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San Diego's Moonshine Flats Is Opening a 38,000 Square Foot Honky Tonk on Steroids in Nashville

Expect four levels of bars, live music, an open air rooftop deck and....possibly a zip line?


News of a new live music venue and bar coming to Nashville, the honky tonk capital of the world, typically won't cause too many heads to turn. But a 38,000 square foot honky tonk? That'll get folks attention. And that's exactly what San Diego-based Moonshine Flats plans to bring to town.

A representative for Moonshine Flats tells Eater that owner Ty Hauter is currently in the final stages of lease negotiations for a 38,000 square foot space, with the lease expected to be finalized within the next 30 days. The exact location isn't yet known, but the plan is to open late this year.

The original San Diego location opened just a little less than two years ago, boasting a large main dance floor and stage, a lounge, rooftop deck and numerous bars in approximately 10,000 18,000 square feet. Priding themselves on attracting top young country acts, some of the current artists on tap to play at the original include Old Dominion, Cassadee Pope, Frankie Ballard and Chase Bryant.

Adding to the festivities are spinning shot chairs, corn hole, pool tables, beer pong and a menu skewing heavily to smokehouse barbecue. But the Nashville location will almost quadruple more than double in size, featuring four levels of bars, an open air rooftop, massive LED televisions and what are described as 'amusement rides.' Rumor has it that might even include some sort of zip line attraction.

So check back soon for an update on where this country behemoth will land.