Hot Spots near ParkCentral Apartments – Nashville, TN

Nashville has so much to offer, great parks, museums, restaurants, music and night life.  We have compiled a list of some top night hot spots that are not too far from your Nashville Apartment and a little off the beaten path.

nashville_bluebirdBluebird Café – this quirky Nashville classic is tucked way in Green Hills in a strip mall, but offers a unique music listening experience featuring raw, local TALENT.   Featured in the early 2000s on the television show “Live From the Blue Bird Café”, this intimate music venue provides music lovers with the opportunity to enjoy great music and for song writers to feature their craft.  It is small (only 90 seats) and lines can be long, but it is a great way to hear music in Nashville.

station_inn_logoThe Station Inn – Nothing says Nashville like this gritty music venue.   This place is not fancy; it is dark with rows of folding tables and mismatched chairs.  Don’t let the run down appearance deter you, the music is amazing and on many nights one of the stars from the Grand Ole Opry show up to jam.

They only serve beer, hot dogs and pizza, but if you are looking for a night of talent and music, this is the place to go.  Yelp gives it a 4 ½ star rating for music venues and dive bars.

patterson houseThe Patterson House – Any place that serves a Bacon Old Fashion is OK in my books, but the high ratings and comments found on Yelp and Trip Advisor make this a night spot worth checking out.

It is located in Midtown on Music Row and is open 7 days a week from 5 pm to 3 am.  This speak easy serves light apps, has a great vibe and the bar tenders are referred to as mixologists.  All these attributes and their 4 ½ star Yelp rating make it a Nashville hot spot worth visiting.

Spending Father’s Day with Dad in Centennial Park


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You are lucky enough to live in a great apartment on Centennial Park and the location and award winning designs and amenities were some of the reasons you chose The Park, but did you know that Centennial Park has so many options to treat your Dad to a perfect Father’s Day.

This 132 acre park is right outside your window and is the perfect way to spend the day.  Visit the iconic Pantheon, not the one in Rome, but there is a replica of the Pantheon in Centennial Park.  This exact replica of the original now acts as an Art Museum which is the permanent home to over 63 paintings from 19th and 20th American artists and hosts temporary exhibits throughout the year.

If art isn’t Dad’s thing, take a stroll through the park, hike along the one-mile walking trail or get fit on the exercise trail, visit the duck pond, the sunken garden or Lake Watauga.  What a great way to spend Father’s Day.

Pack a picnic, bring the family (don’t forget Fido) and enjoy a sunny Sunday in the park.  The best part is if you forget something you only have to cross the street, but while you are there you will feel miles away.

If rock and roll and blues are more your style, you are in luck.  On June 19th the San Rafael Band will be playing from 7pm to 9pm in nearby Red Caboose Park in Bellevue.  Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket and be ready to listen to some great rock and blues.

Every Friday Centennial Park in the summer you can enjoy the Big Band Dance series.  June 20th will be Debbi Bailes & Her Band.   Learn how to dance with group lessons from 7:00 to 7:30 and 8:30 to 8:50.  Put on your dancing shoes, bring a blanket and a picnic or enjoy the savory and sweet treats from the Food Tucks.

These are just some ideas for treating your Dad to the perfect Father’s Day near your apartment in Nashville.

The Perks of Living in Nashville


Live Music: Music is everywhere in Nashville. There are always hot spots to go to when it comes to country music

Great Green Spaces: Nashvillians love their parks, trails and greenways. More than a million people visit Nashville parks a year.

The Dining Scene: If you want really great food, Nashville will make you proud! The classic favorite: Nashville Hot Chicken, a fiery delight at Hattie B’s.

Year-round Sports: The Tennessee Titans of the NFL, The NHL Predators and The Nashville Sounds Triple A pro baseball play all year-round. You could probably see a game every week if you wanted to!