A group of 8 of us just got back from Nashville celebrating Lauren’s bachelorette weekend!  A few girls had never been there before and we had fun exploring the city together from Friday through Sunday.

We stayed at Hotel Indigo off Union Street and right by the river.  Before getting ready for Friday night we enjoyed some appetizers and drinks in the hotel lobby.

Dinner on Friday night was at 5th & Taylor.  The food was delicious, but that was about the only good thing… <rant> Seriously, it’s a good thing the food was tasty because everything else was subpar.  We had a reservation and still had to wait OVER AN HOUR to be seated.  Instead of giving us a round of drinks or anything while we waited outside, the manager gave us no explanation as to the wait outside of “people are still sitting at your table” (then seat us somewhere else?!).  We were given 3 free appetizers when we were finally seated and starving, and I could only eat 1 thanks to food allergies.  Our waiter had an attitude as well, and took over 20 min for checks.. If you ever go there, expect terrible service </rant>

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The bad service couldn’t get us down though! After dinner, we headed to Broadway, the home of all the honky tonk bars.  We started at Acme Feed & Seed where Ocean Street was playing (our wedding band).  An older gentleman asked Lauren to dance, and it was adorable.  Then we made our way to The Stage where the band was awesome – playing oldies and everything.

We started our Saturday the best way with brunch at The Southern.  I actually ate dinner here when I was in town for Kirstin’s bachelorette in 2014, so was looking forward to having another meal there. Meg surprised us and had mimosas waiting on us (thanks Meg!).  We all enjoyed our meals, and the live music and atmosphere was A+.

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Pinewood Social was the next stop after brunch.  It’s this hip indoor / outdoor spaces with bowling, bocce ball and fun cocktails.  The bowling lanes were a great spot for a group picture with our tank tops.  And look how cute the rabbit on Michelle’s coffee was!

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After Pinewood, we headed back to Broadway and stopped at Tin Roof for a drink and to check on college football games, then did some cowboy boot shopping. Also, this was the point where our Uber driver ran over Catherine’s foot…. True story.

We kicked off Saturday night with a little lingerie shower in our hotel room.  Then we made our way to St. Anejo for a later dinner.  This  was such a great restaurant, and I got my hot chicken fix with their tacos.  Granted, it was still a little hot for me, but the carne asada tacos with pineapple were phenomenal, along with their mezcal mules.

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When we finished dinner we came back to Broadway (see a theme?) and tried to go to some other places like Tootsies.  The top floor of Tootsie’s was packed, but the music was great (to be expected). After a stop at Paradise Park, we were back to our favorite, The Stage.

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Sunday morning we had to clean up the decorations from the room, pack up and check out.  We dropped our bags with the valet and headed to 12th Avenue area for brunch.  We ended up at a cool place called Flipside where you could get any hot chicken dish, milkshakes and 1/2 pound of bacon – of course I had to get the bacon for my breakfast, along with a grilled cheese.

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The “I Believe in Nashville” mural is just down the street next to Draper James, so we walked down there to take a few group pictures, then grabbed our bags and headed to the airport.nashville-07 nashville-08 nashville-10

It’s safe to say that we got a lot done in the 2 days we were in Nashville and had such a great time!  If you’re heading to Nashville anytime soon, check out some of those places – we had a blast!  Now we’ll be back together in 2 weeks for the wedding!!!

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