The eats and drinks you’ll wanna check out in Nashville

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite between the LION Summit’s incredible lineup of sessions or a spot to decompress

September 12, 2019 by Anika Anand

Photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr
Photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite between the LION Summit’s incredible lineup of sessions or a spot to decompress with friends after a long day of absorbing fellow local news publishers’ wisdom, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best food and drink spots within walking distance of Music City Center.

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A five minute walk or less from the hotel

201 3rd Ave. South
This place has the best street tacos around. Serving up authentic, Mexican street fare, and a selection of over 100 tequilas and American whiskeys. Bakersfield is a spot where the food is simple, the service is warm and the atmosphere is alive.

The Diner
200 3rd Ave S.
This 6 story, 24-hour restaurant boasts six unique floors, each with gorgeous views of downtown. The menu features everything from traditional breakfast fare and lunch specialties, to mouth-watering steaks, exquisite seafood, Southern home-style dishes, Italian classics, freshly shucked oysters, and sushi. Chargrilled oysters are darn good!

Kitchen Notes at Omni
250 Fifth Ave. South
This is where you want to go for biscuits – yep, they have a biscuit bar! Kitchen Notes offers farm-fresh, sustainable dishes made from treasured family recipes. Our biscuit bar serves four different biscuits throughout the day — our classic buttermilk, gluten free, and daring new culinary adventures in our sweet and savory options.

4th & Peabody
415 4th Ave. S
This bar opened earlier this year and in addition to great drinks, serves up some tasty food.

Bar Sovereign
514 5th Ave S.
For a cozy bar tucked away off Broadway that focuses on delicious cocktails minus the honky tonk vibe, check out this spot.  

About a 15 minute walk or less from the hotel

Peg Leg Porker
903 Gleaves St.
They have a $10 daily special with BBQ sandwich, a side and a drink.

This place has light bites — sandwiches, an orzo pasta salad that is out of this world and homemade chex mix — and coffee inside Jackalope Brewery. Plus there are vegetarian options available. Go a little later for beer.

Otaku Ramen
1104 Division St.
Otaku is a bit more pricey, but serves up delicious authentic ramen. Seating can be tight, but service is great. Vegetarians will also be happy here.

Milk & Honey
214 11th Ave S.
Also pricey, but includes classic fare made unique. Great coffee here, too, made with beans from Stumptown Coffee. They have some good vegetarian options.

Arnold’s Country Kitchen
605 8th Ave S.
This is an affordable downhome cafeteria style meat and three. Don’t be deterred by long lines–– it always moves fast. Pro tip: Get the meatloaf if they’re serving it that day.

We look forward to seeing you in Nashville in October!

Photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr

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