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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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Athens Family Restaurant

Southern platters, Greek grub, and breakfast served all day are the draws at this unfussy diner.

2526 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN, United States
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El Jaliciense Mexican Restaurant

This hole-in-the-wall spot serves up the most authentic Mexican food available in Nashville.

3225 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN, United States
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Frothy Monkey

Frothy Monkey is a chain of restaurants local to Nashville focused around the core values of quality, creativity, and accessibility.

2509 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
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Marché Artisan Foods

Bright, casual cafe serving European bistro-style dishes featuring local ingredients.

1000 Main St, Nashville, TN, United States
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Margot Café & Bar

Warm, comfortable bistro serving a rotating menu of creative and seasonal French and Italian fare.

1017 Woodland St, Nashville, TN, United States
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Sky Blue Cafe

Colorful diner featuring local coffee and baked goods, daily breakfast, and dinner most nights.

700 Fatherland Street, Nashville, TN, United States
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Tavern

A sleek gastro-pub serving up small plates, retro cocktails, and tacos until the wee hours, plus brunch.

1904 Broadway, Nashville, TN, United States
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Bongo Java
Bongo Java

These coffee roasters churn out some of the best java in the city, but don’t overlook their fresh pastries, sammies, and desserts.

“Bongo Java has it all. They have a few locations now, but the one dearest to my heart is right across from Belmont University. I spent many hours there and could always afford a Bongo Basic. They give you hash browns, toast, two eggs, AND a cup of coffee for $6 bucks. Oh, and they have this coconut cake that I sometimes dream of.” – Oginalli
Bongo Java, 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
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Burger Up

Inventive burgers featuring locally sourced patties are served in a comfy setting of reclaimed wood.

2901 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
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Duke’s

Small, trendy bar offering cheap drink specials and delicious deli sandwiches late into the night.

1000 Main St, Nashville, TN, United States
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Pinewood Social

Trendy hangout featuring New American cuisine, cocktails, and bowling in an industrial-chic space.

33 Peabody Street, Nashville, TN, United States
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The Crying Wolf

Hip hangout with modern bar food including house-ground burgers, plus occasional events and live music.

823 Woodland St, Nashville, TN, United States
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The Treehouse Restaurant

Rustic American eatery and bar featuring an ever-changing menu, outdoor seating, and late-night hours.

1011 Clearview Ave, Nashville, TN, United States
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Smiling Elephant
The Smiling Elephant

Small popular Thai restaurant serving authentic dishes using only fresh ingredients. Voted Best Thai 2016 in The Tennessean.

“I’m a sucker for anything thai, and they have the best the city offers. Start with some Tom Kha Gai soup and their daily curry (my favorite is the red curry personally). It’s also in this tiny little shack that feels like you’re in someone’s dining room. There will probably be a wait, but it’s completely worth it.” – Oginalii
The Smiling Elephant: Best Pad Thai Restaurant, 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
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Urban Cowboy B&B

Located in East Nasvhille, Urban Cowboy is a small bed and breakfast comprised of eight experiential suites housed in a historic Victorian mansion. In addition, the Stable House serves delicious bites and craft cocktails after a long day of exploring. Be sure to book far enough in advance as this popular spot books quickly.

“It’s absolutely breathtaking and they have an amazing restaurant and bar as well that has some insane food and cocktails.” – Oginalii

Urban Cowboy B&B - Nashville, Woodland Street, Nashville, TN, United States
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Otaku Ramen

Sleek spot in the The Gulch serving traditional ramen & Japanese bites made with locally sourced ingredients. Chef Sarah Gavigan uses traditional techniques taught to her by mentor and Chef, Shigetoshi Nakamura, while incorporating the local flavors of Tennessee into her menu. Try the Spicy Miso Ramen and Hot Chicken Buns.

Otaku Ramen, Division Street, Nashville, TN, United States
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Baja Burrito

If you’re looking for inexpensive and authentic Mexican cuisine, Baja Burrito is the place to go! Jet Black Alley Cat recommends the barbados specifically. Their outdoor deck is gorgeous too!

722 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204, USA
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Kayne Prime Steakhouse

“Cotton candied bacon, enough said.” – Jet Black Alley Cat

1103 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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312 Pizza Company

Great spot for a night out on the town according to Jet Black Alley Cat.

371 Monroe St, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
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Taqueria del Sol

This local joint offers a variety of delicious options in addition to it’s relaxing vibe.

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2317 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204, USA
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HUSK

Husk offers grilled grub at a reasonable price! Husk is tucked away in an historic mansion which provides great views inside and outside.

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37 Rutledge St, Nashville, TN 37210, USA
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