Trendy industrial vibes rule over The Gulch in Nashville, TN – an echo from its not-so-glorious past when this area between Music Row and Downtown was nothing but a collection of abandoned warehouses, dilapidated buildings and empty lots.
Today, The Gulch is where all the action is in the city, and the place is overflowing with chic hotels, high-end fashion boutiques, art dealerships, museums and so much more. The restaurant scene is lively and offers some of the best food experiences in Nashville. The art deco buildings add color, majesty and a sense of excitement to the LEED certified neighborhood where both tourists and local converge to drink craft beer, eat Southern-inspired foods, listen to music and have a unique Nashville experience.
There’s never any shortage of things to enjoy in The Gulch, but we have listed 8 of our favorite things that you simply must do the next time you visit:
# 1: GRAB A BITE AT: THE BURGER REPUBLIC
420, 11TH Avenue S
Burger Republic, serves what is arguably the hottest burgers, shakes and beers in the Gulch with the motto: “defend quality”. Try the famous Tennessee Burger (with a Jack Daniel’s honey glaze) and `spiked’ shakes like Frozen Black Irish and Maple Bourbon.
# 2: EAT INCREDIBLE FUSION FARE AT: KAYNE PRIME
1103 McGavoc Street
Taste dishes you won’t find anywhere else in town at this trendy steakhouse – such as the housemade bacon with a fluff of maple candy sitting on top. Or the cream corn brulee…
# 3: CHECK WHAT’S CURRENTLY ON TAP AT: HOPS + CRAFTS
319 12th Ave South Nashville, Tn 37203
Grab a beer flight, sit back, relax and play a competitive game of cards here. Hops & Crafts brings local varieties of craft beers from the region offering IPAs, pale ales, lagers, pilsners, wheat beers, ambers, blondes and other specialty flavors. New beers are added regularly and you can sample them all.
# 4: ENJOY COFFEE AS AN ART FORM AT: BARISTA PARLOR GOLDEN SOUND
610 Magazine St, Nashville, TN 37203
They make their coffee by the cup, grinding it only after you order it. The espresso machine is state-of-the-art, popping out customized brews, cup by the cup, and the baristas have perfected the pour with impressive latte arts.
# 5: LOOK WHAT’S NOW SHOWING AT: THE FRIST CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS
919 Broadway, Nashville
The Frist is different from other art museums in that it has no collection. Instead, it hosts a series of rotating exhibits and works borrowed from other museums. So you never know what you’re going to see!
# 6: SHOP FOR A PIECE OF NASHVILLE AT: TWO OLD HIPPIES
401 12th Ave South
This Gulch boutique is a destination in itself with 8,000 sq ft of space filled with apparel, shoes, gifts, decorative items and tons and tons of books. They host live music 5 nights a week on their stage, and even have a space called `The Vault’ with a premium selection of guitars, where you can disappear for a while and play in a quiet place.
# 7: BROWSE FOR `EFFORTLESS JEWELRY’ AT: UNCOMMON JAMES
601 9th Ave S, Nashville
The whole point of the Uncommon James collection by celeb Kristin Cavallari is effortless jewelry. She wants you to throw these pieces on and never take them off. She wants them to work with practically everything you wear!
#8: REVIVE AND REJUVENATE AT: HYDRALIVE THERAPY
1207 McGavock Street, Ste. B
Get more out of your exploration of The Gulch with an energizing IV therapy session at Hydralive Therapy.
An IV therapy will safely rehydrate your body in a soothing, spa-like environment and the menu of services is excitingly full of rejuvenation possibilities. Doctors have long touted the benefits of IV infusion therapy to dehydrated patients and it’s one of the most effective ways to recover quickly from a long flights and road trips and hit the ground running.
Learn more about Hydralive by clicking HERE.