Piranha’s Bar & Grill

(Downtown, Nashville, TN)

Scooter’s 807th bar, first visited in 2010.

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

We had noticed a 2 for 1 drink special advertised here when we first arrived in Nashville, so we wanted to stop in here before getting back on the road.

Sure, we only went to 3 bars in Nashville, but this was our favorite by far. Both of us would see ourselves hanging out here regularly if we lived in Nashville. It’s a great, honest dive with good food that doesn’t seem touristy.

It started out not too busy here, but there was a rush before the start of a football game that filled the place to capacity.

Food-wise, this place’s gimmick is to put fries on its sandwiches. The signature sandwich is the Piranha Sandwich, in which fries, slaw, and cheese are piled on your choice of meat. The fries are sliced right in front of you, they aren’t frozen.

But their gimmick sandwich is a monster, a 10-lb cheesesteak. Though they offer $100 to anyone who finishes one, it’s actually intended to be a group sandwich. Both Man vs. Food and Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives have been in touch with Piranha’s, but neither will put the sandwich on their show since the challenge is more of a joke and isn’t intended to be possible.

As luck would have it, a large group seated behind us happened to order the 10-pounder while we were there. We stuck around to watch the creation of it, the videos and several of the pictures below document the preparation. On completion it was actually weighed, and when it didn’t quite come to 10 pounds they added more food to get the weight up.

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

The ingredients of the 10-pound cheesesteak, being presented to the group that ordered it…
Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville

Piranha's Bar & Grill, Nashville


113 2nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37201
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(615) 248-4375

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