WORLD’S LONGEST BAR: ‘Humble Baron’ Grand Opening at Uncle Nearest Distillery Features Elite Cocktail and Culinary Program

Humble Baron, Photo Heather Durham

Uncle Nearest Distillery (Shelbyville, Tennessee) is no stranger to setting records. Est 2017 by Fawn Weaver, the brand was the first African American whiskey owned label to hit the market. It is now the best selling overall Spirit in America by an African American. Now, a new global record is being set on the distillery grounds – WORLD’S LONGEST BAR.

Humble Baron opened its doors March 23rd on the grounds of Uncle Nearest Distillery, equipped with a 518-foot-long showpiece bar that wraps stunningly around the establishment’s interior. Per Guinness World Records, it’s officially the longest bar, edging out the previous 25 year holder Beer Barrel Saloon (405 feet, 10 inches) out of Put-It-Bay, Ohio.

“Humble Baron is a place where everyone has a seat at the table,” said Humble Baron’s inspiration, Keith Weaver. “We want our guests to pull up a seat at the world’s longest bar and enjoy some amazing music over a craft cocktail or a bite to eat and engage with those around them. Humble Baron reflects my varied music tastes and will bring all types of people, with all interests and backgrounds, together.”

LIVE MUSIC: Featuring both an indoor and outdoor stage, separated by a glass wall, Humble Baron will have capacity for 15,000 guest shows and will feature live music weekly.

Elite Bar Program

The bar program was crafted in partnership with Gin & Luck, the hospitality company behind renowned cocktail institution Death & Co., with Black-owned spirits taking center stage. Signature libations include the “Queen’s Gambit,” featuring Sorel Liqueur, Hella Cocktail Co. Apple Blossom Bitters, local premium Tennessee whiskey, pineapple gomme, and lemon juice, as well as the “Dear Fawn,” which is a spin on a favorite classic cocktail, the espresso martini, swapping the usual vodka for local premium Tennessee whiskey. Assistant Director of Beverage, DeAndre A. Jackson, leads the bar’s cocktail innovation.


Elite Culinary Program

For its culinary offerings, James Beard nominee and critically acclaimed chef and television host Chef G. Garvin has crafted a menu of sophisticated yet familiar dishes, including the restaurant’s signature Nashville Hot Shrimp and Grits and Snow Crab Claws sauteed in brown butter and sage. Renowned Atlanta Chef Jay Craddick will helm the kitchen as Executive Chef, bringing more than 18 years of experience and a passion for innovative Southern cuisine to Humble Baron.

Chef G. Garvin of Atlanta. Courtesy

Namesake Inspiration

Keith Weaver, husband of Fawn Weaver, is the inspiration behind this dazzling hall of hospitality.

“Although the vision of Humble Baron comes from the incredible mind of my favorite person on earth, I had the great honor of naming it,” said Fawn Weaver of her husband and partner. “Keith’s storied career as an executive vice president for one of the largest movie studios in the world and one of the highestranking Black executives in Hollywood for more than 20 years, causes people to look at him as a baron. But he’s remained the humblest person I’ve ever known throughout his impressive career.”

Fawn Weaver and husband Keith Weaver. Courtesy

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