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Small, gritty street lined with some of Nashville's best bars and restaurants.
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 yesterday via mobile

A short walk off of 2nd and Broadway. This is the original heart of Nashville music. Bars are small and crowded. Safe are for walking around. It truly is in an alley way. Well marked. And the live music we saw was outstanding.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this little street away from Broadway with great music and Skulls great food. Lots to see, saw a great band at Snitchs bar and smooth jazz at Skulls. I would recommend and return!

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the history of Printer's Alley is gone, replaced by modern development. The only lasting image of the historic Printer's Alley is the sign indicating its location.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Burgerwas42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicer, laid-back vibe than the bars on Broadway. Very pedestrian friendly -- no cars. Several types of bars/restaurants available. Hidden gem in downtown Nashville.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tribe93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great atmosphere. I loved everything about it.The music the hotel statue food OMG...the walk to the stadium was wonderful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wildtim3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong! Broadway is great, but we felt like we found the hidden gem when our Historic Pub Crawl took us into Printer's Alley! We went back that evening on our own! We started at the blues bar. They had an amazing band...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No cars and cool bars. You simply can't go wrong with this must see part of Nashville. Make sure you swing into the Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar for the best experience ever!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank c g
Reviewed September 26, 2019 via mobile

I was unimpressed. I liked the signs, but that's about all I saw other than the restaurants/bars that the signs are for. I was only there for a minute.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank desifoto
Reviewed September 25, 2019

It was a unique place heart of downtown nashille,Smack dab in the country music captol of the world.printer s alley is a hidden gem in nashville which is steeped in hiistory and a amazing sounds and sights from blues to jazz,A must see for anyone...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kerrdog3
Reviewed September 25, 2019

Printer's Alley in Nashville, Tennessee, got its name at the beginning of the 20th century when it was home to a thriving publishing industry, including two daily newspapers, 10 print shops and 13 publishing companies. That was then. This is now. Today, the famous alley...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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April 13, 2019|
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Response from T8951PSanthonyc | Reviewed this property |
It’s one one street over ... walk in 5 minutes
Levita T
March 14, 2018|
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Response from Anne L | Reviewed this property |
Not at Painter's Alley. There are a lot of gift shops on Broadway right beside all of the bars. You cant miss them
November 30, 2017|
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Response from Lovetogarden52 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure of the mileage but you need to drive