Nashville's 5 favorite bars (that won't break the bank)

Dino's | Photo: Ting W./Yelp

Looking to try the top bars around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable bars in Nashville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. Dino's

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Topping the list is Dino's. Located at 411 Gallatin Ave. in Lockeland Springs, the bar, traditional American and breakfast and brunch spot is the highest-rated cheap bar in Nashville, boasting four stars out of 164 reviews on Yelp. Look for burgers, hot chicken and huevos rancheros on the menu.

We turned there to learn more about Dino's.

"Dino's was established in the 1970s, following many other businesses such as Brown's Diner and The Catfish Shack," the business says in the history section of its Yelp profile. "The building has been standing since the 1930s!"

As to what the business is known for, "Cheap, cold beer, fine food," it writes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties.

2. 5 Agaves Mexican Restaurant Bar & Grill

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Next up is Historic Old Hickory Village's 5 Agaves Mexican Restaurant Bar & Grill, situated at 1508 Robinson Road. With 4.5 stars out of 49 reviews on Yelp, the bar and Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. The menu features nachos and tacos.

Yelper Quentin T., who reviewed 5 Agaves Mexican Restaurant Bar & Grill on Sept. 4, wrote, "After a first visit that left something to be desired this has become my go-to Mexican spot in town for good food and cheap margaritas."

3. Mercy Lounge

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Citizens Protecting Revitalization's Mercy Lounge, located at 1 Cannery Row, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable bar, music venue and venues and event space four stars out of 107 reviews. Stop by for a beer.

Yelper Allegra A. wrote, "It was relatively spacious for a small-medium concert and wasn't overpacked despite there being a decent amount of people there. They also have a fairly affordable drink menu, which is always appreciated. Service was fast and the overall vibe of the venue was cool."

4. Roadside Bar & Grill

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Roadside Bar & Grill, a bar and traditional American spot in Hermitage Hills, is another much-loved, inexpensive go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 28 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4617 Old Hickory Blvd. to see for yourself. Look for pizza and wings on the menu.

We looked there for an overview of Roadside Bar & Grill.

Regarding signature items, "Bar and grille, non-smoking and live music most nights" it writes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.

5. Duke's

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Over in Lockeland Springs, check out Duke's, which has earned four stars out of 70 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the bar and deli, which offers sandwiches and more, by heading over to 1000 Main St. The spot also offers music, according to the website.

If you're hungry for more, we found these details about Duke's.

"We're a little bar with a little deli," it writes on Yelp in the section about specialties.

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