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Monday, May 16, 2011

Legend's Corner (Nashville, Tennessee)

Legend's Corner, 428 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.. Another great bar in the heart of the main bar area of Nashville. This is the true Honky Tonk Saloon of Nashville. It is located kitty corner from the Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League. A famous bar in Nashville, home so many stars that made it big in the music world. Live music all day and night long! The walls are adorned with record covers , memorabilia and guitars. They have a 12 string guitar once owned and signed by Johnny Cash. They have some interesting guitars on the wall such as, one made out of a wood toilet seat and they call is a shitar. There is a 6 neck guitar, one looks like the rear fender of a 1957 Chevy, one that looks like a Tommy gun and one that looks like a cut away of a car muffler, all very neat. Tons of celebrities come to this place. Look up their web site and check out who has been there! I had a great time here and would love co come back really soon!

Layla's Bluegrass Inn (Nashville, Tennessee)

Layla's Bluegrass Inn, 418 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.. In the heart of all the bars in Nashville. The home of Hillbilly and country music. Just not my bag, a little too hillbilly for me. If you like vehicle licence plates they have lots of them hanging from the ceiling. Live music all day and all night. It is very rustic in here and after listening for a while, I felt the need to move on to some place where I would enjoy the music a little more.

The Falls Bar and Lounge (Nashville, Tennessee)

The Falls Bar and Lounge situated in the Gaylord Opryland Resprt and Conference Centre, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.. This is a massive resort hotel with 2881 rooms under covered 9 acres! The Falls is located just in the main entrance, and has two water falls running right be side it. Listening to the water falls while having a drink is very relaxing. The bar doesn't open until the after noon, but you can sit there even if it is not open. By the late after noon this place gets packed. Drinks are not cheap here, for example a glass of wine starts at $10.00! It is a good place to sit and people watch as just about every one has to walk past here at some time or another. Many of the people are lost and trying to figure their way with maps provided by the hotel. They have a very nice sit up bar that seats about 20 people or so in nice comfortable bar stools. You can take your drink and wander around the entire complex and not get in to trouble for it. The water around the bar has large Coy fish and is surrounded by beautiful gardens!

BB King's Blues Club (Nashville, Tennessee)

BB Kings Blues Club, 152-2nd Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.. Just around the corner from Broadway where most of the bars are. It is also right beside Coyote Ugly Bar (No I didn't go there, I didn't want to fall off the bar! LOL!). This is a large bar with most of the people coming for dinner and the music. I even had to pay a $5.00 cover charge to have dinner. The Ribs here are great, the meat just falls off the bone, and the taste mmmm good! I also tried the Catfish bites that came with a dipping sauce, they too were good. The music was outstanding and lots of people up dancing. Service here was pretty good considering how busy this place is. Lots of waiters and they were running their asses off to keep every one happy. The music isn't just blues but yes there is blues here!! So many places and so little time, but I am glad I tried this place out.

Rippy's Smokin Bar and Grill (Nashville, Tennessee)

Rippy's Smokin Bar and Grill, 429 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.. Located right across from the Bridgestone Arena, home of the National Hockey League, Nashville Predators. During the games they close down the street between the bar and the arena for the outside party. the main portion of the bar is on the main floor where they have live music (who doesn't in Nashville). They have a large U shape (sort of) bar that seats 12 or so or stands 20-30 when they are really busy. I hear that they also have very good BBQ but I never had a chance to try it out. On the second floor it is a covered open air section of the bar, how cool is that. You can sit up there in the fresh air and watch the goings on around you. I was there before a Predators home playoff game against the Vancouver Canucks. They were still nice to all the Canuck fans that invaded the bar. Everyone was very friendly and talkitive. They had numerous TV'S through out with sports on. This is much more a sports bar than it is a country bar. Still in Nashville they have live country bands playing in a sports bar and it really works well here, even if you are not a country fan.

Tootsies Orchid Lounge (Nashville, Tennessee)

Tootsies Orchid Lounge, 422 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.. A very famous and historical bar in Nashville, many stars have gotten their start or help along the way here. Tootsie would let up and coming start run a tab, and at the end of the year the tabs would build up. entertainers who got help from her through the years would pay off the out standing tabs for the up and comers. This venue has the walls covered in signed pictures of many of the starts that have performed here over the years. This place is on the smaller side but full of atmosphere and live music all of the time. Food who knows, I was too busy enjoying the place and having a drink. If the walls of this place could talk, I bet they would have a million amazing stories. They even have a Tootsies at the Nashville airport and the food there is good. Tootsies is right in the middle of all the bars in Nashville and not hare to mess due to its purple colour. Every One knows where Tootsies is and if they don't they haven't been out in a long time!! Two thumbs up for sure.

Sharp's Roaster and Ale House (Seatac, Washington)

Sharp's Roaster and Ale House, 18427 International Blvd, Seatac, WashingtonU.S.A. Situated very close to Seatac International Airport. They boast 500 spirits in stock and 26 fresh draught beer on tap. As you enter the restaurant is larger and on the left, the bar is on the right. The sit up bar seats 8 people. On one wall they have what they call the "Wager Wheel". It is like those large gambling wheels at the fair. Every half hour the bartender spins the wheel and that determines what is on special for that half hour. You get deals on drinks and food. One time whle we were there is was martinis for cheap. The food is very good here, and it was half price appys as well! My wife had two salmon tacos and a prawn cocktail with coleslaw. The prawns were large and fresh. The tacos were very good. I had the two pork sliders which is made with pulled pork, and again very good. They also have a large roaster where you can watch the chicken being cooked on a spit, the smell in there makes you want to eat! The ceiling of the bar is covered in bent propellers from various aircraft. On one of the walls they have 200 different beer taps mounted on display. All in all we really enjoyed it here and would come back again for sure!