Florida Georgia Line’s FGL House becomes the first celebrity bar to fall in Nashville
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Florida Georgia Line’s FGL House becomes the first celebrity bar to fall in Nashville

After being one of the pioneering bars to thrive, Florida Georgia Line’s establishment has taken a somber turn, marking its closure. FGL House, situated on 3rd Ave., shut its doors last weekend, bidding farewell after nearly seven years of operation. Fans were caught off guard by the sudden closure, with no prior warning, and the absence of any acknowledgment on their active social media platforms adds to the mystery surrounding the change.

A “permanently closed” banner at Google is just about all there is to indicate FGL House is no longer doing business. The venue’s old website re-directs to the TC Restaurant Group website, which no longer offers FGL House in its inventory.

Why Did FGL House Close?

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley teamed with TC Restaurant Group in June 2017 to open FGL House. It’d become the first celebrity-themed Nashville bar from the company, with similar spots tied to Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and (coming this month) Morgan Wallen to follow.

Since breaking up in 2022, Florida Georgia Line have not appeared publicly together and rumors have circulated about a feud between the former friends. Those rumors were stoked earlier this year when Kelley cut a song called “Kiss My Boots” that many felt was aimed at Hubbard.

Kelley’s business ventures have taken him to Florida, where he runs a burger shop as he tours and makes new music. Hubbard has other interests as well but none as public as FGL House.

A Very Short History of Downtown Nashville Celebrity Bars
At the time of FGL Houses’ opening, only bars named after John Rich, Alan Jackson and Dierks Bentley existed on Lower Broadway. It was an era just before everyone seemed to get a bar with his or her Entertainer of the Year trophy. Bryan’s and Aldean’s came in 2018. Lambert in 2021, etc …

Expect two new Entertainer of the Years to open bars soon. Luke Combs’ Category 10 on 2nd Ave. and Lainey Wilson’s to-be-named venue are coming soon. In fact, it’s Wilson who — per the NBJ — is taking over FGL House.

Wilson becomes the second woman of country music with a spot on Lower Broadway, after Lambert. Neither she nor TCRG have commented or confirmed.

Hubbard and Kelley have also been quiet about the closer of FGL House, a decidedly modern venue with a full menu and their own brands of whiskey.

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