Made a long-overdue visit to Nashville (map) for its superb happy hour, where drinks are two-for-one daily from 5 PM to 8 PM. This includes the bar’s impressive list of single malts. There are nearly 30 choices at the RMB60 mark alone, including Balblair 10, Talikser 12, Laphroig 10, Balvenie 12, Cragganmore 12, and Bowmore 12. Even better, patrons can mix and match: for my RMB60, I had a Caol Ila 10-year-old, followed by a Jura 12-year-old. The pours are not the biggest, but this is still excellent value. The whiskey menu ranges Wild Turkey and Dewar’s at RMB35 to 30-year-old Laphroig and Bowmore at RMB280.
Nashville also has a wide range of beers, with Guinness and Kilkenny on tap at RMB60 and bottled beers such as Flensburger, Krombacher, and Moosbacher for ~RMB60.
The staff is friendly, the theme is country and western, and the place has an earthy feel given everything from the jars of cigar labels to the rough-hewn shelves holding the booze to the display of beer glasses to the album covers on the wall – think Kenny Rogers.