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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Pepperfire Hot Chicken
Best known for their consistent, unique flavor.
”Awesome Hot Chicken and the Deep Fried Grilled Cheese Sandwich is best i ever had. It's my go to place for Hot Chicken, always.” For heat levels, less is sometimes more.
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Barista Parlor Golden Sound
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.
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
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
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
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
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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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
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 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.
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
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 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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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.
Woodhouse Day Spa
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.