The downtown area offers numerous attractions to keep you on the move…also, on a fun note…the hit-television series “Nashville” has filmed on location here throughout their seasons. Checkout a bit of “Nashville” trivia as noted here and there at some of these well-known spots:
THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM 116 Fifth Avenue N. Tel 615-889-3060
Regarded as “the Mother Church of Country Music” Check out the beautiful stained glass windows.
“Nashville” trivia…Rayna and Juliette performed on the Ryman stage together.
Try a goo-goo cluster…yum!
THE HERMITAGE HOTEL and its “World Famous Men’s Room”231 Sixth Avenue North Tel 615-345-7123
Nashville landmark with over 100 years of history in the heart of downtown…
The Lobby and GrandstaircaseA breathtaking blend of Old World blend of classical Italian and French RenaissanceMagnificent painted glass skylight which remains the lobby focal point
The Oak Bar (Lower Level)Adjacent to the Capitol Grille, the taproom boasts an 180-bottle Bourbon Library. Checkout a “Bourbon testing flight”
“World Famous Men’s Room” (Lower Level)“This lush bathroom is walled in lime-green tiles, lime green fixtures, terrazzo floor and a gleaming two-seat shoeshine station!”
The Capitol Grille (Lower Level) The German-styled rathskeller with a vaulted ceiling on massive columns is the hotel’s signature Four Diamond restaurant
“Nashville” trivia…Deacon and Coleman had a secret meeting here.
Nashville B-cycle Several locations around town to grab a bike-for-hire
Head on over to the Frist for “BELLISSIMA!”…The Italian Renaissance 1945-1975 car show.
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Ferrari’s first full-sized, mid-engine twelve cylinder road car with a “three-seat” configuration with a centralized steering wheel”…driver sits in the middle!
PUCKETT’S GROCERY for a bit of live pickin’ and authentic comfort food…”Burger of the month: Ironman Burger..classic burger, thick-cut bologna, pimento cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo with a side of fries”…check out their website for this bit of heaven on a bun and much, much more that keeps the crowds coming back again and again…get there early if you want a seat!
500 Church Street
PIRANHA’S BAR AND GRILL..Funky neighborhood taproom just a block from Broadway 174 3rd Ave N
LOWER BROADWAY…On the corner of Fourth and Broadway, against a “Batman” (AT&T) skyline…
the soul of the city pulsates to a rhythm all its own. Struggling artists make their way to Lower Broadway, guitar cases in tow filled with hopes and dreams…
Neon lights shine bright…and the sounds of country pouring through the doors on both sides of this iconic street can be heard from morning until the wee hours the next day…this music mecca does not disappoint. Some of the best “free” entertainment around flows out onto this stretch of road with only a tip jar standing in the way of fame and fortune. Many of the greatest in country music have passed this way and the walls of these honky tonks are filled with memorabilia to prove it.
ERNEST TUBB RECORD SHOP offers a treasure trove for classic country music… 417 Broadway
MERCHANTS awaits with Fried Green Tomatoes and house pimento cheese… 401 Broadway
“Nashville” trivia…Layla’s interview with a blogger scene shot here – Season 3.
Some of Nashville’s world famous honky tonks line this famous street. “Honky Tonk-an establishment that contains at least one rocking’ stage, cold beverage and a party that lasts all day, everyday.” And here are some of the best…
8 GREAT MUSIC STOPS ON LOWER BROADWAY
- Tootsies Orchid Lounge 422 Broadway Rooftop bar, 3 stories and 4 stages…World Famous! The likes of Willie Nelson, Mel Tillis, Patsy Cline and Kris Kristofferson among early patrons.
“Nashville” trivia…Gunnar and Will took the stage during Open Mic Night – Season 1.
2. The Second Fiddle 420 Broadway
3. Nashville Crossroads 419 Broadway
4. Laylas Bluegrass Inn 418 Broadway “Smoke free”
“Nashville” trivia…Scarlett singing Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire”.
5. Robert’s Western World 416 Broadway
6. The Stage 412 Broadway “A little bit of Texas and a whole lotta Nashville”
7. Legends Corner 428 Broadway
8. Rippy’s Smokin Bar & Grill 429 Broadway “three stages – 2 floors”, outdoor patio
“Nashville” trivia…Will plays this bar in Season 1.
8. Whiskey Bent Saloon 306 Broadway …”only iced-down beer on the street” and Broadway’s largest whiskey selection…
With no cover charge and some of the best live entertainment on the planet, a stroll down Music City’s Honky Tonk Highway, the most famous stretch of street in Nashville, is an experience not to be missed.
Other than the skyline, all photos are my own.