One thing you won’t be finding at Kid Rock’s Nashville bar for the next few days is beer. The singer’s Big Ass Honky Tonk and Rock & Roll Steakhouse has had its permit to sell beer suspended for five days after they were caught violating COVID-19 public-health emergency orders. Other popular spots that were caught and are now without a beer license include Moxy Nashville Downtown, Broadway Brewhouse and Nudie's Honky Tonk according to The Tennessean. There were a total of 13 spots cited according to WKRN TV.
Bars and restaurants in Tennessee’s Davidson Country are currently not allowed to seat or serve customers at the bar, with alcohol only allowed to be served at tables and booths. Kid Rock’s spot was caught breaking that rule, and recent photos show the bar area packed. The pictures also show both customers and employees not wearing masks, which resulted in a different citation.
The co owner of Kid Rock's is Steve Smith and he tells the paper "The Nashville government is, like, communist. They've got us behind a Berlin Wall. We met with Mayor Cooper and the doctors weeks ago and explained how having bar service is safer than table service. They're doing everything they can to put us out of business. The state of Tennessee is already in Phase 4 and they're talking about holding us in Phase 2. It's against our constitutional rights."
This is one of the pics that were posted that led to the suspension.