The Gulch is one of the trendiest and most popular neighborhoods in Nashville, with an abundance of great restaurants. We list our favorite restaurants to seek out while you’re in this Music City enclave.
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Peg Leg Porker
Peg Leg Porker is one of Nashville’s best barbecue restaurants, known for dry ribs and pulled pork. The pork is smoked for more than 18 hours, which gives it a delicious, signature taste. The restaurant is very casual and includes a large outdoor patio, plus, the mission of the owners is to give back to the community, so they can be found at many charitable events.
For a night out with friends be sure to visit Sambuca. Large groups are welcome and the restaurant can accommodate up to 200 people. A diverse selection of live music changes every night, ranging from classic rock to jazz and everything in between. Be sure to visit the rooftop patio that overlooks the Nashville skyline.
Virago is an award-winning Asian fusion restaurant with creative cuisine for the adventurous palate – it also offers more than 60 different sake labels. For a special night out, trust the chef and try the specially selected chef’s tour or sushi tour.
Arnold’s Country Kitchen
Award winning Arnold’s Country Kitchen is located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. Arnold’s has been featured on TV shows and in 2009, it received the prestigious James Beard Award for America’s Classics. Known for its hearty southern fare, it’s a local favorite, so be prepared for a line out the door.
St. Añejo is a Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. The tequila and mezcal menu consists of more than 120 different labels, and the cocktail menu includes margaritas and other traditional Latin drinks. Don’t miss the tacos and homemade guacamole. For a special occasion, consider renting out the Tequila Library lounge.
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