An area that sports some of Nashville’s most desirable homes, Green Hills also has its fair share of exciting destinations for a night out. The Bluebird Cafe has a national reputation as the place to be heard in Nashville if you’re a songwriter. In this intimate setting you can witness a moment “in the round.” In this format, three or four songwriters sit in a circle, sharing songs and the inspirations behind the music. This format has become an important part of The Bluebird Cafe’s tradition. The audience is given a unique opportunity to hear original material from different points of view in a casual, comfortable environment. It’s a chance to discover up-and-coming writers or to hear hits, new and old, from some of the best of the best. The Bluebird serves a variety of alcoholic beverages and offers a small but interesting menu.
Table 3 Restaurant & Market offers an authentic brasserie/bistro dining experience in a setting that combines contemporary design elements with an Old World atmosphere.
For the ultimate change in scenery, stop by The Greenhouse Bar in the Bandywood area of Green Hills. This place really is a greenhouse complete with hanging plants, gravel floor and fountain. Try one of their specialty drinks or step up to the beautifully crafted bar for a beer. Grab dessert at Sugar Dive, a traditional ice cream, soda, milkshake, and candy shop.
A few doors down from the Greenhouse are a couple of watering holes for the sports-minded patron. Crow’s Nest has TVs everywhere, so you won’t miss your favorite team in action. It gets crowded on game days so arrive early. Joe’s Place boasts plasma TVs, a covered patio out back and a stage for small acoustic live music sets. Joe’s Place offers both lunch and dinner consisting of the usual bar classics.
Also tucked away on Bandywood Drive is one restaurant that is not to be missed. The Firefly Grille is a funky little spot in Green Hills with an eclectic decor and modern art work which sets the scene for a great dining experience. With a casual, friendly and laid back atmosphere, Firefly stimulates the palette without emptying the wallet. The menu, which is ever changing, includes a trendy wine list with adventurous options.
From boutiques to an upscale mall, some of Nashville’s best shopping can be found in Green Hills. Anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Nordstrom department stores, The Mall at Green Hills features such stores as Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Kiehl’s, Kate Spade, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Tory Burch, BCBG, Apple, and many others. Opening late 2015, Lilly Pulitzer and Hanna Andersson will also be added to the list. The Hill Center is an outdoor shopping center which offers Nashville’s first Whole Foods grocery as well as upscale boutiques like Anthropologie, Billy Reid, Hemline, H. Audrey, Calypso St. Barth, Lululemon Athletica, and more. It also has some great casual restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen, Zoe’s Kitchen, and Pei Wei.