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Old 07-12-2019, 12:13 PM
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I agree these are good ideas, but hit 400* Hot Chicken instead of Hattie B's if you want the best with no lines.

Also, go to Cheekwood for a nice walk in the gardens as well as a walk in Percy Warner Park or Radnor Lake for beautiful scenery.
We've only had Hattie B's for hot chicken, but locals seem to skip that in favor of Prince's (supposedly the original).

Some pretty good advice so far in this thread; I'd add Puckett's Grocery (Church St., downtown) for good old fashioned comfort food/BBQ. You might like looking around the gardens at the Opryland Hotel also (park at Opry Mills and walk to avoid $20 parking at the hotel). Peg Leg Porker in the Gulch is pretty good for BBQ, also. Supposedly Acme Feed & Seed is good too, but we've not been personally.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:44 PM
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OP, don't think because it is heading south that it will be cheap. I am from the philly area and have a home in Avalon/stone harbor area. pricing for drinks and such is equal to or higher in many cases, lol. I blow about 600 per day down there.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:46 PM
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:54 PM
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Bakersfield is a good place to grab a bite and a brew within walking distance of Broadway..
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Saw the Time Jumpers at this place when I was there, Vince Gill showed up and the food was very good too. Also Country Music Hall of Fame is worth a visit.
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My son was i n Nashville a couple of months ago for a bachelor party weekend, and a bunch of the attendees rented a house on AirBnB. When he got to his room, it was wallpapered with a SF Bay Area wallpaper, called "Bay Area Toile", with little pictures of Bay Area people:

- Joe Montana
- Restaurant owner Alice Waters (Berkeley)
- former KTVU News anchor Dennis Richmond
- East Bay rappers Mac Dre, E40, and Too Short (Too Short may not be from the East Bay - not sure)

https://www.2modern.com/products/bay...SABEgInVPD_BwE

He's a big fan of both the deceased Mac Dre and E40, and had to send me a text with a picture of the wallpaper.... Pretty odd coincidence!
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Eat at Demos'. Get the ribeye. Thank me later.

It's a block off Broadway.
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Originally Posted by MidLifeinMI View Post
We've only had Hattie B's for hot chicken, but locals seem to skip that in favor of Prince's (supposedly the original).

Some pretty good advice so far in this thread; I'd add Puckett's Grocery (Church St., downtown) for good old fashioned comfort food/BBQ. You might like looking around the gardens at the Opryland Hotel also (park at Opry Mills and walk to avoid $20 parking at the hotel). Peg Leg Porker in the Gulch is pretty good for BBQ, also. Supposedly Acme Feed & Seed is good too, but we've not been personally.
We're not renting a car so Lyft if we need to drive FTW
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OP, don't think because it is heading south that it will be cheap. I am from the philly area and have a home in Avalon/stone harbor area. pricing for drinks and such is equal to or higher in many cases, lol. I blow about 600 per day down there.
Should we just not go since we are not part of the 1% then?
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I do a lot of work travel to there, my company has a big office there & we have clients' business there as well. It's basically another Atlanta or Charlotte, big metro center with an infrastructure that's not caught up, so traffic is bad. There's a big foodie/music scene. It's not like the rest of TN, nobody who lives there is from there. They're all there from someplace else because lots of big employers are there. Bnking, professional services, tech, healthcare, and several of the "Big 4" managment consulting firms have a presence there.

Decent foodie/bar/music scene as others have said.

My advice is stay out during "bachelorette season" in late spring. It's become THE bachelorette destination for roving groups of 28 year old women. There was a big clash there this past spring because the NFL draft was there same time and the town's just not big enough for both of these big deals. Chicks swarming all over, forming big queues 100+ deep, for the popular selfie spots, like this mural of angel wings where you stand there & it looks like you have wings. Also lots of bar-cycles choking the roads, going WHOOO intermittently, playing Shania Twain full blast. LETS GO GIRLS!!! Then again maybe bachelorette season is JUST the time you want to go!
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We're not renting a car so Lyft if we need to drive FTW
You won't have any problem; Lyft and Uber are everywhere in NashVegas. You can get to all the Broadway/2nd bars & clubs by foot (they close those streets for pedestrian traffic only late on the weekends), but going to any of the other neighborhoods (East Nashville, the Gulch, 12 South, SoBro, West End, etc.), you'll probably want to Lyft it.
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We went there once for a long weekend and had a great time. Stayed at the Peabody, toured the city and went to the Grand Ole Opry.
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Should we just not go since we are not part of the 1% then?
not at all. I just wanted you to know. I have seen friends go there thinking it would be really cheap and end up running out of budget. its a fun place, lots of great music. I think anyone who likes that type of scene should go at least once or twice.
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Nashville is awesome if you like live country music. We visit 2x a year for 3-4 day weekends.
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Just don't head south on I-24 towards Alabama or Georgia. Your IQ will drop in half so you can blend in with the locals when you cross the state line .
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Take a walk through the Opryland Hotel. That place is so huge you can get lost in there.
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I have never driven just to Nashville, but drive through it to get to places further east. On one trip to the Smokey Mountains we decided to stay in Nashville on a Saturday night and went to the Grand Ole Opry(saw Dolly). Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express near the Opry, leaving our Corvettes at the motel and used their Mercedes van to go to Opry and return to the motel. Then on Sunday morning we went downtown to visit the Country Music Museum. I'm not into country music, but both were worth going to.
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Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole' Opry, General Jackson riverboat (dinner and show cruise), Gibson guitar factory (I'm not sure if it's still there)
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