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is one of Nashville’s nightlife options open Khủng those under 21 .Turns out, there’s still plenty lớn bởi in the Nashville nightlife scene for people who are under 21. Despite the city’s tourism industry reputation that is so sánh closely tied béo the consumption of alcohol, folks under the drinking age have managed Khủng find their niche in the spots that welcome them .
For recent Vanderbilt alum Varsha Nair, line nhảy đầm at Wildhorse Saloon và going bự the drag shows at Play Dance Bar defined her college career, even after she turned 21 .
“ I think those kinds of experiences definitely made Nashville really perfect for my years as an early đôi mươi – something, ” she said on a recent episode of This Is Nashville, dedicated phệ sober nightlife in the thành phố .
Below, WPLN News has compiled a danh sách of places people under 21 can go mập for a night out. Or, if you prefer Instagram, you can find WPLN’s interactive guide there .
Located in South Nashville, this retro arcade is an affordable option for college students. While people under the drinking age must pay an $ 8 cover, there are 136 không lấy phí arcade games including Mortal Kombat, Ms. Pacman, Donkey Kong & Tapper. Food & drinks are also available at the two bars. There are plenty of alcoholic drinks, but a mocktail thực đơn offers mojitos, palomas & more. The patio also has giant-sized classics lượt thích Jenga, Connect Four & Beer Pong phệ get away from the loud âm thanh & bright lights of the arcade games. Depending on the day of the week, Game Terminal offers fun catered mập trivia & karaoke fanatics .
People of all ages are allowed bự come in until tám p. m., but Game Terminal closes at midnight from Sunday through Thursday và một a. m. on Friday & Saturday .
This spot in SoBro has something bự bởi vì for any giây phút of the day. The pool và patio are open on weekends until 7 p. m. The restaurant & bowling alley are open until 11 p. m. Sunday through Thursday, & một a. m. Friday & Saturday. A neon sign overlooks the 50 s – phong cách bowling lanes, which are separated from the dining area. Menu offerings are mới nhất American fare that can be paired with blackberry or ginger mocktails .
Head bự Wildhorse Saloon for an authentic Honky Tonk experience. There are some places on Lower Broad that welcome people under the drinking age, but Wildhorse on 2 nd Avenue has the most flexibility since it becomes 21 + only after 10 p. m. Fridays & Saturdays. Before the young ones have bự head trang chính, they can enjoy live âm thanh và hourly line nhảy đầm lessons. Wildhorse Saloon is open until midnight on Friday & Saturday & 10 p. m. Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday .
On any given day of the week ( except Mondays ) Plaza Mariachi has fun for the whole family. Lotería nights on Tuesdays are open Khủng people of all ages. Attendees have the chance mập play the traditional Mexican bingo for prizes ranging from blankets bự amusement park tickets. Wednesdays are for the little ones phệ take center stage at the family parties. Salsa aficionados can show off their skills starting at tám p. m. Thursday nights. Thos e with lesser skills can attend the không tính tiền lessons an hour before the pros arrive. And on weekend nights, anyone 18 or older can dance the night away bự live âm thanh or DJs. There are some events that are 21 +, though .
This intimate venue located in South Nashville has hosted both big-name và amateur comedians. There’s a bar, but their thực đơn has a few mocktails Khủng choose from. And they have a variety of food options. Plus, you only have lớn be 18 phệ get in — just make sure you have a valid khung of ID. Zanies is open every night of the week, & you can kiểm tra out their trang web phệ see the calendar. Ticket prices depend on the show, và keep in mind that there’s a two-item minimum purchase requirement. Stop by và you might just see someone at the peak, or the start, of an impressive career .
The Listening Room Café
When you buy tickets for shows at The Listening Room Café, you’re also making dinner reservations. As Nashville has changed so sánh has the location of the café, but it’s been around since 2006. The venue off bốn th Avenue is meant phệ be enjoyed by âm thanh lovers. The staff asks patrons mập keep conversations phệ a whisper. It’s open béo all ages, but make sure Khủng buy tickets beforehand. They’re generally not more than USD trăng tròn, but there is a USD 15 food or beverage minimum .
A longtime staple for Nashville’s queer community, Play is 18 + & invites you bự come dance. That’s why they have the huge dance floor, after all. Open Wednesday through Sunday, Play puts on drag shows multiple nights a week. They also host drag queens who are touring, so sánh you can buy tickets lớn see your favorite queens. Remember Khủng bring cash for the cover fee, which can range from USD 10 phệ USD đôi mươi, ( though there are ATMs on site ) và so sánh that you can tip the queens. And P.S., everyone gets in không lấy phí on Wednesdays, even if you’re under 21 .
Lonnie’s Western Room
If you’re a college student in Nashville, you probably already know about — & have embarrassed yourself in — Lonnie’s. The “ No. một local karaoke bar in Nashville ” is open Thursday through Sunday past midnight. Although western is in its name, this go-to karaoke spot has âm thanh ranging from country phệ hip-hop lớn oldies. Since 1989, Lonnie’s has welcomed singers under 21 mập the stage .
The volunteer-run collective in East Nashville says it “ hopes lớn build a community in the underground âm thanh và arts scenes lớn create a safer environment for all ages và backgrounds. ” Priding itself on being Nashville’s all-ages, all-people venue, you can catch indie, punk, hardcore và experimental rock shows here, whether or not you’re 21. Tickets are available mập each sự kiện on their calendar, with most costing around USD 15 .
Update: This story has been updated to add an additional nightlife option, Drkmttr Collective.