Garth Brooks Announces ‘Friends In Low Places’ Bar Grand Opening

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Ready to chase the blues away…

Garth Brooks just announced that the official grand opening of his bar on Broadway, Friends In Low Places, is slated for March 7th.

They already held a celebration where Garth performed along with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, and it has been up and running for several months now. But so far, they’ve only opened the first two floors of the four-story building, and the bar has only been open on weekends.

But that’s about to change…

Garth shared the news on his social media accounts, with a teaser video that read “the party starts 3/7/2024,” and I wouldn’t be surprised if a few special guests showed up to make the evening all the more special:

“The wait is over. Friends Bar will host its GRAND OPENING on March 7!! We can’t wait to open in the Neon Neighborhood!!!! Thank you MUSIC CITY!!!! love, g.”

Of course, the bar won’t have the same hours as all the others in the “Neon Neighborhood.” (Stop trying to make that name happen, Garth).

Garth has already announced that the bar will close at 2am, as opposed to the traditional 3am of the rest of the bars, and won’t have any live music past midnight.

But the bar will feature one of the biggest rooftop decks in Nashville, as well as some of “Trisha’s home cooking,” so if you’ll be in Music City in a few weeks, I have to imagine it will be big bash for the official fan grand opening. And there might even be a few surprises in store.

Garth Brooks Says He Wanted To Name His Nashville Bar “The G-Spot,” But Worried Men Wouldn’t Be Able To Find It

Ok, that’s funny…

As much as Garth Brooks can sometimes be over the top with the theatrics, the unnecessary emotions, the non-stop crying about every little subject… he might be the jolliest SOB in country music.

And yeah, sometimes we’re laughing at him (WHERE ARE THE BODIES G?), but other times, we’re laughing right along with him.

He already named his bar Friends In Low Places, but apparently he had other ideas for the name of the bar before settling on the title of his most famous song.

When discussing the bar with CMT’s Cody Alan on CMT Hot 20 Countdown a while back, Garth joked that they considered the name “The G-Spot,” but ultimately thought better of it:

“We thought about ‘The G-Spot,’ we did, but a girl Tweeted, ‘If you do that, no guy will find it.’”

To which Cody replied:

“It’ll make good t-shirts for guys though…’I found the G-Spot.’”

Ultimately, they landed on (shocker) “Friends In Low Places” for the name of Garth’s upcoming Nashville bar on Lower Broadway.

Garth says that the goal is for his bar to be the “Chick-fil-A of honky tonks,” and even waded into the Bud Light controversy before when he said that his bar would proudly serve all brands of beer:

“Yes, 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.”

And Garth also said that he would like for his bar to close at 2 AM on most nights, as opposed to the 3 AM closing time observed by the rest of the surrounding bars. In addition, he wants live music in his bar to stop at midnight, instead of going on until closing time like it does at most venues.

The “no music past midnight” rule is apparently to cut down on noise on Broadway, which has been a hot topic over the last year after officers have complained of not being able to hear their radios over the music coming from all of the bars.

The Nashville city council recently passed ordinances requiring bars to face their speakers inward, as opposed to out towards the street, in an attempt to reduce the noise on the street.

But I’ll give Garth credit: He’s also said that he actually wants to hear country music in his bar, which automatically sets it apart from most of the bars on Broadway these days:

“I’d love it to be a classic honky tonk. Cause country music to me has been so good to me. And I want to hear, on lower Broadway in 2022, I want to hear King George coming out of that honky tonk.

I want to hear Haggard coming out of that honky tonk. And I don’t think that’s impossible to ask.”

It sounds like he’s headed in the right direction in terms of the music coming from Friends In low Places, and I definitely think he made the right call on the name… even though G-Spot would’ve been downright hysterical.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock