Celebrity Owned Bars in Nashville

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From the Author: I've lived in Nashville for 12 years, and my wife was born here. Alex worked downtown for five years. We love Broadway and know it well. If you have any questions, we respond quickly to comments!

All the stars align on Broadway. From the lively stages of AJ's Good Time Bar to the rooftop revelries of Jason Aldean's Kitchen, Broadway offers more than just music; it truly is an experience steeped in celebrity glam.

Whether you're enjoying a spicy margarita at Miranda Lambert's Casa Rosa, dancing to a live band at Luke Bryan's 32 Bridge, or absorbing the Garth Brooks-inspired atmosphere at Friends in Low Places, each venue showcases its own unique flair.

Let's embark on a tour of some of the most popular celebrity-owned bars on Broadway, where the glitz of star ownership meets the heart of Nashville's music scene.

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June 6, 2024

1. Chiefs (Eric Church)

Eric Church's Chief's bar on Broadway isn't just another stop on your Nashville tour; it's a celebration of music, food, and community. This six-story haven offers a unique experience on each floor. From the first floor, adorned with Eric's tour posters, to the rooftop's breathtaking views, every level invites you to explore. Enjoy Southern BBQ by the legendary Rodney Scott while soaking in live performances that encourage artists to share their original music.

What makes Chief's truly special is the blend of historical homage and modern creativity. The dueling piano bar on the second floor and the historic confessional on the fourth create a welcoming, nostalgic atmosphere. Friendly staff, like Clinton from security, add to the warm, inviting vibe, ensuring every visit is memorable. Whether you're a die-hard Eric Church fan or just in search of a fantastic night out, Chief's promises an unforgettable experience that you'll want to revisit time and again.

200 Broadway

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2. Morgan Wallen's This Bar

Morgan Wallen's This Bar is a tribute to his Tennessee roots and the fans who love his music. Inspired by his chart-topping hit, this bar brings together great food, flowing whiskey, and a lively atmosphere that captures the essence of country music. From the prime rib sliders to the signature Smoked Old Fashioned, the menu features Wallen’s family favorites, offering a taste of East Tennessee right in Music City.

This Bar isn't just a place to grab a drink; it’s an experience. Every corner tells a story, with live music creating a vibrant backdrop for making new friends. The decor reflects Wallen’s journey, blending the rustic charm of Tennessee with the buzz of Broadway. Whether you’re enjoying the Nashville Hot Chicken Dip or sharing a whiskey with friends, Morgan Wallen's This Bar is a must-visit spot for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the spirit of Nashville.

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107 4th Ave N

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3. AJ's Good Time Bar (Alan Jackson)

AJ's is one of the most famous bars in Nashville. It was founded by country music superstar Alan Jackson. AJ's is popular with visitors and locals and is housed in the oldest building on Broadway.

It has 3 floors with live music on each, and each floor tells a unique story about Alan Jackson's career.

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If you're chasing real Nashville, AJ's Good Time Bar offers it. For the love of country music, it's a mecca. It's truly one of those rare finds that features only country tunes.

A.J.'s is never too crowded, giving you an opportunity to have a more fun-filled and intimate evening where you can feel at home and tap into the Nashville vibe as much as you like. It is a great place to go to on any visit to the city, and after you've been once, you'll know why it is easy to find yourself back there again.

421 Broadway (next door to the Ryman)

Open 11 am – 2:30 pm daily

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4. Kid Rock's Big Ass Honky Tonk

Kid Rock's honky-tonk needs no introduction. His mega, four-story high monument to all types of music is a hard-hitting, fun, rockin' vibe at all hours of the day.

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It's a lively, two-story bar with live bands and offers a music selection of mostly '90s playlists. The prices of drinks here are just a little bit higher than the downtown ones; craft beers start at $9. The bar had very good onion rings for $6, very fast service, and friendly bartenders.

An unconventional thing to such an area is a song auction, where patrons get to place bids on the type of song that plays next. They were quite popular among the visitors who wanted to enjoy the city's nightlife, for the place had open windows viewing onto Broadway and the high energy of that bar.

There's a high chance you'll see Kid Rock himself or any number of other celebrities.

221 Broadway

11 am – 3:00 am daily.

(615) 248-2706

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5. Luke's 32 Bridge (Luke Bryan)

Luke Bryan's huge, multi-level bar and restaurant occupies an entire corner of Broadway. The building used for The American National Bank.

Luke's is an easy place to sit and enjoy your food and drink with a spacious first-floor area with live music that perfectly captures the city's vibe.

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Start the night at Luke's on the first floor with a selection of beer and liquor from among their live bands. For cocktail lovers, a visit to the second floor might be a must. The second floor hosts a strong cocktail menu in a lively setting.

Don't miss the generously portioned, delicious nachos or the divine rack of ribs that pair perfectly with a fine whiskey. And then there's the gift shop at the museum and the rooftop—all a must-see.

301 Broadway

11 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Monday to Thursday. 10 am – 2 am Friday to Sunday.

(615) 514-2031

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6. Ole Red (Blake Shelton)

Ole Red is Blake Shelton's bar. It's a restaurant and bar on multiple levels. Shelton is quoted as saying that “people are going to have a good time as soon as they walk in the door”.

It has three levels, the lower level which has the main stage, middle and rooftop.

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The food at Ole Red never disappoints. Try the Honky-Tonk Crispy Chicken Salad, Trash Talkin' Taco Salad, or the Oklahoma Onion Burger.

On each floor, you'll find displays, records, photos, and live music. Make sure you check out the breathtaking rooftop view.

300 Broadway

11 am – 12:00 am Sunday to Wednesday. 11 am – 2 am Thursday to Saturday.

(615) 780-0900

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7. Miranda Lambert's Casa Rosa

Casa Rosa really pops on Broadway with the Miranda Lambert touch: bright and kitschy in style and great with the Mexican food. Each of the floors is done with a strong, country vibe: casual dining on the second floor, fun dancing on the third-floor dance floor, and the rooftop.

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Choose sweet corn fritters and a chicken casa burrito. Mama's Broken Heart, an interesting twist on the classic Cadillac Margarita, pairs well with all that spicy flavor.

Enjoy a dine-in rooftop margarita or take it to the dance area on the third floor—complete with Miranda's “pink gun powder and lead” ambiance. Try the Nashville Hot Tacos and a different Blueberry Margarita that comes in a souvenir cup to take home.

308 Broadway

11 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. Sunday to Thursday. 10 am – 2 am Friday and Saturday.

(615) 309-6295

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8. Jason Aldean's Kitchen & Rooftop Bar

Perfect for anyone coming to Nashville, who would love to experience great dining together with live music. A prime location with downtown views from the rooftop, the menu features a number of tasty offerings and is one of the most favorite hotspots among locals and visitors.

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Secure a spot at Jason Aldean's to enjoy great live bands that are happy to play crowd-pleasers like Taylor Swift hits.

Start with the recommended starter of Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip, served with crisp kettle chips. It's just right to crunch over the chip when enjoying the drink, “Drowns The Whiskey,” very similar to an Espresso Martini.

Last but not least, the Chicken & Waffles come with a one-of-a-kind spicy pecan maple syrup.

307 Broadway

11 am – 2:30 Monday – Thursday, 10 am to 2 am Friday to Sunday.

(615) 514-1537

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9. Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky Tonk (Garth Brooks)

The newly opened honky-tonk by Garth Brooks has a bar that covers three floors, which gives you three different vantage points and atmospheres for watching the show.

Friend in Low Places Bar Nashville Garth Brooks

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While it still has some problems with how slow the service at the bar is, Friends in Low Places now comes in great state set that captures the charm of Garth Brooks. Maybe that inconvenience is worth some of the best cheeseburgers in town. Note: The food and drink prices here are slightly overpriced, but the portions are doubled or tripled, which makes it a very good offer.

411 Broadway

11 am – 2:00 Monday – Friday, 10 am to 2 am Saturday to Sunday.

(615) 669-4711

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10. Twelve Thirty Club (Justin Timberlake)

Justin Timberlake’s 12/30 club bar has one of the best rooftop bars on Broadway, where you can get an awesome weekend brunch and dance to a live DJ.

The main floor has great food and specialty cocktails. The food is more like upmarket dinner food (rather than greasy bar food).

There are also a lot of visits from Justin Timberlake, so you’ll never know when you’ll get to see him live.

550 Broadway

11 am – 11:00 pm most days

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11. Whiskey Row (Dierks Bentley)

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row offers a dynamic blend of Southern charm, live music, and great food. Each floor provides a unique vibe, from the bustling first-floor bar with live rock and country bands to the high-energy rooftop club with stunning views. The attentive security and friendly staff ensure a safe, enjoyable experience. Notable features include electronic music upstairs, a variety of drink options, and excellent bar service, making it a top spot for anyone looking to immerse themselves in Nashville's nightlife.

400 Broadway

11 am – 3:00 am most days

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12. Nashville Underground (Gavin DeGraw)

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Nashville Underground, owned by Joey and Gavin DeGraw, is a six-story venue boasting the largest double-deck rooftop on Broadway. This expansive 55,000-square-foot space offers an array of experiences, from arcade games and bowling on the third floor to live music and delectable Southern cuisine on the first and second floors.

Known for its Nashville Hot Chicken and in-house smoked BBQ, the venue also features five bars with a wide selection of local beers and spirits. Perfect for families by day and lively gatherings by night, Nashville Underground truly captures the essence of Music City.

105 Broadway

11 am – 12 or 3 am most days.

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13. Redneck Riviera Bar & BBQ (John Rich)

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Redneck Riviera is a lively, patriotic bar that pays homage to America’s military and first responders. Owned by John Rich, this venue features a unique mix of live music, atmosphere, and heartfelt tributes to those who serve.

The rooftop offers stunning views and a relaxed vibe, perfect for enjoying their famous Mimosas and nachos. Guests appreciate the friendly staff, including the welcoming bouncers and attentive bartenders, making every visit memorable. It’s a must-visit spot for those seeking a true Americana experience in Nashville.

208 Broadway

10 am – 3 am most days.

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14. Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)

Margaritaville offers a lively atmosphere with fantastic live music and friendly service, making it a highlight for visitors. Known for its delicious food and quick service, Margaritaville features menu favorites like steak, Cajun pasta, and hot chicken sandwiches.

The Music Row Happy Hour and Sirius XM events are particularly popular, creating a positive and energetic environment. With its tropical decor and welcoming vibe, Margaritaville is a must-visit for an unforgettable Nashville experience.

322 Broadway

11 am – 11 pm most days.

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15. JBJ's (Jon Bon Jovi)

JBJ's Nashville, Jon Bon Jovi's latest venture, offers an electrifying experience for music lovers on Lower Broadway. This five-story bar boasts a 37,000-square-foot space with an open floor plan connecting to a three-tiered stage, rooftop patios, and walls adorned with Bon Jovi memorabilia. Designed with a rock and roll vibe, it features themed restrooms and a plethora of neon-lit lyrics. Whether you're there for the music, the ambiance, or the star-studded history, JBJ's Nashville promises an unforgettable night out.

405 Broadway

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16. Lainey Wilson's Bell Bottoms Up

Lainey Wilson's new bar just opened on Broadway and has an incredible atmosphere.

120 3rd Ave S.

Alex Hawker

Hey. I’m Alex. I'm the founder and writer here at Nashville To Do. I've been living in and writing about Nashville for over a decade now, and I'm excited to share all I've learned! Learn more about me here.

Alex Hawker

Hey. I’m Alex. I'm the founder and writer here at Nashville To Do. I've been living in and writing about Nashville for over a decade now, and I'm excited to share all I've learned! Learn more about me here.

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