As a bartender in a local Hendersonville restaurant, Nathalie "Cody" Cote always fantasized about the type of eatery she hoped to run someday. In 2009, she set up show in a historic 1793 farmhouse at Twelve Stones Crossing Golf Club and opened Cody's Pub & Eatery. She expresses her love of New England–style pub fare with clam chowder and her signature open-faced chicken sandwich, all of which are made with ingredients handpicked by Nathalie herself. In addition to her staple of pub favorites, guests can chow down on Sundays to a buffet-style brunch as they listen to performances from the pub's resident classic guitarist or professional harpist. An avid musician who's performed with Dolly Parton and Tim McGraw, Nathalie also hosts the "Writers in the Round" showcase every Saturday, where emerging songwriters and typewriters entertain diners with their rhythmic clanking.
A white cue ball speeds over the green felt of The End Zone Sports Grill's pool table, attempting to grab hold of the elusive eight ball. Between rounds, competitors sip cold brews and cocktails, consume spicy buffalo wings, or watch flat-screen TVs showing thrilling sports or equally thrilling city-council meetings.
Corsair Artisan fills glasses across the country with award-winning spirits that are internationally recognized for both their complexity and flavor. Similar to modern microbreweries, the company's two distilleries—one in Nashville, the other in Bowling Green—produce small-volume batches of high-quality products, including gin, absinthe, and seasonal spirits such as pumpkin-spiced moonshine. To maintain the utmost control over its flavors, Corsair Artisan painstakingly crafts its selection using hand-operated stills, which, unlike major producers, enables the company to experiment with ingredients and personally deliver thank-you cards to each bubble that pops up during the production process.
Recognized by Maxim as one of the best bars in the country to watch a big game, Sam’s All American Sports Grill consistently climbs to the tops of rankings. In fact, Zagat featured the grill on its Sports Bar Food Tour, and Bleacher Report affirms that Sam’s will “certainly enhance any game-day experience.” Inside, 16 beers on tap fill glasses, while friendly staffers serve burgers and handcrafted pizzas, pirouetting between tables with the finesse of a running back on roller skates. As diners kick back beneath the glow of mounted high-definition TVs, Sam’s team of chefs work hard behind the scenes, making soups, sauces, and dressings from scratch daily.
Named Billboard's top Hot 100 artist of 2010, electro-pop sensation Ke$ha electrifies fans with catchy tunes, punchy lyrics, and a larger-than-life persona. With a list of chart-topping hits that includes "TiK ToK," "We R Who We R," and "Your Love is My Drug," Ke$ha charms even the most curmudgeonly, highbrow ears with irreverent, catchy lyrics and taut, shimmering beats that get stuck in listeners' heads like peanut-butter-covered dreams. Presided over by a quirkily becostumed Ke$ha, the Get $leazy tour sucks fans into a nonstop, glitter-filled night of dancing, performance, and languor-shattering electronic rapture. LMFAO, the tuneful twosome behind the high-energy hit "Party Rock Anthem," and electro-rapper Spank Rock complement Ke$ha's sonic spectacle with their own dulcet melodies. With today's deal, concertgoers can soak up the music and Charleston themselves into a state of euphoria in the front-of-stage general-admission area of the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
One of Nashville's most venerable and storied music venues, Exit/In has been presenting live music since 1971. Concertgoers can fill empty ear canals with John Doe and Jill Sobule's wafting harmonies during their debut duet performance or listen to the Californian alternative hip-hop artist Lyrics Born's verbal dexterity and wicked wordplay, the hard-earned fruit of a diet of pulped thesauruses. The Grammy Award-winning, Austin-based Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma will appear with fiddling sensation Warren Hood, who exhibits devil-humbling command over his stringed instrument. The American blues and rock band Old Union will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in the city where they got their start with a commemorative concert of classics for old fans and new listeners alike. A standing-room venue, Exit/In eschews seating for upright toe-tapping and ample space to practice leg lifts in between encores.