Hold on to your cowboy hats, country music fans, because there’s an exciting announcement shaking up the honky-tonk scene in downtown Nashville.
If you thought Lower Broadway couldn’t get more multi-story mega bars, then you’re in for a treat that’ll make all you Hank Jr. fans holler with delight.
Word on the street is that a brand new Hank Williams Jr. themed bar, named the “Hank Williams Jr. Boogie Bar,” is set to grace the heart of Nashville’s music district.
Tucked away at 419 Broadway, this joint will be sandwiched right between Alan Jackson’s legendary “AJ’s Goodtime Bar” and the historic Ernest Tubb Record Shop, which is currently undergoing an exciting renovation.
Now, we don’t have all the juicy details just yet about the type of music or the crowd that Hank Jr.’s bar will attract. But let’s face it, anything associated with this country music icon is bound to be a rip-roaring good time.
And what’s even better is that it’s nestled right next to Alan Jackson’s establishment, a spot that pays homage to authentic country tunes, as well as the iconic Ernest Tubb Record Shop. It’s shaping up to be one heck of a trio!
But wait, there’s more. This trio of country greatness is just a stone’s throw away from the legendary Robert’s Western World and its neighbor, Layla’s. These two joints are the epitome of true country music in the Lower Broadway corridor. Now, picture this—Hank Jr.’s bar, Alan Jackson’s honky-tonk haven, Ernest Tubb’s record shop, and the authentic vibes of Robert’s Western World. Talk about a country music lover’s paradise!
Circle All Access said, “Nashville’s Lower Broadway already consist of several establishments owned by country music stars such as Whiskey Row, owned by Dierks Bentley and Ole Red, owned by Blake Shelton. Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, and more currently have their own Broadway bars as well.”
This new Hank Jr. venture will be taking over the location previously known as “Nashville Crossroads.” Let’s be honest, that name didn’t quite scream “country star.” But fear not, my friends, for this place is getting a complete makeover. The property is temporarily closed, undergoing significant renovations and improvements. Brad Sanderson, the lucky owner, has big plans, including adding a 4th story and, drumroll please, a rooftop bar! With a total square footage of 11,895, this bar is set to impress.
While we don’t have an official reopening date or the full scoop on the bar’s features, one thing is for sure: Hank Jr.’s presence in Music City is about to get even more prominent.
After being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2020 and releasing a soulful blues album in 2022, titled “Rich White Honky Blues,” ol’ Bocephus is on a roll. And what better way to celebrate his legacy than having his name and likeness proudly displayed on a bar in the heart of Nashville?
So, country music aficionados, get ready to dust off your boots and raise your glasses, because downtown Nashville is about to get a whole lot more rockin’.
The Hank Williams Jr. Boogie Bar is on its way, and it’s sure to be a boot-stompin’, good ol’ time. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting addition to Music City!