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Wildhorse Saloon: Live Music, Dinner, and Line Dancing
The Wildhorse Saloon is not just a bar, it's a restaurant, concert hall, and dance hall all in one! The saloon always serves food and drinks, but they also have a stage where country singers perform. Performances begin at 7:00 pm. You can watch the performance from your table, or you can dance to the music on the dance floor in front of the stage. If you don't know how to line dance, at various times throughout the evening, they will teach a simple everyone a simple dance. These dances can be applied to any song, so don't be ashamed that you can't do anything fancy! Once you know how to line dance, you can dance to any of the songs at any time! It's actually a lot of fun, and it's a big part of Southern culture!
If you're underage, you may still enter and have fun, but all minors are required to leave the saloon by 10:00 pm, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For special events, minors need tickets and must leave when the show is over!
Dress Code: Wear comfortable clothing, because the Wildhorse Saloon offers the opportunity to try line dancing. Jeans and a T-shirt are completely acceptable!
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Bluegrass Inn: You Won't Feel Blue at the Bluegrass
We had a bit of a fraught journey to Nashville, the plane from London left late, which meant we had to dash to catch the connecting flight in Atlanta, which was then also delayed. So we arrived at the hotel after a 15 hour or so journey feeling rather jaded. A cup of coffee and a sticky sweet chocolate creation given to us on arrival at the hotel revived us enough to dump our bags, head to Broadway and into the Bluegrass Inn.
We got to the bar early, about 6.15pm, fearing that jet-lag would have us staggering to bed by about 9.00pm (I think we made it to 9.30pm!) sat down, ordered a beer and – for the first time in about 15 hours – let out a sign of relaxation. The bar itself is saloon like with a small stage at the front by the window – so passers-by can get a taste of the music – a raised bar at the rear and tables in between. This early start meant that, for a while, there was only us, a couple of other people and the band in the bar. The latter soon launched into their set including an unsurpassed cover of Orville Crouch’’s “Hello Trouble” (not that we knew at that point that it was an Orville Crouch cover – we discovered this fact the following day – see my Ernest Tubb Record Store tip) however, as the evening drew on the place become fuller, the music became louder and the atmosphere became even livelier. When the band asked “Where y’all from” we replied – in accents that suddenly sounded incredibly upper class English! – “London, England” to which we received a “Hi England, welcome and thanks for coming all that way”! We had arrived in Nashville. And it was great!
Fri iday: 6pm-2am
Dress Code: None that I noticed!
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The Wildhorse Salon: live TV
....a bit smoky for me but the folks there were having a great time.
It was an evening of taping the CMT television show Most Wanted Live with the special guest being Sara Evans.
The place is big.....there's three levels of seating around the stage and bars are off to the sides of the stage. There are tables for dining as well.
Dress Code: ....like cowboys and cowgirls!
Mulligan's: An Irish Pub in the heart of Country Music
A quaint Irish Pub. Expect it to be noisy on the weekends. But the bartenders are good and some are Irish. My family in Nashville (one a former bartender) recommend Mulligans and I've enjoyed it there
Dress Code: no problem
South Street: Oysters, beer, or a martini
Open-air dining or drinking. Where people from Nashville go to enjoy a drink or some light food.
If you are going to Nashville for the Country Music Scene then don't go here. This is 'cosmopolitan' Nashville.
Dress Code: no problem
Mulligan's Irish Pub &...
Mulligan's Irish Pub & Restaurant
Nashville's original (and most authentic) Irish pub. A definite must if you're looking for something downtown, but not touristy. Live Irish music every weekend by Sportin Paddy draws a regular clientele. Singing along is permitted, requests are permitted, drinking is encouraged. Grab a Guinness, get a seat up close and join in! (Be sure to ask about buying their CD as a souvenir, it's well worth it.)
Dress Code: Dress code is casual.
Wildhorse Saloon: Nightlife in Nashville
Wild Horse Saloon on 2nd avenue, downtown excitement with large live concerts. Lot of great dancing, good food and drinks. A must in Nashville. They also have a souviner store.
Dress Code: Casual
Bars/Pubs: Nashville Night Scene
Nashville is full of bars, side to side, across from one another, all the way downtown, lining the river. Tootsies to Coyote Ugly, there is a place for everyone.
Dress Code: anything casual or reveiling..lol
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The District!: The District!
Many different clubs, with a variety of musical styles, all within a few blocks and short walking distance! All with the best musical talent!
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