January 11, 2022
Nashville is a sports fan's playground with national teams like the NFL Tennessee Titans, NHL Nashville Predators and Nashville Soccer Club, Tennessee's Major League Soccer Club. If you're in town for a game, you may want to explore a bit more of the city while you’re here. Browse below for where to sleep, eat and what to do during your time in Music City.
Where to Sleep in Nashville
Hotel Preston is located outside of downtown Nashville, but has a good list of in-room and hotel features including free parking, 24-hour room service, LCD flat panel televisions, Terra Pure bath products, organic coffee and teas, plush robes and comfortable, spacious rooms. They’re also pet-friendly in case you’re traveling with your dog.
The Doubletree is centrally located to the buzzing city. You’re a short walk away from all the excitement on Lower Broadway, and rideshare services are available if you want to explore the areas outside of downtown Nashville without having to worry about parking your car. Book a king bed and enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, premium bath products and an in-room selection of healthy treats, two bottles of water, snacks and candies replenished daily.
Book a stay at Noelle and not only do you get a great hotel room, but also an inside look at the uniqueness of Nashville. The hotel celebrates creators of all types through its decor, the hotel art gallery and the Keep Shop - a boutique filled with items from Nashville’s top fashion designers, artists and makers. Enjoy a drink in Noelle’s hidden bar, 24-hour room service and hydration stations on each floor. Rooms include HD flat screen smart TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, a hand-held steamer and Red Flower custom scented bath amenities.
Be close to the bright lights of Broadway but tucked away enough to get a good night’s sleep. At the Bobby Hotel, you’ll find rooms decked out with eclectic trinkets and decor, rainfall showerheads in the bathrooms, fully-stocked minibars, luxurious bath amenities and several places to grab a bite on-site. Make your way to the rooftop lounge for a crafted cocktail and explore the 1956 retrofitted Scenicruiser. Cafe at Bobby welcomes you with a relaxed vibe where you can sip your morning or afternoon beverage of choice with a pastry, an omelet salad or burger.
Where to Eat in Nashville
More than 30 beers on tap on any given day, Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen is your beer haven in Nashville when taking in a sports event. Located on 4th Ave N. in downtown Nashville – in close proximity to First Tennessee Park, home to the Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team – world-class and hyper-local beers are all available for you to enjoy. Pair your drink with housemade pretzels and warm beer cheese, fried cheese curds, pulled pork quesadillas, wings, lamb meatballs or have a full meal with bratwurst served on a locally-baked bun with a side of house pickles.
At NashHouse Southern Spoon and Saloon in the Cambria Hotel, you can catch a game on the 15-foot video screen or enjoy live music every night. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night menus are served. You can find dishes like the vegetarian-friendly Farmhouse Scramble; whole chicken dishes with biscuit stuffing and gravy; burgers including a quinoa and cauliflower patty with lettuce, tomato, tomato jam and onion; grilled catfish tacos and more. Top shelf whiskey, a long list of craft cocktails and 36 beers on tap can also be enjoyed.
Party Fowl serves up Nashville hot chicken and their signature “boozy slushies” in its sprawling 8th Ave. South location on the outskirts of downtown Nashville. Choose your heat from mild to “Pultrygeist” while enjoying a sports game on one of the 13 large screen TVs. Dance to live music and enjoy the convertible open air dining thanks to the garage doors on all sides of the restaurant.
Conveniently on the corner of Broadway and 4th Avenue, Merchant’s is a Nashville staple, being a part of the downtown community for more than 30 years. The multi-level restaurant offers a bistro of cocktails and comfort food like black bean burgers, grilled salmon, strawberry salad and man n’ cheese; the second floor offers an upscale dining experience with steaks, prime rib, lamb chops and lobster rolls; and the third floor is open for private dining experiences.
What to Do in Nashville
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and Museum houses a multimedia collection of memorabilia, stories and more that honor the great legends in Tennessee sports. From Derrick Henry to Pat Summitt, you can dive into the sports history of the state. The Hall serves as a platform to connect athletes, coaches, sports fans and supporters by acknowledging the life achievements through sports.
Nashville’s Lower Broadway is filled with live music venues. Hop in and out of the venues to hear country music favorites at Robert’s Western World, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, The Stage and Ole Red Nashville; blues at BB King’s Blues Club, and even comedy at Gino’s East. You never know who may get on stage and be tomorrow’s biggest star.
Practice your golf swing at Topgolf Nashville while enjoying the full-service restaurant and bars, more than 200 HDTVs and even a concert venue that hosts artists like We Three, T-Pain, We Came as Romans, AJ Mitchell and The Maine. Play from a variety of games like TopScramble where you play team against team; TopScore, the farther the target that you hit, the more points you receive; and the classic TopGolf where you score points by hitting balls into any target.
Go behind the scenes at Yazoo Brewing Company to see how this Nashville original brews some of their best beers with an $8 tour. Then, go to the spacious taproom to sample them yourself. Pale, wheat and brown ales, porters and pilsners, IPAs and Hefeweizens can all be found on tap at Yazoo. Kick back and spend some time with family and friends at the taproom located on Division Street, about 10 minutes from downtown Nashville.
With so much to see and do, Nashville is the perfect place to have a memorable sports fan getaway.