Caroline Allison

The country music capital is undergoing a transformation, thanks to hip shops, haute cuisine, and old-fashioned cocktails.

Salma Abdelnour

1. The Hermitage Hotel

The 122-room property—whose famous guests have included Greta Garbo and Al Capone—celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with musical performances, art retrospectives, and a fresh look, after a $17 million overhaul. Doubles from $339.

2. Margot Café & Bar

In the cutting-edge Five Points neighborhood, chef Margot McCormack prepares Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a Tennessee flair, including clams, snapper, and cobia in a tomato-and-fennel broth. Dinner for two $72.

3. Third Man Records

Rocker Jack White’s Nashville headquarters doubles as a music store in the afternoon. The shop sells vinyl albums, White Stripes posters, and other collector’s items.

4. Venus & Mars-The Showroom

A classic Christian Dior men’s suit for $150? 1950’s party dresses in the double digits? Fashion model Karen Elson and co-owner Amy Patterson’s eye for the quirky-fabulous make their vintage clothing store the city’s wardrobe-defining spot.

5. The Patterson House

The new cocktail lounge, from Toby Maloney and Jason Cott of New York City’s Rusty Knot, pays tribute to the pre-Prohibition era by serving turn-of-the-century-inspired drinks such as the gin-and-rosewater-spiked Juliet + Romeo. Drinks for two $22.

Venus & Mars The Showroom

A classic Christian Dior men’s suit for $150? 1950’s party dresses in the double digits? Fashion model Karen Elson and co-owner Amy Patterson’s eye for the quirky-fabulous make their vintage clothing store the city’s wardrobe-defining spot.

Hermitage Hotel

Margot Café & Bar

In the cutting-edge Five Points neighborhood, chef Margot McCormack prepares Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a Tennessee flair, including clams, snapper, and cobia in a tomato-and-fennel broth.

Third Man Records

Rocker Jack White’s Nashville headquarters doubles as a music store in the afternoon. The shop sells vinyl albums, White Stripes posters, and other collector’s items.

Patterson House

The new cocktail lounge, from Toby Maloney and Jason Cott of New York City’s Rusty Knot, pays tribute to the pre-Prohibition era by serving turn-of-the-century-inspired drinks such as the gin-and-rosewater-spiked Juliet + Romeo.

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