Everything in BOLD is a personal favorite of mine.



Winner’s (live music)

Loser’s (live music)

Red Door

Broadway Brewhouse

Kung Fu (games and shit)

Clyde’s (games and shit)

Patterson House (speak easy)

Tin Roof

Play (gay dance club)


Printer’s Alley is way better than anything on Broadway

Tootsies (live music)

Robert’s  (live music)

Layla’s  (live music)


Pinewood Social (bowling, restaurant)

East Nashville:

Red Door (East, yes, there’s two)

3 Crow (one of my favs)

Rosemary Beauty Queen (great patio, in an old house)

The 5 Spot (live music)

Pearl Diver (fancy pants)

Urban Winery (my friend Rebecca Works here)

Lipstick Lounge (Lesbian karaoke bar)

Duke’s (late night hang, awesome sandwiches)

Dino’s (late night hang, ok burgers)

The Cobra (Rock n roll dive)

Vinyl Tap (record store/bar)

Urban Cowboy (fancyish, inside & outside bar/patio, bar food outside)

Dee’s (way out in Madison, 25 min drive from downtown)

Turn One (rough dive, toothless hillbillies in there, karaoke, beer only)

American Legion (live music honky tonkin’ on Tuesdays)

North Nashville:

The Palace (live music, honky tonk vibes)

South Nashville:

Twin Kegs (beer only)
Santa’s (karaoke, beer only)



If you’re going to fuck with hot chicken, (which I don’t recommend at all, because it’s just fried chicken and a shit ton of cayenne) and if you’re into pain and food combo, DO NOT go to Hattie B’s or Pepperfire or any of that bullshit. Go to either of these places:

• Bolton’s (hot chicken)

• Prince’s (hot chicken)

Now if you want good/real food, go to these places:

• Husk (reservation only) - $$

• Mas Tacos - $

• Baja Burrito - $

• Arnold’s (Meat & Three) - $

• Bricktops - $$$

• Rosepepper (Best Margarita’s, food kinda sucks) - $

• Mitchell’s Deli - $

• Butcher & Bee (reservation only) - $$$

• El Tapatio (mexican dive restaurant) - $

• Five Points Pizza - $

• The Yellow Porch - $$

• Peg Leg Porker (the only bbq I’ll eat in Nashville) - $

• Pharmacy (burgers/soda fountain) - $$

• Pinewood Social - $$

• The Southern Steak & Oyster - $$$

• Eastern Peak - $$

• Pancake Pantry (be prepared to wait in line) - $$

• Germantown Cafe - $$$

• Taco Mamacita - $$

• Burger Up - $$

• Smiling Elephant (Thai) - $

• Cityhouse - $$$