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.
For the jazz lover, look no further than F. Scott’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar. The restaurant has an award-winning menu, wine tastings every Monday and jazz nightly. F. Scott’s serves contemporary American cuisine in a setting that combines the comfort and familiarity of a neighborhood restaurant with flair and sophistication.
Next door is Table 3 Restaurant & Market. Table 3 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.
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. The Cotton Mill offers chic upscale clothing lines in a boutique setting. Kendal Boutique perfectly blends conservation and contemporary, creating a closet that can be shared by mother and daughter. In true boutique fashion they have everything to complete your wardrobe from jewelry to hats, scarves, candles and other collectibles. 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, Burberry, Tory Burch, BCBG, Apple, and many others. The Hill Center is an outdoor shopping center which offers Nashville’s first Whole Foods grocery as well as upscale boutiques like Anthropologie, Posh, Hemline, and Francesca’s. It also has some great casual restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen, Pei Wei, and Zoe’s.