For Lunch

Equal parts swanky and comfortable, Tavern Midtown is half sports bar, half gastro-pub. Call it what you will, Tavern meld has great food and an impressive staff. "There's always an energy in the room there that I really enjoy," says Nail. "The food's good, and they pour great drinks."

When Nail calls Nashville versatile, he's thinking about establishments like Midtown that mix big city ambience with Southern hospitality. You can grab a casual burger on a Saturday afternoon and chase it with a whiskey ginger – or a vodka-soda if you're that sort of guy.