Located in the historic Cannery building, Mercy Lounge has an interesting past. It began its journey in 1863 as a flour mill and later became a coffee grinding shop. In 1957, the Dale Company took over the building and manufactured processed food items, such as jams, peanut butter and jelly. In the early 1970s, a restaurant and theater sprang up in the building. Famous artists such as Jimmy Cliff, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz and Robin Trouer have performed at this venue. The lounge has a seating capacity of 500 and an adjacent room that has pool tables and pinball machines. The Mercy Lounge opens its doors at 8 in the evening every day except Sunday.
The Sommet Center is an immense building that hosts impressive events that range from classical concerts to sports. This entertainment center has hosted the Miss Teen America Pageant, a concert by American Idol's Clay Aiken, Sarah McLachlan, Prince, and even the US 2004 Gymanstics Championships. Within the center there are meeting rooms, rehearsal halls, the Levy Restaurant, scoreboards and VIP suite facilities. Dedicated to music is the Music City Theater with excellent acoustics for a musical performance.
505 Deaderick Street Tennessee Performing Arts Center Nashville, TN 37219 +1 615 782 4000
Home to the Nashville Ballet, the Nashville Symphony, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, and the Nashville Opera Association, Andrew Jackson Hall was built in 1972, and seats up to 2,472 people. In the past it has staged broadway shows such as 'Thoroughly Modern Millie', 'The Producers', 'The Full Monty', 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and more. The mission of this center is to serve the needs of a community engaged in the performing arts, and creating a space for more arts education.
With eight different brews, Big River Grill and Brewing Works will surely have a flavor and body to suit your taste. From the light Sweet Magnolia to the stout and hearty Iron Horse Dark, you will find micro-brewed nirvana in downtown Nashville. Pints are available for just a few dollars, depending on the brew. Should you get hungry from lifting all those mugs, there is a complete lunch and dinner menu.
25 Middleton Street Nashville, TN 37210 +1 615 254 9103
For nearly a century this troupe of actors, singers and musicians has been entertaining children and their parents with popular productions and original plays. The historic Nashville Children's Theatre hosts eight productions each season, and students from local schools fill most of the seats. Weekend matinee performances give parents and other family members a chance to enjoy the shows with their children. The theater provides an excellent opportunity to expose children to the dramatic arts and entertain them at the same time. Ticket prices vary by show and seating preference.
2400 Elliston Plaza Nashville, TN 37203 +1 615 320 1161
Your meal begins with a bucket of peanuts and perhaps a drink from the bar. Toss the shells on the floor and sip your favorite import or domestic brew while you wait for your table. Select a seat outdoors on the patio during warmer months. What's good to eat here? Burgers are the staple. Thick, juicy and full of flavor, these American classics are the best in town. Other menu mainstays include chicken club sandwiches, pasta dishes and enormous salads. Bring your friends and a hearty appetite and enjoy an evening among the peanuts.
Simple decor, simple clientele and a simple mission: serve the best cheeseburgers in town and keep the beer cold. The cheeseburgers are fabulous. Each is a quarter pound of beef grilled to order, served on a grilled multi-grain bun. The beer is equally enticing. Dollar long-necks provide the perfect refreshment on hot days. Be content with domestics, though, because imports don't find their way to this bar.
120 Second Avenue North Nashville, TN 37201 +1 615 902 8200
This is "the" place to kick your spurs up in Music City. The dance floor is the largest in Nashville, and the music and dancing are virtually nonstop. If showing off your moves makes you hungry, the kitchen offers a full lunch and dinner menu and the bar serves up frosty mugs of your favorite imported and domestic brews. This place is perfect for a night out with friends, a birthday party or for "boot-scootin'" with your sweetheart.
Not every meal has to be a healthy, gourmet experience. That's good news for this little diner. At Hermitage Cafe, you'll be hard-pressed to find anything healthy here, except maybe the water, but the cafe does serve delicious food nonetheless. The sometimes surly wait staff serves hot and fresh food 24 hrs a day, including eggs and hashbrowns, hot sandwiches, greasy hamburgers and country-fried steaks. The decor is a bit rustic, but for late-night dining after a game or for an early morning breakfast, there's no place better. Just don't have your cholesterol checked the same day.
112 Second Avenue North Nashville, TN 37201 +1 615 251 0097
Unlike many downtown music venues, Windows On The Cumberland has character and atmosphere. Tall windows line the wood-paneled walls and actually do overlook the Cumberland River. The narrow room features a small stage and a small balcony. The tables are normally pushed to the walls to make room for dancing, and there's plenty of reason to dance. A local band kicks off the show every night at five with an "unplugged" set, followed by the nightly headliner. Saturday night is old-time country night and Sundays feature the sounds of the islands with reggae bands. Come in and enjoy a brew, listen to some tunes and dance the night away. No cover charge.
Located in downtown Nashville, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center is
sprawled across an entire city block between 5th and 6th Avenues of Union Street. The main performance venue of the center is the Andrew Jackson Hall. This hall can ...
With eight different brews, Big River Grill and Brewing Works
will surely have a flavor and body to suit your taste. From the light Sweet Magnolia to the stout and hearty Iron Horse Dark, you will find micro brewed ...
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