A Weekend in Nashville
Updated: Jun 11, 2019
Nashville has grown into one of the busiest cities in the nation. From bachelorette parties to country music festivals, there is a little bit of everything for people here to explore and experience. I've visited Nashville a handful of times in my life, but this trip Anton and I took was the busiest I've seen Nashville! With that being said, booking a hotel or Airbnb is a must when visiting!
Anton and I checked into our hotel, and the front desk worker probably answered 10 calls stating "sorry we're full for the weekend" while checking us in. I commented "Oh it must be busy since UF is playing Vandy this weekend" (We went in October so peak football season). The hotel worker said "Actually it's like this every weekend." So Anton and I prepared ourselves for the town to be bustling.
Our first stop of the trip was for dinner to Emmy Squared. This tiny and adorable restaurant is located in the Gulch of Nashville. This place is known for its Detroit Style pizza. Anton and I spilt an appetizer salad, and ordered two of their pizzas! IT WAS PHENOMENAL! So yummy and it's a deep dish type pizza, which is my fave. They have yummy cocktails, wine and beer options as well. After dinner, we walked over to Bar Louie, which is a restaurant/sports bar. We had a drink, dessert and watched hockey (shocker).
The Gulch area has many restaurants and bars so you can keep yourself occupied in this area of Nashville! Probably the most famous part of the Gulch is the angel wing painting. The next day, Anton and I got ready to explore downtown again and hit up some famous sites of Nashville. There was a small line at the angel wings, but worth the wait!
There's even a tiny wings right beside the big wings!
Here are some other famous walls we hit in the same day! The weather was a bit rainy so we chose to use my car for transportation but Nashville has scooters and bicycles you can rent to explore town without having to pay/fight for parking!
*Addresses for these murals will be at the end of the blog*
Once we spent the day driving around to find these spots, we stopped at No Baked Cookie Dough. For all my cookie dough lovers out there, this is a must for you! Safely prepared cookie dough and a variety of flavors!
Later that night, we headed downtown to Bridgestone Arena for some hockey! We always try to squeeze in any sports activities when we can. We stopped by a local bar to grab a bite to eat and watch the UGA game (always find a way to watch my DAWGS). The sports bar was SoBro Sports Bar and Grille, and they had a chill environment with plenty of televisions and really good wings!
Then we walked over to the Bridgestone Arena for the game. The Preds won, and we made our way with the crowd to the line of bars downtown. I rarely make it out past midnight these days, but we bar hopped and listened to some live country music because you are in COUNTRY music capitol of the world. Downtown Nashville is bumping 24/7, especially following a Predators win. Side note - makes me happy to see the South love the sport of hockey. Hockey plus Tim McGraw singing "I like it, I love it" after every goal is pretty awesome!
For our final day in Nashville, we had to BRUNCH. We ate at the Mockingbird, a modern diner, located in downtown, and it didn't disappoint. This restaurant is two story and has an extensive brunch menu. The fruit was fresh and my donut was as big as my face! They are also known for their punch bags, milkshakes, and other fun cocktails.
Anton wanted to stop by a boot store to try on some, and I just had to document it! He's slowly becoming more country LOL
Fun Facts and Tips
Angel Wing Mural - 302 11th Ave S. Gulch
I Believe in Nashville Mural - 2702 12th Ave S
Draper James Blue & White Striped Mural - Directly across I believe in Nashville / Same Address
Nashville Peace Sign Mural - Corner of 12th Ave S and Dallas Ave
Radiate Positivity Mural - 107 N 11th St
There are so many street art murals - you can drive around and find just about any!
I made reservations for every place we ate JUST in CASE!
Uber/Walk/Scoot is the best way around downtown because parking can be crazy