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South Street: Oysters, beer, or a martini Bars/Pubs Review

Open-air dining or drinking. Where people from Nashville go to enjoy a drink or some light food.

If you are going to Nashville for the Country Music Scene then don't go here. This is 'cosmopolitan' Nashville.

Dress Code: no problem

Address: 907 20th Avenue S.

Directions: Near Vanderbilt University in the West End -- call for directions

Phone: 615/320-5555

Theme: Eating and Drinking

Website: http://www.onnashville.com/ad/south_street.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 21, 2003
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Mulligan's: An Irish Pub in the heart of Country Music Bars/Pubs Review

A quaint Irish Pub. Expect it to be noisy on the weekends. But the bartenders are good and some are Irish. My family in Nashville (one a former bartender) recommend Mulligans and I've enjoyed it there

Dress Code: no problem

Address: 117 Second Ave. North -- the entertainment strip

Directions: ON Second Av -- home of many clubs

Theme: Eating and Drinking

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 21, 2003
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Tootsie's Orchid Lounge: COUNTRY FANS MUST VISIT HERE Live Music Review

Tootsie Bess bought this place in 1960.
She credits a painter with naming Tootsie’s. She came in one day to find that he had painted her place orchid…thus the name Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.
Records recorded about Tootsie’s include “The Wettest Shoulders in Town” and “What’s Tootsies Gonna Do When They Tear the Ryman Down?”
It is rumored that Roger Miller wrote “Dang Me” in Tootsies.
Famous early customers were Kris Kristofferson, Faron Young, Willie Nelson, Tom T. Hall, Hank Cochran, Mel Tillis, Roger Miller, Webb Pierce, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline and many more.
Movies filmed at Tootsie’s include “W.W. & the Dixie Dance Kings” starring Bert Reynolds, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” about Loretta Lynn and starring Sissy Spacek, and “The Nashville Rebel” starring Tex Ritter, Porter Wagoner, Faron Young, Loretta Lynn, The Wilburn Brothers, and Waylon Jennings.
A segment of the Dean Martin summer show was filmed at Tootsie’s.
Willie Nelson got his first songwriting job after singing at Tootsie’s.
The photo and memorabilia lined walls are called the “Wall of Fame”.
Tootsie was known to slip $5’s and $10’s into the pockets of luckless writers and pickers.
It was said that she had a cigar box behind the counter full of IOU’s from where she had given drinks and food to hungry pickers and writers. Supposedly, at each years end, a bunch of Opry Performers would take all the IOU’s and pay Tootsie so she wouldn’t lose the money.
At her funeral were Tom T. Hall, Roy Acuff and Faron Young. She was buried in an orchid gown, with an orchid placed in the orchid-colored casket, so she could take her favorite flower with her to heaven. Connie Smith sang some of Tootsie’s favorite hymns at the funeral.

Dress Code: just walk in

Address: 422 Broadway

Directions: Downtown behind the Ryman Auditorium

Theme: Live Music

Website: http://www.tootsies.net/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 21, 2003
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Wild Horse Saloon: THE Tourist Country Bar Dancing/karaoke Review

This is owned by the firm that owns Opryland Hotel. If you are a country music fan you'll want to stop here.

Dress Code: no problem -- wear your jeans

Address: 120 Second Avenue North

Directions: Downtown

Phone: (615) 902-8200

Theme: Dancing

Website: http://www.wildhorsesaloon.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 21, 2003
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