NEIGHBORHOOD HOT SPOTS
Get to know Nashville's unique neighborhoods, each with their own history and unique spots to discover.
Get the Day going
Start off the day discovering some of Nashville’s unique neighborhoods, such as East Nashville, an eclectic and creative neighborhood that has attracted many musicians and visual artists to the area. Find great shopping options, including Fanny’s House of Music, Goodbuy Girls – named One of South’s Top 10 Boot-iques by Southern Living, and the Art & Invention Gallery.
Enjoy the popular local eatery, Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden, for lunch. Take a quick trip to the northeast side of town and experience Music Valley. Hit the shops, the music venues, and music attractions. Then travel over the river and spend the afternoon hitting some of Nashville’s famed record stores, including Third Man Records, a record label office, photo studio and live venue founded by Jack White, and Grimey’s New & Preloved Music, a legendary independent record store that features limited-edition releases.
Next, explore the 12South neighborhood. Grab a coffee at the Frothy Monkey, get fitted for a pair of artisan denim jeans at Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite imogene + willie and enjoy gourmet popsicles varying from Mexican Caramel to Strawberry Chocolate chip at Las Paletas.
Travel over to The Gulch and see how it has perfectly combined its industrial background with a contemporary style to create and area of upscale restaurants and vibrant nightlife. After shopping at Two Old Hippies, a store lined with collections of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, get a home-brewed drink at Yazoo Brewery.
Have dinner at one of a number of hip restaurants in The Gulch, such as City Fire, a casual restaurant with whole wheat flatbreads and an expansive wine list, Whiskey Kitchen, a favorite see-and-be-seen tavern, or Kayne Prime, an upscale steakhouse that features American fare and artisanal cocktails.
Finish off the day with a night of authentic bluegrass at the famous Station Inn, a staple in the Nashville community since 1974 that offers live acoustic music nightly. If bluegrass isn’t your scene, check out the cozy Mercy Lounge on Cannery Row, where buzz-bands and renowned national talents hit the stage on any given night.