5 Country Stars Opening Bars on Nashville’s Lower Broadway

Florida Georgia Line aren't the only country stars opening a bar on South Broadway in Nashville. See who else is staking their claim.

5 Country Stars Opening Bars on Nashville’s Lower Broadway
Florida Georgia Line; Photo by Johnny Louis/FilmMagic

Hot off the heels of announcing several additional opening acts for their 2017 Smooth Tour, Florida Georgia Line revealed that they’d be expanding their empire by opening FGL House, a restaurant/entertainment venue for fans on South Broadway in Nashville.

The idea to expand their resumes into restauranteurs is nothing new for some of country’s biggest stars, as several of them have also staked their claim on the boulevard of honky tonks. Fans will get their fair share of music by entering any of these new multi-level properties, nestled in the middle of downtown Nashville.

This summer, business will be booming with the latest additions hitting South Broadway. See who’s opening (or recently opened) a new, exciting experience on SoBro.

1. Florida Georgia Line – FGL House

Florida Georgia Line is well-known for throwing some epic parties… just look at their wildly-successful run of tours. The duo will expand their repertoire with the four-level FGL House, opening just in time for CMA Fest in June. FGL’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard will share customized menus featuring Old Camp Whiskey cocktails and some of their favorite foods – burgers, steak, fish, etc. Each floor will give fans a new vibe, with the basement holding a more chill feel and the rooftop rocking the night away.

2. Alan JacksonAJ’s Good Time Bar

Alan Jackson is no stranger to the workings of SoBro. The singer already has a property at the corner of the street called Acme Feed & Seed, where he serves as one of the most prominent investors. But now, Jackson has staked his claim with the purchase of the three-story, 6,000 square foot property that housed The Wheel and The Wheel Cigar Bar. Patrons can soak in the glorious summer weather with the newly built rooftop patio set at 421 Broadway.

3. Dierks BentleyWhiskey Row

Dierks Bentley jumped into the restaurant business head first, opening his first of several Whiskey Rows in his home state of Arizona. After seeing the popularity of those, the “Black” singer decided to see what he was made of when he purchased 400 Broadway and began to convert it into his own bar. The location will be best known for its 50 beers on tap, three stages, rooftop deck, and its endless options of food (like Dierks’ Fried Chicken or the Whiskey Burger). Bentley fans will have to wait a little bit longer to “Come A Little Closer” to Whiskey Row as the venue is scheduled for a July 2017 opening.

4. Blake SheltonOle Red Nashville (partnership with Ryman Hospitality Properties)

As if Blake Shelton doesn’t have enough on his plate… in between balancing a successful country music career and his popularity as a coach on NBC’s The Voice, Shelton has partnered up with Ryman Hospitality for an venue unlike any other. Opening at 300 Broadway sometime in 2018, the multi-level, 26,000 sq. ft. entertainment venue, dubbed Ole Red, will feature a two-story bar and restaurant, retail store, performance stage, dance floor, VIP booths and much more. Fans may also catch a glimpse of the country star behind the bar from time to time, too!

5. John RichRedneck Riviera

Settled between Second and Third Avenue, John Rich of Big & Rich will make his mark on the Nashville map with his Redneck Riviera bar. In addition to hosting vacationers looking for a rowdy time, the location will feature The Heroes Bar, an interior location for those men and women both active in and retired from the U.S. military. As a thank you, the first drink is on the house for those protecting the red, white and blue. Coinciding with the new Nashville location, Rich is also expanding into Sin City with the same concept.