Top Celebrity-Owned Bars and Restaurants in Nashville

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Nashville - Tennessee - Celebrity - Bar - Restaurant - Music City - Rock City

Nashville, Tennessee is a place known for country music legends. But it’s not just that. Celebrities of all music genres, as well as actors and famous chefs, have passed through Music City. And many have decided to make it their home. What many who don’t live here might not be aware of is that several of these celebrities have gone so far as to buy restaurants and bars in the city. Many of them have been known to speak to strangers and fans along the way. It’s an exciting city to visit. So, let’s take a look at the Top Celebrity-Owned Bars and Restaurants in Nashville. 

Ole Red – Blake Shelton 

Ole Red was inspired by the owner Blake Shelton’s song of the same name. Originally the bar opened in Shelton’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The Nashville location opened at 300 Broadway five years ago in June of 2018.  

The venue boasts a two-story bar and restaurant, a dance floor, a private event space, and a retail area, as well as a rooftop bar. The restaurant features Southern-inspired fare and a wide selection of libations. 

Nashville’s Aj’s Good Time Bar – Alan Jackson 

Alan Jackson opened his bar, Aj’s Good Time Bar, in what was once a Civil War hospital as well as Nashville’s first used record store. Located in the oldest building on Broadway, it sits close to the famed Ryman Auditorium and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  

The bar boasts three floors and a rooftop bar. The venue hosts live country music and karaoke. Each floor features tributes to Alan’s music career and life. As with most bars, you can catch a sports game or just hang out and enjoy the sounds of emerging Nashville-bound country artists.  

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Redneck Riviera – Treg Rich in Nashville

Also opened in 2018, down the street from Aj’s, the Redneck Riviera, owned by Treg Rich. Features classic barbecue. The restaurant celebrates heroes, offering military vets, first responders, and active duty personal specials on beer, wine, and cocktails.  

The menu is basic – featuring barbecue in the form of plates, sliders, and salads. Oh – and man n’ cheese, naturally. You can also grab some traditional chili and nachos as well as Redneck Riviera’s version of jerky.  

Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa 

Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa, also located on Broadway – and also down the street from Aj’s and Redneck Riviera, offers Tex-Mex food and drinks. Advertised in bright pink neon, Casa Rosa owns the title as the first Nashville strip restaurant to be owned by a female country music artist. 

The venue features four levels including several bars with stages. You’ll find menu items here like southern fried fish, shrimp, and chicken as well as BBQ brisket and more to enjoy.   

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