Tootsies Orchid Lounge
Tootsies Orchid Lounge
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11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Bar where performers have taken the stage since the early 1960s in hopes of being discovered.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • kerrih442018
    Selkirk, New York461 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun place, lots of talent.
    This place is an iconic spot in Nashville. Purple building jumps out at you as your walking down Broadway. There are several bands, so wind your way up and listen to a band on each level. It gets packed but it’s worth it. We stopped in twice while there, give a listen.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 18, 2023
  • HeinoP123
    Spring Grove, Illinois122 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Music and Excellent Airport Food
    This is a spinoff of the famous Tootsie's honky tonk in downtown Nashville. We had a layover in Nashville and gave this place a try. Within a few minutes of us sitting down, a very good singer playing a guitar ended his day there. They regularly have musicians that play there. As with most airport eateries, they have a full bar with quite a few beers on tap. My wife had the Mushroom Swiss Burger ($12.50) which came with a side of fries. The burger was actually 2 burger patties, probably one half pound of meat total, with a swiss cheese slice, a few grilled mushrooms, lettuce, tomato and raw red onion. She said it had a very good beef flavor and she enjoyed it. The fries were just fries. I had the Supreme Nachos ($12.00). They come with Chili, but I substituted BBQ pork for an extra $2.00 and I'm glad I did. To my surprise, they added the pork along with chili atop the tortilla chips. The chili didn't have much flavor. There was plenty of melty queso, some tomato, and a few jalapeno slices. They were very generous with the pork. This was not pulled pork, but rather large chunks of very moist, lightly seasoned pork that had a pure pork flavor. I was very happy I got this. For airport food, it was pretty good.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 16, 2023
  • EMSJ
    Weston super Mare, United Kingdom543 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go in just to say you’ve been there.
    Like most peoples reviews we only went into this bar to say we’d been in. The security guard at the door was indeed very rude. The drinks were extremely expensive $20 for 2 bottles of Bud!!! The band on the first floor were just screaming at the mike, but the group on the second floor were in fact very good.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • Simon H
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant
    One of the two original Honky Tonks on Broadway (the other being Roberts Western World - another top bar). Fantastic atmosphere and great music. Lots of memorabilia on the walls. A solid pick for a brilliant music experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Amy
    Nebraska20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    3 levels of live music
    The beer is expense but the dive bar atmosphere is totally dependent on what band is playing. Make sure to checkout all 3 levels to see which band you like best, don’t just stop on the first level. All the bands switch over at 10 pm and then no music for a while so plan accordingly.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 30, 2023
  • OnAir31702165328
    Macon, Georgia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nashville with friends
    Went to the late show at the Grand Ol' Opry. Garth was there it was great. Went downtown and ate at Jason Aldean's place the food was good, the hot chick mac & cheese was fantastic. Walked around the rest of downtown, it was good. The next day went to Opry Mills mall. Giant mall with lots of interesting stores. Took the General Jackson dinner boat and show. The food was ok and the show was good.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 1, 2023
  • DoverDaddy
    Emsdale, Canada666 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely busy
    This place is Country music famous. I have been here numerous times and every time it's very busy. Three stories high with a bar on each level and live music. 3rd floor even had a patio. Service was fast and friendly. It was a Saturday afternoon with a hockey game that night and football on Sunday. It was extremely busy on all levels and at $10 beers with not enough seating. It has a really nice view of the downtown strip.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 3, 2023
  • JDog584
    Waterbury, Connecticut124 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped for the history!
    A friend and I stopped at Tootsie's as we were bar hopping throughout broadway. It was packed inside, near impossible to move around, and just not enjoyable. It was cool to stop in just because of the history of the place, but I don't think I would go back unless I was with someone who wanted to go in for the same reason that I did. I don't have much else to say about the place.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 10, 2023
  • napngs
    Albany, New York364 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We sat at the first floor bar in this photo Sun Sept 24, 2023
    Tootsie's Orchid Lounge is a three story music venue, bar, & restaurant. It's nostalgic, loud, fun with cheap drinks and music of all kinds by people trying to get record contracts in Nashville. Right on Broadway & 5th Ave N next to the historic & original home of the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium. We visited her on Sun Sept 24, 2023 around 1:00pm. No cover charges in Nashville. Three floors of live music music, bars, & food. Supposedly Willie Nelson has admitted that he had been to Tootsie's "before, during, & after" performances at the Ryman. The photos on the walls are a testament to all that have sang, played, & partook at this hallowed drinking palace. A couple of drinks and we split a good sandwich for lunch. This is a true watering hole and honky tonk establishment. Grab a seat & a drink and listen to music by players that you just may say "we saw them back in the day at Tootsie's". Open 7 Days a Week 9:30am - 3:00am Kitchen Hours 10:00am - 1:00am This place is always busy but is a must stop on Music Row in Nashville, TN Thanks to bartender Lauren M & the staff here. Nick & Liz, Albany, NY
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 21, 2023
  • A. M.
    Virginia Beach, Virginia451 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Bands, Great Atmosphere
    Tootsies came highly recommended both by local friends who live here and also on nearly every single list of places to go for live music in Nashville. We stopped in after visiting a few other bars on Music Row and were not disappointed. It's not as fancy inside as some of the newer ones, but it's charming and bare bones bar feeling. Dive-y. A new band had just taken the stage at about 10pm and they had a fiddle player so I knew I was in for a treat. She was excellent and of course there was Charlie Daniels in the mix. The first floor is very stuffy and cramped with barely any room to walk or move around, the second floor is much larger and has a much larger stage and the third floor is the largest of all and most spread out. The band on the first floor was my personal favorite though. They do have a food menu but we stuck to music and drinks.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 7, 2024
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ohiotraveler7687
Buckeye Lake, OH123 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
its a nice old honky tonk the bands are great but all shots were $14 each. they need to hire duct cleaners to vacumm the ceilings and pieps up above was very dirty and this was my 5th trio to nashville since 2006 and still filthey there. i kept my hand over my expensive drink but the kids knocked a spider out of my hair, i mean here they are cramming all those ppl in then wont pay to have it cleaned up. i believe i will have to call the tn department of health about them and Legends, the stage and roberts. all the old honky tonks. they are nice but they need to address the filth. a band isnt everything. we ended uo most;y at more of the cleaner newer p;aces because of this
Written April 17, 2024
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Kelly W
East Syracuse, NY114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was such a fun place to have drinks at.
just hanging out and listening to the live music and enjoying the atmosphere
loving the stuff all over the walls
Written April 11, 2024
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Teresa K
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We were seated at a table for about 30 minutes and then someone just “bought” the table for $300. We were told to get up immediately to let them have the table. We had drinks and food on the table at the time. Refused to get up as we were paying customers. They literally called the police to make us move from the table. We have spent a considerable amount of money there. It was ridiculous. We have always loved it there but will never go back.
Written March 24, 2024
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Christine0114
Holland, PA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our favorite honky tonk on Broadway. Three levels plus a rooftop bar. We had a great time listening to different bands on each level. Shout out to our fave - Chandler Marie. What a great time!
Written February 16, 2024
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Angeleigh P
Kissimmee, FL5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Three different levels = three completely vibes! Each one of them was really fun just vastly different from each other. Still a Nashville staple so DEFINITELY hit this place if you’re in town. The bartenders are super friendly too, so be sure to tip well! They deserve it!
Written February 14, 2024
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Jim H
Boise, ID115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had a ball there. The girls behind the bar were incredible. They didn’t miss a beat. The band was great. It was crowded wall to wall up front. There’s another area in the back we don’t go to. Might not have been so tight.
Written February 4, 2024
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Kathy H
Saint Louis, MO300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Jam packed, high energy honky-tonk with fantastic, but very loud music. The bands are amazing. We heard everything from Guns and Roses to Tim McGraw. The quesadilla was delicious. No beer on tap -- just bottles and mixed drinks, but they were cold and fast to arrive. Dance floor packed on the weekend. We visited 5 honky-tonks and I have to say Tootsie's did have the best bands.
Written January 27, 2024
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A. M.
Virginia Beach, VA451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Tootsies came highly recommended both by local friends who live here and also on nearly every single list of places to go for live music in Nashville.

We stopped in after visiting a few other bars on Music Row and were not disappointed. It's not as fancy inside as some of the newer ones, but it's charming and bare bones bar feeling. Dive-y.

A new band had just taken the stage at about 10pm and they had a fiddle player so I knew I was in for a treat. She was excellent and of course there was Charlie Daniels in the mix.

The first floor is very stuffy and cramped with barely any room to walk or move around, the second floor is much larger and has a much larger stage and the third floor is the largest of all and most spread out. The band on the first floor was my personal favorite though.

They do have a food menu but we stuck to music and drinks.
Written January 7, 2024
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napngs
Albany, NY364 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge is a three story music venue, bar, & restaurant. It's nostalgic, loud, fun with cheap drinks and music of all kinds by people trying to get record contracts in Nashville. Right on Broadway & 5th Ave N next to the historic & original home of the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium. We visited her on Sun Sept 24, 2023 around 1:00pm. No cover charges in Nashville. Three floors of live music music, bars, & food.
Supposedly Willie Nelson has admitted that he had been to Tootsie's "before, during, & after" performances at the Ryman. The photos on the walls are a testament to all that have sang, played, & partook at this hallowed drinking palace.
A couple of drinks and we split a good sandwich for lunch.
This is a true watering hole and honky tonk establishment. Grab a seat & a drink and listen to music by players that you just may say "we saw them back in the day at Tootsie's".
Open 7 Days a Week
9:30am - 3:00am
Kitchen Hours
10:00am - 1:00am
This place is always busy but is a must stop on Music Row in Nashville, TN
Thanks to bartender Lauren M & the staff here.
Nick & Liz, Albany, NY
Written December 21, 2023
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jordansbulls
Houston, TX59,622 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Good spot to go to. Advantage here is they have 3 floors of different music going on at the same time along with a rooftop as well. Had a Long Island Iced Tea.
Written December 10, 2023
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