Chris+Lisa's Guidebook

Chris+Lisa

We're East Nashville residents and love it here. We have a black lab, Piper, cheer for the St. Louis Cardinals, and travel to appreciate different cultures. And by cultures, we mean food.


Things to do in Nashville

318 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Early or late to avoid the wait. Try the Farm Burger and any of the excellent beers on tap. The kids can enjoy house-made sodas and a large outdoor dining area to let loose.

295 local Airbnb hosts recommend

We're keen on the Old World, Garlic Knots, and a cold Yazoo Beer. Left side is dine-in. Right side is to-go (you can call ahead).

283 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Get more tacos than you think. And the elote. And the horchata.

239 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Start with a coffee and bread basket, then go from there. The line usually moves fairly quickly. Favorites include the Croissant French Toast and Omelette.

226 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A sight to see! They really, really like coffee. It's really, really not cheap.

229 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you're not really the honky-tonk type but still want to check out Lower Broadway, this is the place. Park yourself upstairs and take it all in.

213 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The world famous purveyors of ice cream. Try the Brown Butter Almond Brittle, Brambleberry Crisp, or Savannah Buttermint.

216 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A large urban green space near Vanderbilt University featuring a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece - a nod to our city's nickname, "Athens of the South."

156 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A local "chain" that does it well. When in doubt, get the Tuck Special. Full bar and newly enclosed patio.

276 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you're here for country music, you probably don't need any recommendations. But there's no better place for fans, or even those remotely interested, to spend a few hours.

148 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Perfect for conversation and people watching.

147 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Industrial-chic restaurant with clever New American dishes and communal dining tables. You can't go wrong with this menu, but the pastas are the real stars.

132 local Airbnb hosts recommend

James Bearded, trendy, yet rustic, Italian cuisine just across the river. Our favorite date-night spot. Can't go wrong with the pizzas here.

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Two Ten Jack

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 1900 Eastland Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

151 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gourmet ramen, sushi, sashimi, and sake cocktails right here on the Eastside. Don't overlook the yakitori menu here!

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3 Crow Bar

Drinks & NightlifeBars
1024 Woodland Street·Map·Hours·Website·

168 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The liveliest and most popular of the Five Points bars with solid Sunday and Wednesday happy hours. In case you were wondering, the servers act that way towards everyone.

238 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Our hometown museum with a wonderful rotation of exhibits, from Impressionists to classic cars.

146 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Long-standing fine dining landmark in Five Points. Consistently delicious French and Italian cuisine in a warm, inviting setting.

116 local Airbnb hosts recommend

World famous biscuits, breakfast, and fried chicken, if you don't mind the wait (or the drive).

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The Family Wash

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 2038 Greenwood Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

110 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Beer, pub grub, and nightly live music. House special is the Shepherd's Pie. They'll ask if you want to add roasted garlic. You do.

104 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Their breakfast sandwich is a must. In warmer months, "Iced Coffee with Crack," (if you like sweet iced coffee). Check website for hours.

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No 308

Drinks & NightlifeBars
$$· 407 Gallatin Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

97 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Trendy atmosphere with great cocktails and often a live DJ later in the evening. Late nights and weekends can get out of hand.

91 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A quirky local favorite. If you don't mind the wait, try the Brie French Toast and reward your four block walk with a Mimosa.

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you want your coffee without the wait.

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you've got a free night, you can't go wrong here. Best bluegrass in town without the touristy crush. Get there early for a seat. Cash only.

175 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Perfect for a meandering walk or bike ride along the Cumberland River.

148 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nashville's premier gardens featuring Japanese, herb, perennial and wildflower greenscapes, as well as a woodland sculpture trail and a nature sanctuary.

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A fantastic neighborhood brunch spot with many gluten free options and fresh-pressed juices. Weekends feature live bluegrass. Just a short walk through lovely Lockeland Springs!

82 local Airbnb hosts recommend

We're biased, but if you're in the area and looking for a stroll, the Vanderbilt University campus (and nearby Peabody College campus) are beautiful. The entire campus is designated as an arboretum... read more

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Husk

Food SceneRestaurants
$$$· 37 Rutledge St·Map·Hours·Website·

67 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Chef Sean Brock's Charleston landmark now in Nashville. Inventive Southern meals served in an historic mansion. Make reservations, or try for a walk-in spot at the downstairs bar.

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Boutique selling wines, high-gravity beers, and higher-end liquors.