Morgan Wallen To Open This Bar and Tennessee Kitchen In Nashville: Here’s What We Know

“This venue will hold true to everything I love and is inspired by my fans and the way they have embraced me and my music,” Wallen shared.

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Lauren Jo Black

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February 15, 2024

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Morgan Wallen; Photo by Cameron Baird

It’s official: Morgan Wallen is opening a bar in downtown Nashville. On Thursday morning, the superstar announced plans to unveil the six-story This Bar and Tennessee Kitchen in 2024. 

What’s the Location of Morgan Wallen’s Bar in Nashville?

This Bar and Tennessee Kitchen will include a bar, restaurant, and live music venue and will be located within the renowned Lower Broadway district in downtown Nashville. This Bar is situated on 4th Avenue, near the iconic Ryman Auditorium and just steps away from Broadway in the vibrant heart of Music City.

The space will span around 30,000 square feet, showcasing three live music stages, six bars, and a rooftop area. 

The East Tennessee native teamed up with TC Restaurant Group, a respected owner and operator of several establishments on Broadway, to open the highly anticipated, one-of-a-kind venue. 

Morgan Wallen - This Bar & Tennessee Kitchen
Morgan Wallen – This Bar & Tennessee Kitchen

Inspired By His Song, “This Bar”

This Bar and Tennessee Kitchen is named after Wallen’s song “This Bar,” which appears on his record-breaking project, Dangerous: The Double Album.  

“I sing about finding myself in ‘this bar’ and now it’s coming to life. This venue will hold true to everything I love and is inspired by my fans and the way they have embraced me and my music,” Wallen, 30, shared in a statement. “We’re designing a menu around some of my family favorites, so it brings a piece of East Tennessee to Music City. I hope This Bar is a place you’ll want to find yourself in and make memories with your friends and family and celebrate the way country music has brought us all together.”

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“Morgan Wallen is one of the most sought after stars in the music industry, and we are thrilled that he has trusted us to deliver a concept that will bring him closer to his fans, hold fast to his roots and enshrine his name among an exclusive group of artists who can claim international stardom with a Lower Broadway destination fans all over the world seek out,” Adam Hesler, President at TC Restaurant Group, added. 

This Bar will reflect Wallen’s life and career and will pay homage to his East Tennessee roots, showcasing photos and memorabilia from his childhood as well as prominent performances throughout his career. Fans will also be able to purchase Morgan Wallen merchandise in the gift shop, which will also include a nod to his favorite Tennessee team.

Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr
Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr

Will This Bar Serve Food?

Curated by Wallen himself and Chef Tomasz Wosiak, Vice President of Culinary Development for TC Restaurant Group, the menu will feature southern delectables, bar bites, Tennessee favorites, and some recipes from his mom, Lesli Wallen.

When Will Morgan Wallen’s Bar Open?

An official opening date for This Bar and Tennessee Kitchen has yet to be revealed, however, it is confirmed to open sometime in 2024. 

Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan performing live
Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Other Celebrity Owned Bars In Nashville

Wallen is one of several country stars to add their legacy to the Lower Broadway area in recent years, following Alan Jackson (AJ’s Good Time Bar), Blake Shelton (Ole Red), Dierks Bentley (Whiskey Row), Florida Georiga Line (FGL House), Garth Brooks (Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky Tonk Hank), Williams Jr. (Hank Williams Jr.’s Boogie Bar), Jason Aldean (Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar), John Rich (Redneck Riviera Bar & BBQ), Kid Rock (Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse), Luke Bryan (Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink), and Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa).

Luke Combs’ Category 10, Eric Church’s Chief’s, and Jon Bon Jovi’s JBJ’s Nashville are set to open later this year.

Additionally, Old Dominion’s new hangout spot ODIE’s is currently being built in Nashville’s Midtown area.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.