The Basement books an interesting mix of touring acts, local rock/pop bands, singer-songwriters and more, thanks to the participation of Grimeys partners Mike Grimes and Doyle Davis. Below Grimeys New & Preloved Music lies a small, dark cave, where the music flows like Yazoo brew and the audience sits within spitting distance of performers on the low-rising stage. Run by Geoff Donovanone of Nashvilles best bartendersand Grimeys owner (and Guilty Pleasures guitarist) Mike Grimes, The Basement books everything from indie blog darlings like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to the Altar Call Old Time Gospel Hour. The Basements 100-person capacity and no-smoking rule make it a great venue to relax and listen rather than jockey for space and a view of the performers
Located in the same building as The Childrens Clinic of Nashville, this colorfully decorated FroYo shop is perfect for a treat after a shot or checkup. With its cheery décor of bright colors, stainless steel and floor-to-ceiling glass, Sweet Ceces has cornered the market on comforting booboos with priced-per-ounce frozen yogurt and toppings ranging from Fruit Loops to fresh blackberries.
The wordy name of this joint says it all. Buckets of cold long-neck beers are the preferred beverage to wash down the "Southern urban cuisine" here. A favorite refueling spot for weekend Harley riders, the bar is also a popular after-work hangout for music-bizzers. Featured dishes include South Street's famous smoked ribs, smoked pumped chicken and Carolina crab cakes. The second-story treehouse bar is indeed nestled in the branches of a large tree, a favorite not-so-secret clubhouse that's not for members only. Curbside pick-up available.
This upscale supper club with Texas ties (the brother-sister owners opened the first Sambuca in Dallas) gussies up the gritty Gulch with live music seven nights a week and fine dining created by globe-trotting chef Stephen Shires. His extensive travel and experience in international kitchens of renown packs his menu with worldly influence and discovery. The nightly entertainment is built into the dining costs, which puts entrées in the $20-$30 range.