Another year, another birthday celebration…what will you do this time? Whether you want it to involve copious drinks, a one-of-a-kind dining experience, or a bit of competition, there’s no shortage of ways to make your b-day extra special. Here are some fun ways to celebrate your birthday in Nashville.
Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday in Nashville
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You name the form of transportation and Music City has a boozy tour for it. While this niche scene was once dominated by Nashville Pedal Tavern (a 15-passenger party bicycle), there are now additional options like Pontoon Saloon (a party boat), Sprocket Rocket (a 15-passenger party bicycle), and Nashville Party Barge (a party boat on wheels). What will they think of next? See our Nashville Party Bus Guide for more options and information.
If you live in or are visiting Music City, chances are you’re a fan of live music. And no matter the day of the week or time of year, concerts abound. Low-key venues on the medium to the larger side are best suited for group outings since you’re less likely to be shushed. Ascend Amphitheater, Bridgestone Arena, Marathon Music Works, the Basement East, and 3rd & Lindsley offer well-rounded lineups that won’t disappoint.
Arrington Vineyards has surely earned its status as one of the most popular local getaways—it has gorgeous hillside views, easy access to award-winning wines, and, at 25 miles south of town, it’s really not that far away. Bring your own picnic setup (blankets, nibbles, water) and settle in for a relaxing birthday escape at Arrington Vineyards.
Bowling is the perfect birthday activity if you have a large group. Pinewood Social, one of Nashville’s most popular bowling options, has six reclaimed wood lanes, vintage ball returns, scoring tables, and food and cocktails just a few steps away. Another great bowling option is Brooklyn Bowl in Germantown. Guests can expect a high-end bowling experience with great food and drinks.
Treat yourself (and your nearest and dearest) to a private or semi-private dinner at one of Nashville’s hot spots. You can’t go wrong with reservations at Nicky’s Coal Fired, Kayne Prime, and The 404 Kitchen. See our Large Group & Private Dining Guide for more options and information.
Topgolf offers packages for groups of seven to twelve (which includes two hours of play in two bays) and groups of thirteen or more (which gets you a dedicated staff). Thanks to the top-notch food, drinks, and atmosphere, there’s no need to be a golfer to have fun here.
Sure, you could go to your favorite rowdy bar—again—or you could make this special occasion truly special. Pick a local brewery you’ve been meaning to visit and book a tour for you and your go-to drinking buddies. You can even hit up several places in one afternoon, for a mature spin on the traditional pub crawl. See our Nashville Breweries Guide for more options and information.
Nashville, a sports mecca? Kind of! Regardless of when your birthday falls, there’s probably a regular-season sporting event with your name on it. Check out the Nashville SC at GEODIS Park (May to October), the Nashville Sounds at First Horizon Park (April to September), the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena (October to April), and the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium (September to December). And if your birthday is in January or February, keep your fingers crossed for a playoff game.
The Escape Game
With multiple locations in Nashville, The Escape Game is popular for anyone who loves thrills, interactive puzzles, and a good theme. Round up six or seven quick-thinking buds so you can take over an entire room. If you’re mixing friend groups, this is a great way for them to get to know each other very well, very quickly!