–2:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 810-9631

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Craft cocktails, an exceptional beer and wine list and award-winning cuisine await. Experience Nashville's most historic lounge and dining experience. Located in Printer’s Alley since 1948. For parties of 13+, or for more information on booking your next event with us, please visit www.skullsrainbowroom.com/events ​

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    Church

  • Parking Details

    There are parking garages surrounding the venue, one on Church and one on 4th along with street parking. Skull's does not offer valet at this time.

  • Entertainment

    We feature live music every day and burlesque multiple nights a week. Please check our website for burlesque showtimes.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Skull's Rainbow Room Drag Brunch

    US$20.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 18, 2022 only
    Join Us for Drag Brunch at the World Famous Skull's Rainbow Room!

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What 3,592 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Hot Spot

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  1. PZ

    PeterZ

    Nashville

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great music. Very enjoyable evening at a classy venue
  2. A

    Alexis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!!! Speakeasy feel and the drinks are really good too.
  3. MH

    MeganH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall, very good place to eat.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoThank you for your recommendation!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Here from Sonoma County, CA. My girlfriends said Skulls Rainbow Room is a must experience. They were absolutely right.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoWe are so glad you joined us!

  5. JM

    JohnM

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food! The service was excellent! Our waitress was very attentive.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoThank you, John!

  6. PB

    PhillipB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have had in my life. Very cool place!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoWe are so glad to hear it!

  7. F

    Foodie1

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere and live music, but food and service just ok.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoThank you for your feedback.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous, the entertainment was awesome too. Their take on the old fashioned was really good! Highly recommend eating here.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoThank you for your recommendation!

  9. MM

    MaryMc

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went on a Sunday evening at 7:00. There’s a parking lot across the alley. So, parking was a breeze. Skull’s has been in the alley since 1948. The restaurant is narrow with crowded tables and exposed brick walls. It’s quite charming. Live jazz performances begin every evening at 7:30. They also have a burlesque show every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 11pm. They have signature cocktails and a varied menu. We shared an order of escargot, a wedge salad with bacon and blue cheese and a fillet special which was topped with a crawfish and shrimp sauce. All was delicious except salt might have been used a bit too generously. For dessert we shared a dark chocolate mousse. The staff was friendly and helpful including the manager who stopped to chat. It was a wonderful evening. We’ll be back.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoThank you for taking the time to share your experience! We look forward to welcoming you back.

  10. L

    Luvwine

    Minneapolis

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails with the charm of another era.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoThank you!

  11. B

    Benq

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, great atmosphere, attentive service, and cool history

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoThanks for dining with us!

  12. d

    dawnm

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Maybe it was the hype but we were not impressed! Very expensive and limited menu Prime rib was very small and $50 side salad $13 and bulliet bourbon which im pretty sure was one shot was $15 glass of white wine $13 and probably a 4-5 ounce poor ! Service was great but wouldnt go back
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the lobster bisque and the filet special. Will definitely be back here!!!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoWe look forward to welcoming you back!

  14. S

    Skulls

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and venue!! Highly recommend. Lobster bisque favorite.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoThank you for your recommendation!

  15. LC

    LyndseyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic! The filet mignon was to die for. We would definitely come back on our next trip!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoWe look forward to welcoming you back!

  16. LS

    LisaS

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Ambience and music were great. Service was very attentive. Food was so so. Tax was fishy — a higher rate than other restaurants; seems like extra fees were buried in that line of the bill and were not transparent, as if they wanted to slip the fees by tourists who don’t know the city tax rate. Not cool.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I attended the Drag Brunch. It was so much fun! The brunch menu choices were great and the food was excellent as usual. The entertainment was the highlight of the day! I highly recommend!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoThank you for your recommendation!

  18. M

    Mike

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food simply did not deliver, especially for the price. Fun place, great music, cool vibe. Good for one and done and never again.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoHi Mike, thank you for your feedback. We will pass this along to our management team.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely worth every penny! The food was some of the best I have had in Nashville

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoThank you for your kind feedback!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was an amazing dinner and atmosphere electric !!!!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoWe are so glad you enjoyed it!

  21. EO

    ElizabethO

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely enjoyed our evening Tuesday night!! I never ever eat Brussel Sprouts but the ones I had that night were amazing!!! Our server was a sweet heart. My man and I enjoyed the live music as well. We will definitely come back another time.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 18, 2022We look forward to welcoming you back!

  22. JB

    JohnnyBull

    Cincinnati

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fun restaurant to eat at and good food. You need to get reservations two weeks out to secure a table. Most tables are up front which is a fun place to eat by the stage. Our table was way in the back next to the bathrooms with no view of the entertainment…We will know next time to ask for better seating

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 18, 2022Thank you for dining with us!

  23. JS

    JillSkiD

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here on a Sunday for brunch. The food, drinks, service and the music was amazing! I plan to come here every time that I am in Nashville. It’s a must!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoWe look forward to welcoming you back!

  24. RO

    RebeccaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding place! The people the food the entertainment! All of it is amazing

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 18, 2022Thank you, Rebecca!

  25. AJ

    AmandaJamesH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at Rainbow skull were amazing. The original reservation was for 6 people and it ended up being 8 of us. The manager went above and beyond to accommodate us. Highly recommend if you’re in the Nashville area. Will definitely be back.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 18, 2022We look forward to welcoming you back!

  26. DA

    DonnaA

    Washington DC

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A one of a kind experience in Nashville! The Jazz Music and The Burlesque show were both fantastic!!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 18, 2022We are so glad you enjoyed your experience, Donna!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Skull’s is our go to for a wonderful dinner and amazing show. Food was melt in your good!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 18, 2022Thank you for your compliments!

  28. G

    Guest

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service ever. The vibe is immediately unique and the food is the best meal we had in Nashville.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded 1 day agoThat is high praise! Thank you.

  29. MB

    MollieB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a 9pm reservation and stayed for the burlesque show at 11 and we were absolutely blown away! Loved everything about it. We got the chefs dish of the day which was salmon over a bed of Parmesan risotto and topped with asparagus and the crawfish gnocchi. Both were divine! The salmon was so good I couldn’t stop eating. The gnocchi was bit heavier but still just as delicious. We drank cocktails called the rainbow room they were sweet and a great addition to the meal highly recommend it if you are a fan of pineapple only. The show was fun and energetic. The ladies put on an amazing show and there was even a celebrity appearance! Definitely book your reservation ASAP! We will be hitting this place every time we come back.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 11, 2022Thank you for this glowing review! We look forward to welcoming you back.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to celebrate my 40th birthday and it was the best experience. Excellent wine selection, lobster bisque, escargot and appetizers delicious and melt in your kitchen steaks. The history was so cool too. Our server was phenomenal. An overall top notch experience and I’ll definitely be back!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 18, 2022Thank you for celebrating with us!

  31. CB

    ChetB

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in Nashville and one of the best Pork Chops in the country. Always my favorite when in Nashville.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 11, 2022That's high praise! Thanks for dining with us.

  32. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A bit tight on seating, but the vibe was cool, and the food was fabulous. My ribeye was cooked perfectly, and my wife's salmon was some of the best she has ever had.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 11, 2022We appreciate your kind feedback!

  33. AL

    AngieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prime rib, pork chop brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and Mac and cheese were excellent. Our server Favio recommended our dinner options and we couldn't have been happier. He provided excellent service. Our dinner was the best meal we had in Nashville. On a different note, I'm assuming the ONE ply toilet paper is because the plumbing cannot tolerate 2 or 3 ply? ;/ Overall extremely satisfied with our experience

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 11, 2022Thank you for your feedback, Angie!

  34. MC

    MattC

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Really cool feel and atmosphere

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 11, 2022Thank you, Matt!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so helpful. The lobster bisque and the scallops were delicious. The pricing was pretty reasonable especially bc it came with sides and fairly large portions. It was a very romantic restaurant and the live music was great. I highly recommend it to anyone.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 11, 2022Thank you for your recommendation!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and food was GREAT! Great service and recommendations. Can’t wait to go again

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 11, 2022We look forward to welcoming you back!

  38. TM

    TootieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 2nd visit to Skulls and it didn't disappoint! From the cocktails to the mains, everything was fabulous!! Excellent service and entertainment! Can't wait for our next trip to Nashville so we can go to Skulls again!

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 11, 2022We look forward to welcoming you back!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was great and our server couldn’t have been nicer. The reason for 3 stars is we were allowed to make a 1:30 reservation but we’re then rushed to order by 1:40. If we would’ve known this prior we would’ve made an earlier reservation. One of the people to our party was running late and didn’t get to order as the kitchen would not take their order after 1:40, yes they were late but if it would have been noted the kitchen closed at 1:40 we would’ve have planned accordingly.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 11, 2022Thank you for your feedback. We will be sure to pass this along to our management team.

  40. WB

    WillB

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed Saturday night dinner and jazz. Drinks, wine, and food amazing. Jazz was trendy but good. Our reservation was for 9pm and our table was ready early. We also stayed over into the burlesque show they have on weekends starting at 11pm. That was also tasteful and fun. My only complaint is that it’s crowded (like all of Nashville on a Saturday, I guess). It was an expensive dinner, and well worth it, but the rows of people along the wall right next to our table were a little annoying and detracting from the music and overall ambience.

    Skull's Rainbow RoomResponded on November 11, 2022Thank you for your feedback, Will!

FAQs

Skull's Rainbow Room is rated 4.8 stars by 3592 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 77 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Skull's Rainbow Room

222 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Church

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–2:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French / American, American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    There are parking garages surrounding the venue, one on Church and one on 4th along with street parking. Skull's does not offer valet at this time.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We feature live music every day and burlesque multiple nights a week. Please check our website for burlesque showtimes.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (615) 810-9631

  • Private party facilities

    Craft cocktails, an exceptional beer and wine list and award-winning cuisine await. Experience Nashville's most historic lounge and dining experience. Located in Printer’s Alley since 1948. For parties of 13+, or for more information on booking your next event with us, please visit www.skullsrainbowroom.com/events ​

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