In this monthly blog series, we will be highlighting all the new and exciting businesses popping up in and around Nashville. As more people move to Nashville and tourism continues to increase, the city is rapidly growing and launching new projects and destinations. With that expansion comes tons of intriguing local shops, restaurants, bars, and hotels. Read below for what’s new in Nashville now.
A favorite local juice bar to get your daily fruits and vegetables has now opened a location in East Nashville at The Shops at Porter East. Their juices will definitely start your day off right, packed full of vitamins. We also love their extensive smoothie and acai bowl menu. As the weather is warming up, it will be great to stop off here for a frozen breakfast, lunch, or snack.
This casual hot chicken spot, from Madison, TN, recently opened a new location in East Nashville. It is quickly becoming one of the city’s best for a traditional and satisfying take on the local delicacy. The East Nasty chicken wrap and the breakfast burrito are two favorite menu items. All hot chicken can be tailored to your personal taste from love (no heat), to on fire. For the very adventurous, there is even an off-menu heat level “elephant repellant” – indulge at your own risk!
This restaurant and bar is now open in Germantown. It is the second outpost from TJ Lynch and Richard Knapp, who founded the original New York City location in 2011. The name of the restaurant is a play on an old nickname for gin and their inventive cocktails certainly do not disappoint. Also, don’t miss their incredible all-day brunch featuring items like a mouthwatering double cheeseburger, waffle fries, “eggo waffles,” and a signature breakfast burrito.
The Graduate Hotel, now open in mid-town, near Vanderbilt’s campus, is a design lover’s dream. With whimsical artwork and nods to Country music around every corner, this is a great spot to spend your stay in Music City. The Poindexter coffee bar, in the hotel lobby, offers delicious biscuit sandwiches all day. Furthermore, the Cross-Eyed Critters Watering Hole Karaoke bar is now open, featuring a stage with an animatronic backup band. The karaoke joint offers ice-cold drinks and an outdoor taco trailer to fuel late nights, definitely a must-visit for a fun night out.
Nashville’s latest cocktail and piano bar is becoming a popular watering hole. It offers a true speakeasy experience with nods to the late 19th century. Their upstairs patio provides a relaxing set up for a night out and a great spot to catch up with friends. Additionally, their in-house creative cocktails or “notions” are unique and satisfying, a few favorites include the Ginflower Tini and Love & Riches.
A cute café serving local goods from Bongo Bakery, Corner Market, and Coco's entrees has opened up on Music Row. Stop by for a quick breakfast or lunch and choose from a variety of made-to-order sandwiches as well as grab and go options.
This local bakery quickly rose to fame in East Nashville for their mouth-watering pastries including a rotating menu of sweet as well as savory croissants, tarts, and brioche. It was common to see a long line forming at their East Nashville outpost long before doors opened for the day. Thus, the advent of the larger space in West Nashville is very welcome and a great chance for the rest of Nashville to experience this pastry magic. The menu changes weekly, check out their Instagram to see the latest offerings.
A couple of other openings around town to note:
Downtown Whole Foods Market
Gucci at Green Hills Mall