Stay Heirloom's City Guide for Guests



The best of the best

Nashville may be known for its music scene, but the city has so much more to offer its visitors. Popular restaurants and exhibitions, like the Parthenon replica, draw people in from around the country.

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We’ve collected our top tips below so that you can get the most out of your trip and leave feeling like a local.

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must eat (savory)

Prince’s Hot Chicken— The Original

must eat (SWEET)

Bobbie’s Dairy Dip

must see

The Parthenon

Must visit

The Frist Museum

must experience

Santa’s Pub

must listen

The Station Inn

Nashville isn’t the only Southern city with great live music venues, but it’s definitely earned its title “Music City.” Even if country isn’t your forte, these spots feature artists of all genres, perfect for discovering new sounds.

THE TOP 5 country hits

And no, we don’t mean music.

1. Brooklyn Bowl

This isn’t your average bowling alley; with live music and great food, you won’t strike out here.

2. Basement East

This is your classic underground spot whose setlist is filled with a mix popular groups and newcomers. You’ll be on your feet the whole night! For fun and because it’s standing room only.

3. Bluebird Cafe

Iconic venue recognized for not only its performers, but its small size. Reservations are hard to come by, but necessary if you want a listen.

4. Marathon Music Works

Once an auto factory, now a lively listening space; this venue hosts concerts and events designed for a good time.

5. The Ryman Audiorium

Upholding its local nickname, “Mother Church of Country Music,” this famous location used to be home to The Grand Ole Opry, and still brings the heat today.


1. If you’re looking for an authentic Nashville music experience, look for the “singer/songwriter nights” at music cafes like Bluebird.

2. Broadway is more for honky-tonks and parties, so if you want a more low-key vibe head over to Five Points instead.

3. For cool, independent shopping boutiques, check out 12th Avenue South!

4. If you’re looking for a chill evening, Pine Woods Social is more than just a restaurant. Spend the night hanging out and bowling to your heart’s content.

5. Right outside the city, there’s Harpeth River that is perfect for canoeing and swimming.

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