Monday, August 4, 2014

Sip, Shop, See: West End

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 CornerBig 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.


  1. You are the cutest! And Two Bits sounds so fun–my friends and I are dying to visit Nashville, so I'm saving your suggestions for sure!

  2. I love seeing you in the town! So, so cute!

  3. When I lived in Nashville I'd spend CRAZY amounts of money at UAL. I miss that store more than I should miss any one place.


  4. ahh that bar looks so awesome!



  5. Love this post! I now know that I need to visit Nashville like...right now. Until then, I'll visit UAL on ebay. Love your outfit, too! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Wow, great post!! It looks like such really cool gems in your town. I would LOVE to hang out in that bar!

    xo Jackie

    Something About That

  7. in love with those donut shoes!! xxo

  8. gorgeous grey dress lady!


  9. I used to stay at the Vandy Marriott for work a lot and I love both that park and UAL! Next time I'm in town, I must check out Two Bits! Great post!!



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