12 South

Best For: Shopping

"Looking Pretty Music City" mural
The 12 South neighborhood highlighted on a map of Nashville

12 South, located on a half-mile stretch of 12th avenue, south of Downtown, is Nashville’s most walkable neighborhood and a great place to spend an afternoon in Music City. Hip and full of boutiques, restaurants and murals, this neighborhood features predominately arts and crafts bungalows and has a style all its own. The beautiful Sevier Park borders the neighborhood to the south with Belmont Blvd. to the immediate west and 8th Ave. to the east. A few standout places in 12 South include Frothy Monkey’s and Five Daughters Bakery’s original locations, two brands that are now featured all over Nashville. Generally, we recommend checking 12 South out during the daytime or for dinner in the evenings. There is little by way of nightlife here but lots by way of shopping and Instagram opportunities.

Outdoor Voices exterior Outdoor Voices
12 South I Believe In Nashville mural "I Believe In Nashville"
Photo: @beescott
Christie Cookie Co. cookie outside Christie Cookie Co.
White Bison and Twice Daily in 12 South White Bison Coffee
Savant in 12 South exterior featuring a BMW Savant
Make Music Not War mural "Make Music Not War"
Moda and Frothy Monkey Moda and Frothy Monkey
Imogene and Willie exterior sunny Imogene + Willie
Mafioza's pepperoni pizza Mafiaoza's
Edley's Bar-B-Que Edley's Bar-B-Que
Frothy Monkey Frothy Monkey
12 South Nashville Looks Good On You mural "Nashville Looks Good On You"
Photo: @zisforzimm
12 South building 12 South architecture
Imogene and Willie interior dark Imogene + Willie
Draper James woman walking by colorful wall Outside Draper James
12 South Flower Mural 12 South Flower Mural
Amelia's Flower Truck parked at White's Mercantile in 12 South White's Mercantile
Fahrenheit Yoga in 12 South Fahrenheit Yoga


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