Humble Baron, home to the world’s longest bar, opens today in Shelbyville, TN. The restaurant, bar and live music venue at the Nearest Green Distillery — home of Uncle Nearest whiskey — features a 17-station, 518-foot-long showpiece bar that wraps around an indoor stage.
The Humble Baron bar is more than 100 feet longer than the current record holder for the longest permanent continuous bar in the world. Visitors can enjoy craft whiskey cocktails and elevated Southern fare, such as Nashville Hot Shrimp and Grits and Snow Crab Claws sauteed in brown butter and sage, while watching live entertainment.
The bar program was crafted in partnership with Gin & Luck, the hospitality company behind Death & Co., with Black-owned spirits taking center stage. Assistant director of beverage, DeAndre A. Jackson, leads the bar’s cocktail innovation.
Signature libations include the “Queen’s Gambit,” with Sorel liqueur, Hella Cocktail Co. apple blossom bitters, local premium Tennessee whiskey, pineapple gomme and lemon juice, and the “Dear Fawn,” a spin on the Espresso Martini that swaps the usual vodka for local premium Tennessee whiskey.
The venue will be an additional draw for the community and the distillery. Nearest Green welcomed more than 110,000 visitors in the past 12 months; that number is expected to triple by the end of the year.