This Is Your Ultimate Guide to the Downtown District Nashville

The Downtown District Nashville

There are so many neighborhoods and communities in Nashville with different traits and styles, but have you experienced the Downtown District Nashville? This unique area is a combination of three historic districts in Downtown Nashville. It includes Broadway, 2nd Avenue/ Riverfront, and the world-famous Printers Alley. Combined, these three make up the ultimate Music City destination with vibrant attractions, exciting nightlife, and delicious food!

Before we zoom into the best of the Downtown District Nashville, make sure to check out our free Vacation Guide! It includes everything you need to know when creating your Nashville itinerary from honky-tonks to museums to foodie hot spots. Take a look for yourself!


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Where to Eat in the Downtown District of Nashville

After feasting on Southern fare, switch it up with a Southwestern fiesta! For the best tacos combined with a trendy, hipster environment, make your way to Bakersfield Tacos! You can treat yourself to authentic mole and Mahi fish tacos, paired with a Bakersfield Margarita!

Feast your tastebuds to the best staples of the South at The Southern Steak and Oyster! It’s in the SoBro portion of the district. That’s just south of Broadway. The lively eatery offers some of the best southern fare with a New American twist. Try it yourself and indulge with a delicious beef brisket, rack of lamb, or the classic shrimp n’ grits!

If you’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey (as Chris Stapleton would say), head over to Whiskey Kitchen. This rocker-style eatery has an amazing selection of wood-fired pizzas and southern classics to go with their whiskeys, bourbons, ryes, and scotches!

Where to Drink in the Downtown District of Nashville

Take a trip to the wild, wild west, and have a cold beer at Doc Holliday's Saloon. This country gem is tucked around the corner from Broadway on 2nd Avenue. You can enjoy live country music from the top of a wooden, spiral staircase as talented local artists take the stage.

Is it happy hour yet? If you find yourself counting down the hours to a cold beer or mixed drink, it’s time to make your way to The District Bar and Kitchen at Hotel Indigo. This chic lounge offers delicious fruity cocktails, craft beer, and upscale pub fare to go along with an evening of incredible live music.

Feel like you’ve hit rock bottom? Don’t worry. There’s a brewery for that! Rock Bottom Brewery and Kitchen is an upscale brewpub with delicious food and beer. The best way to experience Broadway’s only brewery is, of course, by trying their beer on tap! They have a great selection of blonde ales, dark ales, barrel-aged beers, and more!

Where to Go Out in the Downtown District of Nashville

A trip to Nashville isn’t complete without a trip to the famous Honky Tonk Highway. Here, you’ll find iconic Nashville attractions like Ryman AuditoriumThe Johnny Cash Museum, and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. The ultimate night (or day) of bar-hopping awaits as you take on a row of lively bars and music venues with the most legendary musical performances! The music starts mid-morning every day so you can start early!

Attention, all gamers! Long gone are the Saturday nights of staying in to play video games. Head out with your crew to Headquarters Beercade Nashville for a drink or two as you battle your friends with the best, vintage arcade games! Sip on a Bad & Boozy, Blue Kids on the Block, or Don’t Grow Up, It’s a Trap, to add a splash of fun!

Social butterflies need to come out to Pinewood Social, a trendy, industrial-style hangout spot. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can come for some food, a cocktail, or remote work. Then, take a break for bowling or a dip in the swimming pool!

Where to Stay in the Downtown District Nashville

We offer an incredible selection of The District Nashville vacation rentals in The Quarters, right in the heart of the Downtown District! The historic building on 2nd street features gorgeous brick walls and 12-foot ceilings. Plus, you can enjoy outstanding views of Cumberland River or Downtown Nashville!

Reserve the Loft on 2nd and experience Music City in style! This rental is pet-friendly, and you’ll have access to incredible amenities like access to an offsite conference room, an onsite wine, and spirits store, and a washer and dryer. Plus, you can walk to so many Nashville attractions, so you won’t need to worry about parking.
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