Whether we're working, playing, or just hanging out at home, there are many reasons we love Nashville. But if you're only visiting for a limited time, it can be hard to know where to go and what to see to make the most out of your time in Music City. For this edition, we've rounded up a few of our favorite places to hit if you only have 72 hours in Nashville — just for the guys!

DAY ONE

There's no better way to welcome yourself to the South than with a hot, buttery biscuit (or three). Start your weekend off strong with a trip over to Biscuit Love in The Gulch, where you can fuel up on classic combinations like their Biscuit & Sausage Gravy or the Southern Benny. Just make sure you leave room for a round of Bonuts — part biscuits, part donuts. You can thank us later.

Bonuts


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While you're in Music City, you'll definitely want to dive into Nashville's rich music history. Treat yourself to a tour of the beautiful Ryman Auditorium, which was the original home of the Grand Ole Opry and remains one of the most-revered performance halls in the world. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Johnny Cash Museum are also worth a visit while you're in the downtown area.

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If you're looking for a place to hang for the afternoon or catch up on a game or two, the Downtown Sporting Club offers multiple options including an indoor sports bar, a rooftop bar, and activities that range from axe throwing or corn hole to arcade games to good, old-fashioned board games. Once you've worked up an appetite, head on over to Whiskey Kitchen for a casual dinner on the patio or to enjoy a few samples from the city's largest collection of whiskeys, bourbons, ryes, and scotches.

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If you're in the mood for live music, you're in the right place. While Nashville is primarily known as a country and bluegrass mecca, the abundance of live music venues throughout the city offer up just about any kind of music you could want. That said, the historic honkytonks that line Broadway in downtown Nashville take on a life of their own after dark. Robert's Western World and Tootsie's Orchid Lounge are two can't-miss stops for live country music.

live country music


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DAY TWO

Start your day with a strong cup of java from one of Nashville's many boutique coffee shops. Steadfast Coffee in Germantown is one of our favorites, and you can spend the morning strolling through this charming Victorian-style neighborhood's many shops and restaurants or hop in the car and drive just a few minutes over to Topgolf Nashville, where you can spend the day working on your swing.

Topgolf Nashville


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For a relaxing afternoon, head on over to Blend Cigar Bar and enjoy their fine selection of cocktails and Davidoff Cigars before indulging in a world-class steak dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Nashville, Kayne Prime. Make sure you book your reservation early, though, because this hot spot fills up quickly!

Davidoff Cigars


Top it all off with an expertly handcrafted cocktail at Patterson House, one of Nashville's most popular watering holes for adults, or make it an early bourbon nightcap at Gertie's Bar at 404 Kitchen.

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DAY THREE

If you're looking to get out of the city for a little bit, take a scenic drive south on Highway 100 to The Loveless Cafe, where you might need to put on your stretchy pants before settling in for a classic Southern brunch. After all, there's no such thing as too many biscuits.

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Feeling the need to burn a few calories? Stop off at Percy Warner Park on your way back to Nashville and explore one of its many hiking trails, or tour the grounds of the historic Belle Meade Plantation followed by a wine or bourbon tasting at Belle Meade Winery.

Belle Meade Winery

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Since you are in the heart of whiskey and bourbon country, cruise on over to Marathon Village for a tour and tasting experience at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, which claims to be the "home of the original Tennessee whiskey." Don't forget to pop over a few doors to Corsair Distillery before rounding out your 72 hours in Nashville with — what else? — dinner at one of the city's beloved barbecue joints. We recommend Butchertown Hall or Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint, but you really can't go wrong on this one.

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In an even bigger time crunch during your trip to Nashville? Check out our list of where to eat, drink, and stay when you have 48 hours in Nashville.