The Gulch & Downtown
- Crema Coffee – Downtown
Order: Iced latte
Average Price: $
Perks: The outdoor patio that overlooks downtown is perfect on warm, sunny afternoons. I maintain that they have the best iced latte in Nashville.
Caught My Eye: Coffee roasting done in back. Also features Dozen Bakery goods. Wreath on the door and vases of flowers on the tables.
Also Try: Chai latte – spicy, with hints of ginger and clove
- Biscuit Love – The Gulch
Order: Biscuit + Jam
Average Price: $$
Perks: Fluffy biscuits and gravy are a known Southern staple, and Biscuit Love serves them up beautifully. Transitioning from the popular Biscuit Love Truck, the restaurant now offers ample indoor and outdoor seating, and a great little bar area.
Caught My Eye: Brunch cocktail menu. Craft beers are also offered in the later afternoon.
Also Try: Fried Chicken and Biscuits
- Burger Republic – The Gulch
Order: The Hawaiian Burger and tater tots
Average Price: $$
Perks: In my opinion, the Hawaiian Burger is one of the most amazing burgers in Nashville. Pineapple on burgers is way underrated, and I have Burger Republic to thank for introducing me to Teriyaki Sauce and Pineapple in a burger – top-notch. Sometimes the line can get kind of long, especially on the weekends, but I think it’s worth the wait. Go in and put your name down, then cross over the street to have a drink at the pub while you wait.
Caught My Eye: Big-screen TV’s showing games, red and white décor, the long bar area and outdoor eating area overlooking The Gulch.
Also Try: Jack Daniel’s Ketchup on any of the burgers
- Hops + Crafts
Features: Over 36 beers, focusing on Tennessee local beer
- Yazoo Brewing Company
Features: Brewery tours on Saturdays
- Acme Feed + Seed
Features: Live music on the bottom floor, a cozy sitting area on the middle floor, and a rooftop bar. Order the Mule Kicker and wander between floors.
Other Favourites in The Gulch:
Chauhan Ale & Masala House = for the Indian-inspired fare and Bollywood inspired interior
Sambuca = for the nightly live music and the dance floor
Otaku Ramen = for the ramen bowls
Barista Parlor = for a fancy cup of coffee and spacious study space
Frothy Monkey Downtown = for the upstairs loft and brunch