Restaurants and the nightlife scene blend together in downtown Nashville
where locals enjoy eating a hearty meal while listening to live music. The area encompasses many dining and entertainment options, all within walking distance of each other in what many call Music Row.
Head out to Wildhorse Saloon for awesome food, signature drinks and outstanding entertainment. Located in a three-level warehouse, this massive venue features live music every weekend. Recording artists such as Lonestar and Ricochet have performed at this establishment. Order fried pickles for an appetizer and barbecue for your main course. After eating, hit the floor and get ready to line dance.
Merchants serves traditional American food with a twist. Duck fat tater tots melt in your mouth, or order the chicken fried chicken for your main course to sink your teeth into a perfectly prepared, crispy and tender piece of meat. The macaroni and cheese makes for an appetizing, hearty option as well.
Patrons love Robert's Western World for burgers, drinks and live music. Many call this establishment "Hillbilly Heaven" as it embodies the true spirit of Nashville. Order the fried bologna sandwich and wash it down with an ice-cold beer. Nothing says country more than Robert's Western World.
For more nightlife spots, head to Honky Tonk Highway along Music Row, which includes Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Legends Corner, The Second Fiddle, The Stage on Broadway and Layla's Bluegrass Inn. You may see some country music stars at these venues; Willie Nelson, Gretchen Wilson and Dierks Bentley kicked off their careers at these clubs.