All Ages and 18+ Guide

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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 age restrictions may be enacted earlier. Please call ahead to confirm based on your specific date. Hours are subject to change.


Fat Bottom Brewery

Fat Bottom Brewery

With a restaurant and expansive outdoor space, the location of this local brewery was designed for groups of all ages. Dogs are welcome, too. More information.


This neighborhood bar and restaurant currently has three Nashville locations, including Melrose, Sylvan Park, and Capitol View. This way for patios, burgers, and craft beers.

Bearded Iris

The Germantown and Sylvan Park taprooms are kid- and pet-friendly all the time.

Bluebird Café

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.

East Nashville Beer Works

Bring the whole family to this small local brewery for delicious pints and pizzas. All ages, all the time. More information.

City Winery

Under-21 patrons at this all-ages music venue are welcome but asked not to sit at the bar. More information.

Listening Room Café

The new SoBro location has separated the music and food/bar into two rooms. To sit at the bar you must be 21+. Other than that, it’s come one, come y’all. More information.

Party Fowl

Leave the drinks to the 21+ crowd and the hottest level of chicken—called Poultrygeist—to the most daring eaters of any age. More information.

Pinewood Social

At this casual hotspot, you can do it all: eat (breakfast, lunch, dinner), drink (coffee, booze), and play (bowling, bocce ball). 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.

TailGate Brewery

TailGate Brewery welcomes all ages but warns that children left unattended will be given “a puppy and an espresso.” All locations (East NashvilleMusic RowGermantown, West) are all ages with a guardian.

Tennessee Brew Works

Bust out the board games or enjoy the live band at this popular brewery that is all ages. The food menu is also top-notch. More information. 

6th and Peabody

6th and Peabody is a joint space featuring Ole Smoky Distillery and Yee-Haw Brewing Company. This family-friendly establishment is for all ages at all times. To participate in tastings guests must be 21+. More information 

Honky Tonks and Bars Downtown

Famous Nashville

Famous Nashville

Get out of the hubbub on Lower Broadway and venture to Famous Nashville on 2nd Avenue. This place is spacious with incredible views of the Titans stadium and the Cumberland River. Famous is 21+ starting at 6:00pm. More information.

Acme Feed and Seed

This popular Broadway joint is part honky-tonk, part restaurant, part rooftop. Acme is 21+ at 8:00pm. Some floors may have specific age restrictions throughout the week. More information.

AJ’s Good Time Bar

Alan Jackson’s bar located in the oldest building on Broadway is 21+ after 6:00pm. More information.

Hard Rock Café

Nashville’s installment of this famous chain serves up live music in addition to a full menu. Plus, it is all ages all the time. More information.

Honky Tonk Central

At this lively, towering honky-tonk on Broadway, the 21+ rule kicks in around 8:00pm. More information.

Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar

Jason Aldean’s spot on Lower Broadway is all ages until the clock hits 9:00pm. After that, it’s 21+. The rooftop is always 21+ Thursday through Sunday. More information.

Layer Cake

Layer Cake, one of Downtown Nashville’s latest spots to open, offers four floors of all ages fun! More information. 


21+ here goes into effect at 6:00pm. Before 6:00pm everyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. More information.

Luke’s 32 Bridge

Luke’s 32 Bridge, Luke Bryan’s bar and restaurant, is all ages until 9:00pm. On particularly crowded nights, 21+ starts earlier. More information.

Nudie’s Honky Tonk

“The Longest Bar in Nashville” is 21+ starting at 6:00pm. More information.

Ole Red

Blake Shelton’s “swanky tonk” bar on Lower Broadway is all ages until 9:00pm every night of the week. After 9:00pm it’s 21+. 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 8:00pm. 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 6:00pm. More information.

Skull’s Rainbow Room

Located in the historic Printers Alley, Skull’s is 21+ starting at 9:00pm. It transforms into a burlesque venue every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, so it’s more suitable for bachelor/bachelorette groups than youngsters. More information.

The Stage

Cram your all-ages group into The Stage until the clock strikes 6:00pm, which is when it turns 21+. More information.

Tin Roof (Broadway)

Tin Roof’s Broadway location is 21+ at night starting at 7:00pm—times changes for special events. 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 7:00pm. More information.

Wildhorse Saloon

Wildhorse Saloon is all ages (most hours) every day of the week until 9:00pm, then it’s 21+. More information.

18 and over most of the time



This local comedy institution is 18+ for admittance and 21+ to drink. 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.

The End

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, but some concerts are 21+. 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+. More information.

Play Dance Bar

This gay bar and dance club (18+) is the perfect answer for those who can’t get into the 21+ Tribe next door. More information.

The Big Drag Bus

One of Nashville’s most popular attractions, The Big Drag Bus, is 18+ all the time. IDs are required to board the bus. 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.

The Station Inn

Minors can enjoy The Station Inn’s live bluegrass performances as long as they have an adult chaperone. More information.

Fun Places for All Ages most of the time

Pins Mechanical Co.

Pins Mechanical Co.

For arcade games, bowling, and bocce ball, check out Pins Mechanical Co.! It’s 21+ starting at 8:00pm. More information.


While the golf games are a focal point, this spot has a restaurant and bar, sundeck, and a live music venue. Guests 16 and under must be accompanied by someone 21+ at all hours. Anyone under 18 after 9:00pm, must be supervised by someone 21+. More information.

Did we leave off a fun bar or venue that allows the under 21 crowd? Let us know in the comments! 

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