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Kelly Hays
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Everything Old is New Again: Vintage Nashville

Nashville natives know a good thing when they see it. So what if that thing happens to be a little worn around the edges? Just because it's old, doesn't mean it isn't good. Here, a list of some of the hottest new old spots around town that rank high in cult history and occasional celeb sightings, but low on saccharine nostalgia factor.
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Patterson House

If the term modern day speakeasy sounds like an oxymoron to you, it shouldn't. Because that's exactly what Patterson House is. Located in a nondescript residential-looking house in the midtown district, Patterson house shares an address with Nashville's hottest haute restaurant, The Catbird...

Hutton Hotel

The Hutton is the best modern luxury hotel in the city. You're not going to feel comfortable here if your idea of relaxation is schlubbing it in sweat pants. It's classy and contemporary, and would be "the place to be seen" if hotels were part of a scene. Little touches like prepackaged ice (no messing...

Hermitage Cafe

Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs once said the Hermitage Cafe has the best mac-n-cheese she's ever tasted. I think that might be overdoing it a bit, but there's no denying that the Hermitage Cafe has good food at even better prices. It's served to you with a side of sass by a waitress who'll call you "honey" then...

Santa's Pub

Santa's Pub doesn't even really qualify as a dive bar, it's so divey. A karaoke bar in a double-wide trailer by the fairgrounds with a deck built around it, hanging out at Santa's is like hanging out in the basement of that one uncle who broke out a bowl and passed it around at your twenty-first birthday...

Logue's Black Raven Emporium

The top side of Logue's Black Raven Emporium is a vintage/thrift store where you can find an assortment of weird ephemera for purchase. But the real draw here is the basement. On evenings and weekends, Logue's shows a handpicked selection of kitschy cinematic rotgut in their tiny theater. From...

Closet Case Vintage

Closet Case is a vintage store that has a tough edge to it. The owner and curator, Carmen, knows her fashion AND her designers. When the cool kids visit Nashville, they often make a stop at Closet Case because they know it's the best place to find vintage clothes with attitude that will stand up to...

Local Honey

Nashville has a thriving vintage and boutique clothing scene, partly because of our long history with country music and its interesting fashion choices and partly because we're inherently frugal and hate getting rid of anything that's still wearable. Local Honey gives you the best of both worlds...

Great Escape

Anyone who owns a record player in Nashville has been to the Great Escape. A music thrift, consignment and retail shop, they have new and used vinyl, along with a wide selection of all other types of media-- vhs, dvd, video games, comics, and even tabletop games (it's one of a few places in town where you...

Pre To Post Modern

A constant danger to my wallet, Pre to Post Modern is the best vintage store in Nashville. They offer vintage clothing and goods and new handmade items on consignment from several Nashville taste-makers who have "stores" inside the shop. You can find great deals on stylish retro, 80s, mod, and...

Hotel Indigo Nashville

Housed in a remodeled bank building from the 40s, the architecture of Hotel Indigo is classic and nostalgic. Juxtaposed with its trendy, contemporary decor, the atmosphere is a nice dichotomy of tradition and forward thinking. Soaring ceilings in the lobby and the two story bar back are real...