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
Alan
Alan says “Local burger. Great burgers, but expect a wait. Best for 2-4 people, not large groups. Order the far...” ·
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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
Janelle
Janelle says “Amazing Sandwiches! You really can't go wrong, great deli sandwiches (Turkey Avocado with Bentons Ba...” ·
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5. Marché Artisan Foods
1000 Main St
239local recommendations
Amy
Amy says “Breakfast at Marche is hard to top. You'll find french toast made from croissants complimented by a ...” ·
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6. Barista Parlor
519 Gallatin Ave
226local recommendations
Emily & Ken
Emily & Ken says “**Coffee/Breakfast/Sweet treats*** If you dig coffee you will absolutely love this hipster cafe spot...” ·
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7. Robert's Western World
416 Broadway
229local recommendations
Lyric
Lyric says “Not a tourist trap bar like the rest on Broadway! Great live bands playing all night- what better to...” ·
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8. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
1892 Eastland Ave
213local recommendations
Jonelle And David
Jonelle And David says “We all have our favorite ice cream shops -- this one’s ours. Again, not a cheap place, but the ice c...” ·
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9. Rosepepper Cantina
1907 Eastland Ave
207local recommendations
Chandler
Chandler says “Winning numerous awards including Nashville's Best Mexican Restaurant and Best Margarita, for the 11...” ·
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10. Lockeland Table
1520 Woodland St
191local recommendations
Eryn
Eryn says “We LOVE Lockeland - the chef has been nominated for James Beard award a handful of times. Call for r...” ·
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11. Pinewood Social
33 Peabody St
186local recommendations
April
April says “My favorite location. EVERYTHING is delicious here. "Shook From The Gate" is my favorite drink here....” ·
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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
Christopher
Christopher says “Vegetarian without the judgement. Even folks who love cow, will love this wild cow! Tasty, affordabl...” ·
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15. Centennial Park
2500 West End Ave
216local recommendations
Mary
Mary says “Replica of the Parthenon building in Greece. There are more pieces of the real Parthenon in the Bri...” ·
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16. The 5 Spot
1006 Forrest Ave
161local recommendations
Geoff
Geoff says “Monday night dance party (swing dance 7-9, then Motown dance party). $2 Tuesdays with 45 min sets o...” ·
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17. The Bluebird Cafe
4104 Hillsboro Pike
164local recommendations
Kenneth
Kenneth says “Go if you can get tickets! I was extremely elated to score tickets to a show. This glorious cafe is ...” ·
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18. Edley’s Bar-B-Que
908 Main St
156local recommendations
Helen Gaye And Earl
Helen Gaye And Earl says “Everyone wants barbecue when they come to the South! Edley's does a great job of giving you what you...” ·
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19. Burger Up
2901 12th Ave S
146local recommendations
Amy
Amy says “If you fe.el like being "good" you can grab an awesome kale salad with salmon. The marathon burger (...” ·
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20. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
222 5th Ave S
276local recommendations
Letty
Letty says “Venture to the heart of country music, Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame®, for an up-close look...” ·
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21. Fido
1812 21st Ave S
143local recommendations
Lauren
Lauren says “Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee bar (They even serve beer!) Amazing food at a good price. Their cha...” ·
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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
Jeff
Jeff says “We have no shortage of coffee shops in the neighborhood, but Ugly Mugs is the best. Great coffee, a...” ·
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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
Marcus
Marcus says “Chef Tandy Wilson, Best Chef Southeast, James Beard 2016. Consistently delicious Italian-inspired fo...” ·
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26. Two Ten Jack- Nashville
1900 Eastland Ave
151local recommendations
Ashley
Ashley says “Izakaya style (traditional Japanese pub) with amazing food and sushi. Starters include gems like the...” ·
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27. 3 Crow Bar
1024 Woodland St
168local recommendations
Reservations
Reservations says “There’s always something going on at this bar, including their great trivia night every Thursday eve...” ·
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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
Marcus
Marcus says “They have a fantastic selection of local and regional beers, great sandwiches (vegetarian too), soft...” ·