Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk Attracts Throngs Of Fans For Grand Opening, Is Completely Open For Business
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Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk Attracts Throngs Of Fans For Grand Opening, Is Completely Open For Business

Twenty-one months after Garth Brooks revealed plans to open a honky-tonk on Nashville's Lower Broadway, the doors to all floors at his Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk held its grand opening Thursday night.

The space partially opened on Black Friday with Brooks delivering a record-breaking concert on Amazon Prime from the space that attracted attendees from all over the world.

As of Thursday, guests could see every floor as the 54,715-square-foot entertainment complex opened bottom to top, showcasing everything from the expansive dance floor, multiple bars, delicious food, cutting-edge technology, a rooftop that oozes ambiance surrounded by views to the second-to-none customer service of which Garth is so proud.

"It was cool to watch on socials all night how FRIENDS was doing what it was built for!" Garth said.

Fans were anxious to get in, waiting hours in line for the first glimpse of the surprises the seven-time Entertainer of the Year stowed in his bar. The statue Garth proposed to Trisha in front of greets people as they walk in the door. Photos from his favorite career moments adorn the stairs between the four stories, and when guests get to the rooftop oasis, it's all cocktails, chicken tenders and easy-going fun.

Strategic Hospitality is the company that helped Garth make his vision for the honky-tonk a reality. Its staff guided the process every step of the way. Seeing people enjoy the space was a team triumph.

"How lucky are we to have folks this excited to join us?!" said Strategic Hospitality's Max Goldberg. "The line to get in was even longer than Black Friday - it was a core memory for sure."

Strategic Hospitality's Camille Tambunting added: "We opened the doors, the energy poured in, and it never let up! Every part of the building was alive."

"What an incredibly special moment!" Strategic Hospitality's Jenny Deathridge Bratt said of the grand opening. "It's no surprise Garth would bring the biggest honky-tonk, with the biggest rooftop, to the heart of Broadway. Complemented by Trisha's effortless style, the building just sings."

Those who can't make it to Nashville to visit FILP or want a behind-the-scenes perspective can get an up-close-and-personal view of the space on Garth's new Amazon Prime Video docuseries, "Friends in Low Places," which is out now. The show follows Garth, Trisha and friends as they build the honky-tonk of their dreams.

The four-story Friends In Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk will typically be open 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

"This has been two years in the making," said Strategic Hospitality's Benjamin Goldberg. "It's pretty darn cool to finally show everyone what we've been working on together."

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