Any Nashville Bees?

posted 3 years ago in Travel
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

I live in Nashville! What kind of things do you guys like to do?

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

If you like wineries and are willing to travel a little out of the city, Arrington is very popular for tastings. It’s maybe like 45 minutes out of downtown.

For a more rural, old Tennessee feel, you’ll want to avoid downtown Nashville and go down to like Franklin and Leiper’s Fork. People rave about Puckett’s, which has restaurants in Nashville and downtown Franklin. Most people who come to the area also go out to Loveless to get biscuits. If you end up down in Leiper’s Fork, Country Boy on Old Hillsboro Road is really good. I grew up in Franklin and Leiper’s Fork, and although Franklin has really changed over the last fifteen years, Leiper’s Fork is the same as it was when I was a little kid living on Old Hillsboro Road.

I live in East Nashville, and it’s a more hipster area. On Eastland, there’s a Mexican joint called Rosepepper that people say has the best margaritas, but I can neither confirm nor deny this because I’m not a drinker. In the same area as Rosepepper, there’s an amazing vegetarian/vegan place called The Wild Cow, and if you’re longing for a bit of Ohio, there’s a Jeni’s there too!

What kind of shopping are you looking to do? Green Hills is the haute couture part of Nashville, and the mall there is pretty massive. If you’re wanting hats and cowboy boots, there are a couple of places off of Broadway. There are also a bunch of bars on Broadway if you like the nightlife.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

April is give or take. It’s typically really rainy with highs in the 50s and 60s, but the weather in Tennessee will pretty much do whatever it wants to do whenever it wants to do it, lol.

If you’re wanting nightlife with less tourists, definitely look at the dive bars around Five Points in East Nashville. It’s where all the 20-somethings hang out.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

@X0JLYNN03:  lol, familiar with Ohio weather. I went to Wittenberg University!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@X0JLYNN03:  We used to live in KY & went to TN a lot for hockey games & such. Broadway was my favorite place to be! There’s a dueling piano bar called The Big Bang, it’s an awesome place to go!!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@X0JLYNN03:  Oh, I’m a Nashville bee! I love this city… it never stops having something fun to do. If you’re looking for more fun and exciting, definitely go down to Broadway and check out the honkey tonks like Robert’s Western World (my personal favorite), or Tootsies Orchid Lounge – these two are probably the most traditional of the honky tonks and actually have “natives” that come out to see the amazing musicians get their country music on. Places like the Big Bang (super fun but CRAZY crowded usually) and The Stage that are on Broadway are fun but SUPER crowded with tourists and it makes everything feel chaotic sometimes.Also, if you want to go to a fun honky tonk/dive bar away from Broadway, there’s a place called Station Inn on 12 Avenue South that has amazing music from studio muscians (they’re called the Time Jumpers) – if you go to one of these shows, it’s not uncommon to catch Vince Gill, Jack White, and other local “famous” celebrities there (Vince Gill actually patted me on my booty one night here, haha).

If you go the first weekend of April, there’s an art crawl that happens up near Commerce street and in the “Arcade” and you can spy on fun hipsters, artists, WEIRD art (I mean, WEIRD) and also enjoy free snacks and booze! 🙂

If you can catch a show at the Ryman, definitely do it. It’s super fun and the building is amazing.

If you like museums, definitely check out the Frist Museam – they never fail to have awesome exhibits. Also, this is a strange museum, but it’s AWESOME – the Lane Motor Museam has all these crazy automobiles all throughout history. I’m not a “car person” but I could literally spend hours ready about all the crazy cars in the Lane Motor Museum, haha.

Also, my favorite places to “enjoy a few” ;):

1. Santa’s Pub – It’s a doublewide trailer covered in Christmas graffiti. The man who owns it looks like Santa. 24/7 karaoke.

2. Flying Saucer – It’s a chain, but this one is in the historic Union Station and it’s awesome.

3. Gerst Haus – Great German food and Polka music every Friday!

4. The Stone Fox – Kind of on the edge of town but their food is AMAZING and they have fantastic cocktails. Also, you can spy on hip people here.

Uhhh… I like to drink, so I have so many others, haha. But that’s kind of a sampling of good places to hit up.

Hope that helps a little bit.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@X0JLYNN03:  Haha, I’ve never been to Paradise Park, but I know folks who have gotten into “trouble” (AKA had a little too much fun) there. Definitely go hit it up. You’ll have some redneck, honky tonk funtimes there.

And oh my gosh, food… my other passion, haha. There’s so much good stuff in Nashville, it’s hard to pin down just a couple places. Here’s some places that I personally like to eat at, but there’s so much more that you can visit:

1. The Southern — Fancier atmospher (aka you will feel weird wearing jean shorts, haha), but oh my lord in heaven, their steak and fried chicken are AMAZING. However, if you’re a vegetarian, it’s kind of hard to find a ton of stuff to choose from. But if you’re a carnivore like me, you’ll love it. REALLY good cocktails too that aren’t an arm-and-a-leg expensive.

2. The Lockeland Table — Hands DOWN my favorite place to eat in Nashville. It’s small and super popular, so you’ll need to make a reservation, but it’s totally worth it. They have a constantly rotating menu because the idea is that it’s farm-to-table cooking, so the menu changes with the seasons. If they have the bone marrow on the menu, just trust me – swallow all your thoughts you’ve had about eating bone marrow and just order it. It’s… transforming. Seriously. Also, they have AMAZING wood-fired pizzas and ricotta doughnuts for dessert. However, this is in East Nashville, so it’s probably a 10 minute drive from downtown.

3. There’s steakhouses downtown that are good, but I find them kind of generic – like Morton’s (generic but super yummy) and Ruth’s Chris and The Stock-Yard. My suggestion is that if you want to do something downtown, definitely hit up The Southern. You could hit up The Lockland Table another night for happy hour (they have an awesome happy hour) and then check out the East Nashville artsy shopping area that’s just down the street.

Any way, hope that helps! Have so much fun in Nashville.

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