Walkable Guide: The Gulch | Velocity

Enjoy our #guildpicks for the great city of Nashville! Say hi to our friends (at the shops & businesses below) for us.

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Prince's Hot Chicken

Suggest Driving: 5min | 423 6th Ave S, 37203
Hot Chicken | Website

The Prince family has been selling hot chicken for more than 70 years and is a no-frills spot. Prince’s hot chicken was originally conceived as a punishment for Thornton Prince but it turned out, he loved it!


Biscuit Love

Walkability: 1min | 316 11TH Avenue South
Breakfast | Website 

A family business born in the South serving breakfast, lunch and brunch. Don’t forget to try the Bonuts! They close at 3pm daily. To avoid to long lines, stop by between 2-3pm!


The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

Suggest Driving: 10min |731 Mcferrin Ave, 37206
American-German | Website

100% Tennessee-raised beef burgers, smoked bratwursts, and 100% pure cane sugar sodas. With the table umbrellas and outdoor heaters, you can enjoy the beer garden year round.

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The Chef & I

Walkability: 5min | 611 9th Ave S, 37203
American Comfort | Website

”A little bit gourmet and a little bit rock n’ roll.” With all items made from scratch right in front of you in their show kitchen, they are able to accommodate any and all of your dietary needs with unique flavors.



Walkability: 5min | 211 12th Ave S, 37203
Upscale Surf and Turf | Website

The menu offers plates using locally sourced ingredients and seasonal items with many natural flavors. While primarily serving dinner, weekends offer Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch buffet.


The 404 Kitchen

Walkability: 3min | 507 12th Ave S Fl 2, 37203
Farm-to-table | Website

Classic food with an innovative twist. Craft cocktail, rare wines, and a large whiskey selection. From seafood and meat plates to delicious vegetarian options, everyone is sure to enjoy.

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Barista Parlor Golden Sound

Walkability: 5min | 610 Magazine St, 37203
Coffeehouse | Website 

Contemporary coffeehouse serving java, tea, desserts & breakfast items such as homemade pop tarts. Enjoy one of their rotating flavors of drip coffee, cold brew, or a specialty espresso to get your day started on the right foot.


Whiskey Kitchen

Walkability: 8min | 118 12th Ave S, 37203
Pub-chic | Website 

Popular watering hole with warm-wood decor, a menu of tavern grub & a global selection of whiskeys. Nashville’s largest collection of world-class whiskeys, bourbons, ryes, and scotches and a menu thats a mix of chef-inspired pub favorites, southern classics, and wood-fired pizzas.


Tennessee Brew Works

Suggest Driving: 6min | 211 12th Ave S, 37203
Craft Brewery | Website 

Beers brewed on-site offered in an industrial taproom with oak barrel tables, a patio & live music. The beers are brewed using only natural ingredients and artisanal food created with almost all components made in house, you can’t go wrong here on a hot Nashville day.


Belle Meade Winery

Sugest Driving: 16min | 5025 Harding Pike, 37205
Historic Plantation | Website

Dating back to 1807, the Belle Meade Plantation is a historical Nashville staple. Daily public tours of the plantation come with a complimentary group wine tasting. You can also book Food and Wine Pairing or Private Tastings at an additional charge.

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Books At Cummins Station

Walkability: 10min | 209 10th Ave S Suite 211, 37203
Used Bookstore | Website

Enjoy getting lost in this locally owned boutique shop with floor to ceiling stacks of rare books. While this may not be a place to look for a specific novel, you’re sure to stumble upon (quite literally) a unique find.


Third Man Record

Walkability: 5min | 2040 W 30th Ave, 80211
Specialty Shop | Website 

Third Man Records was launched by Jack White and in 2009 opened it’s Nashville store and houses a record store, novelties lounge with a goal to bring spontaneity back into the record business. The Shop also offers tours sure to make you privy to the inner workings of their direct-to-acetate recording facilities and expansive label offices.

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Suggest Driving: 5min | 422 Broadway, 37203
Classic Honky-Tonk Bars | Website 

Broadway is a major thoroughfare in the downtown area in Nashville, Tennessee. It includes Lower Broadway, an entertainment district renowned for honky-tonks and live country music. Our suggestion is to start at the iconic Tootsie Orchid Lounge on 5th and work your way down.


Country Music Hall of Fame

Suggest Driving: 7min |  222 5th Ave S, 37203
Museum | Website

The Country Music Hall of Fame collections include more than 800 stage costumes, over 600 instruments, and 100 of other objects—from microphones to automobiles—documenting the history of country music. With Nashville being the music capital of the world, you can’t miss this unique experience.


Centennial Park

Suggest Driving: 10min | 2500 West End Ave, 37203
Urban Park | Website 

Centennial Park is a 132-acre park featuring a one-mile walking trail, a band shell, volleyball courts, a playground, and the Centennial Art Center. The Parthenon in Centennial Park is a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. Several festivals and music events take place throughout the year at the park.


Bluebird Cafe

Suggest Driving: 15min |  4104 Hillsboro Pike, 37215
Music Venue | Website

The Bluebird Cafe venue has gained worldwide recognition as a songwriter’s performance space where the “heroes behind the hits” perform their own songs. A Typical nightly performance consists of songwriters taking turns sharing their songs and stories behind the songs. It’s an experience showing why Nashville is known as Music City.

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Percy Priest Lake

Suggest Driving: 20min | 4010 Anderson Rd, 37217
Outdoor Fitness | Website 

Recreational activities at the lake include, boating, camping, fishing, horseback riding, picnicking, wildlife watching, swimming, sailing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, water skiing, hiking and biking. For a sandy swimming beach, head to the Anderson Road Recreation Area of the lake which also has grills, picnic tables.


Nashville Zoo

Suggest Driving: 20min | 3777 Nolensville Pike, 37211
188-Acre Zoo ($12-$20/ticket) | Website 

Nashville Zoo is a progressive and dynamic zoological park located just 6 miles south of downtown Nashville. It is involved with international conservation and research efforts to save threatened species and contains over 6,230 individual animals, encompassing 339 species — from cute clouded leopards to crawly bird-eating tarantulas.

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Walkability: 3min | 226 11th Ave S, 37203
Wellness Pharmacy | Website 

Nashville’s neighborhood pharmacy, offering prescription, wellness, and aesthetic services. With a belief in holistic, integrative, and comprehensive approach to assist you in meeting your health, wellness, and beauty goals.

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The Gulch Nail Bar

Walkability: 5min | 1112 Division St, 37203
Nail Salon | Website 

The Gulch Nail Bar strives for a healthy nail spa experience for each of their guests from organic manicure and pedicure options to a variety of waxing services.

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Woodhouse Day Spa

Suggested Driving: 5min | 3244 Navajo St #101, 80211
Skincare Spa | Website 

Whether for a day or an hour, friends’ day out, bridal shower, birthday or anniversary, Woodhouse Day Spa offers luxurious Facials, Waxing, and Skin care treatments for overall well being, and a youthful appearance.