One of my major goals in life is to connect with people all over the world, to come together as one. I live in the present and am a pretty positive person overall.
I had a great time on Ryan's tour - we had a bit of a mess up with meeting (my problem in not having a US cell and getting delayed arriving), but he took me to several amazing bars, where either the manager or the clientele were incredibly entertaining. I saw guns, Christmas trees (a bizarre sight in March), an all-Japanese country band, and met a man claiming to be Kanye West's mixer who then started crooning me country songs. It was St Patrick's Day, and even after the tour had officially ended, Ryan took me into town to show me the honky tonks in full flow. Even if none of that had happened, I'm sure I would have enjoyed it as Ryan's a great guy. An amazing introduction to Nashville, the variety of life here and a chance to see parts of the city you otherwise wouldn't. Recommend it to everyone...
Let me confirm that when Ryan promises dives, he really means dives. And this, of course, guarantees a wonderful evening full of the unexpected. These bars are rock 'n' roll in the truest sense: barmen with stories you'll hardly believe, Nashville's finest (and least finest) voices on the karaoke, cheap-as-chips beers, smoke-filled rooms (hey, it adds to the atmosphere), classic bar burgers even the East Nashville hipsters haven't yet discovered, and the chance to spend an evening talking to one of the nicest and most interesting people you'll meet in America's friendliest and most interesting city. Book it!
Ryan is one of the best guides I have ever experienced. He obviously knows East Nashville - but has a way of really bringing it to life in a fun, interesting way! I had a blast just talking with him and the food... Amazing! Thanks Ryan for showing me a unqiue area of Nashville!
Ryan is a great guide. He takes pride in not only where he lives but making sure that people know about the hidden gems in Nashville. Pick him if you want a fun, lively and knowledge experience in the city. He will not disappoint. Contact him early because he books quickly.
If you don't like the typical bus tours and would like to get off the tourist path, this is the tour for you. Ryan lives in East Nashville and takes pride in the neighborhood, how it has changed and of course the local food. Had amazing tacos at Mas Tacos. Ryan is willing to customize the tour to what you like. It was my first time using Vayable & will definitely use it again. Can't wait to be back in Nashville now that I know where the locals go.