Things To Do
Located on 4th Ave N, around the corner from Printers Alley, the legendary Southern Turf Lofts is just minutes from the honky tonks of Lower Broadway, Nashville's historic Cumberland Riverfront, Music City Center, Ascend Amphitheater, Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena and the pedestrian bridge leading to Nissan Stadium. Experience epic live music, world-class museums, fine dining and the best of Nashville's history all within walking distance.
Some of our very favorite recommendations are listed below.
located on the fourth floor of
the legendary Southern Turf Building
Immerse yourself in timeless luxury bringing back the authenticity of the classic saloons of days gone by. Enjoy delicious small bites, a comprehensive collection of rare and vintage spirits, and craft cocktails while exploring an intimate space filled with accessible antiques, including Paradise Lost author John Milton's own wooden hand-carved bench from 1648, genuine leatherbound Shakespearan and classic literature, four 100+ year old fireplaces, imported vintage oriental rugs, provocative apothecary jars from the mid-1800’s, priceless paintings and bronzes and so much more.
Liquor connoisseurs will marvel at the collection of rare vintage spirits, including a bottle of OFC vintage 1995 and a $35,000 display-only bottle of pre-prohibition Rip Van Winkle whiskey; one if the rarest bottles of whiskey in the entire world.
located on the first floor of
the legendary Southern Turf Building
Sinatra Bar & Lounge is an intimate and elevated dining experience located on the first level of the historic Southern Turf Building, offering a Manhattan meets Palm Springs ambiance featuring classic Italian dishes, craft cocktails and live music daily. An homage to Ol’ Blue Eyes, the restaurant serves prime steaks along with some of Sinatra’s favorite Italian recipes. Featured drinks include martinis with three olives, Manhattans, and of course Sinatra’s drink of choice, Jack Daniel’s Whiskey (Old No. 7 as he called it) along with Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select. Sinatra Bar & Lounge is also the only restaurant in the world to ever serve Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century – the 100-proof bourbon created in 2015 for the centennial of Sinatra’s birth – by the drink, a nod to the legendary singer’s role in elevating the Jack Daniel’s brand.
located in the basement of
the legendary Southern Turf Building (Printers Alley entrance)
Originally opened in 1948, Skull’s Rainbow Room is one of the most celebrated and acclaimed dining experiences in Music City. Located at 222 Printers Alley in the basement of the historic Southern Turf Building, guests flock to taste, sip and experience the legendary dining and entertainment that has made Skull's the cornerstone of Nashville's historic Printers Alley district.
Signature craft cocktails masterfully created by skilled bartenders make Skull's THE craft cocktail bar in Music City. Our award-winning dinner menu has resulted in numerous prestigious awards and recognitions from organizations including Condé Nast, OpenTable, Yelp and more. Savor the many delicious libations and enjoy live jazz bands featured nightly at Nashville's only downtown jazz lounge. Skull's late night burlesque is on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, featuring Music City's loveliest dancers.
Located 0.4 miles away at 119 3rd Ave S, on the lower level of the Johnny Cash Museum
House of Cards celebrates the art of magic, classic American cuisine and fine hand-crafted cocktails under one roof. Guests are encouraged to explore the dining room to enjoy the rare collections and be entertained by some of America’s top magicians who are stationed throughout the venue to provide mind boggling illusions and tricks all evening long. Located underground in a one-of-a-kind 9500 square foot space, the venue offers an evening for guests unlike any other in the history of the South.
Located 0.4 miles away at 119 3rd Ave S
Officially authorized by the Estate of Johnny Cash, the museum features the largest and most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. State of the art exhibits, personal letters, stage costumes, guitars, handwritten lyrics and contributions from family members and notable friends along with a museum gift shop make this THE Cash venue to visit. Open every day in the heart of downtown Nashville.
Located 0.4 miles away at 119 3rd Ave S, on the 2nd level above the Johnny Cash Museum
Though she left the world tragically at the age of 30 in 1963, Patsy Cline made an indelible mark on Country Music and remains one of the biggest names in Country history. The Patsy Cline Museum celebrates the life of the legendary songstress and features hundreds of never before seen artifacts, personal belongings, videos and much more. Located above the Johnny Cash Museum.
Located 0.4 miles away at 121 3rd Ave S
Johnny Cash is known around the world as one of the greatest entertainers of all time, and fans can now discover a more personal side of the “Man in Black” at Johnny Cash’s Bar & BBQ. Experience a tribute to many of Johnny’s favorite passions – cooking, serving and eating delicious Southern food and providing warm and friendly hospitality – with a big dose of great live music thrown in for good measure. Offering famous fried chicken, classic barbecue dishes, delicious desserts and more, Johnny Cash's Bar & BBQ recreates the warmth and authenticity of Johnny and June Cash's home and features many never-before-seen photos and artifacts that provide a glimpse into the day-to-day life of the superstar. Rustic decor created from rough-hewn timbers, a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, intricate stained glass windows and antiques provide the welcoming atmosphere that was customary at Johnny and June’s own table. The restaurant’s second floor is home to One21, a unique event space that can accommodate 200-plus guests with a full bar and performance stage and also hosts live music and DJs every weekend.
Located 0.3 miles away at 409 Broadway
The world famous Nudie’s Honky Tonk on Broadway resides in a 100 year old historic three story building housing millions of dollars of rare country music memorabilia, stage costumes, multiple bars, three stages and a stunning rooftop deck featuring the best live music in Nashville.
Open daily, you’ll see iconic pop culture clothing made by renowned tailor Nudie Cohn who created costumes for Hank Williams, Gene Autry, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Roy Rogers, Elton John and dozens of others, including Elvis Presley’s famous gold lame’ suit. You’ll marvel at Nudie’s own customized Cadillac El Dorado “Nudie Mobile” which hangs on the wall and is insured for $400,000.
Located at 409 Broadway, you’ll see the longest bar in Nashville measuring over 100 feet embedded with nearly 10,000 silver dollars.
Located 3.9 miles away at 1201 Porter Rd in East Nashville -
just a short Uber ride away!
Welcome to your new favorite go-to spot, Schulman's Neighborhood Bar. Schulman’s brings the honest come one, come all, come-as-you-are culture to the vibrant East Nashville neighborhood. Solid food, cold beer, shots, unpretentious cocktails and a local staff of friendly, familiar faces await you. Located at 1201 Porter Rd., Schulman's is open seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Schulman's bears the name of David "Skull" Schulman, the proprietor of Skull's Rainbow Room and originator of the first true dive bar in Nashville.