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Humble Baron open now at Nearest Green Distillery 

by Cass Teague
Keith and Fawn Weaver enjoy the grand opening of Humble Baron at Nearest Green Distillery, March 23, 2023. (Photo by Cass Teague)

On March 23, 2023, Middle Tennessee’s newest sensation opened to the public. The brainchild of Nearest Green’s founders Fawn and Keith Weaver, the state-of-the-art entertainment venue has already claimed the Guiness Book award for the World’s Longest Bar. Featuring that 518-foot long showpiece bar that wraps stunningly around an indoor stage, Humble Baron allows guests to enjoy elevated fare and creative cocktails while watching live music. 

With an impressive 198 seats, this luxurious bar features three distinct sections, each tailored to the needs of different parties. Whether you’re looking for intimacy and exclusivity or vibrant music and conversation, Humble Baron can accommodate any size gathering in style. With its original decor, warm atmosphere, and attentive service staff, you’ll find your ideal setting here at this gem of a venue. From business events to festive birthday bashes and elegant dinner soirees, step into Humble Baron for an unforgettable experience. 

Humble Baron is a state-of-the–art music venue, with indoor and outdoor stages designed by the former technical director and engineer for Prince’s Paisley Park. Humble Baron features DJs, Artists and Talent creating unforgettable nights you won’t want to miss. More than 17,000 square feet of dining luxury with an overall capacity of 500 people indoors and more than 15,000 outdoors, Humble Baron’s inspiration, Keith Weaver, describes the venue as a place, “where EVERYONE has a seat at the table.” 

Humble Baron’s bar program was crafted in partnership with Gin & Luck, the hospitality company behind renowned cocktail institution Death & Co. Director of Beverage, DeAndre A. Jackson, leads the bar’s cocktail innovation, creating cocktails that will impress the most discerning palettes. 

Humble Baron is pleased to offer private events carefully curated and tailored to your every need including bespoke menus of Humble Baron classics and crafted cocktails. Humble Baron is the perfect place to host a celebration with friends and family. 

Immerse yourself in an unparalleled dining experience, courtesy of the acclaimed chefs at Humble Baron. Redefining American classics, their menu is meticulously crafted to give you the greatest gastronomic delight. Savory and comforting tastes tantalize the tongue, bursting with flavor to a level never before experienced. 

Legend has it that the name Humble Baron was inspired by a remark made when a worker noted that Nearest Green co-founder Keith Weaver was doing hard physical menial work, and remarked, “ You’re a whiskey baron, why are you working like that?” to which Keith replied, “Yes, but I’m a humble baron.” 

So treat yourself, and discover why Humble Baron is considered one of the greatest culinary innovators today. Their team is committed to establishing the highest standards in hospitality from both a culinary and operations standpoint. Humble Baron is located at Nearest Green Distillery, 3125 US-231, Shelbyville, TN 37160, Phone: (615) 913-2316. Their hours of operation are Fridays from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

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