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Honky Tonk Angel

Updated: May 23, 2020

As many of you may know, I used to live in Nashville. I have done a few different Nashville posts in the past (linked below).

I always have people asking me about my favorite bars in Nashville and on broadway. There are so many, so it can be overwhelming. I have put together a list of my favorite bars.


Ole Red

300 Broadway

This is by far my favorite bar on Broadway! This bar gets it's name from Blake Shelton's hit song "Ol' Red". Nothing beats an afternoon with live music at The Lookout! The drinks are AMAZING! My personal favorites are "Bad Decisions" and "Encounter".


422 Broadway

This historic Honky Tonk has been here since 1960. Located convienently near the Ryman Auditorium and Bridgestone Arena. The rooftop has the best view of Broadway.

Kid Rock

221 Broadway

This is a fairly new bar. With 5 floors and 4 stages, you are sure to find some great music.

Honky Tonk Central

329 Broadway

If you want a true "Honky Tonk" experience this is your place!

Acme Feed & Seed

101 Broadway

This is located at the very end of South Broadway next to the River. They are known for their Frosé, which is the perfect drink on a hot summer day.


(These are all just a few blocks from Broadway)

Bobby Hotel

230 4th Ave N

This is one of my favorite rooftop bars. If you are in Nashville in December or January this is a must. They transform the Rooftop Lounge into a Nordic Village with igloos. The igloos are typically reserved, but it's a pretty neat experience.

Noelle Hotel

200 4th Ave N

The Hidden Bar is located in the basement of the Noelle Hotel. You must enter through what appears to be a closet door. Around then holidays they have a pop-up Christmas bar.

Beercade HQ

114 2nd Ave S

This is a vintage arcade and bar. You must be 21 to enter.

FGL House

120 3rd Ave S

Great place to go at night! Also, I love the food here!


Rambler Cocktail Bar

2600 Franklin Pike

The Rambler Cocktail bar is located below then Sutler Bar. You must enter the Sutler to in order to get downstairs.


Old Glory

1200 Villa Place

OG is a speakeasy located behind Taco Mamacita and Barcelona Wine Bar. You enter through then door with the triangle around it. This bar typically has a DJ.


L.A. Jackson

401 11th Ave South

This is the Rooftop bar inside the Thompson Hotel right in the middle of the Gulch. A great spot to enjoy a drink on a hot summer day.

The Listening Room

618 4th Ave S This is not a bar, however I just had to mention this place. TLR is my favorite place to listen to songwriters in Nashville! You may hear a #1 hit or a song that was just written. I have been to to 5 different Writer’s Rounds here and they were all amazing. It’s so awesome to hear the stories behind these songs! Tickets are abour $12- $15 but you must spend $15 on food or drinks. The reason for this is the ticket cost is for the songwriters.

Hope this post helps you plan your next visit to Musi City!


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