Travel Guide: Favorite Spots in Nashville

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetThis is long overdue buttt I’m excited to finally share a travel post about Nashville today! I went a few months ago for my birthday and have been meaning to write up my favorite spots I visited in the city! Nashville is under 4 hours of driving from Atlanta and makes the perfect weekend trip- I went with some of my best friends and we had so much fun! Check out the list below and leave me some recommendations too!

Where we stayed: We booked this Airbnb and it was only a short uber ride from a ton of the places we visited! It was spacious and had plenty of parking too.

Kung Fu Saloon– This is a barcade with 2 karaoke rooms that you can book in advance. We went here when we got in Friday night and it was SO much fun. We had booked the karaoke rooms which were only $25/ hr. We sang our hearts out while people stared at us through the glass doors but it made for a hilarious, memorable night! (Bottom left photo by Nashville Guru

Hemingways Bar & Hideaway– We went here Saturday morning for a yummy brunch & bottomless mimosas! The restaurant was spacious & is described as having “refined tavern classics & craft cocktails inspired by Ernest Hemingway in rustic-chic surrounds.”

Broadway- During the day my friends and I took a walk through Broadway to look through the boot shops, souvenir stores, & honky tonks!Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

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John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge– Even though it was gloomy when we were in Nashville, I’m really glad we went on a walk to this bridge! It gave beautiful views of the city and it made for a great backdrop to the pic below (and other pics in this post).Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset570C6516-0D4D-4810-A6C6-EBC605BC5B3C.jpg

Pinewood Social– This hangout spot reminded me of a nicer version of Ormsby’s (in ATL). They feature “New American cuisine, cocktails & bowling in an industrial-chic space”. Outside they also have a space to chill and to order some frosé (for all the girls who have a basic moment like me 🙂 )

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Hattie B’s– I’m all about Nashville’s hot chicken. When we took a break at the Airbnb, I ordered from Hattie B’s on Postmates (took about an hour) because I’ve heard the wait is super long if you go in person. People also recommend ordering for pick up rather than waiting. Anyways, the chicken is delicious. I know people mention hole-in-the-wall places that are better than Hattie B’s butttt thought this one was pretty great!IMG_3057

Acme Feed & Seed– Something I think is unique to Nashville is that their restaurant/ bars are multiple floors with a different purpose for each floor. At night we went to Acme for some yummy sushi and then afterwards went to the covered roof to go dance! I’ve seen photos of people going just for the rooftop around sunset since there’s a good view but it was pouring when we went sooo we didn’t see much. Lol (Photo by


Nashville Underground– This bar/restaurant is right next to Acme and is also multi-leveled. We found the floor with the dance floor (I think it was R?) and had so much fun dancing to throwback, pop, and hip-hop songs.

HQ Beercade– This bar is where we ended the night and it was awesome! There’s plenty to look at with the unique decorations and all the arcade games were FREE.  I’m still laughing at when someone told my friend Morgan that the games were free and she flipped out for a second. Great spot to hang with friends or to meet new people!

When planning my trip, I also found it really helpful to use Sarah Belle’s recommendations which you can find here! Hope you all enjoyed this post and check out Nashville soon!
❤ Emily


Special shout out to Freixenet for providing us with these delicious sparkling wines for our trip to Nashville!

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