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Tootsies Orchid Lounge

422 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 (Downtown Nashville)
615 726 0463
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Ranked #10 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My husband, daughter and I shied away from Tootsies the first two nights we were in Nashville. We didn't want to be packed in a crowd, and we had heard from friends that it was too crowded and the bands playing weren't so great (to spend time at other venues, we were told, and not to get caught up in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This place gets packed simply because of its prominent main street location, proximity to Ryman Auditorium and history....HOWEVER..We left immediately after a very unusual experience with a man sitting in the restrooms scamming patrons for tips. He claimed "..this is how it is done in Nashville.." The owners of this venue need to provide patrons with adequate water, soap &... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you want to see the best entertainer in Nashville---you have to go see Jake Maurer at Tootsies. Google Jake and find out when he plays (normally 4 days a week at either 2:00 PM or 6:00 PM). Get there early and grab your seats--the venue is small (even though there are 3 levels) but Jake normally plays on the... More

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Waconia, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

What a small space - but there always seemed to be room for more people! Great music, very efficient bartenders who greeted you right away and wanted to know if you wanted something to drink.. We were patient both times we went and got 2 seats at the bar.

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Chespeake, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The music and service were amazing! Bathroom didn't look like much, but was clean and fully stocked. A must do if you go to Nashville, but don't expect high class dinning. But you will have a first class time!

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Paris, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited Tootsies after we finished our walking your of Nashville (which was awesome!) for drinks and apps. There was a band playing on the first level where we walked in off the street. The lady behind the counter saw that we didn't know what/where we should be doing so she asked us if we wanted some drinks, found all... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

You to experience Tootsie's. Go around back and see the alley where Willie Nelson and others used to walk between the Ryman and Tootsie's. The pictures are fantastic. The place is like stepping back in time. Plus the music, the day we were there, was awesome.

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Darien, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I loved that you could walk up and down and choose your band....even if you don't like one song, go up or down and catch 5 minutes with the next band. Beer is cheap enough and the legend comes free.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Has 3 levels of live bands. A cool atmosphere and the booze are cold. The place was packed every night!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A landmark in Nashville! Small old bar, but 3 levels. We were there on Sunday afternoon and had a great time on the main floor. Great band and everyone having a "honky time, good time"

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