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.