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.
Tucked away beneath Encore in Downtown Nashville, Etch has been hailed as one of the best fine dining establishments in the city. Thanks to culinary genius Deb Paquette, Etch has become known for dishes with bold flavor profiles and colorful presentations. The full bar and open kitchen with bar-like seating allows patrons to interact with Paquette and her kitchen staff, creating a whole dining experience not found elsewhere. The comprehensive wine list and decadent dessert round out the fantastically creative menu. Be sure to book in advance, as this popular restaurant is always buzzing with patrons.
Located in East Nashville's Riverside Village area, Village Pub & Beer Garden is a popular community meeting spot. Whether you're here for a bite to eat, to watch the latest game or to begin your evening out, this multi-faceted pub will exceed your expectations. The wrap-around porch is open all year long, perfect for enjoying that cold pint on a brisk autumn afternoon. The fireplace, large windows and vaulted ceilings add a sense of warmth. And with cuisine like the sausage stuffed pretzel sandwich and homemade confit bruschetta, its easy to see why the locals tend to stick around.
This local bar and restaurant is truly a neighborhood bar, with the staff often calling you by name and remembering your drink order. The interior of this homey place features old maps, photographs and local memorabilia. Evenings usually include live music from local bands or karaoke accompanied by nightly specials and a happy hour. The food portion of this friendly establishment is populated by locally smoked meats for gourmet sandwiches, soups, and salads. Their brew selection highlights many local breweries and the wine menu features an eclectic array of choices.
Situated in the Five Points area of East Nashville, 3 Crow Bar is a popular establishment among locals who love their tasty pub grub, high quality brews, and expertly crafted cocktails. Happy hour and trivia night on Thursday evenings pack in the crowds. The tree-lined patio is great for enjoying the warm Nashville nights with plenty of seating available.
Trivia, drag shows, impersonations, you name it, Play Dance Bar probably has a theme night for it. This colorful LGBT downtown nightclub attracts an eclectic crowd throughout the week with its one-of-a-kind entertainment. Guest DJ's play new and improved tunes for you to showoff your best dance moves. This is a perfect place to celebrate birthdays and other fun occasions with friends. Be sure to visit the website for more details on upcoming events.
TRUE Music Room and Bar provides the perfect setting for you to sip on well-crafted cocktails while enjoying live music by talented musicians. Bright red furniture contrasts the pale monochrome walls well and the large floor-to-ceiling windows allow ample of natural light to flood the room. The venue features a modest sized stage, has impressive acoustics and is dramatically lit to create an ambiance that perfectly complements the ongoing performances. An eclectic assemblage of live performances by renowned bands alongside amateur musicians, local performers, and aspiring songwriters grace the stage of TRUE Music Room and Bar.
The selection of beers here is simply amazing. There are over 70 brews on tap and over 150 different bottles available. There is live music most nights of the week. Bar food favorites like burgers are also available.
Club Excess Orbit is an amazing nightclub, located in downtown Nashville. This alcohol free nightclub has a fantastic ambience and brilliant interiors, supported by an excellent sound and lighting system. Famous DJs spin hit tracks, that the crowds enjoy till the wee hours of morning. Although there aren't alcoholic drinks available, there is still a pretty decent list of juices and other non alcoholic drinks like Blow Pops that party animals could sip on. One has to be above 18 years to enter this nightclub.
Open till 2a, Rippy's is the place to enjoy well-poured drinks in a lively atmosphere. With exposed-brick walls and dim lights, the place creates an old-world atmosphere. On certain evenings, the Rippy's is brought to life with live music, while happy hours keep patrons in high spirits. The terrace, overlooking the busy streets, is a perfect place for enjoying some pulled pork, fried chicken, rack of ribs and more. Rippy's is also extended for private events.
Luxurious and chic, Trattorial II Mulino has an interesting fusion an=of food and style. With soft lights, pastel shaded walls, Centerpiece bar and wood-fired pizza oven, the food goes perfectly with the ambiance. With dishes like Pasta, Salads, Gnocchi and Insalate, you will be more than satisfied. In addition they have a full bar with an eclectic selection of wines like the classic Peroni, signature cocktails and beers. Enjoy the food in their private dining are or the patio. With happy hours and Sunday suppers, the place is always lively and bustling with people. You can even get special date night packages with tickets to concerts. Visit the website for more details.