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.
A five minute walk or less from the hotel
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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