Here Are The 7 Best Stops Along Nashville's Honkytonk Highway
Honkytonk Highway has made quite a name for itself over the years. To the locals, it’s a place to avoid unless there’s someone from out of town who’d like to experience all its neon glory. To tourists, it’s a magical land of free music and bachelorette parties. Whether you’re a jaded native or a completely green tourist, we have seven spots that are great for a visit, no matter who you are or where you come from. Care to explore?
1. Rippy's Barbecue Bar & Grill
Rippy's serves up some of the best barbecue on Lower Broadway, but they offer a lot more than just that. They have an area where live musicians play shows, a sports area where you can watch the Predators games that are happening across the street, and an open rooftop to watch the activity on the street below. (429 Broadway)
2. Robert's Western World
Consistently voted "Best Honky Tonk in Nashville," Robert's is THE place to go if you're looking for good, old-fashioned country music. They have live music every day, and they're open until 2:30 a.m. every night! Grab a fried bologna sandwich from the bar and bask in everything that is county music. (416 Broadway)
3. Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge
Tootsie's is hard to miss with it's bright orchid-colored facade, but it's not just a gimmick. The spot used to be frequented by young artists like Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson who were just trying to catch their first big break. They've still got up-and-coming artists playing there every day, so be sure to check out this stop! (422 Broadway)
4. The Stage on Broadway
Don't let the name fool you -- The Stage is not just one stage, it's three. That's right, each of the three floors in this joint have their own stage, and you'll be hard pressed to find a time when any of them are empty. The Stage has been known for having random guest performances from the likes of Rascal Flatts and Montgomery Gentry. You'll have to stop by and see who's playing! (412 Broadway)
5. Acme Feed & Seed
All the way down at the riverfront, Acme Feed and Seed is definitely a spot you don't want to miss. They offer some of the best food on the street. Try their sushi bar on the second floor and then head to the rooftop where you can get some great cocktails and see the entire river and all of Lower Broadway. (101 Broadway)
6. Wildhorse Saloon
The Wildhorse Saloon is over 66,000 square feet of practically non-stop dancing. Their list of famous acts that have played on their stage is nothing to shake a stick at either. They've had Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, and even Ringo Starr! Put on your dancing boots for this stop. (120 2nd Ave N)
7. Paradise Park Trailer Resort
Paradise Park is known for their cheap but good food and drinks, their colorful decor, and the PARTY that they put on every night. They absolutely eat up the trailer-park vibes -- their floor is astroturf, and they even have a mullet wall of fame. You've got to check this place out when you're on the Honky Tonk Highway! (411 Broadway)
Bet you’ll never look at Honkytonk Highway the same again, huh? Continue the fun with a jaunt to east Tennessee, on an overnight hike that will knock your socks off.
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