Eat, Drink, Play and Do Just Down the Road From Home
Considering a girls getaway with your BFFs? Why not take a road trip just a few miles down I-65 for a “staycation” and experience all Nashville has to offer?
Eat: The Treehouse
What better way to reconnect with lifelong friends than in a treehouse? Owner Corey Ladd has reclaimed his youth by turning his grandparents’ home into one of East Nashville’s most popular eateries. Open daily from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Treehouse is ready to cater to most special dietary needs, whether you are vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan or gluten-free, their menu of local farm-grown ingredients offers something to please all palates. Treat your taste buds to dinner or late night dishes prepared by Eater Awards’ 2016 Chef of the Year.
Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating or book a private dining experience for six to 10 friends in a real treehouse built by Ladd’s grandfather. Dine off of tables and chairs made from the house’s original wood removed during its reconstruction!
See for yourself why The Treehouse was featured in Nashville Lifestyles‘ Best Restaurants of 2016.
Play: Nashville Escape Game
Looking for something that will bring you and your gal pals closer? Book a Nashville Escape Game, listed as the nation’s No. 1 escape game location on TripAdvisor! Owned by two Belmont graduates, Nashville Escape Game is one of the first breakout games in North America. Since opening in 2014, the Escape Game has been providing sophisticated, high-level games that challenge gamers to work together to make it out in 60 minutes or less. Each game is uniquely designed and constructed and will allow your clique to be completely submerged into your game environment. The materials used to build the Prison Break room were actually obtained from real life prisons, including toilets from a Memphis penitentiary!
Ever wanted to explore the galaxy? Play Mission: Mars where up to eight players work together to repair their ship and launch for home before a fatal amount of cosmic radiation destroys the control systems. Up the stakes with Prison Break, in which up to eight of you find yourselves in a cell that once belonged to an inmate who disappeared. The catch? Your party is split in two and forced to work your way back to each other before the time runs out. Looking for a more intellectual challenge? Try Underground Playground, where up to 12 of your sidekicks test your wits in a room that is anything but “elementary.”
Drink: The Patterson House
You’d never know it was there if you didn’t already know. Step back in time to the Roaring ’20s Prohibition era by enjoying cocktails and conversation at The Patterson House. No detail is spared in this dimly lit, 21st-century speak-easy. Enjoy twists on your favorite classic concoctions, inspired by their own bartenders. Their menu is divided by liquor starting with the lighter and refreshing palate pleasers at the top to more liquor-forward options at the bottom. I suggest the In Flight Movie, a vodka-based cocktail flavored with raspberry and lemon.
The Patterson House enforces a strict first-come, first-served policy. No reservation, no exceptions. While there, you will be asked to follow some house rules such as no cell phone use except for texting, no standing to order drinks and no name dropping. So settle down into one of their “coves” for some uninterrupted female bonding.
Do: Studio Goddess
Unleash your inner goddess by booking a private party at Studio Goddess, Nashville’s popular dance and aerial fitness studio. Host a ladies night or a midday pre-party. With several class types and appointment times available, Studio Goddess will provide the perfect Nashville party experience for you and your girls.
The aerial fitness program provides a circus-inspired fitness experience for those who wish to take their workout to new heights. They offer intro and beginner level classes with a variety of different apparatuses such as silks, poles and lyra hoops. Prefer to keep your feet firmly planted? The dance fitness program offers a variety of dance-inspired creative movement and cardio classes for all levels. Enjoy burning calories with your besties in a new, creative and fun way.
With classes offered in a wide variety that cater to all ability levels, there is sure to be something for everyone in your circle!