Take a shot, book a flight, and pack your bags. We’re going to Nashville – one city where the Fireball flows hot. Get ready for an epic 48 hours.
You won’t be staying in your room too much during these 48 hours, but we’d recommend getting a nice place just in case your Saturday morning starts out a little slower than expected. Find some digs on Airbnb or make a reservation at the Hutton Hotel.
Tip: If you’re too hangry to wait in line to be seated, order take-out and eat your breakfast at Loveless’s open picnic tables outside. It’s the secret way to stuff your face as quickly as possible.
On the drive back downtown, stop by Percy Warner Park. Stroll through the grass, gaze at the sky, find your zen – all that nature stuff. Refuel with some beer and bocce ball at Coco’s Italian Market afterward.
Tip: Need to pack snacks for the rest of your trip? Coco’s sells 11-pound jars of Nutella. You’re welcome.
We know Fireball fans can handle the heat – so stop by Hattie B’s for some famous hot chicken. Wimps order mild, pros order “damn hot.” Up to you to determine where you stand.
Tip: Chicken too hot? You can get a side of maple syrup to wash it down.
At this point you can either: 1) pass out in a food coma or 2) get your tourist game on. Go see Nashville’s totally random and highly impressive full-size recreation of the Parthenon; then, drop by RCA Studio B on Music Row.
Tip: To visit Studio B, you’ll have to buy a ticket package for the entire Country Music Hall of Fame. But don’t worry, we’ll stop by there later.
All that learning calls for a drink. A pit stop at the Flying Saucer will fill you up.
Tip: Order a side of Rocket Tots. And then order a second round of Rocket Tots.
While you’re downtown, might as well check out some worthy tourist traps: Legends Gift Shop, the Goo-Goo Cluster shop, Hatch Show Print, and Boot Country.
Tip: Boot Country usually has 2-for-1 deals. So make sure to persuade a stranger to buy a pair of leather-and-snakeskin boots with you. And don’t forget to snap a photo in front of the massive boot statue.
Continue your streak of Southern food with some grub at Acme Feed & Seed (can’t go wrong with the beer belly tacos, by the way).
Tip: Head to the second floor of Acme Feed & Seed for the good stuff. They have a better bar up there – plus pool tables and vintage arcade games for you to play.
On the rare chance that you’ve thought ahead, you will have already bought tickets to a show at the Ryman. Assuming you haven’t, head to Robert’s Western World for some classic honkey tonk. Or head to the Wildhorse to learn the two-step.
If you’re still partying at this point, don’t let us stop you. Tin Roof is open until 3 a.m. and only a 10-minute walk from the Hutton.
Tip: Might as well try the Tin Roof Challenge while you’re there. All you have to do is eat four sandwiches and drink a 32-ounce glass of milk in less than 30 minutes. Easy.
Still full from the biscuits, beer, fried chicken, and tacos from yesterday? Too bad. Go order a five-foot tall stack of pancakes at The Pancake Pantry.
Tip: Line too long? Try Provence Bread & Café or Fido, both just a short stroll away.
Drop by Grimey’s New & Preloved Music on 8th Avenue to pick up some vinyl.
Tip: While you’re by Grimey’s, swing by the painted “I Believe in Nashville” mural near the 12 Avenue South and Halcyon intersection. It’s kind of a big deal.
Then make a stop at Jack White’s Third Man Records…
…and the Country Music Hall of Fame for a music history lesson.
While you’re by the Hall of Fame, rent some Nashville B-Cycle bikes and journey across the pedestrian bridge into East Nashville. Refuel with unbelievably delicious burgers at The Pharmacy in East Nashville.
Tip: Need a break from booze? Try one of The Pharmacy’s house-made sodas.
Bike around East Nashville and see what you stumble upon. Our favorites: The random finds inside the Garage Mahal, Nashville-themed treasures at DCXV, and the bacon-chocolate madness of Olive & Sinclair.
Tip: You can bike down into Shelby Park, but beware: You’ll have to bike out of there, too. Hope you like hills.
Drop off your bikes at Five Points and catch a Lyft back downtown for more deep-fried fun. Have yourself a country-fried steak at Puckett’s and realize what life is really about.
Tip: Check to see if your table has a drawer attached to it. If it does, open it up to discover hidden notes from previous diners. Jot down a note yourself if you’re feeling inspired. How about a haiku titled I Love Whisky?
After a low-key country dinner, see Nashville’s mod side at Pinewood Social. Order up one of the dozens of craft cocktails on the menu, or ask the barman to make you something special.
Tip: Take your drinks outside for an awesome view. And pack a swimsuit if you feel like going for a swim. No really — this place actually has its own swimming pool.
Station Inn is about as authentic as it gets for bluegrass in downtown Nashville. Feel historic as you stand in one of Nashvegas’s longest-standing live music venues.
Tip: Station Inn is first-come, first-serve seating, so get there early. And get the popcorn. Trust us.
We know you’re ready for bed — but it’s time to rally. Get yourselves over to Santa’s Pub for some late-night karaoke in the dive-iest of all dive bars.
Tip: Santa only accepts cash, so make sure to hit up the ATM before you come.
Stop by Juice Nashville on your way to the airport. You might want a vitamin in your body by this point.
Tip: Juice Nashville doesn’t serve alcohol. So, you’ll have to bring your own bottle of Fireball.
And that's the line up. Sound like a freakin awesome weekend to you? Get started!