The last time Grammy-winning group The Mavericks hit the Opry stage, the audience jumped to its feet for a standing ovation before the group could even finish “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.” While the band has been on an extended hiatus, Robert has remained a vital part of the music business by doing everything from producing to writing to serving as the Music Industry Relations Consultant for DigitalRodeo.com. One of his current projects, and one that is near and dear to his heart, is Operation: Sound Off, an organization that he co-created to assist those who have served in our armed forces in fulfilling their musical dreams.
The next time you’re looking for somewhere to hang in Nashville, check out one of these places Robert has selected as his favorites.
7. Tin Roof
Located near Music Row, this is one of the most laid back places you can go to hang out, enjoy a beverage, chow down, and listen to some live music.
6. Noshville (Midtown)
They serve great food all the time, but for me, it’s the perfect place to have a breakfast meeting.
For the really hip Nashville hang, you have to hit the East side, and there is no better watering hole than the Red Door. Lots of cool music types too, just not so mainstream.
Fido received a lot of press lately with the whole “Jaylor” incident (yes, I hate myself for even using one of those silly name mash-ups), but I’ve been going long before Taylor Swift even wrote her first song. It’s not only a great place to hang out and grab a cup of joe; they also serve some of the best food in town. Between Fido and other Bongo Java locations, they can be credited for being the first to bring the coffee culture to Nashville.
Tried and true … though Tootsie’s gets lots of the glory, Robert’s has a vibe all its own and lots of room for boot scootin’.
It’s new in the Music Row neighborhood and very welcome. Hip Mexican served very fresh and many music biz personalities to go with it.
Some might say this is my home away from home since I spend so much time there, but it’s an awesome place to set up shop during the day (and it is really close to my office). I’ve had some great conversations with some of the biggest names in music and have seen many a celebrity enjoying the great food and coffee they serve.