If you’re making a stop in Nashville, then you MUST hit up Honky Tonk Row-or the collection of bars along Broadway in downtown Nashville. It’s a crazy scene-often referred to as ‘Nashvegas’. Check out the four bars we stopped at on our night on Broadway and had a great time at!
Bar #1: Big Shotz Big Shotz was a really fun bar! It wasn’t as packed as it had a huge floor with lots of different tables, so you could relax while still feeling like you’re at a party. Also-jello shots that are served in a syringe. That is all.
Bar #2: Redneck Riviera This place had a sweet rooftop deck/patio area that you could look down at all the people on Broadway walking to and fro the next bar. Their live music on the deck is awesome, too!
Bar #3: Layla’s Layla’s was the nicest bar we went to-but still had allll the honky tonk vibes. What really sold me here is their massive collection of license plates on the ceiling, it was so cool!
Bar #4: Loser’s Loser’s was very much a honky tonk bar-definitely divey but also very fun with a live music on a small stage near the door!
I wish we had time to hit up more bars that night as there are sooo many to choose from. I hope you’ll make room for some of these bars on your next trip to Nashville as they were all awesome and fun!
If you’ve ever been to Nashville, you know there is an awesome foodie scene here. We weren’t in town for long, but we managed to stop at some awesome places to eat!
Restaurant #1: Wendell Smith’sA very casual diner serving some old school country breakfast. This place may not seem like much aesthetic-wise, but the food is delish, the servings are filling, and it won’t break your bank for a meal!
Restaurant #2: I Dream of Weenie Food trucks are all the rage these days and Nashville has plenty of them. We had to choose and this one was a great choice! Who doesn’t love a good chili dog?!
Restaurant #3: Mellow Mushroom This is a chain pizza restaurant that is scattered scarcely throughout the country, but this is always a must if there happens to be one where you are! Some of the best pizza I’ve ever had is at Mellow Mushroom.
Restaurant #4: The Stillery We found this spot downtown, and it had live music like many other restaurants and bars in the area. I could see where it could be overlooked in Nashville with so much competition but it did not disappoint! I would highly recommend giving it a try.
I hope these offer a nice guide for you the next time (or first time) you roll through Nashville!
This Thanksgiving week, we headed down south yet again to visit Nashville, TN for the first time. I have to admit it wasn’t high on my list to visit, but I liked this city more than I thought I would! There was actually a lot of cool stuff to see and do. Check out what all we got into:
Country Music Hall of Fame: This place was a little pricey to get in but SO worth it! They had all kinds of history to check out in this place, from gold records, to famous outfits stars wore on stage, and even Elvis’s huge cars!
2.JS Pedestrian Bridge: Another awesome spot to hit up in Nashville. No cars are allowed on this massive bridge so there’s just hella pedestrians (get it) walking around enjoying the beautiful scenery of downtown and the Cumberland River.
3. Find all the Murals: Ok so we didn’t find them all but we found a good number of them. There are some in every neighborhood you go to pretty much so it won’t be hard to stumble upon one!
4. Hit up Broadway: What’s a trip to Nashville without hitting up the bars?! This street of honky tonky bars had a big ‘Las Vegas’ vibe to it, hence the name ‘Nashvegas’. There’s no cover anywhere but it stays quite packed and busy. There’s so much action everywhere you look; it’s like a huge block party right in downtown Nashville!
5.Find the Stix Sculpture: This is nestled right in downtown Nashville and is made up of large, multi colored sticks in a big patch of grass. It’s unique and worthy of your awe.
6. Snag Some Grub at a Food Truck: Nashville had so many trucks to choose from it was hard to decide! Just pick one and experience it, man.
Nashville is a pretty sweet city to hit up. Whether you’re passing through or plan on staying there for a few days, add it to the ole travel bucket list. I know you’ve got one!