The Local

The Local Bar and Live Music Venue

The Local is a bar and live music venue located in Nashville’s trendy West End neighborhood. We have a laid back, welcoming environment and our patrons enjoy a genuine Nashville experience, complete with stiff drinks, great food and the best live, original, and local music Music City has to offer.

From the day we opened in 2017, we set out to build a reputation for showcasing the best live and local artists in a cozy hometown environment.

We are are committed to the art of great music, so whether you are a writer, artist, or patron, we strive to give you the best possible venue, sound, and experience of any bar you visit in Music City U.S.A

A Neighborhood Establishment

Come a Stranger, Leave a Local!

The Local features a mellow, speakeasy vibe and laid-back atmosphere. We offer live original music every night of the week.

Our menu is a mix of pub favorites and southern-inspired classics, all made to order with fresh, local ingredients.

Our full, premium full bar features local and domestic tap beers and top-shelf signature cocktails.

Local, Live Music

Local. Original. Live Music in Nashville

The Local showcases live music every night of the week. We feature a wide variety of local and national acts and put forth a place musicians and music industry professionals can call “home.”

Our venue is accessible for a multitude of event types including but not limited to; artist showcases, album releases and full band productions.

Our 200 person capacity venue features a 250 square foot main stage accompanied by RGB uplighting/stage lighting and a state of the art sound system operated by professional live sound engineers.

Our Kitchen

Our Food is Made with Fresh, Local Ingredients

The Local’s kitchen is open daily, from lunch to late nite. Our dishes are made to order with fresh, local ingredients. We partner with many of Tennessee’s best local farmers and food vendors to bring the best quality meats, vegetables, bbq, cheeses, and bread to our menu.

Nashvillle's Local Bar

Full Premium Bar and Craft Beers

Our taps feature craft beers from popular Tennessee breweries in addition to your favorite “go-to” brew. In addition to local breweries, our bar includes a variety of liquors from local distilleries.

We have daily drinks specials Monday-Friday. With our unique drink selection, you’re sure to find a favorite!

Our Story

… and About Our Owner, Geoff Reid.

Geoff Reid spent most of his life in the music industry. As a songwriter himself, Geoff has first-hand experience playing local shows around the town.

After performing at a popular Nashville singer/songwriter venue with a limited amount of tickets to share with his friends and family, Geoff realized Nashville needed a performance space where local musicians could not only play but also hang out with friends and family in more of a relaxed atmosphere. Shortly after this, Geoff had the ambition and clear vision to create his dream venue in Music City.

In 2017, driven by his passion for the music industry and love of community, Geoff opened the doors of The Local for performers and patrons who craved a true “local” experience.

Since then, The Local has hosted a multitude of events and showcases for local and national acts and is quickly becoming a top Nashville entertainment venue.

Geoff built The Local with love… and the ambiance throughout the venue reflects that. Each piece of art or memorabilia holds special significance. If you see something interesting hanging on the wall, chances are there’s a story behind it.

Words don’t quite capture an experience like living it, so we invite you to come by and check out what it means to “come a stranger, leave a local!”