Located just east of the river that connects East Nashville, Germantown, and Downtown Nashville, Drift has unobstructed views of the city skyline. Check out some of the best spots so you can live like a local.
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Casual, communal and contemporary are the vibes at Kisser, a no-reservation “homage to the Japanese kissaten.” This lunch only hotspot (Thursday to Monday, to be precise) features shared traditional plates plus a miso crème brulee dessert.
Fatbelly Pretzel

Fatbelly Pretzel Bakery & Deli

A farmers market favorite that's now a full blown bakery. Fatbelly's known for its sweet and savory vegan pretzels paired with inventive dipping sauces, but don't sleep on the deli's sandwiches and sweets.
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Classic coffee shop dishes, cozy ambiance and Aussie flair awaits at Hearts, an all-day coffee shop loved by locals with two locations in Nashville. Make sure to check out the signature drink selection and legendary breakfasts.
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Princes Hot chicken

A Nashville institution that's on everyone's hot list. Prince's fiery meets flavorful fried chicken has made it a Nashville must for decades and serves the best hot chicken in the city.
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St. Vito Facacceria

A taste of Italy in Nashville. This charming eatery specializes in authentic Sicilian cuisine, from handmade pastas to delectable desserts.
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cafe Roze

With its inviting atmosphere and expertly brewed coffee, Cafe Roze is the perfect spot to unwind, catch up with friends, or simply enjoy a moment of tranquility.

Mas Tacos Por Favor

A no-frills taqueria known for its Mexican cuisine made from scratch and loved by Guy Fieri. Make sure to order his favorites - holiday tamales, quinoa tacos and the pozole verde soup.
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Maiz de la Vida

Nashville's best food truck with a permanent outpost. Grab your favorites to go from the iconic taco truck out six days a week on Stratton Ave or check out the permanent location on Clarksville.
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Redheaded Stranger

A tex mex restaurant loved by locals that serves up everything from hatch green chiles to brisket all with a side of homemade tortillas. Dine in or take out and pay your respects to the legendary Willie Nelson, its namesake.
Rolf and Daughters restaurant

Rolf and Daughters

French-Italian fusion in an industrial-chic setting, Rolf and Daughters is known for farm-to-table cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
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Nashville's oldest dive with a burger that can't be beat. The casual, communal vibe gives Dino's that Nashville neighborhood energy you're looking for.
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Dozen Bakery

Bakery delight awaits in Wedgewood-Houston, crafting delectable pastries and artisanal bread in a cozy space — rooted in quality, community and integrity.
Proper Bagel

Proper Bagel

A taste of NYC in Nashville. With handcrafted bagels and artisanal spreads, this bakery + market in 12 South creates a delightful breakfast experience in a modern, minimal setting.


Known for dumplings and kakigori - Japanese shaved ice - Locust delivers a minimal aesthetic with maximum flavor.
Thai food

Deg Thai

Savor authentic, award-winning Thai flavors in Midtown. This "Best of Nashville" and "Best Fried Rice" winner invites guests to experience Thailand's culinary heritage in a vibrant atmosphere.
Asian food

Xiao Bao

This no-frills, no reservations Charleston transplant is known for pan-Asian comfort food and the secret, private Karaoke room for groups of six.
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Fox Bar

Cozy East Nashville spot for craft cocktails and local brews, the perfect place for a nightcap where ambiance meets artisinal.
Elegy Coffee

Elegy Coffee

Come for the caffeine and stay for the creative community at one of Elegy's coffee shop-meets-gallery outposts — located in Germantown, East Nashville and Downtown.
Golden Pony

Golden Pony

A quirky Gulch gem where inventive craft cocktails are served with a side of nostalgia, complete with vintage arcade games.
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Southern Grist Brewing Co.

Raise a glass in East Nashville's beer haven that celebrates the city's innovative and unique local brew scene.
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Pearl Diver

A tropical tiki-inspired oasis in the heart of East Nashville with unmatched mixology and even more unmatched energy.
Urban Cowboy

Urban Cowboy

Good Tunes. Cold Drinks. Good Times is the motto at Urban Cowboy's Public House, the perfect blend of Bohemian and rustic.
Bode Sidebar


It's always a good time at Sidebar, where expert mixologists craft the perfect cocktails, even if you don't know what you're in the mood for.
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Old Glory

Step back in time at Old Glory, a boiler-room turned speakeasy complete with original 1920s fixtures. There's no sign, in true speakeasy fashion, so look for the golden triangle off Edgehill Avenue
Roberts Western World

Robert's Western World

A go-to destination for country music enthusiasts, this classic honkey tonk has it all. Neon signs, live music and a dance floor that never stops.
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No menu? No problem. At Attaboy the bartenders go off book and craft personalized cocktails based on your personal preferences.
Skulls Rainbow Room

Skulls Rainbow Room

Old world glamour meets new Nashville charm at this downtown destination. With smooth jazz, Prohibition-era ambiance and classic cocktails the elegance is unmatched at Skulls Rainbow Room.


Big Bar at Bastion is the place for a quirky cocktail. Sip on a Velvet Elvis or Professional Sleeper in the industrial space with nachos served everyday until midnight.
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Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry

The iconic venue in Nashville is the heart of country music, hosting legendary performances and showcasing the city's rich music history.
Cheekwood botanical garden

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Escape to the lush beauty of a botanical garden, with serene landscapes and inspiring art exhibitions in a tranquil setting.
Belle Meade

Belle Meade

Experience the city's past at this historical plantation with guided tours, chef-inspired food & wine Pairings, and bourbon tastings offered daily.
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Lieper's Fork

Discover a picturesque village retreat, featuring antique shops and local art in a quaint and charming setting.
Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium

AKA the "Mother Church of Country Music." This historic venue showcases legendary performances and timeless music in a house of worship built in 1892.
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Imogene + Willie

Imogene + Willie

A his & hers denim atelier that offers bespoke jeans and a unique shopping experience, celebrating craftsmanship and style.
Woodland Wine Merchant

Woodland Wine Merchant

East Nashville's curated selection of fine wines invites you to discover and indulge in unique varietals with a low-key vibe.