Dating single cougars in Nashville where it isn't always easy to meet new people can be a challenge. . .but it’s not impossible when you’ve got a local guide!
You want conversations to be enthusiastic and not stand-offish. You want every moment to be groovy and not stale. After all, you want to be remembered as the date who was sublime and easy to get along with. You want someone you can jive with--not just someone who happens to be in the same bar as you. That’s why we’ve created a list of the best spots to find Nashville cougars.
The Best Places to Find Cougars in Nashville
We listed more than 40 venues for meeting and dating single cougars in Nashville. However, we still know that not all readers will go through a lengthy guide just to decide where to spend the night. Everybody wants the juice but no one will pick up the fruit.
That's why we're starting with this shortlist of our most favorite venues and dating apps that we know are loaded with lots of Nashville cougars. Check them out first and then move to the rest of the post.
Coyote Ugly Saloon brings wide fun to cougar bars in Nashville
Half dive bar, half dance club, Coyote Ugly has pool tables and a long wooden bar just like the famous film it’s named after. While you wait for your older cougar, watch the barmaids entertain everybody with a few dance moves of their own.
Keep in mind that Coyote Ugly gets pretty packed, especially on weekends. We suggest grabbing an early dinner before heading here at around 7 p.m. That way, you can get a seat at the bar--the perfect spot to scout for cougars. They close at 3 a.m., so that gives you plenty of time to survey the area for hot older women who are also looking for a good time.
Dating apps are also really good for meeting cougars in Nashville
If you haven't been meeting cougars online you're missing out! There are a couple of apps and sites that are incredibly popular with attractive women 35+ that you absolutely need to try:
Guys just looking for something casual and physical will have the best results on AFF in most cases (try it free)
Relationships aren't what every guy is looking for. Fortunately, there are a lot of cougars in Nashville who feel the same way. While there are a lot of bars you can try to find them, you also need to check out AFF (which has a great free trial).
Of all the popular apps in Nashville, AFF will give you the best chances of meeting an older woman. There are a couple of really important reasons for this.
First, there just aren't a lot of apps focused on helping guys meet cougars for sex. Tinder is solid if you’re good-looking and want to date young women but kinda sucks for older women. AFF, on the other hand, has a lot more women 30+. It’s also completely focused on putting people together to jump in bed fast.
We've tried a lot of different options and this has been the most effective way to meet cougars to take home fast!
Second, meeting women is a numbers game when you get down to it. The more women you talk to, the better your chances become. AFF has 60 MILLION active members, which will give you a ton of options.
Try out AFF for free, and you’ll meet all the hot cougars in town!
eHarmony is the best cougar dating app for most guys for a relationship (try it free)
There are several great options to meet older women in Nashville when you're going out but you only have so much time and money you can spend. If you REALLY want to meet a lot of single women you need to be smart and efficient with your time. That means checking out eHarmony's trial.
A lot of women have stopped spending time in bars and clubs and ONLY meeting single guys online. They're busy too and being able to connect with men, especially when they want to date younger guys, makes their life (and your life) a LOT easier.
If you haven't tried out online dating yet to meet cougars you're missing out on a TON of opportunities!
There are a few reasons why we've found eHarmony to be the best option for most guys and why it's at the top of our rankings for the best cougar dating apps and sites:
You won't find more Nashville cougars on any other site or app
There are other options out there that have more people using them but actually finding single women can be very time-consuming. Even if you find attractive women over 35 using them you never really know if they're interested in dating younger guys.
With eHarmony, every woman using it is VERY open to dating both younger and older guys and they aren't afraid to show it! No other option out there has more REAL COUGARS that you can actually meet up with.
Younger guys won't do better anywhere else
eHarmony is great for older guys who want to date older women but younger guys will be especially pleased with it. There is still a big stigma with women about dating younger guys in a lot of places and eHarmony does a great job of making women feel comfortable with their desires.
No other option comes anywhere close to being as effective for guys who want to date older women!
Instead of worrying that the woman you're messaging MIGHT be interested in a younger guy you know she is. Don't be surprised if you actually get older women messaging you first for once either!
Sambuca is a favorite of cougars in Nashville
Dine, dance, and have fun at Sambuca. They serve a good variety of meals ranging from pasta and meats to salads and desserts. Come on weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and enjoy 50% discounts on beers, cocktails, snacks, and wine. Sambuca also entertains everybody with live jazz performances from talented local artists.
Cougars who dig jazz music love to party here with friends. You can often see them hanging out at the patio, sipping some wine. Muster up all your confidence and charm one of these sexy older women with your dashing smile and some old-school jazz know-how.
Top Nashville Cougar Bars and Cougar Clubs
Bars that attract a lot of older women can be tough to find sometimes. Fortunately, the Music City offers a myriad of ways to date older women–no edginess required.
From gallery-hopping at the iconic Fifth Avenue of the Arts to volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank, we compiled the perfect locations for you to meet single cougars.
Visit cougar bars in Nashville, break the ice, get the conversation going and share your experiences with us in the comments section below.
The best cougar bars for meeting cougars in Nashville:
- Nashville Crossroads - 419 Broadway
- Neighbors of Sylvan Park - 4425 Murphy Rd
- Live2Dance - 5133 Harding Pike a12
- Robert’s Western World - 416 Broadway B
- Winners Bar - 1913 Division St
- The Crying Wolf - 823 Woodland St,
- Two Bits - 1520 Demonbreun St
- Second Fiddle - 420 Broadway
- Honky Tonk Central - 329 Broadway
- Primings Cigar Lounge & Bar - 701 4th Ave S
- No 308 - 407 Gallatin Ave
- Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery - 2312 Clifton Ave
- Menages - 701 Drexel St
- Rebar at the Dam - 3248 Blackwood Dr
Make sure you bring your best game to the place. Cougars are nice and friendly once you open them up. But don't forget that they're experienced women who'd been with a fair share of men.
They will challenge you and probably tease you until you prove yourself. So don't get phased when you hear things like,
"Aren't you too young for me,"
"I spend that on my coffee"
Stay calm, be indifferent, and don't explain yourself. That's how you pass their tests.
Meet Cougars in Nashville During the Day
Cougars don't go to bars every day. If you think about it, she goes to the gym, supermarket, yoga class, and the shopping mall more often than she nights out. That's why we highly recommend that you approach the cougars you like during the day as well.
The competition from other men is very low: Not all men have the guts to strike a conversation with a hot stranger
You have more room to convey your personality: You may not be the sexiest or the richest, but that won't matter much during the day where all you need to convey is confidence and lack of neediness.
Here are a few good places for morning pick-up:
- Gym 5 - 952 Main St
- Arthur Murray Nashville Dance Studio - 4926 Thoroughbred Ln, Brentwood
- Opry Mills - 433 Opry Mills Dr
- The Mall at Green Hills - 2126 Abbott Martin Rd
- Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen - 1004 4th Ave N
- CREMA - 15 Hermitage Ave
- Hot Yoga of East Nashville - 807 Main St
I highly recommend that you warm up your conversation skills early on so you don't get nervous around the cougars you open. Try talking to as many people as possible; the cashier, the Starbucks barista, your neighbors...etc. And compliment a few women as well. Keep it going for a while and you will feel less nervous around the hotties.
The Guide to Cougar Dating in Nashville
Now that we've shown you where to meet them, it's time to show you where to date hot single Nashville cougars. We share a set of bars, lounges, restaurants, and fun activities for you to choose from. But that will depend more or less on your goal from the date.
If you just want to keep it casual take her to a lounge
If your ideal date ends in your bedroom, then you're better off starting it somewhere where you can build comfort and sexual tension. We find lounges and bars to be the best for romantic dates, especially if the bar you choose is a few blocks from your place.
Here are the best romantic bars and lounges for dating cougars in Nashville:
- Jason Aldean's Kitchen + Rooftop Bar - 307 Broadway
- L27 Rooftop Lounge - 807 Clark Pl
- Earnest Bar & Hideaway - 438 Houston St #160
- The Oak Bar - 231 6th Ave N
- Barcelona Wine Bar - 1200 Villa Pl Suite 110
- The Standard - 167 Rosa L Parks Blvd
- Skull's Rainbow Room - 222 Printers Alley
If you're more serious about dating her try a fun activity together
Not all women will be willing to take off their bra for you on the first date, especially if she's shy, conservative, or is looking for something long-term. Or maybe she has kids or doesn't have time for nightclubs.
Either way, she wants to connect with you first. That's her blueprint. So, the best way to build that connection is to share a fun experience together.
Where in Nashville?
In one of these places:
- Donelson Plaza Strike and Spare - 2710 Old Lebanon Rd
- Tusculum Strike & Spare - 5315 Nolensville Pike
- Centennial Park - 2500 West End Ave
- Zanies Comedy Night Club - 2025 8th Ave S
- Third Coast Comedy Club - 1310 Clinton St #121
- The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe - 119 3rd Ave S
If she's very old school you can always do a dinner date
If your woman doesn't have time for night dates or if she's into fine dining then you can still take her to one of the many romantic restaurants in Nashville and share some fun.
Here are our top picks:
- Sambuca - 601 12th Ave S
- Etch - 303 Demonbreun St
- Skull's Rainbow Room - 222 Printers Alley
- Hattie B’s Chicken – 112 19th Ave S
- Edley’s Bar-B-Que - 2706 12th Ave S
A map of all the best cougar dating spots in Nashville
Here's a map of all our favorite spots for dating and meeting cougars in Nashville. Use it well and don't forget to email us your results.