by: Tavia Melhus
Nashville is an enchanting southern city; there is something for everyone. An evening in Nashville can be as casual or upscale as you want it to be?
Are you looking for a casual night out on the town?
Start at The Pharmacy in East Nashville, a popular dinner destination for locals and tourists. Make sure to try one of their famous milkshakes with your burger! If the weather is nice, eating in the Beer Garden gives you a view of the historic neighborhood.
Make your way across the river to the new Sounds Stadium and hang out in the Adult game area named the Band Box while you take in a AAA Baseball game as the sun sets. There they have corn hole, foosball tables, entertaining fans, and a full bar.
After the game, cross over to Midtown on Division Street and visit Kung Foo Salon, ReBar or Winners and Losers to grab a beer with locals. Country stars such as Chris Young and Chris Stapleton have been known to hang out and have a beer on occasion and these places stay open for the late-night crowd.
Are you wanting to glam it up for a night or celebrate a special occasion?
For the ladies, make an appt at The Dry House and leave feeling like a movie star. This is where the country music women can be found prepping for a night out, so you may end up sitting next to someone you recognize. Gentlemen, check out The Board Room (There are 2 locations) for a shaving experience you won’t soon forget. Titans players frequent the men’s salon and you will love their straight shave packages. (You get free beer too!)
Make dinner reservations at the hottest place in town: House of Cards. (There is a dress code) Located downtown below the Johnny Cash museum, it is a once in a lifetime experience! Once you have checked in, you will ride an elevator down to a catacomb of magic. This isn’t just a fancy dinner- there are magicians at tables throughout the restaurant serving you entertainment while you enjoy pre-dinner signature cocktails. The atmosphere is unique and delightful! You can’t go wrong with any choice on the menu, but the steak is A+! After dinner you are treated to a magic show in the adjoining room by celebrity magicians.
To cap the night off, ride through Music Row and find yourself at The Patterson House. It’s a secret Speakeasy- you have to know about it to find it! It is located at the corner of Division Street and 18th Avenue South. When you walk in, you will be greeted and then led through heavy velvet curtains; transported to Nashville in the 1920s. The room is dimly lit, which only adds to the secrecy and allure. The décor is sexy and period specific. The cocktails are hand crafted and are an art form within themselves. Enjoy a late- night snack from their menu while you relax in their comfy booths and sip a cocktail you will never find anywhere else.