A Look Inside: The Country

January 15, 2018 | Advertising Disclosure | Our Partners may be mentioned in this article.

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UPDATE 01/15/18: The Country is now The Local and under new management. 

The Country, a new bar and music joint, officially opened on¬†Friday, September 18, 2015 at 110 28th Avenue North next door to Jed’s Sports Bar & Grille. John Leonard, owner of Jed’s, is behind the new venture, which is the first dedicated place for live music in the West End area.

‚ÄúMusic has been a huge part of my life and is a pillar of this city,” says Leonard. “My mother taught me piano when I was a child and I still play to this day. To open a music venue in Nashville has always been a dream of mine; I‚Äôm¬†incredibly¬†excited to have the opportunity to add The Country to our city, and specifically to the West End neighborhood where we’ve had such great success with our first bar,¬†Jed‚Äôs Sports Bar & Grille.‚ÄĚ

The Atmosphere

The 3000-square-foot space is rustic, with¬†a large steel and granite bar, a reclaimed wood back bar, and industrial lighting. There’s seating for about 50 people inside and 30 on the large patio, along with plenty of standing room.¬†¬†The artwork on the walls was created by co-owner Pamela Leonard, which incorporates original musical patents including the banjo, microphone,¬†guitar and gramophone. The stage and sound system are ready for nightly live music, ranging from local writers in-the-round¬†to¬†cover bands playing country favorites. Make sure to visit the restroom to see the whiskey-inspired sinks.

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What’s Pourin’

While there are a handful of food items on the menu, The Country is mostly focused on music and drinks. There are 24 local and regional brews on draft and a bar full of spirits.

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The Country Details

For more information about The Country, visit their official website. 

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