@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.