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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, Bars
Activities: Drinking
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Owner description: Bar where performers have taken the stage since the early 1960s in hopes of being discovered.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I walked in intrigued by the place. It was a warm day and chose to sit on the roof bar. As we walked in a bartender greeted us and offered us a drink. We explained we wanted to sit upstairs and before we even finished our sentence she changed from smiley and welcoming to dismissive and walked... More

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Clearwater/Tampa Bay Florida
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20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Drinks come in plastic cups - a turn off for us - and place looked like it needed to be washed down. In all fairness - not much in this downtown area is fancy so I guess Tootsie's fits in well. This place is attached to the Ryman Theater and does have a rich history, which is really the reason... More

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189 reviews 189 reviews
31 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Every time we walked past this place they seemed to be open and playing live music. Ground floor always busy but upstairs it gets a bit quieter and top floor was often much quieter, as other reviews suggest maybe easier using the back door to get in as fighting your way through the ground floor throng is not easy at... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Stopped in and used the back door in the alley. Headed to the third story. The band was great. stay for a while as the next band was even better. A local gal walked up to the band grabbed a mike and started singing. She should have been on the radio. She was amazing and got the crowd dancing! Turns... More

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Southold, New York
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26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Every bar on Broadway has entertainment. Tootsies had some of the best! Don't be turned off by the line or problem trying to get past the front door crowd (use back door). If you enter the front walk straight through to stair case which gives wyou access to a few more floors, band and bar options. It was lively, loud,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

We shied away from Tootsies on our first few nights as it always looked so busy near the door. We eventually ventured in through the back door then had to decide which of the three stages to choose to watch. We stayed at the back as it was less busy and heard some great music there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Tootsies is a staple in Nashville and the entertainers are for real. They do rotate so stay tuned for the next round. The drinks are good and the bartenders are great. As many of my readers know, if I experience any problems or bad situations I state it. Tootsies is great!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We LOVE, LOVE, Nashville. Have been going for years. Tootsie's is very touristy, higher priced drinks, and honestly usually not the best talent which really suprises me. We spend a lot more time at the The Stage, Layla's, or Second Fiddle. The last time we were here the bartender was rude, needed a hairbrush and had sweatpants on?! Seriously? It... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is our favorite place on Broadway! Always packed, great music, and fun attentive staff. Tootsie's is always a great time. We were there on a Sunday morning and there were three wonderful bands playing. It is fun to move from level to level.

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Stopped in briefly on a business trip. It was packed! I loved the outside deck and enjoyed the bands. The drinks were full of juice and the were out of anything I drank in a bottle. Some of my coworkers visited two nights!

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