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    Some of Nashville's favorite bars for sipping spirits have received recognition from The Bourbon Review’s list of America’s 55 Best Bourbon Bars thanks to the care and consideration these iconic Nashville establishments put to to their superior selections. The Capitol Grille’s Oak Bar, Holland House, The Patterson House and Whiskey Kitchen all made the industry publication's list as some of the best in the south.  Read more »

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  • 12th & Porter

    12th & Porter is one of the most celebrated music venues in Nashville. With legends like Vince Gill, John Hiatt, and Ryan Adams having graced their stage - it’s one of the premier spots to check out new and long-standing musical talent.  Read more »

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About Nashville, TN Nightlife


Live music dominates Nashville's nightlife scene. Bars, clubs and performance venues across the city boast well-known bands, local favorites and rising stars almost every night of the week. More family-oriented spots are found in the Music Valley area, where the Grand Ole Opry is located. More up-beat and livelier, the District features renovated warehouses and old bars, such as popular Wildhorse Saloon and Graham Central Station, which offer top-quality live music and dancing. Further down 2nd Avenue, Fuel showcases rock music to counter the heavy country-western feel of downtown. The Elliston Place Rock Block caters to more alternative tastes with six of the loudest nightclubs in the city, including the legendary Exit/In. Honky-tonks like Tootsie's Orchid Lounge and Robert's are sprinkled throughout the city, and don't miss the famous Bluebird Café, a quieter place where up-and-coming songwriters (Garth Brooks and Kathy Mattea got their starts here!) try out their work. Trendy bars and dance clubs like Virago and Bound'ry provide great drinks, attractive crowds and welcome escapes from the work week. Nashville also prides itself on having alternatives to the live music and dancing scenes like sports bars, coffeehouses, and dinner theaters.

- Nashville Expert Joseph K. Hall Jr.