Drinks & Nightlife in Nashville

Where local Airbnb hosts say to go sip on a good cocktail or dance the night away. Enjoy!


Best of the best

229 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Not a tourist trap bar like the rest on Broadway! Great live bands playing all night- what better to do in Music City than dance to some real Tennessee honky tonk? This place is dirt cheap and has ... read more

The best music on Broadway is usually here at this old, unassuming Dive bar on Lower Broadway near Tootsie's. If you want a preview, look up drummer goes through the window and Robert's Western Wo... read more

so, you must go to downtown Nashville at some point and do what the tourists do! When you do, do yourself a favor and go hear the real deal at Roberts on Broadway! This is the real deal..... Then ... read more

190 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is one of our favorite places to go for tasty cocktails in a great atmosphere. They have delicious food as well, although it can be a little on the expensive side. Treat yourself to a nice din... read more

This is the East Side's best cocktail bar. Incredible cocktails, perhaps only bested by the Patterson House, as well as great food and more space than Patterson House provides.

161 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Monday night dance party (swing dance 7-9, then Motown dance party). $2 Tuesdays with 45 min sets of great Americana and Country bands, Country and Western Wednesdays. Great live music!

Only live music venue in east nashville. They have Monday night dace party. DJ Jacob Jones and others spin the old hits (Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green) and everyone dances.

Locals vibes, cheap beer and good music. Multiple acts every Tuesday-Sunday. 2 for 1 drinks and the Keep on Movin' party on Mondays $2 Tuesdays $2 Cover, $2 Yazoo pints, $2 Hotdogs Wednesday Nigh... read more

149 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a Nashville country music institution and world-famous honky-tonk, has operated across the alley from the Ryman almost continuously since 1960. Its proprietor from 1960 to ... read more

Tootsies is the iconic Honky Tonk of Nashville. It will be loud, crowded, and an amazing time. There are three levels of bars and stages including a great rooftop view of downtown Nashville. And... read more

Another classic Lower Broadway honky tonk. No original music down on Lower Broadway but it's fun. Do yourself a favor though and check out one of our great live music venues featuring original, l... read more

168 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There’s always something going on at this bar, including their great trivia night every Thursday evening at 8pm. One of our favorite things about 3 Crow is the way in which they have managed to inc... read more

The anchor bar of the Five Points business district. Go to Sunday Funday...Sunday afternoons are busy...anytime is busy, really. Get a Bushwacker drink. Drink specials Wed & Sun - all day

A 5 Points Classic. Try the Bushwacker - the "unofficial" drink of East Nashville. It's basically a frozen White Russian. Note - smoking is still allowed inside, but there is a patio.

121 local Airbnb hosts recommend

They have a fantastic selection of local and regional beers, great sandwiches (vegetarian too), soft pretzels and beer cheese, and the famous "Mule Mondays" which is half-off Mules of all kinds. A ... read more

This is a great neighborhood pub - rotating taps and stuffed pretzel sandwiches. Happy hour from 4pm-6pm weekdays, 11am-2pm weekends. And half price mules on mondays!

A good spot in Riverside Village neighborhood to grab a drink. The beer pretzel appetizer is always nice with their selection of beers. They also make a Moscow Mule that is really popular.

146 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Another one of my favorites. Italian & French Cuisine. Margot is the Owner / Chef and is there nightly. Recommend reservations and some walk-ins. Swanky vibe with brick walls. Seating downsta... read more

Margot Café & Bar is our favorite casual, fine dining restaurant. They offer country French and Italian cuisine in comfortable surroundings and the staff is wonderful. Everything is delicious.

This charming little bistro serves Italian and French inspired cuisine made with the freshest local ingredients. Must Try: menu changes daily but the poultry (duck, quail, chicken) is top notch.

118 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A very cool little speakeasy located in Midtown, just a short Yber ride away. Quiet unassuming from the outside so as to be just like a real speak easy, you will find a variety of very fancy and de... read more

Must visit this ultra sophisticated speak-easy style bar while in Nashville! It's so classy, they don't have a sign outside. Just very small letters on the door. It's a small bar so there's a hoste... read more

This place is a must try. Definitely the best speak easy in the city. There is often a wait, especially on weekends, but because they don't take anyone in until there's a seat, it doesn't feel ch... read more

110 local Airbnb hosts recommend

We really like the new Family Wash, which is a great reinvention of the old one, which was in a different part of the neighborhood. The food is fine, not great - the oldies are the goodies, like t... read more

The Family Wash has a great menu and an even better atmosphere. Located on Main Street in East Nashville, The Family Wash has great live music. You have to try their Shepherd's Pie. They even ha... read more

#10

No 308

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$$· 407 Gallatin Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

97 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Walking into No 308 is like walking into a bar that epitomizes everything you’ve ever heard about East Nashville. At any given time you’ll find local beer drinking hipsters sitting next to thriving... read more

308 has the best cocktails. It is fun to watch the mixologists at work. I prefer the bourbon drinks, but anything made here is tasty. They have some really good bar snacks as well. On some weekends... read more

Craft cocktails that are dangerously good. If you want a quiet & relaxing drink, go before 8pm. Movies play on a large screen until a DJ comes later and the whole place turns into a fun dance party!!

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Perfect place to hear some authentic bluegrass picken away from the noisy mega-honky tonks downtown. Intimate venue with no smoke smell that is much more family friendly (at least for teens) than a... read more

Descr from Wiki: "The Station Inn is a concert venue in Nashville, Tennessee that hosts bluegrass acts. Frommers wrote that it is "widely regarded as one of the best bluegrass venues around". This... read more

The Doyle and Debbie Show is music theater that is hilarious. It is not political correct, and if you're easily offended than this probably isn't for you. It is only on Tuesday nights; $20 cash a... read more

81 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a dive bar. A GREAT dive bar. Good burgers, great fries, decent fish and chips, etc. And it’s cheap, cheap, cheap! Ten bucks for a burger, fries and a beer. Plus, a fantastic juke box. Tour... read more

Nashville's oldest dive bar recently had a change in ownership & a remodel. Now smoke free & with an expanded menu. It has the same atmosphere with a lil extra now. Yummy greasy bar eats and beers.

Don't let the dive bar full you, they have one of the best burgers in Nashville. Great late night spot or Sunday afternoon on the back porch sipping some cold beers.

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The main dance hall is always hosting special events, traveling artists & international DJs. If the crowd gets to much for you, head out on the deck, walk around the back corner and relax at the s... read more

Great venue and the sister to the popular Basement on the other side of the river. Lots of good shows and a great Pub out back with cool views looking East and West.

The Basement’s newly opened East Nashville sister venue is significantly bigger — with a capacity of 400, the “Beast” is roughly four times the size of The Basement. Everything else is pretty much ... read more

71 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Super solid brewery. Been around Nashville since 2003, much earlier before the craft brew scene took off around the country, so it's stood the test of time. Their Hefeweizen is one of my favorites ... read more

Nashville's Micro-brewery scene has exploded. A fun day is to go microbrew-hopping. No pun intended. =) Tour & Taste at Yazoo, Jackelope, Fat Bottom, Black Abbey, Smith & Lentz(ping pong!))

$7 gets you a very comprehensive and informative tour of one of Nashville's best breweries. You also get to sample a lot of beer along the way, and of course, you get to keep the souvenir glass.

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Aesthetically pleasing space with knowledgable and friendly staff specializing in small batch producers of your favorite wine varietals and spirits -and high gravity beer/cider. It's better than y... read more

Look no further for a lovely selection of wine, beer, liquor, and bar accessories in every price range. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable and some Saturdays there's a free wine tasting!

EN 5 Points liquor store, closest to the House, Nice selection of Wine and high alcohol beer and liquor. 5 Mins walk to the house, opposite battered and fried

#16

Santa's Pub

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$· 2225 Bransford Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

68 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is an interesting one. Run by a guy that kinda looks like Santa, this double wide trailer hosts really fun karaoke. Beware - they allow smoking and on weekend nights there is a $5 cover, but o... read more

Okay, this one is only for the brave. It is a very smoky dive bar with karaoke and is so much fun. Be for warned that it is a double-wide trailer decorated for Christmas year round, and run by a ma... read more

You kind of have to see it to believe it, but this is a beer only, cash only karaoke bar inside a double wide trailer that is entirely Santa Claus themed. I swear I am not making that up, but take ... read more

67 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Apart from being achingly cool, Wolf has a beautiful little patio area, as well as indoor seating that’s dimly lit, relaxed, and intimate. Their menu is also worth noting: lots of delicious burger ... read more

Dim lit, grunge scene, break from the ordinary. Open late. Great bar tenders and unique drinks. Unbelievably good burger baskets. Like really good.

My personal fave bar wise. Very chill and "wildlife" designed lounge bar. Drinkwise I suggest trying the South Central. If you like a lil spice. :)

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Now relocated in the Nations neighborhood of West Nashville at 800 44th Ave N Fat Bottom Brewing Co. with fun outdoor restaurant The Hop Yard. Also next door to Speakeasy...

Located in the hip area of East Nashville, Fat Bottom Brewing is a fun local brewery to visit. We like it so much we even provide a free sample of one of their beers!

Fat Bottom houses a bar, restaurant, and brewery all in one building. Take a tour, have a beer, then eat a tasty, juicy, burger.

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Founded by Kix Brooks (of Brooks & Dunn), Arrington Vineyards is located 25 minutes south of Nashville among the beautiful hills of Arrington, TN in Tennessee's wine country. Bring a picnic and exp... read more

Our favorite vineyard just 30 min south of The Kinross. Great for a romantic couple or large group! Take a blanket, or grab a picnic table once you get there and enjoy a wine tasting, and the stu... read more

At Kix Brooks's winery, you can bring a picnic basket, have a wine tasting, buy a bottle of wine (or several), and enjoy the incredible views of the winery, if you're looking for a date or just a n... read more

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Total neighborhood bar with killer deck. All ages and walks of life frequent this place. Smoking is permitted, FYI, and it's often loud and crowded. Somehow we just keep going back, though. :)

Cool, quintessential Five Points hang. Smokey, but the outdoor deck provides fresh air. Located next to several other notable bars: Five Spot, 3 Crow Bar

Outdoor deck is perfect in good weather. Inside is smoking, with rock/metal on the juke box. Tattoos, piercings and everyone else are mixed together.

60 local Airbnb hosts recommend

THE TIME JUMPERS Show at 9:00 PM (Doors at 5:30 PM ) Price: $20.00 The TIME JUMPERS are an award winning Western Swing band from Nashville, Tennessee, with two awards from the Association of ... read more

They always have great music here and good pub food as well. I always recommend that guests (staying on Monday's) call and get tickets to see the TimeJumpers. They play every Monday night and are... read more

You can usually get tickets for most nights. Mondays are busy because Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers play there. Buy tickets online up to the day of. Seating is first come first serve so you can ... read more

57 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great local bar about 8 blocks from my suite. Wonderful draft & bottled beer collection with favorites being the array of local brews they offer! Also a wonderful Super BLT & Cobb Salad!

Catch the game or grab a beer with friends. Lengthy beer list! Also, they have a good brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Note: no children are admitted after 5:00pm.

This is our favorite local hang out. Easy to get seated, great service and delicious food. Also has a huge beer selection. They have corn hole, darts and ski ball as well.

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Get online and see who is playing a Live Comedy Show. We go here for some good laughs and the tickets are always reasonable. Lots of History here at this Comedy Club.

This comedy club has hosted some of the biggest names in comedy. It's a five minute walk around the corner.

Nashville's best comedy club is a 5-10 minute walk away. Check out their lineup to see who's in town while you're here. Lol

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Too bad they don't have a category for Honky Tonks. On lower Broad, ask us for tips on how to get in. Make sure to find the rooftop bar on pleasant evenings. A little less crowded than some of t... read more

A great starting point for Honky Tonks on Broadway! Free, live music 7 nights a week. Don't forget to tip the band!

Best Country Bar live venue. Tootsies is a must stop but this is the best open set up to really get to see some talented live country music.

53 local Airbnb hosts recommend

My favorite restaurant to eat healthy fire grilled salmon with green beans and a delicious spinach salad with strawberries and candied walnuts. Yum. Both inside and outside seating.

Bar/restaurant with pretty good food, but even better crowd and atmosphere at the top of the hill in the booming Gulch area. Most tourists don't make it to the Gulch, but they are missing out!

$$ The Gulch - upscale sports bar, indoor/ourdoor, Tennessee Whiskey Yam Fries, wings, fish and chips, crocodile print walls and low lights

#26

The Hop Stop

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2909 Gallatin Pike·Map·

84 local Airbnb hosts recommend

5 minute walk from our house. The Hop stop specializes in an always evolving beer selection including, local, national and international brands on tap. They also have killer nachos and hotdogs!

If you love craft beer, this is your place. Clean, friendly staff, ever-evolving list of excellent beers. They serve half pints if you like sampling more beers. Great place to play darts too!

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

You can count a great show here. Don't worry about who's playing, just go. They curate excellent music in a variety of genres. The same can be said of their larger, East Nashville venue The Base... read more

Downstairs from Grimey's Records. You never know who'll show up onstage here--could be a new kid in town, or it could be Metallica. True story.

Best unknown music venue in town - low or no cover, a variety of styles, affordable consumables and a super rad divey atmosphere.

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

There are many well known Karaoke bars in Nashville, and most of the tourists will flock toward Ms. Kelly's or The Wild Beaver downtown. Those bars aren't bad, but if you want a real local karaoke ... read more

The Lipstick Lounge is a fun and very diverse venue (LGBTQ). It recently (finally) went non-smoking. There is often good music and fun stuff going on. It has been through a few changes over the yea... read more

Located in the heart of East Nasty's 5 Points - spend the afternoon or the entire night bar hopping (or crawling) -- plenty to choose from within walking distance and a cheap taxi or Lyft ride home

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Restaurant and bar open late! Some of the best burgers in town but also great salad options, too. 2 for 1 drink options for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Open from lunch to late nights! Great insi... read more

A place for seriously good sports bar food! M L Rose gives a nod to the southwest with a menu that extends beyond the guac, salsa and queso on the menu. Serves craft beer on draft!

One of our favorite local hangs! Great 5 Alarm burger, sweet potato fries, delicious beers on tap, jukebox, beer garden, aweomeness. 21+ after 5:00 pm

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Midtown is the place to go if you are looking to avoid the more touristy vibe of downtown. And Losers is probably the best bar in Midtown. You might even stumble across someone famous... Try the s... read more

Go where the country music stars go to hang out. Any night of the week you could rub elbows at the bar with any number of your favorite country music singers, songwriters, producers, and music bus... read more

Winners go to Losers. It used to be my local hang. I still make it most Mondays after Whiskey Jam. It's a great local where touring musicians, songwriters and industry folks hang out. Nothing fancy... read more