Daniel Houghton

Nashville Favorites

16 places · Public

Ryman Auditorium

Concert Venue in Nashville

What else is there to say? The Ryman is the mother church of country music. Find an excuse to go see this thing, no matter who's playing.

Kimbro's Pickin' Parlor

Live Music in Franklin

My friends describe Kimbro's as "a house party you were not invited to" and that's a pretty honest description. After everything else closes in Franklin, Kimbro's will still be kicking. There are guitars on the wall for you to pick up and play as well as a fantastic out of tune piano to accompany.

Arrington Vineyards


Where Nashville goes to pretend to be wine people. It's a little out of town but the drive is beautiful and the wine is great. Owned by Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn fame, this place is awesome when the weather is nice.

Whiskey Kitchen

Pub in Nashville

You really can't go wrong here while waiting for your reservation at one of the many nearby places to eat.

Patterson House

Cocktail Bar in Nashville

There's a secret password to skip the line (which is always long, if only for effect) but I can't tell you what it is.

CMA Music Festival

Music in Nashville

This is the four days when Nashville is putting on its best show. Clear your calendar and don't miss it. The whole town goes wild and most of the activities outside the main concerts at night are free.

White's Mercantile

Gifts & Souvenirs in Nashville

My personal favorite gift shop in town.

Top-end price

Sheraton Nashville Downtown

hotel in Nashville

Close to Broadway and as the review says, a stunning renovation.

Budget price

San Antonio Taco Co

Tex-Mex in Nashville

I can't help it this place is so damn good. My friend saw Taylor Swift here once... so good luck! Tacos are cheap and SO good.

Mid-range price


Sushi in Nashville

My favorite Sushi in town. Not wildly expensive but not cheap either. Awesome vibe that works for date night or a business dinner. Across the street is Whiskey Kitchen for either pregame activity or a night cap. Last time I was here I saw Thomas Rhett. :)

Top-end price

Lockeland Table

Modern American in Nashville

About the only reason I will go to East Nashville. This place is tiny so call ahead for a reservation. Everything is good. Best seat in the house for dinner is at the bar.

Mid-range price

City House

Southern US in Nashville

The only thing I really like in Germantown (currently). Awesome food and neat atmosphere.

Budget price

Edley's Bar-B-Que

Barbecue in Nashville

You can do what you want for BBQ in this town and there are a lot of options, but I wouldn't waste time anywhere else. The 12 South neighborhood is worth seeing with tons of places to shop, grab food or have a drink.

Budget price

Hattie B's

Southern US in Nashville

There is a war in town over where the best "hot chicken" is and my opinion is that Hattie B's has won. Be careful not to get something too hot. A friend of mine went as hot as possible; they made him sign a waver and let's just say it hurt him.

Acme Feed & Seed

Bar in Nashville

It's honestly the only non-country bar on Broadway. Rooftop view is a must see.

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

Honky-Tonk in Nashville

This is a must see. 4 stages across 4 levels. You can't go wrong.