the nashville honky tonks

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Honky Tonk Highway is the city’s main drag and is what most people think of when they think of visiting Nashville. It is here that you’ll find four city blocks jam-packed with bars and restaurants featuring live country music 365 days per year – a.k.a. honky tonks!

What is a Honky Tonk?

According to Nashville’s Visitor & Convention Bureau: "A honky tonk is an establishment that contains a least one rockin’ stage, cold beverages, and live music that lasts all day, every day."

Which Honky Tonks  should I go to?

As a first-timer, you’ll probably end up deciding where to hang out based on the crowd level, if you like the current music being played, and whether or not you vibe with the overall ambiance.

Map of Nashville Bars

It’s hard to envision exactly how compact Honky Tonk Highway is, as well as to imagine the various locations in relation to one another. For this reason, we’ve put together the following map that is incredibly helpful if you’re a Nashville first-timer!

How to Get Around Downtown Nashville

Downtown Nashville is fairly compact, so most people choose to walk whenever possible. The best way to get around the city of Nashville when walking isn’t feasible, however, is by ride-share services like Uber or Lyft.

Where to Stay When Visiting Nashville

If you want to be close to the action, I totally recommend that you stay in Downtown Nashville, within an easy walk to Honky Tonk Highway. There are Airbnbs and some of the best hotels.

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