Don't let the name fool you, you can't buy buckles or boots here, but you certainly should wear them when you come. A good-looking Stetson hat wouldn't hurt either. Robert's Western World is a Nashville country music legend and its popularity has revitalized the entire Broadway area. Crowded, smoke-filled and always noisy, this traditional honky tonk offers a cramped floor for two-stepping with your sweetheart and plenty of tables to relax with the coldest beer around, but be forewarned there is no line dancing here. Its strictly 21 years and over after 10p.
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.
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.
Possibly the city's oldest watering hole, Springwater Supper Club & Lounge has been here so long that the current owner does not even know when it was first built. Just be glad it was, because there's no place like it in town. Nothing fancy about the interior, which consists of a large room with a good stage and bar. The crowd is interesting most nights, but not nearly as interesting as the music. Bands, from country to punk rock, take the stage every weekend. There is never a cover charge nor a dull moment here.
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.
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.
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.
Country music is native to Nashville and The Second Fiddle can be safely termed as a place which is reminiscent of humble, musical times gone by. The place is dimly lit and filled with music memorabilia like old radios, musical instruments, etc. The drinks menu is impressive here with variety of beers, cocktails and other spirits. All the bands which play here are excellent at their craft and ensure that they keep the crowd the going. The bartenders and staff here are very friendly, cheerful and always in a good mood. For those looking to shake a leg; the bar has a small dance floor too.