Well, I always thought Nashville was lots of folks walking around in cowboy boots, honky tonk music at every corner and boozing.
I was wrong. Obvi.
Most of Nashville is like a nice, midsize city. But they do have one street downtown - Broadway - that is just that. It's a mini Las Vegas strip, filled with (mostly) tourists trying to get Nashville to fit into that ideal they've created for the city. Bright lights, bars with local musicians and lots and lots of cowboy boots. And, the best place to see it all? From the top of Acme Feed & Seed.
Acme Feed & Seed is this odd conglomerate of cocktail bar, restaurant, and skytop lounge all separate by floors. The first floor focuses on that "honky tonk" theme with local musicians and the restaurant. The second floor has a lounge and bar with some shareable menu items. The third-floor is more of an event/music venue. And, the top is the open-air rooftop bar. We mostly visited this for the latter, but I stopped in for the former because food.
As soon as we entered the building, I snagged a menu and ordered some sweet potato fries at the counter. I waited around on the first floor until they were done, and then we went to the top. And, wow, it is a lovely view of the city. I love sweeping city views. It was pretty crowded, and there was some garbage left behind from other folks littered about.
And the sweet potato fries with rooster pepper remoulade was pretty good - I love sweet potato fries, and the remoulade made it feel indulgent. But the view was great.