Nashville City Guide: A taste of some of my favorite places in Music City.
Photo taken at Biscuit Love
At the beginning of the month I visited beautiful Nashville, TN, also know as Music City. It was my first time to Nashville and I wasn’t exactly sure what to except other than a lot of country music and cowboy boots. I quickly learned there was so much more to this thriving Southern city, which has more than 100 people a day moving there. I experienced fabulous Southern hospitality, delicious food, tasty drinks and great entertainment.
Keep on reading to learn about my favorite spots in Nashville.
Places to Eat: Breakfast/Brunch
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Nashville won’t let you go hungry!
Barista Parlor | I discovered this adorable spot via the A Beautiful Mess City Guide and it did not disappoint. I had a delicious cup of pour over coffee and a lusted over their beautiful chocolate bars. They also sell a selection of tasty sounding sandwiches and pastries.
Biscuit Love | I went to Biscuit Love for lunch because I was lured by the Lindstrom – a salad of shaved brussel sprouts, hazelnuts and parmesan topped with a lemon vinaigrette and a poached egg – it was amazing. I would also highly recommend the Bonuts, fried balls of biscuit dough served with blueberry compote. It doesn’t get more Southern than that!
The Southern | Chad and I enjoyed this brunch spot on Sunday morning. The crab cake hash was perfect. If you plan to go, be sure to get reservations because it fills up quickly.
Photo via Little Octopus Facebook Page
Places to Eat: Dinner
Little Octopus | Located in east Nashville, this restaurant is a true gem. Chad and I both had a fantastic hand-crafted cocktail to being the meal. We then ordered a variety of small plates to share. We especially loved the avocado and iceberg salads, the roasted maduros and the vaca frita.
The Stillery | If you are looking for a tasty, Southern-inspired meal when downtown, I highly suggest The Stillery. It was not overflowing with tourist and they had the best mac & cheese of the entire trip!
Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant | Puckett’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and it seems like there is always a wait. I went for dinner and was not disappointed by the BBQ. They also had a great live music.
Farm House | This restaurant is nestled on a side street a few blocks off Broadway, the main thoroughfare of downtown. Farm House uses locally sourced ingredients to create delicious Southern favorites like hot chicken and a biscuit and shrimp and grits.
Things to Do
Music City Brew Tours | Chad and I love our craft beer, so of course we had to go on a brewery tour! We had a great time visiting three local breweries located around Nashville. We first stopped at Tennessee Brew Work and then made our way to HonkyTonk Brewing. We ended our tour at Czann’s Brewing Company. If you are beer lover, I highly recommend checking out Nashville’s growing beer scene!
Hatch Show Print | I’ve been wanting to visit Hatch ever since I took the history of graphic design in college. It first opened in 1879 printing posters for shows, carnivals, vaudeville performances and more. Now they print beautiful letter press posters for events around the world. Stop by to see their printing presses, their large collection of metal type and their amazing posters.
Honky Tonk Row | For late night fun, head downtown to Broadway and find blocks and blocks of bars and restaurants featuring live music. Each spot you pass will have its windows open and a different type of music playing. Don’t miss “world famous” Tootsies Orchid Lounge. Head to their third floor deck for a great view of of the city.
Where to Stay
I stayed in downtown Nashville, which was very convenient. If you are not staying downtown, I recommend a car during the day and taking a taxi or Uber in the evenings.
Find even more great places to visit by checking out these great Nashville city guides:
Chad and I had a great trip to Nashville and I can’t wait to return to check out all of the spots we didn’t have time to see!
Have you been to Nashville before? What are your favorite spots? Be sure to share them in the comments or on social media!