Best Bars in Nashville
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
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.
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
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
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
The live music is always good, and the decor is fun. During the day it's a family friendly place with great breakfast, lunch, brunch, and a coffee shop. They're famous for their shepherd's pie. At ... read more
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
97 local Airbnb hosts recommend
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!!
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
81 local Airbnb hosts recommend
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.
68 local Airbnb hosts recommend
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
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
67 local Airbnb hosts recommend
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. :)
Dim lit, grunge scene, break from the ordinary. Open late. Great bar tenders and unique drinks. Unbelievably good burger baskets. Like really good.
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.
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!
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.
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.
52 local Airbnb hosts recommend
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.
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!
53 local Airbnb hosts recommend
$$ The Gulch - upscale sports bar, indoor/ourdoor, Tennessee Whiskey Yam Fries, wings, fish and chips, crocodile print walls and low lights
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!
84 local Airbnb hosts recommend
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!
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!
43 local Airbnb hosts recommend
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
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
46 local Airbnb hosts recommend
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
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
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
69 local Airbnb hosts recommend
It's a "dive bar" to a whole new level. Great beers on tap. They always have two for ones. Darts, pool, and other table games are available. They let you eat your Nicoletto's pasta inside. Back pat... read more
Total dive, in the best way possible. Think beer and billiards, though somehow they've got a bottle of Pappy at the top of the bar. Non-smoking with pool, foosball, darts, an award-winning jukebox,... read more
38 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Frequented by Kings of Leon, country stars and the supermodels that date them. You can't go wrong with this Nashville staple 7 minutes driving distance from our home.
Tell Ronnie (bald headed) Matthew from Smokin Thighs sent you. And your welcome!
This bar is my favorite in midtown, the area where the locals hang out. There's no live music, but you'll meet plenty of people and there's a decent beer selection on tap.
37 local Airbnb hosts recommend
A dive-bar with live music that's a short walk away? Score. (Only downside? It's a smoking venue.)
This east side punk rock bar hosts a diverse crowd and music selection. Themed dj nights usually grace the main bar, while next door, Foobar 2 hosts a frequent array of music artists.
Great rock n roll dive bar. They've got dance parties, concerts, sports on TV. One of our favorite spots and insanely close.
34 local Airbnb hosts recommend
One of many bars off Division St in midtown. Also, check out Losers, Winners, Blue Bar, the Red Door Saloon, and the Patterson House to name a few... 2 miles away
Has a great patio and happy hour specials on certain days. This area is midtown and is less touristy than downtown, but still a bunch of bars right next to each other.
-Located in midtown -crowd is 20's to 30's -darts, shuffle board, photo booth -outdoor bar and patio too
28 local Airbnb hosts recommend
You're in Nashville; Honky Tonking is a must. Between 5th and 1st on Broadway, you will find the classic "Honky Tonks" that Nashville boasts.
If you're in Nashville, you probably want to make it out to a Honky Tonk! This jammed back Honky Tonk is 3 levels right on Broadway!
Most iconic 3 story bar (live music on every floor) on Broadway. You have to go at least once during your stay!
25 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Favorite casual, full-service East Side bar. Great music and excellent people-watching (the later it gets, the better the characters). Deli sandwiches, too.
This place sells a shot and a beer for 6 bucks and is quickly becoming one of the "go to" late night bars in East Nashville. Usually its hopping after 11pm.
This is a standard local bar that is unusual because it has a deli counter where you can get sandwiches or cold cuts.
23 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Dueling piano bar downtown on Broadway... So fun (be prepared for coarse humor), and a nice change-up from the rest of the Honky Tonk strip.
The Big Bang Nashville is a dueling piano bar located in the heart of Music City, U.S.A. at 411 Broadway. Directly across the street from "Honky Tonk Row" and the Ryman Auditorium, The Big Bang is ... read more
This place is a great little dueling piano bar. I love it because it is something different on Broadway, and they play anything you request from Sir Mix-a-lot, to college fight songs.
23 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This place is wicked cool, nothing else like it in Nashville. Great cocktails, hidden in an old furnace room of an industrial cleaning company. Go there for a drink before dinner.
One of the most beautiful rooms to drink in anywhere. Cocktails and small plates. Entrance is hidden in the alley behind Taco Mamacita.
Old Glory has a full bar with an emphasis on specialty cocktails. Food options lean towards small-plate options like escabeche, smoked baby potatoes, a house lox plate, and a house meat plate.
20 local Airbnb hosts recommend
My favorite Monday night spot. Whiskey Jam is here every Monday night and it's the place to go for live music for locals. You never know who will be there. I've met Kevin Spacey, Peyton Manning and... read more
Every Monday night is Whiskey Jam, where there is a line-up of about 5 local artist. It's FREE and they give out free shots of whiskey and Fireball between sets.
Come here on Monday nights for Whiskey Jam, and experience a show that's quickly becoming the new, undercover Grand Old Opry.
28 local Airbnb hosts recommend
I cannot make up this description: the only way you know you're at this bar is because it's the one with the painted bricks around the door. I know, it sounds a little ridiculous but it's one of my... read more
This was originally a bar (which is has tasty cocktails and even better bar food - nachos are super good) that has expanded into a small dining space of the same name. Reservations are usually nee... read more