Sleep Inn & Suites
2689 Highwood Blvd.
Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone: (615) 220-2260
Fax: (615) 220-2109
With the recipe for success, the Tin Roof 2 in Franklin is laid-back, friendly, neighborhood establishment. Grab a group of friends and head here for a guaranteed good time with live music, cold draft beers and expertly concocted cocktails. You'll find hearty pub grub options like their 'pizzadillas' and build your own nachos dishes. Lighter fare is also offered for the health conscious, with salads veggie sandwiches.
If you are in downtown Murfreesboro, then do head to Gilligans. This vibrant night-time destination offers two levels of entertainment that you may not experience anywhere else in the city. Featuring regular bar features like pool tables and dartboards, the venue mixes it up by also offering club nights like Ladies Nights on Thursdays, Free Keg Party nights on Fridays and more. The place is open Tuesdays to Sundays. To know more, do call or see the website.
The Gibson Café and Guitar Gallery is a wonderful cafe located in the city of Nashville. The cafe is one-of-a-kind that features rare and famous Gibson guitars used by guitar legends. The cafe is smoke-free and has a family friendly environment. The most famous guitar, here, is the Anniversary Les Paul that has 67 diamonds used in it and 24 carat gold accents. You get a variety of interesting drinks and coffees here, including alcoholic beverages. You can also get yourself some interesting Gibson merchandise.
Java heaven is the best way to describe this understated espresso shop called Sam And Zoe's. Inside the old house off Branford Avenue you will find wonderful coffees, bagels, smoothies, sandwiches and pastries. Poetry readings on Wednesday nights and live music on Fridays and Saturdays create a 1960s feel. Most performers are little-known local talent, but there are surprises on the small stage from time to time. This is Nashville, after all.
Come hear some of the best unsigned artists in the field of country music. One listen and you'll know you're in the presence of greatness. Each night includes several acts featuring original tunes, as well as a few covers of your favorite artists. Headliners come on at 9 pm. The music is clearly country, although some of the opening acts have been known to toss in some blues and rock-a-billy music.
Music is the only thing that matters at The Basement. The improvised decor, rough unfinished look is ample proof of that. Music-lovers can catch the best live music in town here by the various bands of different genres. The place is so sought after that its entertainment schedule is booked for months together at times. The best thing about The Basement is that one can enjoy music in a smoke-free atmosphere as the place is strictly non-smoking. A smoking area is provided on an outdoor patio. Drinks are also available.
Ever heard of Garth Brooks? That's right, his first performance was at the Bluebird. And it is this mystique that calls young singers and songwriters looking for their chance at stardom. Monday nights are open-mike, so take your chances with the unknown acts. This is a haven for the struggling artist and the established country star, making it a Nashville tradition for both locals and tourists.
The most authentic blues bar this side of Chicago is located in the 3rd Avenue office complex and strip mall. Wednesday night's feature house band, The Wooten Brothers, comprised of the insanely talented Victor Wooten (of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones) and his two brothers. The live music has another added benefit. Lines at the bar are very short, as everyone is near the stage listening to the tunes! Food is typical bar fare but still quite good. The burgers are excellent.
Formerly known as Blue Sky Court, The Rutledge is a live music venue with a bar. The bar area is separate from the performance area so that those enjoying the music won't be disturbed by those chatting at the bar. With a seating capacity of 250, this also makes for an ideal venue for private events and functions. Smoking is permitted only on the patio outside. Check the website for further details on events.
Located in the historic Cannery building, Mercy Lounge has an interesting past. It began its journey in 1863 as a flour mill and later became a coffee grinding shop. In 1957, the Dale Company took over the building and manufactured processed food items, such as jams, peanut butter and jelly. In the early 1970s, a restaurant and theater sprang up in the building. Famous artists such as Jimmy Cliff, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz and Robin Trouer have performed at this venue. The lounge has a seating capacity of 500 and an adjacent room that has pool tables and pinball machines. The Mercy Lounge opens its doors at 8 in the evening every day except Sunday.
Cabana Restaurant is a delightful combination of pub, restaurant and nightclub. Located on Belcourt Avenue near the Vanderbilt, Belmont, Hillsboro Village and the Belcourt Theatre, Cabana Restaurant is the perfect spot for a late night meal after a show, a romantic dinner or a place to meet up with friends and watch something on one of the plasma screens. Cabana offers themed nights, ladies nights and live music, in addition to their trademark cabana private seating options. The food is familiar Southern cuisine prepared with flare by Chef Brian Uhl. Cabana is owned by Randy Rayburn, who also owns the very successful Sunset Grill and Midtown Cafe. -Lynn-nore Chittom
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.