Nashville is the Country Music Capital of the World. But only in recent years a string of country stars went and put their stamp on the city’s honky-tonk stretch by opening up their own bars and entertainment venues. Now, it’s nearly impossible to walk along Lower Broadway without catching a glimpse of mega multi-level structures owned by the likes of Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Line.
Here’s a rundown of every country artist who has a bar on Broadway.
Florida Georgia Line
The FGL House has, undoubtedly, become a hotspot for tourists and locals alike. The four-story joint, which opened June 5, 2017, offers plenty of drink selections and cuisines with a touch of Southern style and California flair. Fans can walk on down to the “Little Red Corvette” basement lounge and enjoy a flatbread or one of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard’s favorite salads, or grab an FGL Old Camp Whiskey-infused cocktail before making their way up to the “Cruise” rooftop.
Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink
If you want to crash a real party, drop in on Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink. The humongous 30,000 square foot space, in partnership with TC Restaurant Group, goes up not one, but six levels. Guests can quench their thirst inside at eight different bars. They can also catch all the music they want, as the facility boasts 4 stages. Don’t forget to check out the sushi bar on the roof. It’s a must!
Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar
Talk about taking “Tattoos on This Town” to a whole new level. Jason Aldean planted his Kitchen + Rooftop Bar right next door to Luke Bryan’s watering hole. The structure features four floors and amazing décor like a 1961 4020 John Deere tractor, which serves as a tribute to Jason’s hit-song, “Big Green Tractor.” While taking in the scenery, visitors can try homestyle menu items like Jason’s mother’s own Homemade Peach Cobbler. The country crooner teamed up with Chef Tomasz Wosiak to recreate the scrumptious recipe, along with other items on the menu before opening the one-of-a-kind hotspot in June 2018!
Now that there’s a Nashville location, fans no longer have to drive to Tishomingo, Oklahoma to enjoy Blake’s Ole Red Bar. Operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, the building celebrated its grand opening back in the summer of 2018. Featuring its iconic sad-dog logo, this 26,000 square-foot restaurant and entertainment venue is quite a crowd-pleaser. It features a two-story bar, spacious dance floor and private VIP booths.
AJ’s Good Time Bar
“Pop A Top” again? Yes, we’ll have another round. That is, if we’re hanging out at AJ’s Good Time Bar. You can’t mistake this establishment for that of any other country artist’s as a neon silhouette of Jackson hangs right in front of the building. That wasn’t always the case though, as this building was once home to a Civil War hospital. These days, folks can step inside the four-level space and be greeted by real country music, plenty of sports memorabilia, a Hullbilly boat-themed bar, and a rooftop bar.
Bentley’s entertainment complex is housed in what used to be known as Gruhn Guitars. As one of four locations, the three-story Music City bar is known to have the highest rooftop patio. Described as an American gastropub, Whiskey Row, which opened up in early 2018, features a variety of beer selections, two cocktails on tap and plenty of whiskey to go around. If you pop in for a visit, don’t leave without checking out the rooftop.
John Rich, one half of the country music duo Big & Rich, is no stranger to expanding his brand and starting new business ventures. In fact, the star’s 6,000 square foot bar neighbors his second investment – the Cotton-Eyed Joe building on Broadway. Redneck Riviera pays homage to America and its military members and first responders. Inside, you’ll find a red, white and blue color scheme and a ‘Heroes Bar’ that recognizes Veteran patrons. Be sure to stay for the house-made beef jerky and barbecue.