SoBro/Downtown Nashville Tour
North and south of Broadway, home to Nashville's famous honky-tonks, the food scene is booming. Destination restaurants and culinary gems have sprung up amid Music City landmarks.
One of Nashville’s most happening areas, SoBro completely transformed in less than a decade. Hotels and high-rises replaced parking lots. Live music venues emerged from old industrial sites. And culinary hotspots opened so quickly that local food lovers are still catching up with the changes.
Join us on a walking and eating excursion through SoBro/Downtown to get oriented in this rapidly evolving area within earshot of Music City’s must-see attractions.
What to Expect
With five tasting stops over three hours, you’ll savor a variety of local flavors. Elevated Southern fare mingles with comfort food, and seasonal ingredients are always in the mix. You’ll indulge in the world’s first combination candy bar created more than 100 years ago--and reimagined deliciously today. At many locations, you’ll enjoy personal interaction with chefs and food industry professionals.
Between bites, you’ll walk on Nashville’s Music Mile and learn fun facts about the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Johnny Cash Museum and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. You’ll hear the story behind Nashville’s “Athens of the South” nickname, along with who dubbed Nashville “Music City.” Our engaging guide will share stories that even locals don’t know.
We look forward to hosting you, whether you’re a first-time visitor looking for an authentic Nashville experience or a local who wants to feel more connected to our rapidly evolving city.
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: About 2 miles with hills
Tour size: 12 people
Cost: $65 + tax, ticketing fee
What’s included: All tastings at 5 stops (plenty for lunch) and interaction with chefs and food industry experts.
Ticket sales deadline: 4pm day before tour.
Weather conditions: We have fun in any weather, so dress comfortably for the forecast.
Meeting point: A downtown landmark; locations vary by day (exact location provided with ticket purchase).
Bakersfield: Authentic Mexican street tacos paired with country twang
Black Rabbit: A chef-driven Prohibition-era cocktail lounge
Capitol Grille: Creative Southern cuisine inside the historic Hermitage Hotel
D'Andrews Bakery: Modern bakery with a Southern sensibility
Deacon's New South: A Southern steakhouse in Nashville's original skyscraper
Etch: Chef Deb Paquette works her magic in an upscale, open-kitchen
The Farm House: Locally sourced ingredients combined into reimagined Southern classics
Goo Goo Shop & Dessert Bar: Sweet confections made in house
Green Pheasant: Japanese culinary traditions meet Southern ingredients
Husk: Inventive Southern tastes in a historic Victorian mansion
Kitchen Notes: Elevated spins on traditional Southern fare
Liberty Common: All-day European-style cafe and bar
Martin's BBQ Joint: Specializing in whole hog smoking
Pancho & Lefty's Cantina: Modern take on Mexican street food
Southernaire Market: A grocery and butcher shop with made-to-order paninis
Woolworth on 5th: Historic lunch counter with a welcome table for all