Where are the Top Jazz Bars in Nashville?

If you crave that smooth jazz music found throughout Nashville, you need to know where to go. There are many great jazz clubs throughout the city with great music and good food.

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Where are the Top Jazz Bars in Nashville?

Posted by Gary Ashton RE/MAX Advantage on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 1:50pm.

JazzIf you crave that smooth jazz music found throughout Nashville, you need to know where to go. There are many great jazz clubs throughout the city with great music and good food. Here are a few of the top choices.

The F. Scott’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar

The nice thing about this Jazz bar is that you will never know what they will be offering from its menu. It guarantees its customers that every visit is going to be a surprise. Not to mention, while listening to cool jazz music, you can also enjoy the multitude of options for wine.

This jazz bar is located in 2210 Crestmoor road, Nashville Tennessee. For reservations, you can call them at (615) 269 – 5861.

Level 88 Jazz Bistro

Level 88 is different from other jazz bars because they serve a full menu, while offering different varieties of cocktail drinks and martinis. You might also want to know that they do not only focus mainly on jazz, but during certain occasions, the in house band also plays other music genres.

This jazz bar is located at 609 9th avenue South of Nashville Tennessee. For reservations, you can call them at (615) 254 – 4399.

Nashville Jazz Workshop

For people who want a cozy and somewhat not-so-crowded place to listen to cool jazz music the Nashville Jazz Workshop is the place to go. This jazz bar will only accommodate 90 people. Along with the non-crowded atmosphere, you will find good food, alcoholic beverages, and more at this jazz bar.

This jazz bar is located at 1319 Adams Street, Nashville Tennessee. For reservations, you may contact them at (615) 242 – 5299.

These are just some of the best places that you can go for live jazz music in Nashville. There are many others ready to provide great music, good food and plenty of fun throughout the city.

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Are you craving a freshly brewed and thirst quenching beers in Nashville? If that is the case, this is the right recommendation for you to read! There are several beer tasting tours in Nashville and the following list shows the top 3 choices you should try in Nashville.

Joyride Nashville Tours

Joyride Nashville Tours is the most famous shuttle service available in Nashville as they provide point to point transportation and tours to show you the popular spots around the city.

One of the well-known tours is the Brewing Tasting Tour which brings you to the doorstep of top 4 local breweries. It takes around 2.5 hours with 25 minutes stop at each brewery. Most importantly, drinks are included in the tour and group discount are available! 

Nashville Brews Cruise

Nashville Brews Cruise offers a 3.5 hours tours to downtown’s three local breweries which you will receive up to five, 4oz samples at each brewery. As this tour is categorized as knowledge-based, you will get to understand and learn the entire process of brewing beers and the unique stories behind all types of beers that you will be drinking during the tour.

Don’t worry, Nashville Brews Cruise assures customers that their drivers are all sober and will definitely bring you back home safely!

Music City Brew Tours

As Nashville is famous for its music and beer, the tour founder’s decided to bring together the two best things in town and formed Music City Brew Tours. Music City Brew Tours offers a four-hour tour with knowledgeable and entertaining craft brew lovers where you get to appreciate and taste the beers correctly. If you are looking for an entertaining type of tour, this will be your favorite.

Reservations Needed

Since the tours include transportation service, you do not need to worry about the pickup or drop off location. However, you may need to call them for reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

Arrington Vineyard - Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicarmurray/5769685160/Tennessee has seen an influx of wineries over the past two decades. This state is no longer just known for whiskey. Many wonderful wines come from the 25 wineries found throughout the states. The best choices for your winery tour are listed below.


  • Arrington Vineyard & Winery - Located in Arrington, TN, this winery opened in 2007 and provides many wine tasting events.
  • Amber Falls Winery & Cellars - Found in Hampshire, TN, this is a beautiful area with complimentary tastings in the wine cellar.
  • Beachaven Vineyards & Winery - A Clarksville winery, Beachaven provides award-winning wines for regular tastings.
  • Holly Ridge Winery - Livingston is where Holly Ridge is found and this family-owned and operated winery provides a home for plenty of wine events.
  • Long Hollow Winery and Vineyards - Found in Goodlettsville, this winery was started in 2001.
  • Monteagle Winery - This winery has one over 150 awards all over the world for the wines they produce in Monteagle, TN.
  • Sumner Crest Winery & Vineyard - Maybe the most popular and best known winery in the state, it's found in Portland.
  • Tri-Star Vineyards & Winery - Found in Shelby, TN, this is winery is home to the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration every year.

Wine Events

Every year, many wine events provide the opportunity for multiple tastings in one place. These events include:

  • A Toast To Tennessee - This is a spring wine festival held in May. It features many different Tennessee wineries with samples and bottles for sale.
  • Wine On The River - Held in Downtown Nashville, this wine tasting festival is a fall event that attracts a number of Tennessee wineries.
  • Wine On The WestSide - A huge wine festival held in Cookeville this event provides wine sampling from dozens of choices.
  • Wine Over Water - A Chattanooga event with wine selections from all over the word, this is one of the top events in September.

All of these wineries and wine events provide a great opportunity to celebrate the wine culture of Tennessee.

PubDive bars are notoriously known for cheap drinks in a casual atmosphere. These types of bars tend to be designated for the locals, and that concept rings true for residents of Nashville. There are so many tourists who frequently visit Nashville, that dive bars are a place for all the locals to hang out. Dive bars tend to be the unknown joints, but here is a list you can hit up to meet some of the locals in Nashville.

Santa’s Pub - 2225 Bransford Avenue, Nashville

Of course, this name is not by mistake, as the bartender here looks like Santa himself. Plus, this pub stays jolly all year around by heavily decorating with Christmas decor. You will find the building painted with a mural of multiple Santas, and the front door has a beautiful Christmas wreath in place. You will find karaoke singers buzzing around the bar, and the smokers in the crowd tend to take over the front deck. Inflation never hurt the drink prices at Santas Pub, as you can get a beer for $2.

Dino’s Restaurant - 411 Gallatin Avenue, Nashville

In East Nashville, you will find Dino’s Bar and Grill. Dino’s is rumored to be the oldest bar in east Nashville, and they offer comedy nights as well as bluegrass. They like to mix it up and keep the locals coming back for a cheap ice cold beer. Most people report that the food at Dino’s is decent, but everyone comes here for a cheap drink anyways.

The Villager Tavern - 1719 21st Avenue South, Nashville

Located in Hillsboro Village, and is a more known dive bar as it has a prime location. This is definitely a local joint, as you will get a few looks if you're out of town. However,you can play some darts, and grab a pitcher of beer for $7 until 7pm Monday through Friday. At those prices, it's worth a few stares.

BreweryNashville has a number of local breweries and taprooms to choose from. Some are very well-known, while others are not as mainstream. Here are a few of the local favorites.

Craft Brewed

Craft Brewed provides both a brewery and a taproom. They have plenty of options and regular new arrivals in both bottles and on tap. You can take a 64-ounce growler with you after tasting some of the options. They also provide equipment and kits for home brewing.

Yazoo Brewing Company

Maybe not the best-known of the breweries and taprooms, Yazoo is certainly a good choice, however. It was started by a college student in 1993 when he bought a home brewing kit form the back page ad of a Rolling Stone magazine. After realizing what the flavors of the beer, he finally opened the doors to the brewery in 2003. This brewery has won many awards for their creations and many are available in the taproom from Wednesday to Friday.

The Filling Station

If you want to take a great brew home with you, The Filling Station is your next stop. They provide Growlers to go of 40 different taps. Many of the taps rotate with the season and provide a great variety of choices.

Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company

Found in Franklin, Turtle Anarchy is a bit of a newer brewery to the area. They always have something new going on and provide regular events throughout the week.

Big River Brewing Works

Big River is a better known choice in Nashville with plenty of great beers ready for your consumption. Not only do they brew their own beer, but they also provide a restaurant and taproom with plenty of hand crafted choice on tap.

All of these breweries and taprooms are perfect for the beer lover. Try them all, along with many others in the Music City and find your favorite local brew.


Gary Ashton

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