Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Nashville and Its Claim to Fame

It’s no secret that many of today’s country legends got their start in Music City. One place that makes the dream happen is Tootsie’s Nashville. The honky-tonk has been creating legends since 1960, and you can conveniently find it on Broadway, just across from the iconic Ryman Auditorium. It’s no wonder so many big country artists hang out in Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. Plus, it’s ranked the number one honky-tonk in the world! If you’re making a stop at this legendary lounge, make sure you take a look at our free Travel Guide. You’ll get an exclusive look at our favorite live music spots, restaurants, bars, and more!

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Tootsie’s Nashville: The Beginning

Singer and comedian, Tootsie Bess, bought a lounge called Mom’s in the early 60s. She planned on naming the bar after herself, and hired a painter, who mistakenly painted the exterior of the building purple! That’s when she added ‘orchid’ to the name. Who knew the painter would make such a massive contribution to the name of a country icon?

Tootsie’s Nashville Wall of Fame

Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge is known for helping out struggling artists. Country singers from all over come to Nashville dreaming of making it big, and one day shining on the Ryman Auditorium stage just across the street. 

Some country icons you would’ve seen grace the stage in Tootsie’s early days include Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Faron Young, and Patsy Cline. You may have even recognized the lounge from songs including, “Tootsie’s Wall of Fame,” “The Wettest Shoulders in Town, and “What’s Tootsie’s Gonna Do When They Tear the Ryman Down?”

In addition to shining through the lyrics of popular songs, Tootsie’s took to the big screen in several movies! Keep an eye out for the popular music venue in “W.W. and the Dixie Dance Kings,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” and “The Nashville Rebel.”

What to Expect at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

It’s always good to have a game plan before going out on the town for music and drinks. You can always expect a memorable night at Tootsie’s. Check their events to see when you can enjoy performances from your favorite, world-renowned artists, or discover a talented up-and-coming artist before they make it big. 

When you first walk into the lounge, don’t be surprised if you see a crowd near the downstairs bar. You can hang out there for the classic Tootsie’s experience, or avoid the crowds and head upstairs to the dance floor! Now’s your time to shine for the most memorable Nashville nightlife experience! Don’t forget to admire the rooftop view of Music City!

Enjoy the Peace and Quiet of Your Playlist Properties Rental in Nashville

When it’s time to quiet down, head back to your peaceful vacation rental at Playlist Properties. Each of our stylish and modern accommodations is designed perfectly to reflect the energy of Nashville. You can find the perfect rental for you within close distance of all of the best Music City attractions.

If you can’t get enough of the Nashville Honky Tonks, you have to stay in our Playlist Properties Honky Tonk Loft. This iconic property is walking distance from Honky Tonk Row, so you can easily head home after a night of music and drinks. 

The living room area will make you feel like you stepped into Nashville’s finest music venue, and you can sleep in a bedroom named after one of the best lounges in Nashville. You guessed it – Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.

What are you waiting for? Soon you could be line dancing on one of the most famous dance floors in the country. Check our availability and book your vacation today!