Remember that scene in The Notebook where Noah and Allie were in the street dancing? It was something magical about that scene. They were all alone on a dark empty street, connecting with one another by dancing. Anthony and I have taken a dance class, and as previously stated, I’m ALWAYS dancing around the house. So, when Rudy’s Jazz Room reached out to us about their Speakeasy Swing Night on Thursdays, we were really excited. This week’s edition of Weeknight Date Night was provided for us by Rudy’s Jazz Room.
We pulled up to the entrance, and it felt like we’d been taken back in time. When we walked in it felt like we were at Harpo’s Juke Joint from The Color Purple. Immediately, I thought we didn’t dress for the occasion lol. I said, Anthony we’re not in Nashville anymore. The ladies at the front door was very friendly, they welcomed us to the speakeasy and told us to enjoy ourselves.
The place was packed! We found two open seats at the bar, and when the bartender approached us he was dressed like he was in a juke joint too. Seriously, Rudy’s you get an A+ for the attire of the bartenders. We looked over the menu and noticed it had a New Orleans feel. We both ordered the gumbo to eat, I got the hurricane for my drink and Anthony got a Yuengling Beer .
While we waited for our food we watched the people on the dance floor. There were a ton of people who dressed the part. You could tell some of these people were not new to this. It was so fun to watch them move all over the floor. There was a band, and one heck of a songstress. Her voice was truly meant for that type of music. It was sweet, soulful and smooth.
Before we knew it, our food arrived. Let me tell you guys something, that gumbo was A-MAZ-ING!!! We both were tilting over our bowls to ensure we got every little drop. Yes, it was that good. I highly recommend it. The service was great. The bartender continued to check on us and he engaged us in conversation throughout the night.
Now, back to the dance floor. There were a few people that we kept looking at throughout the night, because they were great. Anthony and I didn’t get out on the dance floor, BUT we danced at our seats. Do you think I can listen to music and not dance? HECK NO!!! We listened to a few more songs and then decided to head home.
Rudy’s Jazz Room’s Speakeasy is every Thursday night from 8pm-11pm. It’s a $10 cover, and food/drink prices are very reasonable. The space is clean, pretty and the ambiance is pretty awesome. The whole staff was friendly!
If you’re looking for a fun night out in Nashville, put Rudy’s Jazz Room on your list. Anthony and I will be returning. Tell us if you’d like to meet us there.
This date was sponored by Rudy’s Jazz Room, but all opinions are my own.
Until next time loves…
Wow! Neat space
It was such a great space
This place looks like such an awesome spot for a date night!!
Such a cool looking space! On my Nashville list for sure!
It was really fun
That looks awesome! We have to put Nashville on our list of places to visit. I am seeing such great posts about the city!
It’s grown so much and now there’s so much more to do here
How cool is that! What a fun adventure 🙂 Next time you need to get out and dance!
LOL yes we will get on the dance for next time
Speakeasy’s are definitely part of a partcular subculture. It’s draw is nostalgia draped in anonymity given Prohibition is over and alcohol is readily available. Going to a sho’nuff speakeasy is like historical copay with the murky decor, staple foods, and live music. They are always fun to go to!
Yes a sho’nuff Speakeasy!!! Thanks for reading.
Sounds like you two had a great time! I’m so in love with New Orleans culture, I’m sure I would have enjoyed the place too!
My husband is much more of a dancer than I but I think we’d both enjoy Rudy’s! Glad you two had fun!
I have only been to a few speakeasys but they are fun. I love the secrecy of them and I am glad this one was amazing for a great date night!
It did feel a little secretive lol
I wish I would have known about this place when I came last year to Nashville. I had a roaring 20s party when I turned 30, this would have been cool to have the party in a real speak easy. I haven’t had gumbo in a while, so that sounds good right about now.. LOL
We need to connect next time you’re here! Thanks for reading! ❤
Looks like a great place for a date night! I’m glad you guys enjoyed yourselves, We have to get out more too!
Great date night. Thanks for reading! ❤
I love jazz
I will love to visit a place like this
Very cool place
Yes it was a great vibe!
This sounds like a pretty cool spot. I love that it reminds you of Harpo’s Juke Joint. That alone sparked my attention. Good food and good music, sounds like the place to be.
LOL! Thanks for reading! ❤
I looooove this! These kind of spots are right up my alley so I can only imagine it was special sharing it with your love. Very nice of you to share an intimate moment.
Yes, definitely a great date night spot. Thanks for reading! ❤
Looks like a really nice place for a date night or night out with friends to listen to some music. It’s hard to find quality spots like sometimes.
It can be difficult to find good spots but this one is great. Thanks for reading.
While I can’t quite remember The Color Purple, this place makes me envision how Ray’s Boom Boom Room may have looked (From the movie Life)!
Yes!!! Claude and Ray LOL. Thanks for reading.