Everything You Need to Know About the Nashville Hipster Scene

In a day and age where oversized sweaters, wire glasses, and tiny potted succulents reign, the Nashville hipster scene is thriving. Between Nashville’s hipster bars and charmingly offbeat neighborhoods, there are many places to discover this lifestyle in Music City. Here are some of the trendiest spots in Nashville to see and be seen by the city’s native hipsters! 

There are so many ways to enjoy a trip to Tennessee’s coolest city! For a complete list of the locals’ favorite bars, restaurants, and off-the-beaten-path attractions, access our free Nashville Travel Guide today! It’s the area’s best resource for discovering the Nashville hipster scene (and so much more). 

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woman singing, indie music nashvilleVisit The Heart of Nashville’s Hipster Scene 

The East Nashville neighborhood is hands-down the most hipster-friendly borough in the city. East Nashville is a hotspot for young locals trying to make it big in Music City, as well as those who enjoy diverse, underground shows, great food, and cheap drinks. It’s the place to be if you’re looking to see Nashville through the eyes of a hipster! Here are the best spots to check out during your stay. 

Village Pub 

One of the best hipster bars in Nashville is Village Pub.  Here, you will discover a cozy log cabin setting and wrap-around porch perfect for al fresco dining and drinking. You’ll find that Southern craft beer pairs well with some delicious house-made pretzels! For something a little different, try the stuffed pretzel sandwich. 

The Pharmacy 

Move over, Husk: The Pharmacy, despite its sterile-sounding name, serves up some of the best food and beverages in East Nashville. Check out the incredible selection of craft beer and pure cane sugar sodas. Make sure to try a Tennessee-raised beef burger with handcrafted condiments at The Pharmacy, one of Nashville’s hipster restaurants! 

Old Made Good 

In addition to visiting East Nashville’s restaurants and bars, you’ll want to pop in Old Made Good, a Music City thrift store reimagined. Find needlepoint pieces, handmade jewelry, and much more in this quirky shop. 

Barista Parlor Nashville 

What’s a Nashville hipster scene list without at least one local coffee shop? Our favorite is Barista Parlor in East Nashville. Walk inside and see the giant garage doors that allow for an open-air vibe. Sit on reclaimed wood bar stools and sip on an Instagram-worthy, handcrafted latte. What could be finer? 

Pinewood Social 

Pinewood Social is one of the trendiest hangout spots in all of Nashville. Whether you are trying to work remotely and need a latte for an afternoon pick-me-up, or you want to hang out with friends at the pool or the bowling alley, Pinewood Social is the best spot. 

Mercy Lounge 

Everyone knows about Nashville’s vibrant music scene, but if you’re trying to move away from the country music crowds at the popular honkytonks, try Mercy Lounge. This hipster hot spot is on Cannery Row, a mecca for indie-rock music lovers! The rustic atmosphere is perfect for a night of live music and good vibes. 

hipster inspired brick wall vacation rental in nashvilleWhere to Stay for a Taste of the Nashville Hipster Scene! 

Want to stay a few nights in true Nashville hipster style? If so, you’ll want to select a private vacation rental in East Nashville or downtown Nashville over a hotel! Playlist Properties offers the highest quality homes ideal for traveling groups. 

Grab your friend group and book a beautiful accommodation like the Downtown Luxury Loft today! This posh rental features three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and premium amenities like a private elevator, lounge area, pool table, and original brick walls for the perfect vibe.  

In East Nashville, you will discover our Music City Scene. This home boasts a modern interior and room for up to 12 people. It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and is within walking distance of restaurants, bars, and even an ice cream shop! 

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