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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While Nashville may not be considered as a party capital on first glance, NashHouse Southern Spoon & Saloon will definitely prove you wrong. Serving authentic Southern cuisine and American classics with a whiskey collection that'll make you swoon, there's something for everyone at this landmark restaurant. Witness the amazing music scene every night as you munch some delicious burgers and guzzle down some beer, or cheer for your favorite team as you watch the big game on a giant screen. The ambiance is electric and boisterous, matching the soul of a pub and a restaurant. High ceilings, colorful murals on the wall and red, comfy booths will have your fancy instantly.
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.
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.