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Tootsies Orchid Lounge


About Us:

'Mom's' was the original name of Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Tootsie Bess bought Mom's in 1960. She credits a painter with naming Tootsie's. She came in one day to find that he had painted her place orchid...thus the name Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. 

Famous early customers were Kris Kristofferson, Faron Young, Willie Nelson, Tom T. Hall, Hank Cochran, Mel Tillis, Roger Miller, Webb Pierce, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline and many more. Performers at the Opry would sometimes sneak out the side door and grab a drink at Tootsie’s between sets. 

In 1992, local businessman Steve Smith reinvested in Tootsies and is credited for part of the revitalization of downtown Nashville. Today, Tootsies is an international destination visited by locals and tourists alike. Tootsie’s is known for having the best local musicians and as a haven for some the world’s most popular acts. You truly never know who you may see on one of Tootsie’s three stages or hanging out on the rooftop patio. 


Mandy Torto

Sunday, July 29, 2018
I feel like you really need to be drunk to enjoy the atmosphere here. What is very cool is it's three separate levels all having a different band. One level actually had two bands on the same level which was kind of odd and the music interferes with each other as there was one inside and one on the rooftop. There were so many Bridal parties you really couldn't hear the music only the obnoxious girls screaming and trying to sing. we had gone here during the day and thought we were really excited to go back in the evening but when we went back in the evening we quickly left.

Laura Krajacic

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Feels like a Nashville staple, everyone talked about going to Tootsies. It felt a little dirty though. Gum under the bar, dirty stairwell, spilled drinks and such. Great drinks however! Try the Key Lime Pie, SO GOOD!!! I think it's a must to say you've been and to write your name on the wall. But my recommendation is to have a drink and then mosey on down Broadway to some cleaner and less crowded places. Also! Not a place for children. I saw several families come in to listen to music. Not a good idea, this is a bar atmosphere.

Zachary Jones

Friday, July 6, 2018
5 bucks for a bottle of beer is pretty pricey at happy hour. Sat at the bar by the people shucking oysters and didn’t receive too much attention. I don’t know if the server couldn’t see us very well due to the location or if she just wasn’t feeling it that night. The place wasn’t too busy but the service was sub par. $5 for a dozen of fresh oysters during happy hour is a great deal though

Jennifer Manz

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
My girlfriends and I were told by a few friends to visit THE Historical Tootsies! We loved the 2nd floor music, had moonshine shots and then went to the 3rd floor and listened to the band and hung out there for the rest of the night- so much fun! Loved the rooftop bar- would go back in a minute :-)

Abby Ossege

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Nothing better than coming in early for their big oyster special on certain days then listening to some country music later on at night. Nothing better than coming in early for their big oyster special on certain days then listening to some country music later on at night. One of the best bars around.

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