Germantown is one of Music City’s hippest, brand new historic neighborhoods. It’s true.
Nestled on the banks of the Cumberland River, Germantown was once home to recently immigrated industrial workers. Today the area has been rediscovered and redeveloped for a new generation to blaze their own trails in new industries popping up in downtown Nashville.
Germantown is already one of Nashville’s hottest neighborhoods and there’s no sign of things cooling down. So, if you can take the heat, let us survey the area’s best food, fitness, and music.
THE FOOD SCENE
If Music City is where the elegant meets the earthy, then perhaps there’s no better home in the world for Bacon and Caviar BBQ than right here in Nashville. B&C BBQ was once exclusively a gourmet catering service. They’ve since expanded their operation to include a BBQ shack in the popular Nashville Farmer’s Market. Their smoked meats are already the stuff of legend.
Pivoting, now from Southern-style BBQ to Chicago-style pizza, 312 Pizza Company is Nashville’s place to go for Windy City deep dish. Yelpers affirm, “The mozzarella sticks, risotto balls (called “arancini”) and house-made potato chips are perfect.”
A DAY A THE PARK
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park “gives visitors a taste of Tennessee’s history, natural wonders and serves as a lasting monument to Tennessee’s Bicentennial Celebration, which was June 1, 1996.” You can get outdoors and see some history in a big, beautiful state park right next to downtown. The 19-acre park features such attractions as a 200-foot granite map of the state and a World War II Memorial.
You could hardly call it “Music City” if Nashville did not have some top-notch musical entertainment and activities. There’s no overlooking Nashville’s iconic music venues — this is the home of the Grand Ole Opry, after all. But music belongs in the hands of everyday people, too, and Germantown’s Nashville Jazz Workshop does just that, with classes in jazz for all ages, instruments and skill levels. Instead of just taking in a show, make some music of your own!
Germantown’s rich history was only the first chapter in a much greater story. Today, young professionals partake in the neighborhood’s thriving restaurants and eclectic entertainment options.