Celebrities are starting to take over the honky-tonk scene on Lower Broadway. What better way to celebrate being in Nashville than visiting some of the stars’ bars? Enjoy brilliant menus, 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! Without further ado—your celebrity bar crawl itinerary.
Celebrity Bar Crawl in Nashville
AJ’s Good Time Bar (Alan Jackson)
Photo Credit: AJ’s Good Time Bar
First things first: It’s time for a good time at AJ’s Good Time Bar. Start your celebrity bar crawl at Alan Jackson’s place, which features a a full-blown “world famous” tiki bar, a bar out of a boat, and multiple floors of live music.
FGL House (Florida Georgia Line)
Photo Credit: FGL House
From there, walk down towards the river and follow the signs for the Johnny Cash Museum off of 3rd Avenue. Across the street from the museum, you’ll see FGL House’s neon blue lights. 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 grub bar for snacks. FGL and other celebs have been known to stop by for pop-up shows on the weekdays.
Nashville Underground (Gavin DeGraw)
After that, cruise on over to Nashville Underground, just a few steps away from the Cumberland River. 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, live music on the first floor, over 40 big screen TVs, and a double-decker rooftop patio (including a green grass roof).
Redneck Riviera (John Rich)
“Country Done Comin’ To Town” across the street at John Rich’s Redneck Riviera. Make your way over 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 still itchin’ to have a little fun, walk a bit further and dive into Blake Shelton’s Ole Red on the corner of 3rd Avenue. Be ready for some country tunes, skyline views, and some shopping in the retail section.
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet)
Once you’ve had your fill of the “Boys ‘Round Here,” grab your shaker of salt and venture to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville for tropical cocktails, live singer-songwriters, and Caribbean cuisine. This was one of the first celebrity bars in Music City, kickstarting the trend on Lower Broadway.
Whiskey Row (Dierks Bentley)
At Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, there’s a good chance you’ll see Bentley 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” after this one, but it’s well worth it!
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.
Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk & Rock ‘n’ Roll Steakhouse
The building is just as big as the name at Kid Rock’s Big Ass 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, drink with the stars.