Sorry, folks. You’re not going to live forever. We’re not saying you’re going to die anytime soon, but you still might want to have your ducks in a row when it comes to lifetime achievements. As Nashvillians, we’re fortunate enough to live in a city with no shortage of great things to do, see, and eat. So with that in mind, here are the definitive 30 things you need to do in Music City before you kick the bucket.
There's a Stock Market-Themed Cocktail Bar in Hong Kong
If you visit this Hillsboro Village stalwart on your birthday and show your ID, they’ll give you the privilege of drinking a beer out of a dog bowl. Considering how grungy the rest of the joint is, that might just be a hygienic improvement.
One of the last bastions for friendly day drinkers and aging songwriters (and the notable cross section of those two groups), this converted trolley car boasts the oldest beer license in Nashville. Sip some history in the dim environs.
“He shoots, he scores, you suck!” “It’s all your fault! It’s all your fault!” “We’re gonna beat the hell outta of you, you, you.” “He sucks! He sucks, too!”
Watch a Nashville Predators game and that’s what you’re going to hear. On top of tossing catfish onto the ice, the fans have another tradition they’re insanely proud of -- mercilessly heckling the opposing team with a series of well-rehearsed chants like 17,000 schoolyard bullies.
With zero humidity and palm trees in the rearview mirror, cruising down the Pacific coast to San Diego from Los Angeles is summer. Of course, LA traffic can make it less cruiseworthy and more bumper-to-bumper. But with authentic taquerias, whale watching, and iconic surf breaks, there’s a quintessential SoCal pit stop just about every mile of the ride to distract you. Here’s seven summer getaways you can easily hit on the way to San Diego -- just don’t forget the sunscreen and a swimsuit.
Here's Why Nashville's Hockey Fans Throw Catfish Onto the Ice
UPDATE 5/10: The Nashville Predators are real contenders once again in 2018, entering the NHL playoffs as the top seed in the Western Conference. Tonight they'll take on the Winnipeg Jets in Game 7 of a series tied at 3-3. The forecast calls for more catfish.
The Nashville Predators’ runs to the Stanley Cup Finals have afforded many opportunities for announcers and sportswriters to remind fans that the Music City is a “non-traditional” hockey town. And while, yes, there are fewer than a dozen rinks in the state, Middle Tennessee has taken to the local NHL team with a fervor normally reserved for SEC football. Celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon as well, with Carrie Underwood (the wife of team captain Mike Fisher), Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Kelly Clarkson, and local pro athletes all showing up to recent playoff contests.