“So are you here for a bachelorette trip?” The question we got every time we sat our butts on a barstool at one of the many bars on Broadway in Nashville, TN.
Answer: “Nope just here for a girls trip”.
I was so excited when the opportunity to go to Nashville came into play, because it is a place that I have always wanted to go, I mean it’s “Music City”! What made it even more special is that I was able to go with two of my greatest friends; Allie and Kayla. Now, we haven’t gone on a trip together since, technically a spring break Carnival Cruise back in 2013 (something that should not and probably is not remembered all too well), so packing our bags and heading to “honky tonk central” was something we could not pass up. Plus it gave us a chance to relive that spring break but in a more mature way (lol). Plus I just knew that the three of us would be down to do anything! Go to the bar at 11:00am? Absolutely! Country Music Hall of Fame? Sure! Peddle Bike? Duh!
You all know how much I LOVE a boutique hotel.
We stayed at the Hayes Street Hotel, a little over a mile from that start of Broadway and the cutest decor (priorities).
Obligatory mirror pic:)
Broadway is EXACTLY as I imagined. On either side of you is bar after bar, 3, some even 4 stories high with insanely good music on each floor… How do you pick!? I recommend spending a little time on each floor while making your way to the almost standard rooftop. I wish I could say we partook in a lot of other things that didn’t involve drinking… But that was not the case and at the time I had not a care in the world about it.
It seemed as though almost every big name in country music had a bar with their name plastered on it. Allie and Kayla love a good country twang so you better believe we drank with the best of them (figuratively speaking that is)!
Anything associated with Kid Rock I am here for. Rock of Love anyone?
Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge is world famous. It’s actually the most famous honky tonk on downtown Nashville’s Broadway. It has hosted and nurtured dozens of Country Music’s legends — such as Faron Young, Charley Pride, Patsy Cline, and Loretta Lynn, to name a few — and is responsible for grooming many of Music City’s stars of tomorrow. With such a reputation, Tootsies has become a legend in and of itself.
The Frothy Monkey served up a great non-alcoholic breakfast that prepped us to drink… you guessed it more alcohol.
Allie, Kayla and I have been friends for so long I’ve forgotten which one of us is the bad influence.
Proud of us. We incorporated some physical activity…
We pulled ourselves together for a dinner at Blake Shelton’s restaurant Ole Red. This was a non negotiable. Allie LOVES Blake Shelton and in her defense how could you not!? Cool enough to date Gwen Stefani, Handsome enough for People’s Magazine Sexiest Man Alive. I’m into it.
Day three bruch was at Milk and Honey... not much to say about this because I think the three of us said maybe three words to each other the whole time. Yikes. As the great Toby Keith once said “I ain’t as good once was, But I’m as good once, as I ever was”. We were definitely feeling our ages at this point in the trip
On our last night we went to dinner at Husk, which we heard nothing but amazing things about (only downside/upside is that they change the menu everyday so you can’t see what’s on it until the day of. They also don’t substitute). It was nice to class things up a bit and eat some delicious food that didn’t come from a bar menu. Coop and the girls even surprised me, and we celebrated a belated birthday 🙂
We asked a bartender if there was anything else to do in Nashville besides drink… And he got a bit offended (he was an aspiring musician… our apologies) but for a girls trip; THIS IS HOW WE ROLL!