Nashville will forever hold a special place in my heart, mainly due to the fact that I got engaged but also because the food was so damn good. I swear the states have it down, between the rich, fried chicken to the incredibly sweet, sweet tea they have something for everyone.
Bars and Restaurants
We rented an Air BnB in the Gulch which I highly recommend for those looking for something a little low key but still close enough to all the attractions. Honestly choosing which places to visit was a guessing game mixed with Uber driver recommendations. Our first day was one for the books as it was the day we got engaged. While we waited for the rest of my family to get there, we decided to check out a few of my bucket list places.
Biscuit love – I had heard about this place online and knew it had to be one my Nashville travel itinerary. It is pretty informal as you order at a counter and then
The first time we
Stock and Barrel – Another restaurant in the Gulch and unfortunately I had one too many drinks and didn’t take photos of my dish. Luckily I snapped a few funny pictures of me and then my uncle’s burger which he said was delicious. This restaurant and bar were small, but I loved the atmosphere, and the best part was that each burger that my family ordered was better than the next. Curtis of course since he has a fried chicken obsession got the “Motherclucker” which was fried chicken in a bun with a side of fries and trust me when I say that I am drooling thinking about it right now!
Hattie B – A must for fried chicken – expect a wait, but it’s worth it.
The pub – A great English pub in the gulch area (about 5-10 from broadway). We stopped in for a few drinks throughout the weekend, and it didn’t disappoint.
Southern steak and oyster house – this is a more expensive restaurant, but it has fantastic food. I chose the ribs which could have served the entire table. The steak also looked amazing, and according to the rest of the table, they loved their meals.
Fun things to do!
Tootsie’s is a must to check out. I suggest going in and listening to some music it’s iconic and such a fun atmosphere. I would recommend going on a weeknight, though. The weekend was far too packed, and I didn’t enjoy it as much.
Roberts western world – Is also iconic and famous it has classic old country music. The vibe was relaxed and low key, I loved it. We sat down and watched people dance, even danced ourselves and enjoyed the old country music.
The Tin Roof – Go to the one on Broadway they were playing sum 41 and the killers. It was a fun place bar with four levels. We went all the way to the top floor for an AWESOME view of Broadway. We met so many friendly people and just drank the night away.
Pedal Tavern – A MUST DO. Our group had a complete BLAST. You pretty much pedal around Nashville for an hour drinking and listening to music… does it get any better? We had such a great bartender (Joseph) he was a complete gem. Sidenote he’s in a band called – Jon and Joe’s music check them out on Itunes.
PS – They have scooters all around the city that are motorized. This was one of the best ways to get around. If you download the app “spin” and “bird” you can rent them and scooter around the city it’s so fun.
ll in all, Nashville now has my heart. I had such a blast with my family that I can’t wait to go back.