Honky-Tonks, Music and More in Nashville
It's right there in our address: Kimpton Aertson is your hotel with the direct route to Broadway's hot spots. Step outside the doors of Kimpton Aertson Hotel and head east down the "honky-tonk highway," brimming with entertainment and history.
This is where you'll find renowned honky-tonks like Tootsie's, Acme Feed & Seed and Robert's Western World – plus those launched by the likes of Garth Brooks and Miranda Lambert. Dip south into SoBro for some locally loved craft brews, and immerse yourself in music history at some of the country's best museums.
There's no way we could name every spot worth exploring on Broadway, but this list should get you started.
When most people think "Nashville," they think "honky-tonk" – and Broadway is a honky-tonk mecca. Wandering along Broadway, you'll find renowned spots and under-the-radar secrets. Map your route or just wander – you can't go wrong.
Music City Shop
If you don't have a trucker hat to show for it, did it even happen? Music City's best local brands showcase their gear at the Music City Shop. With two locations in the heart of downtown Nashville, you can scoop up souvenirs without slowing the memory-making.
Fifth + Broadway
For upscale dining and high-end shopping, it doesn't get much better than the multi-level Fifth + Broadway mall. Opened in 2021, but born ready to impress, it convenes nationally loved brands and restaurants – with a distinctly Nashville feel.
National Museum of African American Music
The American soundtrack would barely exist without the influence of African American musicians, and the NMAAM is the only museum wholly devoted to their impact. Take your tour through "One Nation Under Groove."
Make memories in the place of music legends – and the former home of the Grand Ole Opry. The Ryman is rich in history and beloved by today's biggest bands (Coldplay called it "The greatest theatre in the world").
Home of the Nashville Predators ice hockey team and host to epic touring artists – names include the Eagles, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire and Elton John – the Bridgestone Arena offers something for everyone.
Are honky-tonks and neon lights on your must-experience list? Head a mile east toward Lower Broadway, or "Lower Broad," for some of the liveliest music and dining in town.