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Nashville Hot Spots

While Nashville has always been a tourist destination thanks to roots in country music, recent success in business, sports, and other industries have attracted an even more diverse crowd to Music City. Tennessee’s capital boasts some of the best food, attractions, and nightlife a city can offer. While we’re sure you’ve heard of the old standbys like Tootsies and the Country Music Hall of Fame, we wanted to be sure you didn’t miss out on some of Nashville’s better kept secrets.


(If the classics interest you, check out our 2016 list!)


City Fire

610 12th Ave S.

Nashville, TN 37203

City Fire is a hidden gem in Nashville. Located right outside the Gulcharea, City Fire serves one of the best weekend brunches around. The breakfast flatbread is highly recommended, and you can’t go wrong with their bottomless mimosas. (more)


The Pharmacy

731 McFerrin Ave

Nashville, TN 37206

If a laid-back atmosphere with craft beer is more your scene, The Pharmacy is a must-eat. Inside is reminiscent of an old-time soda fountain and outside is a classic beer garden. You won’t be disappointed by the burgers or brats, but save room for a classic float or malt for dessert. (more)


Caviar & Bananas

2031 Broadway

Nashville, TN 37203

This Charleston favorite has recently made a move to Music City. Caviar & Bananas has a little something for everyone. They have menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, along with small plates, craft beer & wine, and other goodies that you can take with you when you go. (more)


Pinewood Social

33 Peabody St.
Nashville, TN 37210

You’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere quite like Pinewood Social. There’s food, billiards, bowling, coffee, and cocktails all wrapped into one amazing venue. If you’re looking for a unique, entertaining experience, head over to Pinewood for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or drinks. (more)



Nashville Farmer’s Market
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd.

Nashville, TN 37208

A farmer’s market may not be the first place you think of for entertainment, but Nashville’s Farmer’s Market is about much more than produce. You can find local foods, flowers, artisans, and more here. (more)


Hatch Show Print

224 5th Ave. South

Nashville, TN 37203

You won’t have to travel far from the Omni to discover the Hatch Show Print shop. Travel home with a souvenir that is uniquely Nashville. Have time to kill? Tours of the print shop are available throughout the day to learn more about this craft. (more)


12 South

12 South is an entire neighborhood of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. If shopping is what you’re in the mood for, there are favorites like Draper James (Reese Witherspoon’s clothing boutique), Imogene+Willie, and White’s Mercantile. If food and drinks are what you’re after, Nashville Guru offers a complete list of eateries and daily happy hours. (more)


FGL House

120 3rd Ave S.

Nashville, TN 37201

Famous country duo Florida Georgia Line has recently opened an incredible bar, just off the end of the Nashville Pedestrian Bridge. The venue is multiple stories tall and features a full menu with classic Nashville eats, a rooftop bar, and a stage for live music. (more)


Patterson House

1711 Division St.

Nashville, TN 37203

The Patterson House is a quaint, speakeasy-style bar. If you’re looking for a bar with personality, ambiance, and not so much “honky tonk” feel, head over for a drink. (more)


L.A. Jackson

401 11th Ave South

Nashville, TN 37203

If an outdoor evening vibe is what you’re searching for, there is no better place to visit than L.A. Jackson. Located on the rooftop of the Thompson Hotel, this bar has all the sights and sounds Nashville has to offer. (more)


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