I had so much fun with the last Sip, Shop, See installment & couldn't wait to share more of my town with you! Thank you for your warm response, very happy to see that you are as excited for this series as I am. Today I'm taking you along to another part of Nashville, this time we are in the Midtown/West End area. (The last Sip, Shop, See was in Hillsboro Village, check it our here.)
Midtown/West End flanks Vanderbilt & is frequented by young professionals, from Vandy & the many hospitals/banks/businesses in the surrounding area. Both Division & Demonbreun Street have vibrant bar scenes, & West End is dotted with cute shops, & most notably, Centennial Park. It is a great place to meet & mingle after work.
A new to the neighborhood bar that is generating quite the buzz is Two Bits. This game centric establishment serves up tasty comfort food, creative cocktails, & a healthy serving of classic board & video games. I go for the tasty treats & my husband for the games! You can play old school console games at your table while you eat/drink (Atari, Nintendo, Sega Genesis) & then hit up the arcade games (Ms Pac Man, Off Road and Donkey Kong - all for free!) or wide selection of board & table games.
The drink menu from Two Bits will have your mouth watering in 2 seconds - I love the creative names & the unique ingredients! I am still working my way through the list, but right now the G & V (germaine & violette) is topping my list of favorites (actually every drink that I have tried so far is on there as well!)
United Apparel Liquidators (UAL) is located on West End & appears shockingly umremarkable from the road, however, there are major treasures waiting inside. UAL might actually be one of the best kept shopping secrets in town. Specializing in high-end, luxury products at close-out prices, you never know what you will find, but you know it will be amazing. (Non-Nashville residents, you are in luck, UAL is now selling their fab finds on eBay!)
On my most recent visit I found DvF dresses for $60, Kate Spade shoes under $50, Prada pants for $150 (down from $890), a L'Wren Scott dress & butter soft leather Theory paper bag waist shorts. Definitely go with your girlfriends & be ready to want to try everything on!
Centennial Park is an iconic fixture that sits in the middle of Nashville. Iconic mostly because it has a full-scale replica of the Parthenon, but also because it hosts so many "Nashville" experiences, including: Musicians Corner, Big Band Dances, Tennessee Crafts Fair (happens at least twice a year & is my favorite time to pick up Christmas presents), Shakespeare in the Park, afternoon naps under the glorious shade tress, Food Truck meet-ups & pick up frisbee games.
Recently, B Cycle Bikes started popping up all over town, with a new stand in Centennial Park. This bike sharing program is a great way to explore Nashville. You can check in & out bikes all over town, on the cheap. We made our own bike & brewery tour one weekend & I highly recommend it!
Again, a huge thanks to the businesses that opened their doors to me. Two Bits & UAL are amazing stores that love our local culture. And as always, Rae Marshall did a beyond fantastic job capturing it all.