Printer's Alley

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Printer's Alley
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Small, gritty street lined with some of Nashville's best bars and restaurants.
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada3,484 contributions
Oct 2021
Named at the start of the 20th century when the alley was home to 2 newspapers, 10 print shops and 13 publishers. High profile entertainers played here from the 1940’s. At its height in the 1960’s, it was home to 36 printing companies but gradually the internet and less appetite for hard copy news caused its demise. Still, it’s a great place for nightclubs, restaurants and social clubs and a tourist hotspot
Written October 24, 2021
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The Bull
Louisville, KY113 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
If Broadway and the endless bars filled with cover bands is not your thing, check out Printer’s Alley. The listening room was booked. Therefore, we decided to check out Printer’s Alley. We were very happy we did so. We ended up going to Alley Taps. The live music was great. They had four singer song writers on stage who took turns playing original music. Can’t remember exactly how long we were there, but we ended up seeing twelve artists. After each set, the majority of the artist stuck around to listen to the other performances. We ended up talking to a number of the artists after their set. We love original music and this was exactly what we were looking for. They are in the process of remodeling the kitchen. Therefore, food options are extremely limited.. one other thing we learned is that most bars like this do not pay the artists. They are giving them the opportunity to get their music out. If you appreciate original music, bring so cash to tip your favorites. Highly recommend!
Written February 9, 2020
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Arty_mom
Rochester Hills, MI2,031 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Broadway may be the favorite for country fans but you can catch some great jazz and blues in Printers Alley. My kids loved listening to the jazz music and walking thru the Alley seeing the lights strung up at night. Whether you are just strolling thru for some good insta pics or really want to listen to some love music this is a great stop while in Nashville!
Written April 4, 2021
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MJ Eye
19 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We went with the family to take a stroll in the morning. It was a charming alley to walk thru but coming back next time in the evening to experience the live jazz music. Definitely a great spot to take pictures.
Written August 25, 2021
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Cindy T
Pinellas Park, FL76 contributions
Oct 2021
We went here for dinner on a Tuesday night, then wandered into a couple of the other clubs before going to Broadway. This is quieter and cleaner than Boradway - we got dressed up. Still standing room only on a Tuesday but good mix of music styles.
Written November 3, 2021
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,815 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Printers Alley was an interesting area. We had dinner at skulls rainbow room and arrived early so we could walk the alley and have a drink before dinner. It’s a good alternative to downtown went downtown it’s too crowded
Written June 23, 2021
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jer b
Bristol, CT1,855 contributions
Dec 2019
Printer's Alley is a very popular destination located between 3rd and 4th Avenue in Downtown. It is a part of the night club district and was formerly an area dedicated to publishing. It has bars, restaurants, jazz clubs and restaurants. It was a great place to visit. Lively music scene.
Written January 2, 2020
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Donna S
Mullica Hill, NJ259 contributions
Mar 2022
Second time here, but to preface-I've only been here during the day. Stopped in Skulls at lunchtime 1st visit & did the Fleet Street Pub for lunch this visit. It's really quiet during the day but it's an alternative place to go. The pub had a $7 lunch special & the fish & chips were spot on.
Written April 10, 2022
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di
Miami, FL10 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
It’s only two blocks but a great club for jazz. Went with my girlfriends at night to the club on the corner. I think it was the bourbon boogie.
Broadway on Saturday is packed like sardines. It’s good to go to printers on Saturday night
Written May 30, 2022
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Cindy M
Uncasville, CT324 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Pretty sure going during the day has tainted our experience. Nothing was open and it was a very small location with just a handful of establishments. A couple of buildings had a nice facade but for the bars and their environment, can't say.
Written April 19, 2022
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