Welcome to East Nashville
Hip area with a vibe unlike anywhere else in Nashville
East Nashville is a hip area with a vibe unlike anywhere else in Music City. This eclectic area is full of trendy businesses, offbeat art, and music venues that feel a world away from Broadway’s famous Honky Tonk Highway. East Nashville is located just across the Cumberland River from downtown and contains many distinctive neighborhoods. Five Points is East Nashville’s epicenter, offering boutique shopping and unique bars and restaurants. Most neighborhoods within East Nashville developed as streetcar suburbs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The area features diverse historic architecture ranging from elegant Victorian homes and cozy bungalows to the luxurious 1920s mansions in Highland Heights. Some of these historic homes have been converted into trendy restaurants and nightlife spots with a laid-back homey vibe.
What to Love
- Artsy and offbeat vibe
- Alternative music venues
- Hip shops, bars, and restaurants
- Shelby Park
People & Lifestyle
East Nashville is a creative and inclusive community with lots of youthful energy. Recent years have seen the area explode in popularity because of its authentic and offbeat feel.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
East Nashville is home to a diverse dining scene with plenty for serious foodies to discover and enjoy. is an industrial-chic eatery with an open kitchen preparing creative farm-to-table small plates and artisanal sandwiches. serves delicious New England-style seafood specialties such as whole belly clams. offers authentic German sausages, burgers, and beers in a lively beer garden. in East Nashville’s Lockeland Springs neighborhood serves outstanding wood-fired pizza alongside chef-driven creations such as Korean beef tacos, seasonal pasta dishes, and dry-aged steaks dressed with chimichurri. Other internationally-influenced dining highlights include cozy Parisian bistro , revered hole-in-the-wall Mexican eatery , and mouthwatering roast chicken takeout boxes at lunchtime favorite . East Nashville is at the forefront of Music City’s craft beer scene, so there are plenty of places to try unique brews and inventive ales. is a local landmark pairing New York-style pizzas with a great selection of craft beer and wine. and each offer a wide variety of craft beers on tap as well as delicious burgers, wings, and other gourmet pub grub. Other East Nashville businesses include chic boutiques and independent specialty stores. is the place to pick up instruments and accessories for those involved in the thriving local music scene. Fans of the store include superstar Taylor Swift. is teeming with unique businesses selling clothing, art, and more.
Things to Do
On the east bank of the Cumberland River, is home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. It also serves as a concert venue for big-name acts such as Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, and The Rolling Stones. East Nashville also has many smaller music venues where you can catch performances from talented local musicians and top-touring acts. Some of the most popular venues include , , and . is a picturesque green space with lots of recreational amenities on the banks of the Cumberland River. Park facilities include baseball and softball fields, basketball and tennis courts, 9- and 18-hole golf courses, and popular fishing spot Sevier Lake. Shelby Park also has a boat launch ramp for water-based activities on the Cumberland River.
East Nashville is served by the Davidson County School District.
- Nashville Classical, Public, Charter, K-5
- Lockeland Elementary School, Public, Magnet, K-4
- Meigs Middle School, Public, Magnet, 5-8
- East Nashville Magnet High School, Public, Magnet, 9-12