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“Commercialized”

Tootsies Orchid Lounge
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$49.00*
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Taste of Nashville Walking Tour
Ranked #9 of 114 Nightlife in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Bar where performers have taken the stage since the early 1960s in hopes of being discovered.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Commercialized”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

This is a very well publicized bar on the Broadway strip. Always crowded and feels a bit like a college party. Felt more about the party than the music.

Visited May 2013
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Houma, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Music”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Lots of history here in Tootsies. Music, drinks, and history. What else do you need? Go to Tootsies and get a drink and listen to the music. Look around on the walls at the history. Many country stars came here while playing at the Ryman. It's at the backdoor so many went to drink while waiting to play there.

Visited June 2012
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London, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Best Honky Tonk on Broadway by far”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Yes its crazy busy, line round the block on Weekend nights but the quality of the bands cannot be out done and we tryed them all over 4 nights in Nashville...so if your looking for a Honky Tonk experience to remember then squeeze yourself in for the night, get yourself a drink and do a holler n a swalla for me! The downstairs bar is the main attraction but dont forget upstairs where there is more room to dance (abeit later on in the night once the crowd thins). Its not totally tourists as found locals mid-week going to see certain bands/singers. Also very mixed ages so the 20 somethings will enjoy but so will the 40+, as long as your out to have a fun night, get into the vibe, sing along and dont forget to stomp it up!

Visited April 2013
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san antonio, texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“We will go back”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

First night there, around 11 pm, we tried to squeeze inside and it was simply too crowded so the next day we returned around 4 pm and there was plenty of chairs. We sat right up front and next thing we knew, it was 11 pm and the place was packed. Music was absolutely great. Young female fiddler from Austin was the highlight but all musicians were good. Old couple from Toronto sat next to us and they visit twice per year just to drink and have a good time at Tootsie's. Couple of guys from new York sat nearby and they visit often. The most historical bar on Broadway.

Visited February 2013
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“Must-see in Nashville!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We saw Jake Maurer at Tootsies and had a BLAST! Jake puts on an awesome show...if you like live music you'll appreciate his talent and hard working attitude. Tootsies is a fun honky tonk, it blows the other "wanna-be's" on Broadway out of the water.

Visited May 2013
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