If you’re planning a rowdy girls’ getaway, you have quite a few options. While Vegas, Austin, or San Francisco would do just fine, there’s something special about taking a girls’ trip to Nashville. Besides, with themed restaurants and booze-fueled Broadway, it’s nicknamed Nashvegas for a good reason.
Within the past decade, ‘The Music City’ has exploded with bars, restaurants, cafes, clubs, and boozy activities, making it a must-visit spot for a weekend away. However, when it comes to choosing the best restaurants in Nashville, the choices of delicious, creative, and Instagram-worthy spots seem endless. To take the pressure off, we’ve compiled the very best locations for food and drinks across Tennessee’s lively capital. So whether you’re looking for an over-the-top establishment plastered in pink, a classy cocktail bar to catch up on girl talk, or just the best place for your group to go wild, you’ll find it here.
You’ll likely need a strong coffee or a late breakfast at some point during your girl’s trip to Nashville. Look no further than the Frothy Monkey. This Nashville staple serves specialty coffee, roasted in-house, with breakfast and brunch served until the mid-afternoon. Some locations also offer a mouthwatering dinner menu with wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. Note that the Downtown Nashville location only stays open until 3 pm. Head to the two other locations for their full-day fare!
With three locations across Nashville, Five Daughters Bakery is the spot for organic, locally sourced baked goods. Everything on their menu is mouth-watering and made from scratch, but they are most well known for the rotating flavors of their 100-layer donuts. These hand-crafted treats are the perfect combination between a donut and a croissant and are a must-try when visiting. Everything is beautiful here, including the ambiance, making it a perfectly Instagrammable spot (if you’re into that).
You can’t visit this city without getting your hands on some hot chicken. You can find hot chicken at a handful of places around the city, but in our opinion, the best restaurant in Nashville for hot chicken is Hattie B’s. Although the Disneyland-long lines are intimidating, it’s worth the wait to get your hands on some of this cayenne-infused fried goodness. The brave can order the ‘Shut the Cluck Up,’ a sandwich that comes with a burn notice. For the spice-challenged, there are various heat levels from no heat to damn hot, so there’s something for everyone. The Melrose location isn’t far from the airport, making it the perfect first or last meal for your girls’ trip to Nashville.
The Twelve Thirty Club
Visiting The Twelve Thirty Club is especially exciting for those who grew up listening to Justin Timberlake. Owned by the pop star himself, this is the spot for a classy night out alongside some of the city’s best southern comfort food. While it’s been open for over twenty years at this point, it remains one of the most popular in the entire state. With a ‘supper club,’ rooftop, and honky tonk, there is a vibe for every type of group.
For lovers of all things pink and Dolly Parton, look no further than White Limozeen. This is indeed the ultimate destination for an uber-feminine girl’s trip to Nashville. With an onyx wraparound bar, mirrored chandeliers, and decor featuring every shade of the color imaginable, it’s impossible not to be impressed by this rooftop atmosphere. Like Dolly herself, this place shines with an over-the-top attitude, making it perfect for a girl’s day. Enjoy the restaurant, stop by for a drink, or bring your bathing suit and stay awhile. You can lounge under the pink umbrellas, enjoy skyline views, and even take a dip in the Governor’s pool. The poolside cocktails are also a hit. Order the ‘Queen of the Rodeo’ for a magenta-hued glass of vintage glam.
Poindexter Cafe and Atrium
Located within the same establishment as White Lomozeen, the Graduate Hotel, this is a great upscale spot for celebrating any occasion. Serving coffee, all-day breakfast, lunch, and classy cocktails, you can’t go wrong. Soak in the beautiful decor, then explore the photo-worthy moments found at every corner.