Contributor/ Glenn Ebert
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The burgeoning B&B challenger that first made waves with its inaugural property in Brooklyn, ups the ante and finds its southern soul with its second location. Building on its brand promise to be a rustic slice of new Americana and an oasis for artistic and “off the beaten” types, the property is rapidly making a name for itself as a game changer in the Music City.
The Good Stuff
Every room in the boutique property has its own aesthetic, but oversized tubs, cowhide lined king-sized beds and mid-century tile are consistent touches that make each quarter dazzle. Those musically inclined guests can indulge their creative talents in the full stocked parlour room, and you don’t have to be a hotel guest to enjoy the property’s newly opened Public House; quickly making a name for itself as one of Nashville’s best cocktail bars.
Setting up shop in East Nashville, an epicentre for the city’s new culture movement, Urban Cowboy effortlessly projects an intimate, accessible and cosy ambience. The property’s vivacious interiors mixed with a “front porch” attitude are seamlessly in tune and honour the laid back yet ambitious nature the neighbourhood has become famous for, leading Nashville’s continued transformation as an “it” city.
Inside the Hotel – 10/10
With only 6 bedrooms total, including a large guest house in the back of the property, it’s clear Urban Cowboy founders Lyon Porter and Jersey Banks wanted to focus on details, as the woodworking in each room, vintage interiors and full equipped music room all are testament to. Like the whisky cocktails served in both the parlour bar and Public House, the property is small but mighty, packs a punch and leaves a strong, authentic impression long after consumption.
Outside the Hotel – 8/10
While cowboy boots are still a fashion staple, East Nashville offers a funky, raw alternative to the traditional honky tonk and conservative bible belt vibes the city was once associated with. While some of Nashville’s best, emerging dining (including Butcher & Bee and Tree House) and live music legends (The 5 Spot and the Crying Wolf in particular) are within walking distance, a car is still a must if you’re looking to explore areas outside of the East Nashville scene.
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