Well well well, we see you are back again for another round of the “What to do in Nashville” game that we’ve become so used to here at the Nashville Bar Bike Blog. So you want to find out what celebrities own which bars and restaurants in the area? Or did you already have our blog bookmarked and are a regular visitor? Either way, get ready to find out the what’s what owned by the who’s who in Music City. More specifically, get ready to read about all the country stars you love and how they opened a bar on or near the Broadway strip.
Around here, one walk down the strip will show you that music is one of the more important parts of what keeps the city running. From Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop to the Ryman Auditorium, music and those who create it remain the heartbeat of Nashville. Any time spent in Nashville will show you that the Broadway strip is something like the power source of Nashville. Keep on reading to find out what some of the greats have made for us to enjoy on Broadway.
Before you take off to find out how many of these bars you can fit into one trip, don’t forget to bookmark the Nashville Bar Bike Blog page so you can access all of our content easily. We just want to make your trip easier and there’s a bit of something for everyone here on the blog. Now, on to our compilation of Nashville’s celebrity owned bars and venues!
Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa
First up, one of our favorites on the list is Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa, Tex Mex + Cantina. Try though you might, missing the giant pink neon signs on Broadway in Nashville. Come on inside for a “little taste of Texas in Tennessee” and enjoy the time of your life at Nashville’s first female country artists to own a restaurant on the strip. Four levels, multiple bars/stages and plenty of room for your whole crew, Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa is a force to be reckoned with here in Nashville. Girl power takes form at this restaurant and you will find yourself craving menu options like the Casa Rosa Fish plate before you know it.
Kid Rock’s Big A** Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse
Five floors, four stages and six bars prove that Texas isn’t the only place to go when you’re hunting for something bigger at Kid Rock’s Big A** Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse. Covering more space than the name alone, this restaurant, bar and venue is just like Kid Rock, completely outrageous. Find this steakhouse on 3rd & Broadway and don’t miss out on one second of the party from any floor. We hear the view of Nashville from floor five is one grand experience. Whatever you might have heard about Kid Rock, you can guarantee that he knows how to throw one heck of a shin dig and his Big A**Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse is no exception to that rule.
If you are one of those people who doesn’t automatically jump up to start singing along when they hear the first few notes to Jimmy Buffet’s classic hit, Margaritaville then this particular section is not for you. For those who can’t get enough of the song and sentiment behind it (no matter how many time it gets stuck in your head) get stoked for an experience that can’t be beat. Located on Broadway about two minutes from the Ryman, escape from all reality at Margaritaville for themed meals and drinks that will have you forgetting all your worries. Who knows, you might like it so much that you plan your wedding or family reunion at the restaurant’s semi-private event spaces. No one seems to be able to resist the power of this song, or the venue named after. What’s better than a photo op of you drinking margaritas at Margaritaville?
Owned by brothers Gavin and Joey Degraw, the National Underground boasts the largest double deck rooftop on Broadway. Enjoy Nashville inspired cuisine all made by locally sourced ingredients. Fitting right in to Nashville’s sense of community, National Underground says you won’t find a better plate of Southern food in all of Downtown. Go check out the space and see if the hype is true, maybe even look into their exclusive V.I.P. packages.
Jason Aldean’s Kitchen & Rooftop Bar
Known for being the go-to spot for business meetings and corporate parties, Jason Aldean’s Kitchen & Rooftop Bar near the Ryman Auditorium on Broadway is where Jason fans have been gathering since 2018. Try out drinks from a menu that was personally cultivated by Aldead himself. Spend a moment or two trying to pick out all of the song themed decorations, start with the giant green tractor behind the bar. Real fans will understand and new fans will want to keep coming in for the epic food selection at Jason Aldean’s Kitchen & Rooftop Bar.
Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink
Along with live music, amazing cocktail specials and live music that provides the prime soundtrack for any occasion, Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink is also where you want to go for a fresh sushi roll. All other incredible qualities that this bar/restaurant/venue hosts are why you will want to walk inside. The sushi bar is why you won’t be able to stop thinking about the location. See what we mean for yourself and stop by sometime, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NashvilleBarBike to let us know that we sent you!
Only a moment’s walk from Broadway, the FGL House is the perfect excuse to turn off of the main strip for a bit. Live music, a team of hosts ready to seat even the largest last minute party AND a Florida Georgia Line inspired Whiskey. Smile while reading through a list of 90’s inspired drinks and boogie to the newest and greatest country music on one of Nashville’s giant rooftop bars. Party (almost) all night and all day long at the FGL House.
AJ’s Good Time Bar
Lower Broadway is thrilled to be the end of the strip that AJ’s Good Time Bar resides on. Alan Jackson has remained a staple part of not just Nashville’s music scene but the entire country and western scene in general. You’d be hard pressed to find a country music lover who doesn’t tear up a little when “Remember When” comes on the radio. Come on out sometime and experience three floors of Honky Tonk heaven, voted number one by Billboard Magazine at AJ’s Good Time Bar. We can’t say for sure that you will end up having a good time but hey, it is in the name.
Dierks Whiskey Row
Bragging about being unlike any other gastropub you will find in the country, Dierks Whiskey Row is a crowded but quaint little slice of paradise that has a brunch menu that is out of this world. Check out their Dierks Scramble, top of the brunch menu and one of our favorite dishes to enjoy, or red velvet waffles for something new. Inspired by the man himself, Dierks Whiskey Row sits among the greats easily and you won’t have to stay long to figure out why.
Classic in appearance and execution, Redneck Riviera looks like that little dive bar you spent a spell at once or twice but can’t quite remember the name of. Inspired by John Rich and his love for what makes America his home, Redneck Riviera gives that sense of “home” from the moment you walk in. Forget that the hustle and bustle of downtown Nashville for a few hours at the Redneck Riviera, a calm setup in the midst of Broadway’s hectic atmosphere.
Have you ever tried “Redneck” nachos before? If the answer is “yes” then you have already taken a trip to Ole Red on Broadway. If the answer is “no” then you have a reason to check out Blake Shelton’s Nashville restaurant location. Fitting in to Nashville’s music scene seamlessly, Ole Red boasts being THE stage that your new favorite country musicians are playing at. With tunes that will end up stuck in your head and drinks/food that cannot be easily upstaged, Ole Red is the place to spend any night with friends.
So now you have it, yet another set of reasons to plan a trip to Nashville, or just an excuse to spend the entire visit bar hopping on Broadway. All of Nashville has a sort of ambiance to the area that is undeniable to anyone who steps foot within city limits but there is something particularly special about Broadway. More than music, food and activities available on the strip, Broadway has been part of why people flock to this area for years. Even here on the Nashville Bar Bike Blog, we are the slightest bit obsessed with the area. If you would like to learn more about Broadway Street in general, you are in for a treat! We have covered the subject at least twice already, even featuring an interview with a cowboy who worked on the strip back in the 80’s. When it has to do with Nashville, we have probably covered it already or are well on the way to getting it done. Here at Nashville Bar Bike, we are passionate about the city we can’t get enough of and can’t wait to tell you about it. Cheers to another article read and (even though you probably have already) don’t forget to bookmark the blog page and check back often for more on what to do, eat and drink while vacationing in Nashville.
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