Anthony & I took a trip to Nashville this weekend. Since I’m living out in Colorado for work and he’s down in Misssissippi, we agreed that Tennessee is a great “meet-in-the-middle” location. (Lol I can’t say meet me in the middle these days without instantly breaking out in song, thank you Zedd & Maren Morris.) Anyways, this weekend was our third time in Nashville together and each time it’s better than the last. My previous Nashville must-do list still holds true, (you can read it here) but I can’t resist sharing with you some more of my recommendations!
Enjoy a mule kicker on the roof of Acme Feed & Seed.
Each time we’ve come to Nashville we’ve gone to Acme: get the frozen mule kicker and the pulled pork nachos or pulled pork tacos with street corn! You will not be disappointed. Plus they have three levels of music & dancing, plus a rooftop bar. This Saturday was raining but we still hung out for 2+ hours on the roof throwing back our favorite Mule Kickers.
Sing & dance the night away at Ole Red.
This is Blake Shelton’s bar on Broadway and it just re-opened after being closed for quite some time for renovations. The bar is named Ole Red after Blake Shelton’s most popular song. The bar is ideal for listening to music & dancing since the stage is smack dab in the middle of the bar. There is also a second floor with a balcony that overlooks the stage— so you can listen to the music on both levels. This past Saturday they had two amazing artists— Cort Carpenter and Nick Alligood... both of which I honestly believe are on their way to a radio station near you. You just wait.
Order the “Bonuts” at Biscuit Love.
This is one of those places that seems to make every Nashville Must-Do list, but for good reasons. Their fried biscuits with blueberry jam & marscarpone cheese are amazing!! Anthony also got the Eggs Benedict, which was also pretty delish. The vibe is very laidback and the restaurant is set up as fast casual so you stand in line to order & then find a seat— this is a great setup because it keeps the line moving. PS get here early if you’re coming for brunch, the line can get pretty long. Luckily they now have three locations: Hillsboro Village, The Gulch and Franklin. We’ve been to both Hillsboro and the Gulch. I personally would recommend Hillsboro!
Take a Pedal Tour up and down Broadway.
For your first time in Nashville, you absolutely should do a pedal tour. The biking itself is not difficult as one might think and it’s so fun to meet other people, drink & get to see all of Broadway. The popular “Pedal Tavern” was sold out when we went, so we opted for the “Country Music Crawlers” tour. We had such a blast singing, dancing, and drinking up and down Broadway. Our tour consisted of a Bachelorette party, a 30th birthday, and Anthony & I— I felt bad he was the only guy but he had so much fun and said he would even do it again! The tour itself is BYO but they have coolers to keep your drinks cold & there is a bartender that makes sure your cup is never empty!
Drink a Moonshine ‘Rita at Bootleggers Inn.
This bar on Broadway always has great live music and drinks. The last time we were here I swore the guy performing was Chris Stapleton’s twin, he was so good and looked exactly like him. It has a dive bar feel and is known especially for their long list of flavored moon shines. And I mean come on, who doesn’t want to get their shine on in Nashville?! Try their moon shine margarita or an oatmeal cookie moon shine shot!
All in all, Nashville is filled with some pretty amazing people just looking for a good time! You’ll have a great time no matter what you do in the Music City!