Tootsies Orchid Lounge
Tootsies Orchid Lounge
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Bars & Clubs • Country & Western Bars
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11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Bar where performers have taken the stage since the early 1960s in hopes of being discovered.
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1-2 hours
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SaskieD
Canada63 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Popular Nashville legend that is riding on its name now. Overpriced beer to listen to 3 acoustic soloists share the same stage and absolutely BUTCHER music. Tip to all musicians: if you only know the songs on your set list don’t take requests.
Written March 11, 2022
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WhereintheusisMikey
Seattle, WA916 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We visited Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and its a fun place with a lot of history. Willie Nelson,Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson all played here early in there careers. Every level has a live band playing and it also has a rooftop where you can sit outside. This place is worth a visit if you’re ever in Nashville.
Written March 6, 2023
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Halkidis
Southwest Finland, Finland4,736 contributions
Dec 2022
For over 60 years, Tootsie's has been serving drinks and music hungry customers on Broadway, right next to Ryman Auditorium. So despite it's dated, little dark and dirty, expensive and staff not the friendliest in Nashville, this place is kind of "must-visit".
Rooftop terrace has great views and live music sounded great
Written January 26, 2023
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Scott B
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Mar 2022 • Friends
Terrible! We were told, not asked to leave our table. It was a busy night and my wife and I and my brother and his wife dropped in to hear music and take in the historic ambience. It was part of a surprise trip my wife had planned for my 60th birthday. We waited for a table like everyone else does, and finally one opened up and we sat down. About 30 minutes into our visit, a waitress walked over to our table and told us she had to clear the table and that we had to leave. We were in the process of ordering another round of drinks and they told us, didn’t ask us, to leave. We weren’t given the opportunity to finish our drinks, just rushed right out the door. We were all confused and did not immediately realize what was going on. The waitress was rude and unsympathetic when we asked why we were being asked to leave, and when we were slow to clear out in all this confusion, she got the bouncer involved. The bouncer explained that another guest just offered them $500 for our table for an hour, so we had to leave. This is a horrible way to do business especially in this city so dependent on the tourist/ hospitality trade. There are so many better options, musically and service-wise, on the very same street, and I recommend you choose anywhere but Tootsie’s.
Written March 19, 2022
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Ilovepuntacana19
77 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
I’ve been here a couple times before but today’s visit left a bad taste in my mouth.

We stopped in early to have a Bloody Mary and take in the atmosphere. The Bloody Mary was extremely over priced and bland. $13 dollars a drink so small it was a glorified Dixie cup. No garnish at all . Just disappointing. I’m not one to complain about prices of drinks as I’ve traveled quite a bit and seen a lot of price variances.

Also, the band (which was just ok) kept asking people to tip $20 (this seems to be the norm in most places we went to) They even asked for $20 when they came around with the bucket. We always tip but I’m sorry, I’m not dropping $20 every time.

There are so many great places on Broadway. We left and enjoyed ourselves hopping around
Written March 2, 2023
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stephmcc
coronado105 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
This is an iconic bar with great music. Seating is very limited so be ready to just stand around. Needed more umbrellas outside as it was very hot! Drinks are super pricey so bring on the cash money! Cool place to see once.
Written October 21, 2022
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sisi123
Monroe, CT100 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Yes, it’s crowded. Yes, it’s hard to find a seat. Yes, they play for tips and come around with a tip bucket. But, they had amazing bands that played all types of music. Where can you go and listen to talented live musicians for two hours and not pay anything? Yes, we threw money in the bucket. They offered to play requests for $20. At placed like that, I felt we were safest drinking beer. We went to a half dozen spots, but this was our favorite so we returned for a second time.
Written November 4, 2022
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VLH
Missouri29 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Beer was more expensive with slower service here. It was a weeknight and the bands were mediocre (had two bands playing). It was still an enjoyable experience because it's a historic venue. I've been there during the day when it is less crowded and a little more enjoyable
Written March 27, 2022
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IzzyGentry
Tyler, TX103 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
This was a spot in which you could tell hopeful musicians came to hear and network with other hopeful musicians. I CAN NOT stand when bands take 30-45 to switch sets. It’s rude to those buying drink, who came out in the cold, and even during Covid. It’s disrespectful. As a musician myself who has played every major venue in LA this would have been completely unacceptable. You come to hear music not to watch one band chat it up with the next in between sets. The drinks are basic and the ambiance is best on the balcony overlooking the strip. Each band is talented I’ll give you that.
Written June 27, 2021
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CSR
Mount Laurel, NJ2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Rude Barmaids, I don’t like being hounded to buy a drink as soon as I walk into a place. They were yelling, and I could barely understand what they were saying above the music. My friend and I wanted to go upstairs to check out the other floors. She sings and has been a real country music lover for over 30 years. They block the outside stairway and direct you through the first floor bar. I always buy a drink whatever bar I walk into. Maybe we didn’t like the band on the first floor. Maybe the drinks were better on the other floors. Never again. This was my first trip to Nashville and last to Tootsies.
Written April 13, 2023
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Tootsies Orchid Lounge is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Tue 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
  • Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
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