Strategic Hospitality, owned by brothers Benjamin and Max Goldberg, is a Nashville-based hospitality company responsible for helping to shape the city’s dining landscape by continuously introducing innovative, one-of-a-kind concepts.

Properties Include:

  • Paradise Park, a kitschy honky tonk on Lower Broadway
  • The Patterson House, a sophisticated speakeasy-style cocktail lounge specializing in hand-crafted artisan cocktails
  • Aerial, a glass-encased rooftop private event space overlooking downtown Nashville
  • Merchants Restaurant, located in a historic building on the corner of 4th and Broadway in downtown Nashville
  • The Catbird Seat, an intimate, interactive and chef-run restaurant
  • Pinewood, a third space, bar and restaurant with six bowling lanes and an outdoor space complete with two dipping pools
  • Le Sel, located in Midtown, is a fresh take on French cuisine
  • Bastion, a cocktail bar and hangout in Wedgewood Houston
  • The Band Box, a 4,000 square-foot outdoor bar and restaurant located in the right field of First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds
  • Henrietta Red, a convivial barroom and restaurant offering seasonal contemporary cooking and an oyster bar in the heart of Germantown

Strategic Hospitality also provides consulting and management services to other hospitality groups.  Founded in 2006, Strategic Hospitality has experienced steady growth annually and continues to revolutionize the dining scene.


Bar Twenty3 opens

Bar Twenty3 opened in The Gulch

Bar Twenty3 best new bar

Bar Twenty3 is named Best New Bar in Nashville by Nashville Scene and one of the Top 30 Nightstops in the World by Condé Nast Traveler

City Hall opens

City Hall, a live music venue and special event space, opened in The Gulch

Strategic Hospitality is founded

Strategic Hospitality is founded

Paradise Park opens

Paradise Park Trailer Resort opened in downtown Nashville

Aerial opens

Aerial, a private event space located on the roof of Paradise Park Trailer Resort, opened

Venues Close

Bar Twenty3 and City Hall close

The Patterson House Opens

The Patterson House opened in Midtown Nashville

Patterson House Best New Bar

The Patterson House is honored with Best New Bar, Best Cocktails and Best Martini by Nashville Scene

Purchase of Merchant's

Strategic Hospitality purchased Merchant’s Restaurant

The Patterson House in Top 10

The Patterson House is named one of Bon Appétit’s Top 10 Cocktail Bars

The Catbird Seat Opened

The Catbird Seat opened in Midtown Nashville

Merchant’s Restaurant Best Upgrade

Merchant’s Restaurant is awarded as Best Upgrade by Nashville Scene

The Catbird Seat is Honored

The Catbird Seat is honored as one of GQ’s Best New Restaurants, Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants, Nashville Lifestyles’ Best New Restaurant and Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Wine Restaurants

The Catbird Seat, Best New Chefs

Chefs Erik Anderson and Josh Habiger of The Catbird Seat are honored as two of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs

Max Goldberg, Forbes' 30 Under 30

Strategic Hospitality Co-Owner Max Goldberg is named one of Forbes magazine’s Top 30 Under 30

Strategic Hospitality is Honored

Strategic Hospitality is honored as one of Business Insider’s 50 Coolest New Businesses in America

The South’s Best Bars

Southern Living names The Patterson House to their annual list of “The South’s Best Bars”

Power Lunch Restaurants

Merchant’s Restaurant is named in Worth magazine’s annual list of “Power Lunch Restaurants”

Top 25 Multi-Concept Companies

Strategic Hospitality featured as one of Restaurant Hospitality’s Top 25 Multi-Concept Companies

Pinewood Social Opens

Pinewood Social opened its doors in the historic trolley barns at Rolling Mill Hill

Pinewood Social, Semifinalist

Pinewood Social is named as a semifinalist for Best New Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation

Pinewood Social is Honored

Pinewood Social is honored as one of The New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2014, Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Wine Restaurants, and named in Worth magazine’s annual list of “Power Lunch Restaurants”