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
SandBar is a fun place for kids, dogs, and adults. The all-outdoor patio bar has two sand volleyball courts, a list of creative cocktails (and fun virgin options for children), and plenty of space for kids to roam around. Koko’s Ice Cream is also next door. Be sure to bring sand toys! More information.
The Band Box
From April to August, First Horizon 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. 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. 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.
All Ages Most of the Time
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+ on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 8:00pm. 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.
All ages are welcome to party here until 9:00pm, when it switches over to 21+ on Friday and Saturday. More information.
Broadway Brewhouse (Downtown)
This Brewhouse location—there are a handful scattered across the Nashville area—is great for big groups and is 21+ starting at 9:00pm. More information.
The End’s sister property welcomes music fans who have hit their 18th birthday, but some concerts are 21+. More information.
Florida Georgia Line’s spacious new live-music venue and restaurant is 21+ starting at 10:00pm (9:00pm during major events). Little Red Corvette, the basement lounge, is 21+ all the time. More information.
This fun midtown spot is 21+ on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 9:00pm. Head here for some serious ping pong or shuffleboard. 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 10:00pm. After that, it’s 21+. 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 10:00pm. On particularly crowded nights, 21+ starts at 9:00pm. 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 Lux Loft Experience is 21+ all the time. 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 and 21+ only. More information.
This casual neighborhood bar and restaurant currently has three Nashville locations, one in Melrose (21+ after 5:00pm), one in Sylvan Park (all ages at all times), and one in Capitol View (all ages at all times). This way for patios, burgers and craft beers.
Nudie’s Honky Tonk
“The Longest Bar in Nashville” is 21+ starting at 6:00pm. More information.
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.
Pins Mechanical Co.
For arcade games, bowling, and bocce ball, check out Pins Mechanical Co.! It’s 21+ starting at 8:00pm. 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 10:00pm. 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 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 6:00pm, which is when it turns 21+. More information.
The upstairs restaurant/stage area are all ages at all times unless there is a special event. The bars downstairs are always 21+. More information.
For a rowdier Broadway experience, check out Tequila Cowboy—it’s 21+ starting at 10:00pm. 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 9:00pm. More information.
Tin Roof Demonbreun
Tin Roof Demonbreun is 21+ starting at 10:00pm. For special events like concerts and fight nights, it’s 21+ all day—that’ll be noted in advance. 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.
6th and Peabody
6th and Peabody is a joint space featuring Ole Smoky Distillery and Yee-Haw Brewing Company. This family-friendly establishment is all ages at all times. To participate in tastings guests must be 21+. More information
All Ages with a Guardian
This Germantown brewery and 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+ to drink. More information.
East Nashville Beer Works
Bring the whole family to this small local brewery for delicious pints and pizzas. More information.
The George Jones
After touring the Ol’ Possum museum and grabbing a bite at the Smokehouse restaurant, take your family up to the rooftop for a view of Broadway below. 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.
This brewery welcomes all ages but warns that children left unattended will be given “a puppy and an espresso.” 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.
From Sunday through Thursday, Wildhorse is all ages (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s 21+ starting at 10:30pm. More information.
18 And Over All The Time
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.
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.
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.
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!