According to the Tennessean, the bar was in direct violation of Davidson County's second stage reopening protocols, which currently forbids seated service inside public bars. As a result, the bar's permit has been suspended for five days.
"They were in violation of two points of the order that states bar areas must remain closed to the public," case inspector Melvin Brown told the Tennessean.
The county's Phase 3 of reopening, which is expected to start shortly, permits bar seating at half capacity.
Before the inspection, an Instagram user named Jerry Roe posted a photo allegedly taken inside the Steakhouse. As seen below, not only did the bar amass a huge crowd of partygoers, it also wasn't even enforcing baseline Phase 3 regulations, let alone properly enforcing the use of PPE or physical distancing.
The restaurant has 14 days to appeal the penalty.
This was last night at Kid Rock's bar in Nashville. Our cases in TN are skyrocketing. All of our local, independent venues have been closed for three months, and there's no sign of financial aid coming their way from our city, state, or the federal government. Steve Smith - the man who owns this bar, and many others in Nashville - gets a lot of air time and consideration from @johncooper4nashville and carries a lot of weight here in town. He has also reportedly been antagonizing people into removing their masks at his businesses and boycotting our shutdowns entirely. He likely wants to see all of our local independent venues fail because he stands to benefit financially from it while our local original music scene will collapse in on itself. He and his businesses have been a stain on this town for years now*. I don't even really know what to say, except: speak up on behalf of our more sensible populace and our local businesses that have been hung out to dry. They need your help. *Please note, I don't begrudge anyone for going to work right now. Unemployment and $1,200 are nowhere near enough, if you were even able to get it in the first place.