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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Restaurant
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“Mild to very spicy fried chicken, Southern sides & local brews in a casual, counter-service eatery.”
  • 193 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Speakeasy bar , great atmosphere, excellent drinks. Great place to go before or after dinner. ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Music Venue
“This neighborhood is considered the heart of Nashville's entertainment industry. Nestled within homes and buildings are the recording studios that brought you hundreds of your favorite songs. From Elvis to the Foo Fighters, some of the greatest artists spanning many genres have graced these sacred streets to network and record. You'll find a slew of publishing houses, record labels, studios, performance rights organizations, and other companies that make the wheels of our little music city mecca turn. You can feel the history oozing from the unassuming house fronts. If music is what brings you to Nashville for this visit, don't miss the chance to walk or drive in this historical section of town. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Tavern is the city’s cool-casual, “gastro-pub” concept. Established as a local “foodie favorite”, the inspired cuisine is fun and creative, yet accessible to most any palate. Tavern’s bar features an extensive list of wines, spirits, beers, and dazzling cocktails. Both cozy and socially stimulating, Tavern’s posh wraparound booths and mezzanine seating offer great views of the energetic bar scene. Fourteen plasmas and big screens display all the important games, and our DJs spin music and videos later in the night. A large, bi-level patio offers al fresco dining and socializing. Tavern also offers private rooms ideal for special events.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Amazing tacos and good sized compared to Bar Taco which are smaller. Margaritas are strong but good here as well.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Bar
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“Dive bars are an American tradition. For better or worse, every town in America has at least one and Nashville’s is Losers Bar and Grill. Spend the evening with the who’s who of Nashville’s music industry at an intimate, no-frills venue for live music, serving classic bar eats & a variety of beers on tap. You never know who you might run into… This Life Ain’t For Everybody!”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bar
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“nashville staple. mix b/t vibin and chill. can get really crowded but, also the outside space is super relaxing. can be full of college kids, hit or miss.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Subterranean bar offers elevated cocktails served in a historic boiler room with iron & concrete. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Casual pizzeria serving thin-crust Neapolitan pies made with imported ingredients. Get a slice of Naples in Nashville thanks to DeSano. Communal tables dot the industrial, no-frills space, which is lorded over by three wood-burning ovens. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bar
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“Awesome bar with drinks you can afford and will love. Located in 5 points area you can hop cool hippster bars around here. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Want to party like the locals? Head here. Ask for Drew, Zach, Josh or Andrew! We are regulars here and love our days and nights spent at this local bar. Great shows throughout the week and awesome dance music each weekend on the "Green Room" side. You may even see a few famous singers here! ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you happen to be in town on a Monday night, check out Whiskey Jam. They regularly have surprise guests perform and you never know who you will run into. This is a music industry weekly hang. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Broadway Brewhouse Midtown. Fun spot to play Darts, Golden Tee, and Shuffleboard. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Spanish small plates, paella, cocktails & wine are offered in an intimate, late-night setting. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Buzzy, upscale new American mecca serving a changing tasting menu in a U-shaped open kitchen. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“ Pleasant walk to this cafe. Owner is super friendly. Very accommodating with some super delicious muffins.”
  • 34 locals recommend