Hot Chicken done right minus the wait.
Party Fowl in the heart of downtown Nashville, just a few blocks from Broadway, is usually the first spot I hit when I arrive back in town. This place lives and breathes Nashville. The drinks, the vibe, the food, the service, and, best of all, the accessibility all instantly reminds me why I call this city home. As a transplant from the rat-race of Los Angeles, one of my favorite things about Nashville is that everything I want out of the city is 100% accessible all the time, so naturally one of the best things about Party Fowl is that they have excellent hot chicken and I can avoid the crowd at Prince’s or Hattie B’s. Now I will admit, I prefer Prince’s chicken over Party Fowl, however if you combine the package that the latter choice offers, it’s a no-brainer why I find myself at Party Fowl instead.
The atmosphere is comfortably casual with a boozy edge. I remember them having this Bacardi drink for 4 that rivals any Las Vegas day club (If you’ve never seen these, it’s like a bucket-sized cocktail). It’s not my thing but I’m glad it’s there to get the party started for anyone that needs a little push. Their craft beer selection, on the other hand, pairs just fine; great local beers are always on tap to beat the heat. Overall, the menu is filled with variations on the hot chicken classic along with some comfort food twists. The smoked wings are by far my favorite so far city-wide. The Jack Daniels bbq sauce succeeds where many fail by not leaning too far on the sweet side.
Attending brunch is still on my to do list, but Nashville Brunch Blog had some nice things to say. Owners Nick Jacobson and Austin Smith really bring it home from their swanky 360 Bistro. I always love it when high-end chefs create refined comfort food, it’s really the perfect food for foodies. Continuing through the menu is one of my top priorities, and I suggest that you do the same when you are in town, you won’t be let down.