Location and Travel:
Nashville is known as the Music City, USA and the home of country music. It is home to the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and major recording labels. Many of the bars and restaurants feature live music daily! It is also known as NashVegas for being one of the top bachelor and bachelorette destinations in the country! Nashville hosts many major events annually including CMA Music Festival, CMA Awards, Nashville Pride, and NFL Draft. During these events popular bars could be closed to private parties and events. Please check the Nashville Events Calendar before booking!
Where We Stayed:
We stayed in the West Nashville area, West Nashville was a hip residential area with a lot of new construction and some fun neighborhood spots like Fat Bottom Brewery, Frothy Monkey Coffeehouse, and 51st Kitchen and bar.
We could not find a reasonably priced AirBnB in Nashville, but were able to find a great rental on VRBO!
Here are our tops ‘where to stay’ picks around Nashville.
Lunch at Acme Feed and Seed- multilevel restaurant with amazing food. Most of us ordered the famous “Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich.” After lunch we went up to the rooftop bar for a cocktail! This restaurant is a Nashville staple, a music venue and a sushi bar all in one. May sound like a strange combination, but it just…works!
Explore Downtown- We didn’t make any plans, instead we just walked around and enjoyed the sights and beautiful weather. Some points of interest: pedestrian bridge, murals, western stores.
Order pizza and get ready for a night out on the town! Here are some of our favorite locations in midtown.
Bar hopping in Midtown
- Winner and Losers Bar
- Kung FU Saloon Saloon
- The Patterson House
- Tootsies Orchid Lounge
- Honky Tonk Central
- Broadway Brewhouse
- Tequila Cowboy
- Whiskey Row (Owned by Dierks Bentley)
- LUKE’S 32 BRIDGE FOOD + DRINK (Owned byLuke Bryan)
- Ole Red (Owned by Blake Shelton)
- Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar (Owned by Jason Aldean)
- FGL House (Owned by Florida Georgia Line)
- AJ’s Good Time Bar (Owned by Alan Jackson)
- Redneck Riviera (Owned by John Rich of Big & Rich)
Brunch at The Sutler Saloon, live bluegrass music and bottomless bloody mary and mimosa bar. Plus, they have a picture worthy staircase covered in boots! No reservations though, so get their early or be prepared to wait in line.
Distillery Tour & Tasting at Nashville Craft-
You can make reservations for a distillery tour and tasting. It’s only $10 per person and includes a pretty good amount of samples.
Homemade dinner at home!
Line dancing at Wildhorse Saloon. Wildhorse Saloon is incredibly fun, but can also get INCREDIBLY busy. We suggest getting your line dancing done early in the night to try to avid the crowds.
Bar hopping on Broadway
Brunch at SILO– The Banana Bread French Toast was heavenly.
Walk around Germantown and North Capitol areas.
Dinner and beers at Fat Bottom Brewery
Fat Bottom Brewery– Located in the Nations area in West Nashville, this brewery features the restaurant and bier garden with indoor and outdoor seating. Stop into the tiniest bottle shop onsite to pickup package to enjoy at home!
Frothy Monkey Coffeehouse– Neighborhood coffee shop serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner options! All bakery items and breads are main in house as they are a wholesale bakery. Join them every Friday for a free public coffee cupping at their main Roasting Facility.
51st Kitchen and bar– Are you a sucker for catania lights? Because we sure are. Check out this southern roots inspired menu and dogs are welcome to the onsite dog park and outside porch seating.
L.A. Jackson Rooftop Lounge at Thompson Hotel– amazing views and fancy cocktails. Brunch available during spring and summer.
Kelsey Montague Murals- The iconic blank and white wings and highly instagramed “WhatLiftsYou” Mural have transformed into the Taylor Swift Butterfly Wings. Address: 302 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Yazoo Brewery- A variety of brew and fun taproom! Tours are available for $8/per person and include souvenir glass and samples!
Murals- take a self guided tour of all the murals along 12th Ave South.
Draper James Flagship Store– Reese Witherspoon’s Southern inspired clothing and home store. Check out the two mural right next to the store in the alley.
White’s Mercantile– a general store with lots of charm
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream– We recommend the flight of scoops! This is one of many locations around Nashville!
The Sutler Saloon – Bottomless Mimosas and live bluegrass music, perfect combo for the weekend.
Embers Ski Lodge– Ski shots anyone?
Germantown and North Capitol
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Victory Park
Other popular destinations:
Bluebird Cafe- One of the world’s most popular listening rooms and venues for songwriters. This small venue, 90 seats, quickly sells out so purchase tickets in advance.
Arrington Vineyards– beautiful vineyards located just outside Nashville. Bring your own picnic and enjoy a wine tasting!
Hattie B’s Chicken- A Nashville favorite, multiple locations area town.
Prince’s Hot Chicken– Another Nashville staple! Be prepared to wait in line.
Parthenon– The full-scale replica of the Parthenon and Statue of Athena is
located in Centennial Park. It was built in 1897 as part of the Centennial Exposition. Currently, the Parthenon houses Nashville’s Art Museum featuring paintings by 19th and 20th century American artist.
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