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“live music”(81 reviews)
“district area”(5 reviews)
“neon lights”(10 reviews)
This downtown area is the heart of Nashville's nightlife and is the home to countless bars and clubs.
Nashville, TN
Downtown Nashville
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The only place here worth your time is the Ryman Auditorium (birthplace of Bluegrass) and depending on your desire the Johnny Cash Museum and Patsy Cline Museum.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You definitely know you're in Nashville, and SO want to have enough time take in each and every bar and restaurant that it's not fair! You also get a little of everything - feeling of Vegas with all the neon and inebriated folks coursing the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jill S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the banks of the Cumberland River, the Victorian buildings are gorgeous!! Lots of chic restaurants.... lots of bars. I prefer roaming during the day, after dark it gets loud and rowdy (which is fine if that's what you like).

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank judy177
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love love love Nashville! 3xs up there & still have yet to put a dent into it. Looking forward for 4, 5, 6, 7, etc times back.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Love the way the city leaders have energized the downtown, while keeping the spirit of the old town. This place is filled with character. It invites you to linger and explore... And, there is always a place to eat and drink.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ronr491
Reviewed 8 January 2019

This whole district area is so beautiful with all of the lights and constant activity. There is something for everyone in the area. Love the "Holy Batman" Building (AT&T) that towers over everything. What a unique design. Biggest problem is finding affordable parking. Not going...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Fourth time being in Nashville for New Years and every time has been great. We love live music and this is the perfect place. One day we counted how many live bands were playing on Broadway, 2nd and 3rd Avenues. There were close to 80...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ekim1915
Reviewed 30 December 2018

We enjoy the day time hours more than the nightlife. Less crowded and still great music.Wear comfortable shoes.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 27 December 2018

During the day it is mellow but make no mistake- it gets wild at night. Many bars, so much music, and a lot of dancing and drinking.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 45kellyo
Reviewed 22 December 2018

It is fun to walk around the district and enjoy the live music from each bar. This is a lively place and gets busier at night. You can see the iconic Batman building and walk to Ryman from here. Very fun area.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Angela F
21 November 2018|
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Response from SunnyK2 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry , just saw this. I agree that it’s just for adults.
12 July 2018|
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Response from heyjudithz | Reviewed this property |
Find a place to park and explore the area on foot. Walk across the pedestrian walkway which crosses the river, then walk around the Nissan stadium. Come back across and walk around 2nd Avenue and find a great place for... More
5 August 2017|
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Response from ron f | Reviewed this property |
It’s all downtown and within walking distance of each other. If you selected a place to stay in the immediate downtown area you would be good to go. Have fun. Nashville is one of the most fun cities to visit.