The up-and-coming neighborhood on 12th Avenue South is attracting new residents and businesses. Here you can enjoy a martini at Mirror (2317 12th Ave. S., 615/383-8330), a Miami Beach–inspired restaurant and bar. Enjoy the tapas menu while you sip your drink and people-watch.
Snag a seat on the crowded patio outside Mafiaoza’s Pizzeria and Neighborhood Pub (2400 12th Ave. S., 615/269-4646, www.mafiaozas.com ), a popular neighborhood hangout known for its top-notch pizza.
For something a little different, head to Rumors Wine and Art Bar (2304 12th Ave. S., 615/292-9400), a homey wine bar and art gallery. Good for wine lovers and aspiring wine lovers alike, this is a popular place for residents of the trendy 12 South district to get together. Rumors has a satellite location in East Nashville, at 112 Woodland Street (615/262-5346).