10 of the Best Nashville TN Bars

Nashville nightlife is a highlight that you are sure to appreciate during your Music City, USA, vacation! Enjoy live music, delicious food, and hand-crafted beverages at some of the best Nashville TN bars. From Broadway and beyond, find your favorite bars glowing in neon lights or hidden around an alleyway. Here are just a few of the best Nashville TN bars to visit during your stay with Playlist Properties.

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10 of the Best Nashville TN Bars

The Stage on Broadway

At The Stage on Broadway, “The Whiskey’s on Ice and the Music’s on Fire!” Live country bands take the stage, while a dance floor beckons you to break out your best Cowboy boot-clad footwork. The popular scene for Nashville bars with live music is one of the hottest destinations for dancing and drinking.

Acme Feed & Seed

Discover a unique multilevel restaurant and bar when you take a trip to Acme Feed & Seed. This eclectic Southern eatery with live music, a rooftop patio, and delectable cocktails is one of our favorite hangouts. The space is divided by floor, offering its traditional restaurant and bar on the first level, a sushi bar and sports lounge on the second, private events on the third, and the rooftop bar on the final level.

Robert’s Western World

Live country music, cold beer, and fried bologna sandwiches are all draws at this popular option of Nashville TN bars. Discover the home of traditional country music at Robert’s Western World. A big, bold fluorescent neon sign with a glowing guitar and purple lettering makes this destination hard to miss!

Legend’s Corner

This classic honky-tonk is a Nashville bar you can’t miss. Classic country albums cover the walls and dancing is a must. Enjoy reasonably priced cold beer amid the intoxicating atmosphere. A jukebox tops off the retro look and is a staple for the good times that await at Legend’s Corner.

Skull’s Rainbow Room

Downtown Nashville TN bars include the popular Skull’s Rainbow Room. This Circa-1948 speakeasy-style lounge offers delectable American cuisine along with craft brews. But the real star here is the nightly burlesque. Dazzling dancers, live music, and sequin-studded entertainment await at this must-visit nightlife destination.

BB King’s Blues Club

Two stages of musical performances awake at this popular destination of downtown Nashville TN bars. BB King’s Blues Club lets the good times roll with Southern comfort foods, Memphis-style barbecue, and a unique venue space. Discover local and national touring entertainment at this popular club within in intimate restaurant atmosphere.

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

Honky-tonk comes alive at one of the most popular historic venues for downtown Nashville TN nightlife. Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge has been on the main stretch since 1960, and its orchid purple exterior is hard to miss. Famous acts such as Faron Young and Willie Nelson have played at Tootsie’s when they were still up-and-comers. You can check out more artists and photo memorabilia on the Tootsie’s Wall of Fame while watching new up-and-comers take the stage and rise to stardom right before your eyes!  

Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar

Cajun and Creole cuisine, along with blues, are offered seven nights a week at this premier selection of downtown Nashville TN bars. Soak in the Mardi Gras-themed surroundings at this New Orleans-themed bar in the heart of Music City, USA. The Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar features twinkling lights on wrought-iron balconies, NOLA Sweet Tea cocktails, and Voodoo wings. It is the perfect late-night hangout for food, drinks, and good music.

Honky Tonk Central

Offering three stories of pub eats, delicious drinks, and entertainment space, Honky Tonk Central is one of the best Nashville bars with live music. Open every day from 11am to 3am, you can enjoy this party scene any time of the day or night. Pair your good times with favorite classic appetizers such as buffalo wings, chicken fingers, and nachos!

The Big Bang Dueling Pianos

Enjoy a rowdy, rockin’ singalong at The Big Bang Bar in Nashville. Here, you will discover dueling pianos, lots of dancing, and a fun night to remember. Here, you can submit song requests during a full night of music while enjoying a high-energy performance like you’ve never experienced. With two pianos and two performers, there is non-stop, totally wild fun!

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