If your artsy alter ego is craving something next level when it comes to weekend shenanigans, stepping away from the bar scene and into something more immersive may be the solution. This free museum in Nashville lets you explore your intellect with interactive art installations while enjoying cocktails. The 24-hour spot attached to a renowned hotel is a creative space full of imagination fueled by booze.
The 21c Museum Hotel is an elaborate spot that stands tall in the heart of downtown Nashville just a few blocks from the Bridgestone Area.
From fabulous food, curated craft cocktails and state-of-the-art museum exhibits, the hospitality have offers much more than just a place to stay.
Inside the hotel is the ever-so-elegant Gray & Dudley restaurant. This is where cultural and culinary masterpieces collide to create an adult playground for intellectual souls who appreciate both trendy art, top-of-the-line cuisine and classy cocktails.
When you enter the museum you'll dive right into a realm of unique art and dissect the beauty of contemporary, interactive pieces.
You can release your inner sophisticated persona as you absorb all the glory of this eccentric museum with plenty of drinks in hand from the hotel bar.
As you savor your refreshments, you'll find cutting edge collections in the 10,500-square-foot space that features bright, galactic light exhibitions that strike wonder in viewers while offering plenty of eye-catching photo ops.
Each piece reflects bright projections of patterns that rotate often, so there's always something new to explore and ponder.
You'll have the opportunity to sip on deliciously peculiar elixirs like a "Freedom Rider" with 10 Old Forester Rye, Cappelletti, and Amaro di Angostura or "It’s All in the Reflexes" with Letherbee Gin, Chareau, Strega, lemon and celery bitters.
To make a whole night of it, you can check out the food menu as you explore the list of libations. You can indulge in options including steamed beef rangoons, duck-fried rice and crispy smoked spare ribs.
Museums with access to alcohol are almost as hard to come by as museums that are 100% free to visit. It doesn't matter what kind of hours you keep because the space is open to the public around the clock (excluding scheduled events).
21c Museum Nashville
Address: 221 2nd Ave. N, Nashville, TN
Why You Need To Go: Explore bright and trendy art while sipping fancy drinks at this free museum around the clock.