Country Stars Share 13 Nashville Hot Spots You Don’t Want To Miss

It’s no secret that Nashville is an amazing city.

With hundreds of great places to eat, drink and have a great time, it’s no wonder Music City is one of the most booming places in America. Some of your favorite country stars got together to share some of their favorite Nashville hot spots.

Travel & Leisure compiled 13 places you defintely don’t want to miss.

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12 South

“We live really close to this spot called 12 South. It’s about a mile-long strip of cool shops and coffee shops and restaurants. There’s a big sign that says, ‘I believe in Nashville’ that everyone gets his or her picture taken in front of.” – Thomas Rhett


“I’ve been living in Nashville for nine years, and there is so many great restaurants, bars, places to hang. One of my favorites has to be Silo; great food, great drinks, and great staff.” – Cole Swindell

Robert’s Western World

“It’s one of my favorite bars in the world. It’s one of the bars down there that’s actually what it would have been like to walk into a bar back in the 60s and 70s when it was old-school Nashville. They keep that authentic vibe.” – Brett Eldredge

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Frothy Monkey

“Our favorite place to eat in Nashville is definitely the Frothy Monkey on 12th south. A lot of people don’t know this, but they have really great salads for dinner in addition to being a fantastic local coffee shop—the best lattes in town. It’s kind of like Cheers and it’s also where we met.” – Haley & Michaels

Jed’s Sports Bar & Grille

“They’ve got great wings, great burgers, lots of TVs, a great sound system. You’re not going to miss out on any action there—you’re going to hear everything.” -Clayton Anderson

Grimey’s Record Store

“Our favorite places to go are definitely Grimey’s Record Store to check out some music, and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken—you’re going to need some water!” – LANco

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

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Clyde’s on Church Ping-Pong Bar

“My favorite spot in Nashville right now is probably Clyde’s. It’s a Ping-Pong bar. It’s got Ping-Pong tables, really great food and drinks. It’s just a really cool vibe.” – Brett Eldredge

Ascend Amphitheater

“It’s right in the heart of downtown, and it seems a lot of the acts are coming there because the acoustics are so great and it’s right on the river.” – Thomas Rhett

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Losers Bar

“My favorite place in Nashville is no secret, but it’s called Losers. It’s a lot of fun. I played there for a little bit in my early stages; it’s kind of my home. So go check it out, you might even run into me there.” – John Pardi

Cannery Ballroom

“If you’re going to go somewhere real small [to listen to music], Cannery Ballroom or Exit Inn are two really cool small little clubs you can go and catch a lot of new artists and listen to some music.” – Thomas Rhett


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Bar Taco

“My place that I go to way too often is this little Mexican restaurant called Bar Taco. It’s a really awesome kind of street taco, Mexican fusion spot. My wife and I go there very often.” – Thomas Rhett


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