Back in 2002, Tin Roof set out to create a lively bar where musicians could hang out when they weren't performing or practicing how to draw the treble clef symbol. The key to pulling that off: location. They opened Tin Roof near one of Nashville's premier music strips—Music Row—and soon began to draw off-the-clock artists with pub eats, tap beers, and, of course, live music.
But despite its close identification with Nashville's favorite industry, it turns out the concept could travel. Today visitors from Baltimore to Cincinnati to San Diego can sink their teeth into the spot's creative takes on traditional bar eats. One popular dish is the signature Tin Roof sandwich, a mix of grilled chicken, peanut butter, and honey. Elsewhere on the menu you might find quesadillas or their cousin pizzadillas, which sub in ingredients such as pepperoni and sun-dried tomatoes. If you're lucky, you might even catch a famous star on stage—past performances have included Blues Traveler, Coolio, and Dierks Bentley.