After our exquisito dinner, we set off to explore another neighborhood in downtown- The Gulch.
The Gulch has a casual vibe. We walked around and took note of all the adorable restaurants and bakeries we would like to eventually try. We then stopped into 404 Kitchen and chatted the night away!
We decided to try to get some views of the city after, so we went to the top of a hotel Kels had previously been to. Unfortunately, the top view was blocked for a wedding party, but it was still a beautiful rooftop!
And for the last local spot on our agenda, we stopped into Santa’s Pub to watch Karaoke.
As we walked in, we were greeted by wall-to-wall Christmas decor/trinkets and nearly every person singing along to whatever music was playing. There was hardly a place to sit or stand, but we found a couple seats to slide in near the back.
The vibe of this place was the definition of cheerful. It was easily one of my favorite parts of the trip.
You could tell this was a local spot- it seemed everyone knew each other and was familiar with the different singers to take the mic. A roar of applause would erupt as the announcer called up certain people- and we knew we were in for a treat! Some of these singers were just phenomenal. That’s what you get in Nashville- even casual karaoke is packed with talent!
We even spotted Santa himself! A man with a long, white beard was casually chillin’ in the outdoor porch area. Turns out it was the owner of Santa’s Pub. A sweet note- He earned this nickname from his grandson about 18 years ago.
The next day in the morning we went to Crema Coffee Roasters to grab some fuel to start the day. It was great coffee!
Lastly, we wrapped up with our final meal in Nashville at Adele’s with a brunch buffet.
This brunch had everything you could imagine for brunch-great music, a smoked salmon bagel bar, eggs, yogurt, french toast, a variety of meats, tons of different salad/cold dishes and much more!
I tried the chocolate mousse and a pecan bar- both were the most delicious end to the meal- I can practically taste them!
We got one last picture together and then went our separate ways- Kels started the trek back to Illinois, while I set off toward Ohio. I miss her so much already! It was an unforgettable few days!
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