Hoping to spot some country stars while visiting Nashville? Head down to Lower Broadway, and you're guaranteed see nearly a dozen of Nashville's biggest names — on signs in front of their own bars.
Over the last few years, celebrity bars have taken over Nashville's famed row of honky-tonks. Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Kid Rock have all put their stamp on multi-level watering holes serving the city's main tourist strip.
Here's a quick guide to the biggest bars on the block — though we're pretty sure you'll see the signs.
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Blake Shelton's Ole Red
Country superstar Shelton has been known to pop up at his signature Nashville "Swanky Tonk," one of several national locations he's opened with Opry owners Ryman Hospitality Properties.
300 Broadway, www.olered.com/nashville/
Jason Aldean's Kitchen + Rooftop Bar
The "Dirt Road Anthem" singer's four-level mega-bar houses a John Deere tractor, suspended Chevy pickup truck and the massive "My Kinda Party" rooftop patio.
307 Broadway, www.jasonaldeansnashville.com
Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row
Bentley's chain of Arizona bars expanded to a fourth location in Nashville. The 3 story venue features a rooftop bar, "American Gastropub" cuisine and an extensive whiskey selection.
400 Broadway, www.dierkswhiskeyrow.com/nashville-tn/
Luke's 32 Bridge Food + Drink
A massive Lower Broadway complex for one of country's stadium stars: Luke Bryan. Luke's 32 Bridge Food + Drink spans six levels and 30,000 square feet, with six bars, four stages, and two restaurants offering everything from hot chicken to poke bowls.
301 Broadway, www.lukes32bridge.com
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FGL is named for "bro-country" stars Florida Georgia Line, who run this popular spot just off Lower Broadway on Third Avenue. The "Cruise" rooftop and "Sundaze" brunch are just two features named after the duo's mountain of hits.
120 3rd Ave. S, www.fglhouse.com
Kid Rock’s Big A** Honky Tonk & Rock ‘n’ Roll Steakhouse
The name of the bar Kid Rock opened in Nashville sure is a mouthful — and so is the 36-ounce "Tomahawk Ribeye" that graces the meat-heavy menu. The polarizing rocker's five-floor behemoth can host nearly 2,000 of his fans.
221 Broadway, https://kidrockshonkytonkandsteakhouse.com
A.J.'s Good Time Bar
If the name didn't tip you off, A.J. — a.k.a. Alan Jackson — is keeping things a little more low-key on Lower Broadway. The Country Music Hall of Famer's three-story throwback bar plays "the kind of country music that made Nashville famous," with karaoke every night starting at 7 p.m.
421 Broadway, www.ajsgoodtimebar.com
John Rich's Redneck Riviera
Rich (of Big & Rich) opened his three-story "Riviera" on Lower Broadway with two live music stages, a DJ on the roof and a bar on every floor, two of which are "Heroes" bars that offer special by-one-get-one free prices to first responders, veterans and active duty military personnel.
208 Broadway, www.redneckrivieranashville.com
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Miranda Lambert's Casa Rosa
Longview, TX-native and fanatic of singalongs, wine and Tex-Mex cuisine Miranda Lambert's Casa Rosa is a four-level (including rooftop) establishment that includes a gift shop, performance and karaoke stage, restaurant, and rooftop space highlighting numerous favorite pastimes of the Academy of Country Music's 2022 Entertainer of the Year.
308 Broadway, https://casarosanashville.com/
Coming soon are...
Garth Brook's Friends In Low Places
Tentatively scheduled for 2023 is the opening of Garth Brooks' "Friends In Low Places," a four-level honky-tonk, gift shop and restaurant. "It'll sound like a Garth Brooks concert in there: undeniably all country music...It will be the Chick-Fil-A of honky-tonks. I want a thumpin', crazy place where people feel good -- but they're also safe, loved, comfortable and are treated well with good manners," Brooks exclusively told The Tennessean.
411 Broadway, https://thegarthspot.square.site/
Chief's from Eric Church
2023 will see country mega-star Eric Church bringing James Beard Award-winning pitmaster Rodney Scott's Whole Hog Carolina-style BBQ to Lower Broadway. Chief's will be the 2020 CMA Entertainer of the Year's six-story bar, BBQ restaurant and seated music venue. "This is a legacy project for Eric," Church's chief operating officer Marshall Alexander said. "It will represent his whole journey and musical career."
This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Guide to country singer bars, honky tonks in Nashville