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.
ALL AGES ALL THE TIME
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 welcomes all ages but warns that children left unattended will be given “a puppy and an espresso.” All locations (East Nashville, Music Row, Germantown, 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
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!