So if you’re visiting Nashville, Tennessee, and want to meet some of the folks who call Music City home, your best bet is to head over to one the many dive bars in town.

Locals’ 5 Favorite Bars in Nashville

Unwind in Music City with a drink (or two) at a bar where Nashville natives like to hang.

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The Red Door Saloon (Midtown Location)

The Red Door Saloon‘s midtown location is especially popular among college students given its proximity to Belmont University and Vanderbilt University.

In addition to offering a full bar, it’s also a great spot to grab a bite to eat. It’s known for serving up some of the best steamed sandwiches and hot dogs in town. Piled high with melted cheese, coleslaw and onion, the Chicago Dog is a must-have if you’re especially hungry.

If you’re staying in downtown Nashville, it’s a quick 10-minute car ride to the Red Door Saloon. The saloon has a large patio out front where you can relax and take in the Nashville scene.