Star Rover Sound

Here’s an easy and fool-proof recipe for a night out in Nashville: Start with drinks at Le Loup, head downstairs for a seafood-forward dinner at The Optimist, and then shut down the night at the neighboring Star Rover Sound, a live music hall that serves tacos, tequila, and fried bologna sandwiches. It feels like a honky-tonk, but not the kind you’d find on Broadway. There’s some midcentury modern energy here, and you can actually have a conversation without screaming while you watch local acts perform every Thursday through Saturday night. Grab a tufted vinyl booth and a margarita from the neon-lit bar, and enjoy the jazz, bluegrass, country, and Americana—with nary a neon-colored phallic sippy cup in sight.

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