A Ray Hospitality


A.Ray Hospitality is Nashville’s un-restaurant company. We focus on building brands that are resilient, attainable, timeless, and executable while creating experiences that blur the line between restaurant and bar.

Our concepts represent a comfortable “third place” where people can unwind and socialize outside of their home or office. We like to think our guests don’t need a special occasion or big plans to visit our restaurants. Our casual atmosphere, delicious food, fresh drinks, and exceptional service make every day the perfect day to dine with us. We own Nashville’s greatest places to get out without getting fancy.

Brand Focus

We only create focused and memorable brands. The experiences that we deliver connect with our guests on an emotional level. We achieve this by creating concepts that are familiar, timeless, comfortable, and visually stimulating with a culture that transcends generations. Our brands are simultaneously classic and­­­ innovative. This is the A.Ray signature.

M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers – A friendly, neighborhood pub committed to serving you the best craft beer we can find from Nashville & beyond! We’re also passionate about amazing burgers and fresh, simple pub food. With over 90 craft beers, a full bar, lots of TVs, and an outdoor patio, it’s easy to see why M.L.Rose is Nashville’s favorite place to get out without getting fancy.

Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House – Von Elrod’s is made for celebrating with beer and hand-cranked sausages grilled over live-fire. Rub elbows with old and new friends at a communal table for a craft beer from 36 taps. Our Germantown location, just across from First Tennessee Park, has a large patio with an outdoor bar that’s perfect for drinking beer, wine, or frozen drinks on tap.

The Sutler Saloon - A legendary bar with two distinctly different levels. The lively and rustic main-level Saloon features over 60 bourbon and whiskey offerings, craft beer on tap, fresh cocktails, authentic live music and Southern pub food served with Nashville hospitality. The Cellar is a sultry, speakeasy cocktail bar reminiscent of the prohibition era.

Melrose Billiard Parlor – Founded in 1944, Melrose Billiard Parlor is Nashville’s most iconic dive bar. We’re a classic bar offering drinks at yesteryear prices, pool, ping pong, games, and classic bar food. Dive on down to our underground hideaway and have a cold one in a bar that’s been loved for decades.


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