We Went on an Epic Bender in Nashville and Lived to Tell the Tale
Call it Hank’s Law: Wherever you find a lot of great country singers, you’re going to find a lot of great bars. That was the hypothesis that I went to Nashville to test, and let me tell you, after sampling a field of 30 or so taverns and restaurants, in styles ranging from what I’d call “Mansion on the Hill” to “Friends in Low Places,” Hank’s Law is a scientifically proven fact. Nashville is no newcomer to the bar game—its honky-tonks are the stuff of music legend—and a whole new generation of nightspots has sprung from those deep roots. My research began at the tony Oak Bar at the Hermitage Hotel, where I sipped an exquisite Old Hickory bourbon cocktail called the Tennessee Waltz and pressed the bartender, Alex, for locals-only information. It all went delightfully downhill from there. But don’t take my word for it. Get to Nashville and conduct your own fieldwork.
As you can see, Nashville is the place to be! And with all the free fun you can have in Music City, including free music all day every day, Nashville is the best all around. Start planning your trip now.