Chef Sean Brock at the turntables of Bar Continental, the hi-fi listening lounge he opened last fall in downtown Nashville.
Downtown Nashville glimmers in the sunshine. Amid the city’s new and restored buildings, some 200 restaurants have opened in the past few years.
Photos of musicians at the Bobby Hotel.
Live music at Jane’s Hideaway with Oliver Bates Craven and friends; here, Frank Evans sings.
On the Bar Continental menu: a cheeseburger (made with a bit of ground bacon and secret blend of beef from Bear Creek Farm in Tennessee).
Roasted honeynut squash.
Printers Alley near Broadway, home to honky-tonks, neon lights, and live music.
The rooftop at Bobby Hotel offers food and drink (including hot chicken) and a vintage Greyhound tour bus with lounge seating inside. This winter, “igloos” and trees were added for seasonal fun.
A large guest suite at Bobby Hotel.
The dining room at Audrey by chef Sean Brock.
Chicken and dumplings at Audrey.
A stop for cocktails on the patio at Urban Cowboy Public House.
Saturday night at Tiger Bar, with its vintage, gin-joint vibe including fringe-draped lights and sideshow murals.
Chef Julia Sullivan in the open kitchen at Henrietta Red;.
An order of Chef Julia Sullivan's green curry oysters during a weekend brunch.
Musician Arum Rae under one of the Dolly Parton portraits at Dino’s, a dive bar in East Nashville.
The hot chicken, fries, and beer at Dino’s.
Vibrant colors pop up all over town—with murals featuring late US Representative John Lewis of Georgia and...
Craft beers by the Cumberland River at Monday Night Brewing in the Neuhoff District.
Bowls of noodles and green papaya salad at Xiao Bao in East Nashville.
Restaurant cofounder Joshua Walker also owns Xiao Bao Biscuit in Charleston.
Art to view and a guitar to strum while relaxing in the wood-paneled lobby at Bobby Hotel downtown; (right) one of the parlors at Urban Cowboy, an eight-room inn in East Nashville.
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Sean Brock’s Audrey.
The chicory martini at Audrey.
Fox Bar & Cocktail Club.
Denim, taxidermy, and chandeliers among the racks and shelves of vintage finds at Savant, located in the 12 South blocks of shops and food.
Caviar at Tiger Bar.
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