Trendy, modern, and energetic. That’s the way we describe North Gulch, one of our favorite areas in Music City. Filled with boutique gyms, juice and coffee shops, dog parks, rooftop bars, and some of the best dining experiences, this area has everything you need. Fitness lovers, this one’s for you. The Gulch is home to tons of options for workouts – from yoga to boxing to bootcamp, every corner has an incredible gym. Home to celeb gyms like Tim McGraw’s Tru Mav, the high intensity boot camp gym and national brand Club Pilate’s femine, low intensity workout that focuses on targeting isolated movements and flexibility, there’s something for everyone. Head over to Capitol View and cycle with Rukus, or master kickboxing in a heated workout room at Hotbox Nashville. Looking for a healthy way to finish off the day? Stop by Juice Bar, E + Rose, or Blue Stripes Cacao Shop for the most refreshing smoothies and acai bowls, or snag a healthy treat from their fridge and take it to go.
Capitol View, a newly opened area situated between Gulch and Germantown, features an incredible greenspace connected to a Greenway, dog park, and playground, tons of shops and eateries, and more. Follow the Greenway from Capitol View to the Gulch on the uninterrupted sidewalk to explore the city, or grab groceries at the newly opened Publix situated in the middle of Capitol View. Are you the type to impulse buy when you’re hungry? No worries – Memphis born staple Central BBQ is in walking distance (try every BBQ sauce), or locally owned M.L. Rose (get the cheese fries or skillet cookie) before you venture in. If you’re more in a shopping mood, Vici is on the corner to dress like your fav influencer, or snag Starbucks and a blowout before a night out.
More of a breakfast person? Head to a coffee shop or breakfast hotspot in the area. Killebrew in the bottom of the Thompson Hotel is truly out of this world – with our top pick for hot chocolate in the area. Snag brunch at the famous Milk + Honey or Ford Fry’s incredible Superica Tex-Mex around the corner. Culinary lovers, don’t go far. The Gulch has some of the top dining experiences in Nashville! The Chef and I is a true experience, with gourmet food options, top shelf crafter cocktails, and a live culinary show all in one. Have a special occasion, out of towner, or need to celebrate? That’s your spot. For a more casual meal, Saint Anejo is the award winner of the best margarita in Nashville in our books. A fun, energetic, and vibrant environment puts you in the mood for a good time! With a huge selection of tacos, incredible queso, and out of this world margaritas, it is a true crowd pleaser. They have a gorgeous patio that serves as the perfect spot for an impromptu meeting, happy hour, or brunch on the weekend. In need of a home cooked meal that impresses anyone? Adeles is another upscale, special occasion dinner spot and perfect for you. With beautiful, crisp interiors and a dreamy outdoor patio, this is the spot for farm to table, family style meals.
The Gulch is home to one of the best rooftop bars in the city and a local fav. At the top of the Thompson hotel, LA Jackson is a dream for any and all craft cocktail lovers! With the most insta worthy sips, perfect sunset skyline view, and truffle fries that make you want to give up your diet ASAP, we think this spot is top ranked on our must see list. Dress up and grab a drink before dinner, or watch the sunset and stay for the DJ on the weekends. For more casual fun, Pins Mechanical is a full service bar with fun, themed cocktails, bowling alleys, shaded outdoor games, and more. Best part? Dogs are welcome and so are large groups.