The honky-tonks along Broadway, Wildhorse Saloon, and B. B. King Blues Clubs are several of the most popular nightclubs in the District. Right next to the Wildhorse Saloon in the heart of the District, Coyote Ugly (154 2nd Ave. N., 615/254-8459, www.coyoteuglysaloon.com) draws a youthful, raucous crowd. Drinking beer and making friends are the two primary pursuits here, and for many people, there’s no better place to do either.
Memorabilia of Nashville’s past adorns the walls at Legends Corner (428 Broadway, 615/248-6334), a popular club for live music and rollicking crowds. There is never a cover, but be sure to put in a few bucks when they pass the hat for the performer.
Farther afield, but still downtown, you’ll find one of the city’s best beer bars. Behind the Union Station Hotel on the west side of downtown, the Flying Saucer (1001 Broadway, 615/259-7468) has one of the best selections of beer in town. Monday is pint night, when you can get $2.50 pints of just about any of the beers on the wall.
Duck into The Beer Sellar (107 Church St., 615/254-9464) to experience its “50 draughts, 150 bottles and 1 bitching jukebox.” Located within walking distance of downtown, this is a cozy bar for conversation and fun.
Another popular brewpub is Big River Grille and Brewing Works (111 Broadway, 615/251-4677), an imposing bar and restaurant in the heart of the District. They serve food as well as boutique beers from around the world.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition