Nashville is perhaps best known for its music scene (especially country music), its rich history, and Oprah Winfrey. What fewer out-of-towners know is that Nashville is a great city for nightlife spots and great locations whether you are into modern, upscale classics, down-home southern cooking, or a night on the town! While we already discussed the Nashville food scene overall, we wanted to do a deep dive into some of the restaurants and bars that put Nashville on the map.
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Hattie B’s Nashville Hot Chicken
This is such a no brainer that we already featured it once on our site. Arguably the most famous restaurant destination in Nashville, Hattie B’s is a staple for traditional southern fried chicken, wings, desserts, and cold beer. Hattie B’s also holds the distinction of being a local favorite as well as a huge tourist attraction. Whether or not fried chicken is your thing, giving Nashville hot chicken a try while you’re in town is a must!
Hattie B’s joins a long list of other traditional hot chicken spots including Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack and Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish. In recent years, hot chicken has migrated across the country and made its way to hip neighborhoods. Inevitably, the trend went mainstream with chain restaurants like KFC. If you still want to try the real deal, Prince’s, Boltons, and Hattie B’s are all great choices.
Acme Feed and Seed
Built all the way back in 1890, Acme Feed and Seed is a Nashville staple. According to the official website, “Respect for history is reflected in all we do. Whether it’s locally curated items in the Acme Farm Store, a constant stream of artists and bands that appear every week on Acme Radio Live, or the curated, original country music artifacts that cover the walls, Acme’s mission is to stand for, serve, support, share, and save Nashville’s unique legacy, identity, and community.”
- The first floor of the Acme Feed and Seed is a modern-day upgrade of the traditional Nashville honkytonk. This floor features southern cuisine, plenty of drinks, and live musical acts.
- The second floor features a bar lounge with craft drinks, upscale food including sushi, and intimate spaces for small groups.
- The Hatchery at Acme resides on the third floor, touted as “the largest one-level event and music venue on lower Broadway.”
- From its Broadway location, the rooftop at Acme features views of Nissan Stadium, Cumberland River, and Riverfront Park.
Butcher & Bee
Butcher & Bee is a newer member on this list, but it has quickly earned its reputation as a Nashville landmark. Butcher & Bee started with a simple goal: “Perfect all the ingredients – proteins, cheeses, veggies, bread – and craft sandwiches with flavor combinations and food quality usually reserved for fine dining. A gourmet meal between two pieces of bread.”
The restaurant has since expanded its offerings to include a wide range of culinary offerings from locally sourced ingredients. Butcher & Bee also features a bakery that offers freshly baked breads and pastries!
Robert’s Western World
Not a lot of bars are as quintessentially Nashville as Robert’s Western World. Robert’s was voted Nashville Scene’s favorite honkytonk bar. Located in the historic broadway section of downtown Nashville, Robert’s features a great list of musical acts, great food, and a classic Nashville atmosphere that brings in locals and tourists alike. Robert’s is located right next to the Ryman Auditorium, famous for being the original venue of the Grand Ole Opry.
For those looking to experience the musical history of Nashville with a modern flair, Robert’s delivers in spades! Robert’s Western World has been a Nashville staple for decades, going from a western clothing store to a rhinestone cowboy hangout, to the modern honkytonk it is today.
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