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Small, gritty street lined with some of Nashville's best bars and restaurants.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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Nashville, TN
Downtown Nashville
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Printers alley is just a block away from Broadway and where all the bustle and tourist are. Its great to go at night and see some blues and other ecletic stuff.

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Printer's Alley is rich in history and used to be a district that houses printing establishments, hence the name. By 1940s, bars took over the district but retained the name. This alley is located between 3rd and 4th Avenue which is nestled among the tall...More

Thank RedDevil1504
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were disappointed by Printers Alley. I heard it used to be fun, but now the alley consists of only a few small bars and one super loud club. The rest of the Alley is closed and/or boarded up. We walked the length of it...More

Thank rcw923
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Printer's Alley is/was famous initially for Nashville's early printing establishments, but on a Sunday afternoon, it looked like a sad, rundown alley filled with mediocre bars and boarded up storefronts. The big Printer's Alley sign above indicated that it must be a big deal, but...More

1  Thank P5_Crazy_Train
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When in Nashville a must to visit. Nothing overly exciting but a place that you must visit. Not far from Broadway and an interesting place to visit.

1  Thank Pylon12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Full of nudie bars and d-list performers and a really tacky "English Pub" ....Printer's Alley is now just a construction zone. Don't waste your time.

Thank Sheryl M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was excited to see this area but when we got there we were disappointed. The area is under renovation and I am sure that was the reason for part of our disappointment but it wasn't anything like we expected it to be based on...More

Thank camskid2017
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nice to be there and hang out at one of the bars. Reminds me of European streets. Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar was really nice venue. We got there late (midnight) and it was great. The waitress was very very nice. The band was...More

Thank mzmmzmMichigan
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Very interesting history, best to have a guide. Nashville can be really smelly and this alley will test your stomach on a hot day! There's not a lot to see, but it is interesting.

Thank philandsue2017
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We went to Printer's Alley to check it out hoping to find a cool place with an even better vibe. It was very disappointing. This place has a ton of potential but it's not being used how it should. We counted three bars and didn't...More

1  Thank HiHonu808
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Justine R
27 July 2016|
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Response from Francois A | Reviewed this property |
The whole area is walking distance music row is a little further but still walkable
Kerry H
4 March 2015|
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Response from Shirley K | Reviewed this property |
You might try the Omni Nashville but it has been sometime since I was there so you might want to double check on that. Have a safe and fun trip!