50+ Dog-Friendly Patios in Nashville

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Nashville is full of tasty places to eat and drink, but what happens when you want your furry best friend to tag along? You’re always calling around making sure your dog is welcome. Good news—you don’t have to do that anymore! Here’s a list of 50+ dog-friendly patios and porches in Nashville. This guide includes dog-friendly restaurants broken down by neighborhood!

Things to Remember:

  • Dogs must be on a 6-foot (or shorter), non-retractable leash.
  • Dogs are only allowed in outdoor dining areas of restaurants. They cannot go inside for any reason.
  • Dogs must be under control, or you might be asked to leave.
  • Call ahead to confirm! Rules change or there may be a special event.


Guru Picks


Photo Credit: SandBar

The dogs even get in the game at SandBar. This outdoor patio bar is THE place to go with your dog, especially if you two enjoy sand volleyball, coconut cocktails, and plenty of space to hang. Best of all—you can host your dog’s birthday PAWty at SandBar, which includes a party hat and a dog cake. Be sure to invite your dog’s friends, too!

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Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen has one of the biggest outdoor spaces in Nashville, offering ample room for you and your pup. There is a covered section with fans and heaters, as well as a side patio with umbrellas and additional picnic tables. Order one of their famous Big Ass Mimosas or a stein of beer from their nice selection of 36 beers on tap. You and your four-legged bestie will likely end up on their Instagram feed!

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The Gulch

Downtown + SoBro

12 South

East Nashville

Hillsboro Village + Belmont Boulevard

Sylvan Park


Berry Hill

Midtown + Demonbreun Hill


The Nations


Elliston Place & West End

We’re always looking for more dog-friendly restaurants in Nashville, so let us know if we missed your favorite joint that welcomes dogs! 

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