There’s so much to love about East Nashville! Most of our team lives in this part of town and it’s where many of our clients choose to live too. Naturally, we take a lot of interest in the different restaurants and boutiques in the area. Buying a home isn’t just about the property, it’s about the community. While we could write an entire book on our local favorites, we decided to explore a few picks in this week’s blog!
Vinyl Tap combines two of East Nashville’s favorite things: craft beer and vinyl records. The concept is so brilliant, it’s hard to believe no one has done it yet. They set up shop in the old Family Wash location, just off Porter Road.
You enter through the storefront, which is stocked with vinyl records from all genres.
Past that is a gorgeous bar – all sleek, dark wood and mod lighting fixtures. They have a diverse local beer selection and friendly bartenders who are quick to pour you a pint.
The corner stage is often filled with local musicians, but Vinyl Tap also throws some quirky events like Rock and Roll Trivia night or listening parties for new album releases. With beer, music and some delicious appetizers to munch on, it’s the perfect place to kill in afternoon the next time you’re in East Nashville.
Konadu (pronounced Koh-nay-doo) is part of the Shoppes on Fatherland, a delightful shopping district in East Nashville.
Inside is a rare combination: soaps, bath bombs and lotions that are organic, affordable and luxurious! It’s the perfect local alternative to national chains like Lush. Jennifer McGill, the owner, hails from Ghana, West Africa and saw a market in Nashville for the natural beauty products found in her home country.
Do you have questions about which products are actually good for your skin? Worried about allergies or specific beauty needs? No worries – everything in the store is made by hand at McGill’s workshop from ingredients she selects. She’s full of knowledge and is often found at the front counter, answering customer questions! Swing by and treat yo’self to a day of pampering.
You don’t see a lot of tea houses nowadays, but that just makes High Garden even more special. Entering the store is like stepping into tea-themed fairy tale. Herbs hang from the ceiling and wooden shelves are lined with jars and jars of unique loose-leaf tea blends.
The staff is happy to create unique mix just for your cup. Guests are welcome to stay and sip in the store, but be warned – there is no wifi here. Why? The owners want people to “disconnect from technology and reconnect to other humans, a good book, your inner artist/poet” and etc. It’s a different approach, and we like it!
The next time your email overwhelms you or you’re sick of Facebook, come in for a blissful cup of peace of and quiet.
East Side Story is a local bookstore….a really local bookstore! Every page you turn inside the store is written by someone from the Nashville area.
The owner, Chuck Beard (a writer himself), was inspired to create a place that showcased developing authors. That is reason enough to shop this adorable bookstore, but they also host East Side Storytellin’. On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month a collection of local authors and musicians share their work with a live audience. If you’re looking for something unique to do with your Tuesday evening, this is a perfect way to spend it!
East Nashville is an incredible place. This list in no way covers all the awesome businesses in this part of town, so come experience it yourself! And if you need a team of fabulous tour guides, call the Oak Street Group.