Over the last few years, Zach Bryan has exploded from unknown to world-famous thanks to his critically acclaimed albums, lyricism, and branding as a sort of everyman guitar slinger. His most recent project has us especially excited.


“The Great American Bar Scene,” is right up our alley, and the promotion of the new album is even cooler. While most of us only had access to two singles, some lucky bar-goers got the chance to listen to more of the album before its release. Bryan held early Listening parties at 23 bars across the US on June 24th, 2024, 10 days before the albums release.


Which Bars Got Zach Bryan’s Album Early?

Bryan, the Oklahoma native, announced the list of early album listening locations on his Instagram in June, a handful of which are in his home state. Here’s the full list if you’re not looking to hunt them down yourself:


Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA

Egan & Sons – Montclair, NJ

Barnacle Bill’s – Rumson, NJ

Blarney Stone Pub – Seattle, WA

Charlotte’s Room – Toronto, ON

Dobbies Bar – Dewey, OK

Fox & Locke – Franklin, TN

Iron Horse Saloon – Oologah, OK

Larry’s All American Cafe – Covington, KY

McGlinchey’s – Philadelphia, PA

Mercury Lounge – Tulsa, OK

Million Dollar Cowboy Bar – Jackson, WY

Old Mountain Tavern – Marlington, WV

Polish Lounge – Berea, OH

Rooster’s Sports Bar & Grill – Owasso, OK

Sandy Hut – Portland, OR

Saratoga Lanes – St. Louis, MO

The Gold Mine Restaurant and Saloon – Idaho City, ID

The San Fernando – Glendale, CA

The Water Tank – Austin, TX

Shannon Tavern – Boston, MA


McGlinchey’s in Philadelphia
The Water Tank in Austin

Mostly divey, live music joints, Bryan said that he had chosen these bars because they embodied American culture, and alluded that he might be visiting a handful of them soon!

The album is set to feature 18 tracks total, 17 songs and one poem, and will be released on July 4th, 2024, just in time for all of your independence day festivities.