The drinks at Rare Bird.
The drinks at Rare Bird.


The Resy Guide to Dining in Downtown Nashville


Nashville’s downtown has always been a place to hear live music, grab a cold beer and hit the honky tonks, or visit cultural icons like the Ryman Auditorium, Frist Center for the Arts, and Country Music Hall of Fame.

But it’s also where much of the city’s best food can be found, from the legendary fried bologna sandwich at Robert’s to smoky pulled pork at Martin’s or a plate of chilled raw oysters at The Southern Steak and Oyster. And it has become a prime location for people-watching as the city’s reputation as a bachelorette destination has grown over the past years. So, head downtown for lunch or dinner and soak it all in. It’s all here in our guide to downtown Nashville.