About the Springwater

Springwater Supperclub and Lounge was established May 12, 1978 by Terry Cantrell, but has been a bar for over 100 years. Springwater is the oldest bar serving alcohol, whether legally or illegally, in Tennessee (it was a speak-easy during prohibition). It was open and serving patrons during the Tennessee Centennial and International Expo in 1897.

Springwater Lore


Al Capone and Jimmy Hoffa used to gamble here.


Hank Williams Sr. has played here.
David Allen Coe has played here.

Celebrities who have come by just to hang out and drink cheap beer

  • Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys
  • Dave Cloud
  • Justin Townes Earle
  • James Gandofini
  • Ke$ha
  • John Rich
  • Kid Rock
  • Kings of Leon
  • Taylor Swift
  • Tommy Tu-Tone
  • Meg White
  • Hank Williams III
  • Cory Younts of OCMS

Commercials filmed at Springwater