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Tecovas City Guide To Exploring Nashville

Welcome to Nashville, where the soulful rhythms of Country Music meet the vibrant energy of Southern hospitality. As you explore Music City, let us be your guide. Here are some favorite spots and activities our own Tecovas Nashvillians love to patronize. And don’t forget to stop by Tecovas Nashville while you’re here.

Store Location: 5th & Broadway - 5011 Broadway A109.5, Nashville, TN 37203

Favorite Western Bar

Robert’s Western World

Owned by local musicians and known as “Nashville’s Home of Traditional Country Music,” locals love its old-school brand of country with a distinct Nashville swing. Robert’s has notoriously great drink prices ($2.50 PBR, Busch & Miller High Life), and its Lower Broadway location puts it a stone’s throw from historic venues including Mother Church of Country Music and Ryman Auditorium.

Local Tip: Get their famous Recession Special: Fried bologna sandwich, chips, and a PBR—all for a whole $6!

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Favorite lunch or dinner spot

Peg Leg Porker

PLP is a family-owned Tennessee BBQ staple and local as they come. Pitmaster Carey Bringle has won numerous awards and has even been invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House — twice! At PLP, fresh meats are smoked daily, the sides are all house staples made from scratch, and you’ll find their staff is nothing but friendly. Its daily lunch specials make it a mid-day favorite.

Local Tip: Try the Kool-Aid pickles!

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Best place to go two-stepping line-dancing

The Nashville Palace

Nashville is more of a line-dancing town than a two-stepping town — no offense Texas. When it comes to line-dancing in true, honky tonk fashion, The Nashville Palace is the place to be. Opened in 1977 and located across the street from the Grand Ole Opry, to which it shares strong ties, country music legends such as Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, and Brooks and Dunn have played and patronized within its sacred walls. You’ll find the dancefloor full of country music fans of all ages seven nights a week enjoying both tunes and new hits.

Local Tip: Free line-dancing lessons are hosted multiple days a week. Visit their Events Page for details.

Great late-night spot


Tootsies is famous for its earliest customers such as Kris Kristofferson, Faron Young, Willie Nelson, Tom T. Hall, Hank Cochran, Mel Tillis, Roger Miller, Webb Pierce, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, and many more. The movies filmed at Tootsie’s include W.W. & the Dixie Dancekings starring Bert Reynolds, Loretta Lynn biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter starring Sissy Spacek, and The Nashville Rebel starring Tex Ritter, Porter Wagoner, Faron Young, Loretta Lynn, The Wilburn Brothers, and Waylon Jennings. If you’re a fan of country music and staying out late, this place is a palace. Open from 9:30am - 3:00am!

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Favorite place to show off your boots


If you want to show off your boots this is the street to do it on. Broadway is the epicenter of Nashville nightlife, and folks come from all over the country (and the world) to immerse themselves in the Western country music experience.

Best Live Music Venue

Ryman Auditorium

Believe the hype. The Ryman is unlike any venue you have ever experienced. Originally home to the Union Gospel Tabernacle church, this 130-year-old building’s unique acoustics and pew seating make for an immersive musical experience. Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams (who famously played six encores), Bill Monroe, and Patsy Cline all made their Nashville debuts there.

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Best spot for hot chicken

Prince's Hot Chicken

Nothing says Nashville like hot chicken. Think delicious, homemade, southern fried chicken—but on fire. Prince’s is known as the father of hot chicken. The backstory of which can get contentious. Either way, if you like chicken and spice, this place is for you. It's a Nashville staple.

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Favorite day off activities

The Belcourt Movie Theater

A historic theater with a vibrant past, they feature independent and documentary films.

Cheekwood Art Museum

Once an estate mansion, roam their beautiful botanical gardens and check out the works of Andy Warhol, Perle Fine, Willard Metcalfe, and Everett Shinn.

Other places to check out:

The Bluebird Cafe
Acme Feed & Seed
The Listening Room
Parthenon in Centennial Park
Country Music Hall of Fame
National Museum of African Music
Johnny Cash Museum
Patsy Cline Museum

Something no other city has:

Nashville is the live Country Music Capital of the world.

A Day Out in Nashville

Check out the Farmers Market in Germantown then take a stroll in Bicentennial Park (different from the Centennial Park mentioned above). Afterward, scoot on over to Tecovas for a new set of boots and an ice-cold beer. After, walk to Halls Chophouse for a steak followed by a nightcap at Patterson House.