Best things to do in Nashville

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden
731 Mcferrin Ave
318local recommendations
Brian And Emily
Brian And Emily says “Top notch burgers and brats, excellent back patio, and house-made sodas. Brian recommends: the Farm...” ·
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2. Five Points Pizza East
1012 Woodland St
295local recommendations
Jeff
Jeff says “The best NY style pizza to be found in Nashville, and quite Possibly the South! Locally owned, this...” ·
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3. Mas Tacos Por Favor
732 Mcferrin Ave
283local recommendations
Kyle & Lindsey
Kyle & Lindsey says “Best tacos we've had in Nashville! This is our go-to spot anytime anyone visits. Get the tortilla so...” ·
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4. Mitchell Delicatessen
1306 McGavock Pk
233local recommendations
Neal
Neal says “Best deli around. Incredible Turkey Avocado sandwich. Salad bar, breakfast bar(amazing), draft bee...” ·
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5. Marché Artisan Foods
1000 Main St
239local recommendations
Brian And Emily
Brian And Emily says “Wonderful French bistro with a great brunch menu. The line here gets pretty long on the weekends, so...” ·
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6. Barista Parlor
519 Gallatin Ave
226local recommendations
Kyle & Lindsey
Kyle & Lindsey says “This is the spot that got East Nashville started. Within walking distance of the house, experience N...” ·
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7. Robert's Western World
416 Broadway
229local recommendations
Chuck & Susan
Chuck & Susan says “so, you must go to downtown Nashville at some point and do what the tourists do! When you do, do you...” ·
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8. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
1892 Eastland Ave
213local recommendations
Jonathan
Jonathan says “Jeni's!!! World class ice cream, mind-bogglingly creative flavors. Milk is sourced from only pasture...” ·
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9. Rosepepper Cantina
1907 Eastland Ave
207local recommendations
Lorie
Lorie says “Great drinks - Mexican-American cuisine, nice shaded patio and multiple salsas! Give'er a go! I love...” ·
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10. Lockeland Table
1520 Woodland St
191local recommendations
Laura & Jason
Laura & Jason says “James Beard Award-Winning Chef. Pro tip: Lockeland's Community Happy Hour is amazing. Mon-Sat 4-...” ·
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11. Pinewood Social
33 Peabody St
186local recommendations
Lowell
Lowell says “This place has a very social environment. Artisan drinks and food. They also have, bocce ball, vinta...” ·
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12. Holland House Bar and Refuge
935 W Eastland Ave
190local recommendations
Mark & Emily
Mark & Emily says “This is one of our favorite places to go for tasty cocktails in a great atmosphere. They have delici...” ·
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13. Acme Feed & Seed
101 Broadway
176local recommendations
CousinsBNB
CousinsBNB says “Acme Feed & Seed creates a uniquely ‘Nashville’ atmosphere that honors the unparalleled character of...” ·
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14. The Wild Cow
1896 Eastland Ave
167local recommendations
Lisa And Robert
Lisa And Robert says “Must go place for vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten free options. Satisfies tough dietary requirement...” ·
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15. Centennial Park
2500 West End Ave
216local recommendations
Letty
Letty says “It is fitting that the "Athens of the South" is home to the world's only full-size replica of the an...” ·
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16. The 5 Spot
1006 Forrest Ave
161local recommendations
Merrilyn
Merrilyn says “Only live music venue in east nashville. They have Monday night dace party. DJ Jacob Jones and other...” ·
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17. The Bluebird Cafe
4104 Hillsboro Pike
164local recommendations
Will
Will says “Fans of the show may know about the Bluebird Cafe, but the one from the show is a replica built on a...” ·
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18. Edley’s Bar-B-Que
908 Main St
156local recommendations
Katie
Katie says “Smokiest barbecue in town- try the turkey or smoked half chicken, even if you are a brisket lover. A...” ·
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19. Burger Up
2901 12th Ave S
146local recommendations
John
John says “In addition to really good hamburgers, Burger Up makes a really great Kale salad. Communal seating ...” ·
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20. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
222 5th Ave S
276local recommendations
Greg
Greg says “Even if you are not a big country fan, this is one of the must-visit attractions in Nashville. The H...” ·
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21. Fido
1812 21st Ave S
143local recommendations
Julie
Julie says “Fido is my all time favorite coffee spot/restaurant in Nashville. It has been a staple of the Hillsb...” ·
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22. Tootsies Orchid Lounge
422 Broadway
149local recommendations
CousinsBNB
CousinsBNB says “Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a Nashville country music institution and world-famous honky-tonk, has oper...” ·
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23. Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea
1886 Eastland Ave
148local recommendations
Emily
Emily says “Ugly Mugs is our go-to coffee shop for good reason. Jarod & Courtney use another local (Drew's Brews...” ·
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24. Rolf & Daughters
700 Taylor St
147local recommendations
Emily & Ken
Emily & Ken says “This is our favorite dinner spot. Perfect for a culinary experience. It is innovative and always on-...” ·
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25. City House
1222 4th Ave N
132local recommendations
Amy
Amy says “Tandy Wilson recently won the James Beard Award and for good reason. City House should not be missed...” ·
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26. Two Ten Jack- Nashville
1900 Eastland Ave
151local recommendations
Alan
Alan says “Best Ramen in Nashville! Japanese-inspired izakaya (neighborhood bar) serving artisinal ramen, yakit...” ·
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27. 3 Crow Bar
1024 Woodland St
168local recommendations
John And Mike
John And Mike says “The anchor bar of the Five Points business district. Go to Sunday Funday...Sunday afternoons are bu...” ·
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28. Frothy Monkey
2509 12th Ave S
131local recommendations
Daphne
Daphne says “They feature creative folks using local ingredients to prepare original dishes served in a cozy and ...” ·
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29. Frist Art Museum
919 Broadway
238local recommendations
Greg
Greg says “The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is housed in the former downtown post office, an architectural ...” ·
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30. Village Pub and Beer Garden
1308 McGavock Pk
121local recommendations
Erik
Erik says “This is a great neighborhood pub - rotating taps and stuffed pretzel sandwiches. Happy hour from 4pm...” ·