September 6, 2019

Music City Lead Gen Summit: Where To Dine And What To Do In Nashville This October

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It’s hard to believe it, but October is right around the corner. You know what that means: the 2019 Music City Lead Gen Summit (MCLGS).

Music City Lead Gen Summit is a conference we’re hosting from October 6-8 at Holston House in our hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. We’re bringing in 30 of the best demand gen specialists for B2B software to talk about challenges and solutions that we all face in B2B lead gen, and we want to see you there! We’ll be joined by people from Sage Intacct, Veracode, and Icertis, among others.

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You’ll have many exciting sessions to get through, but you’ll also have plenty of time to get out and experience a bit of Nashville. As your hosts for the long weekend, here are our top recommendations on where to eat and have fun in Nashville.

Where to dine in Nashville

You may know Nashville for whiskey and country music, but you may not have heard about our booming culinary scene. From nationally-acclaimed Nashville hot chicken joints to James Beard Awards semifinalists, Nashville offers a diverse and tasty array of restaurants, bars, hole-in-the-wall treasures, craft breweries, and food trucks.

Chauhan Ale & Masala House (food)

 

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From Maneet Chauhan—chef, restaurateur, and judge on the Food Network show Chopped—comes Chauhan Ale & Masala House. This eatery serves up Indian cuisine with a Southern twist, like the desi tiffin, an Indian spin on the classic Southern meat and three. Oh, and you can also take the occasional cooking class with Maneet herself!

  • Where: 13-minute walk, 5-minute rideshare from Holston House Nashville
  • Tip: Reservations recommended
  • Website: chauhannashville.com

Adele’s (food)

 

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Perfect for groups, Adele’s is the place to go for seasonal, locally-sourced New American comfort food. Dishes come in large portions for family-style sharing, and the kale salad and JW potatoes are to die for. We also recommend checking out their cocktail menu—we’re big fans of the espresso desert cocktail, the Nightcap.

  • Where: 15-minute walk, 5-minute rideshare from Holston House Nashville
  • Tip: Reservations recommended, good for large groups
  • Website: adelesnashville.com

The Patterson House (drinks)

 

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This speakeasy bar in Midtown is the perfect spot to catch a break from the bachelorette party craziness found in most of Midtown and Broadway. The Patterson House is somewhat of a hidden gem; it doesn’t usually top lists of Nashville’s trendy drink spots. But what it lacks in glam, it more than makes up for in class. Got a fancy outfit you’ve been dying to strut? Consider this your chance.

  • Where: 8-minute rideshare from Holston House Nashville
  • Tip: Go for the cocktails, but don’t expect a full restaurant menu
  • Website: thepattersonhousenashville.com

L.A. Jackson

 

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Hop on over to the Gulch for a drink at one of Nashville’s bougiest (or bourgeois if you’re really bougie) rooftop bars—L.A. Jackson atop the Thompson Nashville hotel. There are many worthy contenders for best rooftop bar in town, but L.A. Jackson might take the cake. The Rare Bird rooftop bar at the Noelle Nashville hotel in downtown is better for smaller, more intimate groups, but L.A. Jackson is always good for a party and an unobscured view of the iconic Nashville skyline.

  • Where: 7-minute rideshare from Holston House Nashville
  • Tip: Go for the drinks, stay for some of the best views of the city
  • Website: lajacksonbar.com

Where to catch live music in Nashville

It’s an exciting time to be in Nashville. Since The New York Times named us America’s “it” city in 2013, we’ve seen unprecedented growth in the form of upscale restaurants, ritzy bars, boutique hotels, hipster coffee shops, and thousands of people moving here every year. But one thing about our city remains the same as ever: great music.

The 5 Spot

 

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Cross the river to East Nashville to hear some of the best up-and-coming Nashville talent at The 5 Spot. This little venue feels like a dive bar but has played host to some huge acts such as Sturgill Simpson and Lady Gaga—yes, you read that right. A local favorite, The 5 Spot is a fantastic place for hearing a different yet truly authentic side of Nashville.

  • Where: 15-minute rideshare from Holston House Nashville
  • Tip: Go on a Monday night for Motown Monday, a giant dance party hosted every week
  • Website: the5spot.club

Woolworth on Fifth

 

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Located in the same space where some of the first lunch counter sit-in protests of the Civil Rights Movement happened, Woolworth on Fifth preserves important memories from a pivotal point in American history while also serving delicious food and hosting incredible live music. Stop by for a bite to eat during the day, or go in the evening for big band jazz music and dancing.

  • Where: 8-minute walk, 5-minute rideshare from Holston House Nashville
  • Tip: Head down to the basement ballroom for lively big band jazz performances
  • Website: woolworthonfifth.com

Ryman Auditorium

 

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Next to the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium might be the most famous musical landmark in Nashville. Lovingly called the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the Ryman now lends its stage to hundreds of national and international acts that span genres. If you don’t want to catch a show, you can still take tours of the building during the day to learn more about its rich history.

  • Where: 6-minute walk, 3-minute rideshare from Holston House Nashville
  • Tip: Schedule a tour to get a behind-the-scenes look at this historic venue
  • Website: ryman.com

Bluebird Cafe

 

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If you’ve seen the show Nashville, you’ve seen the Bluebird Cafe. Widely recognized as one of the best listening rooms in the country, visit this famous venue for one of the best writers rounds in Nashville. Legendary songwriters are known to play here, but you won’t want to miss the rising talent, either.

  • Where: 20-minute rideshare from Holston House Nashville
  • Tip: Reservations recommended
  • Website: bluebirdcafe.com

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