Things to do in Nashville
Here’s your key to the city. A definitive guide of the best local spots, as told by local Airbnb hosts
Best of the best
318 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Top notch burgers and brats, excellent back patio, and house-made sodas. Brian recommends: the Farm Burger. Emily recommends: the Pharmacy Burger and the tater tots.
Local burger. Great burgers, but expect a wait. Best for 2-4 people, not large groups. Order the farm burger, try a Sprecker Root Beer, and get the beer gravy for your fries. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-1... read more
295 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The best NY style pizza to be found in Nashville, and quite Possibly the South! Locally owned, this is THE place to order a pie from if you want to stay in and have some pizze. They feature an inv... read more
The best pizza place in town, located about 8 minutes away. You can sit on the restaurant side or pick up a slice next door. The garlic knots are insanely good and their salads are amazing as well.... read more
283 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Best tacos we've had in Nashville! This is our go-to spot anytime anyone visits. Get the tortilla soup (spicy), the elote (delicious mexican style corn) and a couple tacos and the agua frescas. Che... read more
One should hate hipster tacos out of principle. But you can't hate Mas Tacos because it's really awesome. Fish tacos, fried avocado tacos, and the sopa de pollo are particularly good. Not far at... read more
233 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Best deli around. Incredible Turkey Avocado sandwich. Salad bar, breakfast bar(amazing), draft beers, draft root beer. Everything they do is top notch.
Need a quick breakfast? Mitchell Deli has a yummy breakfast bar every morning with scrambled eggs, cheesy grits, biscuits and gravy, bacon, french toast, and oatmeal. Also a great salad bar and the... read more
239 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Wonderful French bistro with a great brunch menu. The line here gets pretty long on the weekends, so go early! Brian and Emily recommend: the croissant french toast.
Breakfast at Marche is hard to top. You'll find french toast made from croissants complimented by a nice cup of Thick French coffee roasted by locals. Quiche, crepes, and classics like thick-cut ba... read more
226 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is the spot that got East Nashville started. Within walking distance of the house, experience Nashville's trendiest coffee spot! Especially great in warm weather when they open up the garage d... read more
This is the most famous E. Nashville coffee shop, I would say. Besides a variety of delicious coffee drinks to choose from, you can also choose from a variety of roasts. Barista Parlor hosts variou... read more
229 local Airbnb hosts recommend
so, you must go to downtown Nashville at some point and do what the tourists do! When you do, do yourself a favor and go hear the real deal at Roberts on Broadway! This is the real deal..... Then y... read more
The best music on Broadway is usually here at this old, unassuming Dive bar on Lower Broadway near Tootsie's. If you want a preview, look up drummer goes through the window and Robert's Western Wo... read more
213 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Jeni's!!! World class ice cream, mind-bogglingly creative flavors. Milk is sourced from only pastured cows (meaning they live like cows should, eating grass!)
Don't miss out on the opportunity to sample the dozens of creative and incredible flavors of ice creams at Jeni's. This family owned chain only has a few stores throughout the country and we're lu... read more
207 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Great drinks - Mexican-American cuisine, nice shaded patio and multiple salsas! Give'er a go! I love the Chicken Caesar Salad here, I eat it like a lettuce wrap. It comes with pumpkin seeds!
Winning numerous awards including Nashville's Best Mexican Restaurant and Best Margarita, for the 11th year in a row, Rosepepper has established itself as Nashville's leading tequila bar and restau... read more
191 local Airbnb hosts recommend
James Beard Award-Winning Chef. Pro tip: Lockeland's Community Happy Hour is amazing. Mon-Sat 4-6pm. Low priced handcrafted drinks and appetizers. I highly suggest the Korean Beef Tacos.
Chef Hal Holden-Bache turns out great dinners, night after night, and his Lockeland Table is often overlooked in lists of the city's finest eateries. His wood-fired pizzas are legendary, and the ti... read more
186 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This place has a very social environment. Artisan drinks and food. They also have, bocce ball, vintage bowling alley, outdoor and pool area. A living room area with board games and coffee bar. Very... read more
Pinewood Social is a great spot that offers many things - a bar, restaurant, coffee shop, cafe, bowling alley and even a pool! You truly can go there almost at any hour of the day or night and have... read more
190 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is one of our favorite places to go for tasty cocktails in a great atmosphere. They have delicious food as well, although it can be a little on the expensive side. Treat yourself to a nice din... read more
This is the East Side's best cocktail bar. Incredible cocktails, perhaps only bested by the Patterson House, as well as great food and more space than Patterson House provides.
176 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Acme Feed & Seed creates a uniquely ‘Nashville’ atmosphere that honors the unparalleled character of the city’s past, present and future. With 22,000 square feet of cocktail, culinary and entertain... read more
Acme offers a little bit of everything: food (casual dining on first floor, sushi/bar on second floor), live music, sports bar, special events, and my favorite - amazing views of downtown Nashville... read more
167 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Must go place for vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten free options. Satisfies tough dietary requirements without sacrificing yummy-ness.
Vegetarian without the judgement. Even folks who love cow, will love this wild cow! Tasty, affordable. Best to call in and go pick up. Always a wait bc the food is amazing and seating is small like... read more
216 local Airbnb hosts recommend
It is fitting that the "Athens of the South" is home to the world's only full-size replica of the ancient Parthenon. Forty-six Doric columns encircle the building. The largest bronze doors in the w... read more
We love this place! The park itself is charming and pretty. A couple of ponds, including a large one with geese and ducks and fish :) Great place for a picnic, just laying out relaxing, taking the ... read more
161 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Only live music venue in east nashville. They have Monday night dace party. DJ Jacob Jones and others spin the old hits (Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green) and everyone dances.
Monday night dance party (swing dance 7-9, then Motown dance party). $2 Tuesdays with 45 min sets of great Americana and Country bands, Country and Western Wednesdays. Great live music!
164 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Fans of the show may know about the Bluebird Cafe, but the one from the show is a replica built on a North Nashville soundstage. Check out the real deal at the Bluebird's listening room and hear s... read more
This one is very tough to get in to, but is one of Nashville's most famous venues. The Bluebird hosts songwriters performing their original material. We recommend getting tickets if you can, and if... read more
156 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Smokiest barbecue in town- try the turkey or smoked half chicken, even if you are a brisket lover. Also, great beer selection, fun place to watch sports, and try a bushwhacker.
Everyone wants barbecue when they come to the South! Edley's does a great job of giving you what you want. All the BBQ is delicious and the sides are amazing. Try the black-eyed peas. Everyone also... read more
146 local Airbnb hosts recommend
In addition to really good hamburgers, Burger Up makes a really great Kale salad. Communal seating and a really comfortable environment help make this dining experience unique.Easy walk from our home
This is another really excellent burger restaurant, with great cocktails. We recommend the truffle fries for everyone and the Marathon burger for any vegetarian friends out there.
276 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Even if you are not a big country fan, this is one of the must-visit attractions in Nashville. The Hall of Fame is a state-of-the-art museum tracing the "history and sounds" of country music. Set a... read more
Venture to the heart of country music, Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame®, for an up-close look at legendary artists, lively exhibits, and soulful tunes. Whether you like bluegrass, Cajun, roc... read more
143 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Fido is my all time favorite coffee spot/restaurant in Nashville. It has been a staple of the Hillsboro Village neighborhood for years and years and continues to serve the best and most inventive c... read more
This is another Nashville staple and was known for a while as somewhere you could spot Taylor Swift. In the hip street center of Hillsboro Village, the wifi cuts out around busy times but who needs... read more
149 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a Nashville country music institution and world-famous honky-tonk, has operated across the alley from the Ryman almost continuously since 1960. Its proprietor from 1960 to ... read more
Another classic Lower Broadway honky tonk. No original music down on Lower Broadway but it's fun. Do yourself a favor though and check out one of our great live music venues featuring original, l... read more
148 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Ugly Mugs is our go-to coffee shop for good reason. Jarod & Courtney use another local (Drew's Brews) beans for their coffee and it is the best in town.
Drew's Brews is a local guy that roasts his own coffee beans and a few coffee shops in the area carry his brand. Ugly Mugs is my favorite and has a great atmosphere.
147 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is our favorite dinner spot. Perfect for a culinary experience. It is innovative and always on-point. Rolf has delicious food. Plain and simple. Cannot go wrong with anything on this menu. It ... read more
Industrial-chic restaurant with clever New American dishes, communal tables & inventive cocktails. Reservations recommended.
132 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Tandy Wilson recently won the James Beard Award and for good reason. City House should not be missed. Ask questions, try a lot of things—that's my advice. Share the classic pork belly pizza, any ... read more
Chef Tandy Wilson, Best Chef Southeast, James Beard 2016. Consistently delicious Italian-inspired food with Southern ingredients. Wood-fired pizzas, catfish, trout...recently featured on Anthony Bo... read more
151 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Best Ramen in Nashville! Japanese-inspired izakaya (neighborhood bar) serving artisinal ramen, yakitori, sushi, craft beer, Japanese whiskeys, sake & shochu. Bar opens@4, dining @5
This little tucked away Japanese "izakaya" or neighborhood pub, serves delicious food in a "small plates" vein. Think Japanese Tapas infused with southern ingredients. They're known for their rame... read more
168 local Airbnb hosts recommend
There’s always something going on at this bar, including their great trivia night every Thursday evening at 8pm. One of our favorite things about 3 Crow is the way in which they have managed to inc... read more
The anchor bar of the Five Points business district. Go to Sunday Funday...Sunday afternoons are busy...anytime is busy, really. Get a Bushwacker drink. Drink specials Wed & Sun - all day
A 5 Points Classic. Try the Bushwacker - the "unofficial" drink of East Nashville. It's basically a frozen White Russian. Note - smoking is still allowed inside, but there is a patio.
131 local Airbnb hosts recommend
They feature creative folks using local ingredients to prepare original dishes served in a cozy and approachable atmosphere. Frothy Monkey has been a staple in the Nashville community since 2004. T... read more
Frothy Monkey is one of my favorite places for breakfast! They have a great menu for all kinds of diets, as well as a large coffee bar with signature drinks and everything you ca think of! Located ... read more
Awesome wifi cafe - looks like a house. Indoor/outdoor seating. Hip vibe. Great for breakfast, brunch & lunch.. but you can get breakfast all day. Celebrity sitings - all the time!
238 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is housed in the former downtown post office, an architectural jewel on its own. Constructed in 1933-34, the building displays both classicism and Art Deco styl... read more
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a stunning museum here in Downtown Nashville. The exhibits are constantly changing and always beautiful. Nashville's first post office, be sure to look for ... read more
121 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is a great neighborhood pub - rotating taps and stuffed pretzel sandwiches. Happy hour from 4pm-6pm weekdays, 11am-2pm weekends. And half price mules on mondays!
A good spot in Riverside Village neighborhood to grab a drink. The beer pretzel appetizer is always nice with their selection of beers. They also make a Moscow Mule that is really popular.