Perhaps the best thing about Germantown is that it has kept much of its original charm. There are traditional brick sidewalks, tree-lined streets, and historic homes, but also newer more chic and modern buildings. Germantown is the perfect mix of traditional and modern, creating a unique neighborhood where there is something for everyone.
Coffee is a Nashville staple, with new shops popping up on every corner competing with the adjacent Starbucks. Another Nashville staple is Barista Parlor: there are three locations across the city, with one calling Germantown home. Barista Parlor is very modern feeling as it is set in an old garage, fully equipped with garage doors that are left open on nice days.
If you’re looking for a more traditional coffee shop with a big city feel, Red Bicycle Coffee & Crepes is for you. Red Bicycle brands themself as “a cozy espresso bar with light fare,” and they are exactly that. If you’re looking for a delicious brunch and some espresso to jolt you awake, this is the place to go.
If neither of these places strike your fancy, then there’s always Steadfast, another sleek, modern coffee shop.
Just like coffee, food is everywhere in Nashville and Germantown is no exception. After grabbing some coffee at Red Bicycle, you can head next door to grab a bite to eat at Germantown Café. Germantown Café is a more intimate eatery, with the perfect environment to catch up with friends over their delicious shrimp & grits.
If you’re in the mood for burgers and beer, Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint sits just around the corner on Third Avenue. You can grab a juicy burger while sipping on one of their 100’s of craft beers.
Little Donkey brings a flare of Mexican to Germantown, but combines it with the southern comfort food we all know and love. Go ahead and get the tacos, but while you’re there be sure to order the infamous Tequila Mockingbird.
After food, make sure you grab a dessert at Christie Cookie Co.’s HQ or at The Cupcake Collection – after all, who doesn’t love a good cookie or cupcake?!
Other yummy places to check out include Butchertown Hall, Silo, 5th & Taylor, and City House. So, whether you’re looking to grab a beer and burger (Jack Brown’s), some southern comfort food (Monell’s), or just a cookie, Germantown has it all!
Several local boutiques call Germantown home, ranging from women’s fashion, to kids clothing, to interior design.
If you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind wedding dress, The Dress Theory is a quaint bridal store home to a handpicked collection of rare wedding dresses. For your day-to-day clothing needs, walk into Pieces for a mix of trendy and classic pieces. Peter Nappi will be your destination for shoes – they offer premium leather goods of all kinds for men and women.
For all your home décor needs, head over to Wilder. They carry a range of stylish home goods from modern furniture to minimalist pottery. Their product is always rotating, so you’re sure to find something new every time you go in.
Now that we’ve got your clothing and home décor covered, head on over to Rich Hippies is to find a plethora of stylish children’s clothing and accessories. But watch out – your kid’s style may quickly surpass yours!
Don’t forget your pets! Crossroads Campus: Pet Shop & Adopt is a nonprofit working to end the cycle of animal cruelty through education and providing a safe place for animals. They offer a retail store, which helps support, their mission, and an adoption center, which allows you find your new furry companion.
THINGS TO DO
So we know there’s strong coffee to drink, delicious food to eat, and boutiques to shop in, but what else is there to do? The newest of things to do in Germantown is Top Golf: a game that essentially combines golf and darts. It’s a fun game for all ages, regardless of golfing experience.
Germantown is also home to the Nashville Sounds. There’s never a better way to spend a Friday or Saturday night eating hot dogs while watching the Sounds take home a win on their home field!
Every October is the annual Oktoberfest German Beer Festival and Street Fair, where you can get beers directly imported from Germany, watch wiener dog races, enjoy traditional German Volksmusik and Polka, and participate in beer tasting, while visiting over 200 vendors ranging from arts & crafts to food. It’s free, dog friendly, and a blast for all ages!
Last, but not least, is the Farmers’ Market. Open 362 days a year from 8-6pm, the Farmers’ Market will be your go-to for fresh, local produce. It’s the perfect place to spend a morning or afternoon. You can grab your fruits & veggies, check out the local vendors, and grab a bite to eat at one of the food stands.
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