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 Pick*

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen

Photo Credit: Von Elrod’s

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 38 beers on tap. You and your four-legged bestie will likely end up on their Instagram feed!

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Gulch + Captiol View

Photo Credit: Farley the Bulldog

Downtown + SoBro

Photo Credit: 6th & Peabody

12 South

Photo Credit: Edley’s

The Nations

Photo Credit: Fat Bottom

East Nashville

Photo Credit: Hunters Station


Photo Credit: Diskin Cider

Hillsboro Village + Belmont Boulevard

Photo Credit: Fido

Sylvan Park

Photo Credit: @figgyandfamily (IG)


Photo Credit: Waldo’s Chicken & Beer

Midtown + Demonbreun Hill

Photo Credit: TailGate Brewery


Dog Friendly Patio
Photo Credit: @bubbaboytank (IG)

Elliston Place & West End

Photo Credit: Sandbar

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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