The Best Patios in Nashville

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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 30+ 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


Von Elrod’s

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 Horizon Park.

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Saint Anejo

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Saint Anejo has a patio tucked away on McGavock Street that you may not notice at first. Numerous convertible windows open the entire space to the exterior, and the patio shares an indoor/outdoor bar with the interior. You won’t be disappointed in the food or tasty margaritas either! Stop by during Tequila Tuesday from 4:00pm to 10:00pm for half off tequila flights and two-ounce pours of all tequila at a one-ounce value.

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M.L.Rose

M.L.Rose has three Nashville area locations: Sylvan Park, Melrose, and Capitol View. The Sylvan Park location has an outdoor “Golf Garden” with a putting green, fire pit, and multiple TVs. The Melrose location is mostly covered, while the Sylvan Park and Capitol View outposts provide more access to sunbeams.

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Fat Bottom Brewing

Local craft beer just tastes better when playing a round of cornhole. Fat Bottom Brewing 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. This is a great all-ages and dog-friendly option, too.

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Dicey’s Tavern

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Head over to Dicey’s Tavern for tasty tavern-style pizza and a super spacious outdoor patio. No matter rain or shine, you’ll be able to enjoy your pizza pie outdoors with both covered and uncovered patio options available!

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Bringle’s Smoking Oasis

Bringle’s Smoking Oasis in The Nations has a sprawling outdoor space with turf, lawn games, picnic tables, and some of the best-smoked meats in town. This is a great place for kids and pups because it’s entirely fenced-in.

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Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night Brewing’s gritty outdoor patio is one of the most picturesque spaces in Germantown to enjoy on a nice day. The full-service taproom features 24+ draft beer offerings, and a selection of cocktails, wine, and snacks. The establishment’s open-air space occasionally features live music performances and pop-up shops.

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bartaco

The 12 South neighborhood is filled with some of Nashville’s most frequented restaurants, including bartaco. Their outdoor patio may be the most popular in the neighborhood. An enclosure and canopy are available when needed.

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Commons Club

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If you’re in Midtown, Commons Club at Virgin Hotels Nashville is a spacious spot to soak up the sun and sip cocktails. Be sure to check their events calendar—there’s usually something fun happening each day of the week.

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6th & Peabody

Ole Smoky Distillery + Yee-Haw Brewing Company share a space in SoBro called 6th & Peabody, which has one of the best outdoor spaces in Nashville. Expect picnic tables, an outdoor stage, a huge TV screen, a lawn area, and games like corn hole, Giant Jenga, basketball, bocce ball, Giant Connect Four, ping pong, and foosball.

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East Nashville Beer Works

If you’re on the east side, East Nashville Beer Works is the place to go for your patio needs, especially if you have kids tagging along. Their expanded and upgraded patio includes a playground and an outdoor bar.

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Jacqueline at The Optimist

The Optimist’s outdoor bar and patio has its own name—Jacqueline. This go-to spot in Nashville serves up beautiful shaved ice cocktails for the perfect photo op. Be sure to call ahead because hours are limited and weather dependent.

NOTE: Jacqueline reopens for the season on May 5, 2023. Hours are Friday through Sunday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, weather permitting. 

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Sonny’s Patio Pub & Refuge

When “patio” is in the name, there’s a good chance the place is proud of its outdoor space. Sonny’s Patio Pub & Refuge in Germantown has a fun vibe, games, and a wide range of seating, including private cabanas.

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Bearded Iris

Enjoy some beer and sunshine at both of the Bearded Iris locations. The Sylvan Park location at Sylvan Supply has a spacious outdoor patio. If you’re wanting some food with your beer, order ramen from Black Dynasty Secret Ramen House located inside the taproom. The Germantown outpost, located on the Nashville Greenway, has a wrap-around patio with a ton of board game options.

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Superica

Superica in the Gulch has a 1,200-square-foot exterior patio with about twelve tables you can dine at and an open area where you can drink and hang out. If you’re craving margaritas and queso, this is the patio for you.

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Martin’s BBQ (SoBro)

For one of the most unique indoor/outdoor spaces in Nashville, head to Martin’s BBQ in SoBro/Downtown. 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.

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Pins Mechanical Co.

Pins Mechanical Co. is a great destination for indoor or outdoor fun. Inside you’ll find 30 classic arcade and video games, duckpin bowling, themed pinball machines, foosball, and bocce ball. Outside there is plenty of seating, fire pits, giant beer pong, and occasional food trucks.

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Tennessee Brew Works

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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.

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Pearl Diver

If you’re looking for a tropical vibe, check out Pearl Diver located in East Nashville. The outdoor space features tiki torches, cabanas, picnic tables, wooden benches, and a central pit area.

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Diskin Cider

Diskin Cider in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood has an expansive outdoor side patio. Enjoy the fresh air with fire pits, comfortable seating, and, of course, the best cider in Music City.

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Hattie B’s

Craving hot chicken and an outdoor patio? Hattie B’s in Melrose has you covered. You can enjoy patio seating rain or shine—there are both non-covered and covered options. Hattie B’s also has locations in Downtown Nashville, Sylvan Park, and Midtown.

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The Mockingbird

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.

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TailGate Brewery (Germantown)

Right by First Horizon Park you’ll find TailGate Brewery’s Germantown location. The outdoor wrap-around patio is a great spot to enjoy refreshing cold beer and pizza, especially before or after a Sounds game. All ages are welcome. TailGate Brewery also has locations in East Nashville, Demonbreun Hill, and West Nashville.

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Urban Cowboy Public House

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Urban Cowboy Public House, located behind The Urban Cowboy, has been a local hot spot for the past 6+ years. The spacious outdoor patio has a 16-foot fireplace, covered and uncovered patio seating, string lights, and a fire pit.

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Edley’s Bar-B-Que

For a casual outing, drop by Edley’s, which has locations in Sylvan Park, 12 South, and East Nashville. You can check out what’s going on in the neighborhood while eating and drinking on any of these patios.

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Butchertown Hall

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Butchertown Hall has one of Nashville’s best open-air patios. Enjoy happy hour on the patio Monday through Thursday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and Sunday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Specials include $8 cocktails, $5-$6 wine, $4-$5 cast of rotating beer, and $7-$14 select menu items.

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SandBar

SandBar is a hidden gem located 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! Opening Saturday, April 1, 2023. 

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Kung Fu Saloon

Kung Fu Saloon in Midtown has outdoor ping-pong, Giant Jenga, and corn hole to keep you entertained, plus a lot of throwback games inside (including free Skee Ball). This is a great day-drinking spot to check out over the weekends.

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Village Pub & Beer Garden

Make your way over to East Nashville and check out Village Pub & Beer Garden’s spacious wrap-around patio. This popular tavern offers guests a relaxed atmosphere, delicious food, and local beer. Their famous stuffed pretzel sandwich is a must-try.

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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. Pups are welcome!

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Bella Napoli

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, this is a must-try spot.

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Mafiaoza’s

It may not look like much from the outside, but Mafiaoza’s patio is one of the most popular on 12 South. It’s covered, so you can go rain or shine, and it’s always a good time. Whether you head there for drinks or pizza, grab a seat on the patio.

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Geist

Venture to Geist in Germantown to enjoy the sun and cocktails in their Champagne Garden, which boasts beautiful greenery and about a dozen tables. The Champagne Garden is open year-round.

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