Explore Nashville

We have curated a list of recommended restaurants, bars, entertainment options and other activities to do for your convenience. Explore the divers offering of the city of music!

Restaurant and Bars

BBQ Spots

Chief's

OPENING HOURS: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm; Sun from 11:00 am

Chief’s is where the best come to play and the best community comes together. Wanna hit your pride, put your fist up high, feel the rush and feel alive? Chief’s is that place. When you’re ready for an unparalleled entertainment experience where authentic details matter, don’t just go to Broadway. Go to Chief’s. We won’t let you go hungry, either. Our restaurant partnership with Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ means we have the first James Beard Award-winning chef on Broadway. Find some of the country’s best barbecue at Hell of a Q on our rooftop, with delicious food while overlooking downtown in a memorable setting.

200 Broadway Nashville, TN 37201

Rippy's Honky Tonk

OPENING HOURS: 11:00 am – 2:30 am; Fri & Sat from 10:00 am

One of the South’s Premier Destinations! If you love BBQ, cold beverages & live music, start your Nashville adventure here! Rippy’s Bar and Grill is a honky tonk located on the corner of 5th and Broadway just a block from the Ryman Auditorium and across the street from Bridgestone Arena. Rippy’s offers a main dining area that hosts talented musicians, an east-side area filled with flat screens for watching sports, and a big open-air rooftop patio.

429 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203

Jack's Bar-B-Que

OPENING HOURS: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Fri & Sat until 11:00 pm

Jack’s Bar-B-Que serves Tennessee pork shoulder, beef brisket, turkey, ribs, smoked sausage and smoked chicken. Patrons can choose from an array of traditional sides including baked beans, green beans, corn, baked apples, cole slaw and potato salad, and crowd favorite mac and cheese along with dessert options of chess pie or fudge pie.

416 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203

Johnny Cash's Bar & BBQ

OPENING HOURS: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Thu – Sat 9:00 am – 2:00 am

Discover a warm and personal side of the Man in Black at Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ. Visit and experience a tribute to many of Johnny’s favorite passions: cooking, serving and eating delicious Southern food and providing warm and friendly hospitality with a big dose of great live music thrown in for good measure. Enjoy delicious fried chicken, classic BBQ, meatloaf, other home-cooked favorites, delicious desserts and much more. Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ recreates the warmth and authenticity of Johnny and June Cash’s home and features many never-before-seen photos and artifacts that provide a glimpse into the day-to-day life of the superstar.

121 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

Farm to table

The Farm House

OPENING HOURS: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Sat 10:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sun 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Located just south of Broadway, in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Farm House’s focus is great southern food, tasty cocktails, locally sourced ingredients with service to create a memorable dining experience. Every detail is designed to welcome all guests, from Chef-Owner Trey Cioccia’s innovative southern fare, to a cozy and relaxed dining room & bar. The Best Happy-Hour In Nashville (At our bar), from 4:00-6:00pm on weekdays, and Saturday 2 :00-6:00pm featuring delicious Bar Snacks, and $5 cocktails. All of the menus use from-scratch ingredients, supporting local and family-owned businesses.

210 Almond St, Nashville, TN 37201

Adele's

OPENING HOURS: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Fri & Sat until 10:00 pm

From the moment you step inside Adele’s modern, airy spaces, the energy is unmistakable. You’ll be surrounded by the lively sound of friends coming together to experience fresh and exciting flavors, and the sight of skilled chefs crafting farm-to-fork dishes with love and imagination. From the origins in a repurposed auto repair garage in Nashville’s The Gulch, Adele’s is synonymous with casually sophisticated American dining. Voted as one of the Best Restaurants in Nashville 2024 by The Infatuation!

1210 McGavock Street, Nashville, TN 37203

Gathre

OPENING HOURS: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sun 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

The concept is residing within Nashville’s iconic Midtown neighborhood. Gathre is a stylish & modern contemporary American restaurant serving classic fare with subtle twists. The menu is influenced by the best ingredients from the regionally & abroad.  Gathre is a community restaurant located in Nashville’s midtown neighborhood. The Contemporary American cuisine lies within the fray(e) of classic and unexpected. The menu highlights a bounty of regional ingredients available in Tennessee. Every dining experience is designed to share and savor. Gathre celebrates the craft of food, beverage, and hospitality.

1810 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

Husk

OPENING HOURS: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Fri & Sat until 10:30 pm

Located in Rutledge Hill – just a few blocks south of Historic Broadway, in the heart of Downtown Nashville – Husk transforms the essence of Southern food.  Executive Chef Ben Norton reinterprets the bounty of Tennessee and the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in the South.

37 Rutledge St. Nashville, TN, 37210

Fine Dining

Jeff Ruby's Steak House

OPENING HOURS: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Fri & Sat until 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Voted Nashville’s Best Steakhouse by The Tennessean, Jeff Ruby’s has earned a reputation for delivering the ultimate fine dining experience. From the moment you walk through the doors, you will be welcomed like family and treated like royalty. You’ll be served nationally-acclaimed U.S.D.A. Prime Steaks, seafood, and sushi alongside live nightly entertainment and impeccable service. This unique combination of elements is known as The Jeff Ruby Experience, allowing to enjoy Music City’s finest.

300 4th Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37219

Oak Steakhouse

OPENING HOURS: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Fri & Sat until 11:00 pm

Operated by The Indigo Road restaurant group, Oak Nashville presents an innovative take on the classic steakhouse. Located in the heart of Music City, Oak Steakhouse offers a modern approach to steakhouse dining, serving farm-fresh dishes alongside steakhouse classics in a modern and intimate environment. The menu highlights the restaurant’s relationship with local farmers and purveyors. To complement the menu, Oak’s expansive wine list features California Cabernet and Old World reds, as well as an array of artisan domestic wines. 

801 Clark Place, Nashville, TN 37203

Casual Dining

The Hampton Social

OPENING HOURS: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Fri & Sat until 12:00 am

The Hampton Social – Nashville is the perfect place to imbibe and enjoy the feeling of summer days. Located just minutes from the bustling Broadway street, The Hampton Social is ready to celebrate the everyday in the Music City. The 3-story restaurant features a first-floor “Rosé All Day” lounge, second-floor dining with a private dining space and a brand new rooftop terrace with indoor and outdoor seating. Known for a lively dining experiences featuring exceptional coastal-inspired food, cocktails and live music in a beautifully designed atmosphere.

201 1st Ave S., Nashville, TN 37201

Milk & Honey

OPENING HOURS: 6:00 am – 3:00 pm

Milk & Honey is where pure gelato, craft coffee and brunch staples are made from scratch daily. Sometimes all you need is something sweet. And the land of Milk & Honey is a sweet, sweet oasis in the heart of Chattanooga. From Southern brunch favorites and fresh mimosa flights to specialty sweets baked in-house daily. Their favorite treats were just too good to keep to themselves, so they started to share them with the world. You’re welcome, world. 

214 11th Avenue S, Nashville, TN 37203

Assembly Food Hall

OPENING HOURS: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm; Fri & Sat until 12:00 am

Assembly Food Hall is a culinary & entertainment destination inspired by Nashville. At Assembly Hall, you won’t just find a little bit of everything. You’ll find a lot of everything. Chef-curated menus inspired by exotic cultures and local ones. Craft cocktails that lift your spirits, unforgettable rooftop views and soaring live music. Celebrated local chefs and restaurateurs source the highest quality ingredients for over 20 eateries. With carefully curated menus inspired by cultures from around the globe and local flavors, it’s an unmatched culinary experience.

5055 Broadway Place, Nashville, TN 37203

Hattie B's

OPENING HOURS: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Fri & Sat until 12:00 am

The goal from day one has been to offer authentic Nashville hot chicken served with a little style and a lot of hospitality in a fun, high-energy environment. Hattie B’s knows the communities, families and friends thrive on love, hospitality and great food. Founded about a decade ago as result of an ongoing family tradition of skilled chefs, Hattie B’s is now spread of the country with a dozen restaurants and hundreds of employees across fives states – Though they claim to still feel like they’re just at the beginning of their story.

5069 Broadway PL, #103, Nashville, TN 37203

Biscuit Love

OPENING HOURS: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Biscuit Love is a locally-owned family business. They love biscuits and serve breakfast and lunch every day. Sure, you might have seen them in some pretty neat magazines and on a few foodie shows, but that’s not why they’re here. They’re here because they believe in breakfast. Breakfast for good. For that, they have created a place for you to share a meal with those you love — a meal made from scratch, with locally-sourced ingredients from farmers and purveyors they know and trust. At Biscuit Love a meal is more than just food. It’s an experience — an experience in community, joy, empathy, and love.

316 11th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

The Bars on Honky Tonk Highway

Tequila Cowboy

OPENING HOURS: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Tequila Cowboy offers an exciting experience with dining and a revved up nightlife. It is your one stop party when you come to Nashville with five venues under one rooftop. The 25,000 square foot facility includes Rock Bar, which features a live stage that is accompanied by a full band nightly. Karma Lounge hosts a top 40-dance club that has a state of the art sound system and light show. Their game room is also the perfect spot to shoot pool and watch the big game. 

305 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

Acme Feed and Seed

OPENING HOURS: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; Fri & Sat until 2:00 am; Tue & Wed 4:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Housed in a national treasure built in 1890, providing a real Nashville experience is reflected in all we do. From the made-from-scratch family recipes, to the local craft beer selection, regionally sourced retail items in the Acme Farm Store, a constant stream of artists that appear on Acme Radio Live and our stage, or the curated country music artifacts that cover the walls, Acme’s mission is to stand for, serve, support, share, and save Nashville’s unique identity.

101 Broadway Nashville, TN 37201

Layla's Honky Tonk

OPENING HOURS: 1:00 pm – 1:30 am; Sat & Sun 11:00 am – 2:30 am

Layla’s is Broadway’s bluegrass bar! Founded by Layla Vartanian in 1997, vintage license plates cover the ceiling and Vartinian’s band Yesterday’s Makeup still plays here many a Sunday afternoon. Layla’s is the only female, independently owned bar on Lower Broadway. An authentic, original Downtown honky tonk live country music venue, Serving up great country music, coldest beer, liquor and burgers for 25 years.

418 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203

Whiskey Bent Saloon

OPENING HOURS: 12:00 pm – 3:00 am; Thu to Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 am

Whiskey Bent is the heartbeat of Nashville’s iconic Broadway scene. A haven for whiskey enthusiasts and music lovers alike, the bar is a celebration of the Nashville’s vibrant spirit. Immerse yourself in the energetic atmosphere as live music fills the air, setting the stage for an unforgettable night. The extensive whiskey selection showcases the best of Tennessee and beyond, featuring local favorites alongside rare and sought-after labels. Take a seat at the rustic yet inviting bar, where skilled bartenders craft expertly mixed cocktails or pour your favorite neat dram and serve up some of the coldest beer on Broadway.

306 Broadway, Nashville,TN 37201

Honky Tonk Central

OPENING HOURS: 11:00 am – 3:00 am; Thu – Sat from 10:00 am

Honky Tonk Central is Nashville’s latest and greatest honky tonk on world famous ‘Lower Broadway’ in downtown Nashville, TN. with 3 full stories of live music, great food and great times, Honky Tonk Central is the destination stop when in Nashville. Find here some of the best food in town!

329 Broadway Nashville, TN 37201

Bootleggers Inn

OPENING HOURS: 12:00 pm – 3:00 am; Thu to Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 am

Step into a historic haven on Broadway in Nashville, where the echoes of bootleggers and the allure of the Prohibition era are brought to life. Immerse yourself in the spirited ambiance of the venue, where live music fills the air, providing the perfect backdrop to your night out. Elevate your tasting adventure with moonshine flights, carefully curated to showcase the diverse flavors and nuances of this classic Southern spirit.

207 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201-2107

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

OPENING HOURS: 9:30 am – 3:00 am

You simply can’t say you’ve been to Downtown Nashville if you didn’t visit Tootsies! With all the incredible local talent we have providing live music for your entertainment, the fun never stops! Plus, you never know who you’ll run into at Tootsies World Famous Orchid Lounge.

422 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

The Stage on Broadway

OPENING HOURS: 10:00 am – 2:30 am

The Stage on Broadway is the lively country music bar you have been looking for! The party is always rockin’ at The Stage. Located in the heart of honky tonk Nashville, AKA. The Stage offers an experience unlike other venues in downtown Nashville. Visit out the famous mural and the original oil painting of The Highwaymen that hangs over the front door. This painting once belonged to Waylon Jennings and hung in his Nashville home. 

412 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

Robert's Western World

OPENING HOURS: 11:00 am – 3 am

Robert’s Western World is located on Lower Broadway in the famous historic district of downtown Nashville, Tennessee. It stands in the shadow of the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman Auditorium, original home of the Grand Ole Opry. Although Broadway is ever changing, with many new bright lights and “honky tonks”, Robert’s Western World remains the same! The last of the true Honky Tonk’s. With pride to still have our famous boot wall, fried bologna sandwiches, probably the best burgers on the block, live music, cold beer, and a family owned and operated establishment!

416B Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

The Twelve Thirty Club

OPENING HOURS: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; Fri & Sat until 1:00 am

The inspiration for The Twelve Thirty Club is rooted in the supper clubs of the 19th-century, when the closing time for pubs and restaurants was 12:30am. These supper clubs were able to stay open later than other restaurants and bars because they were deemed private establishments, becoming dynamic, multi-cultural destinations for music, entertainment and mirth. Often elaborate, these grand Art Deco palaces were where the pampered sons of fortune met the bohemian avant-garde upon a common level to engage in revelry.

550 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

Entertainment

Grand Ole Opry

Nashville’s ultimate live music experience! The Grand Ole Opry features today’s country music stars, superstars, and rising stars all on one stage, every week in Nashville, TN – Music City, USA. The world-famous show is where aspiring stars dream of playing and music lovers connect with their favorite artists up close at the Opry House. From the radio show that made it famous in 1925 to the cultural landmark and global phenomenon it is today, the Opry is country’s biggest stage.

Visit the Opry to see a show or take a tour backstage!

600 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

Bluebird Café

The Bluebird Cafe is one of the world’s preeminent listening rooms that has gained worldwide recoginition as a songwriter’s performance space where the “heroes behind the hits” perform their own songs; songs that have been recorded by chart-topping artists in all genres of music. The venue presents two shows a night, seven nights a week, with the In The Round shows typically scheduled Tuesday-Saturday, the established Open Mic on Mondays at 6 PM and the audition-only Sunday Writers Nights on Sundays at 8 PM.

4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

WannaB's Karaoke

Be a star yourself on Broadway at WannaB’s Karaoke Bar! Hear live music all day and night, grab a cold drink and make some new friends dancing to old and new country favorites. Then head next door and be your own star on Broadway at WannaB’s Karaoke. See why the only karaoke bar right on Broadway was voted best place to people watch. Two bars – one great time – Tequila Cowboy and WannaB’s.

305 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

The Listening Room Café

The Listening Room started in 2006 with a simple idea: There’s nothing like hearing a great song performed live. Not as background music, not as something you shout to hear yourself over, but as the main attraction. With Music City’s best-sounding venue as the foundation, founder Chris Blair set out to pair it with a food and drink menu centered around the freshest local ingredients. The result? A one-of-a-kind venue with uniquely Nashville flavor. Visit the Listening Room Café in the vibrant SoBro neighborhood and see for yourself!!

618 4th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37210

Ray Stevens Cabaray Showroom

If you’re looking for ‘Things To Do In Nashville’ or some nightlife fun, Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom is the place! Ray Stevens is a legendary Nashville performer, has won multiple Grammys, and is in the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Live Music Show is fantastic, and features great music and hilarious comedy! Table seating is available on the main floor in your choice of three price levels: VIP, Elite and Standard. You can purchase tickets on the main floor for just the show, or elect to add the delicious optional plated dinner! There are also traditional theater seats available for the Live Show only in the Balcony.

5724 River Road, Nashville, TN 37209

Things to do in Nashville

Ryman

OPENING HOURS: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Music’s most iconic stage! A world-renowned concert hall, Rock & Roll landmark, famous former home of the Grand Ole Opry, and music’s most iconic stage, Ryman Auditorium is the “Mother Church” bringing artists and fans together for unforgettable music moments. This beloved Nashville landmark isn’t just another nightly music venue or daytime tourist stop. This is hallowed ground! From Elvis and Johnny Cash to B.B. King, Lizzo to Harry Styles, Foo Fighters to Joan Jett, the Ryman draws artists from all genres and styles of music. Top comedians, authors, political figures, and entertainers from all walks of life have made history inside these storied walls, and continue to night after night.

 

116 Rep. John Lewis Way North, Nashville, TN 37219

Johnny Cash Museum

OPENING HOURS: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2023, the Johnny Cash Museum is officially authorized by the Estate of Johnny Cash and features the largest and most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. With state-of-the-art exhibits, personal letters, stage costumes, guitars, handwritten lyrics and contributions from family members and notable friends and an expansive gift shop, the museum is THE premier Cash venue to visit and ranked the #1 Music Museum in the world by Forbes Magazine. Open every day in the heart of downtown Nashville.

119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

Homes of the Stars Narrated Bus Tour

OPENING HOURS: 11:30 am & 2:30 pm, duration of 2hrs

Nashville is known as the music center of America and on this tour, you will see the homes of the city’s biggest stars. See the glamorous homes of stars like Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler, Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reese Witherspoon, and Dierks Bentley. Hope that one of the legends of the Nashville music scene jumps on board, just as they have been known to do before. On this remarkable tour you will quickly see why so many stars call Nashville home and learn why it became the music capital of America.

108 1st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

Nashville Symphony

OPENING HOURS: individually per event

Led by music director Giancarlo Guerrero, the Nashville Symphony has been an integral part of the Music City sound since 1946. In a typical year, the ensemble performs more than 150 concerts annually, with a focus on contemporary American orchestral music through collaborations with composers including Jennifer Higdon, Terry Riley, Joan Tower and Aaron Jay Kernis. The orchestra is equally renowned for its commissioning and recording projects with Nashville-based artists including bassist Edgar Meyer, banjoist Béla Fleck, singer-songwriter Ben Folds and electric bassist Victor Wooten.

One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201-2031

Goo Goo Chocolate Co.

OPENING HOURS: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Previous to the advent of the Goo Goo Cluster, candy bar manufacturing consisted of bars solely using chocolate, caramel or taffy. The Goo Goo Cluster represented the first time a bar consisted of more than just one principal ingredient. Come by the Goo Goo Chocolate Co. for a sweet treat, a little history lesson, and the chance to make your own candy bar: In addition to the Chocolate Experiences, they also have four Design Your Own kiosks where folks can walk up and customize their own candy bar! 

116 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

General Jackson Showboat

OPENING HOURS: 11:15 am – 2:30 pm & 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Experience Nashville as it can best be seen from the beautiful Cumberland River! While “rollin’ down the river,” you’ll enjoy stunning views, a delicious meal freshly prepared by the chefs and toe-tapping entertainment in a two-story Victorian Theater. One of the largest showboats ever built, the grand General Jackson is an elegant triumph of American ingenuity. With its elegant lacy filigree and stately design, the boat is reminiscent of the opulence of the American Victorian era.

2812 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Music City Walk of Fame

OPENING HOURS: 24h / 7 days (public place)

The Music City Walk of Fame on Nashville’s Music Mile is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration and made a significant contribution to the music industry with connection to Music City. The stars on the Walk of Fame, spanning genres and generations, honor those that make, create, record, perform, and present music to and for the world. The Walk of Fame is uniquely Nashville and completely Music City. Stroll through the Music City Walk of Fame, find your favorite stars, take pictures, and come back for one of the very special induction ceremonies!

Walk of Fame Park on Demonbreun Street, Nashville, TN

Rustler Hat Co.- Custom Cowboy Hats

OPENING HOURS: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Fri-Sun from 9:00 am

Step by the first address for custom cowboy hats. in Nashville! Saddle on up to the showroom bar and create your one-of-a-kind hat. Rustlers customizable hats range from $175-$850. The Nashville Showroom offers, straw, Wrangler, Ace and Outlaw hats. Accessories and customization are available for an additional cost. Let’s be honest, you can buy a hat anywhere, but customization is why you are going to Rustler. Get a hat that says…..This is who I am.

407 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Tennessee Whiskey Tours

OPENING HOURS: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tennessee Whiskey Tours gives you a generous pour of history, tradition, and ingenuity, from the rolling hills of Lynchburg to the banks of the Cumberland. Whether you’re a native or just passing through, these tours are the best way to spend a day with family, friends, or complete strangers experiencing Tennessee’s finest distilleries. Here, you’ll be given a ride and handed a glass – all you gotta’ do is get seated. Cheers!

250 Rep. John Lewis Way South, Nashville, TN 37203

Nashville Predators

OPENING HOURS: individual hours, according to NHL match plan 

Once the puck drops in Nashville you better hold on for an action-packed game of hockey. The Nashville Predators deliver huge hits that are sure to have you on the edge of your seat in Music City. They call it Smashville, and you need to experience it. Check the NHL match plan and make sure to get a ticket in advance, to experience world-class ice hockey in the front row or book a tour through the arena!

501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

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LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Nashville offers a huge variety of leisure activities, including:

WHERE TO EAT?

We have curated a list of recommended restaurants for your convinience

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WHERE TO SHOP?

or those of you who enjoy shopping, we have listed the most amazing shopping opportunities in the different areas of Nashville, downtown, uptown & nearby.

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