5 Rewarding Nashville Nights. Let your mood guide you!

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Nashville! Music City USA! Home of the famous Grand Ole Opry. But it’s not just about country music and Southern charm anymore. It’s a place that’s got a little something for everyone. And if you like going out and having fun, and getting rewarded while you’re doing it, the Freebird app is the way to go! Just download the app from the App Store or Google Play and get ready to earn cash back and points just for going out.

But, you know how tough parking can be in Nashville, and once you find it, it ain’t cheap. Have the parking gods no mercy? None! None at all! Oh, the humanity! But we get it. Freebird is here to liberate you from those inevitable parking pains and reward you for avoiding the hassle. Use the app to discover businesses that offer cash back for your Uber or Lyft ride. Just make sure to book your ride through the Freebird app, then use your connected credit card at one of the many participating restaurants or bars to earn points, rewards and cash back. At the end of a great night out, we want to make sure you get home safely. Freebird has partnered with some of your favorite brands to help get you home safely with a cash-back bonus. Sounds pretty nice, right?

And as promised, here are 5 ways to follow your mood to a great time out in Nashville while getting rewarded with Freebird.

Mood 1: In the mood for a melody?

Ok you’re in Music City and you’ve got a hankering for some live country music or southern rock? No problem! Just book your ride to one of the great live music spots on the Freebird app, and in no time you could be just a few feet from the band. And who knows? They might even play Free Bird!

In Downtown Nashville is, Ole Red, inspired by Blake Shelton’s #1 hit, “Ol’ Red,” serves up live country music all day, along with signature drinks and authentic Southern cuisine. You’ll also take in incredible views of Music City from their rooftop bar, The Lookout at Ole Red! At Ole Red, you’re bound to have a good ole time! See what I did there?

Another Downtown hot spot is Tin Roof Broadway. With their tasty, Southern-inspired “Better Than Bar” food, an extensive selection of libations and two levels of all-day and all-night live music, your musical cravings will be more than satisfied.

Mood 2: Down home comfort food does a body (and soul) good.

In addition to great live music, you can also find some of Nashville’s best comfort food at Ole Red and Tin Roof Broadway.

Located in The Gulch, Nashville’s vibrant urban neighborhood, Pemrose serves up beautifully prepared American classics, using only the freshest ingredients. Offering perfectly executed comfort food along with playful variations on fine cuisine, Pemrose has something for everyone.

The Mainstay, located between East Nashville and Downtown, serves up comfort food with their “farm-to-sports bar” menu, featuring seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients to make their better-than-you’re used-to “elevated bar food.” That’s right. Farm-to-sports bar!

Mood 3: Beer!

Yes, beer. It’s a mood, a noun and a verb. I thirst, therefore I beer. So, must you.

Fat Bottom Brewing, located in the West Nashville neighborhood of the Nations, serves up craft brews and bistro-style cuisine with seating in their outdoor bier garden, bar area and overlooking the brewery itself.

Little Harpeth Brewing, situated in a cozy warehouse setting, offers up live music and traditional German lagers like the pre-prohibition beers which would have been enjoyed by Middle Tennesseans. And whenever I’m in Nashville, I always do as the pre-prohibition Middle Tennesseans do!

Mood 4: International delights.

You’re in Nashville, but maybe you’re not in the mood for Southern comfort food! In fact you’ve just about OD’d on southern comfort – no, not the drink. No problem!

In the mood for some Japanese bites? Well Bar Otaku located in The Gulch should do the trick. Savor a wide selection of tasty Japanese bar food and snacks while sipping a Japanese beer or sake in their fun and funky dining room.

Looking for a spicy little number? Then Chago’s Cantina might be the place for you. Located in the charming Belmont-Hillsboro neighborhood south of Downtown, they specialize in authentic Mexican and Latin American dishes. Want to save a buck and catch a buzz? Check out their “tacos borrachos,” a.k.a. drunk tacos. You’ll get 2 tacos, a can of Tecate and a shot of tequila, all for just $10 bucks!

Got a hankering for some Chicken Tikka Masala and naan bread or up for a full Indian buffet? Sitar Indian Restaurant, located in Midtown, offers up a wide selection of authentic Indian delicacies in an unpretentious, low-key setting.

Fancy some Greek and Mediterranean cuisine? Taziki’s Mediterranean Café is your fast-casual option for gyros, soups, and salads, oh my! With locations in The Gulch, West End, Green Hills and Brentwood, Taziki’s has got your Mediterranean cravings covered!

Mood 5: In the mood for a chuckle – or chortle!

Need a good laugh? Is Prince Andrew physically unable to sweat? Don’t answer that! If laughter is the best medicine, then Third Coast Comedy Club is the cure. The only venue in Nashville dedicated to all forms of comedy, from stand-up to sketch to improv and more. Just make sure you’re prepared to have the crap tickled out of your funny bone!

That’s it! Finally it’s time to explore the city. Hopefully now you’ve got a little inspiration for what to do with your moody self in Nashville. It’s simple. First of all, download the Freebird app. Book your ride. Visit a featured bar or restaurant. Get rewarded. Get home safe. Rinse. Repeat! IT’S JUST THAT EASY!!!


John Carpenter was born and reared in Honolulu. After tiring of paradise and pineapples, he left his grass shack to break into the music business in LA. Eventually he realized the music business was not into being broken into by him. John enjoys writing about stuff and things and likes using those $10 off $30 coupons at Bed, Bath & Beyond.