412 White Bridge Place
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 356-0888
Fax: (615) 324-2138
Possibly the city's oldest watering hole, Springwater Supper Club & Lounge has been here so long that the current owner does not even know when it was first built. Just be glad it was, because there's no place like it in town. Nothing fancy about the interior, which consists of a large room with a good stage and bar. The crowd is interesting most nights, but not nearly as interesting as the music. Bands, from country to punk rock, take the stage every weekend. There is never a cover charge nor a dull moment here.
The Exit has long been the source of live entertainment in the Elliston Square area, but over the course of its history it has suffered neglect. It is amazing that a club that was featured in movies and books, and even Rolling Stone magazine, could fall into such disrepair. Unwilling to see the club close down, Ned Horton stepped in and took over ownership. Today, after much renovation, including a new sound and lighting system, Horton has rebuilt the Exit's reputation as a premier music venue. Changing the name to Exit/In and booking a more eclectic mix of artists, Horton brought this little club, as well as the entire Elliston Square area, back to life.
Located in the middle of the Elliston "Rock Block," this unassuming nightspot called The End provides alternative music lovers a place to see their favorite local artists. The room is small, but the stage is always rocking with the latest of Nashville's aspiring rock stars. In the bar, the quietest spot in the club, you can carry on a conversation, but you don't come to The End to talk. You come here to dance, listen to great live music and see who else actually found a parking space in this busy district. Parking is a problem, so the big lot near Vanderbilt University across the street is your best bet.
Blackstone is a great choice for casual dining with a group of friends. The pizzas here are of the build-your-own variety with ample amounts of vegetables, meats and cheeses, and your choice of crust. The real draw is the beer. All varieties are brewed on-site and include something for everyone, lager, ale, pilsner, stout, pale, you name it, they brew it.
Cabana Restaurant is a delightful combination of pub, restaurant and nightclub. Located on Belcourt Avenue near the Vanderbilt, Belmont, Hillsboro Village and the Belcourt Theatre, Cabana Restaurant is the perfect spot for a late night meal after a show, a romantic dinner or a place to meet up with friends and watch something on one of the plasma screens. Cabana offers themed nights, ladies nights and live music, in addition to their trademark cabana private seating options. The food is familiar Southern cuisine prepared with flare by Chef Brian Uhl. Cabana is owned by Randy Rayburn, who also owns the very successful Sunset Grill and Midtown Cafe. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Trivia, drag shows, impersonations, you name it, Play Dance Bar probably has a theme night for it. This colorful LGBT downtown nightclub attracts an eclectic crowd throughout the week with its one-of-a-kind entertainment. Guest DJ's play new and improved tunes for you to showoff your best dance moves. This is a perfect place to celebrate birthdays and other fun occasions with friends. Be sure to visit the website for more details on upcoming events.
This polished and modern LGBT nightclub features themed evening events throughout the week. From trivia night to drag shows, Tribe is always buzzing with activity. Aside from the entertainment, the cocktails are superb, with locals claiming Tribe's mixologists make the best martini's in town. So if you're looking for some colorful nightlife in Nashville, Tribe is the place to be.
Country Music stars Travis Tritt and Lorrie Morgan have visited this Idle Hour Tavern, along with Lee Roy Purnell and David Lee Murphy. What brings them here? Tradition. For decades Dianne and Bobby Herald have hosted up-and-coming artists in what they call "a little old beer bar." Sure, they serve beer, but they also serve some of the best live country music in Nashville. Top artists still come by to perform for the packed house, and they usually stick around to toss back a cold one. Domestic beer is super cheap, and chips and pizza are served all night.
John Henry's is filled with remnants of Southern Jazz and fine tasting food. The menu features a number of chicken, steak and seafood entrees and to wash these down you have a wide choice of wines from the bar overlooking the dance floor. There are movie screen projectors for entertainment and dining here is a delight as one feels welcome and at home with the great service. Always being greeted and treated with a smile is a specialty at Henry's. Themed nights and jazz performances add an additional spark to the ambiance.
Greasy pub meals, lots of soda and beer, and an ambiance that looks quite mysterious with its smoky edge. If you like the sound of that, and you are the impulsive, not so choosy sort, who really doesn't care about the music as long as its live, then you need to head straight for the Moeka Lounge. Please note: This is not the ideal place to bring your date, but it can be the perfect place to chill out with your buddies, especially if you are looking for a place that doesn't really care if you dress nice our not. The Moeka Lounge does charge you a little more than the shop rates for drinks, so yes, make sure you don't budget yourself on the normal suburban store rates when you decide to visit. Call for additional information.
Tin Roof is a favorite nightspot for locals who love live music. Six nights a week live tunes fill the air, while patrons enjoy their beers and cocktails from the bar. A menu filled with sandwiches and quesadillas is also available.
Anthem is the pulse of Nashville’s nightlife. This happening late-night spot has guests queuing up for live music, concerts and dance parties. It accommodates 1000 with their VIP room upstairs seating up to 400. Sip on a cocktail while enjoying delicious tapas-style platters prepared by chef Chad Combs. Their mezzanine level lounge overlooks the stage that hosts some of the best bands and DJs in town.