Nashville is definitely known for it’s music. Specifically, country music. You can visit the Johnny Cash Museum and the Grand Ole Opry. It’s also known for it’s food, particularly Nashville Hot Chicken (Hattie B’s, Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant, and Southern V if you are looking for a vegetarian/vegan option). BUT, here are some other things you should check out if you are in Nashville for the weekend.
Honky Tonk Your Heart Out
Before visiting, I thought Bourbon Street was the most fun place to go out. Don’t sit on Nashville though, I was blown away with how many bars there were on the Honky Tonk Highway (a nickname given to the four block radius on Broadway). All of them have live music and it was such an amazing experience. Definitely a great place if you’re going with a group of friends or for a bachelor/bachelorette party.
Visit 12th South
- Go Mural Hunting on 12th Avenue, there definitely numerous murals to choose from.
- Visit and try a 100-layered donut from Five Daughters Bakery
- Shop your little heart out at the various boutiques and stores. My favorite was definitely Draper James.Why, yes, I will enjoy some sweet tea while I shop. You can also visit the famous Imogene + Willie if you want to pick up a pair of jeans.
Visit the Breweries
- Try a taster set at Yazoo Brewing. They also give tours pretty often, where they “feed” you more beer.
- Jackalope Brewing Company for more pale ale’s and IPA’s.
Have Dinner at Tailor
I saw Tailor on a couple of lists and it was recommended to me by a friend. It’s a South Asian Restaurant with a Gujarati twist, and I was wondering how that would correlate to a fine dining experience. I was pleasantly surprised by this dinner party experience and the meal I had. It was so elegantly put together and the flavors were impeccable. I loved how Chef Vivek Surti explained every dish to the guests and shared his childhood stories. It was an enjoyable dining experience that I would recommend to everyone. The Daal Bhat reminded me of the food I eat at my in-laws house, it was very aromatic and homely.
Visit the Rooftop at the Bobby Hotel
I LOVED the Bobby Hotel. It was one of the cutest luxury boutique hotels I’ve stayed at. It is about four blocks from Broadway and Honky Tonk Highway. The decor in the hotel was very reminiscent of what Nashville is all about– music. The rooms were spacious. Most importantly, the rooftop bar was one of the best I’ve been to. The airstream seating was a nice touch and the grass and cabana area was also very relaxing. They had a little bit of everything for everyone.
Visit/Eat at Woolworth on 5th
If you want a delicious brunch or lunch with a mix of history, I would definitely check this place out. They had the sweetest waitresses and the best service. I really loved going upstairs and reading about the history and the sit-ins taking place during the Jim Crow Era. I also enjoyed the music videos playing on the wall, it really livened the place up.