Did you get stuck with the impossible task of planning an outing for a group with a mix of ages, like a bachelorette party with one attendee under 21 or a group of beer-craving adults with kids in tow? From honky tonk bars to comedy clubs to music venues, this all ages and 18+ guide will help you navigate Nashville’s party scene to score maximum fun for all.
NOTE: During special events, especially CMA Fest, age restrictions may be enacted earlier. Please call ahead to confirm based on your specific date. Hours are subject to change.
All Ages All The Time
The Band Box
From April to September, First Tennessee Park hosts Nashville’s minor league baseball team, The Sounds, and fans of all ages. The stadium’s right-field Band Box offers a variety of upscale food vendors plus games like corn hole, ping-pong, shuffleboard and more. More information.
At this world-famous music venue, you have to be 21 to sit at the bar; otherwise, all ages are welcome. Keep in mind: The place is small, so the sound may be loud for babies and young children. More information.
Under-21 patrons at this all-ages music venue are welcome but asked not to sit at the bar. More information.
Fat Bottom Brewery
With a restaurant and bier garden, the new location of this local brewery was designed for groups of all ages. Dogs are welcome, too. More information.
Hard Rock Café
Nashville’s installment of this famous chain serves up live music in addition to a full menu. Thursday nights are reserved for live band karaoke. More information.
Listening Room Café
The new SoBro location has separated the music and food/bar into two rooms; there might be 21+ restrictions in the future, but for now it’s come one, come y’all. More information.
This is another Broadway option with live music and straightforward fare. Order a namesake marg minus the tequila if you’re under 21. More information.
Leave the drinks to the 21+ crowd and the hottest level of chicken—called Poultrygeist—to the most daring eaters. More information.
At this casual hotspot, you can do it all: eat (breakfast, lunch, dinner), drink (coffee, booze) and play (bowling, bocce). The outdoor pool area is 21+. More information.
Puckett’s on Church
Live local music and classic Southern comfort food go hand in hand at Puckett’s downtown location. More information.
Rock Bottom Brewery
While out on Broadway, satisfy pretty much any craving here—wings, steak, burgers, tacos, pizza and more. More information.
The Row Kitchen & Pub
Come here for a Southern-inspired breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or late-night snack—plus live music every night starting at 6pm. More information.
Suzy Wong’s House of Yum
Take your group to Suzy Wong’s for Drag’n Brunch, where you’ll get Asian-fusion cuisine along with live entertainment from the “Play Mates” of the neighboring Play Dance Bar. More information.
Two Old Hippies
This free-spirited shop has a built-in live music venue, with free performances five nights a week. More information.
All Ages Most of the Time
Acme Feed and Seed
This popular Broadway joint is part honky-tonk, part restaurant, part rooftop. Acme is 21+ on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 7pm. More information.
The George Jones
After touring the Ol’ Possum museum and grabbing a bite at the Smokehouse restaurant, take your group up to the rooftop for a view of Broadway below. The outdoor bar is 21+ starting at 10pm. More information.
Tucked inside the Omni Hotel, Barlines hosts live music seven nights a week; with several big screens, it’s also a great gathering spot on game day. Barlines is 21+ starting at 8:30pm. More information.
All ages are welcome to party here until 9pm, when it switches over to 21+. More information.
Tootsies Orchid Lounge
One of Broadway’s most popular destinations, Tootsies, gets crowded early. If you’re under 21, you’ll have to check it out prior to 7pm! More information.
Broadway Brewhouse (Downtown)
This Brewhouse location—there are five scattered across the Nashville area—is great for big groups, and it’s 21+ starting at 9pm. More information.
Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar
Jason Aldean’s spot on Lower Broadway is all ages until the clock hits 10:00pm. After that, it’s 21+. If there’s a special event downtown, though, 21+ kicks in at 9:00pm. More information.
Florida Georgia Line’s spacious new live-music venue and restaurant is 21+ starting at 10pm (9pm during major events). Little Red Corvette, the basement lounge, is 21+ all the time. More information.
Blake Shelton’s “swanky tonk” bar on Lower Broadway is all ages until 9:00pm every night of the week. More information.
Luke’s 32 Bridge
Luke’s 32 Bridge, Luke Bryan’s bar and restaurant, is all ages until 10:00pm. On particularly crowded nights, 21+ starts at 9:00pm. More information.
Honky Tonk Central
At this lively, towering honky-tonk on Broadway, the 21+ rule kicks in around 8pm. More information.
AJ’s Good Time Bar
Alan Jackson’s bar located in the oldest building on Broadway is 21 and over only after 6pm. More information.
21+ here goes into effect at 6pm. Out-of-towners: Bring an old license plate to add to their collection and get a Budweiser on the house. More information.
Mellow Mushroom (Broadway)
Mellow Mushroom allows all ages and families before 8pm on the first and second floors. The roof is 21+ at all times. More information.
Marathon Music Works
Most Marathon shows are all ages, but double-check the specific show you want to attend because occasionally they are 18+. The VIP Tito’s Lounge Experience is 21+ all the time, as is the adjacent bar, William Collier’s. More information.
This fun midtown spot is 21+ on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 9pm. Head here for some serious ping pong or shuffleboard. More information.
This casual neighborhood bar and restaurant currently has three Nashville locations, one in Melrose (21+ after 5pm), one in Sylvan Park (21+ after 9pm), and one in Capitol View (21+ after 9pm). This way for patios, burgers and craft beers. More information.
Nudie’s Honky Tonk
“The Longest Bar in Nashville” is 21+ starting at 6pm. More information.
Rippy’s Bar & Grill
Rippy’s—which has a dining room, an area with flat screens and a rooftop patio—is 21+ starting at 11pm. More information.
Robert’s Western World
Hit up this classic honky-tonk on Broadway for dancing and old-school country music. It’s 21+ starting at 6pm. More information.
Skull’s Rainbow Room
Located in the historic Printers Alley, Skull’s is 21+ starting at 9pm. It transforms into a burlesque venue every night, so it’s more suitable for bachelor/bachelorette groups than youngsters. More information.
Cram your all-ages group into The Stage until the clock strikes 6pm, which is when it turns 21+. More information.
Though primarily a restaurant with live music upstairs, The Stillery is 21+ starting at 10pm on Friday and Saturday. More information.
From Thursday through Saturday, The Sutler is 21+ starting at 8pm in both the upstairs restaurant/stage area and The Cellar lounge downstairs. More information.
For a rowdier Broadway experience, check out Tequila Cowboy—it’s 21+ starting at 10pm. More information.
Third and Lindsley
Shows here are generally all ages, but some shows are 18+ so be sure to check when you purchase your ticket. More information.
Tin Roof Broadway
Tin Roof’s Broadway location is 21+ starting at 9pm. More information.
Tin Roof Demonbreun
Tin Roof Demonbreun is 21+ starting at 10pm. For special events like concerts and fight nights, it’s 21+ all day—that’ll be noted in advance. More information.
While its free retro arcade games entice groups of all ages during the day, Two Bits is 21+ starting at 9pm. More information.
A newer party spot on Broadway, the four-story Valentine is 21+ starting at 9pm. More information.
Indulge your inner superstar at this karaoke joint, which is 21+ starting at 10pm. More information.
All Ages with a Guardian
This Germantown brewery’s taproom is kid- and pet-friendly. Bring your own food for a little picnic. More information.
All ages are welcome, though you must be 21 or older to drink. More information.
East Nashville Beer Works
Bring the whole family to this small local brewery for delicious pints and pizzas. More information.
Children are welcome in Jackalope’s taproom—ask your server for a pair of Jackalope antlers for the kids in your group. More information.
The Station Inn
Minors can enjoy The Station Inn’s live bluegrass performances as long as they have an adult chaperone. More information.
Tennessee Brew Works
Bust out the board games or enjoy the live band at this popular brewery. Their food menu is also top-notch. More information.
While the golf games are a focal point, this spot has a restaurant and bar, sundeck, and a live music venue. Anyone under 16, or under 18 after 9pm, must be supervised by someone over 21. More information.
From Sunday through Thursday, Wildhorse is all ages (under 18 accompanied by an adult). On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s 21+ starting at 10pm. More information.
18 And Over All The Time
12th and Porter
While this venue is 18+ most of the time, the age limit is determined on a show-by-show basis. Many bands who play here have a younger fan base; these shows are all ages. More information.
The East Room
Head to this East Nashville venue for rock music, comedy nights, dance parties and theater performances fit for the 18+ crowd. More information.
Anyone 18+ can rock out at this classic dive club. More information.
The End’s sister property welcomes music fans who have hit their 18th birthday. More information.
Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom & The High Watt
Most shows at the Cannery Row complex are 18+, although a few every month are all ages. More information.
Play Dance Bar
This gay bar and dance club is the perfect answer for those who can’t get into the 21+ Tribe next door. More information.
Third Coast Comedy Club
Many shows here—the only Nashville club dedicated to all comedic art forms—contain adult content. If you have any concerns, reach out to the club directly. More information.
This local comedy institution is 18+ for admittance and 21+ to drink. More information.
Did we leave off a fun bar or venue that allows the under 21 crowd? Let us know in the comments!