The chefs at Venue 10 serve heaping platters of Memphis-style pulled pork, buffalo-dusted potato chips, and chicken salad sliders made with apples, celery, and herbs. But the food is only half the reason to stop in. The environment, made up of heavy, glossy wood and rough exposed bricks, is just as appealing. Over in the Mixing Lounge, patrons kick back on cushy chairs and couches to enjoy craft beers and cocktails. And in the stainless-steel section dubbed "Cue," they challenge each other to games of billiards, with the loser having to either pick up the tab or wear a hat that doesn't fit for a few moments of mirth.
With 9,000 square feet of space, The Twisted Halo has plenty of room for a multitude of events, games, and drinks. Downstairs, exposed brick and salvaged hardwood surround guests with rusticity as they relax and enjoy cocktails, beers, smoothies, or fresh brewed Dirty Grinds coffee from the bar. The laid back atmosphere continues upstairs in the Rebel Room, where books sit on shelves, awaiting to be read or used for games of Jumbo Jenga. Things get a little rowdier elsewhere on the second floor, rife with dart boards and pool tables. A variety of themed nights and live music events includes karaoke, battle of the bands, and oldies nights.
Old-school meat-and-three plus breakfast all day, classic country music that would make Hank Williams weep, authentic family dining in historic, beautiful Leiper's Fork, TN. Only 35 minutes from Nashville, Country Boy Restaurant is worth the drive.
Drawing on backgrounds that include stints in the Vanderbilt Dance Program and stage-time alongside Debby Boone in Mississippi Love, the instructors at We Dance Nashville two-step students toward mastery of styles such as ballroom, Latin, salsa, and swing. Teachers toe-heel alongside students in private lessons tailored to their new partner’s light-tripping goals, and they shuffle loads of beginners toward dancing proficiency in group classes, such as ballroom or hip-hop for kids and adults. During wedding classes, engaged couples learn simple steps or intricate choreography to dazzle guests at their reception or sneakily waltz out of the judge’s chambers after eloping. Augmenting the regular schedule, We Dance Nashville hosts frequent parties where 30-minute lessons precede 90 minutes of open dancing, or Theme Fitness, which incorporates choreography from hip-hop and Latin ballroom into a high-energy workout set to music.
A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.
While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.
Belcourt Taps celebrates the charms and flavors of the South with regular live music, and gourmet twists on comfort classics. The festivities begin before diners even step through the door. Outside, a sprawling patio surrounds the restaurant, lit up at night with warm sconce lighting and candlelight. There, guests can dig into gourmet stuffed burgers and tacos with pulled pork, shrimp, or chicken. Diners can also explore tapas and shareable plates of fried green tomatoes and nachos or dive solo into a barbecue pulled pork sandwich.
Inside, regular live music showcases the talents of singers and songwriters who carry on the Nashville sound. Golden yellow walls brighten the room, adding the feel of a southwestern cantina or a southwestern cantina owned by a pyromaniac, and soft overhead lighting creates the ideal atmosphere for a draft beer.