Exit/In, Nashville, Tennessee
Concierge.com's insider take:
Exit/In is the jewel in the crown of Elliston Place, a.k.a. the "Rock Block," a dingy stretch of road near Vanderbilt packed with bars, a few decent restaurants, and some small retailers. Dark, smelly, and a dive in every sense of the word, it's Nashville's version of CBGB. It's even hosted some of the same bands as the now-defunct New York club, including the Talking Heads and Sonic Youth, as well as R.E.M. and the Red Hot Chili Peppers before they broke big—not to mention country rebels George Jones and David Allen Coe. On nights when smaller bands play, cover is taken at the door. For larger shows (usually featuring national touring bands), advance tickets are sold online and via Ticketmaster. Capacity is 400, and hot shows tend to sell out quickly.
Open Mondays through Saturdays 8 pm to 3 am.