Celebrities and country music stars have taken over the honky-tonk scene on Lower Broadway. What better way to celebrate being in Nashville than visiting some of the stars’ bars? Enjoy delicious food and drinks, skyline-high rooftops, top-notch live music, and memorabilia at each spot. Don’t fret—these bars are still just as rowdy and fun as the other honky-tonks, but with a little extra touch from those who dreamed them up. Who knows, maybe you’ll even run into a star visiting their own bar! Here is Nashville Guru’s guide to the top celebrity bars in Downtown Nashville.
Celebrity Bar Crawl in Nashville
Luke’s 32 Bridge (Luke Bryan)
At the heart of Broadway, you’ll find Luke’s 32 Bridge. The 30,000-square-foot entertainment destination features six levels, eight bars, three stages, and two restaurants serving delicious food and drinks. Head up to the top for one of Downtown’s largest rooftop patios.
Whiskey Row (Dierks Bentley)
At Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, there’s a good chance you’ll see Bentley himself grabbing a drink or getting up on stage a time or two if he’s in town. The multi-story bar has live music on two floors, a rooftop DJ, and VIP booths at night. You may be feeling a little drunk on a plane here, but it’s well worth it.
Casa Rosa (Miranda Lambert)
Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa is Broadway’s first female artist bar and restaurant! Hang out here to enjoy a little taste of Texas in Tennessee. Expect Tex-Mex favorites and refreshing beer, wine, and cocktails.
FGL House (Florida Georgia Line)
If you walk down towards the river and follow the signs for the Johnny Cash Museum you’ll see FGL House. Florida Georgia Line’s bar is full of quotes from the band, live music on the first and third floor, a partially heated rooftop, and a full-service kitchen. FGL and other celebs have been known to stop by for pop-up shows on the weekdays.
Twelve Thirty Club (Justin Timberlake)
The Twelve Thirty Club, situated at Fifth + Broadway, is a restaurant and bar concept in partnership with Justin Timberlake. The Honky Tonk on the ground floor has a laidback atmosphere with live music, craft cocktails, and great bar food.
Nashville Underground (Gavin DeGraw)
Just a few steps away from the Cumberland River you’ll find Nashville Underground. Brothers Gavin and Joey DeGraw paired up to bring this spot to life. Nashville Underground is the perfect place to set the city on fire, with tasty bites, bowling on the first floor, over 40 big-screen TVs, and a double-decker rooftop patio.
AJ’s Good Time Bar (Alan Jackson)
It’s time for a good time at AJ’s Good Time Bar! Alan Jackson’s place features a full-blown “world-famous” tiki bar, a bar out of a boat, and multiple floors of live music.
Redneck Riviera (John Rich)
Make your way over to John Rich’s Redneck Riviera for a dose of live music and a space dedicated to celebrating the men and women who serve. Rich is heavily involved with RNR, so don’t be surprised if you bump elbows at the bar.
Ole Red (Blake Shelton)
If you’re itchin’ to have a little fun, head on over to Blake Shelton’s Ole Red on the corner of 3rd Avenue. Be ready for country tunes, skyline views, and great memorabilia shopping in the retail section.
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet)
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville is where you’ll find tropical cocktails, live singer-songwriters, and Caribbean cuisine. This was one of the first celebrity bars in Music City which kickstarted the trend on Lower Broadway.
Jason Aldean’s Restaurant + Rooftop Bar
For Amarillo Sky views, check out the rooftop at Jason Aldean’s Restaurant + Rooftop Bar. The Southern cooking and live music won’t disappoint either. People rave about their bison sliders!
Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk and Rock ‘n’ Roll Steakhouse
The building is just as big as the name at Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk and Rock ‘n’ Roll Steakhouse, which can accommodate almost 2,000 people. There are five floors, four stages, six bars, and a rooftop bar. Give a toast to the sun, and drink with the stars!
Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks)
The Friends in Low Places bar by Garth Brooks will open Summer 2023, in the former location of Paradise Park. The 40,000-square-foot establishment will feature three floors of entertainment, multiple bars, and a place where “everybody’s got good manners”.
Chief’s (Eric Church)
In Fall 2023, you can hang out at Eric Church’s bar, Chief’s! Guests can expect a six-story bar, music venue, and whole-hog barbecue from James Beard Award winner Rodney Scott.
Hank Williams Jr. Boogie Bar.
Hank Williams Jr. Boogie Bar will be taking over the space previously occupied by Crossroads, located between AJ’s Good Time Bar and the Ernest Tubb Record Shop. The opening date has not been announced.