Girls Weekend in ‘Music City’ Nashville

Girls Weekend in ‘Music City’ Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee — Come for the honky tonks, stay for the murals & the food!

My best friend and I met up in Nashville for a quick weekend of music, drinking and fun. With the endless selection of bars and cafes offering lively vibes, ‘Music City’ was the perfect destination for our girls trip.

Erinn and Olivia pose in front of a mural that says "Nashville looks good on you."

Where to stay

If you’re visiting Nashville for a quick weekend trip with no time to spare, I recommend staying Downtown or nearby. We stayed in Midtown, just a mile away from the honky tonk stretch of Broadway. It was a convenient location not too far from the action at a much more affordable price point. We were able to walk to into Downtown during the day and Uber’ed home for less than $10 at night.

Other areas near Downtown include SoBro and The Gulch, and slightly farther out is Music Row.

What to do

Honky Tonks

No trip to Nashville is complete without stopping into a few honky tonks! A honky tonk is simply a bar that provides live country music entertainment, and Nashville has no shortage of them.

Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway at Lower Broadway is a row of honky tonks with live music and a constant party going all day long. Each honky tonk is several stories of fun, with different bars and stages at each level. Many have a rooftop bar as well!

A view of the honky tonk stretch of Broadway from above.

There are no cover charges, so the best way to experience the action is to hop from one honky tonk to the next. We had beautiful weather our first day in Nashville, so we spent the entire afternoon rooftop hopping.

Erinn and Olivia enjoy a couple drinks at a rooftop bar at Lower Broadway in Nashville.
A picture of the rooftop setting at Miranda Lambert's Casa Rosa with lovely pink string lights.
Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa was one of our favorites — check out the vibes! It was super cute and feminine inside.


Another fun thing thing to do in Nashville is check out the variety of murals scattered throughout the city. Most of the murals we visited were in 12 South, a cute district full of restaurants and shops. These murals are within a block of one another and easy to hit in a short visit.

Erinn and Olivia stand in front of a blue and white striped wall in Nashville.
Erinn stands in front of a mural that says "I BELIEVE IN NASHVILLE."

The Instagram-famous “What Lifts You” mural is located in The Gulch. Expect a queue!


There are many great restaurants in Nashville, but be prepared to wait! Even on a cold February day, we waited in line for every restaurant we visited. Here are a few that deserve an honorable mention:

Frothy Monkey

This is one of the most popular brunch spots in Nashville. We visited the 12 South location at 10 a.m. on a Sunday and waited 45 minutes for a table. The coffee is great — with all sorts of fancy lattes to choose from — and the food was delicious! Worth the wait.

Erinn smiles at Frothy Monkey with a latte.

Five Daughters Bakery

These 100-layer donuts are a must-try. We sampled the birthday cake and cinnamon cream cheese flavors and they were absolutely delectable. There was a line around lunch-time, but it moves quickly!

Erinn and Olivia hold donuts in front of a donut mural at Five Daughters Bakery.

Hattie B’s Chicken

The OG Nashville hot chicken! This chicken is too good for words. Pair it with fries and mac & cheese — perfection. We ate this for dinner two nights in a row after drinking at the honky tonks and I couldn’t have imagined a better ending to the night.

There are several levels of heat to choose from (and a no-heat option if that’s what you prefer). We tried medium heat on our first visit and desired something much hotter, so on our second visit we upped it two notches to ‘damn hot.’ It hit the spot! Very hot, in a good way!

A picture of chicken, mac & cheese and french fries at Hattie B's.

Assembly Food Hall

Sample a variety of amazing eats under one roof at Assembly Food Hall! More than 30 eateries and bars, and three stages, make up this large venue. On our second day in Nashville, which was a blustery 35°, we hid out here for a couple hours enjoying fancy craft mimosas and live music.

Our time in Nashville was short but sweet. It’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular destinations for bachelor and bachelorette parties, because the honky tonk scene is like no other. Whether you hit up Nashville with your partner, your best friend, or a group of people, you’re guaranteed to have a good time!

Erinn and Olivia smile for a picture on lower Broadway.
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