Nightlife on Broadway in Nashville

No visit to Tennessee’s capital city is complete without an evening exploring its famous street filled packed with live music, great food and more. 

Neon signs lining street along Broadway Nashville, Tennessee (photo by iStock)

Visitors to Tennessee’s country-loving capital can visit more than 180 live music venues that prove why Nashville is known as Music City. On any given night, musicians can be found belting out country favorites from a variety of small stages throughout town. Plus, the city’s honky-tonks invite patrons to enjoy live music free of charge, making them a popular destination for bachelorette parties and weekend getaways alike.

Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar invites patrons to enjoy its Southern-style cuisine while watching sports and listening to live music throughout the four-floor saloon. Pick from classics like Chicken & Waffles and Grandma’s Pot Roast, or opt for Jason’s Mac and Cheese, with cavatappi pasta, chicken, bock beer, bacon and breadcrumbs all topped with creamy pepper jack sauce. Home to Broadway’s largest rooftop patio, the venue provides picture-perfect perspectives thanks to its panoramic views of the city.

Just across the street, Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa serves up tacos, tequila and Tex-Mex. The restaurant and rooftop bar also serves drinks inspired by some of the Grammy-winning artist’s most famous songs, including “Tequila Does,” “Bluebird” and “Little Red Wagon.” Pink lights and umbrellas decorate the place inside and out, making for an Instagram-worthy stop during a night out on the town.

Just off Broadway on Second Avenue sits Wildhorse Saloon, a spot that boasts the city’s largest dance floor. The venue covers 66,000 square feet and welcomes dancers of any age and ability to take complimentary line-dancing lessons Wednesday through Saturday. 

While in town, be sure to take a stroll to Fifth + Broadway, one of Nashville’s largest mixed-use developments and home to a variety of retail and restaurants. Shop name-brand retailers such as Kendra Scott and Free People or family-owned businesses such as Hollie Ray Boutique and Molly Green, which feature chic and stylish clothing, jewelry and accessories. For more information about Broadway’s nightlife, go to