8 Best Jazz Bars In Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville is the capital and the most populous city of the state of Tennessee. The city and state are well-known for being home to the genre of country music, with most of the city’s iconic tourist attractions and landmarks being related to country music and its origins. The city is not only built on country music but the music scene in general, and it is also home to many iconic music venues like the Grand Ole Opry House and the Ryman Auditorium. Being such a huge musical city, there are many places where you can grab a bite, get a drink and enjoy live music. If you’re a huge jazz fan, here are the best jazz bars in Nashville, Tennessee, that you ought to check out. Scroll down to find out more.

1. Rudy's Jazz Room

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Posted by Rudy's Jazz Room on Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Rudy’s Jazz Room is dedicated to giving its patrons an amazing jazz experience in a traditional and authentic jazz club. The cosy and aesthetic neon lights of the club contribute to the warm and friendly feeling of most traditional jazz clubs while giving you great food and even better music. There are live jazz musicians and bands performing almost every night and all shows, except Sunday jazz brunches, are 21 and up. Cover charge is usually USD 10.

Rudy's Jazz Room

Address: 809 Gleaves St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Website: Rudy’s Jazz Room

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 5pm - 12am; Thu: 5pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 2am; Sun: 11.30am - 12.30am

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2. Black Rabbit

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Posted by Black Rabbit on Friday, 24 May 2019

Black Rabbit combines a unique restaurant experience with amazing house cocktails as well as great live entertainment and weekly events. Located in the historical old neighbourhood of Printer’s Alley, Black Rabbit has a spacious open bar, cosy tables inside as well as outdoor patio seating. They specialise in serving small plates to share as well as a wide array of cocktails. Check out their website for regular live music shows and weekly specials.

Black Rabbit

Address: 218 3rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Website: Black Rabbit

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4.30pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 4.30pm - 1am (closed on Sun)

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3. The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

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If you’re looking for a more exciting and interesting night out in the town with friends, The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar is definitely the place to go. This restaurant and bar’s calling card is their Big Bang show, where they combine singing, with comedic effects and even audience participation, all incorporated into an amazing piano performance. Every night is different but guaranteed to give you a great night that you won’t forget.

The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

Address: 154 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Website: The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar

Opening hours: Thu: 8pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 8pm - 2am (closed on Sun - Wed)

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4. Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

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Posted by Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar on Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar focuses on blues music specifically, a subset of jazz. What’s so special and unique about this music club is that they have live blues music playing every day, all day. It’s hard to not get down and enjoy your time at this club and bar. Besides great music, they also serve up amazing Cajun-style cuisines and great drinks to go with them. Some of their signature drinks include their Big Easy Hurricane and the NOLA Sweet Tea.

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

Address: 220 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Website: Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

Opening hours: 11am - 3am (daily)

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5. Sambuca

Posted by Sambuca Nashville on Wednesday, 13 February 2019

A classier and more upper-class option, Sambuca is a restaurant located in the Gulch, which serves lunch, dinner, and also has a bar open until late nights. Besides serving amazing elevated American food, they also have live music almost every night, with musicians and bands from all different genres of music from jazz and the blues, to country and pop. Check out the music schedule on their website to look at all the talented musicians.


Address: 601 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA

Website: Sambuca

Opening hours: Mon: 4pm - 10pm; Tue - Thu & Sun: 11am - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11am - 11pm

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6. Alley Taps

Posted by Alley Taps on Thursday, 14 February 2019

If you’re looking for a more down-to-earth place with comfy vibes, Alley Taps is the place to be. A lively and warm restaurant and bar, Alley Taps serves classic bar food and small bites: pizzas, nachos, buffalo wings and so much more. They also serve ice cold draft beers, as well as a wide array of cocktails and drinks. As for live music, they have live performers and musicians playing every night.

Alley Taps

Address: 162 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Website: Alley Taps

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 2pm - 12am; Fri: 2pm - 2am; Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 11am - 12am

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7. Skull's Rainbow Room

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Posted by Skull's Rainbow Room Printers Alley on Thursday, 6 June 2019

Also located along Printer’s Alley and just a few doors down from Alley Taps, Skull’s Rainbow Room offers classic American fine dining fare, as well as amazing drinks at the bar. Have one of their delicious steaks for dinner and try their iconic Rainbow Room cocktail while enjoying the live music. They have an array of entertainment acts gracing their iconic checkerboard stage every night, from daily live jazz music to burlesque performances and even comedy shows.

Skull's Rainbow Room

Address: 222 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Website: Skull’s Rainbow Room

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 3pm - 2am; Fri - Sun: 2.30pm - 2am

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8. BB King's Blues Club

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Posted by BB King's Blues Club Nashville on Friday, 20 July 2018

BB King’s Blues Club serves up amazing finger-licking barbecue ribs, but that’s not what the crowds come in for. Besides being a great restaurant and bar, the place also has live music playing every night. Like its namesake, blues and jazz music plays every night, either by its house band, the BB King’s Blues Club’s All-Star Band, or the other regular musicians who all dabble in other genres in music.

BB King's Blues Club

Address: 152 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA

Website: BB King’s Blues Club

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 12am; Fri: 11am - 2am; Sat: 10am - 2am; Sun: 10am - 12am

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There’s nothing like some great live jazz music to accompany your meal. All of these 10 bars are great places to stop by in Nashville for fans of jazz music, or even those that appreciate great music and grooving to the beat.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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