When the sun’s out, it’s time to hit the patio. Whether you want to avoid a sunburn under a covered patio or soak up the rays while playing a round of corn hole, one of these patios in Nashville is sure to fit the bill. If you want to get a little closer to the sun, check out these top rooftop bars.
THE Best Patios in Nashville
The 12 South neighborhood is filled with some of Music City’s most frequented restaurants, including Bartaco. Their outdoor patio may be the most popular in town.
One of Germantown’s newest patios, the beer garden at Von Elrod’s is massive—and massively popular. Just a few reasons everyone is flocking here: tons of seating, 36 beers on tap, a pup-friendly atmosphere, and easy access to First Tennessee Park.
The Hop Yard at Fat Bottom
Local craft beer just tastes better when playing a round of corn hole. Fat Bottom’s newer location in The Nations has the perfect courtyard for sippin’ on suds after a long day at work. Tour the brewery, get a bite to eat, and then throw some bags outside.
Ole Smoky Distillery + Yee-Haw Brewing Co
Ole Smoky Distillery + Yee-Haw Brewing Company share a space in SoBro, which has one of the best outdoor beer gardens in Nashville. There are picnic tables, an outdoor stage, a huge TV screen, Prince’s Hot Chicken food truck, a lawn area, and games like corn hole, Giant Jenga, basketball, bocce ball, Giant Connect Four, ping pong, and foosball.
Venture to Germantown’s Geist to enjoy the sun and cocktails in their Champagne Garden, which boasts an outdoor cooking stove, fireplace, greenery, and about a dozen tables.
If you want a tropical vibe on the east side, look no further than Pearl Diver. There are tiki torches, cabanas, picnic tables, wooden benches, and a central pit area.
Saint Anejo has a patio tucked away on McGavock Street that you may not notice at first. It has a great indoor/outdoor vibe since the glass wall at the bar opens up to the patio. You won’t be disappointed in the food or margs either.
Urban Cowboy Public House
Urban Cowboy is a bed-and-breakfast in East Nashville, but the Urban Cowboy Public House located behind the guest quarters has been buzzing since opening in late 2016. The mix-and-mingle patio has a 16-foot fireplace, patio seating, string lights, and a fire pit. Dogs are welcome, too.
M.L.Rose has three Nashville area locations: Sylvan Park, Melrose, and Capitol View. The Melrose and Sylvan Park locations have large patios with giant Jenga for entertainment and fire pits for ambience and warmth. The Melrose location is mostly covered, while the Sylvan Park and Capitol View locations provide full access to sunbeams.
For one of the most poppin’ patios in Nashville, make your way to the partially-covered patio at Taco Mamacita in Edgehill Village. Go on a Wednesday to snag 2-for-1 margaritas all night.
The Mockingbird is a modern diner that serves comfort food influenced by global flavors from Mexico, Italy, France, Korea, Japan, South America, and more. The Mockingbird has two separate patios—a covered patio upstairs and an open-air patio downstairs.
Martin’s BBQ (SoBro)
For one of the most unique indoor/outdoor spaces in Nashville, head to Martin’s BBQ in SoBro. This patio has an open roof and is surrounded by lush greenery. Make your way to the covered areas for darts, shuffleboard, ping-pong, and additional seating.
Although Pinewood Social is known for its glorious indoor bowling lanes, lounge/coffee area, and dining options, the outdoor area is just as exciting. There is a huge patio featuring bocce ball courts, two pools, and an Airstream bar that serves up food and cocktails.
For a casual outing, drop by Edley’s, which has locations in Sylvan Park (pictured above), 12 South, and East Nashville. You can check out what’s going on in the neighborhood while you eat and drink on any of these patios.
SandBar is a hidden gem off Charlotte Avenue in the ONEC1TY development. If you like volleyball or just getting your toes in the sand, visit this laidback outdoor hangout. Coconut drinks await!
Butchertown Hall has one of Nashville’s sunniest patios. They also have brews you won’t find anywhere else, which will go down smoothly in the beer garden.
Kung Fu Saloon
12 South Taproom
12 South Taproom has a low-key covered patio with fans. On nice days, it can be hard to find a table, but if you do, it’s a real treat. They have an extensive beer selection and a variety of cuisines. Bring your pup!
Tennessee Brew Works
Sunshine pairs nicely with top-notch beers at Tennessee Brew Works. This spot has an upstairs patio and a downstairs patio, making it a popular sunny-day destination.
If you’re looking for a nice dinner restaurant with a patio, Urban Grub is calling your name. At this spot in the bustling 12 South neighborhood, you can see all the action but still feel secluded on the patio.
Whiskey Kitchen‘s patio has a covered and an uncovered section where guests can sit or stand, which makes it one of The Gulch’s hottest patios.
Bella Napoli in Edgehill Village is a hidden treasure—their patio will make you feel like you’re on a tiny side street in Rome. With picnic tables, Italian lights, and live music on weekends, this might become your new favorite outdoor spot.
The Southern has a ground-level covered patio in SoBro, which is a rare find. You can sit back and experience all the buzz of downtown Nashville. Enjoy happy hour before hitting up a couple honky-tonks afterward.
Dine on the patio at Sambuca in The Gulch and get a front-row seat to all the action in this trendy neighborhood. Their food and drink specials aren’t too shabby, either.
The Pharmacy in East Nashville has a huge outdoor beer garden. With ample picnic-style tables and string lights, this place illuminates with energy at night. Get a milkshake to cool you down.
It may not look like much from the outside, but Mafiaoza’s patio is one of the most popular in town. It’s covered, so you can go rain or shine, and it’s always a good time. Whether you head there for 2-for-1s or a delicious pizza, get a seat on the patio.
Rebar in Midtown is a fun place to camp out for several hours. If you go early, you can grab a big table and catch up with friends. They also have corn hole.
Rosepepper in East Nashville has clever signs, strong margaritas, and a lively patio. The patio is covered, which makes it a good destination if a sunburn isn’t on your agenda.