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Best Bars in Nashville

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What might be overlooked by most passers-by is the greatest bluegrass club in Nashville, maybe even the world. Bluegrass musicians all over come to the Station Inn to entertain die-hard bluegrass fans every night. Special guests have included Dolly Parton, Gillian Welch and Randy Travis, and you can always count on the sounds of these singers to take you back in time to an era of pure mountain music. Admission prices vary, depending on the performer.

The Patterson House feels like something straight out of the roaring 1920s. This swanky, classy lounge offers great drinks and fantastic atmosphere into the wee hours of the night. The fabulous mixologists, known elsewhere as bartenders, offer some of the best drinks in town. The food at The Patterson House is intended as a light snack to go with a great drink. While Nashville is known for its country clubs on music row, The Patterson House feels more like something from New York, Los Angeles or the Big Easy. When planning a trip to The Patterson House, be sure to dress up - the decor is stylish, and so are guests.

Ever heard of Garth Brooks? That's right, his first performance was at the Bluebird. And it is this mystique that calls young singers and songwriters looking for their chance at stardom. Monday nights are open-mike, so take your chances with the unknown acts. This is a haven for the struggling artist and the established country star, making it a Nashville tradition for both locals and tourists.

Long ago, when country music superstars were performing at the Grand Ole Opry, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge became famous for featuring those stars when the 'big show' was over. Fans still come here to see top-name performers and local artists alike, and the atmosphere hasn't changed a bit. The stage is small, but the sound is still huge. And country music lovers still ring up enormous bar tabs, just like in the old days.

Legends Corner has the perfect location and the perfect vibe for a Nashville honky tonk. Covered with posters and country western memorabilia, Legends invites locals and tourists alike to kick back and join the party. With some of the best contemporary musicians on the Nashville scene, this downtown honky tonk provides guests with fabulous music, a great atmosphere, and affordable drinks. At night Legends is open only to a 21 and older crowd. Be ready to spot celebrities from time to time.

The Stage on Broadway is one of the biggest hits in Downtown Nashville. This authentic country western club rocks all week long, so expect to see a crowd and line every night, but it is worth the wait. The vibe is fun and celebrity sightings are a common occurrence. Celebrity sightings include Miranda Lambert, Ricky Skaggs, Clay Walker and Jo Dee Messina.

This is "the" place to kick your spurs up in Music City. The dance floor is the largest in Nashville, and the music and dancing are virtually nonstop. If showing off your moves makes you hungry, the kitchen offers a full lunch and dinner menu and the bar serves up frosty mugs of your favorite imported and domestic brews. This place is perfect for a night out with friends, a birthday party or for "boot-scootin'" with your sweetheart.

The Broadway Brewhouse & Mojo is Louisiana Cajun-style cooking in a casual environment, served up with the largest selection of beer in town, making this establishment a popular nightspot. Jambalaya and gumbo are never short on heat and are always chock full of crawfish, unlike some of the other so called Cajun eateries around town. Lovers of Southwestern food will be thrilled to find tortilla dishes loaded with rice and beans, rich sauces and hearty spices.

Having staged the performances of renowned artists like Norah Jones, Robert Randolph and Moby in the past, The National Underground in Nashville is one of the most vibrant live music hangouts in Nashville. The bar is regularly visited by the followers of rock, country and pop music who love the intimacy it offers with artists/ bands. As for the food, the bar's charcoal grill dishes out some of the best tasting burgers you will find in Nashville. Walk in here during happy hours and avail discounts on PBR and wine.

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