One of Nashville’s newer neighborhoods, 12South is the "up-and-coming place to live and socialize" in Nashville dusting off ... more »its reputation as one of the city's roughest neighborhoods.
With the city investing in sidewalks and street lighting, 12South has begun to take shape over the last several years. You can grab coffee, visit an art gallery or sit outside on the patio like the one at Edley’s Bar-B-Que where Nashville's famous meat-and-three cuisine collides with a traditional barbeque menu, including smoked pork, chicken, turkey, brisket and wings.
You can also shop at boutiques like Katy K’s Ranch Dressing, known for designer cowboy boots, belt buckles, cowboy hats and Western shirts. The neighborhood also has the MODA Boutique, voted “Best Place to Buy Jeans” by the Nashville Scene, and Imogene + Willie - Nashville’s first and only custom jeans store. Housed in an old gas station, Imogene + Willie has become a local hangout for visiting celebrities from Gwyneth Paltrow to ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. Jeans are made on the premises, and when customers buy a pair of the signature five-pocket mid-rises, they can get their fit customized the same day.
What you won't really find in the 12South neighborhood are any music listening rooms. Instead, this neighborhood really only has a pair of music stores, Corner Music and Fork's Drum Closet. Occasionally, a portable stage or band shell goes up in Sevier Park. If you want to listen to For country music, head back toward downtown, about a mile or so past the 12South strip, to the Station Inn. A roadhouse straight out of a mountain hollow, the Station has been a mecca for bluegrass since the 1970's. less «