Enjoy Nashville!

What to do in Nashville? Here are few recommendations from our Reunion committee for what else you should do while you are here in Nashville for the BRET Reunion. Also check out our feature: "Nashville Then and Now!"



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"Kitchen Notes in the Omni Hotel for Sunday brunch." -- Chastity Bradley, Reunion Planning Committee

"Tin Angel, The Pharmacy, and Hattie B's (in order of most to least fancy)." -- Christian Marks, graduate student 

"I'm a big fan of the coffee shop called Barista Parlor Golden Sound (there are also 2 other 'Barista Parlors' in town, one in East Nashville and one in Germantown). For local beers, my go-to is Jackalope Brewery." - Bethany Carboneau, graduate student 

"If they are bringing their family probably the best suggestion I have is to go to Monell's for brunch and Puckett's for dinner. If they aren't going with their family I would recommend Cosair's distillery." -- Ben Gilston, PhD, postdoctoral fellow

"I would recommend Silo for a nicer dinner out and Soulshine Pizza for a low-key close to campus option. Also, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art as a tourist attraction/park." -- Abigail Searfoss, graduate student

"Two Bits bar on Demonbreun, Gaylord Hotel at Opryland, and Mantra Brewery in Franklin. It's a little ways away, but they have about 25 beers on tap and they're all amazing." -- Lorena Infante Lara, graduate student




"The Bearded Iris and the Corsair Distillery tour (which requires a sign-up)." -- Christian Marks, graduate student

Reunion Manager Kate Stuart recommends: Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.
One hundred and five years after Prohibition forced the closure of one of the nation's most prolific whiskey producers, two young descendants of its pioneering founder have thrown open the doors to their revived Nelson's Green Brier Distillery in the colorful Marathon village of Nashville, Tennessee. Nelson brothers Andy and Charlie, known for their award-winning Belle Meade Bourbon, greet the public with drinkable spirits and tours of their very own [after almost a decade of determination] distillery as they launch the second wave of their historic family venture, originated by their great-great-great grandfather Charles Nelson in the late 1800s. The Nelson brothers offer tours with a tasting (21+) of one of their three products: Belle Meade Bourbon, Belle Meade Bourbon Sherry Cask Finish, and Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee White Whiskey. Come share their pride and taste the fruit of their labor and heritage.





"Bicentennial capital mall state park near Nashville farmer's market, the parthenon across Vanderbilt University, Radnor lake." -- Suneethi Sivakumaran, PhD, postdoctoral fellow