This past week I was able to have a blast in Nashville with my best friend and some other awesome ladies! Taylor decided she wanted to go to Nashville for her 30th birthday & we were all on board!
We started off our trip eating a great breakfast at Nadeens! I had a chicken biscuit and it was amazing. They were also super nice & accommodating about us bring all our suitcases inside.
Then we headed to Sarah’s (who lives local) to drop off our bags. We went for mimosas and MORE food at Hopsmith Tavern. They had a great deal of 2 bottles of Champaign for $35 and you get to choose your juice. After having a mimosa with pineapple juice I’m never having an orange one again! Next stop was Rebar, a fun mostly outdoor bar where I tried my first Bushwacker! Apparently this is a popular drink in Nashville, I’d call it like a chocolate milkshake with rum in it.
We were finally able to check into our AirBnB at 4 and it was PERFECT! Great location, close to everything we wanted to do. It slept 10 people and there was only 7 of us so we each got our own bed. It was a townhome/condo and it had a lovely porch that was nice to chill out on in the evenings. This home had 3 levels so if you’re not good with stairs this one is not for you. That’s one thing I will say, Nashville was full of STAIRS. You can find the home to rent it for yourself HERE.
The best trip planner ever(Anna) had groceries delivered to the house the day of and we had tacos! We had a reservation for the Nashville Tractor at 9 so we headed that way next! I’d probably classify this as a redneck party bus. A bunch of people pile onto this wagon type thing pulled by a tractor and you ride around downtown Nashville drinking and dancing. It was a blast! We got 2 buckets of drinks which had 6 Truly’s each I think and they cost $90. They only had beer, wine, & seltzers so keep this and the drink costs in mind when booking. The tractor itself was $35 a person.
Monday we went to the Arrington Vineyards. We were blessed with PERFECT weather for the day. Their wine was amazing. My favorite flavors were the Honeysuckle & Blackberry. I prefer sweet wines so I also tried the sweet wine sampler. You can only purchase 1 sampler per person and then you have to purchase bottles. They have wine, cheese & crackers there but it’s like it would be at the grocery store so I’d recommend bringing your own cheese board. Dinner was at Pinewood Social. Food was great, if you go definitely get the fried broccoli. I also tried their swizzle drink & it was delicious. The service was a bit slow but they said they were understaffed that night. We were lucky enough to get a reservation at Dolly’s White Limozeen rooftop bar at The Graduate Hotel! If I had a lavish home come to life it would be this hotel. Everything was glam & pink and just SO cute. The rooftop bar has a great view of the city and a giant pink sculpture of Dolly’s head which was just so cool. We had the Fancy Nancy Jello shots & they were tasty & super cute. I also had the Queen of the Rodeo drink which was delicious.
The other bars we visited were: Dierks Bentley, Kid Rock, & Nudies. Dierks & Kid Rock had great live music and a very chill drink & listen to music type vibe. Nudies had a rooftop dance floor and of course that was my favorite spot. I haven’t danced at any type club in years and while I’ve still got moves I’m also still sore 2 days later. #thisis30
For my Foodies: We ate at Hattie B’s- very good food- known for their hot chicken, they also have a rum & coke slushie which was delicious. We had BBQ at Martins- this was disappointing because they were out of pulled pork and brisket so I ended up with chicken nachos. These were good just not what I was looking for. We got donuts at Five Daughters, super cute place and the donuts are different than any others I’ve ever had. There was a cute coffee shop near our house that we walked to with great coffee’s and pastries called 8th & Roast.
We had an amazing trip! Please comment any questions you have and let me know what your favorite Nashville spot is!!
***A few things to note: they have a liquor tax and it adds a lot to your bill everywhere you go. Bars are open until 1am but you can’t get in anywhere after 12am. If you are nervous about Covid Nashville is NOT the place for you. ***