Hidden Gems in the Suburbs of Nashville

Pam Patton

Downtown Nashville is full of fun, but let’s not forget about all of the cities surrounding downtown that have tons to offer and worth a visit! #SeekerChallenge

  • Mayday Brewery in Tennessee, United States

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      Small brewery in Murfreesboro, but tons of fun! Check out their schedule for times they have food trucks, live music, songwriter nights, yoga and beer nights, and goat nights... yes, I said that- nights where real live goats join you for the party! But no matter what’s going on there, the unique Mayday beer tastings will never disappoint!

  • Arrington Vineyards in Tennessee, United States

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      Kix Brooks owns this beautiful winery. It is a gorgeous location with delicious wine tastings, light food, and relaxing jazz music. See the website for the event schedule. Once a year in August, Kix Brooks performs a free concert and purchase proceeds go to the local children’s hospital, Vanderbilt. It’s a great activity to take the kids to or have an adult night out!

  • Shipwreck Cove in Tennessee, United States

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      Out on Percy Priest Lake and need a place to relax, eat some food, and watch a band on a hot summer night? Check out Shipwreck Cove at Elm Hill Marina. :)

  • The Grilled Cheeserie in Tennessee, United States

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      The Grilled Cheeserie was known for their Food Truck experience, but now instead of only having the option of searching for their daily location, they have restaurants too. Best grilled cheese specialty sandwiches and tater tots in town!

  • Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint in Tennessee, United States

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      Featured on the TV show, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Martin’s is an attraction for locals and tourists. The original (and best, in my opinion) location is in Nolensville. The vibes are perfect and you sit in a country bar while eating the most amazing pulled pork and drinking beer. You can’t go wrong with anything you order here! I recommend it so highly, that when out-of-towner friends and family come visit, it’s on the top list of places to eat!

  • The Mall at Green Hills in Tennessee, United States

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      All the fancy name brand stores reside in the Green Hills Mall, anything from Coach to Restoration Hardware and everything in between. If it’s not in the mall, it’s in surrounding areas around the mall. Eat at any type of restaurant you can imagine. There’s also the movie theater that attracts all of the red carpet debuts for lead actors right there. Dress up and head to classy Green Hills!

  • The Avenue Murfreesboro in Tennessee, United States

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      Go shopping at the outdoor mall of Murfreesboro. This mall often hosts holiday events, so check out the schedule to find out if there’s anything going on when you are in town!

  • Kimbro's Pickin Parlor in Tennessee, United States

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      It’s a house... no it’s a fun entertainment area where you’ll lose track of time! This small bar has several rooms with the main ‘living room’ being where the live music takes place. Because you’re in Nashville, there’s musicians everywhere, not just the performers, so there is also a room dedicated to instruments that anyone can pick up and make music together with. Such a cool local place hidden away in Franklin!

  • The Alley on Main in Tennessee, United States

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      Upscale steakhouse in Murfreesboro... Great service, amazing food, and located in the beautiful downtown Murfreesboro.

  • Whiskey Dix Saloon in Tennessee, United States

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      Looking for line dancing, but not wanting to head downtown? Check out this dance club. There are two dance floors- the main one with country and a room in the back with Hip Hop! Located in the square in Murfreesboro.

  • Murfreesboro Axe in Tennessee, United States

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      Come to Nashville and throw axes at targets! Who doesn’t want to do that while drinking beer? This place is located in the historic downtown of Murfreesboro.

  • Kings Dining & Entertainment in Tennessee, United States

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      My personal favorite hangout in the beautiful city of Franklin! Chat and enjoy cocktails, have fun with cosmic bowling, or play some adult games- four person air hockey, pool, shuffle board, or basketball. There’s even a room in the back with live music and a burger restaurant attached. 21 and up after 10pm. During these strange times of Covid, it’s a great place to go because it’s not too busy and they enforce Covid precautions.

Hidden Gems in the Suburbs of Nashville

By Pam Patton
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Downtown Nashville is full of fun, but let’s not forget about all of the cities surrounding downtown that have tons to offer and worth a visit! #SeekerChallenge
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  • Mayday Brewery
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    • 40andfree Small brewery in Murfreesboro, but tons of fun! Check out their schedule for times they have food trucks, live music, songwriter nights, yoga and beer nights, and goat nights... yes, I said that- nights where real live goats join you for the party! But no matter what’s going on there, the unique Mayday beer tastings will never disappoint!

         
  • Arrington Vineyards
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    • 40andfree Kix Brooks owns this beautiful winery. It is a gorgeous location with delicious wine tastings, light food, and relaxing jazz music. See the website for the event schedule. Once a year in August, Kix Brooks performs a free concert and purchase proceeds go to the local children’s hospital, Vanderbilt. It’s a great activity to take the kids to or have an adult night out!

         
  • Shipwreck Cove
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    • 40andfree Out on Percy Priest Lake and need a place to relax, eat some food, and watch a band on a hot summer night? Check out Shipwreck Cove at Elm Hill Marina. :)

         
  • The Grilled Cheeserie
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    • 40andfree The Grilled Cheeserie was known for their Food Truck experience, but now instead of only having the option of searching for their daily location, they have restaurants too. Best grilled cheese specialty sandwiches and tater tots in town!

         
  • Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint
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    • 40andfree Featured on the TV show, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Martin’s is an attraction for locals and tourists. The original (and best, in my opinion) location is in Nolensville. The vibes are perfect and you sit in a country bar while eating the most amazing pulled pork and drinking beer. You can’t go wrong with anything you order here! I recommend it so highly, that when out-of-towner friends and family come visit, it’s on the top list of places to eat!

         
  • The Mall at Green Hills
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    • 40andfree All the fancy name brand stores reside in the Green Hills Mall, anything from Coach to Restoration Hardware and everything in between. If it’s not in the mall, it’s in surrounding areas around the mall. Eat at any type of restaurant you can imagine. There’s also the movie theater that attracts all of the red carpet debuts for lead actors right there. Dress up and head to classy Green Hills!

         
  • The Avenue Murfreesboro
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    • 40andfree Go shopping at the outdoor mall of Murfreesboro. This mall often hosts holiday events, so check out the schedule to find out if there’s anything going on when you are in town!

         
  • Kimbro's Pickin Parlor
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    • 40andfree It’s a house... no it’s a fun entertainment area where you’ll lose track of time! This small bar has several rooms with the main ‘living room’ being where the live music takes place. Because you’re in Nashville, there’s musicians everywhere, not just the performers, so there is also a room dedicated to instruments that anyone can pick up and make music together with. Such a cool local place hidden away in Franklin!

         
  • The Alley on Main
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    • 40andfree Upscale steakhouse in Murfreesboro... Great service, amazing food, and located in the beautiful downtown Murfreesboro.

         
  • Whiskey Dix Saloon
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    • 40andfree Looking for line dancing, but not wanting to head downtown? Check out this dance club. There are two dance floors- the main one with country and a room in the back with Hip Hop! Located in the square in Murfreesboro.

         
  • Murfreesboro Axe
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    • 40andfree Come to Nashville and throw axes at targets! Who doesn’t want to do that while drinking beer? This place is located in the historic downtown of Murfreesboro.

         
  • Kings Dining & Entertainment
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    • 40andfree My personal favorite hangout in the beautiful city of Franklin! Chat and enjoy cocktails, have fun with cosmic bowling, or play some adult games- four person air hockey, pool, shuffle board, or basketball. There’s even a room in the back with live music and a burger restaurant attached. 21 and up after 10pm. During these strange times of Covid, it’s a great place to go because it’s not too busy and they enforce Covid precautions.