Welcome to the exciting city of Nashville, where the entertainment extends far beyond the bar scene! You might be wondering, what is there to do in Nashville if you don’t drink? Whether you’re a non-drinker, looking for alternative activities, or seeking a sober New Year’s resolution, Music City has many options to explore. In this guide, we’ll take you on a journey through the best non drinking things to do in Nashville, ensuring you experience the rich culture, history, and entertainment the city offers.

Music Without the Mixer

Enjoy outdoor music venues or a stroll down Nashville’s iconic Broadway. There’s no shortage of live music in Music City. You can sit back and enjoy bands throughout downtown without drinking any alcohol. Grab a water with lemon, your favorite energy drink, or a non-alcoholic mocktail and stay out all night. Nashville’s concert and bar scenes are just as enjoyable sans booze.

Brooklyn Bowl

A smaller indoor venue located in the Germantown neighborhood, Brooklyn Bowl, is a lively spot with something for everyone. This venue offers many different shows throughout the week and bowling lanes to rent! Many artists perform here throughout the year, a great date night spot before or after dinner in the city.


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Ascend Amphitheater

The outdoor event center, Ascend Amphitheater, is located at the end of Broadway before you reach the Cumberland River. This venue is great for summer concerts and larger events downtown. Purchase tickets ahead of time and bring your lawn chair or blanket for the grassy general admission.

Acme Feed & Seed

Soak in the views of Downtown Nashville and the Cumberland River atop the Acme Feed & Seed rooftop. There are many food options available and large TVs for watching sporting events.

Tootsies Orchid Lounge

A Broadway staple and one of the oldest honky tonks downtown is Tootsies Orchid Lounge. Enjoy three stories of live bands and bars with great food and dancing.


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Savor the Flavors, Minus the Spirits

Nashville’s foodie scene is second to none. There are endless options for great food and non-alcoholic drink options. Grab a bite to eat at a rooftop restaurant or try a curated mocktail in the city. Below is a list of amazing restaurants that don’t involve drinking.


South of Broadway in Rutledge Hill, Husk is a finer dining establishment with an always-changing menu. Indulge in alcohol-free options from the beverage list while enjoying your meal.

Bourbon Steak

Bourbon Steak is one of the best rooftop restaurants in Nashville with stunning views of the whole city. The drink menu features a ‘Zero Degree’ section with curated mocktails for you to enjoy.


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Sadie’s is a mediterranean cuisine restaurant nestled in the Edgehill neighborhood. Eclectic vibe with great food and nonalcoholic drink options. Have a delicious meal then end the night with no-bake cookie dough next door!

Nature’s Sobering Beauty

No hangovers or Sunday Scaries here! Many people only think of Broadway Street and the music scene, but people don’t realize that there is fun beyond Broadway. Explore the outdoors in Nashville and soak in the beautiful scenery! Below there are many non-drinking things to do in Nashville.

Pontoon Saloon 

See the beauty of the Cumberland River with unbeatable views of the Nashville city skyline on a public or private cruise with Pontoon Saloon. Public Party Cruises run Wednesday to Mondays and are available throughout the day with many times to choose from. This cruise is a great option for the 21+ crowd looking for something to do other than Broadway. Luxury Private Party Cruises are more of a tailored experience where you rent out the whole boat for your party! All ages are allowed and you can add on things like catering, shuttles, or live music. Both cruise options are just as fun without the alcohol with refreshments onboard and non-alcohol options such as options from Athletic Brewing Company.

Book your reservation online or over the phone.


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Nashville Boat Rental

​​Experience the finest boat rentals in downtown Nashville with service on the Cumberland River through Nashville Boat Rental. Choose from full-day or half-day rentals and cruise in style aboard Premium Tri-toons equipped with bimini tops, tables, lounge seating, and a Bluetooth-capable sound system. Boats accommodate up to 13 guests for a day of leisure and enjoyment. Reservations must be made online.

River Queen Voyages

River Queen Voyages offers multiple Nashville kayak tours on the Cumberland River, right downtown! Explore Nashville with solo or group kayaking tours or embark on river scavenger hunts along the Cumberland. Kayak trips are typically 2-3 hours depending on the excursion you choose! They do take same-day reservations.


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Cumberland Kayak & Adventure Company

Your destination for a top-notch outfitter in Nashville. Cumberland Kayak & Adventure Company offers guided tours for skyline views and wildlife sightings. Opt for a Skyline Paddle downtown or explore other locations, including kayaking to Burgess Falls and Fancher Falls. Reservations can be made online.

Warner Parks

Warner Parks offers many miles of trails ranging from hiking to walking paths. Located right outside the city, Warner Parks is a great option to get some exercise and fresh air.

Art & Culture Exploration

The art scene in Nashville is something to rave about! Get a similar feeling of excitement from the city’s vibrant culture and add these spots to your list of non drinking things to do in Nashville.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

They don’t call it Music City for nothing! Spend your afternoon browsing the many exhibits displayed at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. From historic figures to current stars, there are many things to see if you love music! Tickets can be purchased online.


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Frist Art Museum

The Frist Art Museum is a nonprofit art center that showcases top-notch exhibitions, creates educational programs, and engages with the community. Located right in the heart of Downtown Nashville, admission is free for guests 18 and younger and $15 for adults.

Offbeat Adventures for Teetotalers

There truly are many things to do in Nashville that don’t involve drinking. While the downtown city limits exude fun and drinking, venturing out of the hustle and bustle is just as fun! Here are some more non-drinking activities to enjoy!

Nashville Sounds Baseball Game

Milwaukee Brewer’s Triple-A affiliate team the Nashville Sounds is located in Germantown just minutes from downtown Nashville. Purchase same-day tickets at the walk-up counter and enjoy the game and ballpark concessions from the grassy outfield during the summer.

Listening Room

Grab dinner and a show at the Listening Room. Indulge in live music from up-and-coming local artists while enjoying some good food. Stop in for brunch, lunch, dinner, or late night. Open Monday to Saturday, tickets are sold in advance online.


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Arrington Vineyards

Arrington Vineyards is a great day trip for larger groups just outside the city. Bring a picnic and some blankets to sit out and enjoy the lovely southern weather. Arrington sells charcuterie boards on the grounds, or bring your own!

Nashville Farmers Market

Stroll the Nashville Farmers Market and shop for handcrafted trinkets or locally-grown produce. With plenty of food options for lunch or dinner, the market is a great casual dining option.


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Check out our booming city with a lot to offer and plenty of non drinking things to do in Nashville! A foodie’s paradise with plenty of outdoorsy things to do and see, and many things to do that don’t have to involve drinking. There’s more to Nashville than meets the eye, especially for those seeking alcohol-free adventures.