What Would "Nashville" Do?
We've experienced many of Nashville's landmarks and restaurants throughout the years. We have a true sense of each character's style, where they'd shop, eat, hang out, and listen to music, but where would their go-to spots in real life be? The following list is our take on where the “Nashville” stars would eat, drink, and play in Music City. Can you relate to any of the characters?
Deacon is a down-home, Southern boy who enjoys the simple way of life. He would be found browsing guitar and music shops, listening to live music, and eating and hanging out at local restaurants and venues that are authentic and unique to Music City. He is a talented musician and loyal friend - as long as his inner-demons don't get in the way.
Bluebird Cafe - http://www.bluebirdcafe.com
Nashville's legendary hotspot where patrons can enjoy songwriters performing original material in an intimate in-the-round setting. The Bluebird also offers a full dinner and cocktails menu.
Legends Corner - http://www.legendscorner.com
Located on Lower Broadway, country music record covers plaster the walls, but the real attraction is the bar's live music: some of the city's finest contemporary acts make their mark onstage. The expanded drink menu and the cold beer keep regulars coming back.
Station Inn - http://www.stationinn.com
Nashville's foremost home for authentic bluegrass offers live music nightly. Very casual and relaxed atmosphere. Cover charge every night except Sundays. Good pizza, hot dogs, and nachos.
Douglas Corner - http://www.douglascorner.com
Douglas Corner Cafe is a place for writers and performers to come together in an intimate environment with the common goal of hearing and creating great music. At Douglas Corner, you will often be entertained by future hit songs long before they are even heard by the artists who will eventually record them. It is also where one might often witness an impromptu jam session with legendary artists, players, and writers.
Puckett's - http://www.puckettsgrocery.com
Founded in the '50s, they've updated a bit, but it's still Puckett's Grocery ... nothing too fancy, but everything good. It's where the locals go for real food, real people, and real fun. Live music nightly featuring some of Music City's best live, local music.
Hattie B's - http://www.hattieb.com
Nashville's most notable contribution to the Southern culinary culture, hot chicken shacks let you choose the level of spiciness of your chicken. Be sure to try their homemade sides and desserts as well.
Peg Leg Porker - http://www.peglegporker.com
With deep-seated roots in the West Tennessee BBQ culture, Peg Leg Porker is a lifestyle brand founded by Award winning Pitmaster Carey Bringle. Located in The Gulch, they offer excellent barbecue sauces and rubs, and delicious foods.
Arnold's - http://www.hollyeats.com/ArnoldsCountryKitchen.htm
Nashville's famous meat & three. Everything is fresh, homemade, well-prepared, and served with friendly hospitality.
Antique Archaeology Nashville - http://www.antiquearchaeology.com
Mike Wolfe of the History Channel's top-rated program, American Pickers, opened the second Antique Archaeology location in Marathon Village, a turn-of-the-century automobile factory. The new store features antiques, vintage items, folk art, and Antique Archaeology merchandise.
Carter Vintage Guitar - http://www.www.cartervintage.com
A Nashville guitar store that features new and used guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos, ukes, and other collectibles.
Grimey's New & Preloved Music - http://www.grimeys.com/
Nashville's premier independent record store. They stock new & preloved CDs, LPs, and DVDs.
Juliette enjoys the finer things in life. She would be seen hitting the hot and trendy spots in town, including the newest restaurants and bars/clubs. Always in the spotlight, Juliette marches to her own beat and expresses herself through her music and edgy fashion. Just don't get in her way.
Mercy Lounge / Cannery Ballroom - http://www.mercylounge.com
This music venue with its chic-but-laid-back atmosphere brings in national acts and local favorites. Folks come to catch a band in the front room, meet co-workers for drinks at the main bar, or head off to the back room, where three well-kept, red-felt pool tables and three old-school pinball machines await.
Tin Roof - http://www.tinroofbars.com/home/nashville
One of Nashville's favorite live music venues and dance floors, Tin Roof has been a hit ever since it opened on Demonbreun St.
Santa's Pub - http://www.santaspub.com
Two-dollar beers, laid back atmosphere, non-stop karaoke and Christmas décor year-round? This is the must-visit Santa's Pub, located in two converted double-wide trailers about 10 minutes from downtown Nashville.
Virago - http://www.mstreetnashville.com/restaurants/virago
Virago is Nashville's premiere Asian fusion and sushi restaurant. Recently recognized as "TOP 100 Restaurant Hotspots in the U.S." in the OpenTable diners survey, Virago features award-winning modern-zen design, an energetic lounge scene, and a large rooftop patio that has unparalleled skyline views.
The Southern - http://www.thesouthernnashville.com
Located on the first floor of the 29-story Pinnacle tower at Symphony Place, The Southern offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, as well as a bustling bar.
Etch - http://www.etchrestaurant.com
Located in the Encore condominium tower in SoBro, Etch is the perfect location to stop by before and after events. Chef Deb Paquette has opened this upscale eatery that offers a lunch, happy hour, dinner, wine, and dessert menu that contains a sprawling palette of global flavors in each dish.
Rolf & Daughters - http://www.rolfanddaughters.com
Recently voted No. 3 “Best New Restaurants in America” by Bon Appetit, Rolf & Daughters brings an Old World, heritage feel to the Germantown line-up with 18-foot ceilings, exposed brick, and concrete and iron windows.
*Unless you're Juliette Barnes, be sure to make a reservation a few weeks beforehand as tables fill fast.
Whiskey Kitchen - http://www.mstreetnashville.com/restaurants/whiskey-kitchen
A celebrity spotting would not be uncommon, as Whiskey Kitchen is a favorite see-and-be-seen hangout spot. An extensive list of mixologist cocktails accompany the city's largest collection of world-class whiskeys, bourbons, ryes, and Scotches.
SOUTH - http://www.south-nashville.com
SOUTH is one of Nashville's premier bar & restaurants that serves an extensive list of wines, beers, cocktails, and specialty southern creations in a socially stimulating nightlife. Tables get pushed back late night to form a dance floor as the DJ blares out jams from hip hop to techno.
Tavern - http://www.mstreetnashville.com/restaurants/tavern
A creation of Chris Hyndman, this Midtown restaurant is touted as a "cousin concept" to Nashville favorite Whiskey Kitchen and is a definite see-and-be-seen spot. The menu features pub-inspired dishes with a twist and specialty cocktails.
Posh Boutique - http://www.poshonline.com
Posh prides itself on bringing customers clothing that brings out their personal individuality. They offer a wide selection of the latest styles yet accommodating all budgets.
MODA - http://www.modanashville.com
MODA is an eclectic, elegant boutique that features Modern, Orignial, Distinctive Apparel, and Accessories. Voted #1 Best Boutique by Nashville Scene, MODA will bring out your glam, edgy or elegant style for any occasion.
Leona - http://www.leonacollection.com
Leona by Lauren Leonard, a women's high end contemporary clothing line that is co-based in Nashville and New York City combines “Southern sensibility and city chic”. Leona redefines the term Southern Belle with fashion girls from Manhattan to Tokyo.
Hemline - http://www.hemlinetn.com
With over 200 lines of clothing, shoes, and accessories, Hemline is the perfect fit for Nashville as it infuses cutting edge fashion to offer unique personality and individual flair for each client.
Scarlett is a Southern Belle who loves all things vintage and feminine. At first glance she is both sensitive and delicate, but she's also stronger than she looks. Outside influencers have tried to bring out her edgy new persona, but Scarlett is learning how to stay true to herself. Scarlett would be found listening to the rockabilly, folk, bluegrass, and country-western music scene, or sipping on cocktails and eating tapas with girlfriends at neighborhood haunts.
Robert's Western World - http://www.robertswesternworld.com
Located in the heart of downtown Nashville in the historic Lower Broadway District, Robert's Western World is Nashville's undisputed home of traditional country music. Come in for great food, drinks, and music.
3rd & Lindsley - http://www.3rdandlindsley.com
Offers food and live music seven nights a week from national, international, regional, and Nashville artists - from up and coming acts to legends.
Station Inn - http://www.stationinn.com
Come enjoy live bluegrass and roots music in a very casual and relaxed atmosphere. Cover charge every night except Sundays. Serving good pizza, hot dogs, and nachos.
Adele's - http://www.adelesnashville.com
Wonderful American style bar and grill by well-known chef Jonathan Waxman. Located in The Gulch between Vanderbilt University and downtown. Great bar, dining, and private event space.
Marche - http://www.marcheartisanfoods.com
Marché Artisan Foods is a bustling European style eatery located near the heart of Historic East Nashville in Five Points. The simply fresh cuisine and elegantly rustic setting create the perfect ambiance for any occasion.
Las Paletas - http://www.laspaletasnashville.com
Made in the store's kitchen, Las Paletas offers cream paletas that have the texture of an ice cream bar and fruit paletas that have the texture of a traditional ice pop. Using fresh, ripe fruit, vegetables, and other ingredients including grains, nuts, flowers, and herbs from community gardens, they offer 20 or more flavors each day such as hibiscus, avocado, Mexican caramel, and peanut butter chocolate banana.
Frothy Monkey - http://www.frothymonkeynashville.com
A neighborhood restaurant & cafe offering a diverse menu including breakfast, lunch & dinner. In addition, they pride themselves on the service of outstanding coffee, espresso drinks, & house-made teas & beverages.
Pinewood Social - http://www.pinewoodsocial.com
Pinewood Social offers a coffee bar and Americana-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, with brunch on the weekends. Their creative workspace also has bowling, bocce ball, karaoke, swimming pool, and an innovative bar program.
Two Old Hippies - http://www.twooldhippies.com
Fun lifestyle boutique offering a collection of hip clothing, jewelry, accessories, unique gifts, and Rock n Roll memorabilia. Guitar Vault is filled with premium guitars. Live music four nights a week featuring local singers and songwriters.
Fanny's House of Music - http://www.fannyshouseofmusic.com
At Fanny's House of Music, music and fashion come together all under one roof. From Hagstroms to Hello Kitty, their customers love the great selection of new, used, and vintage gear. Besides instruments, they also offer some of Nashville's best and most unique vintage clothing for all shapes, sizes, and genders.
Hip Zipper - http://www.hipzipper.com
The Hip Zipper is Nashville's oldest 'All-Vintage' clothing shop. Owner Trisha Brantley has been providing Nashvillians, Australians, and everyone in between, the ability to dress in reasonably priced vintage threads since 1999.
Avery is an edgy, East Nashville hipster that has a rocker flair and a passion for all things music. He is an inspiring musician with a bad-boy streak from time to time. Avery would be found performing in local music venues, checking out the latest record and guitar shops, grabbing a couple beers with friends in East Nashville, or songwriting at home with Juliette.
The 5 Spot - http://www.the5spotlive.com
The 5 Spot offers snacks and a full bar served in a relaxed hangout that hosts live bands and weekly dance parties.
Mercy Lounge - http://mercylounge.com
This music venue with its chic-but-laid-back atmosphere brings in national acts and local favorites. Folks come to catch a band in the front room, meet co-workers for drinks at the main bar, or head off to the back room where three well-kept, red-felt pool tables and three old-school pinball machines await.
Exit/In - http://www.exitin.com/
Exit/In offers rock, pop, indie, and metal – they have played host to many of today's hit-makers since 1971.
The Basement - http://thebasementnashville.com
Located in the basement of Grimey's, this venue's small setting lends to its intimate underground feel. The Basement, often filled with its musically inclined regulars, offers a consistently good lineup of classic jazz, blues, rock, and solo acoustic performances.
Mas Tacos - http://eatmastacos.com
Described by many as “the best thing since country music in Nashville.” Originally a mobile food truck Mas Tacos also has a permanent location. Add fresh salsa and guacamole to tacos and enchiladas and you have a neighborhood favorite.
Rotier's Restaurant - http://www.facebook.com/JohnJacobRotier
Old-fashioned bar & grill known for cheeseburgers on French bread and thick milkshakes.
The Stone Fox - http://thestonefoxnashville.com
A bar, venue, and restaurant that has a neighborly feel. The Stone Fox features an assortment of bands and is known for their chicken and waffles and great jazz brunch on Saturdays.
3 Crow Bar - http://3crowbar.com
3 Crow Bar is a favorite East Nashville hangout, serving great cocktails and a wide range of amazing beers on tap and in bottles. Their covered back bar and tree-covered deck offers open space to drink and hang out.
No. 308 - http://www.bar308.com
A trendy, late-night bar that features craft cocktails amid midcentury-modern décor, plus patio seating.
Bongo East - http://www.bongojava.com/bongo-east
A homey spot for coffee, breakfast fare, and sandwiches with an upstairs live music and theater venue.
The Crying Wolf - http://www.thecryingwolf.com/
The Crying Wolf offers an assortment of beers on tap, amazing burgers, and a great atmosphere just to hang out with friends.
Grimey's - http://www.grimeys.com
A legendary independent record store that features limited edition releases. A paradigm of indie and vintage goodness. Grimey's Too is now open a couple doors down and features a coffee bar run by a local coffee business, a full-service indie bookstore by the name of Howlin' Books, and more records.