We love a good long weekend getaway, especially when accompanied by a flight deal. So when we found fairly affordable tickets to Nashville in November – the ‘quiet’ month between Thanksgiving and Christmas – we jumped on it.

We arrived late Friday night and headed straight to Honkey Tonk Road – the infamous street we had heard all about. We hopped from Robert’s to Tootsie’s, taking in the lights, energy of the strip, cheap beer and live music. On Saturday, we shared ribs, a brisket platter and sweet tea at Martin’s BBQ; walked the Gultch neighbourhood and Printer’s Alley; and popped into Yazoo for some local beer, followed by a GooGoo cluster desert. We had dinner in Germantown, followed by a live Grand Ol Opry show at the Ryman Theatre, where we saw Jim Lauderdale, Emily Ann Roberts and Birdtalker, amongst others. Sunday was filled with more exploring, eating and live music – lunch at Puckett’s grocery, gospel bluegrass at the Station Inn, and back to Germantown for more local beer and dinner. Monday morning we headed to Memphis for 24 hours, where we ate more BBQ, saw more live music, and scoped out the adorable ducks at the Peabody Hotel.

honkey tonk road
robert’s western world
tootsie’s orchard lounge
martin’s bbq
the gultch neighbourhood
yazoo brewery
printer’s alley
nelson’s green brier distillery tour
city house
grand ol opry
puckett’s grocery
station inn
butcher town hall
rolf and daughters