Lunch: Fido (Hillsboro Village)
Focusing on local and organic ingredients, Fido holds a solid reputation in Nashville as a delicious yet quick eatery in Hillsboro Village. Also, breakfast is served all day. All. Day. Smoked salmon bagels, people. With vegetarian options scattered across the menu, it is the mainstream choice of Nashville hipsters.
Afternoon: Shopping Adventures
In Nashville, shopping is an art form. Start at BookManBookWoman in Hillsboro Village to rummage through the strategically placed books. To the untrained eye, the books seem haphazardly stacked on top of each other, but the digging can lead to rare finds. Next, hop next door to Pangaea. an eclectic shop filled with jewelry, unique clothing and off-beat home décor. Take a second to find yourself a quirky piece for your wardrobe or apartment.
And of course, Nashville is bound to have a few good record stores up its sleeve. First, check out Grimey's. The staple of record stores in the South, Grimey's houses the best of local, vintage and popular artists on vinyl. Then, tour a newer attraction: Jack White's Third Man Records. The Record Store Day Ambassador has made his new home in Nashville and introduced a mini museum of his legacy along with a room of novelties where patrons can record a single on a 7" vinyl. How Nashville.
Dinner: Five Points Pizza (East Nashville)
While saying that you serve pizza baked in a brick oven has become the ultimate fad among pizzerias, Five Points is the real deal. Their meatball pizza is the food of legends along with garlic knots and Greek salads. And bonus points for selling local beer from the area, specifically Tennessee-based microbreweries.
Dessert: Pied Piper Creamery (East Nashville)
After pizza, walk down the street to the little purple house. There, you can find the most underrated homemade ice cream in Nashville. From Ziggy Starcrunch with Little Debbie cakes and caramel swirled into chocolate ice cream to Sun Drop sorbet, the creamery gets creative with its flavors. Though if you are not feeling adventurous, the homemade vanilla ice cream is to die for.
Evening: Mercy Lounge (Downtown)
Or you can check out the Cannery Ballroom or the High Watt, it just kind of depends on which floor you are going to. However, all are housed within the renovated flour mill's exposed beams and brick walls making for a cozy yet trendy music venue. Boasting a show nearly every night of the week, a range of genres perform there. From local bands to national acts, Mercy Lounge has hosted a range of artists to satisfy Music City.
Late Night: Belcourt Theatre (Hillsboro Village)
On Friday and Saturday nights, the historic theater presents midnight movies. An experience from before to after, it plays vintage commercials beforehand that are relevant to the time period and pop culture references of the movie it plans to show. Its showings have ranged from "Donnie Darko" to underground anime flicks. Take advantage of its ridiculously-cheap student tickets and go see a vintage movie on the big screen.