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.
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.
Established in 2016, Bastion Bar & Kitchen a cozy 25-seater restaurant located at 434 Houston Street in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood of Nashville. This innovative cocktail bar caters to the neighborhood's creative minds, artists and entrepreneurs looking for a casual place to unwind with friends. The menu focuses on seasonal and ever-evolving cuisine with emphasis given to sharing. Though walk-ins are accepted, reserving your seats in advance might be a better option as the seating is limited. They do not accept reservations for groups that include more than 6 individuals.
Darfons Restaurant and Lounge is a great family restaurant with an upscale atmosphere without the upscale price. With steaks, seafood, ribs, pasta, burgers, and salad, there is something on the menu for everyone. Seafood-lovers should definitely try their cajun-grilled shrimp skewers. Darkwood décor with round booth seating adds a cozy atmosphere to this American-style restaurant and lounge. It is ideal for families, couples or co-workers. Its convenient Donelson location is ideal for out-of-town guests on their way to or from the airport.
Located in the quaint neighborhood of East Nashville, The 5 Spot is a modish dive bar and nightclub featuring an array of cocktails and spirits. The bar is very famous among locals for its affordable drinks and great live music. They have live session almost everyday featuring both old retro and complementary tracks. The place is frequented by a young crowd and is open till late nights all days.