If alcohol is not really your thing, one of my favorite non-alcoholic spaces in East Nashville is High Garden Tea. They specialize in organic teas and brew their own kombucha.
High Garden Tea reminds me of the Conscious Culture Cafe on Big Island, Hawaii. Experiencing a kombucha bar for the first time was like seeing a unicorn. What is this magical place?! It had a different energy, with a different intention, and is a healthier way to socialize. Nurturing a happy belly was an added bonus.
I enjoy walking to High Garden from the Urban Ecovillage. It is a great place to journal, read, and meet friends. They respectfully ask that you leave your laptop at home, as there is no WiFi.
They bring the outside in, for a truly enchanting setting. It is like stepping into a magical hobbit house in the middle of the city! For. Real.
If you have not experienced kombucha before and are not sure what to order, they offer tasting flights. $1 per shot. Sample away!
Slow down at High Garden Tea. Focus on yourself, who you are with, and take in the atmosphere of this local spot.