Bars & Cafes
The selection of beers here is simply amazing. There are over 70 brews on tap and over 150 different bottles available. There is live music most nights of the week. Bar food favorites like burgers are also available.
Located inside the Union Station Hotel, Prime 108 is named after The Bully 108, the first train to come through Union Station. Open every day, the restaurant serves contemporary American food that is local and organic. Redesigned for a more casual yet intimate fine-dining experience, Prime 108 offers early morning breakfasts, lunch, and late dinners, as well as Sunday brunch. The restaurant also has a lounge at which guests can order a wide variety of drinks and food.
A trendy, artistic space accented with tall windows and candlelit tables, the dining area is both romantic and formal. It's a preferred place for business dinners. The gourmet fare has strange names but creative flavor combinations. Duck, steak and seafood entrees come with curry sauces, Thai vegetables and almond-crusted breadings. Diners can order wine and mixed drinks with meals, but the real drinking takes place next door in the "bar car."
Downtown business deals, marriage proposals and special nights out require elegant dining. There are few places more elegant than Morton's. Guests are greeted by a friendly hostess and directed to the comfortable bar to wait for their table. The bar is amply stocked with imported and domestic beers, along with fine wine. Once seated in the dark, wood-paneled dining room you will discover the real charm of this restaurant—the food. Steaks and seafood are impressive and served alongside fresh vegetables. Bread and salads complete an elegant, albeit expensive meal.
Legends Corner has the perfect location and the perfect vibe for a Nashville honky tonk. Plastered with posters and country western memorabilia, Legends invites locals and tourists alike to kick back and join the party. With some of the best contemporary musicians on the Nashville scene, this downtown honky tonk provides guests with fabulous music, a great atmosphere, and affordable drinks. After 6p, Legends is open only to a 21 and older crowd. Check out their website for a calendar of upcoming artists, and be ready to spot celebrities from time to time.
The Stage on Broadway is one of the biggest hits in Downtown Nashville. This authentic country western club rocks all week long, so expect to see a crowd and line every night, but it is worth the wait. The vibe is fun and celebrity sightings are a common occurrence. Celebrity sightings include Miranda Lambert, Ricky Skaggs, Clay Walker and Jo Dee Messina.
Probably one of the few places in the world to emphasize on the lyrics of songs, The Listening Room is where you will truly be encouraged to listen carefully. The place has great sound quality and is best appreciated when the lights are dimmed and you get lost in the beautiful renditions. Art can't be appreciated on an empty stomach, and the guys at The Listening Room Cafe understand that quite well too. They have a full menu with burgers, salads, a few Mexican options, and of course, desserts and wines. Cover charges are to be paid by cash only. Check website for event updates.
Long ago, when country music superstars were performing at the Grand Ole Opry, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge became famous for featuring those stars when the “big show” was over. Fans still come here to see top-name performers and local artists alike, and the atmosphere hasn't changed a bit. The stage is small, but the sound is still huge. And country music lovers still ring up enormous bar tabs, just like in the old days.
Don't let the name fool you, you can't buy buckles or boots here, but you certainly should wear them when you come. A good-looking Stetson hat wouldn't hurt either. Robert's Western World is a Nashville dance-club legend and its popularity has revitalized the entire Broadway area of town. Crowded, smoke-filled and always noisy, this traditional honky tonk offers a cramped floor for two-stepping with your sweetheart and plenty of tables to relax with the coldest beer around, but be forewarned there is no line dancing here. There just isn't enough room, and besides, Robert doesn't care for it.
Oak-wood paneling, elegant flooring complementing the plush leather chairs and high-raised wooden tables. Reflecting the charm of a traditional English coffee house, the oak bar at Hermitage Hotel casts its distinctive magic on its diners. This place is perfect to have light conversation with delightful 'Hot Pepper Relish', 'Crispy Fried Carolina Quail', Oysters', irresistible 'Malt Chocolate Milkshake' or the finest of wines to choose from. Our curious music lovers would be more than delighted to know the significance of this classy bar in the history of Francis Craig Orchestra. Awarded as 'the best bar in Nashville", this bar undoubtedly proves its worth on every occasion. This place is open everyday from 11:30 a.m onwards and on Sundays from Noon.
Simple decor, simple clientele and a simple mission: serve the best cheeseburgers in town and keep the beer cold. The cheeseburgers are fabulous. Each is a quarter pound of beef grilled to order, served on a grilled multi-grain bun. The beer is equally enticing. Dollar long-necks provide the perfect refreshment on hot days. Be content with domestics, though, because imports don't find their way to this bar.