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EAST NASHVILLE GUIDE

WELCOME TO IRONWOOD GROVE!

We believe experiences and memories are more precious than things. This principle inspired us to create this unprecedented tiny house hotel, nestled in the  eclectic epicenter of East Nashville. We think you’ll have a blast exploring the curiosities of tiny living and indulging in our locally sourced amenities. We’ve curated this guide to share our favorite local businesses. We hope you fall in love with your cozy (tiny) home away from home, as you live large amongst the music, culture, and food of our great Music City.

FOOD + DRINK

FAST CASUAL     CASUAL     FANCIER     TREATS     COFFEE     BREWS + DIVES     COCKTAILS  

 
 
 
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FAST CASUAL

GRILLSHACK 

1000 Riverside Dr

(*our neighbors across the street!) Grassfed, locally sourced beef burgers and big, crispy fries.

 

HUNTER'S STATION

975 Main St

Food hall featuring the famous Grilled Cheeserie, Hugh-Baby’s and more.

 

FIVE POINTS PIZZA

East 1012 Woodland St

Really good Brooklyn style pizza and local beers.

 

MAS TACOS POR FAVOR

732 Mcferrin Ave

Street-style tacos with creative fillings.

 

NICOLETTO'S ITALIAN KITCHEN

2905 Gallatin Pike

Build your own pasta bowls with yummy homemade, small batch pasta, toppings, and sauces made from scratch.

 

BOLTON'S

624 Main St

Nashville’s favorite hot chicken, plus ribs, fish, & Southern sides, served fast in a no-frills space.

CASUAL

SKY BLUE CAFE

700 Fatherland St

Colorful diner featuring local coffee & baked goods, recommended for a bangin' breakfast!

 

ROSEPEPPER CANTINA

1907 Eastland Ave

Known for creative margs & Mexican fusion dishes as well as a patio with party vibes. 

 

THE WILD COW

1100 Fatherland St , Suite 104

Creative vegetarian & vegan fare with housemade sauces & stocks to add bold flavors.

 

THE PHARMACY BURGER PARLOR & BEER GARDEN

731 Mcferrin Ave

Unique selection of burgers & sausages along with an old-time soda fountain & outdoor seating.

 

EDLEY'S BAR-B-QUE

908 Main St

Nashville's best BBQ and a tribute to all things Southern.

FANCIER

BUTCHER & BEE

902 Main St

Hip but low-key spot with creative New American fare & house cocktails with a focus on pristinely sourced ingredients. Get the whipped feta.

 

LOCKELAND TABLE

1520 Woodland St

Rustic community kitchen known for Southern-accented American dishes.

 

FOLK

823 Meridian St

Innovative seasonal Italian food & wood fired pizzas.

 

TWO TEN JACK

1900 Eastland Ave #105

Chic, modern outpost featuring Japanese small plates, ramen & sushi, plus craft cocktails & a patio.

 

ONCE UPON A TIME IN FRANCE

1102 Gallatin Ave

Set in a cozy 1920's Parisian style bistro, this place is everything Francophiles and food lovers have ever dreamed of. Try the coq au vin!

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TREATS

JENI'S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS

1892 Eastland Ave

Delicious creative ice cream with superlative ingredients.

FIVE DAUGHTERS BAKERY

1900 Eastland Ave

100 layer donuts, enough said. Gluten-free and paleo offerings, too.

HIFI COOKIES

733 Porter Rd

Delicious, fun, creative cookies.

 

YEAST NASHVILLE

805 Woodland St #300

Rustic bakery known for its Tex-Czech kolaches.

 

OLIVE & SINCLAIR

1628 Fatherland

Old-school confectionery where you can observe the creation of small-batch chocolates.

COFFEE

SLOW HAND

COFFEE + BAKESHOP

1012 Gallatin Ave

Yummy coffee, breakfast biscuits, and baked goods.

BARISTA PARLOR

519 Gallatin Ave B

Hip spot for artisanal espresso drinks, motorcycle spotting, and local, seasonal bites.

RETROGRADE COFFEE

1305 Dickerson Pike

Neighborhood coffee spot featuring a rotating menu of beans from roasters around the world.

BONGO EAST

107 S 11th St

A popular local coffee roaster with a selection of 300+ board games that you can play with your crew.

KETTNER

1035 W Eastland Ave Suite 1045

Appropriately sassy, modern digs with bright light and good brew. This humorous, carefree brand also offers premium soft-serve ice cream and pastries.

BREWS + DIVES

DIVE MOTEL

414 Dickerson Pike

Kitchy, retro motel with a bar and swim club open to the public.

VINYL TAP

2038 Greenwood Ave

Chill music-centric watering hole with craft brews, updated bar fare, & vinyl records for sale.

SOUTHERN GRIST

BREWING COMPANY

1201 Porter Rd

Taproom serving award winning craft beers, brewed with creative ingredients on site.

 

DINO'S BAR

411 Gallatin Ave

For those loving a good dive, this is your spot. Their burgers rock as a late night snack.

 

MICKEY'S

2907 Gallatin Pike

An East Nashville institution, this unpretentious neighborhood watering hole has draft beer, sandwiches, pool tables, and an outdoor deck.

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COCKTAILS

ROSEMARY & BEAUTY QUEEN

1102 Forrest Ave

A local favorite serving creative cocktails in an inconspicuous historic house.

 

URBAN COWBOY

+ PUBLIC HOUSE

103 N 16th St

A trendy public house featuring craft cocktails, seasonal bites, & a large patio.

 

ATTABOY

8 Mcferrin Ave

Hip speakeasy serving off-menu craft cocktails with unique ingredients in dimly lit, trendy digs.

 

THE FOX BAR + COCKTAIL CLUB

2905B Gallatin Pike

This cozy art deco spot offers a variety of signature cocktails as well as a hearty whiskey selection. Swanky velvet booths surround a bar made from wood reclaimed from Nashville area homes and buildings.

 

INGLEWOOD LOUNGE

3914 Gallatin Pike

Hip jungle lounge serving craft cocktails and a small menu of creative American plates in an easygoing space.
 

SID GOLD'S

3245 Gallatin Pike

Gorgeous retro feel piano bar and lounge with vintage bar décor and Mad Men vibe for days. Live piano karaoke, signature cocktails, burlesque, trivia, and more.

LOCAL DISCOVERIES

THE BASEMENT EAST

917 Woodland St

The largest music venue on the east side with a reputation for must-see shows in Nashville.

 

THE 5 SPOT

1006 Forrest Ave

Dive bar that hosts live bands & weekly dance parties.

 

OLD MADE GOOD

3701B Gallatin Pike

A really good vintage store – equal parts clothing and home goods and gifts. The owner has an eye for really unique, clever things.

 

NATALIE BUSBY

521 Gallatin Ave # 2

Responsibly made with sustainable materials right here in East Nashville, Natalie Busby creates beautiful capsule pieces for women.

 

THE SHOPPES AT FATHERLAND

Fatherland Street between 10th and 11th

Walkable collection of local shops offering clothing & gifts, plus specialty foods & more.

 

GRIMEY'S

1060 E Trinity Ln

Laid-back music shop specializing in vintage, pressed recordings, CDs, & cassette tapes.

 

THE GROOVE

1103 Calvin Ave

Snug store carrying new & used LPs, 45s & CDs in diverse genres, plus pre-owned stereo equipment.

 

SHELBY BOTTOMS GREENWAY

1900 Shelby Bottoms Greenway

An awesome bike/running path that winds through the marsh and along the Harpeth River.

 

FANNY'S HOUSE OF MUSIC

1101 Holly St

Quirky store selling unique acoustic & electric instruments, plus vintage clothing, & knickknacks.

OFF-THE BEATEN PATH

HALF-DAY TRIPS

ARRINGTON VINEYARDS

6211 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN 37014

Sprawling, tranquil fields with hillside picnicking, wine by the bottle or flight, frosé, & snacks.

 

LEIPER'S FORK

TN-46, Franklin, TN 37064

A quaint little village nestled off the Natchez Trace Parkway. Home to Puckett’s and the Leiper’s Fork Distillery among other little gems.

 

THE NARROWS OF THE HARPETH TUNNEL

1254 Narrows of the Harpeth Rd,

Kingston Springs, TN 37082

A short hike to a man made tunnel connecting 2 sides of the Harpeth River complete with a climb to awesome cliff top views.

 

MONTGOMERY BELL STATE PARK

1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, TN 37029

Rent kayaks or paddleboats, golf the course, or spend your day fishing or hiking around this beautiful area.

 

EXPLORE OTHER NOTABLE AREAS OF OUR FINE CITY

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12 SOUTH

This mile-long strip of restraunts, bars, and shops is a perfect daytime jaunt destination. Don’t miss upscale general store White’s Mercantile, tacos at Lady Bird (on 8th), or a cocktail at Embers Ski Lodge.

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GERMANTOWN

Brick sidewalks, restored historical buildings, and former warehouses all call this walking district home. Grab some oysters and drinks at Henrietta Red, pamper yourself at Poppy & Monroe or go to Mother’s Ruin for drinks, bar food, and good vibes. Tailer, a South Asian American restaurant, has been voted best in both city and country within the year. 

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THE GULCH

This upscale neighborhood is known for its chic hotels, high-end fashion boutiques and trendsetting restaurants. Check out the Frist Art Museum (in what used to be an art-deco style post office), do a walking mural tour, and have cocktails with a view at L.A. Jackson. 

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DOWNTOWN

What happens on Broadway— hopefully— stays on Broadway. Don’t miss the Cumberland Park walk, Country Music Hall of Fame, or Printer’s Alley.

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