Favorite Nashville Tourist Stuff

Nashville Tourism During Covid: Is the City Doing Enough? – Rolling Stone 

The Bluebird Cafe 
If you’ve watched the TV show “Nashville” you know what the Bluebird is. I didn’t watch the show, but it’s a tiny room with musicians playing in it. Often those musicians are songwriters that have written a hit or two for one of your favorite stars.

Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum 
If you are a fan of rock ’n’ roll and mainstream pop music, this is very cool despite its unassuming location. If you have kids interested in music, there’s a HUGE selection of electronic instrument stations where you can play drums, guitar, keyboards, beat boxes, and even sing.

Nashville Huskers 
Just in case you are traveling during football season, this is a group of Husker fans that live in Nashville. Wow.

OZ Nashville | Brave New Art 
Some artsy shows are happenin’ here!

Nashville Symphony 

Mercy Lounge 
Mercy Lounge and the High Watt are concert venues near downtown.

You Ought To Know Nashville: Prince’s and Husk – YouTube 
There’s this unique Nashville thing called “Hot Chicken”. It’s usually awesome chicken with really hot spices on it.

Hey Y’all and Welcome to Nashville… (updated 11/16/12) 

The Urbanist’s Guide to Nashville — New York Magazine 

The 5 Spot Live 
If a visitor is in Nashville on a Tuesday and digs live music, the 5 Spot’s Two Dollar Tuesdays are a solid bet. $2 gets you in. $2 local Yazoo beers all night. The music usually spans multiple genres, but generally rocks. Fun, East Nashville, musician-oriented hang. 
—Thus Spake D. Striker

Tour Nashville with Heidi of Under the Guise – YouTube 
Nice short video reviewing some cool places to go in Nashville.

Belcourt Theatre 
Great old movie theater. Shows low-distribution and classic movies generally. THEY DO HAVE A BAR!

Things To Do In Nashville (Nashville Scene) 

The Ryman 
Classic destination for live music in Nashville. Used to be home of the Grand Ole Opry.

The Station Inn 
Supposed to be a Nashville Bluegrass original. I had the pleasure of seeing Sturgill Simpson and his band perform there in 2014 before he was a big deal.

Go for a walk, ride or run on any of these paths all around Nashville. I frequently go to the one that starts by the Percy Priest dam and goes to the Kohl’s parking lot on Lebanon Rd.

Third Man Records 
Are you a Jack White fan? Well, this is his place.

The (Nashville) Parthenon 
Like the original, only made of steel-reinforced concrete!

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum 
If you REALLY like country music, this is bound to be of interest

Favorite Nashville Restaurants

Barcelona Wine Bar 
Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar is an award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant group. 

Hemingway’s Bar & Hideaway 

Where are the best burgers in Nashville? 5 restaurants make the list 
• Tavern at Bobby Hotel 
• Burger Republic 
• Husk 
• Chauhan Ale & Masala House 
• Emmy Squared

Village Pub & Beer Garden 
Exactly what it says on the tin. VERY HEP.

The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club 

Robert’s Western World | Nashville’s Undisputed Home of Traditional Country Music 

The 8 Best Speakeasy Bars in Nashville – Thrillist 

The Patterson House 

House of Cards | Nashville 

Vui’s Kitchen 

Chauhan Ale & Masala House 

8 Great Places to Eat Pho in Nashville – Eater Nashville 

Love Peace Pho 
Very good Vietnamese restaurant. 
2112 8TH AVE S NASHVILLE, TN, 37204 

Ellendale’s – Donelson – Nashville, TN | Yelp 
“this place has a killer brunch. if you guys are ever over there during that time. ” —Chris Allen, Brunch Connoisseur

The Sutler 
Another recommendation from a friend. This looks like yet another cool place with awesome food. Have not yet had the pleasure.

Rolf and Daughters 
Co-worker Carissa’s foodie boyfriend digs this place. The photos on their website make the food look delicious. Prices are totally reasonable.

Eater Nashville 
Interesting website with info about Nashville food goings-ons.

Acme Feed & Seed (A RESTAURANT for you Nebraska farm folks!) 
Reasonable prices for downtown, neat refurbished building with an open air top floor…. that should have an amazing view of the riverfront. Food is decent but there aren’t any waiters so you have to schlep your food up to the top floor yourself.

Sinema Nashville 
PRICEY. “Chef-driven menu in a service-driven restaurant – food, culture and fun.”

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams 
Jeni’s 12 South 
“Life-altering ice cream.” —Jon Freeman