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Exploring Nashville: Seven things to do if you're under 21

Nashville is known for its bustling night life, where there is always a bar open and live music bleeding out into the street. But for some Belmont students, that coveted birthday is still a few years away, making it difficult to find things to do on the weekend. Luckily, The Vision has found some fun things for those over 18 but under 21.

Day or Night:

For anyone wanting to live out their “Footloose” dreams, put on your cowboy boots and head downtown to Wildhorse Saloon. It has complimentary line-dancing lessons throughout the day and into the night Wednesdays through Sundays. If you’re in before 10 p.m., you’re good to stay for the rest of the night.

Looking for a more vibrant nighttime experience? Try out Play Dance Bar. This bar has a dance floor featuring frequent drag shows. Play allows people 18 years and older to dance Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights they are open until 3 a.m. If you’re looking to save some money, Wednesday nights have free admission until 9 p.m.

When you need a good laugh after a week full of stressful classes, Zanies Comedy Club is your place. Tickets can range from $10 to $40. Check out Zanies’ website to find a show that will fit into your weekend plans.

Pinewood Social is your perfect spot for catching up with friends at any time of day. Whether you want to grab a coffee, eat a good meal or go bowling, they’ve got it all. Pinewood also offers private karaoke rooms for up to eight people, where you and your group can sing your favorite songs. They are open 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

For golfers and non-golfers alike, Top Golf is the place for you. It has games for every skill level, so everyone can try their hand at swinging a golf club. Don’t worry, there is good food too. Sundays through Thursdays, Top Golf is open until midnight and Fridays and Saturdays they are open until 1 a.m.

“Top Golf is a great place to take groups and bring people together,” said sophomore Kiara Nixon.


Wanting a more laid-back weekend activity? The Frist Art Museum has rotating exhibitions and events to bring out your creative side. Make sure to check the museum website for hours and ticket prices because they vary from season to season.

The Belcourt Theatre is a local favorite here in Nashville. It is a historic, nonprofit theatre showing independent films, documentaries and classic cinema. Its midnight series is a fun place to go on a Friday or Saturday night to see a classic film. Visit the Belcourt Theatre website for showtimes and ticket prices.

Happy exploring!

PHOTO: Lower Broadway Sarah Maninger/Belmont Vision

This article was written by Bree Fabbie. Contributary reporting done by Ceirra Burdyck.

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