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1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Lately, the sounds of Music City have trended toward rock and folk, especially in the Eighth Avenue South District. One Cannery Row offers three venues under one roof that have hosted the likes of the North Mississippi Allstars, She & Him, and the...
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303 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
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This downtown restaurant led by Chef Deb Paquette, a longtime favorite in the food community in Nashville, offers a chic magic carpet ride that might include Moroccan-spiced venison with sweet potato guava, ginger grits, pear butter and cranberry...
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418 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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It’s easy to get mixed up in a too-touristy crowd at the downtown honky-tonks, but Layla’s (as well as Robert’s) rarely disappoint. The ambience won’t be fancy, but it will be real. And you’ll either hear classic country covers or a more...
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319 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210, USA
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As you head away from downtown on 4th Avenue, look closely for this sign or you’ll miss it. And know that the popular downtown chicken joint’s owner stood many a minute in the line at Prince’s (the original Nashville-style hot chicken joint) until...
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1200 Clinton St #110, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. In 2010, Corsair Artisan Distillery became the first (legal) whiskey producer in Nashville since Prohibition. Tour the facility, then sample a flight of the label’s award-winning spirits. For a taste of...
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453 Allied Dr, Nashville, TN 37211, USA
URP has been turning out the vinyl since 1949. Fascinating tours offered on Fridays reveal the mysterious process of manufacturing records, and include a frozen-in-the-1960s suite built for Motown clients in the days prior to desegregation. Check...
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623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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Third Man Records, the Nashville outpost of musician Jack White's record label and store, is hard to define. It's both a retail outlet for vinyl and offices for his label, sure, but it also includes a "novelty lounge" with coin-operated video...
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2601, 1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
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Don't miss Monell's when you are in Nashville. It's only about a mile out of downtown and serves some of the best Southern cooking in a Victorian-style house. The fried chicken is a staple along with many classic sides and banana pudding for...
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1200 Clinton St #110, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Housed in the historic Marathon Motor Works, which turned out automobiles until 1914, Corsair makes and shares its range of spirits. Drop by the tasting room for sampling, and enjoy a cocktail in the festive, enclosed courtyard or hit the tap room...
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701 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
The two women who founded this brewery met during school in Scotland (over beers, of course). About eight years later Bailey Spaulding and Robyn Virball joined forces to create the brewery, and later welcomed Steve Wright as an owner. Look for...
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605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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This American classic is the go-to meat-and-three restaurant in Nashville—that iconic staple of Southern cooking that consists of, well, a meat and three sides. All walks of life frequent this institution (the Dixie Chicks have been known to...
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319 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. Located in the booming Gulch neighborhood, Hops + Crafts, which opened in summer of 2013, features 36 craft beers on tap at a time for tasting by the glass or taking home in growlers in 32-ounce or...
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This city park preserves the footprint of a fortress built by the Union to protect occupied Nashville during the Civil War. It’s an unusual opportunity to stroll above the city on St. Cloud Hill, offering views of the skyline and surrounding...
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910 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
One of Nashville’s most popular local breweries celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, but it was unofficially founded when Linus Hall bought a homebrew kit off the back pages of Rolling Stone magazine. Years later and more education at the...
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402 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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There are dozens of gigs, every night, in Nashville. But there's only one must-see. Not everyone knows about the Time Jumpers' regular Monday night slot at the Station Inn, but that's a good thing, because it's already a weekly sell out. They are...
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1604 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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Grimey’s is the place where Nashvillians buy music and catch numerous in-store performances. The Basement, located in the floor below, is where Nashvillians go for the slate of cutting-edge indie bands booked by Grimey himself. An annex with books...
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215 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
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The first Saturday of every month, the galleries downtown (many of them on 5th Ave.) open their doors and serve glasses of wine to the art lovers who can drift from space to space. Be sure to check out the galleries on the second floor of the...
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818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210, USA
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Tucked in a strip-mall space a few blocks from downtown, this spot named for its cross streets has hosted some big acts over the nearly 20 years it has been open. Guests at the venue can relax at tables too with full menu (appetizers, sandwiches,...
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Nashville, TN, USA
When the spunky ladies behind this stylish vintage boutique moved to a larger location earlier this year, they had a near glitter catastrophe when they tried to pattern the floors after a favorite pair of gold glitter shoes. But rather than let it...
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East End, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
Commercial clusters, or hives, are a growing trend in historic East Nashville, as they can provide a variety of storefronts nestled within an infill lot. In this half-block of Five Points, the shopping includes antiques, a book shop, fresh...
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1000 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
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One of East Nashville’s first locally-sourced restaurants, Marche has long been a superb neighborhood spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Featuring French Country inspired cuisine, the menu also features smartly curated beer and wine lists and...
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1711 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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A host will show you to your seat behind the thick velvet curtain at this gorgeous bar with expertly crafted cocktails. You’ll smell the house-made bitters and hear the clink of several kinds of ice created to best suit the cocktails as a wall of...
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2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211, USA
Barcelona has Gaudi. Mexico City has Siqueiros. Nashville has Jairo Prado, a Colombian native who has called Music City USA home for almost 30 years and who created our city's newest public art masterpiece and landmark. "Migration," a 30-foot by...
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4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215, USA
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See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. At the 100-seat Bluebird Cafe, hear aspiring songwriters as well as chart-topping geniuses perform their original works. Featured on the TV series Nashville, the venue first gained acclaim as a testing...
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Love Cir, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
Love Circle is a loop of a road just southwest of the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, TN. Given its name, relative seclusion, and great views of the city, it's a popular place for couples on warm spring and summer nights. It's pretty...
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2020 Lindell Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
This up-and-coming area near Greer Stadium, where the Nashville Sounds baseball team plays, holds an art crawl on the first Saturday of every month, with hours running until 11 p.m. Bounce around between several galleries in the area, but begin at...
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904 Buchanan St, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
This leather and canvas carrygoods company is named for owner Emil Congdon and the East Tennessee mountain town of Erwin where Emil learned the craft. Emil Erwin has collaborated with Imogene + Willie, a Nashville-based clothing design company,...
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2312 Clifton Ave, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
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Kent Taylor co-founded Blackstone Brewery with Stephanie Weins in 1994, long before the current craft beer boom. After 17 years in the business, Blackstone opened a new brewing facility and bottling operation two years ago. So in addition to...
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2120 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204, USA
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This famed guitar shop opened in 1970 and recently relocated from downtown to this space on 8th Ave. It’s where you’ll find an enormous range of equipment from starter guitars to a 1940 Stromberg Master 400 owned by Freddie Green in the Count...
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626 Main St A, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
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This East Nashville pub is where the neighborhood’s many world class musicians go to hear--and on any given night, play--live music. A friendly, festive and stimulating spot, the Wash is where to go to catch up on who’s on tour with who, and enjoy...
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113 S 11th St, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
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It's not like the fleet of mobile trucks around town, because this hot dog purveyor working out of a VW bus stays parked in the heart of East Nashville’s Five Points. The menu includes tofu dogs as well as beef and turkey with variations such as...
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2225 Bransford Ave, Nashville, TN 37204, USA
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A guy they call Santa (see long white beard) owns this trailer painted in Christmas motif in an up-and-coming area just south of downtown. There’s karaoke every night and cheap beer for cash only. A house band plays every Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9...
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935 W Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
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This beautiful little bar and restaurant with chandeliers and exposed brick through plaster is a favorite in this enclave of East Nashville for its cocktails. And should you crave a change of scenery, The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden...
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2915 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216, USA
It’s a bar and a cult movie theater, but it’s also a record, used book, and vintage clothing shop. Located off Gallatin Road, you’ll find a parking area behind the shop.
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1313 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37216, USA
The best creative spaces should be hard to describe. And that’s the case with this building in East Nashville that hosts a record store, a vintage décor shop, a local designer’s boutique, and a backyard area where bands play on a separate front...
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3201 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216, USA
Remember Iona, the cool chick who had a record store in Pretty in Pink? That’s what this spot reminds me of with its spunky owner Tammy Pope. But rather than records on the ceiling, you’ll find them on the floor and in bins for sale, curated by...
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123 Ewing Dr #3, Nashville, TN 37207, USA
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According to legend, Nashville-style hot chicken began in the 1930s when Thornton Prince's girlfriend dumped cayenne on his fried chicken to get revenge for his cheating ways. But he loved it instead, and eventually opened up a hot chicken shop of...
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2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214, USA
The radio show that made country music famous, beginning with its first broadcast in 1925, still entertains lovers of any musical genre. The weekly broadcast and performance offers a fast-moving, rotating cast of musicians performing...
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Radnor Lake, Oak Hill, TN 37027, USA
Once on a trip to this wooded park by tranquil Radnor Lake, I spotted an owl, three wild turkeys, two deer and musician Peter Frampton, who had just moved back to town. Only in Nashville. This popular park is located in Davidson Country just south...
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4651 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211, USA
Nashville has the largest Kurdish population in the country, which speaks to its growing diversity. And with that diversity comes great food shopping from places like Sulav International Market—with a Kurdish bakery for fresh flatbread, Halal...
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1345 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin, TN 37064, USA
Despite how peaceful this front porch may look, its history is rooted in the chaos of the Civil War. Confederate soldiers swept through the McGavock Family's fields in their attempt to overtake the Union in the Battle of Franklin, said to be the...
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50 Vaughn Rd, Nashville, TN 37221, USA
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Edwin and Percy Warner Parks -- collectively known as the Warner Parks -- include more than 2,600 acres as the largest municipally administered parks in Tennessee. Located just nine miles from downtown Nashville, the parks include a Nature Center,...
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6211 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN 37014, USA
Wine tasting in Nashville seems like an odd concept- but throw your judgements aside. Arrington Vineyards is the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon. Grab a picnic and buy a few bottles of wine before laying down your blanket on the beautiful...