POLL: What’s Your Favorite Artist-Owned Honky-Tonk On Broadway?

In recent years, Nashville’s infamous Lower Broadway has been flooded with artist-owned bars and restaurants.  Country music icon Alan Jackson…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 4, 2022


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In recent years, Nashville’s infamous Lower Broadway has been flooded with artist-owned bars and restaurants. 

Country music icon Alan Jackson started the trend when he opened the doors to AJ’s Good Time Bar in 2016. Several artists followed, and now, Broadway is filled with artist owned and/or affiliated hot spots. 

So, what you’re favorite place to hangout on Broadway?

Cast your vote below. 


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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.


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Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row 

Dierks Bentley’s entertainment complex is housed in what used to be known as Gruhn Guitars. As one of several locations around the country, the three-story Music City bar is known to have one of the highest rooftop patios. 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.


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FGL House

The FGL House has, undoubtedly, become a hotspot for tourists and locals alike. The four-story joint, which the members of Florida Georgia Line opened on 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.


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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! 


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Luke Bryan’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!


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Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse

Described as Nashville’s “Biggest and Baddest” honkytonk, Kid Rock‘s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse features five floors, four stages and six bars. The kitchen serves up “mouth watering steaks,” including the signature 36 oz. Tomahawk Ribeye. 


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Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa 

Miranda Lambert became the first female country artist to open a bar on Broadway when she opened the doors to Casa Rosa in 2021. Featuring 17,400 square feet and four levels of entertainment, Casa Rosa became an instant fan-favorite. Guests can enjoy a taste of Texas in the state of Tennessee with Tex-Mex inspired cuisine and an extensive margarita and tequila menu. Casa Rosa also features Miranda Lambert memoribilia throughout, including the birdcage from her No. 1 song, “Bluebird,” recognizable costumes previously used in her music video shoots, a rhinestone horse saddle modeled after one of Lambert’s favorites that hangs inside Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, Texas, and more.


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Ole Red 

Operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Ole Red 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. Ole Red is inspired by Blake Shelton himself and is for “music-lovers, food-lovers, drink-lovers, and a helluva-lot-of-fun-lovers.” 


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Redneck Riviera Bar & BBQ 

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.



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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.