Best Places in Nashville to Spot Celebrities

Nashville skyline at night; Kaldari [Public domain],
Although Nashville is called the Music City, singers are not the only celebrities you’ll find here. Athletes and actors call this wonderful place home too. Here are the popular spots where you can find celebrities:

1. Bluebird Café in Hillsboro

The small and lively Bluebird Café is a local hotspot. Country artists perform here regularly, and some even found fame here. Taylor Swift frequented the place and was discovered. Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban also performed here back in the day and not to mention Garth Brooks, one of the greatest country musicians ever.

It still gets its fair share of celebrity visits from people like Katie Couric, Taylor Swift, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Al Gore and Ted Danson.

2. Whole Foods Market in Green Hills

The Whole Foods is heaven for fresh and organic food staples. It’s no surprise that celebrities – like Connie Britton, Steven Tyler and Taylor Swift– are seen here. Other big names include the power couple Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. Popsinger Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel have also been spotted shopping inside.

Whole Foods is a great place for grocery shopping as well as eating and observing people. You could get lucky and meet a celebrity.

3. The Mall at Green Hills

Green Hills attracts a lot of famous people, and its mall is no different. It features designer shops and upscale restaurants, so celebrities like Faith Hill and Keith Urban come around. Julianne Hough also loves to shop here when she is visiting family.Other big names include Alan Jackson, Scott Hamilton, Lily Aldridge, Kix Brooks, Tim McGraw and Ronnie Dunn.

4. Pancake Pantry in Hillsboro

If you ever happen to visit Nashville, definitely stop by the Pancake Pantry. It’s a trendy hotspot, though, so you'll have to wait to get in. However, the wait is worth it as you might see a popular figure standing in line. Vince Gill usually eats here. Keith Urban loves its Caribbean pancakes, and Taylor Swift has been seen eating flapjacks. Local have also seen Derek Mason, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds at the place.

5. Clyde’s on Church Ping-Pong Bar

Clyde’s on Church is a great destination for food, games and booze. This bar-restaurant believes in giving you a good time. If you are a fan of ping-pong, tasty pulled pork and a chill atmosphere, Clyde’s is the place to be. Brett Eldredge calls it his cool hangout spot.

6. Downtown Franklin

While Franklin is situated slightly outside of Nashville, it is just a half hour away and worth driving down to if you want to spot celebrities. It offers great dinning and shopping venues. Sheryl Crow who resides in Nashville frequently visits The Factory at Franklin. Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher have also been known to shop from Ivey Cake.

Downtown Franklin is also home to Hayley Williams and Steven Curtis Chapman. Brad Paisley and his actress wife, Kimberly, also live in the city.

7. Bongo Java on Belmont Boulevard

Nashville has great coffeehouses, one of which is Bongo Java. It’s the oldest and most reputable coffee shop in the area. It is known for serving freshly baked items, handmade espresso and the best roasted coffee. This lures the rich and famous. Nicole Kidman was once seen reading a script while drinking a latte. Taylor Swift and Eddie George have been seen as well. According to locals, the best time to catch celebrities is the early hours as not many people are present.

8. Pinewood Social in Rolling Hill Mill

Pinewood Social is not only a restaurant but a coffeehouse and bowling lane. The bowling alley is a huge attraction for tourists and locals. Celebrities also find it a cool place to hang out. Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift and Mike Wolfe are known to enjoy bowling here.

9. Santa’s Pub on Bransford Avenue

Santa’s Pub is a dive bar owned by a man who looks like Santa Claus's cousin. The pub has a welcoming feel just like Christmas. It provides cheap drinks and karaoke every night. If you go on the weekends or late at nights, chances are that you can drink with a celebrity. Ed Sheeran, Kacey Musgraves, Gavin DeGraw and Big Kenny have been sighted here.

Unfortunately, if you are looking for a place to play poker while keeping an eye out for celebrities, you will be disappointed. Nashville doesn’t have many such places, especially not one that celebrities frequent. Your best bet would be to play online pokies for real money Australia on your phone while you are spending time at a place mentioned above.

All the mentioned venues are great for celebrity sightings. Check them out and let us know in the comments which famous people you came across and where.