6 Best Piano Bars In Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville is arguably America’s home of music. In fact, it’s nicknamed “Music City” and it has a long history of several different genres of music including country, blues, and bluegrass. Perhaps one of the many reasons why music is so predominant in Nashville is because it has amazing venues where live music can thrive, like the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville Opera and of course, Ryman Auditorium, home to the Grand Ole Oprey. Suffice it to say that Nashville has made live music a core part of the Nashville experience. So if you’re visiting the city sometime, try to book a stay in one of the unique hotels or hotels near nightlife. To get a taste of some of Nashville’s finest, check out these great piano bars in Nashville, Tennessee.

1. The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

If you’re looking for a music experience unlike any other in the city, then definitely check out Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar. The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar is not your average piano bar; it combines, music, comedy, sing-a-longs, and overall wild time. It’s also considered as a jazz bar! The concept is that there are two pianos on stage with performers “competing” with each other, playing music based solely upon audience request. Because of this, the night is always different so come, sing, dance have a drink and be merry at one of Nashville’s most unique piano bars.

The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

Address: 154 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Website: Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

Opening hours: Thurs - Sat: 8pm - 2am (closed on Sun - Wed)

2. FGL House

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Nashville is a party kind of a city and FGL House has you covered for those looking to party at any time of the day. FGL House has live music every single day with a focus on today’s hottest country trends. FGL House also serves some amazing southern style food with a little bit of a California twist, and on top of that, they have bars on each floor, serving craft beer and delicious cocktails. There’s also an amazing rooftop bar where you can catch a glimpse of the city skyline at night, so make sure to snap a few pictures for your Instagram.

FGL House

Address: 120 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Website: FGL House

Opening hours: 11am - 3am (daily)

3. V Lounge at Valentino's

Valentino’s is located right next to a hotel but is not actually part of it. It is one of Nashville’s finest Italian restaurants serving up some amazing dishes since 1991. The first level of the restaurant is your classic Italian eatery complete with a wine bar, tableclothed tables, and patrons enjoying their dishes but the second floor hosts some of Nashville’s most fun lounge bars. Catering to a little more of an “older” crowd, guests can come up here, enjoy some live entertainment and a few cocktails. Have a dance or two and maybe enjoy a little appetizer from the kitchen downstairs. The V Lounge at Valentino’s is a great way to spend an evening.

V Lounge at Valentino's

Address: 1907 West End Avenue. Nashville, TN 37203

Website: V Lounge at Valentino’s

Opening hours: 5pm - 10pm (daily)

4. Sambuca

Sambuca is all about the atmosphere. Combining things like delicious food, live music, and great drinks is a recipe for a fun and successful night out and Sambuca definitely provides that. Sambuca has nightly live music as well as happy hour specials and if you’re planning a party with a large group of people, Sambuca also has you covered for a private, reserved spot. Have your bachelor or bachelorette party here or just show up for a fun night.


Address: 601 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Website: Sambuca

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

5. Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Photo credit: Angela Talley

Posted by Ray Stevens CabaRay on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom is one of the coolest piano bars in Nashville. The noticeable large portrait of Mr. Lowery sits above the bar and is definitely a statement piece. Bill Lowery is an important figure in the music industry as he is responsible for a lot of local talent including Ray Stevens, the man for whom the CabaRay Showroom is named after. Enjoy dinner and a show at Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom.

Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom

Address: 5724 River Rd, Nashville, TN 37209, USA

Website: Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 9am - 5pm; Thurs - Sat: 9am - 11am (closed on Sun)

6. Honky Tonk Central

Honky Tonk Central (West face)
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Honky Tonk Central is located in the heart of Nashville, on Lower Broadway, and it is three stories of live music, fun, and drinks. If you’re looking for some live music and a good time any day of the week, Honky Tonk Central is your destination for a good time. Book a private room for a party or come and enjoy some of Nashville’s tastiest food.

Honky Tonk Central

Address: 329 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Website: Honky Tonk Central

Opening hours: 11am - 3pm (daily)

Home of amazing music

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Nashville is home to tons and tons of amazing live music. If you’re out visiting this great city, then, by all means, make sure to head to some of these wonderful piano bars for a night of live music, great food, and delicious cocktails. Be sure to check out the best juice bars and karaoke bars in the area as well!

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