We’ve known for a long time that this city is special and if you haven’t experienced Music City for yourself, this is your time to do it! Ready to hit the road? We know you know all about the country music and honky-tonk highway, but there is plenty of other fun to be had in Downtown Nashville and its surrounding neighborhoods. There is no better way to experience a new city than like the locals do, so we are highlighting our favorite places in the Gulch and Wedgewood-Houston neighborhoods!
The Gulch has been known as a popular tourist spot here in Nashville, we know you have seen countless photos of someone posing in front of those Wings. Be sure to save yourself some time to explore this area, because it is more than just murals! The Gulch is home to countless great restaurants. Adele’s brunch buffet is a great deal for $32 per person, don’t skip out on those smoked gouda grits! If you are looking for a light breakfast for less of a food coma, head to E + Rose for a smoothie bowl and other plant-based items. A classic meat–and–three may be just what you need, Arnold’s Country Kitchen has been a staple in the Nashville community for more than 30 years.
For all you Food Network fans, the famed judge Maneet Chauhan’s restaurant Chauhan Ale and Masala house has incredible Indian food and a great atmosphere to go with it! If you are looking for a quick bite, Condado Tacos just opened in The Gulch, and just reading their menu will leave your mouth watering. What about a little cuisine crossover? Over at Otaku Ramen, you can get a Hot Chicken Bun followed by Tennessee Tonkotsu Ramen, so you can enjoy those famous Nashville flavors with a Japanese twist.
While you could spend a whole day eating your way through The Gulch, there are other fun activities to do! Stop in Paddywax Candle Bar where you can hand pour your own candle– from the scent to the vessel you are involved in the whole process! Stop into Pins Mechanical Co. where you can drink and play a variety of games like duckpin (basically miniature bowling), ping pong, pinball, and more! Even better, they are pet-friendly, so bring along your furry friend! For those of you looking to get your live music fix check out 3rd and Lindsley, Station Inn, or The Listening Room.
Wedgewood-Houston or “WeHo” is an up-and-coming area that is quickly becoming the neighborhood with all the hot spots for locals. Many art galleries have popped up in this area such as David Lusk Gallery and Zeitgeist Gallery. If you happen to find yourself in Nashville on the first Saturday of the month, you can even participate in the first Saturday Weho Art Crawl. If you are interested in doing a little shopping, you can do some great antique shopping at Robin Rains, find a cute new outfit, or two at Modiste or Forts. If you have the kids with you, Fort Negley is a great place for a walk, while also learning a little bit about Nashville’s history and enjoying great city views. If the weather isn’t great, the Adventure Science Center is a great place to spend a rainy day with kids!
All the cider fans out there will love stopping at Diskin Cider for a drink or two. If you are looking for no-fuss, head to Never Never this is the best place to hang out on the patio. Get your boogie on at Flamingo Cocktail Club while sipping on some great craft cocktails. One of the most classic places in Nashville, where even a country singer or two have been known to hang out is Santa’s Pub this dive-bar karaoke bar is a must! From brunch to dinner, Earnest Bar & Hideaway has a great menu that is sure to satisfy anyone’s cravings!