Go to Music City for the country spirit, stay for the inspired eats. Here are the best spots for food, drink and leisure in Nashville, Tennessee.
Puckett’s Restaurant and Grocery
This famous Nashville outpost has a few locations across the city and is known for its brunch and biscuits. Check out the Church Street location after visiting the picturesque Nashville Public Library, and soak up the energy while treating yourself to mimosas, fried chicken, and of course, biscuits and gravy.
Skull’s Rainbow Room
Located in the famous Printer’s Alley, Skull’s Rainbow Room was originally established in 1948 and serves up craft cocktails in the basement of the historic Southern Turf Building. They offer lunch and dinner with American cuisine, as well as live jazz music and a late-night burlesque show.
“The Gulch” neighborhood of Nashville is home to the famed destination, Biscuit Love. All of their dishes are homemade from scratch and Southern-inspired. The company stays true to its Nashville roots, with all three outposts in the greater Nashville area. Stop in for the all-day biscuit brunch and choose from either a hearty or sweet treat.
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
When it comes to fast food of the south, Hattie B’s is a must-have. They’re open late, their food is inexpensive, and they serve up southern staples quickly. What else could you ask for? Find one of their three Nashville locations on Broadway right after hitting up one of the country bars on the strip.
The Greenhouse Bar
If you fancy yourself as a botanist, head to The Greenhouse Bar in the Green Hillsarea of Nashville. With dive bar prices, pub-style eats, and Instagram worthy decorations, it’s no surprise that this old greenhouse is a local must-try.
Head over to McGavock Street to get some of the best Mexican dishes Nashville has to offer. Saint Anejo’s Latin-inspired dishes are served for lunch, brunch, and dinner. The menu boasts a modern take on tacos, house-made guacamole, and craft margaritas. They have over 120 different tequila and mezcal labels, large elevated patios, cool graffiti walls, and an indoor/outdoor bar.
This speakeasy is off the beaten path of Nashville’s Broadway, but that’s exactly what draws people to it. Housed in a nondescript building, this cocktail bar usually has a long wait, but it’s worth it. Once you get inside the cozy space, there are no traditional bar menus. Instead, a mixologist works with you to find out what flavor profiles you like for a custom drink. The dimly lit space is perfect for a date night or a break from the crowded bars on the strip.
Located in the SoBro area, this trendy, modern-rustic eatery has Southern staples like wood-fired meats, grits, and fried chicken. Their produce is local and their seafood is sustainable with delicious menu options for every meal of the day.
Originally published in Bleu Magazine Issue 67.