Proper Bagel casual + quick and BOMB ASS BAGELS (vegan options too!)
The Mockingbird super fun juice pouch cocktails and huge delicious plates!! The Mac and cheese taste like all of our childhoods.
The Dogwood: great brunch and more of a day drinking spot. They have a drink on their menu that’s served w/ an entire bottle of champagne in it! YES.
Clyde’s on Church *great for big groups* order the painkiller drink! Great for sports watching & they have ping pong! Their candy shop shots are also super fun! * When you do the pedal tavern, they make a stop here and you get a free candy shop shot!*
Tavern great for a causal group mimosas + in midtown around all the fun bars. Two for one drinks at brunch! Worth. It.
Urban Grub another great brunch! A little fancier, and definitely make a reservation!
The Southern. Great food. Great booze!
Liberty Common great pic spot + coffee + any meal of the day!
Milk & Honey great location in the gulch and super fun for brunch! Love the falafel, fig & burrata and lavender latte!! *there is usually a line here*
Saint Anejo great drinks + mexican style brunch. I day drink there all the time!
Husk I haven’t been here, but it was worth noting due to reviews from other locals!!! Theres a whole episode of Chef’s Kitchen about the chef who opened it!
The Old School Nashville local + sustainable farm to table eatery. Fantastic spot for when the weather is nice!
The Sutler two words; Bottomless. Mimosas.
Suzy Wong’s has a drag brunch if you are trying to get rowdy!!! Won ton nachos are 1000
Pinewood Social brunch, drinks and bowling all in one place. Great cocktails + all around fun vibe!!!
Hampton Social get the shell drink!! super cute + IG worthy spot. Their brussel sprouts are also the bestttt
Also, you can get brunch at Marsh House and head up top to L.A. Jackson to grab a drink and take some very IG worth photos!!!
Loveless Cafe is an iconic old Nashville breakfast spot – great for photos, but probably 20-25 minutes outside of the city.
No wait place* if you are hungover & just chilling with friends City Fire. It’s centrally located in the Gulch and usually no wait. The food is pretty good, and they always have a mimosa deal going on.
Whiskey Row: this is one of the only places that has those huge mimosa towers! A party brunch for sure!
Bottle Cap located in 12 Both, such a fun spot to watch football, the drinks & brunch are BOMBBBB!!!
Anzie Blue such a cute coffee shop!!! They have amazing coffee, their own CBD products, food, and charcuterie boards!!
TBH I love HopDoddy. I know it’s a chain, but their impossible burger is delish. That area is fun to walk around in and shop (Posh and other stores + bars over there!)
Chopt + Cava at the Mall at Green Hills these are my two favs!!! North Italia also fantastic arugula avocado salad.
Bar taco putting this on here 5 times b/c I love it.
Harold’s Chicken A serious Nashville classic!!
Greenery Co. A brand new healthy lunch spot in Hillsboro Village, amazing salads & in a great location to shop around after!!
Otaku great spot for Ramen!
Martin’s BBQ: our fav BBQ spot!!! & it’s fun place to go!
Pemrose a brand new spot and good option for lunch in The Gulch! I love being in that area during the day.
Whiskey Kitchen super easy & they are readily available for big groups!
True Food Kitchen one of our favs for lunch. Everything on their menu is fire.
Slim & Husky’s Amazing pizza but their insane cinnamon rolls are a MUST!
Bakersfield: easy access off Broadway. AMAZING QUESO.
The Pharmacy best boozy milkshakes and burger. Wow AMAZE. Usually a line!
Hawkers Asian street food located in East Nashville. They have an amazing outdoor set up, CRAZY GOOD food, and allll the right vibes!!!
Burger Up! a banger. I’ve been to many a birthday dinners and fun hangs here! (East Nashville location is closed due to tornado damage, but their 12 South spot is up and running!!)
The Southern V AMAZING vegan southern comfort food that you will not believe is plant-based!!
The Continental definitely a more elevated dining experience, but totallyyyyy worth it for a special occasion!! This food is some of the absolute best in Nashville, it’s located downtown in the brand new Grand Hyatt Hotel
Josephine On Wednesdays they do half off their entire wine menu! Also have a great brunch. Their chicken for two is one of the best things EVER. Also, they always have an incredible dessert that you have to order when you start your meal bc they make it to-order for you!!
Barcelona Wine Bar great for a girls night, great wine & cheese + awesome tapas!!
5th and Taylor super vibey + great cocktails + really cool setting – fun to eat dinner here then head to Gheist for a glass of champagne or after dinner cocktails.
Butchertown Hall cutie Mexican spot. Queso is on point! cute friend hang or date spot.
City House Everyone loves their pizza w an egg on top!
The Flipside in 12 South. They have an INSANE Bloody Mary that is literally a meal unto itself (see above picture for reference)
Virago a really fun place for a girls night out. Grab a sushi roll here + wasabi martini then head out! Sunda is another sushi spots we love! These are the top two.
Moto is another fancy Italian restaurant – you need a reservation, but worth it!! Get the blueberry lasagna, TRUST ME.
The Row their fried pickles and kale salad are unrealllll + great for big groups for brunch!
Adele’s super nice spot. I always take my parents to dinner here (or Henrietta Red). They also do a huge Sunday brunch buffet that looks awesome.
The Chef & I: great for a date night or taking your parents. Not great for big groups, but SO DAMN GOOD. Literally everything here was INCREDIBLEEEEEE!!!!
Henriette Red probably my ALL TIME FAVE!!! great for brunch and dinner! They also have a room that you can reserve for large parties.
Nada awesome Mexican restaurant w bomb margaritas + their fully loaded queso is EVERYTHING!!
Avo THE BEST PLANT BASED restaurant. we go at least once a week + their avocado marg is delightful! They also have a super cute avocado mural wall that’s great for pics!
Culture & Co CHARCUTERIE. CONVEYER BELT. Enough said!!!! SUCH a cool concept located inside L&L Marketplace (which has a ton of cute shops too!!)
Third & Home restaurant looking over the Nashville Sounds baseball stadium, SUCH a fun weekend activity when theres a game!!
Cheese Gal The OG for Nashville cheese boards, her new location is GORGGGG & of course, the boards are out of this world!!!!!
Dose love their Ginger Turmeric tea! Cozy spot for doing some work or reading.
Barista Parlor more of a cute, trendy Nash staple.
Frothy Monkey they have an amazing food & drink menu!! Unique flavored lattes, and the Gail salad + California breakfast are the best!! Also have awesome sangria!! Theres a bunch of locations around Nashville, but 12 South is the OG Frothy! The line for brunch on the weekend can be nuts, but it really is an all-time fave!!!
Killebrew In the Thompson hotel, cute for pics! They have a really good turmeric chai latte.
Falcon yummy coffee + has great plant-based food options! Their lunch is a banger.** 12/10 Recommend going here during the day time!
Vegan Vee vegan bakery and has the cutie wall mural, perf for IG pics!
White’s Mercantile Coolest store in Nash, owned by Hank William Jr’s, daughter! They have so many amazing candle, locally-made gifts, cool kitchen things, and season goodies!
Two Old Hippies super fun and funky store with great gifts & Nashville trinkets!!
Emerson Grace boutique in 12 South w tons of unique pieces!
Moda fave boutique in 12 South!
Imogene and Willie super cool local store in 12 South where everything is made locally, and they custom make jeans!! So cool!!
Vinnie Louise boutique in 12 South w unique clothes & accesories
e. Allen local chain boutique, they have so much fun jewelry too!!
The Mill trendy & fun clothes
Molly Green cute, trendy and affordable fashion + an awesome selection of denim too! (East Nashville location closed due to tornado damage, but they have a bunch other locations around Nashville and an online store)
LA Green brand new to Nash!!!
Happily Grey beautiful brand new store created by @happilygrey!!
VICI YOU KNOW WE LOVE A VICI MOMENT!!!
H. Audrey a little pricier, but they have the most AWESOME unique pieces; glitter and feathers galore!!!!!
Hemline in The Hill Center, they have everything from fun going out dresses to comfies and statement jewelry!
Posh they have a few locations around Nashville. The one in Hillsboro Village is huge and has a massive sale section!!
Black Shag probably my fave vintage store in Nashville, alllll the vintage t-shirts, leather jackets, fun sweaters and an amazing record collection!!
Savage Vintage it feels like a treasure hunt in here, so many cool random objects!!
Flip awesome designer consignment, tons of bags!
UAL similar to Flip, they have an amazing selection of designer things & the location in West End now has home goods
High Class Hillbilly the perfect western / country vintage shop
Rare Bird rooftop of the Dream hotel, great place to start the night
LA Jackson rooftop of the Thompson hotel, located in the gulch. They have an amazing view!!
Downtown Sporting Club tons of fun games PLUS ax throwing if you’re feeling brave. *Shannon is a champion ex-thrower*
They also recently re-opened Paradise Park on the ground level, which is the bar that used to be in this building. It was an old school local Nashville staple, and people were devastated when it closed down. They re-created the bar & it is SO FUN!! they have super cheap pitchers of beer and a rubber duck claw game!
Tootsies (best dive bar and best music in Nashville! 3 floors and 3 bands, what more could you want??
The Stage similar vibe to Tootsies, but bigger venue and they always have an awesome band
ACME Feed & Seed the best frozen drinks + great view of the city. One of my fav day drinking Broadway spots!
The Bobby Hotel Rooftop in the winter they have the igloos, cabanas in the summer. There is also a super cool VW van you can hang out in and get drinks!
Yeehaw Brewing Company Moonshine tastings + prince’s hot chicken truck *pro tip get your hot chicken here instead of waiting in line at Hattie B’s) , they also have games and beer!)
Whiskey Row definitely the most club-y vibe on broadway, you can catch Shannon & I here almost every weekend! 10/10 WE. LOVE. IT.
Tin Roof a midtown CLASSIC!!!
Kung Fu they have Ski Ball & other games too!
Old Glory they will literally make any cocktail your heart desires!
Losers & Winner’s a true Nashville staple. Don’t expect anything fancy, just a local dive!
Pins Mechanical Co this place is HUGE. Tons of fun games and bowling lanes – brand new!
Wildhorse Saloon they do free line dancing seven days a week!! super fun for bachelorette parties, and it’s right on Broadway!
Otto’s Bar located in West Nashville, super cool, chill bar w good drinks, a few snacks and amazing vibes for a casual night out or date night!
The Pool Club the rooftop restaurant & bar at the brand new Virgin Hotel in midtown is an absolute FAVE for sureee!! Amazing location, right near all the midtown bars + awesome views of the city!! Their bottomless brunch & happy hour is the best!!
**Y’all KNOWWW my alcohol of choice is Los Sundays tequila, and I am SO HYPE that they have just launched in a bunch of my fave Nashville spots!! Here are all of the places that are now serving Los Sundays tequila, so make sure to order a spicy Los Sundays Margarita next time you’re there!! –
Falcon & Flamingo
Mas Tacos Por Favor
** + Los Sundays is now sold at Village Wines, Woodland Wine Marchant & Market Basket **
Whiskey Jam happens on Monday nights. It’s always packed! Located at Winner’s bar – you truly never know who you’ll see. Tons of famous musicians are known to pop on stage here!
The Bluebird Cafe a true Nashville classic. If you can get tickets, it is really really worth going. it’s a completely immersive experience and you will hear incredible performers any day of the week!! *please know you can’t really talk here out of respects for the songwriters*
The Listening Room It’s always packed, TRULY a listening room 🙂 but super awesome to connect with the local Nashville song writing community. Very similar vibe to The Bluebird, you also cannot talk during performances.
Concerts are always a good ass time at Ascend or The Ryman!
My typical night out: Restoration Hardware for champange and their BURRATA is UNREAL + maybe grab another cocktail somewhere else around town then head to midtown or broadway.
When friends come to town: I will make a reservation at MakeReady (restaurant in the Dream Hotel) – have dinner there + then head up top to the rooftop bar (RareBird) + take some photos – great skyline view – then head to broadway
OR we will grab dinner at Henrietta Red OR Bar taco (love their margs the most!!) then head to Bastion for a chill drink (love their Tequila Buck Mule + nachos are what they are known for) Then go dancing at The Flamingo Disco club!
I love to grab dinner at Sunda (favorite roll: spicy tale of two tunas + cocktail: cucumber saki is delish too)
Then, head to LA Jackson for a boujee cocktail and then get down & dirty at Tin Roof on Demumbreum – if you go to broadway you can catch us at Whiskey Row, Jason Aldean’s / Luke Bryan’s (they are connected… somehow Lol) Kid Rock is another massive Honky Tonk we love to romp around. Tooties & Rippies aren’t usually our spots but worth it for the Nashville hype!
Shannon’s late night eats: Paradise Park on broadway – get their chili cheese fries! Two Boots is bomb: regular pizza & vegan options. The Diner on broadway – would be lying if I said haven’t gotten sushi there at 3 AM lmao. still FUEGO. They have everything on their menu until 5 AM!!
also Nashville note* try to order a bushwhacker whenever you go!! A nash staple, you’ll only need one but SO YUM. Alcoholic frosty*
if there’s a longline at Tavern, pop next door to Broadway Brewhouse & get a bushwhacker! It’s where the bushwhacker originated.
Hell On Wheels is always a BLASTTTT!!! I recently spent my birthday on one of there awesome party buses and had the BEST. NIGHT!!! It is also a great Covid-friendly activity bc you still get to see and experience Nashville from a distance!!
If you have time / have a car, taking a trip to Lieper’s Fork & Downtown Franklin is TOTALLY WORTH IT!! The drive is absolutely beautiful, and there are a ton of great shops and restaurants there too!! Lieper’s Fork is a tiny little town, but so fun to walk around! Country Boy is an OG spot, classic diner (and apparently Chris Stapleton hangs out there a lot), they also have the original Pucketts Restaurant, an awesome spa, and a few great shops!!
Downtown Franklin is the perfect place to take a day trip! Meridee’s Bread Basket has amazing brunch / lunch, their breads and pies are INSANE!! There are a ton of awesome boutiques all over their downtown, so it’s really fun to walk around. One of the best restaurants is Grey’s On Main, it is an old drugstore building, still with the original neon sign outside!! The food is insane, their pimento cheese balls are an ALL TIME FAVE!!!!
Arrington Vineyard is another great activity for Bach parties! 40 minutes outside of town so please don’t drink and drive! Totally worth it for photos & wine hangs! Giant picnic spot – bring a blanket. Beautiful!
Gaylord Opryland Hotel just opened an adult water park that we’ve heard is COOL ASF.
Lakes. You can rent a double-decker party pontoon & they’ll take you out on the lake in the summer, so fun for a bachelorette party! ALWAYS a racer!! There are a bunch of great rental companies!
I asked y’all on stories the other day what some of your FAVE FAVE spots in Nashville were and you guys DELIVEREDDD!!! I now have to add soooo many places to my list of spots to hit ASAP!!!!
NASHVILLE RESOURCES – FOR THE LOCALS!!!
I get a ton of questions about “the best place in Nashville for _____”, especially from people who live here or are planning on moving soon! So, this list if for y’all!!!!! It gives ALL the best resources for the day-to-day places that make living in Nashville so amazing!!!
If you live here too & have any other recommendation, please please DM me!!!!!