Find the Best Things to Do in East Nashville

Nashville Local Expert

About East Nashville

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 If you're looking for a laid-back, artsy section of Music City, look no further than East Nashville. This historic neighborhood is a hub of arts, local music, award-winning dining, and craft beer. The east side is just across the river from downtown, and it's the perfect place to find local music, craft beer, boutique shopping, and incredible food.


Many of the best restaurants in Nashville lie within the East Nashville neighborhood. Providing much of the clout this city possesses as an up-an-coming food capital of the South.  Excellent dining can be found at Marché Artisan Foods, a marketplace and cafe which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a friendly, community-oriented setting.  For a taste of the creative vibe this neighborhood has to offer, try locating the I Dream of Weenie food truck for a unique take on hot dogs.  Also sample cuisine prepared by a James Beard nominee at Lockeland Table.


The Family Wash is a cozy and laidback venue in East Nashville. A former laundromat, this hangout is an ideal place for a night of live music, good beer (or wine!) and simple, yet delicious food served by a friendly staff - most of whom live in the neighborhood. Keep in mind, the size is quaint; be sure to arrive early for a great seat.  With a beer garden patio and good company, 3 Crow Bar is another must-visit.


Five Points is the heart and hub of hip East Nashville. A thriving community full of locally-owned businesses, Five Points showcases a wide variety of Nashville talent and flavor. It's a more eclectic sprinkling of shops, a world apart from the hustle and bustle of busy downtown, and the perfect place to go if you're in the mood to do a little antique, art or vintage shopping.