No trip to Music City would be complete without heading to Broadway Street and taking in the spectacle of the Honky Tonks in Nashville. This main drag is lined with these lively bars and music venues, hosting live bands and singer/songwriters from 10 am to 3 am daily, many offering rooftop access as well. As you stroll the street, cheerful bouncers will you to come in and enjoy the show. It truly feels like one big party from morning, noon, and night—and into the wee hours.
One of the first Honky Tonks in Nashville were established in the 1960s by local icon Tootsie Bess. She purchased a bar next to the legendary Ryman Auditorium and opened Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge—the historic lavender building is still bustling with country music and line dancing today on Lower Broadway. Now there are more than 30 Honky Tocks in Nashville on this strip, pumping out music, welcoming crowds, and slinging drinks.
If you’re heading to Music City to explore the Honky Tonk Highway, it’s even more important that your lodging be quiet and comfortable. That’s where our bed and breakfast in Nashville, TN, comes in. The Belle Air Mansion is a spacious, historic home, impeccably remodeled into a boutique hotel with bed and breakfast amenities. You’ll have all the benefits of a private suite with the extra perks of a hosted stay and 24/7 concierge services. Check out our upcoming summer availability and book your room today!
Odds are, if Nashville is on your list of places to visit, you’re a music fan! From classic cowboy boots and rocking tunes to celebrity sightings and up-and-coming stars, you never know what might happen on an adventure out in Music City. The Honky Tonks in Nashville are a great place to start, you’ll quickly get a feeling for the atmosphere and into the party mood.
Here are ten Honky Tonks in Nashville not to miss:
Beyond exploring the iconic Honky Tonks in Nashville and the incredible city beyond our doors, a visit to our Bed and Breakfast in Nashville, TN, allows you to experience the distinct charm and character of the antebellum South. This beautifully restored plantation home sits on a rare six-acre parcel near downtown and is the only historic bed and breakfast in Nashville. The space is designed with artistry and classic architectural features, and it retains many features of its original glory, including ornate fireplaces, impressive chandeliers, and the original heart pine floors.
There are ten luxurious guest rooms throughout the mansion, some on the main floor, others upstairs, with an additional five guest rooms in our Retreat House just off the back of the estate. Our expansive guest suites in the main house are thoughtfully decorated with various period furnishings. Inside, you’ll find our guest rooms come with multiple amenities. A few of our guest rooms have finer touches that are perfect for romantic getaways, like a jetted tub in our Bronze Tranquility room, a clawfoot tub in our Golden Suite, and a large soaking tub in our Turquoise Room. But all of our en suite bathrooms are well-equipped for relaxation!
Be sure to join us each morning for a hearty and traditional Southern breakfast. Always included for every guest with their lodging rate. You’ll love starting your day with our delicious coffee, authentic dishes, and welcoming hospitality. Our space is also ideal for hosting weddings, elopements, and company retreats. Reserve your room today!