Red Onion

Open Daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy a lite snack and or a cold beverage from our quick serve food kiosk while sitting on our Curb Courtyard Terrace overlooking downtown Nashville. This station is a convenient downtown stop for everyone, whether visiting from afar or working next door.

To learn more about the museum’s culinary team, click here.

About the Name

In railroad lingo, a "Red Onion" often referred to an eating house found at or nearby a station in which railroad men could grab a quick meal and stay on schedule. Trains have played an important role in country music history, central to many classic songs. When the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum moved to its current downtown location, railroads inspired some of the architecture of the building — with the heavy steel frame in the Mike Curb Conservatory created to evoke thoughts of railroads and bridges that connect the small towns where country music came to life.


Open Daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


For more information please call (615) 760-6555.

Red Onion Parking

Public parking is located throughout downtown and within walking distance of the Museum.
To easily locate and map public parking and transportation, visit

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