Garth Brooks’ Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk Joins The ‘Neon Neighborhood’
Garth Brooks is officially moving into what he calls the “Neon Neighborhood” for good. Today he held a press conference live from Lower Broadway in Nashville at his new bar, Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk.
The country legend is preparing to open the doors to his honky tonk on Nov. 24 where he is also scheduled to perform. While this honky tonk has a more modern feel to it and a bigger stage than the honky tonks he played back in the day, for the upcoming artists coming through the door, he says, “I’m really, really happy for these guys that they got a chance to get out and run and hopefully hone their craft because the next level, is a pretty good size lead from honky tonk to arena.”
Brooks exclaimed, “I want this to be the Chick-fil-A of honky-tonks. You walk in, you feel like you’re in a good place, good manners, you feel safe.”
When it comes to the overall feel of the bar itself, Brooks stays true to himself in saying it’s all about people loving people. “We’re going to have to have the people build this, which I like. So they’ll send in stuff, license plates, stuff like this, and these walls will start getting filled up,” he stated at the press conference.
“This is a gift,” Garth Brooks said during a press conference held today (11/20) at his new bar Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky Tonk located on Lower Broadway in Nashville, TN. 🤠🎤❤️ See more at backstagecountry.com #GarthBrooks #Nashville #CountryMusic♬ original sound - Backstage Country
What we love the most about Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk are the select key memories of his career represented throughout the bar. For one, he has named the two palm trees in the center of the building after the songwriters behind “Friends In Low Places, Earl Bud Lee and Dewayne Blackwell. There is also plenty of room to dance, grab a bite to eat, and visit Brooks’ favorite spot, up top on the second floor, which you’ll have to take the “stairway to seven” to get there.
“We’ve been lucky enough to win Entertainer of the Year seven times. And so, you know, Stairway to Seven will take you from the first one all the way up to the last one,” Brooks said. “We celebrated our seventh year at Paradise Park, the very top of the village.”
Brooks’ seventh CMA Entertainer of the Year win has come full circle as the location of Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk was previously home to Paradise Park. He previously won the top honor of Country Music’s Biggest Night in 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2016, 2017, and 2019.