With a foundation built on music, Nashville is quickly becoming one of America’s top destination cities. From the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and historic Ryman Auditorium, music is a common thread connecting the life and soul of the city and its people.
Throughout the very walkable and friendly “Music City,” you’ll find an abundance of local southern dining options (think BBQ and ribs), as well as upscale venues for more sophisticated palates. Downtown on Broadway are the world-famous honky-tonks that play free, live music 365 days a year and are main attractions for the city’s locals and millions of visitors it entertains each year.
Also, don’t be surprised if you run into one of Nashville’s famous residents (they boast quite a few!) as you explore all the city has to offer. Famous residents include Brad and Kimberly Paisley, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, and Martina McBride.
STAY & PLAY
The Westin Nashville
807 Clark Place
Nashville, TN 37203
615-248-2800 – WestinNashville.com
One of the most exquisitely designed hotels in Nashville, and just steps away from the downtown entertainment district, The Westin Nashville provides the ultimate in luxury accommodations, as well as insider access to discovering all that Music City has to offer.
The stunning lobby, complete with a living wall, contemporary and stylish furnishings, and an upbeat bright and airy vibe, sets the tone for a fabulous and luxurious hotel experience. The tranquil guest rooms offer contemporary amenities, luxurious bath and body products, and stunning views that light up in the evening.
You will also find two on-site dining options, including Nashville’s premier rooftop bar and lounge, L27, a resort-style spa, as well as 20,000 square feet of stunning event space to host the most BELLA of events.
Take a look inside this magnificent property…
DRINKS & DINING
Decker & Dyer
Decker & Dyer is the hotel’s social gathering lounge and eatery. Start your day with a healthful, filling breakfast, and come back later for a craft cocktail with live entertainment.
L27 Rooftop Lounge
Here, guests 21 and older can enjoy light fare, seasonal cocktails, live music, and spectacular downtown views from L27 Rooftop Lounge.
The Westin’s 453 locally inspired guest rooms and suites are designed to ensure reinvigorating stays, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering unbeatable views of Nashville. Each room features the Heavenly® Bed and a Heavenly® Shower, which is complemented by Westin White Tea Heavenly™ Bath Amenities.
The Westin’s stunning Rhapsody Spa features nine thoughtfully designed treatment rooms within 6,000 square feet of space to reflect the beauty of nature. Natural wood, stone elements, and a living wall of plants encompass the surroundings of this luxury spa. Each service is enhanced by an amenity-rich spa experience: inspired lockers with custom-blended spa products, a private experience shower with steam, a shared traditional dry sauna, and a serene relaxation room.
The Nashville Insider: Joey DeGraw
Joey DeGraw is known worldwide as an accomplished singer-songwriter and musician, but he has also become quite the successful developer and entrepreneur, with his latest project opening on Nashville’s famous Honky Tonk Highway–lower Broadway.
What’s the best thing about living in Nashville?
To be a part of a young, growing city and feeling like you’re contributing to that growth. Plus, the friendly nature of state taxes are extremely attractive for investors and business owners.
What was your vision when developing Nashville’s hottest new venue, Nashville Underground?
Because I have been in Nashville for so long (10 years), I saw what those visiting wanted, which was to experience the culture of the town—its food, music, spirits, and hospitality. Nashville is constantly rated among the top friendliest cities in America, and that is a big part of our brand. Nashville Underground truly pays homage to Music City.
As an accomplished musician and successful entrepreneur, how do you balance music with your other passions?
They are almost the same to me in a way, because writing a song is a development project on a much smaller scale. It’s all some sort of construction at the end of the day. I am also finding a huge amount of creativity in building a brand, and the architecture/design elements are intriguing.
The 40,000-square-foot, live music venue, restaurant, bar, and event space owned by brothers Joey and Gavin DeGraw showcases Nashville’s world-famous music, cuisine, and spirits. A 13 million dollar renovation that began in 2016 evolved the space from 1,600 square feet to the expansive venue it is now.
With three stages, a fireplace, a DJ booth, and video dance floor, multi-genre music is featured seven days a week.
Boasting the highest, largest and only double deck rooftop on Broadway, Nashville Underground delivers an intimate experience where you can drink, taste, and hear Nashville.
In the heart of downtown on historic Broadway, Nashville Underground has four large floors. The first and second floor menu highlights Nashville’s unique culinary palette, using locally sourced ingredients to create southern cuisine such as Nashville Hot Chicken and BBQ, smoked in-house daily. The multi-level rooftop menu includes a wide variety of tapas, gourmet flat breads, and a raw bar. All four bars include a wide selection of locally crafted wine and spirits, as well as the coldest draft beer in Nashville, at 29 degrees.
The décor, designed by Anderson Design Group, reflects a vintage industrial ambiance, paying homage to the historic transfer warehouse the building originated as and celebrating the long history of Music City. Combining all the elements that make Nashville so unique, Nashville Underground fully encompasses the city.
CMT’s highest rated and most-watched series in history
Entering its sixth season, “Nashville” is set against the backdrop of the city’s music scene and follows the lives of country music superstars as well as the up-and-coming performers and songwriters trying to get ahead in the business. Music City can mean so many things to different people. In “Nashville,” musicians and songwriters are at the heart of the storm, driven by their own ambitions. Some are fueled by their creativity and passion for fame. Others struggle to cope with the pressures of success and are doing everything in their power to stay on top. An all-new season of “Nashville” returned Thursday, January 4 at 9pm ET/PT.
New series from the creator of “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach”
Debuting early next year, “Music City” follows a group of young emerging artists chasing their dreams of success in the music industry, while struggling to balance their personal lives and relationships. Filmed in Nashville, the eight-episode series is slated to premiere early next year alongside “Nashville,” which returns for new episodes in January. “Music City” premieres Thursday, March 1 at 10pm ET/PT on CMT.
Chow BELLA Nashville
OAK STEAKHOUSE NASHVILLE
801 Clark Place
Nashville, TN 37203
615-902-3111 • OakSteakhouseNashville.com
Oak Steakhouse Nashville presents an innovative take on the classic steakhouse. Located in the heart of Music City, Oak Steakhouse offers a modern approach to steakhouse dining, serving farm-fresh dishes alongside steakhouse classics in a modern and intimate environment.
Under the direction of Executive Chef Eric Zizka, Oak’s menu highlights the restaurant’s relationship with local farmers and purveyors. To complement the menu, Oak’s expansive wine list features California Cabernet and Old World reds including a selection of Italian and Spanish wines, as well as an array of artisan domestic wines. The beverage program boasts classic, seasonal cocktails alongside local Nashville brews and both domestic and international beers.
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Warm fingerling, watercress salad, tomato confit, old bay remoulade
Southern Farmers Vegetable Gnocchi Cranberry beans, winter squash, kale, crispy prosciutto, buerre blanc
12oz Dry Aged CAB® Prime NY Strip
FOR THE TABLE:
Three Cheese Mac & Cheese Fontina, cheddar, gruyere
Charred Corn Chipotle lime butter, peppadews
Carrot Cake Cream cheese icing, raisin puree, candied walnut dust
SINEMA RESTAURANT + BAR
The Melrose Theater Building
2600 8th Avenue South, Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37204
615-942-7746 • SinemaNashville.com
Sinema Restaurant + Bar takes a contemporary approach to classic American cuisine. The culinary team led by Executive Chef Kyle Patterson, looks to take familiar dishes and make you fall in love with them all over again through his innovative and inspired approach to cooking. Chef Kyle’s team takes a fresh look at what classic American cuisine should be, and the result is a diverse and timeless menu.
Since its opening in 1942, the historic Melrose Theater has a storied history of delighting movie-goers and creating long lasting memories. Today, housed in the same space, Sinema aims to keep that tradition alive. The guest experience is inspired by the history of the theater: the architectural design, the patrons, and the stars that graced its big screen.
Octopus Chilled charred octopus & avocado, cucumber, cilantro, honey habanero vinaigrette
Short Rib Porter Road Butcher short rib, heirloom carrots, brussel sprouts, charred onion, braising jus, mashed potatoes, chopped herbs
Filet Mignon Trio Trio of 3oz filets au poivre, caramelized blue cheese, truffled mushroom parmesan
Sour Cream & Scallion Whipped Potatoes
Braised Brussel Sprouts
Chocolate Sticky Toffee Pudding 8th & Roast coffee ice cream, cinnamon sugared pecans, Guayaquil bitter chocolate
The amazing chef took a BELLA selfie with us in their mirror-magnificent bathroom!