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
EXPLORE + ADVENTURE
LOCAL DISCOVERIES OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH OUR *SECOND* FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOODS
1000 Riverside Dr
(*our neighbors across the street!) Grassfed, locally sourced beef burgers and big, crispy fries.
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.
624 Main St
Nashville’s favorite hot chicken, plus ribs, fish, & Southern sides, served fast in a no-frills space.
SKY BLUE CAFE
700 Fatherland St
Colorful diner featuring local coffee & baked goods, recommended for a bangin' breakfast!
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.
908 Main St
Nashville's best BBQ and a tribute to all things Southern.
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.
1520 Woodland St
Rustic community kitchen known for Southern-accented American dishes.
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!
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.
733 Porter Rd
Delicious, fun, creative cookies.
805 Woodland St #300
Rustic bakery known for its Tex-Czech kolaches.
OLIVE & SINCLAIR
Old-school confectionery where you can observe the creation of small-batch chocolates.
COFFEE + BAKESHOP
1012 Gallatin Ave
Yummy coffee, breakfast biscuits, and baked goods.
519 Gallatin Ave B
Hip spot for artisanal espresso drinks, motorcycle spotting, and local, seasonal bites.
1305 Dickerson Pike
Neighborhood coffee spot featuring a rotating menu of beans from roasters around the world.
107 S 11th St
A popular local coffee roaster with a selection of 300+ board games that you can play with your crew.
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
414 Dickerson Pike
Kitchy, retro motel with a bar and swim club open to the public.
2038 Greenwood Ave
Chill music-centric watering hole with craft brews, updated bar fare, & vinyl records for sale.
1201 Porter Rd
Taproom serving award winning craft beers, brewed with creative ingredients on site.
411 Gallatin Ave
For those loving a good dive, this is your spot. Their burgers rock as a late night snack.
2907 Gallatin Pike
An East Nashville institution, this unpretentious neighborhood watering hole has draft beer, sandwiches, pool tables, and an outdoor deck.
ROSEMARY & BEAUTY QUEEN
1102 Forrest Ave
A local favorite serving creative cocktails in an inconspicuous historic house.
+ PUBLIC HOUSE
103 N 16th St
A trendy public house featuring craft cocktails, seasonal bites, & a large patio.
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.
3914 Gallatin Pike
Hip jungle lounge serving craft cocktails and a small menu of creative American plates in an easygoing space.
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.
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.
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.
1060 E Trinity Ln
Laid-back music shop specializing in vintage, pressed recordings, CDs, & cassette tapes.
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
6211 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN 37014
Sprawling, tranquil fields with hillside picnicking, wine by the bottle or flight, frosé, & snacks.
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
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.
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.
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.
What happens on Broadway— hopefully— stays on Broadway. Don’t miss the Cumberland Park walk, Country Music Hall of Fame, or Printer’s Alley.