Nashville will soon be home to a Country music-inspired Mexican restaurant.
Restaurant chain Bakersfield takes its name from the era of Country music popular in the 1950s and 1960s that boasted such musicians as Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. The restaurant is slated to open in SoBro area mixed-use tower Encore’s street-level retail space in late 2014.
The approximately 4,000-square-foot Bakersfield space, owned by John Lanni, Joe Lanni and Alex Blust, will join Encore restaurants Etch and The Farm House. Bakersfield will offer Mexican street-style tacos and tortas, along with 100 types of tequilas and American whiskeys.
The restaurant will not offer live music, but will feature the sounds of Bakersfield-era tunes. For weekend partiers, the bar and kitchen will remain open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Bakersfield launched in 2012; Nashville will be the chain’s fourth location, following locations in Columbus and Indianapolis.
Encore is located at 301 Demonbreun Street in Nashville.
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