There’s nothing flashy about Duke’s in East Nashville, which is exactly why we love it. The beer is cold and cheap, drinks are named after regulars, and it’s just the right amount of divey without making you wonder when the last time they cleaned the bathrooms was. Local DJs spin vinyl after 10pm every night and there’s also a sandwich counter with unique specials. Go dance, drink far too many High Lifes, have a snack, and be very happy that Duke’s exists.
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Eating at Lockeland Table in East Nashville feels like you’re at someone’s house, minus the guilt from not doing the dishes and plus wood-fired pizza.
Five Points Pizza
Five Points Pizza serves New York-style pizza and strombolis for dine-in or take out late into the night.
Mas Tacos Por Favor
Mas Tacos Por Favor in East Nashville makes the best tacos in town. They also have great tortilla soup and elote, if you can’t live on tacos alone.
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51st Deli is a casual sandwich shop/convenience store that also has tacos, Mexican food, and a wide drink selection.
Fido is a great coffeeshop and all-day breakfast spot in Hillsboro Village where you could run into your sr. advisor from Vandy or a music publicist.
Earnest Bar & Hideaway
Hemingway’s Bar & Hideaway is a low-key restaurant in Wedgewood-Houston where you can have great cocktails and eat Korean fried chicken until 1am.
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The Patterson House
The Patterson House is a great cocktail bar in Midtown with rules about when you can use your phone, where you can order, and who you can talk to.
Acme Feed & Seed
Acme Feed & Seed is a four-story bar and restaurant on Broadway with unique bar food, a great rooftop, and a random sushi bar on the second floor.
Robert’s Western World
Robert’s Western World is a legendary honky tonk on Lower Broadway where you go to drink beer and shot combos and dance to Johnny Cash cover bands.
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