I was so excited to spend a long weekend in Nashville. This was my second time visiting and I wanted to do all of the NOT typical tourist things; which is my normal! Below you will find the best places to eat and drink! Enjoy!
The smallest yet best breakfast I had in Nashville. Hearts is located in East Nashville and is walk in only. We ordered the avocado toast and the Godmother sandwich. They offer refreshing spritz cocktails and fresh pressed juices. They have interesting flavored lattes too!
Audrey offered a 5 course menu paired with wine pairing from the amazing Sean Brock. It was just the bit of bougie that I needed to end our trip. The staff was amazing. The building was stunning and the flavors of each bite were perfection. The Citrus Trio for dessert was my favorite! Be sure to add this and his new sister restaurant JUNE to your list.
Under the Sea vibes for sure at Le Loup! We sat in the bar for a quick bite and cocktails before dinner downstairs at their sister restaurant The Optimist. The oysters were top notch. I ordered the A Very Private Affair. If you stay for dessert, watch them create bananas fosters in the lounge!
Come for the rooftop vibes and delicious cocktails. The whiskey sour was delicious and so pretty. I featured their whiskey sour on my series via IG. If you have nice weather, GO HERE!
Bouquet Pop Up Bar
The Fairlane Hotel uses their penthouse suite and create a different themed pop up bar every few months! I was excited to be able to experience the Bouquet Bar. The room had florals everywhere with amazing drinks and a fabulous rooftop! Watch the full experience HERE! Make your reservations ASAP! * We visited April 2022 so your theme may differ!
The coolest cocktail lounge I have been to yet! Pearl Diver is tropical themed with a variety of cocktails! We booked the captains quarters which was the perfect little spot. We ordered the pineapple fried rice and dumplings to snack on! My favorite drinks were the Pisco Sour, Chaing Mai Punch and Pear Blossom Sour.
Tiki inspired cocktails with the best Mexican food truck outside! Chopper will for sure get you well buzzed with their many cocktails so it helps that Maiz dela Vida food truck is outside! the churros were BOMB! I just loved how colorful and fun their drinks looked!
PINS Mechanical Co
Since it was raining while we were there, we decided to stop at Pins to play games. They offered free arcade games including Tappers and Burger Time. They also have pinball, bocce, duckpin and foosball. We had a blast playing all of our childhood games. They offer super crazy cocktails but I stuck with the Pinball Wizard.
Red Phone Booth
A prohibition style speak easy that you need to belong to or ask your concierge for the number. It was a fun adventure to get in and try some cocktails and food. They also have a humidor for those who partake. I had a basic whiskey sour with egg white to add to my series on IG! You can watch the full experience HERE!
PINK DRINK! And no, not the one from Starbucks! It was refreshing with a hint of sweetness! We tried a few things on the menu! You can book a cocktail class too!
Beware, all the bachelorette parties come to Hampton Social for brunch but don’t let that scare you away! They have 2 different themes rooms to enjoy brunch or rose all day! We shared the large Fallini! It was presented in a giant clam shell with long straws! Also be sure to order the monkey bread and the lobster roll, which pairs well with the frose!
This was suggested to us by a local and it was so fun! The cocktails were refreshing and the vibe was a local must!
All things seafood is what you will find here! The service was top notch. Just a quick staircase walk to the basement from Le Loup, The Optimist was delicious and offered so many unique options. The menu is always changing due to what they can get in fresh. I had ceviche, crudo, swordfish and the peel and eat shrimp. Catch a Glimpse and Into the Sunset were my favorite cocktails!
We also hit up your typical tourist stuff! We did go to Liberty Common; which left me not impressed. Donut Distillery for mini donut flights paired with boozy coffee and mimosas but we went to the original location, it was empty and the floors were so sticky. I had such high hopes for this experience. Also not documented was a quick brunch at Milk and Honey, which I recommend especially because the line to Biscuit LOVE is sooooo long. We also went to L&L Market to enjoy the cheese conveyor belt at Culture and Co and sat outside for lunch for margaritas and tacos from Taco Chela! There is a lot to do at the market!
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