East Nashville booster Matt Charette has done a swell job transforming what was a Laundromat and a barbershop into a pub with family-friendly dining that balances the deep-fried bounty of B&F with the fresh school of thought delivered by Wave sushi bar.
Country singer Garth Brooks is one of a cast of thousands who have stood in line at this 40-year-old landmark for a plate of buttermilk pancakes. According to owner David Baldwin, if the line is to the door, the wait is about 15 minutes; the wait is twice as long if the line is to the corner; and count on at least 45 minutes if it snakes down 21st Avenue.
Nashvilles historic Cannery Row, off Eighth Avenue South in an old converted warehouse, lie the Mercy Lounge and the Cannery Ballroom, two of Nashvilles premier music venues. The second-story Mercy Lounge offers standing room for 500 people and features pool tables, a large bar and pinball machines. Downstairs sits the renovated Cannery Ballroom, a massive venue with standing room for 1,000. Since the 80s, The Lounge/Ballroom has welcomed some of the nations top touring acts, including Janes Addiction, Gregg Allman and Iggy Pop.
Bartender/entertainment booker/musician Jamie Rubin owns this cozy East Nashville interpretation of a neighborhood pub. Hungry diners will want to try the hefty shepherds pie, available in a meat and a vegetarian version, or the roasted chicken with roasted garlic gravy and mashed potatoes. Live music is featured nightly.