Best Nightclubs in Nashville

Are you looking to discover the best nightclubs in Nashville?

Then we have you covered!

On this page, you’ll find the official shortlist all the nightclubs in Nashville. (More in-depth further below). And, each with why its best to go.

Feel free to check out each nightclub’s official profile to find out more and to find out which is best for you.

We’ve also created seperate shortlists for each music genre you might like to hear at a club on your night out.

So check out these articles aswell:

Furthermore, you can get on the guest list or book a table with bottle service on some of the more exclusive clubs. We are happy to help you out with either.

The Best Places to go Clubbing in Nashville

1. Tribe

Tribe bar

Your vibe attracts your tribe and at this nightclub you can find like-minded folks to spend your Saturday nights with. Tribe is a contemporary bar and gay night club in Nashville that is very popular with the LGBT community. It has a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, and everyone is welcome as long as they are tolerant of others. There is a wide menu of drinks and food items. You will particularly enjoy the hospitality at Tribe and the bartenders will treat you as one of their own.

2. Play Dance Bar

Play Dance Bar

Play is a venue known for its dancefloor and open atmosphere. The club attracts people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and sexual orientations. They have a trendy and modern décor with fluorescent lighting to set the mood. You can enjoy the music and drinks or catch one of their famous drag shows that are packed with entertainment. This alternative club is preferred by the younger crowd because of the energetic vibe.

3. Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge is considered a historic site around Nashville. It has been around since the ‘60s and witnessed the birth of the city’s night life. The club used to host Waylon Jennings. Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson in its heyday. Visitors can still see the memorabilia and photos lining the walls. This is another live music night club where you can listen to bluegrass, country and other 80’s tribute bands.

4. Wildhorse Saloon

Wildhorse Saloon

True to the Nashville spirit, the Wildhorse Saloon is known for its equestrian interior. As soon as you enter, you can hear drinks being poured and dancer’s heels clacking on the floor. This is the nightclub where you can partake in some good old-fashioned line dancing. The venue is housed in a historic warehouse and you can get a good view of the Cumberland River from the top floor.

5. Ibiza


Ibiza is one of Nashville’s best salsa club situated right on Hickory Boulevard. The venue boasts a large dance floor which means all the couples have enough room to show off their moves. The club has been around more than a  decade and has built a loyal fan base amongst those who love caliente music. They have special offers on drinks because salsa dancing can make you very thirsty.

6. Dirty Little Secret

Dirty Little Secret

Nashville’s best kept secret is a dark and mysterious club along Printer’s Alley. Cleverly named Dirty Little Secret, this is where you get to experience intrigue, excitement and pleasure. The soft lighting and the monotone interior is true to the theme. This venue continues to evolve as they add more entertainment acts to their schedule. You can see a variety of DJs turn the tables and hear music from different genres.

Videos To Watch To Discover

Do Nashville bars scan for IDS?

A bartender said the bar scans all IDs that enter the door on weekends. But during the week he said it was at security discretion. “So if you look younger, just scan it to make sure it’s genuine his ID,” he said.

When does the Nashville nightlife start?

Many clubs are already open at 10am.
The closing time is usually 2am or 3am. Smoking is prohibited in restaurants in Nashville, but is still allowed in bars. As a result, some honky-tonks are non-smoking, while others have smoking and non-smoking areas.

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