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Tootsies Orchid Lounge

422 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3931
+1 615-726-0463
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Bar where performers have taken the stage since the early 1960s in hopes of being discovered.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“great music” (137 reviews)
“live music” (128 reviews)
“honky tonk” (95 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
422 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3931
Downtown Nashville
+1 615-726-0463
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Reviewed yesterday

We went here on the Sunday at 3pm and WOW what a bar well 4 bars actually The music was fantastic on each floor the staff and service was great, as they are all so busy We had a great time it was a shame...More

Thank MargaretUxbridge
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped into Tootsies twice while we were in Nashville. Couldn't find a table either time and the bands were all on a break both times. Worst of all, our bartender had a major attitude. We are not unreasonable people so when there was a...More

Thank BettyBoop023
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the purple building on Broadway! Walked up several levels, with live entertainment on each one, to the rooftop. Enjoyable view and music. Have to try it while you are visiting Nashville.

Thank Crazzzzs
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of many bars on Broadway, but you have to experience Tootsies. It's one of the oldest one around and the music is always good.

Thank garyDLIvp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A typical rooftop dive bar in Nashville. High prices even for the area, staff was very nice and fast with a drink. I wouldn't go out of your way to make it to the roof. People watching is fine if course but if you are...More

Thank nate w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Tootsies many times over the years. It's truly a dive. But there's good music there! I've always enjoyed the music immensely. The bands play for tips so pay up! They rotate on a schedule. Used to be 2 bands playing at one time...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small, but historic and properly grungy hobby tonk bar in downtown Nashville . Amazingly small stage, but The talent is solid and good County music can be heard every night!!! Crowds get rowdy and the drinks are flowing fast!! The legend has it that...More

Thank Slipless71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to go to Tootsies just for the experience and yes it's a little grungy and tired but at night you can't see all that so it doesn't matter. It is a slice of Nashville history and even just for a drink and a...More

Thank Che08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing music, amazing cocktails, such a full and great experience. We went to many bars in Nashville and this was the best, you could be upstairs or down. They were fabulous and we understood our the system works about paying as these artists that play...More

Thank Brookesanna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday night and the place was packed...could barely squeeze in the door! But we had a great time. Three levels with different live bands on each level. Bartenders were incredibly efficient given how busy the place was. Stood for a while then...More

Thank Cache82
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Beverly A
2 June 2017|
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Response from Stuart P | Reviewed this property |
Never, as far as I am aware. I'm not aware of any of the neighbouring bars along that strip that do, either.
Karen B
26 April 2017|
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Response from globetrottergrub | Reviewed this property |
No they had a strict doorman who checked everyone. I'm 46 and left my ID in the car and had to go back and get it😩