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Top nightclub recommendations from locals

Rock Club
“Tootsie's is the most classic Nashville music venue ever! Everyone who is anyone has played here...there pictures are up on the wall. A CLASSIC honkytonk!”
  • 214 locals recommend
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“Snacks & a full bar served in a relaxed hangout that hosts live bands & weekly dance parties.”
  • 201 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Music ! Not much seating, it’s mostly standing. Full bar. 917 Woodland St.”
  • 102 locals recommend
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“If you want true blue, non-touristy Nashville music, this is the spot. It is located in the Gulch in its original location which is now surrounded with shiny high rises and yuppie shops. The station inn is not any of that. It is great music with a great vibe. No advance tickets. Just show up.”
  • 133 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Super cute place in 5 points with a delicious after hours menu available until 2am and a happening patio!”
  • 99 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Unpretentious neighborhood watering hole with draft beer, sandwiches, a wooden deck & a pool table. Great place to kick back and watch the game. Definitely a dive where all the locals hang. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
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“Great Night Life spot. kids are allowed with parents until the time of 10 p.m., ”
  • 80 locals recommend
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“Eclectic bar-you never know who you might see in this Christmas-y double wide dive bar. Go for late night Karaoke.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
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“The Sutler: Need a break from Broadway but still want to hear some really really good music, check out the Sutler’s live music calendar to see who is playing. Also a great place to grab lunch or dinner. Crazy good meat loaf and a fantastic mac n cheese. And the Sunday brunch Bloody Mary bar is over the top!”
  • 76 locals recommend
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“Vibey spot behind a bed & breakfast featuring craft cocktails, seasonal bites & a large amazing patio with a fireplace and firepit to sit and chat around.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Always playing at the historic Melrose theatre-turned-restaurant on 8th: impressive food and fun cocktails in one of the most romantic settings in Nashville. Chef Kyle Patterson continues to shine since his promotion to executive chef in 2016. Must tries? A captivating cheese and charcuterie board, the ricotta agnolotti with fried capers, and the scallops with spinach orzotto. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Music club with Cajun cuisine & blues presented 7 nights per week in Mardi Gras–themed surroundings. Make reservations and reserve a seat on upstairs bar. Great bands play after 10 p.m. This club is in the historic Printers Alley of Broadway.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Music Venue
“I've seen some of the best indie rock/indie pop shows in Nashville at The Basement. It's usually a $5 cover charge and totally worth it.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Mercy is actually two different venues. Cannery Ballroom is the larger of the two, an airy, open auditorium with a bar that stretches nearly its full length. And then there’s its little sister, the High Watt, which tends to host more regional acts in a more intimate setting. Both are well-loved by locals for solid vibes, a killer view, and some of the strongest cocktails money can buy.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Although this restaurant is not unique to Nashville, this is a favorite hang out in the Gulch. Perfect for sitting on their patio and people watching! ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“"Rustic hangout featuring drink deals & simple pub grub, with live music most nights." - Google reviews ”
  • 33 locals recommend