There are tons of things to do and see within walking distance of Music City Center. During ETCH, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a night on the town during our Nash Bash on Tuesday night. Here are a few of our favorite places to eat and hang out in downtown Nashville.
Assembly Food Hall at Fifth + Broadway
Nashville’s largest rooftop with 30 eateries and 3 stages make for a unique food court experience.
Acme Feed & Seed
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 culinary and entertainment space, The Acme invites guests to experience an entirely new Lower Broadway.
The Diner is a six story, 24-hour restaurant that boasts six unique floors, each with gorgeous views of downtown. The chef-driven menu features everything from traditional breakfast fare and lunch specialties to mouth-watering steaks, seafood, Southern home-style dishes, Italian classics, freshly shucked oysters, and sushi. With floor to ceiling windows, their chic dining rooms are guaranteed to wow.
Known for its delectable donuts, Donut Distillery serves up its famous mini treats daily. The bakery, originally founded as a mobile food truck, offers flavors like Whiskey Glaze, Frosted Fruity and Death by Chocolate—unexpected and yet, oh-so-tasty.
The Escape Game
Do you have what it takes to escape? Walk down to 3rd Ave. and choose from four differently themed immersive games. You’ll be given 60 minutes to locate and solve clues with your teammates that will allow you to escape from your themed environment. This is team building at its best! (Tickets required.)
Gaylord Opryland Resort (car required)
Walk around the 9-acres of stunning gardens and tree-tall waterfalls inside the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. It’s free to visit, but not to park. Pro Tip: Park at Opry Mills Mall for free and make the short walk over to the hotel.
George Jones Museum
This museum celebrating the life of the legendary George Jones is open until 8:00 pm daily. Food and live music are available in the rooftop restaurant.
Grand Ole Opry (car required)
On Tuesday night, Oct. 4th you can see the show that made country music famous! The Grand Ole Opry is a live performance show that brings rising talent, superstars, and country legends together on stage every week, along with great bluegrass, family-friendly comedy, and more. The Opry is never rehearsed, and never the same show twice. Be a part of the excitement live in person at the Opry House for a night of country music, performances, and a few surprises. (7pm, tickets required.)
Honky Tonk Highway
Lower Broadway is home to the iconic strip of rollicking honky tonks (live music venues). Stroll along and stop in to enjoy live music every day and no cover charge.
Proudly serving barbecue from “pit to plate,” Jack’s Bar-B-Que offers Tennessee pork shoulder, Texas beef brisket, smoked turkey, Texas sausage, St. Louis-style ribs, smoked chicken, and Southern cuisine. Plus, choose from any of their six award-winning sauces.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Made from scratch and impossibly smooth, Jeni’s is pure ice cream perfection with unique flavors and traditional favorites.
Legendairy Milkshake Bar
The Legendairy Milkshake Bar features twists on the traditional milkshake. Their menu is divided into four categories — Signature Shakes, Create Your Own Shake, Kid’s Shakes, and Create Your Own Scooped Treats.
Loveless Café (car required)
A true Nashville institution. For more than 65 years, the Loveless Cafe has been offering families and friends a place where they can enjoy a scratch-made Southern meal and reconnect with each other around the table. Southern Living even named the Loveless Cafe one of the “Five Must-See Sights in Nashville.” We can guarantee you’ll never find a better biscuit!
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint is a big roadhouse-style eatery known for its BBQ, with chicken, tacos, and burgers. Beyond their dining room, they have a massive section in the back with seating, games, and a stage for live music.
Merchants is a lively three-floor restaurant in the heart of downtown. Their bistro boasts comfortable food and impeccable service. Merchants’ second floor is open for lunch and dinner, but with a different vibe and menu that is fancier and more upscale.
Monell’s in Germantown (car required)
Southern classics and comfort foods, piled high on serving plates and shared family-style with your neighbors. The set price menu changes daily but is always delicious. Includes meats, vegetables, and salads of the day, plus drink and dessert. You’ll “Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends.”
A trendy restaurant, comfortable coffee shop, welcoming workspace, and a bowling alley all in one. Pinewood Social is a place to be morning, noon, and night!
Prince’s Hot Chicken
Bursting with heat and flavor, there’s nothing better than the original Nashville hot chicken.
Puckett’s has built a name hosting live, local musical acts and serving Southern staples. Authentic comfort food classics, like the meat & 3 specials and their famous slow-smoked BBQ, in a laid-back and downhome atmosphere.
A modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and flat-top Vienna Beef dogs (no hormones or antibiotics), spun-fresh frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, and more.
Slim & Husky’s
A Nashville favorite, Slim & Husky’s is an artisan pizza shop with a love for hip-hop culture, locally sourced ingredients, and building community.
The Station Inn is a music listening room in The Gulch area of Nashville. Every night features some of the best bluegrass, classic country, Americana, and roots music in the world. Every seat is near enough to the stage to see the sweat and feel the notes right from the instrument. Good food. Great music. All Nashville. (Tickets required.)
Top Golf (car required)
Grab your team and head over to Top Golf for a team building experience like no other. In a unique blend of sport and entertainment, you’ll select a game, take aim at giant outfield targets, and then sit back as the high-tech golf balls score themselves. You can even order food while you’re playing. (Tickets required / Walk-ups welcome.)