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Top Choice Modern American in Wedgewood-Houston & South Nashville

Bastion

Bastion's nondescript entrance – within the eminently cool bar of the same name inside historic Houston Station – is shrugged off by most as an exit or a bathroom. But behind that sliding door hides a choose-your-ow…
Top Choice Museum in Downtown

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Fresh off $100 million expansion (in 2014) and its 50th anniversary (in 2017), this monumental museum, reflecting the near-biblical importance of country music to Nashville's soul, is a must-see, whether you're a co…
Top Choice International in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Catbird Seat

For the 22 lucky diners perched around his open kitchen, chef Ryan Poli choreographs an unforgettable 10-course dining experience with his impeccably polished cast and crew. Be prepared to interact with Poli and his…
Top Choice Southern US in Downtown

Husk

Set in a Victorian house overlooking downtown and the river, Husk provides an authentic, farm-to-table Southern food experience. It offers a daily changing menu that showcases regional foods and traditional preparat…
Top Choice European in Germantown & North Nashville

Rolf & Daughters

The epicenter of Germantown's foodie revival is this stunning kitchen run by Belgian chef Philip Krajeck, whose earthy pastas, rustic sauces and seasonally changing 'modern peasant food' will stand your taste buds o…
Top Choice Music in Downtown

Third Man Records

In a still-industrial slice of downtown you'll find Jack White's boutique record label, shop and novelty lounge, complete with its own lathe and live venue. It sells mostly Third Man recordings on vinyl and CD, coll…
Top Choice Art in Downtown

Hatch Show Print

One of the oldest letterpress print shops in the USA, Hatch has been using old-school, hand-cut blocks to print its bright, iconic posters since vaudeville. The company has produced graphic ads and posters for almos…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Old Glory

A towering smokestack rises altar-like in a corner of this steampunk speakeasy. Tucked off an alley inside Edgehill Village, the space was a laundromat boiler room in the 1930s. Today the exposed brick, industrial p…
Top Choice Coffee in Germantown & North Nashville

Barista Parlor

Marked by large retractable doors and a lofty industrial ceiling, this smart java bar is the newest – and surely the hippest – member of the Barista Parlor family. Just look at those wooden coffee menus, the concret…
Top Choice Coffee in Downtown

Barista Parlor

Nashville's best artisan coffeehouse has enlisted an old stereo shop in the Gulch for its downtown location, but the exquisite espresso – courtesy of an $18,000 hand-built Slayer coffee machine – is every bit as mem…