Best For: Partying, Live Music, Restaurants

Broadway at night
The Downtown neighborhood highlighted on a map of Nashville

Life in Downtown Nashville, for better or worse, revolves around one street - Broadway. Broadway, or in fact Lower Broadway as it’s known by locals, is the home of dozens of rowdy honky tonks that feature live music 16+ hours a day, 365 days a year. All these venues are located in the same five block area and whether it’s classic or new country, Lower Broadway has something for you. All the bars on Lower Broad are 21 and up and at pretty much all times completely packed full of people. If your coming from out of town and looking to party, this is the place.

Away from Broadway but still downtown, Printer’s Alley is another great and classic nightlife district. Printer’s dates back to the 1940s and has a long history of law bending and live music that any Nashville bar-goer will find irresistible.

Not looking to party but still want to check out Downtown Nashville? Well there’s the Ryman, a number of great restaurants and a walk across the Cumberland River on the Pedestrian Bridge is a great activity at anytime of day.

Gorgeous view of Downtown Nashville, the Cumberland River and Nissan Stadium Downtown Nashville
View of Acme Feed & Seed and the Batman Building in Downtown Nashville Acme Feed & Seed
Lots of people on Broadway in downtown Nashville Broadway
View of the crowd at a concert at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville Ryman Auditorium
Pedestrian Bridge at dusk The Pedestrian Bridge
Beautiful view of the Capitol during Spring in downtown Nashville The state capitol
Inside Tootsies Tootsies
A view of the convention center at night in downtown Nashville Convention Center
Honky Tonk Central on Broadway in downtown Nashville Honky Tonk Central
People on Broadway Broadway
View from inside Kid Rock's Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville Kid Rock's Honky Tonk
View of Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville during the day Bridgestone Arena
Famous mural of country music stars at Legend's in downtown Nashville Legends mural
View of Broadway from Ole Red's rooftop Broadway
Girl sitting at Schermerhorn Symphony fountain Schermerhorn fountain
The famous igloos at Bobby's Hotel during the winter Bobby Hotel
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Printer's Alley Printer's Alley
Robert's interior view from the back Robert's Western World


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