Station Inn hits Southern Living

The Station Inn sign - photo by Ted LehmannThe Station Inn, a Nashville landmark for bluegrass music lovers for nearly 40 years, has been chosen as among the 2013 South’s Best Bars in Southern Living magazine. They made the list this year in the Live Music category, along with D.B.A. New Orleans in New Orleans, LA and John T. Floore Country Store in Helotes, TX.

Since 1974, Music City visitors and residents have sought out The Station Inn, despite its being located well outside the bright lights of the downtown tourist venues. They host live bluegrass, swing and acoustic country music 7 nights each week, with top artists as likely to be seated at the joint’s spartan tables as out-of-towners on a fan pilgrimage.

Congratulation, Station Inn, for the recognition!

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  • Dick Bowden

    I’ve seen the Station Inn written up this winter in some sort of magazine or newspaper article about Nashville. Not only are the tables (and chairs) spartan, so are the refreshments. But it’s the music that makes it what it is!

    Soon, too, it won’t be considered outside the bright light district — the bright light district is encroaching steadily on the Station; big tall buildings constructed right next door, and with the new convention center being on the south side; lights, attractions and foot traffic are bound to come closer. Only hope the Station can remain where it is! Valuable land, sure to be worth huge money.

    The attention is well-earned though.

    I took work colleagues and customers there my last two years in town for business conventions, each time to see the Time Jumpers, and they now think I am a GENIUS for knowing about this place! Been going there since I think 1983!