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Printer's Alley

between 3rd Ave N & 4th Ave N, an alley from Union St to Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37201
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Small, gritty street lined with some of Nashville's best bars and restaurants.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“boogie bar” (15 reviews)
“rainbow room” (12 reviews)
between 3rd Ave N & 4th Ave N, an alley from Union St to Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37201
Downtown Nashville
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend recommended this area so we wanted to check it out. We found the alley easily and walked into Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar! Great Music and drinks with reasonable prices. We wished we would have had time to check out a few...More

Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended to us by a local so we thought it would be good and I can imagine it would be... if there were more than about four bars open. There was a blues one, an English bar and Alley taps plus one more...More

Thank Millin1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking forward to exploring this little alley and finding a bite to eat on our first night in Nashville. However, what we found was that there was really nothing there. Places were boarded up, but it looked like reconstruction was maybe about to...More

Thank crvisitor41
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Make sure to visit! You won’t be sorry! It’s a unique spot away from the hustle and bustle of Nashville. Find a cozy spot and enjoy drinks while listening to music!

Thank mnnofziger
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Printer's Alley is certainly not the area that it used to be, but if you happen to be eating at Demos, you are only feet away, so why not check out Printer's Alley. Printer's Alley is just that - an alley - located between 3rd...More

1  Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Not a lot of restaurants/bars open in October here but the few we did go into had wonderful music. We sat at one for about an hour just having drinks and listening to the music

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Great spot for music and entertainment. Just a small side street but plenty of places to pop in for an evening. I hear they're now making "improvements" and hope they haven't ruined the area.

Thank NeverUnpacked
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had the amazing lobster bisque soup at Skull's - A MUST in Nashville. Next door you can catch some great blues and a Burlesque show.

1  Thank KatieSueBlue
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We found the blues clubs in Printer Alley slightly less crouded that the places on Broadway. The groups were exellent . If you genrea of choice is blues this is your place to visit in Nashville.

Thank Rick N
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Printer's Alley has always been a fun experience and full of fun history. The construction going on now makes it awful and unsafe. I'm so sad to see Nashville basically destroying the area.

Thank judy177
Nearby Restaurants
Skull's Rainbow Room
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Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar
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Back Alley Diner
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Questions & Answers
1 December 2017|
Response from Anthony C | Reviewed this property |
Its about 10 miles away.. Printers alley is in one street over from Broadway and Opry is out near Briley Parkway
Justine R
28 July 2016|
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Response from Francois A | Reviewed this property |
The whole area is walking distance music row is a little further but still walkable
9 January 2016|
Response from Summer G |
no... just about everything is 21 and up.