By: Kate Quigley
The reopening of Nashville has brought an exciting new development to Music City. Fifth + Broadway is a new 256,000-square-foot mixed-use space, located right in the heart of downtown. This new establishment offers a variety of entertainment for all ages, including fast-casual and sit-down restaurants, shopping, museums, a food hall, and stages for live music. Local artists have captured the spirit of Nashville through the many murals that adorn the walls of this multi-level property, and are perfect for a photo-op. For those visiting Nashville for the first time, Fifth + Broadway is right by all of the attractions that the city is known for, such as Bridgestone Arena and the Ryman Auditorium, so you won’t miss out on anything when you stop by. After exploring the numerous shops or The National Museum of African American Music, you’ll need to relax with a cocktail or refuel with one of the many dining options. With so many places to experience, we’ve listed our top favorites that are a must see. Enjoy!
Photo via The Dry House Downtown Instagram
Got a bachelorette party or girls’ night coming up? The Dry House has got your hair needs covered. Stylist to the stars, Ali Ryan, has opened her second location in downtown Nashville. Specializing in blowouts, braids, and up-dos, you’ll leave feeling like Carrie Underwood or Brittany Aldean.
Photos via Slim and Huskys Instagram
We have a lot of pizza joints in Nashville, but nothing quite like Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria. They are an artisan pizza shop that uses locally sourced ingredients, making custom pizzas. They offer local craft beers and delicious cinnamon rolls to round out your meal.
Photos via Elixr Coffee Instagram
Need a pick me up before heading to the next spot on Broadway? Head to Elixr to try their unique coffees sourced from all over the globe.
Photos via Hattie B's Instagram
If you are visiting Nashville for the first time, hot chicken is a must and Hattie B’s is the place to go. The 8th location of this family-run restaurant combines their signature flavors with varying levels of heat, so even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy.
Photos via The National Museum of African American Music Instagram
This exciting new museum is the first of its kind, focusing on celebrating the many genres of music inspired, created, or influenced by African Americans. Exhibits highlight the history of vocalists, instruments, and artifacts that have been essential in the development of what music has evolved into today.
Photos via Assembly Food Hall Instagram
Along with the many sit-down restaurants and shops that fill Fifth + Broadway is the Assembly Food Hall. This 100,000-square-foot space is the largest food hall in the country and is filled with Nashville foodie favorites and delicious new places to enjoy as well. There are over twenty eateries, ten bars, and three stages to sit back and hear some tunes. The second phase of restaurants opened in May offering a little taste of everything your taste buds could dream of. So whether you are looking for hot chicken, a cold brew, or just a great view of the city, be sure to head to the Assembly Food Hall on your visit.
Opening at 9 a.m. each day with live music starting at 4 p.m., here are just a few of place that you are going to want to try!