Best Things To Do in East Nashville

East Nashville is known for its quirky vibe, good eats, and buzzing nightlife. Located just across the Cumberland River, East Nashville is the place where artists and locals go to kick back and enjoy good company. This bustling neighborhood is home to some of the best local music, craft beer, and vintage shopping in all of Music City. If you are looking for a trendy community that natives adore, look no further.


5 Points Neighborhood

Dive into hipster headquarters with a day in the 5 Points neighborhood. Located on the intersection of Woodland, Clearview, and North 11th, 5 Points is a thriving hub with some of the city’s best food and drink. Start the day off with a coffee at Bongo Java East before heading over to 5 Points Pizza East or Butcher & Bee for lunch. Finish your evening with some food and drink at The Red Door Saloon, Beyond the Edge, or Rosemary and Beauty Queen, and (hopefully) wake up ready to do it all again tomorrow!


Fatherland District

Located just down the road is the growing and eclectic Fatherland District. Featuring unique small retail businesses, be prepared to find treasures that you won’t find anywhere else. Sift through vintage finds at Ellie Monster and Rusty Rats, before heading over to Abode Mercantile for curated home and gift items made right here in Nashville. The Fatherland District truly has it all. 


Shelby Bottoms Nature Center and Greenway

If the hustle and bustle isn’t quite your vibe, East Nashville is also home to the beautiful Shelby Bottoms Nature Center and Greenway. The Shelby Bottoms Nature Center provides a great starting point for exploration of the more than 950 acres of Shelby Bottoms Greenway, and the 336 acres of Shelby Park. The Park features a tree-lined path winding around the Cumberland River; the perfect place for a romantic stroll or an afternoon outside with the kids.


The Basement East

The Basement East has a reputation for must-see shows in Nashville. An intimate venue with a full service bar, the Basement East lives up to its name as one of the best places for live music in Nashville. There are concerts playing every night so be sure to catch one while you’re in town; who knows, you may just see the next Taylor Swift!

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