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You've checked in, and now there's one question: Where are the cool places to hang out? Homewood Suites by Hilton has you covered. Here, the top non-tourist hangouts in Nashville. It's your chance to eat, shop, and have fun like a like a local.

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1. Edley's Bar-B-Que

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2706 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 953-2951
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This is the place to go for good smoked meat (they smoke it fresh daily). Check out their other classic Southern sides like fried okra and hot wings with white barbecue sauce. Edley’s has been a neighborhood staple for over 50 years.
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2. Yazoo Brewing Company

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910 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 891-4649
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This brewery offers lots of tours and samplings. It started as a one-man project and has grown immensely since 2003, when it was founded. Now these beers can be found all over the state, as well as in Mississippi and Alabama. The brewery has 40 barrels and many huge tanks to see and beers range from the award-winning Hefeweizen to a Sly Rye porter.

3. The Bluebird Cafe

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4104 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 383-1461
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There are so many places to hear good music in Nashville but The Bluebird Cafe is among the best. Open since 1982, the space has become a neighborhood staple, offering two showings each night with people packing into the 90 seats. Bluebird is known for featuring artists like Garth Brooks and LeAnn Rimes. It’s also where the show “Nashville” is filmed.
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4. Pinewood Social

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33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 751-8111
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Pinewood Social is a place that offers a little bit of everything. You could potentially spend an entire day here with a coffee bar, restaurants, a bowling alley, bocce ball court and bar. There’s even an outdoor pool space for nicer days.
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5. Downtown Farmers Market

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900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 880-2001
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This is a great place to pick up local produce and snacks. On a beautiful day, you can stroll and eat in the Bicentennial State Park. The market itself has two sheds (that can hold up to 100 merchants) and a market house that features 16 different restaurants and shops. It has been open since the 1800’s and is a must-see in downtown Nashville.

6. Hattie B's Hot Chicken

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112 19th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 678-4794
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This place is all about the fried chicken and the most popular is the hot chicken. You can get tenders, wings and even a whole bird with sides like southern greens and pimento mac and cheese. It’s also a great place to have a classic southern sweet tea.
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7. Acme Feed & Seed

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101 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 915-0888
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This is a huge restaurant and event space in the heart of Nashville. There’s a downstairs honkytonk that features local musicians, a boutique to buy local goods, a lounge and photo booth, The Hatchery (an events space) and a rooftop bar, which overlooks many historic Nashville sites.
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8. Homewood Suites by Hilton, Nashville Vanderbilt

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2400 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 340-8000
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Homewood Suites is right in the heart of Nashville — close to all of the action and entertainment. Find a Homewood Suites near you.

9. Homewood Suites by Hilton, Downtown Nashville

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706 Church St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 742-5550
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The perfect home base for your travels, Homewood Suites provides comfort and ease when you return from your adventures.

10. Ryman Auditorium

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116 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 458-8700
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The former church and once the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium was saved from a certain demolition in the 1970s. Now, the music hall brings in plenty of country stars like Darius Rucker and a variety of standup comedy acts and performances.
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1. Edley's Bar-B-Que

2706 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
Courtesy of Edley's Bar-B-Q
This is the place to go for good smoked meat (they smoke it fresh daily). Check out their other classic Southern sides like fried okra and hot wings with white barbecue sauce. Edley’s has been a neighborhood staple for over 50 years.
2706 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204

2. Yazoo Brewing Company

910 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203
This brewery offers lots of tours and samplings. It started as a one-man project and has grown immensely since 2003, when it was founded. Now these beers can be found all over the state, as well as in Mississippi and Alabama. The brewery has 40 barrels and many huge tanks to see and beers range from the award-winning Hefeweizen to a Sly Rye porter.
910 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203

3. The Bluebird Cafe

4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
Courtesy of The Bluebird Cafe
There are so many places to hear good music in Nashville but The Bluebird Cafe is among the best. Open since 1982, the space has become a neighborhood staple, offering two showings each night with people packing into the 90 seats. Bluebird is known for featuring artists like Garth Brooks and LeAnn Rimes. It’s also where the show “Nashville” is filmed.
4104 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215

4. Pinewood Social

33 Peabody St, Nashville, TN 37210
Courtesy of Pinewood Social
Pinewood Social is a place that offers a little bit of everything. You could potentially spend an entire day here with a coffee bar, restaurants, a bowling alley, bocce ball court and bar. There’s even an outdoor pool space for nicer days.
33 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210

5. Downtown Farmers Market

900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208
This is a great place to pick up local produce and snacks. On a beautiful day, you can stroll and eat in the Bicentennial State Park. The market itself has two sheds (that can hold up to 100 merchants) and a market house that features 16 different restaurants and shops. It has been open since the 1800’s and is a must-see in downtown Nashville.
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208

6. Hattie B's Hot Chicken

112 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Joseph Woodley
This place is all about the fried chicken and the most popular is the hot chicken. You can get tenders, wings and even a whole bird with sides like southern greens and pimento mac and cheese. It’s also a great place to have a classic southern sweet tea.
112 19th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

7. Acme Feed & Seed

101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201
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This is a huge restaurant and event space in the heart of Nashville. There’s a downstairs honkytonk that features local musicians, a boutique to buy local goods, a lounge and photo booth, The Hatchery (an events space) and a rooftop bar, which overlooks many historic Nashville sites.
101 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201

8. Homewood Suites by Hilton, Nashville Vanderbilt

2400 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
Homewood Suites is right in the heart of Nashville — close to all of the action and entertainment. Find a Homewood Suites near you.
2400 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

9. Homewood Suites by Hilton, Downtown Nashville

706 Church St, Nashville, TN 37203
The perfect home base for your travels, Homewood Suites provides comfort and ease when you return from your adventures.
706 Church St
Nashville, TN 37203

10. Ryman Auditorium

116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
The former church and once the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium was saved from a certain demolition in the 1970s. Now, the music hall brings in plenty of country stars like Darius Rucker and a variety of standup comedy acts and performances.
116 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

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