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Bars and nightlife in Tennessee

Top bars

Bar
“Over on the East Nashville side of town, this is an ultra-hip place to get a burger and a milkshake. Long waits but worth it! Great porch.”
  • 395 locals recommend
Bar
“Live old-school country bands, cold beer & fried bologna sandwiches make this place an original honky tonk treat. My personal favorite. :) ”
  • 311 locals recommend
Bar
“Multilevel venue with creative cuisine, cocktails, live music & special events plus a rooftop patio. Beautiful view of the river.”
  • 259 locals recommend
Outdoor Event Space
“A little out of the way but a must see. Spend the entire day here. Great food and tons of beer options. They spent over $200 million building this brewery!”
  • 214 locals recommend
Rock Club
“This historic watering hole and prototypical honky-tonk is across the alley from the Ryman”
  • 207 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A must see. The incredible interior boasts crema coffee and a small work space during the day and an incredible bar, restaurant, and bowling alley in the afternoons/evening. Yes, that’s right a bowling alley is located in the back of the massive interior space.”
  • 299 locals recommend
Rock Club
“If you want to explore the Asheville music scene, there is no better place to do it than at the Orange Peel. One of the top small music venues in the country!”
  • 157 locals recommend
Brewery
“Hip brewery with a tasting room & a restaurant serving high-end, locally sourced New American fare.”
  • 165 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Rock Club
“This historic watering hole and prototypical honky-tonk is across the alley from the Ryman”
  • 207 locals recommend
Rock Club
“If you want to explore the Asheville music scene, there is no better place to do it than at the Orange Peel. One of the top small music venues in the country!”
  • 157 locals recommend
Bar
“Snacks & a full bar served in a relaxed hangout that hosts live bands & weekly dance parties.”
  • 200 locals recommend
Speakeasy
“Looking for a quiet drink before or after a night downtown? This is one of the best. Slip behind the curtain and you're in a speakeasy with great designer drinks.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Music ! Not much seating, it’s mostly standing. Full bar. 917 Woodland St.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Welcome to the Gulch The Station Inn is a music listening room in The Gulch area of Nashville. Here you can find the world’s best bluegrass, classic country, Americana and roots music seven nights a week. All are welcome, every day. Good food. Great music. All Nashville. ”
  • 131 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Rustic American eatery & bar featuring an ever-changing menu, outdoor seating & late-night hours. ”
  • 98 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“This place is just your neighborhood dive bar! Usually where the locals go to unwind!”
  • 90 locals recommend

Music venues

Music Venue
“ the venue that started it all. It was the Ryman -- “the Mother Church of Country Music” -- that first started attracting names like Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, and George Jones, securing Nashville’s status as the American center of country music. The Ryman remains a country music mecca, but as one of the city’s most dazzling concert-going experiences, has also hosted everyone from the Foo Fighters to Janelle Monae. Even if you don’t make it to a concert, it’s at least worth taking the time for a brief tour. Check their homepage for concerts and dates.”
  • 265 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Such a historic site for music. This is a must see on your visit! Concerts almost every night. ”
  • 226 locals recommend
Bar
“Live old-school country bands, cold beer & fried bologna sandwiches make this place an original honky tonk treat. My personal favorite. :) ”
  • 311 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Formerly know. As the Grand Ole Opry. This is a true piece of history in the heart of Nashville. This is the church of music! Be sure to check this historic site out. ”
  • 233 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“The Bridgestone Arena (formerly Sommet Center) is an immense building that hosts impressive events that range from classical concerts to sports. This entertainment center has hosted the Miss Teen America Pageant, a concert by American Idol's Clay Aiken, Sarah McLachlan, Prince, and even the US 2004 Gymanstics Championships. Within the center there are meeting rooms, rehearsal halls, the Levy Restaurant, scoreboards and VIP suite facilities. Dedicated to music is the Music City Theater with excellent acoustics for a musical performance. Visit www.bridgestonearena.com for schedule of events.”
  • 183 locals recommend
Rock Club
“This historic watering hole and prototypical honky-tonk is across the alley from the Ryman”
  • 207 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“1 hour 8 minutes, 66 miles. Home of the Tennessee Titans NFL football team.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Rock Club
“If you want to explore the Asheville music scene, there is no better place to do it than at the Orange Peel. One of the top small music venues in the country!”
  • 157 locals recommend
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