Play Dance Bar is one of Nashville's most delicious places to dance the night away. Get whisked away by top hits mixed to perfection and don't you dare miss the main event(s.). Every weekend the Play Mates display their perfected art of illusion. Drag shows are at 9pm, 11pm and 1am each Friday and Saturday. The fun doesn't stop there! Play is always advertising a plethora of events that bring in incredible acts from guest DJs to stars of the Drag world (like Michelle Visage.. any Drag Race fans out there?) Just pay cover and play all night long! Get there early to take advantage of the FREE PARKING just behind the strip.
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge
Tootsie's is a long standing Nashville tradition. It's known for its live music and can't be missed since it is, in fact, orchid. Tootsie Bess, (yes, she's real) bought the place and opened it up as "Mom's" back in 1960. When a painter came in and gave the lounge it's now iconic paint job, it became Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. Big names like Willy Nelson, Porter Wagoner, Waylon Jennings and Patsy Cline are known to have walked through the door. If you don't see anything else during your Nashville nights, be sure to take a trip to Tootsie's!
Nashville is first and foremost a country city. The legacy of country music and its creators runs deep in its veins. When you need somewhere to escape for the alternative, indie, rock, rap and overall rebellious crowd, you need Exit/In. Take a break from the Honky Tonks and boot scootin' bars and head on over to this venue whose history rivals the most popular stages in Music City. Check out their site for a variety of shows and acts that will whisk you away from the whiskey dreams of Broadway and transport you to a place all your own.
Honky Tonk Central
Honky Tonk Central us everything you could want in a Country-Western themed bar. It;s centrally located, so kick off the night here or check it out for a night cap before heading back to your hotel or AirBnb. You'll enjoy live music from Nashville's own and take to the dance floor to two-step the night away.
Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar
Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar is right in the heart of Honky Tonk Row. Just steps away from the historic Ryman Auditorium and amid the hustle and bustle of Music City's scene, this is an experience unlike any other in Nashville. Sure, you can find live music anywhere and everywhere, but at Big Bang you "live your requests" all night long! Live music, comedy, drink specials and a killer, high energy environment make for a night you could never forget! Find out more about the show here!