Shops/Restaurants/Event & Venues that were New to Nashville in 2015

Food & Drink

5th & Taylor — Go for the stunning, industrial-chic interior; stay for the Elvis Moon Pie dessert. 1411 5th Ave. N., 615-242-4747; 5thandtaylor.com 

Amari — This small, speakeasy-style cocktail bar comes from the owner of Savarino’s in Hillsboro Village. 2121 Belcourt Ave., 615-460-9878; amarinashville.com 

Americano — A hit of contemporary Spanish fare served up tapas-style on West End Avenue. 1720 West End Ave., Ste. 100, 615-321-2209; americanonashville.com 

Avo — Raw, vegan, and yet omnivore-friendly, this Charlotte haunt does good work with veg-based pad Thai and faux lasagna. 3001 Charlotte Ave., 615-329-2377; eatavo.com 

Bajo Sexto — Stop by the Country Music Hall of Fame for super-authentic Mexican—and take a margarita to go. 216 5th Ave. S., 615-577-7717; bajosextotaco.com 

Biscuit Love Brunch — A tip for navigating The Gulch’s “It” spot for all-day biscuit-based brunch items: Don’t skip the bonuts. 316 11th Ave. S., 615-490-9584; biscuitlovebrunch.com 

Butchertown Hall — Texan and German fare join forces at this neighborhood joint—highlights include the killer sausages and outstanding beer list. 1416 4th Ave. N., 615-454-3634; butchertownhall.com 

Café Lula — This fast, healthy café is part of the Ryman’s recent expansion and boasts show-stealing hot biscuits. 116 5th Ave. N., 615-458-8760; cafelula.net 

Cochon Butcher — New Orleans by way of Germantown, it’s a sandwich shop, wine bar, and butcher rolled into one. 1120 4th Ave N., Ste. 101, 615-567-5887; cochonbutcher.com 

Double Dogs Pub — The perfect game-day hang with dozens of TVs and true pub grub—including a dog bowl full of nachos. 1807 21st Ave. S., 615-292-8110; doubledogs.biz 

Embers Ski Lodge — Ever wanted to take a shot off a ski with your closest friends? This place is full of such après-ski fun. 2410 12th Ave. S., 615-866-5652; embersskilodge.com 

The Family Wash/Garage Coffee — The beloved East Nashville music venue has new digs—with the addition of all-day breakfast and Garage Coffee. 626A Main St., 615-645-9930; familywash.com 

Fifty First Kitchen & Bar — Romantics, take note: You’ll find a date-night ambience and Italian-inspired fare inside this revamped west side 1800s-era home. 5104 Illinois Ave., 615-712-6111; 51nashville.com 

Goozy — The name says it all—this is Green Hills’ best spot for gooey, oozy dishes and desserts. 4117 Hillsboro Pk., Ste. 104, 615-297-0274; gotogoozy.com

Green Hills Grille — This reincarnation of the original outpost maintains its popular version of tortilla soup. 2002 Richard Jones Rd., Ste. 104A, 615-620-8390; ghgrille.com 

Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace — Donelson’s new taproom and community drinking space features a Sunday beer brunch. 2720 Old Lebanon Rd., 629-888-9180; homegrownnashville.com 

Homestead Manor — Take a drive to this historic home for its Mediterranean menu, featuring items from the full organic farm out back. 4683 Columbia Pk., Thompson’s Station, 615-538-6113; homesteadmanor.com 

The Honeysuckle — Cool Springs is falling in love with this brasserie-like steakhouse and oyster bar just steps away from the Galleria. 1770 Galleria Blvd., Franklin, 615-771-2111; thehoneysuckle.com 

Le Sel — The Goldbergs nail it once again with nouvelle French cuisine set within a smartly designed version of a contemporary brasserie. 1922 Adelicia St., 615-490-8550; leselnashville.com

Little Octopus — It’s Miami with a dash of Mediterranean in East Nashville thanks to flavorful tapas made with wholesome ingredients. 604 Gallatin Ave., 615-454-3946; littleoctopusnashville.com

Pickers Vodka — Nashville vodka means ultra-purified, clean-tasting liquor from the SPEAKeasy Spirits Distillery. pickersvodka.com 

Revelator Coffee — Now we have an outpost of this female-owned, Birmingham-based coffee concept that roasts its own brews. 1817 21st Ave. S.; revelatorcoffee.com 

Rudie’s Seafood & Sausage — The Mitchell Delicatessen team focuses on whole animal butchery, housemade sausages, and even oysters at this East Nashville hang. 1402 McGavock Pk., 615-645-5167; rudiesnashville.com

Skull’s Rainbow Room — Printers Alley’s ancient mainstay got a makeover, adding killer cocktails to the mix. 222 Printer’s Alley, 615-810-9631; skullsrainbowroom.com 

Slow Hand Coffee — Baked goods and handmade brews are worth at a stop at this former food-truck concept located near Cummins Station. 300A 10th Ave. S., 615-603-8311; slowhand.coffee

The Southernaire Market — An offshoot of The Southern, this Cajun-inspired grocery carries seafood, sundries, beers, and merch. 150 3rd Ave. S., 615-490-8077; southernairemarket.com 

Steadfast Coffee — Germantown’s hip new hang, set beside The Skillery, pumps out coffee soda to the masses. 603 Taylor St., 615-891-7424; steadfast.coffee 

Three Brothers Coffee —Biking in Nashville is better thanks to Cumberland Transit’s just-opened West End coffee stop. 2813 West End Ave., 615-835-2166; threebroscoffee.com 

Trattoria Il Mulino — Seriously good (and satiating) Italian fare now lives in the base of the Hilton Nashville Downtown. 144 5th Ave. S., 615-620-3700; trattoriailmulinonashville.com 

 

Shopping

Bone Feather Studio — Tucked inside Track One, designer Brooke Hagaman’s new retail shop is beautifully staged with her locally crafted leather pieces. 1201 4th Ave. S.; bonefeather.com 

CG2 Gallery — An offshoot of the Green Hills Cumberland Gallery brings collaborative shows to Track One. 1201 4th Ave. S., Ste. 104, 615-293-4637; cg2gallery.com

Draper James — Sleek and sometimes preppy, Draper James opened its first retail outpost in 12 South. 2608 12th Ave. S.; draperjames.com 

FitLoft — Two athletes offer up their favorites in apparel and workout gear above On the End CrossFit. 2910 West End Ave., 615-601-1638; fitloftnashville.com 

Goo Goo Shop — The iconic Nashville candy snagged a downtown address to peddle its chocolates and a dessert bar. 116 3rd Ave. S., 615-490-6685; googoo.com 

Hanna Andersson — The Green Hills mall now features Swedish-inspired designs for babies, their mommas, and everyone in between. The Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Rd., 615-298-5488; hannaandersson.com 

K. McCarthy — Expect decent prices and great art inside the brick-and-mortar version of the K. McCarthy truck. 4100 Hillsboro Cir., 615-972-1696; kmccarthyfashiontruck.com 

Make + Model Studio — Vintage finds make their home within curator Brandy Adams’ by-appointment studio. 4320 Kenilwood Dr., Ste. 105, 615-934-7841; makeandmodelnashville.com

Masaya & Co. — This Nicaragua-based sustainable furniture design firm has opened a storefront in Edgehill Village. 1200 16th Ave. S., 615-496-2606; masayacompany.com 

Nisolo Showroom — Having merged with Red Earth, Nisolo displays shoes, bags, and jewelry in its new showroom. 1903 9th Ave. N., 615-953-1087; nisolo.com 

Revv — Edgy, rocker-like fashions fill this 1,300-square-foot space in the Hill Center Acklen. 1815 21st Ave. S., 629-888-4711; facebook.com/shoprevv 

Townsend Style — Celebrity stylist Trish Townsend set up shop for the sophisticated menswear she often selects for her clients. 7110 Town Center Way, 615-347-1259; townsendstyle.com

Health and Beauty

Boardroom — Dapper and debonair, Boardroom brings spa-like services to the Nashville gentleman. 7010 Executive Center Dr., Ste. 104, Brentwood, 615-645-4701; boardroomsalon.com 

Bowtie Barber Club — Grab a straight-razor shave at this old-timey haircut joint in Donelson. 2707 Lebanon Pk., Donelson, 615-840-6507; bowtiebarberclub.com 

Brave Barber — There’s now a throwback barbershop—complete with vintage salon chairs and figurines—on 8th Avenue. 2106B 8th Ave. S., 615-499-5879; bravebarber.com 

ClassPass — App subscribers get access to more than 40 local fitness studios for $79 per month. classpass.com

The Exercise Coach — Exerbotics equipment fills this Brentwood fitness studio that uses data and analytics to motivate clients. 7031 Executive Center Dr., Ste. 109, Brentwood, 615-326-4449; exercisecoachbrentwood.com 

Neighborhood Barre — This comfortable and friendly barre studio has Tennessee roots—plus child care. 7010 Executive Dr., Ste. 102, Brentwood, 615-454-3785; neighborhoodbarre.com/nashville.php 

The Pilates Garage — “Garage” is code for “boutique” at this Acklen Avenue Pilates studio, which houses six reformer machines. 2106A Acklen Ave., 630-204-5283; pilatesgaragenashville.com 

Pioneer Gentlemen’s Barber — Haircuts and classic shaves are the focus at this new men’s hangout in The Gulch. 408 11th Ave. S., 615-915-2763; pioneerbarber.com 

Soar Adventure Tower — Welcome to 10,000 square feet of climbable, aerial-focused fun. 3794 Carothers Pkwy., Franklin, 615-721-5103; soaradventure.com - aa

Culture

Ascend Amphitheater — This city-funded, Live Nation–operated venue sits right on the banks of the Cumberland. 301 1st Ave. S., 615-999-9000; ascendamphitheater.com 

The Basement East — Expanding on the 8th Avenue original, Mike Grimes introduces another rocking venue for emerging bands. 917 Woodland St., 615-645-9174; thebasementnashville.com

First Tennessee Park — The shiny new Nashville Sounds stadium features local food and drink, including the offerings at the Goldberg brothers’ right field bar, The Band Box. 401 Jackson St., 615-690-4487; firsttennesseepark.com 

George Jones Museum — Downtown now boasts a tribute to the storied singer’s 50-year career, complete with a rooftop bar and restaurant. 128 2nd Ave. S., 615-818-0128; georgejonesmuseum.com

Nashville Fashion Alliance — A powerhouse team of fashion pros is collaborating to grow the talent, jobs, and strength of the local fashion economy. nashvillefashionalliance.com 

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival — The first Pilgrimage Festival landed on a sprawling Franklin farm this fall, bringing good vibes and two days of killer acts. pilgrimagefestival.com 

“Soul of Nashville” at the Ryman Auditorium — Walk through this 4-D theater experience to relive 123 years of the auditorium’s history. 116 5th Ave. N., 615-889-3060; ryman.com

Sound Harvest Music Festival — A rock and pop playground, fall’s inaugural Sound Harvest fest included hometown heroes plus big names. soundharvest.com