Brass Rail Stables and Lounge. The restaurant was located on the second floor of the building, and the stables were below. Today you can still see the original wood from the stables on the wall in the Brass Stables.
Andrew Jackson, then Governor of Tennessee and founder of the modern Democratic Party himself, kept his horse boarded there. At the time, the restaurant and ‘lounge’ was really more of a brothel, which was where Andrew Jackson’s three week journey (read: wild party and celebration) to Washington began after he found out that he had won the Presidential Election. Now, in case you missed that, Jackson’s presidency in theory started at what is now the Brass Stables in Nashville, TN. Jackson was inaugurated on March 4, 1829 and his reception was so drunk and rowdy that Jackson climbed out of the window of the White House and went to a hotel. The crowd refused to leave until bowls of liquor and spiked punch were put out around the White House lawn and eventually everyone got extra drunk. It took three months to restore the White House to the condition it was in before the Jackson inauguration party, all of which *technically* began at the Brass Stables.