Garth Brooks’ new bar Friends in Low Places might just be the safest place on Broadway, though.
Nashville PD tweeted out photos today of G doing a walk through with Police Chief John Drake of the space, confirming that Garth is helping Metro Nashville PD put in a substation in a building very close by:
“Chief Drake today joined Garth Brooks for a great walk through of his Friends in Low Places Bar under construction at 411 Broadway.
As part of the renovation, Garth is providing the MNPD a substation in a building adjacent to his. We are so proud of this partnership!”
Chief Drake today joined @garthbrooks for a great walk through of his Friends in Low Places Bar under construction at 411 Broadway. As part of the renovation, Garth is providing the MNPD a substation in a building adjacent to his. We are so proud of this partnership! pic.twitter.com/HKE3Plyfhj
It seems like a pretty nice thing of him to do, but of course, many are left wondering if it’s all just a ploy to “hide the bodies,” and some in the comments of this tweet seem concerned about the real reasoning behind it.
It’s clearly still under construction as you can see in the photos above, and an opening date hasn’t been announced yet, though is expected to open sometime this year, and Garth has spoken in the past about how he wants his bar to be the “Chick-fil-A” of honky tonks:
“I want the Chick-fil-A of honky tonks. I want a place you go in where you feel good, you feel safe. Everybody’s got good manners.
I’m hoping that there’s right when you walk in it’s a ‘Love Everybody’ stated right there. That’s what it’s about, right? So I want a place that’s just safe. That feels good.”
Tell me that’s not the most Garth thing you’ve ever heard.
The country icon has also made it clear that he will offer Bud Light at his establishment, unlike some of colleagues with their own Nashville bar in John Rich and Kid Rock:
“We’re going to serve every brand of beer. We just are. It’s not our decision to make.
If you come into this house, love one another. If you’re an a**hole, there are plenty of other places on lower Broadway.”
He continued by reiterating that he hopes his bar helps make Broadway “a country music mall” as opposed to a zoo (although if you’ve been to Broadway lately, you know that it might be too late for that).
“In my existence, one a**hole can turn the whole tide down there. My thing is, let’s create a place that you feel safe in.”
And with a brand new police station right next door, it sounds to me like he meant that in the most literal way possible.
According to the bar’s officially website, it is “opening soon.”