Three Unique Locations to Explore Near Downtown Nashville!
It is always fun to go Downtown and get a drink, but have you ever tried to find the elusive Printer’s Alley? This alleyway is more of a gateway to some amazing bars and dining options. In the early 20th century, the alley was home to a thriving publishing industry. It was the home base for two large newspapers and at least ten print shops! As time passed, the location evolved, becoming home to restaurants and saloons. The bars which reside there now are descendants of those bars. Two of the more popular bars are Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar and Fleet Street Pub, but don’t hesitate to check out the other shops on the street!
The Gulch is another location you can’t miss visiting! With so many options for divine food, shopping, and classy bars. It’s definitely the up and coming side of Nashville. The Gulch has a strong focus on connectivity and walkability. Located just two blocks from the Music City Center, the innovative development and redevelopment is the home environment for the best urban living with retail, restaurant, entertainment venues. The Flying Saucer is one of the more casual bars in the Gulch, and it offers more than 200 different varieties of beer. If you’re more of a martini person, Bar Louie is the place you want to visit! They’re famous for their hand-crafted signature martinis, and they offer an extensive list of beer and wine as well. With all the different types of delicious drinks, don’t forget to try their traditional pub plates which offer burgers and sandwiches. And those are just two of the options for dining, so make sure to take a walk through the Gulch!
Last but not least, Marathon Motor Works 1200 is a place to walk through and experience. The building contains antique cars, phone booths, and other machinery. There are retail shops, commercial artists, options for food and drinks, and options for tours! If you love history, or if you want to experience some Nashville culture, make sure to stop by this location. The crown jewel of Marathon Motor Works 1200 is Antique Archaeology, the home of the American Pickers. You will find some of the most fascinating items in their store, or you could sell them some of the rare items from your collection! Either way, you’ll see more than history from Nashville because there are items from all over! Walking through Antique Archaeology is like seeing America’s pop culture past. The experience is thrilling. So, take a little time out of your day, get a drink from the Gulch, and walk around Marathon Motor Works 1200 for a self-guided tour through history.