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.
Enjoy Southern delicacies at this nationally acclaimed venue, which has been frequented by celebrities, world travelers and local residents for nearly fifty years. Try the award-winning country ham and red-eye gravy, smoked pork chop, Southern-fried Chicken and made-from-scratch biscuits with homemade preserves cooked right in the kitchen. They hickory smoke their meats starting at 3a every morning, so you know you're getting the real, traditionally made Southern best.
If you like the blues then you have to head to this place. The B.B. King's Blues Club is one of the best places to enjoy a night of good blues with some awesome bands like The B.B. King's House Rockers, The B.B. King's Soul Brigade, Burning Las Vegas, and The Soul Searchers. Even if you are not into the blues thing but are a complete foodie, come here for a taste of Southern Cuisine. There is something for everyone with well-marbled New York strip to fried catfish. Your visit would be incomplete without trying the impressive drinks on the bar menu. The B.B. King's Blues Club can put together a customized special package for you if interested in hosting an event here.
Capitol Grille is one of the area's finest dining establishments. Special touches include fine linens, candles, crystal and fine china. The quality of food and the exceptional service puts this restaurant in a class of its own. The extensive menu is classic American with a bit of Asian and Cajun influence. Unusual side dishes, such as eggplant fries, and cheese grits add pizzazz to the entrees. True adventure seekers should try the "Dinner on the Edge" menu, offering unique dishes at each course, paired with an accompanying wine.
The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cafe and Boutique offers guests a delightfully delicious lunch and dinner option just northeast of Nashville. This local tea house is filled with Southern charm and comfort, and serves as a perfect location for a bridal or baby shower. The menu includes a variety of scrumptious and creative sandwich options such as shaved ham with pineapple cream cheese on a cinnamon bun and ham and cheese with homemade raspberry pecan mayonnaise. The boutique at The Chocolate Covered Strawberry includes an assortment of scented selections and gift items. -Lynn-nore Chittom
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.
The brick and glass exterior is a departure from the historic downtown design, and the art deco lighting highlights the wrought iron and copper fixtures inside. Patrons will enjoy the counter seats surrounding the open kitchen. The menu features some classics that have made Merchants famous in the Nashville area: Steak Frittes, Jambalaya, Smoked Bristket and Blackened Tialpia. Nestled in a 19th-century structure, that was once Nashville's famous Merchants Hotel, the restaurant is sure to charm you with its historic beauty and delectable cuisine.
Lonnie's Western Room is a tiny joint with an enormous amount of country music memorabilia and dozens of autographed photos. Folks line up to express their devotion to their favorite country music artists. You see, the only live music here is provided by the patrons themselves. A small stage, a loud Karaoke system and "Garth Brooks style" headset microphones provide the perfect setting for the wannabe superstar to croon the latest hits. The weekend crowd is healthy, the beer is cold, and there is never a cover charge.