970 S Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: (931) 526-7125
Fax: (931) 520-7944
If you are in downtown Murfreesboro, then do head to Gilligans. This vibrant night-time destination offers two levels of entertainment that you may not experience anywhere else in the city. Featuring regular bar features like pool tables and dartboards, the venue mixes it up by also offering club nights like Ladies Nights on Thursdays, Free Keg Party nights on Fridays and more. The place is open Tuesdays to Sundays. To know more, do call or see the website.
In 1974, a little country grocery store was the site of a weekly jam session. Musicians would come from miles around to "pick a little" on the guitar and sing favorite tunes. The Jam Session evolved into what is now a favorite family-style restaurant. Tresa Street and her band performs on Friday nights and Bob Payne and his band perform on Saturday nights. You can be the first to listen to upcoming new talent on Tuesday nights since the microphone is open to amateurs. No alcohol served and smoking is prohibited, but bring your appetite. The pork barbecue and chicken are some of the best around. Long Hollow Jamboree & Restaurant is only 11 miles north of Nashville.
The Gibson Café and Guitar Gallery is a wonderful cafe located in the city of Nashville. The cafe is one-of-a-kind that features rare and famous Gibson guitars used by guitar legends. The cafe is smoke-free and has a family friendly environment. The most famous guitar, here, is the Anniversary Les Paul that has 67 diamonds used in it and 24 carat gold accents. You get a variety of interesting drinks and coffees here, including alcoholic beverages. You can also get yourself some interesting Gibson merchandise.
Java heaven is the best way to describe this understated espresso shop called Sam And Zoe's. Inside the old house off Branford Avenue you will find wonderful coffees, bagels, smoothies, sandwiches and pastries. Poetry readings on Wednesday nights and live music on Fridays and Saturdays create a 1960s feel. Most performers are little-known local talent, but there are surprises on the small stage from time to time. This is Nashville, after all.
The most authentic blues bar this side of Chicago is located in the 3rd Avenue office complex and strip mall. Wednesday night's feature house band, The Wooten Brothers, comprised of the insanely talented Victor Wooten (of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones) and his two brothers. The live music has another added benefit. Lines at the bar are very short, as everyone is near the stage listening to the tunes! Food is typical bar fare but still quite good. The burgers are excellent.
Formerly known as Blue Sky Court, The Rutledge is a live music venue with a bar. The bar area is separate from the performance area so that those enjoying the music won't be disturbed by those chatting at the bar. With a seating capacity of 250, this also makes for an ideal venue for private events and functions. Smoking is permitted only on the patio outside. Check the website for further details on events.
Feel your body swaying to the beat as you make your way to the bar amidst the colorful strobe lights and smartly dressed patrons. The drinks served at this popular downtown nightclub are stiff and budget friendly. Some of the best local DJ's spin their beats here along with internationally well-known tastemakers. Be advised, this locale can be hard to spot thanks to the nondescript brick warehouse exterior.
Unlike many downtown music venues, Windows On The Cumberland has character and atmosphere. Tall windows line the wood-paneled walls and actually do overlook the Cumberland River. The narrow room features a small stage and a small balcony. The tables are normally pushed to the walls to make room for dancing, and there's plenty of reason to dance. A local band kicks off the show every night at five with an "unplugged" set, followed by the nightly headliner. Saturday night is old-time country night and Sundays feature the sounds of the islands with reggae bands. Come in and enjoy a brew, listen to some tunes and dance the night away. No cover charge.
This is "the" place to kick your spurs up in Music City. The dance floor is the largest in Nashville, and the music and dancing are virtually nonstop. If showing off your moves makes you hungry, the kitchen offers a full lunch and dinner menu and the bar serves up frosty mugs of your favorite imported and domestic brews. This place is perfect for a night out with friends, a birthday party or for "boot-scootin'" with your sweetheart.
Tequila Cowboy is a place to get a fix for good beer, good food and top notch entertainment. The nightclub is spread over 25,000 square foot and boasts of a Rock Bar which serves interesting cocktails, beers and other spirits and hosts power paked performances of local brands, they also house a Karaoke Bar known as Wanna B's. In addition, the place has a VIP room for private parties and the Karma Lounge which is a dance club is also a part of the Tequila Cowboy. With so many fun activities under on roof, this place is sure to make your visit to Nashville a memorable one!
If you like the blues then you have to head to this place. The B.B. King's Blues Club is one of the best places to enjoy a night of good blues with some awesome bands like The B.B. King's House Rockers, The B.B. King's Soul Brigade, Burning Las Vegas, and The Soul Searchers. Even if you are not into the blues thing but are a complete foodie, come here for a taste of Southern Cuisine. There is something for everyone with well-marbled New York strip to fried catfish. Your visit would be incomplete without trying the impressive drinks on the bar menu. The B.B. King's Blues Club can put together a customized special package for you if interested in hosting an event here.
If you are walking down Broadway, you might miss this hidden gem as it is tucked away. The Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar is a place where everyone becomes a celebrity. Here you can write a song on a piece of paper and ask their talented pianist to play it for you, so you enjoy your song with a drink, bartenders and waitresses dance along and everyone has a good time. This place is one of the best Dueling Piano bars on the strip and sees huge crowds over weekends. Break away from your regular nightlife routine and give The Big Bang a chance, they won't disappoint you.