Tootsie's Orchid Lounge
The collection of music venues and watering holes on Broadway and surrounding blocks drowned the sorrows and launched the careers of many music stars. Bars like Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge became a sort of “backstage” for up-and-coming performers like Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and Waylon Jennings, making the “37 steps”
in the alley between Tootsie’s and the Ryman famous. More favorites are Robert’s Western World, The Stage, Legends Corner and the honky tonks in Printers Alley, just a few blocks away.