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Tootsies Orchid Lounge

422 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 (Downtown Nashville)
615 726 0463
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Ranked #11 of 86 Nightlife in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
Description: Bar where performers have taken the stage since the early 1960s in hopes of being discovered.
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Ringgold, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is by far one of our favorite bars to go to while here in Nashville! We went on Friday night the 12th, the band playing wasn't very good but would only sing if you gave them $20 for each song. I almost wanted to tell people not to give them money, they would end up getting bored. I don't... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is the place so much of Country Music happened behind the scenes. History happened here and not much has changed on the first floor. The pictures on the wall are worth studying. The music is live and varied in quality but 30 minutes or so should be allowed for Tootsie's

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Urbana, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was very crowded on a Saturday night, but that is to be expected. If you can swing it, sit in the VIP booth for some room and maybe extra attention from the band. Three levels provide a lot of area to see.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Had the best seat in the house. Back niche, straight from the band! Afternoon music was the best time to go! Crowded but not full of younger generation. average age….40-60.(did not eat)

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Classic hunky tonk dive bar with no room to walk, dance, breathe, think or hear. It's awesome! Reserve the VIP booth at the front and sit back, drink your whiskey, and enjoy the show. The serenade gets me every time. Love those singing cowboys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My friend and I stopped there twice. Once earlier in the day, and once late at night. Both times I enjoyed myself. The bands were amazing that were playing. Great atmosphere. Good staff. I didn't want to leave. This is my overall favorite place out of Nashville. I've never had a smile so big. And the fact that they stream... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's SUPER small, the band sucked, beer was pricey, and everyone was packed in like sardines. I would suggest going somewhere else on Broadway.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a place. Amazing to watch it in action. The first floor is so small probably only supposed to hold 50 people max but my gosh at night that count triples. Small stage up front but I watched a 5 piece band preform amazing. The bartenders do an incredible job at making sure everyone has a drink with little to... More

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West Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good Music. The crowd was not too bad. Great free entertainment for the day. The rain did not even slow us down.

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Woodland Park, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's pretty difficult to navigate through the first floor to get to the stairs. You get to know people a little too well, if ya know what I mean. Once you get to the second floor, it's a little better. Out of the 3 floors of music, we liked the 2nd the best. 3rd floor was just as crowded as... More

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