You have to work pretty hard to have a bad time in Music City. This is a town of endless possibilities. Still, that doesn’t mean that finding Nashville hookups as easy as we would like. We’ve all spent a few too many hours on hookup platforms or wasted a night at the bars without meeting any girls to show for it.
Whatever your age or preference, sometimes all you want is a quick and easy hookup. Unfortunately, that isn’t always on the menu. The city can be a lonely place if you can't get laid in Nashville. Striking out is always incredibly frustrating, and even more so if you’re studying at Vandy or Tennessee State.
We get it. Instead of settling for crapshoots, we decided to do the research and figure out which recommendations actually get results. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Belle Meade or Buena Vista Heights, there’s something on this list for you (if you’re stuck way out in Lawrenceburg, pickings might be slimmer).
In an ideal world, you wouldn’t need any special techniques to get laid, but this isn’t an ideal world. Check out our favorite online options, and after that, read about the best hookup bars in town. Then, get out there and have some fun. Be sure to come back and tell us how it went in the comments.
These are the options where finding girls who want to hookup is going to be the easiest for most guys. Lots of girls are there just waiting to see what you've got.
The Villager Tavern is one of the few bars in our city that is mostly frequented by locals. Located in Hillsboro Village, the bar is positioned right between Belmont and Vanderbilt Universities. You can bet that the crowd that comes out here is young, fun and always looking for a good time. The place has a dive bar feel along with dive bar prices, so we’ve never had to head back home with empty pockets.
The beers are great and what’s even better is the amount of fun you’ll have here. The bar features ongoing dart games that involve everyone. Your best bet to breaking the ice with a cute girl is to challenge her to a game of darts. So if you’re looking for an easy spot to meet your next one-night fling, the Villager Tavern is a must.
If you’re looking for the hookup platform with the largest, most diverse user base, you need Adult FriendFinder. With a user base surpassing 50 million active users (and a lot in Nashville), AFF is the gold standard for online hookup options. For this reason, and a lot more its been the top of our annual list of the best hookup platforms online three years running.
For most people out there (especially guys) Adult FriendFinder is going to give you the best results and is the first option you should try. You really don’t have anything to lose by checking it out and could give yourself a lot of new options. We have seen the best response from women using it and are pretty confident you will have the best success finding casual sex in Nashville here.
In addition to its massive user base, AFF has a number of advantages. The main one is that it is a hookup platform through and through. While so many others (ahem, Tinder) seem embarrassed of being designed for hookups, AFF isn’t ashamed to wear that badge. It wants its users to get laid without much effort, and it usually succeeds in making that happen.
Most guys are going to have the best success by far on AFF compared to any other option.
If you haven't signed up for their free trial (see the link below) it's worth giving it a shot. There are a ton of women in Nashville on it and you're probably not going to find many of them anywhere else since it's so easy to use.
When you're not meeting girls online you need to be spending a little time in the bars. These are a few of the best options right now for finding single women to take home:
Maybe it’s a cliché, but our favorite type of bar is a cocktail lounge. When all the gimmicks and loud music get to be too much, it’s nice to just settle down with a good-tasting drink. The Catbird Seat is legendary around here, and for that reason it has remained the cocktail bar all others aspire to match. That's both in terms of coolness and being the best bar to get laid.
A beautiful all-wood bar with leather chairs and bartenders that know their stuff help make this one of the coolest bars in Music City. The ambiance is intimate and the booths are sexy. Whether you bring a date here or just aim to meet someone new, the mood is right. For one of the classiest hookup bars in town, hit up this spot on the edge of Music Row.
While most of the visitors to our city are happy to spend their time street-level in the honky-tonks and dive bars, locals know that it’s better to get high if you want to find a casual hookup quickly. By that, we mean head up to the rooftop of the Noelle Hotel and spend some time in Rare Bird. With some of the best views in the city (and we don’t just mean the skyline), this is the place to be for a hookup.
With a divine mix of cocktails, wines, beers and snack items, Rare Bird is a great bar where you can get laid. It often draws a mature crowd, so consider bringing your date after you’ve connected on Cougar Life. Whether you’re looking for someone young or older, though, you’ll have a good time here, well above the rest of town.
Our city has lots of great bars, but none of them top the appeal of The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden. This bar is the perfect blend of both food and drinking that brings out lots of single girls. The spot serves up some of the best burgers that we’ve ever had with an extensive beer selection. The other aspect that we really enjoy is that everyone here is willing to socialize with one another.
We recommend heading here on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for the optimal environment. You’ll find that the place gets filled up but not to the point where it’s impossible to hear someone speaking. Find a spot at one of the many communal tables and strike up a conversation. This is among the best places to find Nashville hookups if you’re a witty conversationalist.
Here are a few other bars that were pretty great and also worth giving a shot:
While we have quite the assortment of clubs, it's not practical to try each and every one of them to test your luck. So if you want to make the most of your weekend, these are the clubs to visit:
Brugada Bar and Lounge is our favorite hookah bar and club scene in downtown. This place has it all: great food, amazing music and a wide selection of drinks. The lounge often has specials on hookah, drinks and food all throughout the week. The lounge area is primarily focused on hookah, so if you enjoy partaking then you’ll have a good time here. Even if you’re not the biggest fan, you’ll quickly find that tons of single girls in Nashville love to party here.
So if you’re tired of bar and club hopping and are looking for one place to party through the night then this is it. We definitely recommend coming here on the weekends because that’s when we’ve had the best luck of meeting interested girls.
While there are lots of touristy bars that you could head to, none of them compare to The Station Inn. Local residents know that if you’re looking for a fun time, you’re better off heading to The Gulch. This live music venue is first come first serve and features quite the intimate setting for listening to music.
We’ve met lots of girls here all thanks to the club’s casual and relaxed atmosphere. Unlike other music venues, this one is perfect for mingling and swaying along with one cutie in particular. The club also serves up an affordable selection of beers along with some pretty worthwhile bar food. You really can’t go wrong when you head to The Station Inn.
These are other great clubs for finding Nashville hookups, unfortunately, they didn’t quite make the top of our list for one reason or another:
You can't expect to only meet girls at night. If you want to get the best results you need to be spending your daylight hours looking for them as well.
When it comes to meeting interesting singles, you really can’t underestimate heading to the local coffee shop. Bongo Java happens to be one of our personal favorites. The cozy cafe happens to be right next to the Belmont University campus. So you’ll run into an interesting mix of both college and young professionals here.
The coffee shop is also known for being the ultimate gathering place for locals in the area. Bongo Java often hosts intimate concerts as well as comedy nights at their upstairs venue. There’s really no reason to leave this place off your list of spots for finding single girls. You’ll be surprised at how much more open to conversation girls can be at a cozy spot like this.
Music festivals are a great way to meet cute single girls looking for a fun time. Live on the Green Music Festival is a free outdoor music festival held at Public Square Park. The festival showcases lots of new music acts and talents to expose them to a wider audience.
The festival takes place throughout mid-August into the first of September. Crowds often come to the grassy area early to get the best view. So come here ready to have a great time and flirt with lots of different girls.
You don’t want to overlook the gym as a great spot to meet girls. If you’re a fitness-minded guy and want to meet other like-minded girls then head to Fitness: 14400. The place is open 24/7 for members, which leaves you with the option of heading here whenever your schedule allows.
So strike up a conversation with the cute girl using one of the fitness machines. Ask her what her nutrition plan is like or what her favorite workout is. There are really lots of ways to break the ice at Fitness: 1440.
If you had to pick one spot where your odds are going to be the best it would have to be:
The other great rooftop bar is L.A. Jackson, located on Thompson Hotel in the Gulch. This bar is far enough outside of Downtown that it isn’t overrun by tourists, but it’s still a happening place. So much so, in fact, that on busy nights, they have to utilize a waitlist system to handle the crowds at the bar.
Don’t let that deter you, though. You can book online to beat the rush. That will impress your date or, even better, you can get a beautiful woman’s attention by offering to buy a drink for her. L.A. Jackson offers fantastic views and DJs multiple nights a week, so you can bet it draws a fun-seeking crowd.
Need more recommendations for places to find hookups in Nashville? Here are some great spots:
Whether you’ve lived here all your life or are just stopping in for a visit, a night out in the city comes with certain expectations. You want to hear music, get some good drinks, and meet some hotties in boots. If that’s exactly what you’re looking for, then Bootleggers Inn should be a stop on your bar crawl.
A couple blocks up from the Cumberland River on Broadway, this music venue feels authentic in a way so many other Broadway spots don’t. With a full bar – including honest-to-God moonshine – and live music all day long, Bootleggers Inn is the quintessential bar for hookups in Nashville. You’ll be knocking boots by last call.
You couldn’t even assemble a hockey team with the amount of people who haven’t heard of Tinder. It’s basically a rite of passage to download this option, spend a few weeks being frustrated by it, and then deleting it. So you’re probably wondering why we’re including it on our list.
Despite how many horror stories you hear about Tinder, it remains the absolute best hookup platform for a particular set of people: the young and beautiful. Sexy women and hot men between the ages of 18 and 28 are getting down with Tinder, hard. There’s a reason seemingly everyone at Vanderbilt is on it.
The truth is, if you’re a guy, you better be Idris Alba hot. That's because only the top 10% of lookers have much luck on it. Alternatively, women have it much easier on Tinder, but the hottest women tend to use it for the thrill of being liked, not to actually meet people. Still, if you are attractive enough, you’ll have fun here.
You may have heard that Tinder is more of a general platform now. While that may be the long-term goal, for now this is still one of the best options for hookups in Nashville if you're hot. If you're more of an average guy over 30, this isn't exactly where you can get laid.
As the name suggests, the Cumberland River-adjacent Pinewood Social is where to go to meet people. Whether you’re coming for the food, drinks or to bowl, the common denominator is the great people. This is one of the most unique bars in a city of bars. And for that reason people of all stripes come out for fun.
In addition to the bowling aisle, Pinewood Social includes an outdoor pool (with its own bar), a bocce ball court and rooms for karaoke. This is why the crowd is always eclectic and up for a good time. Whatever brings you out, you’ll have a night to remember. If you walk in there and can’t see why this is one of the best bars in Nashville, nobody can help you.
Acme Feed & Seed is one of those rare places that is both a combination of fantastic food and even better drinks. The place boasts a southern restaurant charm on the first floor where you can enjoy lots of great food. However, as you make your way to the rooftop you’ll quickly find that all of the single girls are up there enjoying drinks on the rooftop patio.
The crowd that comes here is a fun mix of working girls and those who are still in university. No matter where they’re from, however, if they’ve made their way to Acme Feed & Seed then they’re looking for a fun time. Another thing that we love about this place is that you can also catch live music acts. So if you spot a cute girl, ask her to join you on the dance floor for some southern dancing fun.
If you're a guy who has been struggling a bit to find a hookup it might be because of your approach. Below is some useful advice on improving your results with girls in the city: