10 Live Music Clubs That Serve Food In Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville, the capital of the state of Tennessee in the USA, is located along the charming Cumberland River in the heart of the state. Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Radnor Lake State Park, Tennessee State Museum, Ryman Auditorium, The Tennessee State Capitol, and Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage are some of the outstanding attractions that make Nashville a famous tourist destination. Besides these tourist hotspots, Nashville is well-known as the capital of country music and is home to several music attractions, such as the Country Music Hall of Fame, the noteworthy Music Row district, the legendary Grand Ole Opry House, and more. If you love live music and you’re vacationing in Nashville, make sure you explore some of the best live music clubs that serve food in Nashville, Tennessee.

1. Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

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If you’re making a list of live music spots for your trip to Music City, add Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row to the top! This gastropub not only hosts incredible live music sets but there’s also a rooftop patio and a full dining menu with delicious eats. Order a signature cocktail to pair with classic bar food such as wings and fried pickles. For a more filling meal, try the whiskey burger or the 10-hour brisket sandwich.

Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

Address: 400 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

Website: Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 3am; Sat - Sun: 10am - 3am

2. The Bluebird Cafe

Line at The Bluebird Cafe -- 4104 Hillsboro Pike Nashville (TN) May 2014
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Although it looks small and unassuming on the outside, Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe is actually a local hotspot that is known worldwide. Besides hosting well-known artists, they also have an open mic night so out-of-towners and up-and-coming artists can sign up to play their music to a live audience. Food includes appetizers, entrees, baskets, and desserts. Order the Bluebird Basket, which includes chicken tenders, curly fries, and a buttermilk ranch dip. Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks are available.

The Bluebird Cafe

Address: 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

Website: The Bluebird Cafe

3. Barlines

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Posted by Barlines on Friday, January 20, 2017

Don’t leave Nashville without enjoying a live honkey-tonk music performance! Barlines hosts live music sets all week, and they offer a menu filled with delicious Southern food. Crowd favorites include the Nashville hot chicken sandwich, smoked brisket totchos, and Barlines BLT. Hand-crafted signature cocktails include Lynchburg lemonade, whiskey sour, and more, but a selection of draft beer is also available.


Address: 250 5th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203

Website: Barlines

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 4pm - 12am; Thu: 12pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 1am; Sun: 12pm - 11pm

4. 3rd and Lindsley

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No plans for the evening? Head to 3rd and Lindsley for dinner, drinks, and a good show! They host mainly country and folk music, and the crowd is always quite lively. Burgers, fried chicken, and quesadillas are all on the menu. Drinks include wines by the glass, domestic and craft beer, and a selection of cocktails.

3rd and Lindsley

Address: Downtown Business Centers II, 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210

Website: 3rd and Lindsley

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 12am; Sat - Sun: 6pm - 12am

5. Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

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Looking for a place to host a private party for your friends or a corporate event celebration with music and great food in Nashville? Then choose Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. It is famous as a prototypical honky-tonk in this city. Supreme nachos with chicken, buffalo chicken wings, and fried spear pickles are some of the delicacies which you can find at this lounge. Dance to the music together with your friends and enjoy a great time.

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

Address: 422 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Website: Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

Opening hours: 9:30am - 2am (daily)

6. Tequila Cowboy

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Posted by Tequila Cowboy on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tequila Cowboy club is an ideal place for an exciting party experience. Its fun-filled, dynamic ambiance makes it a perfect venue to spend time with your friends while listening to live music. An outstanding sound system, entertaining music, a great band, splendid lighting, karaoke singers, and scrumptious menu options will help you enjoy a fun dining experience. The staff here is also attentive and friendly.

Tequila Cowboy

Address: 305 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Website: Tequila Cowboy

Opening hours: Tue & Wed: 4pm - 12am, Thur - Sun: 11am - 3am ( Closed on Mon)

7. BB King's Blues Club

Live Music Clubs That Serve Food In Nashville, Tennessee
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If you are a lover of blues, classic soul, and rock and roll music, BB King’s Blues Club is the place for you. You can find it on 2nd Avenue, a few blocks away from the well-known Bridgestone Arena. You get a great restaurant, bar, and vibrant music club all in one! It’s known for its savory barbecues and Southern specialties. Fried chicken with delectable cheesy pasta and fresh veggies are some other plates that will please your taste buds. Music is performed on two stages at this club.

BB King's Blues Club

Address: 152 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Website: BB King’s Blues Club

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 10:30am - 11pm

8. The Valentine

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Posted by The Valentine Nashville on Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Experience the best music, scrumptious food, and vibrant ambiance by visiting The Valentine in Nashville. Music from the live band will definitely please you. Pair your drinks with delicious bar food, such as pretzels, chicken wings, loaded chips, tortillas, and more.

The Valentine

Address: 312 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Website: The Valentine

Opening hours: Wed: 2pm - 2am; Thu - Sun: 12pm - 2am (closed on Mon & Tue)

9. Rudy's Jazz Room

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Posted by Rudy's Jazz Room on Friday, May 26, 2017

Jazz is known to be one of the most popular music genres. So, if you want an authentic jazz experience in a vibrant ambiance, Rudy’s Jazz Room is the place to visit. Settle back in cozy seats and be entertained by the musicians. Savory traditional Creole cuisine and classic cocktails are some of the offerings at this club. You can enjoy happy hours here from Mondays through Thursdays.

Rudy's Jazz Room

Address: 809 Gleaves St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Website: Rudy’s Jazz Room

Opening hours: Sun - Tue: 5pm - 12am; Wed: 5pm - 1am; Thu - Sat: 5pm - 3am

10. The 5 Spot

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The 5 Spot is another establishment in Nashville that’s known for hosting live bands. If you are looking for rock and roll or any good music, this club is the perfect place to visit. Treat yourself to delicious snacks such as tacos, mozzarella sticks, chicken wings, pizza fries, chili cheese fries, and more. On top of that, the staff here is friendly, and the food and drinks are available at quite affordable rates.

The 5 Spot

Address: 1006 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, USA

Website: The 5 Spot

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 1pm - 3am; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 3am

Enjoy live music and great food in Nashville

All of these live music venues in the city offer amazing sets worth watching. So, take your pick from the places mentioned above while holidaying in Nashville!

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