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Why a Pub Crawl is the Best Way to Experience Downtown Nashville

Tap beer during Nashville brewery tour and night-time pub crawl

Nashville has a lot to offer. There are plenty of great restaurants with more opening all the time. Live music venues are also plentiful. Bars seem to punctuate every other block around here. The problem is that it’s easy to overlook an amazing establishment simply because you didn’t notice it. Driving through the city allows you to see more while at the same time, seeing less.

Many of the greatest places in Nashville have been around for a long time. These places might not look like much from the outside, but visitors are greeted with great service as soon as they walk in the door. But how do you find these places when you’re only here for a few days?

The best advice is to find a neighborhood and dig into it. Hit the streets. Talk to locals. Get the inside scoop on where you should go and what you should see. And when it comes to doing this on-the-ground research, there’s no better way to get this information than from a pub crawl.

And if we’re going to talk about historical establishments alongside upcoming great spots, there’s no better place to go in Nashville than downtown.

Find the Hideaways

There are plenty of bars and restaurants in Nashville that don’t have giant flashing signs announcing their entrances. This might seem counterintuitive—why wouldn’t a bar or restaurant advertise themselves? But that’s part of their charm. Finding a place like this takes a little bit of work. There’s a level of exclusivity that exists not because of a perceived elitism, but because of walking a road less traveled.

You won’t find these places from a car. The entrances aren’t going to stand out from a tour bus. The best way to find the hidden gems of downtown Nashville is a pub crawl. And the best pub crawl your going to find is The Ville Tours Pub Crawl.

Meet People

Everyone’s heard the term Southern Hospitality. Everything moves a little slower down here. We take our time and enjoy the company of those around us. Some out-of-towners might be taken off guard when a stranger strikes up a conversation with them in line at the grocery store, but that’s just the way we are.

A large portion of the city’s charm comes from these interactions. The city can build up all it wants but it would just be a bunch of shiny buildings without the people. Walking the busy downtown Nashville streets is the best way to experience this. Passing people on the sidewalk as you walk from one establishment to the next gives you the opportunity to meet someone you didn’t know you wanted to speak with.

In town for a bachelorette or birthday party? The Ville Tours has a specialized tour just for you.

Experience the Aura

There’s a reason songs are written about the general idea of Downtown. It’s the center of the city. It’s where all the hustle and bustle come together. It’s where the tallest buildings and the largest concentration of people gather. There’s a lot to do and a lot to see. The lights, the sounds, the views—all of it creates an aura. A vibe. It’s an experience. And the best way to feel it is to be in the middle of it.

A pub crawl in downtown Nashville not only lets you see many great places to eat and drink, it lets you see the city itself. The music. The stories. The history. Just like how a picture doesn’t give you the full experience, neither does a car window. Getting into the city and breathing the air—that’s the best way to experience it.

Eat the Food and Drink the Drinks

If a city’s story is told by the people, the food and drinks they make are the words. Each bar and restaurant has a different story to tell. They have their own approaches to their service, even if they might seem similar at first. But don’t let yourself be fooled—these people are artists. They have a vision, a goal, and a plan to get there. All you have to do is open yourself up to the opportunity to let them show you.

The Ville Tours Nashville pub crawl walks you through various bars and restaurants. This gives you the chance to sample the execution of many different visions. Not only that, but it tastes great. There’s really no downside here.

Are you ready to try a Nashville pub crawl for yourself? Visit The Ville Tours and experience downtown Nashville in the best way possible.