Top things to do

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 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 American in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Grilled Cheeserie

Hurry up and wait for gussied up, gourmet versions of an American classic: the grilled cheese sandwich. It's done up here in versions so immensely satisfying, you'll forget a simpler version ever existed. Go for pim…
Top Choice Lebanese in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Epice

For an inviting and delicious respite after exploring the shops of 12 South, pop into this bright and sparkling Lebanese bistro. The highlight at lunch? The sandwiches, which are served with a hearty peasant salad a…
Top Choice Southern US in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Hattie B's

Hattie's may be the hipsterized, social-media savvy yin to Prince's Hot Chicken's off-the-grid yang, but if this isn't Nashville's best cayenne-rubbed 'hot' fried chicken, our name is mud. Perfectly moist, high-qual…
Top Choice Bakery in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Five Daughters Bakery

The famous 100-layer doughnut (it's actually 144, but who's counting?; $4.50) is a sight to behold. Part doughnut, part croissant, this beauty is rolled in sugar and glazed. Too bad its beauty evaporates in six deli…
Top Choice Cinema in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Belcourt Theatre

A true Nashville gem, this non-profit cinema showcases the best of independent, documentary, world, repertory and classic cinema 365 days a year. It's also one of the only movie houses chosen to be part of the Sunda…
Top Choice Barbecue in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Edley's Bar-B-Que

This barbecue joint, with its simple, down-home decor and some seriously great aromas wafting from the kitchen, is a Nashville staple. The pork platter is the obvious choice: meat that melts in your mouth and a pepp…
Clothing in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Label

Where do Nashville's musicians shop for up-to-the-minute duds? The Label, where a mural-sized skull is the backdrop for jeans, vests, hip neckties and three racks of lady fashions. The shop's Whiskey Jam tees spotli…
Landmark in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Historic RCA Studio B

One of Music Row's most historic studios, this is where Elvis, the Everly Brothers and Dolly Parton all recorded numerous hits, the latter doing a little more than that, once arriving late to a session and accidenta…