Nashville is known for its flourishing country music scene, but there are so many other genres to enjoy here in Music City! One of the most prominent music scenes in diverse Nashville belongs to blues music. If you’re a fan of this classic genre, there are countless Nashville blues bars and clubs where you can enjoy a night of amazing tunes. If you’re looking to experience the Nashville blues scene like a local, here are three places we recommend! After all, there’s nothing more “Tennessee” than a good, old-fashioned blues bar.
Find out more about all of the great music venues when you download our free Travel Guide! It’s full of the best recommendations for things to see and do, like visiting these iconic Nashville blues bars! The guide has helped so many visitors make the most of their trip to Music City, so get a copy today!
3 of the Most Iconic Nashville Blues Bars
Though you might think country music reigns supreme in Nashville, the blues, jazz, and some good old rock n’ roll take over the stage at many local venues. Some of the most historic venues in Nashville regularly play blues music, and plenty of them are also excellent nightlife spots! You can even find Nashville blues in unexpected places like a Mexican taproom! If this historic genre is on your mind during your visit, these three Nashville blues bars need to be as well.
BB King’s Blues Club
The lively BB King’s Blues Club offers a good time like no other in Nashville. This intimate restaurant and lounge offers some of the best live blues music in town and from the region. Named after one of the greats himself, BB King’s truly lets the good times roll! Prepare for dancing, singing, and a wonderful evening at this popular spot. On top of fantastic entertainment, BB King’s features some of the South’s most delicious comfort foods. Try the authentic Memphis-style barbecue or Cajun shrimp and grits!
Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar
The Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar typically boasts one of the most anticipated rosters among Music City blues bars. The schedule includes some renowned local favorites and upcoming stars! Enter below a glowing neon sign and twinkling lights suspended from wrought-iron balconies overhead. Then, once you’re inside, embrace the flavors of NOLA with sweet tea, Voodoo wings, and cold beer alongside Cajun dishes. After you’ve eaten, it’s time to dance. The roaring blues music will make that part easy!
12 South Taproom & Grill
12 South Taproom & Grill, a unique alehouse decked out with retro posters, surprisingly hosts some of the best blues shows in the 12 South neighborhood. Enjoy delicious craft brews and Mexican dishes like tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and more. The best part about this space is the outdoor deck, which serves as a patio for live music. You will discover a phenomenal resident blues trio at this spot, as well as several other talented acts. Be sure to come on a Monday night for an evening of great, gritty blues! 12 South Taproom & Grill is also one of the most beloved restaurants in Nashville.
Settle Into Your Private Luxury Loft After A Night Out
After some live music at one of these Nashville blues bars, settle in for the evening in the comfort of your private luxury vacation home or loft. Here at Playlist Properties, we provide your ideal vacation space right in the heart of Music City! Discover our properties and find your perfect home-away-from-home! Choose between downtown Nashville, 12 South, The Gulch, or East Nashville. Whichever neighborhood you select, you’ll feel like royalty! Our high-end, modern properties feature all the amenities you could imagine in clean, comfortable, and lavish accommodations.