The Haven’s guidebook

Sean & Cristina
Sean & Cristina
Joined in 2017
Sean & Cristina

The Haven’s guidebook

Neighborhoods
Hillsboro Village is a short 5 minute walk from our home. Belmont/Hillsboro is a relaxed neighborhood with cozy cafes, hip eateries and cocktail bars in Hillsboro Village and along Belmont Boulevard. Students from Belmont University and nearby Vanderbilt University gravitate to indie clothes shops and the nonprofit Belcourt Theatre for classic and arthouse movies. The elegant, 1850s-built Belmont Mansion is now a museum, with restored rooms and original furnishings. Recommended restaurants in walking distance: Quick coffee grab: Revelator Coffee $ - 6 min Coffee Shop breakfast: Fido $ - 7 min Breakfast: Fido, Biscuit Love, and the famous Pancake Pantry (50 yrs in business) $ Pizza: za' Wood Fired Pizza $ American: The Grilled Cheeserie $ Best Juice: The Urban Juicer $ Everything is delicious + wine : E3 Chophouse $$$, rsvp
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Belmont/Hillsboro
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Hillsboro Village is a short 5 minute walk from our home. Belmont/Hillsboro is a relaxed neighborhood with cozy cafes, hip eateries and cocktail bars in Hillsboro Village and along Belmont Boulevard. Students from Belmont University and nearby Vanderbilt University gravitate to indie clothes shops and the nonprofit Belcourt Theatre for classic and arthouse movies. The elegant, 1850s-built Belmont Mansion is now a museum, with restored rooms and original furnishings. Recommended restaurants in walking distance: Quick coffee grab: Revelator Coffee $ - 6 min Coffee Shop breakfast: Fido $ - 7 min Breakfast: Fido, Biscuit Love, and the famous Pancake Pantry (50 yrs in business) $ Pizza: za' Wood Fired Pizza $ American: The Grilled Cheeserie $ Best Juice: The Urban Juicer $ Everything is delicious + wine : E3 Chophouse $$$, rsvp
Lower Broadway is a must visit! This is an entertainment district renowned for honky tonks and live country music. The street is also home to retail shops, restaurants, dessert spots, tourist attractions, and a few hotels. Things to know: *Many clubs open as early as 10:30 am with closing times typically at 2-3 am. *In Nashville smoking is banned in restaurants, but still allowed in bars.
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Broadway
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Lower Broadway is a must visit! This is an entertainment district renowned for honky tonks and live country music. The street is also home to retail shops, restaurants, dessert spots, tourist attractions, and a few hotels. Things to know: *Many clubs open as early as 10:30 am with closing times typically at 2-3 am. *In Nashville smoking is banned in restaurants, but still allowed in bars.
Traditionally the center of Nashville’s nightlife, Printers Alley was, in its earlier days, a series of posts where men bound for the courthouse hitched their horses. Nightclubs opened here in the 1940s, and the alley became a showcase for the talents of performers such as Boots Randolph, Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Dottie West, The Supremes, Hank Williams, Barbara Mandrell, and Jimi Hendrix. Today’s nightclubs are the descendants of the saloons, speakeasies, and clubs which developed into the entertainment district still known as Printers Alley. Best bars: Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar Skulls Rainbow Room *we recommend to RSVP to get a table*
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Printers Alley
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Traditionally the center of Nashville’s nightlife, Printers Alley was, in its earlier days, a series of posts where men bound for the courthouse hitched their horses. Nightclubs opened here in the 1940s, and the alley became a showcase for the talents of performers such as Boots Randolph, Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Dottie West, The Supremes, Hank Williams, Barbara Mandrell, and Jimi Hendrix. Today’s nightclubs are the descendants of the saloons, speakeasies, and clubs which developed into the entertainment district still known as Printers Alley. Best bars: Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar Skulls Rainbow Room *we recommend to RSVP to get a table*
12 South offers fine-dining restaurants, stylish designer boutiques and stores specializing in vintage guitars and quirky homewares. It's also home to the iconic “I Believe in Nashville” mural, a popular photo op for visitors. Short drive from home: 6 minutes Our favorite restaurant : bartaco (they don't take reservations)
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12th Avenue South
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12 South offers fine-dining restaurants, stylish designer boutiques and stores specializing in vintage guitars and quirky homewares. It's also home to the iconic “I Believe in Nashville” mural, a popular photo op for visitors. Short drive from home: 6 minutes Our favorite restaurant : bartaco (they don't take reservations)

Traveler advice

Getting around

Getting Around

Uber and Lyft are GREAT to use in Nashville if you don't rent a car. They're always about 2 minutes away when you are ready to request, and you can get anywhere in Nashville for $10 or less.
What to pack

What to pack

Nashville weather varies by season. We suggest checking weather app beforehand to accommodate your wardrobe options. Normally people dress casual during the day (jeans, short, and sneakers). During the night people dress up a bit more.
Book before you go

Music venues + restaurants

We highly suggest purchasing tickets to your favorite music shows beforehand. Most concerts usually sell out. Nashville is a foodie town! We suggest reserving your table at least 3 days in advance. However, there's a few places that won't take reservations and you can expect a line and a wait of 30min+.