If there are two things Nashville is famous for, it’s music and food. While you can certainly enjoy these separately — having dinner at one of the city’s essential restaurants and then catching a show at an iconic performance venue like the Grand Ole Opry or the Ryman Auditorium, for example — why not combine the two experiences?
Bars and restaurants all over Music City — and in nearby towns like Franklin and Leiper’s Fork — showcase live entertainment that would rival a sold-out stadium show alongside food and drink that can stand on its own. Whether you want jazz, bluegrass, rock, country, or even burlesque, here are the best places in Nashville for live music, great food, and excellent drinks — some ticketed, some for a cover charge, and others free to access. Note that this list doesn’t include Nashville’s honky-tonks, which have their own map.Read More