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GREETINGS FROM MUSIC CITY

Nashville is one of the most diverse and entertaining cities in the country. If you want proof of this statement, all you have to do is visit once. When you relocate to Nashville, it’s a whole different story. All these amazing places to eat, drink, and have fun—well, you can take your time and visit every one of them. So, where should you start? Downtown isn’t a bad idea.

NASHVILLE + BEYOND

The Loveless Cafe – A national landmark since it opened over 60 years ago, The Loveless Café offers a quaint country and home-cooking tradition of country ham, southern fried chicken and homemade biscuits and jams. It’s advisable to call ahead as the wait can be long in tourist season.

Jack Daniel’s Distillery – Educational and fun! Take a free tour of the grounds where the world famous whiskey is made. Unfortunately, the distillery offers no tasting as Lynchburg is dry country (no alcohol consumption), but you should definitely grab a bottle to enjoy at home later!

Arrington Vineyards –25 minutes south of Nashville, Arrington Vineyards offers wine tastings. Pack a blanket and a food basket, because after you’ve picked up a bottle of your favourite wine, you can enjoy a picnic in the undulating hills.

Radnor Lake – This striking nature area offers quiet walking trails for nature lovers. Keep an eye out for deer, turtles, wild birds and other wild life. Do keep in mind that to maintain this natural sanctuary Radnor Lake has strict rules about what can be brought onto the terrain. Picnicking is prohibited and biking is only allowed on the closed-off road.

Cheekwood – This 55-acre estate includes a historic home, botanical garden and art museum with regularly changing exhibitions. The gardens are beautiful by day, but it’s at night that they show their true exquisiteness.

Downtown Franklin – A picturesque little town half an hour from Nashville. The Main Street is lined with delightful historic buildings, that host many restaurants and boutiques. Have lunch at the famous Merridee’s Breadbasket , spend an afternoon window-shopping and finish your day by catching a film or a show at the The Franklin Theatre.

DOWNTOWN

Places to stay:

Hermitage Hotel – A five-star hotel with traditional charm and a lavish wood-panelled Oak Bar. Don’t forget to visit the little mens’ room (even when you’re a lady). The marbled art deco restroom is a work of art!

Hutton Hotel – This boutique hotel is the example that elegance and eco-friendliness can go hand in hand. Contemporary chicness on walking distance from all downtown attractions.

Omni – Nashville’s second five-star hotel is located right next door to our brand new Music City Center. Where the Hermitage Hotel’s luxury is opulent and charming, the Omni is sleek and contemporary.

Places to dine:

Merchants – If hunger strikes on lower Broadway, this restaurant offers 25 years of tradition, an old-timey atmosphere, scrumptious drinks and tasty food.

Robert’s Western World – This place offers a Southern experience to both the young and the old. Aside from the tasty traditional food, it’s a great chance to hear some fantastic country music and put on your dancing shoes.

Tootsie’s – Former hangout of stars of the Opry. This historical country bar is still a popular spot, so it can get crowded!

Wildhorse Saloon – The perfect place to learn line dancing! Live band, greasy food and drinks. All the ingredients for an evening of Southern fun.

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant – Authentic Southern food and grocery store in one, where you can enjoy live music in the evenings.

Jack’s Bar-B-Que – When you don’t have time to have an elaborate dinner (because you have a show to catch), this is a nice, quick stop for tasty barbecue food and sweet tea served cafeteria-style.

Suzy Wong’s House of Yum – Asian offerings for the late night hunger.

Crema – Fantastic views of the city and delicious locally-roasted coffee. What else do you need?

Husk – Daily changing menu and ingredients freshly plucked from their own garden served at James Beard award-winning Chef Sean Brocks Charleston restaurant right in Nashville’s historic old town.

Pub5 – Great choice in beers and spirits and yummy food combined with fabulous city views from the rooftop bar.

The Southern – Delicious culinary comfort food.

Places to shop:

Hatch Show Print – If you want to get an affordable Nashville souvenir, this is not only the place to get it, but also your chance to visit one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America!

Manuel – The 80-year-old designer, also known as the ‘Rhinestone Rembrandt’ is responsible for some of the most iconic looks in music (Elvis, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones and many more). Swing by his studios for your own superstar look!

Ernest Tubb Record Shop – For almost 70 decades this shop has been offering a large selection of bluegrass and classic country music. In addition, they host a live WSM-AM radio show, called “Midnight Jamboree”, every Saturday night.

Things to do:

Ryman Auditorium – Graced by the likes of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and many more, this former tabernacle church is truly one of the most beautiful places Nashville has to offer. Seeing a show at this venue at least once in your life should definitely be on your bucket list.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts – Since 2001 this gorgeous, art deco building has been hosting a vast array of art from all around world. Every 6 to 8 weeks visitors can enjoy a new exhibition as well as regular lectures and events, so be sure to check the calendar.

Downtown Public Library – With its sky-high ceilings, marble floors and special collections and art The Main Library is truly a sight to behold.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center – This concert hall breathes class and sophistication. Aside from its architectural merit it is also home to one of the best orchestras in America and a welcoming host to comedians, fashion designers and various musicians. There is no dress code, but why not use a great opportunity to dress up?

Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge – This pedestrian-friendly bridge over the Cumberland River offers some of the best views of Nashville’s skyline and makes for a photogenic background for your vacation pictures.

First Saturday Art Crawl – A number of downtown art galleries host art openings and receptions for world-famous artists of various genres every first Saturday of the month. Admission is free and often include complimentary refreshments.

LP Field – Home of the Tennessee Titans, inviting you to catch a football match during the season.

Live On The Green – The place for free, outdoor concerts by local and nationally renowned bands on the lawn of Nashville’s courthouse every Thursday night in the warmer months.

Country Music Hall of Fame – Country music from its birthplace in Music City to present-day is showcased in this renowned museum.

MARATHON VILLAGE

Places to dine:

The Bang Candy Company – Despite what the name might suggest this is not just a candy store. It is also a place for homemade cookies, scones, and delicious lunch treats.

Corsair Distillery – Local distillery offering scrumptious cocktails and long list of local beers. In the outdoor courtyard you can enjoy a tranquil atmosphere basking in fairy light. It’s a bit hard to find, but very worth finding.

Places to shop:

Antique Archaeology – Both a destination for every American Picker fan as well as travelers who are not acquainted with the History Channel show. This charming shop is chockfull with antique collectibles and lovingly repurposed pieces. And fans of the show can naturally also purchase memorabilia!

Otis James – If you value how raw materials are turned into a final product, this craft shop of hand- and custom made neckties, bow ties and hats for men and women is a definitely worth the visit. Otis James recently opened up a shop in his studio where you can browse the merchandise as well as take a look at the crafting process from up close!

Emil Erwin – A leather and canvas carry goods company owned and operated by Emil and Leslie Congdon. The business is named for its chief designer and craftsman and in honor of the small Appalachian town where he learned to love the art of his trade.

Things to do:

Marathon Music Works – A relatively new place on Nashville’s music map. This loft-like concert space has a beautiful open feel to it.

THE GULCH

Places to dine:

Watermark – This fine dining spot has been a part of the Gulch for years. People come for the food but stay for the incredible views of downtown.

Sambuca – With a tagline like “Sensually Sophisticated,” Sambuca tells you exactly what to expect. Lush décor and live jazz make for a perfect date night.

Virago – Often touted as the best sushi restaurant in Nashville, this restaurant offers so much more than good food. The intimate setting is absolutely perfect for date night or getting together with all your friends.

The Pub – If you long to feel like you’re whiling away an afternoon in London, The Pub is your spot. With a huge beer list, piles of delicious food, and a laid back atmosphere, this really is the perfect place to hang out for hours.

Whiskey Kitchen – Typical American dishes and tasty drinks served in an energetic atmosphere. You must try the fried pickles!

Yazoo Brewing Company – Wonderful local brewery serving 8 of their own beers. Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, it’s a great place to visit. However, be aware that it’s only open Wednesday-Saturday. It’s advisable to make reservations for a Saturday tour online before you visit.

Places to Shop:

Turnip Truck – Nashville’s only locally owned, full-service natural foods market. Whether you need wholesome groceries or just wish to grab something to eat, the Turnip Truck has it all.

E.T. Burk – The 5000 sq. ft. gallery focuses on vintage and contemporary design from mid-twentieth century to present-day.

Things to do:

Station Inn – Station Inn is more than a music venue. It’s an institution. For 40 years it has been featuring live bluegrass and roots music every night of the week. A must for every bluegrass fan and sure to convert any bluegrass non-believer. Tickets for the shows are sold on a first come, first serve basis.

GERMANTOWN

Places to dine:

Mad Platter – Already considered a Nashville institution, this quaint corner restaurant is filled to the brim with historic charm. While you may dine for lunch without advance notice, reservations are recommended for evening meals.

City House – Many a magazine article has been published about this gourmet restaurant. The Italian-inspired rustic menu is bound to make any foodie’s gourmet dreams come true.

Monell’s – Quaint family style Southern food restaurant in a Victorian house. It’s a great way to meet new people as the restaurant doesn’t take reservations and seats everyone at a table together.

Rolf & Daughters – Industrial chic at the 100 year old Werthan Factory Building serving mouth-watering “modern peasant food” drawing on Northern Italian and Mediterranean influences and using seasonal Southern ingredients.

Silo – Southern cuisine crafted from farm-fresh food and presented elegantly—that’s what you’ll get here. It’s a brand new spot but has quickly become a favorite for residents and visitors.

Germantown Café – This café proves that less is more. Simple, affordable food with a luxurious touch and a dazzling view of the Nashville skyline.

The Cupcake Collection – Made from scratch and scrumptious treats and cupcakes with various icings.

Places to shop:

Nashville Farmers’ Market – The market is divided into 3 parts and hosts hundreds of local farmers and artisans. The main pavilions are connected by a food court where you can buy fresh produce or taste many different cuisines. Divided into three distinct areas with hundreds of local farmers and artisans. The main pavilions are joined by a central food court where you can pick up fresh produce or a quick bite. A nice range of options including Cajun, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Indian. The Farmers’ Market also hosts special events throughout the year, from cooking demos to supper clubs to dance parties.

Things to do:

Bicentennial Mall – The 19-acre park fashioned after the Mall in Washington DC is a great place to walk around and visit the history of Tennessee. Kids love to splash around in the Mall’s “Rivers of Tennessee” water fountains. Park rangers offer park tours, historical presentations in period dress and off-site programs by reservation.

Oktoberfest – An annual free festival with authentic German food, live German music, beer, craft vendors and of course lederhosen.

EAST NASHVILLE

Places to dine:

Margot Café and Bar – Daily changing menu of dishes of French and Italian persuasion that are by many locals considered to be some of the best in Nashville. Exposed brick walls and seating that overlooks the wine bar makes this a quaint establishment on top of the culinary delights it offers.

Marché Artisan Foods – Why fly all the way to Europe if you can have the European bistro experience much closer to home. This spacious, sunny café and marketplace offers local and seasonal gourmet cuisine that is refined yet simple.

Holland House Bar & Refuge – Fabulous cocktails (the bartenders really know what they’re doing) and tasty food!

The Pharmacy – Beer garden and burger joint with an remarkable collection of German wurst and beer, including an old-fashioned soda fountain with milkshakes and ice cream sodas.

Mas Tacos Por Favor – Exceptional tacos and other Mexican and Cuban inspired delights for carnivores as well as vegetarians.

Barista Parlor – A huge garage turned coffee shop with a comfortable and stimulating atmosphere. But most importantly they really know their coffee here. Worth a visit for every coffee snob.

3 Crow Bar – Large selection of beers both on tap and in bottles and enjoyable food at this fun dive bar!

No. 308 – Cool bar where the emphasis lies on the drinks. Excellent cocktails!

Family Wash – Cosy neighbourhood bar with live music and on Tuesdays the famous $10 Pie and Pint night.

Rosepepper Cantina – A casual ambiance with fun Mexican décor and delicious snacks and killer margaritas!

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – Wonderful flavours born out of a wild imagination. Who knew that Goat Cheese and Cherries works as frosty ice cream delight?!

Eastland Cafe – Happy hour doesn’t get happier than Eastland’s $5 appetizers and cocktails and $3 beer specials!

Mitchell Deli – This sandwich deli is so good it’s even been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Best Sandwich in America.”

Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack – It’s a long wait but it’s worth it! As much as it lacks in ambiance it makes up for it with absolutely mouth-watering freshly prepared fried chicken.

Rumours East – A 1900s Victorian house turned full-service restaurant and bar with a lovely backyard and patio to enjoy nice weather, a glass of wine and a tasty cheese plate.

Tenn Sixteen Food and Drink Co. – New Orleans-inspired cuisine and a beer list that will make you want to dance. The servers are about the nicest in Nashville, too.

Lockeland Table – Choose from wood-fired pizzas or a full entrée; either way you’ll love every single bite.

Sky Blue Café – Charming little café with a welcoming staff.

Porter Road Butcher – A butcher shop selling high quality, grass-fed, local meats and other great local and regional products.

Places to shop:

The Groove – Listen before you buy at this groovy shop for both new as well as old records and CDs. Great place to discover new music.

Old Made Good – If you need an exclusive gift crafted by a local artist or a special vintage treasure, this is the place to find it.

The Green Wagon – A shop for local and all-natural products, whether it’s cleaning supplies or shampoo.

Things to do:

Grassy Knoll Movie Nights – Old classic movies and local films are played on various Sunday nights from April through October.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway & Nature Park – A great place for canine visitors of Nashville. Take your pooch for a run down by the river or let him loose in the dog park. And if he gets dirty, take them to Wags & Whiskers, a self-serve doggy wash.

HILLSBORO VILLAGE

Places to dine:

Fido – Former Jone’s Pet Shop (the endearing old sign is still there) turned coffee shop. Part of Nashville’s local Bongo Java chain of fair trade and organic coffee shops. Also serves delicious food (and even beer and wine)! Always buzzing with people of different ages and vocations and hence great for people watching.

Hot & Cold – Part of the Bongo Java club, serving up Las Paletas popsicles, Jeni’s Ice Cream, and unorthodox coffee and tea treats. Delightful little place, open until late every day.

Pancake Pantry – 21 kinds of pancakes bound to make your breakfast a feast. It’s not surprising then, that on weekends the queue wraps around the building down 21st Avenue.

Provence Breads & Café – Luxurious baked goods and gourmand sandwiches in a Parisian-style package.

Bosco’s – Fabulous microbrewery, backed up by a formidable dinner menu. There’s always something new to try, but the old favorites will bring you back over and over.

Places to Shop:

Pangaea, Fire Finch and A Thousand Faces are great places to find a one of a kind gift, whether it’s a piece of art, jewelery, stationary, accessory or a piece of furniture!

Posh Boutique – This clothing shop will accommodate both the latest styles as any budget.

BookmanBookwoman – Vintage bookshop with narrow aisles and a highly stacked selection in many genres.

A Village of Flowers – Luxurious florist with stunning arrangements. Treat yourself to a beautiful bouquet or simple breathe in the colorful perfume.

SEE (Selective Eyewear Elements) –European designer eyewear for those who want something different for their frame or for whom an eye exam is in order. Why not both? 

Things to do:

Belcourt Theatre – This unique place opened in 1925 as a silent movie theatre. Currently it showcases 2-3 art house, foreign, or classic films at a time. Sometimes they also offer midnight movies outside, as well as discussions and Q&As with film directors and actors. A must for film aficionados and/or hobbyist time travelers. 

BELMONT

Places to dine:

Bongo Java – Great coffee shop to work or study inside, or relax outside on the porch and enjoy a scrumptious low-cost breakfast. Unsurprisingly this joint is chockfull of college students during school months.

International Market & Restaurant – This small international market offers a culinary trip around the world. Stock up on ethnic groceries, spices and more!

Places to shop:

Local Honey – Great vintage clothes and creations from local designers in a quaint little house.

Things to do:

Belmont-Hillsboro Tour of Homes – Annual home tour of ten stunning neighborhood homes. A great chance to breathe their charm and class from up close. 

12SOUTH

Places to dine:

Portland Brew – A true Nashville favorite, featuring Ghirardelli caramel and chocolate syrups in to-die-for lattes.

Frothy Monkey – Delicious coffee with a vast array of food options to enjoy on the café’s porch.

12 South Taproom – Outstanding food and cold beer at this casual spot to meet friends for an after-work drink and a bite.

Burger Up – Great burger place with a warm atmosphere that lends itself for a business lunch, first date, anniversary celebration or simply family dinner . An all-rounder that uses beef from a local farm.

Sloco – Affordable sandwich shop that serves sandwiches from local and sustainable products. Very welcoming staff and great specials!

Edley’s Bar-B-Que – A southern eatery with a true Nashvillian character!

The Filling Station – Tasty micro brews to go. Fill up a growler and enjoy at home.

Mafiaoza’s – One of the few places in the neighborhood that is open until late, so the perfect place to kill a late-night hunger with tasty greasy pizza or a pasta.

Las Paletas Gourmet Popsicles – What’s in a popsicle? At Las Paletas, a whole lot. I dare to bet it’s the tastiest popsicle you’ve ever tasted!

Places to shop:

imogene + willie – American-made clothing and carefully picked vintage and home goods. The place for tailored jeans that will last you a lifetime and will bow to no trend.

Halcyon Bike Shop – An affordable second hand bicycle shop with an edge. Most of the bikes are recycled and restored custom vintage bikes.

Savant Vintage – Two full floors of gorgeous vintage wear. If the pieces don’t speak to you already, the owner can tell you the history of each piece.

Katy K Designs – Fun place to shop for a Western dress up party.

Corner Music – For over 30 years this shop has been equipping musicians with instruments and audio gear. And if you’re not quite there yet, they offer guitar and bass lessons, too!

Things to do:

Sevier Park – A quaint little park conveniently located close to the fabulous shops and restaurants in 12South. The park, albeit small, has something for everyone: a big open field, covered pavilions and playgrounds. It also hosts the 12South Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays from May to October and various other festivals and concerts. 

8th AVENUE SOUTH

Places to dine:

Smiling Elephant – Thai food that will put a smile on your face, this is one of the best—if not the actual best—in Nashville.

8th and Roast – A local coffee shop with welcoming staff that serves goodness like Nutella Latte.

Arnold’s Country Kitchen – Authentic Southern restaurant that serves homemade classics like fried green tomatoes. By many believed to be the best meat-and-three and lunch place in town. Only open on weekdays.

Places to shop:

Grimey’s New & Preloved Music – More than just a record store. Hang out, discover new tunes, and if it’s your lucky day you’ll even be able to enjoy a beer and in-store performance by a noteworthy band.

Grimey’s Too – This location houses an independent bookstore and serves Frothy Monkey coffee.
Pre To Post Modern, Preservation Station, the Downtown Antique Mall and the Tennessee Antique Mall– A series of antique shops lining 8th Avenue that would tickle the fancy of any antique enthusiast.

Gruhn Guitars – Feast your eyes on beautiful vintage instruments. For over 40 years this guitar expert has been repairing instruments and selling subsequently selling them…to among others Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, and Paul McCartney.

Things to do:

The Basement – Cosy music venue that hosts both big as well as lesser known names in an intimate atmosphere.

Greer Stadium – Friday fireworks and dollar hot dog nights make Nashville’s minor league baseball park a fun place to visit!

Zanies Comedy Club – Nashville’s leading comedy club with 30 years worth of tradition. The place maintains a two drink minimum and parking can be tricky, but if you want a good laugh, this is the place to be.

And if you head further north on 8th Avenue, you will encounter a cluster of 3 lovely music venues: Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom and The High Watt. There’s always something going on in one or more of these.

Third Man Records – Jack White’s magic factory, venue, and little music shop. A must for fans.

GREEN HILLS

Places to dine:

Bread & Company – The perfect pit stop for a sandwich or a salad while you’re running errands.

The Food Company – Scrumptious soups, salads, sandwiches for a lovely lunch.

The Greenhouse Bar – An actual greenhouse with a great atmosphere. Perfect place for a glass of wine or a cocktail between the foliage.

Kalamata’s – It may not look the part, but it tastes the part. Delicious Mediterranean fare prepared fast and fresh in front of you.

Places to shop:

The Hill Center – Walker-friendly strip of stores and eating establishments in Green Hills. Spend a day shopping at the copious boutiques such as H. Audrey,as well as chain stores like Anthropologie.

Bandywood Drive – Hiding behind The Hill Center’s skirt is Bandywood Drive, home to adorable little Nashville shops like Habit & I See London.

Parnassus Books – Independent bookstore with fun reading time for kids, a nice selection, book signings, and much more.

Things to do:

The Bluebird Cafe – Intimate listening room with great character. Songs that have been performed by chart-topping artists, as well as songs that are waiting to be performed by chart-topping artists are performed by their creators here. Intimate, magical, and sold out within minutes (so be quick in securing tickets).

SYLVAN PARK / CHARLOTTE PIKE

Places to dine:

McCabe Pub – Local sports bar with a nice patio to enjoy your frosty beverage.

The Local Taco – American-Mexican taco-place. Actually, a gourmet American-Mexican taco-place.

Star Bagel Cafe – Great coffee and delicious bagels worth leaving your bed for is why this place is jam-packed every weekend for breakfast.

Bobbie’s Dairy Dip – Retro-charm topped with tasty food toppings.

M.L. Rose – Great place for beers and waffle fry nachos.

Places to shop:

Import Flowers – Pick a single flower or compose your own bouquet. It’s all possible and the selection is amazing.

The Produce Place – A real old-fashioned neighborhood store with high quality, reasonable priced, locally grown goods. Also, two words: gourmet chocolates.

WEST END / ELLISTON / MIDTOWN

Places to dine:

J & J’s Market & Café – Old fashion board games and an outstanding assortment of coffee, tea and beer!

Elliston Place Soda Shop – If nostalgia had a flavor, Elliston’s Place Soda Shop would be where you could taste it.

Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Cuisine – This Indian food place has everything one could possibly want (even where carnivores are concerned).

Patterson House – Time travel has never been this easy. Simply enter this establishment and you’ll find yourself in the Paris of the roaring 20’s. While you’re there taste some of the cocktails. Ils sont délicieux!

The Catbird Seat – An interactive dining experience atop of Patterson House. Twenty bar seats surround a U-shaped kitchen where the chef and his team prepare your meal. They offer a multi-course tasting menu for $100 per person. Make reservations in advance as this unique dining venue books up fast.

Noshville – An authentic New York style delicatessen. Their goal? To prepare and serve you the highest quality delicatessen food in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

San Antonio Taco Co. – Happiness is: warm cheese dip, fresh tacos made to order, and a bucket of beer, according to a customer. What else is there to add?

Places to shop:

UAL – United Apparel Liquidators offers big designer names for small prices. And if Cinderella taught us anything, it’s that great shoes can change your life and this place is bursting with them!

Things to do:

The Parthenon – Why travel to Athens? Nashville, The Athens of the South before it was baptized Music City, houses a full-sized replica of the Parthenon in Centennial Park, built as part of the centennial celebration in 1897.

Centennial Park – There’s always something going on in Centennial Park. Enjoy Movies In The Park, Musicians Corner, Big Band dance nights or simply have a picnic or kick a ball around. Consult the calendar to know exactly what kind of fun is brewing at Centennial Park while you’re in Nashville.

Exit/In – Whether local or international, this music venue, showcases rock bands almost every night!

MUSIC ROW / EDGEHILL VILLAGE

Places to dine:

Taco Mamacita – After work happy hour, fresh guacamole and a remarkable collection of tacos. Yum!

DeSano Pizza Bakery – While you’re in Nashville, why not visit Italy as well? The pizzeria offers you Napoli right at your table, including Mozzarella di Bufala freshly flown in from a small town in Campania!

Places to shop:

Tweed Baby Outfitters – An endearing little shop to buy a gift for a newborn up to a 4 year old. Whether you have children or not, get ready to leave this store completely smitten by everything it has to offer.

BERRY HILL

Places to dine:

Baja Burrito – Mouth-watering burrito-shop!

Sam & Zoe’s – This charming little establishment is just what the doctor ordered for the coffee snob in all of us. Additionally it offers tasty sandwiches, free Wi-Fi and great service in a cosy atmosphere.

The Pied Piper Creamery – Delectable, handmade ice cream in creative flavors like Awww, Schnapps!—Peach schnapps-infused cheesecake ice cream with a swirl of raspberry.

The Yellow Porch – Quaint little bistro offering superb salads. Advisable to make reservations in advance as it fills up quickly.

Gabby’s Burgers & Fries – This place defines hole-in-the-wall but in a fabulous way. The building is small and the seating cramped, but according many this is the best burger in town. Open until 2:30 for a late-night snack.

Places to shop:

Designer Renaissance – Designer clothing for the more modest wallet. In addition to new items, it also carries a large selection of vintage duds. Specializing in formal wear and evening gowns, this is a great place to find a prom, wedding, or gala dress. The store also offers discount on shoes and accessories! All in all this makes it every girl’s designer outlet heaven.

The Cat Shoppe & Dog Store – Let out your crazy cat lady (or mister)! This adorable pet shop features wholesome foods, toys and furniture for your four-legged furry friend. While you’re there, give some love to one of the rescue kitties, or maybe bring home a friend for your pet!

Gas Lamp Antiques & Decorating Mall – A hidden treasure for antique lovers.

Things to do: 

Nashville Flea Market – Every month hundreds of vendors set up to showcase their vintage and repurposed items. Go on a Sunday for the best bargains!

 WOODBINE

Places to dine:

Siam Cafe Thai – This place is not a looker, but it has the best Pad Thai in town!

Taqueria el Recodo – Of all the taco trucks on Nolensville Road, this one is bound to steals the show! Delicious carnitas that will make you want to go back for more.

Gojo Ethiopian – This family-style Ethiopian restaurant offers something different! Eat with your hands and order some in-house roasted coffee, brewed on a large clay pot right at your table.

La Hacienda – Affordable and authentic Mexican food.

Place to shop:

Phonoluxe Records – This underdog of Nashville’s record stores offers a large variety of second-hand vinyl, cassettes, CDs, DVDs an more, with kind and knowledgeable staff to boot!

Notable Nasvhillians

Karen Elson, The Black Keys, Jack White, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Ben Folds, Taylor Swift, Niki Taylor, Connie Britton, Matt and Carrie Eddmenson, Paramore, Kings of Leon, Allman Brothers, The Civil Wars, Peter Frampton, Hot Chelle Rae, Chord Overstreet, Kesha, Harmony Korine, Oprah Winfrey, and Reese Witherspoon.