Part 1 of our Nashville Travel Tips featured local attractions like murals, parks, and landmarks. In this post, we share some of our favorite restaurants and bars around town. Stay tuned for Part 3, coming soon!


– Restaurants + Bars in Nashville –

    • Whiskey Kitchen – You can’t go wrong stopping by this tavern-chic restaurant for any meal of the day. The atmosphere is social, the food is great, but get there early because it can get pretty busy! On Tuesdays they have 2 for 1s from 2 pm to 10 pm.
    • Sambuca – Upscale dining with live music and great food.
    • Virago – This is our favorite spot for sushi in town. This award – winning, upscale sushi bar in the Gulch, features a diverse menu. They’ve got everything from lobster shooters to ramen!
    • The Southern Steak & Oyster – Fill your belly for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner – they’ve got it all! Dining in for breakfast? Have the Apalach Omelet. This decadent omelet is stuff with jumbo lump crab, leeks, fennel, mascarpone. If you’re dining for dinner, you can’t go wrong with a steak or pork chop paired with your favorite whisky, wine or craft beer.
    • Burger Up – More than just a burger joint, Burger Up prides itself on farm to table ingredients. They’ve also got great vegetarian options and delicious desserts like the Olive & Sinclair Dark Chocolate and Brownie a la Mode.
    • South Street – This casual Midtown joint has great seafood! Oysters, crab, lobster, crawfish – they’ve got it all! If you aren’t into seafood, they got a variety of non-seafood dishes too, like the Pig n’ Spud baked potato stuffed with pulled pork, bacon, green onions, melted cheese, and bbq sauce.
    • Kane Prime – Looking to splurge on great steak? Kane prime offers some of the best in town.
    • Hot Chicken –  Music City has quickly become known for its hot chicken, here are some of our favorites, Hattie B’s, Party Foul, Boltons, and Prince’s Hot Chicken.
    • Lovelace Café – An iconic breakfast spot outside of town that boasts real Southern dishes like chicken fried chicken n gravy. Book in advance because reservations fill up quickly.
    • Pancake Pantry – Arguably some of the best pancakes in town, you can almost always find the line wrapped around the corner at this amazing breakfast spot. Be sure to plan ahead and get there early!
    • Acme Feed & Seed – This two-story Downtown spot features tacos, burgers, breakfast, and your traditional Southern dishes. Their rooftop is a great place to grab a drink and catch the sunset over Music City.
    • The Pharmacy – You can’t go wrong with a burger and your favorite craft beer at this funky East Nashville burger joint.
    • Biscuit Love – A fairly new hot spot located in the Gulch, they’ve got some of the best biscuits you can find. Try the Princess – it’s got Nashville hot chicken, pickles, and mustard on a biscuit. Don’t forget the bloody Mary.
    • Frothy Monkey – Some of the best coffee in town. It’s quickly become a tourist destination, so expect lines.
    • Waffle House – What’s a trip to the South without Waffle House? The food is great, cheap, and be sure to order your meal smothered and covered.
    • Grays Pharmacy – Truffle fries and craft cocktails, do we need to say anything more? Okay, well they remodeled an old pharmacy on Main Street in Franklin and turned it into a destination for foodies. Between the old prescriptions on the walls to the beautiful wood, there’s a lot to see in this two-story restaurant.
    • Barista Parlor – Looking for a one of a kind cold brew or cappuccino? Barista Parlor offers a unique coffee house experience. Check out one of their three locations in Nashville.
    • Pinewood Social – This hipster bowling lounge has delicious food and great drinks! This spot might look familiar because it was the set of Easton Corbin’s ‘Baby Be My Love Song” video.
    • The Tavern – One of our favorite spots in town for brunch. Get there early on the weekends because wait time stack up quickly. You must try the white trash hash as a side, it’s to die for!
    • Mexican Food – Surprisingly, there is no shortage of Mexican food in Nashville. Here are some of our favorite sports when we’re craving a little taste of home (San Diego) – Saint Anejo, bartaco 12 South, Taco Mamacita, Bakersfield, Nada, Rosepepper, Tacqueria del Sol, Cilantro, and Mas Tacos.
    • Midtown Bars | The RowWinners, Losers, Soulshine Pizza Factory, Rebar, Red Door SaloonKung Fu Saloon, The Stillery
    • Lower Broadway Bars | Live music and a great atmosphere! Lower Broadway of Nashville has gotten quite a facelift over the last few year, but a few staples still remain. Be sure to stop by these bars while you’re in town! Tootsies, The Stage, Second Fiddle,  Nudies, Luke Bryan’s 32 Bridge, FGL House, Dierks Bentley Whiskey Row, Jason Aldean’s Kitchen and Bar, Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, Margaritaville (home to Sirius XM’s Music Row Happy Hour, Tequila Cowboy, Tin Roof, AJ’s Good Time Bar, Nashville Crossroads
    • L.A. Jackson – Located atop the Thompson Hotel in the Gulch, this boujie bar has quickly become one of our favorites places to grab a drink and a bite to eat in Nashville. The patio offers beautiful views of downtown and the drinks are delicious. If you’re looking for Frose, this is the place to go!
    • L27 – Sky-high views, complete with a glass wall pool that overlooks downtown Nashville, L27 is a must-visit spot for a drink in Music City. Located at the Westin hotel, be sure to head up to the 27th floor for stunning views on a clear day.

– Breweries + Distilleries + Wineries in Nashville –

Check out more fun things to do in Nashville in part 3 of our series. 

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