EIGHTH AVENUE / MELROSE
Not far from downtown, antique stores line both sides of Eighth Avenue South. A collector’s haven, the area has become known as a premier antiques district. Voted the “Best Thai Restaurant in Nashville” by the Nashville Scene, The Smiling Elephant serves authentic Thai cuisine. The best comedians in the world frequent Nashville’s comedy venue, Zanies Comedy Night Club, located at Douglas Corner. Get your caffeine fix at Eighth & Roast, a craft coffee roaster, café and breakfast spot. Or check out The Urban Juicer, a lifestyle brand and fresh juicing company. Any true music lover must check out Grimey’s New & Preloved Music. Grimey’s has a wide selection of CDs, DVDs and vinyl. From indie to vintage, from mainstream to obscure, the knowledgeable staff at Grimey’s will help you find what you are looking for.
Further south on 8th Avenue is the rapidly developing Melrose area. With an unassuming, local feel, you can grab a craft beer with friends, catch some live music, or go for an evening of fine dining. Your first stop should be M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers for some cheesy waffle fries and an excellent selection of more than 80 beers. Head across the street and down the stairs for a game of pool at Melrose Billiards, longtime resident of the Melrose area. In the very same building, but up at ground level, organic coffee drinks await at Fenwick's 300. Live music and great food can be found inside The Sutler. And Sinema offers an eclectic American menu unique to Nashville.