Unique Things to Do in Nashville
Tired of doing the same ole' stuff in Nashville every weekend? This guide will give you some cool, different, and unique things for you to do in and around Nashville that you may have never heard of.
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Places to Eat

Looking for places to eat that you'd never heard of? Here are some of my top recommendations for places to grab a bite and feel the vibes. 

Redheaded Stranger
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Redheaded Stranger is in East Nashville and is an absolute GEM. The vibes here are high, with delicious food and drinks. You can mix and match different tacos, order a crunchwrap, or even a burger. Something that's different about this place is you can order queso and guac, but they serve it with soft tortillas. NO CHIPS. While you are there, be sure to try the Dr. Pepper Hot sauce and ask for a mixture of the Mango (has a nice lil kick to it) and Strawberry margaritas!
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Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint Germantown
@travelwithkenzc
If you love a good smash burger, you HAVE to go to Jack Brown's (specifically the Germantown location because it's just... better). Not only do they have just your basic cheeseburger, they have several speciality burgers as well. I highly recommend the Cobra Kai (burger topped with cream cheese, jalepeno jelly, and pickled jalepenos). If you are there, you better be dipping your fries in the house made JB sauce!!
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Degthai
@travelwithkenzc
If you are into Thai food, then you better check this place out. Starting out as a food truck, this restaurant has brought itself global attention and now has it's own location in Nashville off Nolensville Rd. They like to call it "street food." One of their most popular items is Red Curry.
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Village Pub and Beer Garden
@travelwithkenzc
This place is so SICK. Come enjoy a draft beer and delicious meal at Village Pub. Not only is there food delicious, they have a huge selection of draft beers and specialty cocktails. They have lots of outdoor space for seating so it's a great spot for the summer. They are most known for their stuffed pretzel sandwiches.
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Rosepepper Cantina
@travelwithkenzc
If you live in or around Nashville, you've probably heard of or eaten at Rosepepper. It's a gem that I could not pass up including. The thing that keeps me coming back to the Rosepepper is the queso and those house margs. They make their margaritas fresh daily, with freshly squeezed lime juice (none of that extra sugary mixes). Which, if you are wondering, makes them much stronger.
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Next up - The Main Event

These next few suggestions are for things to do, things to see, and places to go for some fun. 

Game Terminal
@travelwithkenzc
Game Terminal is a place where you can go play on the pinball machines, race on Mario Cart, or go outside for some giant jenga or ping pong. They do serve food here if you want to grab an app or a drink.
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The Rabbit Hole VR
@travelwithkenzc
The Rabbit Hole VR is a virtual reality arcade. I mean COME ON. You can play solo or with friends. They have 30+ different games of all types. Play in the arcade or free roam arena. This is an experience unlike no other that is a must try.
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cecret
@travelwithkenzc
Cecret is a contemporary art gallery that also doubles as a speakeasy. Go check out their instagram to find an exhibition you can go check out while enjoying a cocktail.
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Eastside Bowl
@travelwithkenzc
Eastside bowl is the best combination of bowling, arcade games, and live music. They have a schedule posted on their website where you can find all the events they have posted. They have a super cool concept called "Hyperbowling" where you are not only bowling, but playing arcade type games with goals to meet at the same time. Check this place out!!
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Paddywax Candle Bar
@travelwithkenzc
There is nothing that I love more than a CANDLE. So what could make it better? Creating your own candle with your own scent. At Paddywax, you get the unique opportunity to create your own candles, decide the scent, the color and also BYOB!!!
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American Paint Hat Co.
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If you are a hat person, this is the PLACE FOR YOU!! American Paint allows you to create your own hat from start to finish. You get to pick from all shapes, colors, and accessories to make the hat of your DREAMS.
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Last stop - DRINKS!

To end the day, everyone wants to relax with a cocktail. These bars are some of my favorite gems in and around Nashville. 

Attaboy
@travelwithkenzc
This is a UNIQUE bar experience. They don't even have a cocktail menu posted so you just have to wait and see the best options when you get there! It's a small little spot, so it is first come first serve. They do allow you to put your name on a waiting list and circle back when it's your turn. The vibes are HIGH here!
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Greenhouse Bar
@travelwithkenzc
What's better than a bar... IN A GREENHOUSE?! This bar/restaurant is in a literal greenhouse. Plants EVERYWHERE. A plant ladies dream. Not only is the atmosphere amazing, the cocktails are top-notch.
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SandBar Nashville
@travelwithkenzc
The absolute best summer bar in Nashville. Not only does this bar have a stellar cocktail list, where you can get a cocktail in a literal coconut, they are famous for their juice pouches (adult only of course). While you are here with all your friends, you can reserve one of the volleyball courts and have a quick round!
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Rosemary & Beauty Queen
@travelwithkenzc
One of my all time favorite places to take people who have never heard of it. From the outside looking in, you see a little yellow house. Once inside, you've got disco balls, flashing lights, and incredible vibes. The cocktails here are amazing, notably the Espresso martini. Come hang out on the back patio with a drink and some friends.
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The Golden Door
@travelwithkenzc
The Golden Door is a bar experience like no other. Located inside an old house, you walk into a groovy and psychedelic vibe. Make sure if you are there, you go check out the discoball room - you won't regret it.
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Chopper
@travelwithkenzc
Chopper is a tiki-bar in the heart of East Nashville. The cocktail menu here is extensive, and if you're hungry for a quick bite, they have a mexican cuisine menu available to you to try some yummy food.
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Unique Things to Do in Nashville
Tired of doing the same ole' stuff in Nashville every weekend? This guide will give you some cool, different, and unique things for you to do in and around Nashville that you may have never heard of.
17 Places • 1 Save • ago
Free

Places to Eat

Looking for places to eat that you'd never heard of? Here are some of my top recommendations for places to grab a bite and feel the vibes. 

Redheaded Stranger
@travelwithkenzc
Redheaded Stranger is in East Nashville and is an absolute GEM. The vibes here are high, with delicious food and drinks. You can mix and match different tacos, order a crunchwrap, or even a burger. Something that's different about this place is you can order queso and guac, but they serve it with soft tortillas. NO CHIPS. While you are there, be sure to try the Dr. Pepper Hot sauce and ask for a mixture of the Mango (has a nice lil kick to it) and Strawberry margaritas!
Add to
Details
Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint Germantown
@travelwithkenzc
If you love a good smash burger, you HAVE to go to Jack Brown's (specifically the Germantown location because it's just... better). Not only do they have just your basic cheeseburger, they have several speciality burgers as well. I highly recommend the Cobra Kai (burger topped with cream cheese, jalepeno jelly, and pickled jalepenos). If you are there, you better be dipping your fries in the house made JB sauce!!
Add to
Details
Degthai
@travelwithkenzc
If you are into Thai food, then you better check this place out. Starting out as a food truck, this restaurant has brought itself global attention and now has it's own location in Nashville off Nolensville Rd. They like to call it "street food." One of their most popular items is Red Curry.
Add to
Details
Village Pub and Beer Garden
@travelwithkenzc
This place is so SICK. Come enjoy a draft beer and delicious meal at Village Pub. Not only is there food delicious, they have a huge selection of draft beers and specialty cocktails. They have lots of outdoor space for seating so it's a great spot for the summer. They are most known for their stuffed pretzel sandwiches.
Add to
Details
Rosepepper Cantina
@travelwithkenzc
If you live in or around Nashville, you've probably heard of or eaten at Rosepepper. It's a gem that I could not pass up including. The thing that keeps me coming back to the Rosepepper is the queso and those house margs. They make their margaritas fresh daily, with freshly squeezed lime juice (none of that extra sugary mixes). Which, if you are wondering, makes them much stronger.
Add to
Details

Next up - The Main Event

These next few suggestions are for things to do, things to see, and places to go for some fun. 

Game Terminal
@travelwithkenzc
Game Terminal is a place where you can go play on the pinball machines, race on Mario Cart, or go outside for some giant jenga or ping pong. They do serve food here if you want to grab an app or a drink.
Add to
Details
The Rabbit Hole VR
@travelwithkenzc
The Rabbit Hole VR is a virtual reality arcade. I mean COME ON. You can play solo or with friends. They have 30+ different games of all types. Play in the arcade or free roam arena. This is an experience unlike no other that is a must try.
Add to
Details
cecret
@travelwithkenzc
Cecret is a contemporary art gallery that also doubles as a speakeasy. Go check out their instagram to find an exhibition you can go check out while enjoying a cocktail.
Add to
Details
Eastside Bowl
@travelwithkenzc
Eastside bowl is the best combination of bowling, arcade games, and live music. They have a schedule posted on their website where you can find all the events they have posted. They have a super cool concept called "Hyperbowling" where you are not only bowling, but playing arcade type games with goals to meet at the same time. Check this place out!!
Add to
Details
Paddywax Candle Bar
@travelwithkenzc
There is nothing that I love more than a CANDLE. So what could make it better? Creating your own candle with your own scent. At Paddywax, you get the unique opportunity to create your own candles, decide the scent, the color and also BYOB!!!
Add to
Details
American Paint Hat Co.
@travelwithkenzc
If you are a hat person, this is the PLACE FOR YOU!! American Paint allows you to create your own hat from start to finish. You get to pick from all shapes, colors, and accessories to make the hat of your DREAMS.
Add to
Details

Last stop - DRINKS!

To end the day, everyone wants to relax with a cocktail. These bars are some of my favorite gems in and around Nashville. 

Attaboy
@travelwithkenzc
This is a UNIQUE bar experience. They don't even have a cocktail menu posted so you just have to wait and see the best options when you get there! It's a small little spot, so it is first come first serve. They do allow you to put your name on a waiting list and circle back when it's your turn. The vibes are HIGH here!
Add to
Details
Greenhouse Bar
@travelwithkenzc
What's better than a bar... IN A GREENHOUSE?! This bar/restaurant is in a literal greenhouse. Plants EVERYWHERE. A plant ladies dream. Not only is the atmosphere amazing, the cocktails are top-notch.
Add to
Details
SandBar Nashville
@travelwithkenzc
The absolute best summer bar in Nashville. Not only does this bar have a stellar cocktail list, where you can get a cocktail in a literal coconut, they are famous for their juice pouches (adult only of course). While you are here with all your friends, you can reserve one of the volleyball courts and have a quick round!
Add to
Details
Rosemary & Beauty Queen
@travelwithkenzc
One of my all time favorite places to take people who have never heard of it. From the outside looking in, you see a little yellow house. Once inside, you've got disco balls, flashing lights, and incredible vibes. The cocktails here are amazing, notably the Espresso martini. Come hang out on the back patio with a drink and some friends.
Add to
Details
The Golden Door
@travelwithkenzc
The Golden Door is a bar experience like no other. Located inside an old house, you walk into a groovy and psychedelic vibe. Make sure if you are there, you go check out the discoball room - you won't regret it.
Add to
Details
Chopper
@travelwithkenzc
Chopper is a tiki-bar in the heart of East Nashville. The cocktail menu here is extensive, and if you're hungry for a quick bite, they have a mexican cuisine menu available to you to try some yummy food.
Add to
Details

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CURATED BY
📍Nashville, TN Welcome to my page!! I’m passionate about travel and would love you guys to enjoy some of my personalized travel guides and itineraries! My husband and I have visited over 25 states together and currently working on making it to all 50! I have personalized travel guides for almost all major cities with hotels, experiences, and restaurants down to our favorite meals we ordered! Let me help you plan your next budget-friendly adventure today!
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