During your trip to Music City, save time to explore The Arcade Nashville downtown. Be aware that you will not find rows of retro video games here. Instead, you can browse rows of shops, restaurants, and art galleries within a stunningly beautiful structure. Ensure your visit is a memorable one with vital information on the historic venue, events, and restaurants.
Built over a century ago and modeled after a famous building in Italy, The Arcade Nashville will surely add to your cultural experience while visiting downtown Nashville, TN. Download our free Travel Guide for a complete outline of additional activities and must-see attractions!
Visiting the Arcade Nashville
Marvel at the Structural Design and Artwork
Nashville may be renowned for its musical history and culture, but you can also find an abundance of locations that appeal to your visual senses as well! The Arcade Nashville was designed with similar features to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Arcade in Milan. Bring a camera to snap some pictures in front of Palladian facade entrances. Also, you can walk inside and take a look at the impressive glass roof. You might have to occasionally remind yourself that you’re not actually in Italy!
For an additional rare opportunity, schedule your vacation to include a weekend when the arcade is hosting an event for the First Saturday Art Crawl through Nashville. Enjoy refreshments and artistic discussion in the city’s most popular art galleries on the first Saturday of each month. Whether you’re an experienced art critic or just looking for a fun way to spend a night, the First Saturday Art Crawl is a great option. It’s completely free and is held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Refuel at Unique Restaurants
If you’ve spent the day shopping or working up an appetite at a local show downtown, The Arcade offers a variety of restaurants to satisfy your hunger. Choose from over 20 places for food and drinks throughout its two floors. One of the best places to eat on Church Street in Nashville, experience delicious breakfast food all day as well as mimosas and Bloody Marys at 417 Union. Their fascinating decor and war memorabilia provide a one-of-a-kind environment to enjoy a meal before resuming the rest of your Nashville adventures. If breakfast isn’t your favorite meal of the day, stop by for their lunch and dinner options as well!
Other Great Places to Visit
While you are in the area, be sure to check out some of our other favorite places in Nashville:
- Game Galaxy Arcade
- Headquarters Beercade
- Robert’s Western World
- Grand Ole Opry
- Country Music Hall of Fame
- Belle Meade Plantation
Enjoy Accommodations That Exceed Expectations
Nashville is a hub of culture and excitement just waiting to be experienced. Enjoy impressive accommodations at optimal lodging locations for easy access to everything the city has to offer. Playlist Properties offers several options in the downtown area, including our cozy Artists Loft in the Entertainment District that’s within walking distance to many popular spots.
Get an authentic downtown Nashville experience when you visit The Arcade Nashville. Check our availability and select from Playlist Properties’ list of excellent rentals to plan your trip to the city today!