422 Broadway, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720336.160613 -86.778095
Monday To Sunday From 10:00 AM To 02:00 AM
Purple Looks Good On Me! – Okay- so it's crowded- and loud- You're in Nashville- It's supposed to be. We drove 12 hours and found ourselves sitting in there our first day at 10 am.... now once we warmed up and made some friends- we fell in love with the dirty little place!! =) The gals behind the bar weren't as warm and fuzzy as we were- but we just figured they were tired....
What I liked- is they let us get on the bar and shake our groove thang- no one came yellin and screaming and me when I stood on a bar stool from the back to see the band....
We thought the bands were good- some more than others- but we got out of the heat and got to let loose in a place we found to be right up our alley. =)
avoid any nite!!!! – with the rich long term history tootsies has provided, it is a crying shame it has become an rude, nasty, place as barmaids , tenders, bouncers are very rude and downright unfriendly. drinks excessively priced. musice purely is not quality that tootsies has over the years provided. definitely not the same tootsies i was reared with as a younger person and my frequent visits to the great music city and downtown and opry area. shame on tootsies allowing the business to become what it is today. i will not be going back as more renegades there than i want to socialize with. highly not recommended
THIS IS WHAT NASHVILLE IS ALL ABOUT! – If you don't like country or southern rock - don't go to Tootsie's. But if you want to see what Country Music City is all about - this is, without a doubt, the place to go!! It just doesn't get any better than this! But, girls, don't go in skirts and high heels - this is stricly a jeans and cowboy boots club. This is a honky-tonk of the finest kind - dress and act accordingly. That means that dancing on the bar is not only recommended, but encouraged! And tequilla shots seem to appear out of thin air - purchased by eager male customers who want to see everyone have a good time! And don't be offended, girls, by the restrooms - it's a honky-tonk for Christ's sake - just be glad you don't have to go out side! Be sure to make your way upstairs and check out the upstairs bar and band - they were jamming!! And you just never know who might walk in to Tootsie's. I was there Tuesday night (4/10), and Joe Nichols walked in and sang a few songs with the band!!!! My picture with him that night will remind me of one of the best times I've had at Tootsie's!! I never go to Nashville without going to Tootsie's!! It is not to be missed! Look for me there! YEEHA!!
Pretty Cool, Very Dirty – Knowing that you are in a place of such great history, goes a long way. Not many places could get away with the grime and unruley crowds like Tootsies can. Many try, but few have the charm. It just seems to work. Have a few, enjoy the music, and move on down the road before someone throws up on you.
I went a few times when I first moved to Nashville – It's a touristy place and the bouncer kinda blocks your way in, meaning it didn't feel friendly. Once inside you either stand at the door or sit at tall tables, but it's tiny so there's usually no place to sit. Everyone stares as people enter. Usually the band is accomplished but somehow not touching the heart strings.
Legends heaven – If you a true country music fan you will enjoy your vist to Tootsies . Is it tight when there are alot of people there , yes , but I found the people there to be very nice . The bartenders are slammed from 10am to 3am , so expect a minor delay when getting drinks . At the same time enjoy the great music around you ! I personally would encourage all who vist Nashville to go to there . I left there knowing I was at the very spot Waylon Jennings once had played ,,,,, ENOUGH SAID !!
Why ? – The first time I went to Nashville I thought I had to go to Tootsies. I went with some friends. Sat a few minutes. Listened to a good band. Felt ....like I did not belong there. I left wondering why I thought I had to go in there. Memorial weekend couple of years ago I went for a second time to lower Broadway in Nashville and I thought..."I will give Tootsies another chance. After all Tootsies is so famous and I must have been at a bad time before." The wait staff was not friendly and when I ordered "just a coke" I was frowned at and stared at till I left the room. I did enjoy the band when it finally came on. Soon we went upstairs because I thought I could hear Patsy Cline but it was a young beauty named Rebecca. I just knew she was one of those "stars" getting her big break through Tootsies. She needed to fire her band but she did have a beautiful voice. Why haven't heard of her again? OK...A couple more years have passed and I found my way back to lower Broadway and the group I was with wanted to meet up at Tootsies. I tried to talk them out of it but decided..."surely there is something to all the publicity." Why didn't they listen to me? The band was good. The service was not good. The drinks were too high. The waitress most have been experiencing "that time of the month." The place is over rated.I would much rather go to the right or left next time my group walks up to this door.
A staple – LOVED IT! Great atmosphere. Great music. Plenty of locals and visitors to share the experience with no matter when you show up.
Lots of history makes this place a must see – Tootsies is a place that you should definitely visit in Nashville. There is so much history there. The place is crowded, but it is like that for a reason. At least go in and hang out for a while and if it is not for you, at least you can say you have been in the same place that so many famous people have mde their start.
This landmark honky-tonk mecca has launched the careers of numerous country music stars. – In Short
In the '60s, owner "Tootsie" Bess had a soft spot for struggling writers and nurtured the stomachs--and bar tabs--of greats like Roger Miller, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. Today, the purple facade anchors Lower Broadway's colorful past, and the interior walls are crowded with publicity stills of the greats, the hopefuls and never-wills who came to town chasing dreams. Ultimately, this is the place locals insist on taking visitors when touring Nashville's nightlife.
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