Historic Germantown, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a dynamic community composed of renovated historic and chic new structures designed by Nashville’s industrious architects and entrepreneurs. The neighborhood has evolved since its earliest formation in the 18th century into one of Nashville’s most sought-after locations to work and play in large part for its many dining and shopping options that are within walking distance, in addition to being only blocks from downtown Nashville and the Gulch.

If this is your first visit to Germantown, take time to explore one of our neighborhood pubs, ethnic fare or casual comfort restaurants, local coffee shops or bakery or any one of our critically acclaimed fine dining establishments.  Or if you prefer, check out the nearby Tennessee State Museum, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and our ever popular farmer’s market that is open seven days a week.

Germantown offers the best glimpse of Nashville both yesteryear and today. For advice on what to do or see, we are always available to help you plan your day.

Things To Do In Germantown

  1. 5th and Taylor
    American Cuisine
  2. Barista Parlor
  3. Bearded Iris Brewing
    Brewery Taproom
  4. Butchertown Hall
    German Inspired Smoked Meats
  5. Christie Cookie Co.
    Homestyle Cookies
  6. City House
    Contemporary Italian
  7. The Cupcake Collection
    Specialty Cupcakes
  8. The Garden Brunch Cafe
    Weekend Brunch
  9. Geist + Bar and Grill
    Small Plates – outdoor setting
  10. Germantown Cafe
    Eclectic uptown menu
  11. Germantown Pub
    Casual Pub Fare
  12. The Goat
    Community Space, American cuisine
  13. Henrietta Red
  14. Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint
  15. Juice Bar
    Organic fruits and veggie drinks
  16. Monell’s
    Southern food family style
  17. Red Bicycle
    Coffee and crepes
  18. Rolf & Daughters
    American cuisine
  19. Saint Stephen
    Modern gastronomic cuisine
  20. Sedona Taphouse
    Local and organic, craft beer
  21. Silo
    Southern style bistro
  22. Steadfast Coffee
    Local coffee and restaurant
  23. Steamboys
    Casual Chinese
  24. Tailor Nashville
    South Asian American
  25. Tempered Café & Chocolate
    Sandwiches, Artisan chocolates
  26. Veggie Village
    Comfort Food
  27. Von Elrod’s Beer Garden and Sausage House
    Housemade Sausages, pub grub
  28. Vuis Kitchen
    Vietnamese cuisine
  29. Waldo’s Chicken and Beer
    Southern-fried and Fire-roasted
  30. 312 Pizza
    Authentic Chicago Style Pizza
  1. Alexis + Bolt
    Women/Mens Clothing
    Women/Mens Clothing
  3. Batch Nashville
    Gift Shop
  4. Bits & Pieces Antique
    Women Clothing / Antiques
  5. Overton Arts
    Framing/Art Gallery
  6. Pieces Boutique
    Women accessories / Clothing
  7. Wilder Home Décor
  • First Tennessee Park
    Home to Baseball’s Nashville Sounds
  • Top Golf
    Driving Range and event venue
    A visit to Nashville’s Germantown in October is the ideal way to experience Oktoberfest, the site of the 2nd largest Oktoberfest celebration in the United States.  Now in its 40th year, Oktoberfest begins with opening ceremonies on Thursday, October 3 at the corner of 5th Ave. N. and Jefferson Street. Highlights in addition to copious amounts of beer and wurst includes the 5K Bier Run which is the second largest 5K in Tenn., the Dachshund Derby on Sunday at 3 p.m. and the parade on Saturday at 1 p.m. The parade starts at the corner of 4th Ave. N & Jefferson Street and goes to the stage at 7th and Jefferson St.There are more than 200 arts, crafts, food and commercial vendors and lots of kid activities. VIP tickets are available. Butchertown Hall and Von Elrod’s Beer Garden and Sausage House are two must visits while here.  Live music is provided by The OomPahsters, UBERkrainer and The Klaberheads throughout the weekend.Schedule Link

    VIP Tickets Link

    Dates: October 10 – 13