Located across from the Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge has a a long history; the lounge has been around since before 1960, but was renamed Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in 1960. Famous customers include Willie Nelson, Hank Cochran, and many more. In addition to its famous patrons, many songs and movies have been recorded here. They also host live music performances, and anyone can audition through their online website.
Located across three floors, Honky Tonk Central is one of the biggest live music venues. The large size contributes to an active and social atmosphere, and live country music plays during all hours of the day. The venue also serves food and drinks, and is usually pretty packed. Come here for a night of socializing and dancing.
Bailey’s Sports Grille is a safe haven for sports aficionados, offering a social atmosphere with great food and drinks. In addition to coverage of sports games, they also offer multiple billiard tables. Come here for a casual night out with friends and to meet new people, and be sure to try their seasonal drink specials.
The Tin Roof is the place to come to listen to local live musicians while enjoying their great food and drinks; be sure to checkout their daily specials for great deals. They also host special summer concerts in their parking lot, so check out their schedule before you go.