Directly adjacent to the honky tonks of Broadway is the neighborhood of SoBro, literally “South of Broadway.” Characterized by new glittering high-rise apartments and offices, SoBro offers some of the best food & entertainment in the heart of the city. Here are our favorite picks for this off-Broadway district.
Where to Dine
The Southern Steak & Oyster – For surf & turf lovers alike, The Southern is known for wholly authentic Southern food & atmosphere.
Etch – Serves well-plated dishes in a clean & open modern space. They also have great vegetarian options.
Husk – This famous restaurant serves new American Southern fare in a renovated Victorian style mansion.
Bakersfield – An upscale Mexican restaurant (can’t go wrong with margaritas & queso).
Martin’s BBQ Joint – Classic southern barbecue loved by visitors and natives.
Where to Drink
The bars of Broadway and Printer’s Alley are right there, yes, but the SoBro neighborhood offers its own medley of cool hangouts.
Bar Sovereign – This unassuming speakeasy sits on a quiet street, but inside is a hipster haven, complete with eclectic decor and craft cocktails.
Pinewood Social – Truthfully, Pinewood could fall under any of the categories in this post. They have a great menu & bowling alley. But the huge copper bar that takes up the center of the room is a great nighttime scene.
Barlines – A sleek sports bar part of the Omni Hotel with a street entrance. Just a block away from Bridgestone Arena, so perfect for a few pre-Preds game drinks.
Where to Play
Because it’s in the middle of Nashville, SoBro has no shortage of live music venues and top tourist attractions.
The Listening Room Cafe – Hear the writers behind the world’s most favorite country stars play your favorite songs in an intimate setting.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center – An historic architectural attraction on its own, but offering
Ascend Amphitheater – One of Nashville’s most unique venues, Ascend is an amazing place to see a summer concert (bring your own lawn chairs).
John Seigenthaler Walking Bridge – This must-see attraction is an easy walk to see a great panoramic view of the Nashville skyline overlooking the Cumberland River.