There is something awesome about cheering for the Cats on the campus of a different university and that’s what the Nashville Alumni Club does every game. They set up shop right next to Vanderbilt, at The Corner Pub at Midtown (I know, it’s Vandy. They don’t know the difference between tipoff and kickoff, but it’s still fun filling up bars on their turf with blue).
The Corner Pub is a couple of miles from the downtown strip and, unless the game is at Bridgestone Arena, is the place to be for Nashville UK fans. There will be some blue there every game, and the place fills up for the bigger opponents. The pub has been really good to the alumni club and they oftentimes work together on different events and fundraisers and things.
We had a good crew interrupt their Thanksgiving plans to come hang out and watch some basketball. There were a couple guys from the alumni club, a couple guys that lived in the city, and some guys that were passing through on their way back to Kentucky for the holiday.
The pub itself is made up of four or five large rooms. There is plenty of seating, either at the bar or one of the tables. TVs are set up so that you can watch sports from anywhere in the pub. There is a good food selection and beer list as well. You’ll find the typical beers like Bud Light and Yuengling (#bringyuenglingtoky), but also some craft beers from small Nashville breweries. Don’t worry about parking either. There are plenty of spots on the street, and parking lot out back.
If you find yourself in the Nashville area during a UK game, head on over to The Corner Pub and make some new friends.
That’s all for now, folks. I’ve gotta go listen to Justin Bieber’s new album, watch football, and eat turkey, although probably not in that order. Our next watch party will be at Dickmann’s Sports Cafe with the NKY/Cincinnati Alumni Club for the Illinois State game (Nov 30th). Come on out if you live nearby, or give us a follow on Twitter and Facebook to keep up.