Celebrity Owned Bars and Restaurants in Nashville

Whiskey Row has a full menu, a rooftop patio & a dance floor
Whiskey Row has a full menu, a rooftop patio & a dance floor | © Emily B. Hall
Leena Kollar

Nashville is a place where people make friends easily and enjoy the company of others. Even celebrities like to get in on the action, cruising around town saying hello to fans and strangers. If you really want to increase your chances of running into a celebrity in Nashville, there are several places you’ve got to check out. These bars and restaurants are all owned by celebrities and have amazing food, drinks, and entertainment to keep you coming back for more. Make sure you are selfie-ready when you go, in case a celeb stops by.

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AJ’s Good Time Bar

Before Alan Jackson opened this bar, it was a civil war hospital and Nashville’s first used record store. It’s located in the oldest building on Broadway, not far from the Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The venue has three floors and a rooftop bar, perfect for hosting live country music and karaoke. Each floor features glimpses into Alan Jackson’s music career and life. Order a beer and catch your favorite sports game, or hang out and enjoy the sounds of Nashville’s emerging country artists.

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

The first three locations of this restaurant were opened in Dierks Bentley’s home state of Arizona. Now, downtown Nashville gets a piece of the action. Combining Dierks’ love for music and sports, the venue has a serious rock & roll vibe, with three floors of music and a rooftop patio. The second floor has much to offer with a DJ booth, dance floor, and VIP table service, but the rooftop gives guests a view of Lower Broadway that can’t be beat. The restaurant is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner and the food is all made from scratch using local ingredients. Items on the American gastropub menu include burgers, sandwiches, catfish, fried pickles, and grilled whiskey wings. Enjoy your meal with a craft cocktail or a glass of wine.

Ole Red

Enjoy a night out with a drink in your hand at Ole Red

This restaurant/live music venue was inspired by owner Blake Shelton’s song, “Ol’ Red.” The first location opened in Shelton’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, but the Nashville spot is set to open in May 2018. The multi-level venue will feature a two-story bar and restaurant, a dance floor, private event space, retail area and rooftop bar. There will be live music, a Southern inspired menu and plenty of libations to choose from. Located downtown, this hot spot will offer 6,000 square feet of rooftop views of Lower Broadway.

FGL House

You can’t go wrong with a classic cheeseburger

No matter what time of day it is, this restaurant has something to offer. Founded by the Florida Georgia Line (FGL), this eatery features daily live music and several floors of food, drinks and entertainment. Combining southern fare with California flair, the menu has unique items like horseradish salmon, chicken “lollipops,” and bourbon barbecue chicken flatbread. There are also classics like burgers and salads, as well as an exclusive brunch menu created by Executive Chef Tomasz Wosiak. A video wall showcases FGL and other country artists’ music continuously, while the “Cruise” rooftop offers views of the Nashville skyline. The Little Red Corvette basement provides a relaxing lounge complete with a baby grand piano and a ’90s inspired cocktail menu.

Nashville Underground

Nashville Underground’s oh-so-serious interior

Owned by brothers Joey & Gavin DeGraw, this 40,000 square foot hot spot is downtown Nashville’s only double-deck rooftop on Broadway. It’s a bar, restaurant, event space, and music venue all rolled into one. With four floors and three stages, there is plenty to enjoy. The lower floors offer southern menu items made from locally sourced ingredients, and the rooftop menu includes a variety of gourmet flat breads, tapas, and a raw bar. With an LED video rooftop dance floor and live music seven days a week, this hangout is sure to impress.

Redneck Riviera

Mac n’ cheese is one way to enjoy BBQ at Redneck Riviera

John Rich takes classic BBQ food and American values and combines the two to create a one-of-a-kind experience with his restaurant. The country star celebrates heroes by offering military veterans, first responders, and active duty military members specials on beer, wine, and cocktails. The simple menu features four ways to enjoy BBQ fare: plates, sliders, salads ,and mac n’ cheese. Chili and nachos are also on the menu as starters, and don’t forget to try the Redneck Riviera Jerky, available in original beef or BBQ pork.

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