'Chick-fil-A of honky tonks:' Garth Brooks announces name of bar in Nashville

Garth Brooks
Posted at 4:01 PM, Apr 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 19:07:03-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — In an announcement before his Nissan Stadium performance, country music star Garth Brooks revealed Friday the name of his upcoming downtown Nashville bar.

The bar — to open in the old Paradise Park location at 411 Broadway — is called Friends in Low Places after the lyrics from Brooks' 1990s hit song.

"They keep asking me what I want, I want the Chick-fil-A of honky tonks," Brooks said. "I want a place where you go in and feel good. I want it to feel safe, and everybody's got good manners. I'm hoping that there's right when you walk in it's a 'love everybody' stated right there. That's what it's about, right? So I want a place that's just safe. That feels good. I'd love it to just be a classic honky tonk."

No opening date has been scheduled, and Brooks said he has seen renderings and drawings of the bar. But he has yet to step foot in the honky tonk to be.

"I'm hopin' this place is a thumpin' place that always looks like there's something crazy going on in there," Brooks said. "I like that but when you walk in I hope it's country music that you hear."

Brooks will go on stage this weekend inside Nissan Stadium starting Friday at 7 p.m.