The weather is gorgeous, so where should you go to eat? Someplace with a patio would be nice, wouldn’t it? We’ve gathered a list of the best patios in Nashville and grouped them by neighborhood. This is your go-to resource all spring, summer and fall for everything from huge patios to small ones that provide highly coveted seats! We didn’t cover the entire county, but we got a very good start.
SB NOTE: PLEASE CHECK HOURS AND DATES ON EACH RESTAURANT WEBSITE DUE TO COVID-19 CHANGES
As just one of the three Nashville burgers and beer hotspot locations, the M.L. Rose on 8th Avenue South is certainly a patio worth seeking out. Though it may not be the largest or most obvious of the M.L. Rose patios, the slightly tucked away back patio is the perfect setting to grab a cold one and stay awhile.
When it comes to Hattie B’s, we’re thankful for its iconic hot chicken, pleasant patios and three Nashville locations. Choose your plate, heat level and variety of sides to enjoy a scenic and quintessentially Music City meal.
Jackalope Brewing Company has garnered both regional and national popularity for its delicious beers. With a mission to provide the local community with a well-crafted product, Jackalope has become a sought-after brand for Nashville’s hottest restaurants and bars. Thanks to a recent expansion, there are now two ways to experience Jackalope. The Den is the original brewery, which they outgrew. It will remain open, and small-batch and sour beers will be brewed and served.
Everyone rejoices when this patio opens up, as we always want extra tables to chow down on the pad thai and more! It’s a tiny patio, but every extra table helps. (Note: no alcohol, no BYOB)
Bountiful craft brews, artisanal food and live music, oh my! Tennessee Brew Works’ Taproom is just the setting to enjoy a refreshing beer on a patio. Not to mention you’ll get to see the place where this delicious beer is made.
12th Avenue South
12 South Taproom & Grill boasts a great beer selection, but it also offers good food with plenty of healthy options. The large covered patio fills up quickly on beautiful Nashville afternoons, so get there early if you want to grab a seat!
Since Bartaco made its way to Nashville in the fall of 2015, the patio has remained a popular spot. You can even enjoy it year-round, as they have heaters and blankets to keep you cozy.
Although it is one of the smaller patios in 12 South, BurgerUp still a favorite amongst diners — just as much for the burgers served and the atmosphere it offers.
The BBQ is delicious, but if pork is not your thing, the catfish tacos are pretty dang tasty! Edley’s has two patios for double the dining options!
When the owner of the beloved Mediterranean destination Kalamatas opened Epice, they never missed a culinary beat. Epice’s upscale patio with marble tabletops is one of Nashville’s best date night destinations.
Why not enjoy a donut in the open air? Head to this 12South donut shop and treat yourself to something sweet. A great spot for photo ops, this is a prime spot for families, bachelorette parties and locals alike!
Abandon your belief that Frothy is only a coffeehouse. This 12South hot spot also offers inventive dishes and daily specials that make it a destination for food as much as it is for coffee. If you snag a seat on the tiny front porch, you will have to embrace the line that forms beside you. SB Tip: the side patio is much more spacious!
You don’t have to leave Nashville to live the Après ski lifestyle. While most of the seating is indoors, Embers Ski Lodge does have a small and delightful patio.
Mafiaoza’s is a must for pizza lovers with seemingly never-ending drinks and slice specials. The large covered patio is popular with the younger crowds and families alike.
Overlook the bustling neighborhood of 12 South while sipping on coffee that offers a taste of the Northwest.
Grab some cheese dip and a margarita, and be ready to sit and stay a while! The delicious taco joint boasts a patio that is pleasantly placed on a side street so that you can avoid the hustle and bustle of 12 South.
Tucked around the corner from Edley’s, The Filling Station provides you with a rotating tap list of local favorites and other premium craft beers. The patio may only house a few tables, but it is definitely the hidden gem of 12 South.
The back patio at Urban Grub has a secluded, cozy feel complete with a fireplace. The Saturday and Sunday brunch is not to be missed!
Located in the heart of Belmont, this Nashville staple is a popular spot for students and locals. Offering great coffee and quality food, the patio is a delightful place to spend a Sunday.
Another Arnold Myint place, this Mexican- and Latin American-inspired joint will have you delightfully indulging in margaritas and queso. Grab a seat on the side or front patios while the weather is warm.
Martin’s has some of the best BBQ around, and if you don’t mind messy fingers, we highly recommend spareribs! The joint doesn’t have a patio per se, but there are a few tables on the sidewalk in front.
One of the original patios on Belmont, PM has stood the test of time. The patio offers a prime location for happy hours and prime people-watching.
After ordering your breakfast (or lunch) bagel, snag one of the few tables on Proper Bagel’s patio. Enjoy a taste of New York while enjoying the fresh air of Nashville.
We’re pretty sure steaks taste better when you’re basking on a great patio. With hand-crafted cocktails, delicious takes on American classics and an enviable patio setting, Del Frisco’s can quickly become a Brentwood go-to.
From seafood and steaks to cocktails and wine, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill boasts a massive menu that will certainly please. And yes, the lobster spinach queso is even better on the patio.
Grab a margarita, your selection of taco spread, and of course, ample orders of queso and enjoy the patio at The Local Taco’s Brentwood location.
Your gyro and hummus are best enjoyed on the patio at Mediterranean Cuisine! The casual Brentwood spot has delicious coastal plates that are great for sharing … or selfishly indulging.
From the beautiful historic mansion to the southern staples, Mere Bulles provides a truly picturesque setting for Sunday brunch. Located in Maryland Farms, this historic restaurant is ideal for outdoor dining, private events and special occasions.
Boasting delicious breakfast sandwiches, great coffee and exceptional crepes, this precious patio is highly deserving of a visit for Brentwood locals and non-locals alike. Make sure to visit the Green Hills location if you’re in that area!
This made-from-scratch Mexican eatery is a must if you are in the Brentwood area. From the fresh margaritas to mesquite-grilled fajitas, Uncle Julio’s menu can (and should) be enjoyed on the large patio that wraps around the restaurant!
Complete with upscale bar food, live music every night, plenty of TVs streaming sports and fun outdoor games, this massive patio at Live Oak is prepared to host you and your pals for a whole day. There is even an outdoor bar with outdoor games and comfortable couches, so be prepared to lounge away!
Sip some sake and enjoy fresh Japanese cuisine on the patio of Sushiyobi. Tucked next to a popular strip of bars, it’s always got a lively atmosphere, seating outside and seriously good sushi.
Though there are more multiple locations now, we will always have a soft spot for the original Tin Roof on Demonbreun. Start with the cheese dip and the Cuban and then get comfortable on a staple Nashville patio to enjoy live music!
Calling all gamers! Two Bits is a modern arcade with inventive pub grub. Grab your friends and enjoy craft beer, cool cocktails and tasty snacks while you play classic games like life-sized Connect Four on the patio.
Though we are pretty sure there has never been a day that tacos and queso didn’t sound like a solid afternoon plan, the Bajo Sexto Taco menu and setting inside the Country Music Hall of Fame is especially desirable. Enjoy a spectacular view of downtown with a quick-service menu and hand-crafted margaritas!
Whether you’re grabbing a quick drink before a concert, scouting live music or posting up to watch the big game, Barlines has it all. This indoor/outdoor “upscale Honky Tonk” at the Omni Hotel is your one-stop shop for entertainment.
This swanky hotel includes a rooftop lounge bar that hosts live music in the summer and igloo parties in the winter. Stop by to enjoy a drink and snacks overlooking the city. Did we mention there is a bus on the rooftop?
Whether you are looking for live music, seasonal bites or a great selection of wine, City Winery has it all. Eat, drink and enjoy on any one of the patios of this beautiful downtown venue!
Slightly nestled on the edge of The Gulch, Hops + Crafts is your premier destination to enjoy a constantly rotating selection of craft brews from both local and regional breweries.
Martin’s Bar-B-Que’s downtown location has a beer garden that can’t be beat. Whether you’re enjoying a great BBQ sandwich or just grabbing a drink, the outdoor games, multiple bars and “hog pits” welcome you with open arms.
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If your favorite color is pink, you’re definitely in luck with the Graduate Hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant. Take in the skyline as you lounge alongside the stunning pool or take a seat indoors at the onyx bar.
At the Pinewood Social patio, eat, drink and play truly exist in beautiful harmony. Yes, it has a 30-foot Airstream, two dipping pools, its own food and beverage menus and bocce ball. Game on.
Since its opening, Liberty Common has been drawing guests for delicious cafe eats and its beautiful design, both interior and exterior. This spring marks the restaurant’s first truly outdoor season, so make sure you grab your spot on the bright blue outdoor bar and patio!
From the happenings of Broadway to the lookout on the Cumberland, Rock Bottom Brewery has a very worthy patio view. Enjoy great pub food and a huge selection of brews as you enjoy downtown Nashville well into the evening!
Enjoy the three-floored Hampton Social (especially the third-floor rooftop space) eatery this season. Opt for a sip of one of the delicious crafted cocktails on the first floor or soak in the sun at the rooftop lounge. Either way, you’ve made the perfect choice.
There’s nothing that compliments that chicken and waffles Sunday brunch plate quite like a great outdoor patio setting. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night, The Southern has plenty of dishes to enjoy on a large patio you’ll love.
Checkout Yee-Haw Brewing Co.’s luscious green space, filled with corn holes, plenty of seating and convenient picnic tables to enjoy your favorite brews. Enjoy Yee-Haw staples such as the pale ale, Eighty (Scottish style ale), and Dunkel (“dark” lager) while soaking up rays from the patio.
Take your pick of a savory breakfast sandwich or a delectable sweet treat to enjoy on this patio, and your day will be instantly brighter. This spot is a beloved local favorite, both for delicious baked goods and the friendly staff.
Whether you’re a cider fan or not, Diskin Cider’s The Cidery is a patio spot everyone can agree on. Enjoy any one of the creatively concocted hard ciders (like the Six One Five or the Lil’ Blondie, to name a few), any of the cider-centric menu items, and you’re set from the afternoon through the night.
If you’ve ever visited Jackalope’s 8th Avenue location, also known as “The Den,” you must pay a visit to the brewery’s second location in Wedgewood-Houston, dubbed “The Ranch.” The bright and colorful patio will catch your eye, but the 16 original beers on tap, dog-friendly setting and shuffleboard will have you staying.
If you’re looking for small bites with new and locally sourced seasonal ingredients, pH Craft Cocktail could be your spot. Its patio menu features about 20 options and hosts a cocktail chemistry event on Friday and Saturday evenings.
This lively East Nashville bar houses a roomy patio out back to enjoy drinks, trivia nights and happy hour specials.
Small but mighty, Butcher and Bee’s patio is a great spot to enjoy a selection of mezze dishes. Enjoy this quaint spot with delicious eats and a colorful mural … because it’s Nashville!
The patio at Burger Up’s East Nashville location is at least double the size of its 12 South location, and we are certainly not complaining. The trio of fries hit the trifecta so the patio just has to be the cherry on top!
East Nashville’s restaurateur Matt Charette never disappoints, and Drifters serves up smoked BBQ at its best. We highly recommend the BBQ pork nachos and a great afternoon jamming to live music.
The outdoor seating at Eastland Cafe might be tucked behind the restaurant, but this pleasant patio is beckoning. Enjoy delicious dishes under the string of lights and cozied up to the fire to make for the sweetest evening dining!
Characterized by long wooden tables, vibrant decor and exceptionally superior french fries, GReKo’s gravel patio is a must-visit. Snag a seat and dig into some authentic Greek street food.
In choosing to enjoy a meal at Lockeland Table, continue to choose wisely when you opt for an outdoor patio spot! The restaurant has both a small front patio and a covered and heated side patio, both very conducive to spectacular meals with a dreamy ambiance.
Though the delicious middle eastern cuisine restaurant in East Nashville accepts reservations, the bar and patio do not. Walk-ins are more than welcome to post up and enjoy those truly vibrant flavors. Don’t miss the epic baba ganoush!
A Nashville favorite for tacos, corn and tortilla soup, Mas Tacos is truly a notable patio to experience. Grab your selected order, head to the patio in back and see why people rave about this East Nashville spot.
Serving up arguably some of the best sandwiches in Nashville, Mitchell Deli also boasts great local beers and Sprecher soda on tap. The patio overlooks Riverside Village and offers up some of East Nashville’s best people-watching.
Yes, you can enjoy an outdoor cabana right here in Nashville. Take a step into the tropics at Pearl Diver, where the patio is complete with picnic tables, a small fire pit and seriously amazing cocktails and bites.
When authentic Italian eats combine with an exceptional patio, we are pretty much sold. At Pomodoro East, you can enjoy pizza, pasta, meats, and desserts at a family-friendly spot everyone will love.
East Nashville’s Urban Cowboy is also home to Public House, a hip bar and kitchen. Nestled in the back of the bed and breakfast, this inviting space boasts a firepit, delicious food and incredible libations … so you might be staying longer than you intended.
Don’t let Rosemary’s homey facade fool you. Once you enter this repurposed house, you’ll be greeted by a bustling restaurant and a large backyard patio. Stop by and see why locals love this East Nashville spot.
Rosepepper is known for creative margarita variations and Mexican fusion dishes, as well as an enormous, festive patio. This is the place to be on a Friday evening!
Opened by the owner of Mitchell Deli, Rudie’s patio doubles the available eating space and is the perfect setting to enjoy endless oysters, shrimp and jambalaya.
Choose from wings, burgers, flatbreads and beyond and be prepared to stay awhile. You’re invited to sit back, enjoy the delicious bar food and watch the current game on TV, just like you’re “sitting in your living room”… except the patio is better.
Boasting a burger that draws crowds, The Pharmacy line is worth the wait. Great for dates, families and groups, The Pharmacy’s multi-tiered, beer garden-style patio is outfitted with green boxwoods and heat lamps for near year-round enjoyment.
The Treehouse, which sits in an actual treehouse, has ample outdoor seating and a full bar on the patio. Swing by and enjoy the constantly-changing menu in a one of a kind setting.
We love cozying up with ramen in the winter, but a warm evening on the Two Ten Jack patio is truly indescribable. Choose your heaping bowl and cocktail, grab a seat and enjoy this treasured East Nashville spot.
Go for the patio and stay for the Yazoo beer cheese or “Mules” (as in Moscow, Kentucky and Caribbean). The Village Pub & Beer Garden is calling your name, promising a warm neighborhood welcome and a one of a kind stuffed pretzel sandwich.
Tasty shareable snacks, creative cocktails and plenty of outdoor seating make Walden an inviting patio for all. You can even bring your pups because this patio is dog-friendly!
*These businesses were impacted by the Nashville tornado in March 2020. Call before you go to ensure they have reopened for business.
We think tapas and wine taste best when enjoyed al fresco. Head to this Edgehill eatery to enjoy dishes with Mediterranean, Spanish, and South American influences and nearly 400 wines. The charming patio is surrounded with greenery and blankets and heat lamps are available when it’s chilly outside.
Many swear it’s the best pizza in town, but the twinkling lights and outside seating – along with the amazing pizza – may have you thinking you are in Italy.
The late afternoon sun comes in strong, but so do the crowds. Try the different flavors of margaritas, and be sure to order the sweet potato fries!
The 5th & Taylor patio is officially open for the season, and we’re in a hurry to get there as soon as possible. With lounge chairs, tables for dining or long booths for groups, this gem of a patio is a seriously dreamy Nashville destination.
If you’ve been to Butchertown Hall, you know the interior is picturesque, but in the spring and summer, you’re going to have to try hard to get us to leave that patio. Give us guac, a great cocktail and find us on the wraparound patio.
The screened-in porch is always breezy and fun, and with the screens, it also shields the bugs. City House Sunday Suppers, we love you so!
This charming restaurant’s patio, referred to as “The Champagne Garden,” features a full garden and courtyard, along with an outdoor cooking stove.
String lights, a rustic design and an exceptional menu make the Rolf & Daughters patio hard to beat. Pay a visit to sit, and we know you’ll stay.
This new eatery, named after the Grateful Dead song, recently opened featuring award-winning chef RJ Cooper. From weekend brunch and Happy Hour to a late-night dinner menu, there’s something for everyone at Saint Stephen. Should you ever desire to wear your pajamas on a patio, they have that too. Participate in pajama brunch on Sundays, and your first cocktail is on the house!
Sedona Taphouse’s truly admirable beer and wine list is the perfect complement to your patio hanging. With daily specials and plenty of small plates to go around, this Germantown patio is a hit.
Located in the growing Buchanan Street neighborhood, Slim & Husky’s is serving up some seriously crowd-pleasing pizzas. Enjoy a pie and a cold one on the patio!
Although popular for coffee, Steadfast offers so much more. The menu includes items for brunch, lunch and dinner as well as a drink list that also includes cocktails, beer and wine.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with scrumptious chocolates and handmade pastries as you sip on a glass of wine, frosé or coffee at Tempered’s European-inspired café. Make a note of the brunch offerings and specifically, some seriously decadent waffles.
Choose a crepe, grab a coffee and be content at this adorable Germantown patio. As one of three Nashville-area locations, this local spot is perfect for morning, afternoon and evening.
The covered patio at Von Elrod’s seats 100 and the beer garden is the perfect setting to enjoy a beer after munching on delicious sausages, sandwiches and more. Pop over before or after a Sounds game to have a nice outdoor baseball brew!
*These businesses were impacted by the Nashville tornado in March 2020. Call before you go to ensure they have reopened for business.
Sister restaurant of beloved Etch, etc. is an intimate bistro with big flavors. Enjoy lunch, brunch, dinner and a fabulous happy hour on the cozy porch in Green Hills.
Longtime patrons and new visitors agree that Green Hills Grille is a local gem. The menu promises delicious staple favorites, the divine Heath Bar Crunch Pie and a fabulous happy hour – all ready to be enjoyed on the adorable and intimate patio.
It seemed like we just didn’t get to enjoy enough patio season weather after the Nashville Shake Shack opened in late 2018. Now that we’ve adjusted to having a Music City location, we can make our plans to grab burgers, fries and milkshakes on this convenient patio.
Small but mighty, the Shalimar patio is certainly a must-visit on Hillsboro. Whether you’ve been a loyal fan or a curious viewer from the road, this Indian gem is essential. There are only a couple of tables, so arrive early if you want outdoor seating!
Since True Food Kitchen opened in Nashville, the spot has been a crowd favorite for cuisine that is both delicious and nutritious. With an inviting fresh menu, yellow umbrellas and ample outdoor seating, you’re in for a treat.
From the front to the back and to the second level, enjoy patios galore at The Crow’s Nest! Grab your pals to watch the game at Bandywood’s premier sports bar destination.
There is really never a day where lunch at The Food Company or an evening with cocktails at The Greenhouse isn’t a wishful scenario. Pick any one of the beloved sandwiches, wraps and salads from Food Co. and enjoy a pleasant afternoon in the bright and lush greenhouse “watering hole.” From lunch to the evening and well into the night, this very green patio is certainly dreamy.
Whether you’re taking a midday break from work, meeting a friend for lunch or just have a serious hankering for a delicious crepe, The Perch has a prime patio for you. Pair it with a great cup of coffee, and this European cafe will make for an afternoon full of contentment. They also have a Brentwood location that is just as dreamy.
Located in the heart of Green Hills, The Restoration Hardware Café is located in the central garden courtyard at the gallery at Green Hills. Its outdoor patio invites you to enjoy a brunch and dinner menu with pairing along with a selection of fine wines. In addition, check out the wine vault and barista bar.
Nestled in prime Gulch location, 404 Kitchen boasts a delicious menu of farm-to-table eats, an impressive menu of whiskey and a truly great patio. Dine on the ground level patio or on the rooftop level, with hanging lights and exceptional views.
Though we adore the large windows that wrap around the restaurant, we spend the entire winter months anxiously awaiting the chance to spend some serious time on the Adele’s patio. Jonathan Waxman’s menu in this beautiful setting is truly an experience.
Head over to The Gulch and take a seat outside (and grab a burger) at the local chain, Burger Republic. In addition to its bites, try the spiked shakes and craft beer list.
Pizza and burgers worth the hype and a small patio worth the wait, Emmy Squared is calling your name. Grab one of the 16 upper-level spots to enjoy glorious views of The Gulch and your cheesy pie!
On the top floor of the Thompson Nashville, you’ll find an indoor and outdoor rooftop bar, L.A. Jackson. During the weekends, show up at 11 a.m. to enjoy a fabulous brunch or head over during the evening to grab a drink at the bar!
The third and newest location of this beer and burger joint is located at Capitol View, near The Gulch and downtown. Grab some sweet potato fries and a cold one for a simply blissful afternoon on the patio.
The Thompson Hotel’s ground floor Southern seafood eatery boasts a delightful patio doubling as the perfect spot for people-watching in The Gulch. At Marsh House, you’ll be more than happy to enjoy oysters during happy hour or brunch and a cool cocktail on the weekend.
Even brighter than the beautiful interior of the restaurant, The Mockingbird patio is truly a beautiful dining destination. With booths and high tops, the two levels of patio seating are perfect for date night or big groups.
The seafood and sushi-studded menu at this Gulch spot brings a fresh, coastal taste to a patio that will transport you to an evening by the sea.
Choose from two different patios at this inviting corner restaurant in The Gulch. Sambuca is known for its jazz, so order some wine and be entertained!
A lively ambiance, beautiful hanging lights and pitcher specials on margaritas are just a few of the reasons the Saint Añejo patio is constantly bustling. Whether you’re grabbing a drink or sitting down to spend some quality time with queso, this chic Mexican spot is a serious spring and summer destination.
The tucked away yet cozy and intimate patios at Virago are the perfect way to escape the crowds and spend an evening with delicious sushi and cocktails. Bring a cocktail to sit on the first level patio couches or enjoy the spectacular view from the rooftop tables. Either way, you win!
Whiskey Kitchen is one of The Gulch mainstays that was hip even before its neighborhood. Filled with business people, creatives and music industry honchos, this place is where you can go to see and be seen.
Belcourt Taps is your premier Hillsboro Village stop for food, brews and tunes, all of which can (and should) be enjoyed on the pleasant covered patio, overlooking Belcourt Avenue.
Grab a tropical cocktail at Cabana, and it’s basically like you’re beachside! The semi-private cabanas are all indoors, but the outdoor patio is still the perfect spot to enjoy 2-for-1 happy hour.
If you’ve driven down 21st Avenue South at any point on a bright afternoon, you know that the Double Dogs patio looks like somewhere you’d like to grab a seat. Sit back with your chosen burger and watch the game with your furry friend!
Though the line can be daunting at times, the beloved dishes, delicious coffee and plethora of craft beer and wine make this Hillsboro Village spot a favorite. The few tables out front are perfect for enjoying breakfast in the heart of this bustling area.
Parmesan Truffle Fries, a huge menu of mouth-watering burger options and plenty of high tops make Hopdoddy’s patio a must. From savory to sweet and filled with electric green decor, Hopdoddy certainly has our attention.
One of the two McDougal’s’ locations (the other in West Nashville), this patio is where chicken fingers, fries and grilled Tennessee toast join for the prettiest basket you’ve ever seen. Grab your spot on the wooden benches, choose your sauces and enjoy this essential Southern meal.
Though we love that Pizza Perfect enjoys the “best of both worlds” during the winter months when you can peer out the windows while you stay cozy indoors, we are ready to let them open to enjoy our pie! Look out at the views of the street and of your pizza and feel extreme contentment.
Consistently serving up great food, Bricktop’s continues the tradition Houston’s set at this same location for decades. And the covered patio adds shade on sunny days.
At this flagship location in Midtown, the outdoor seating area is the perfect place to catch up with friends over a beer and some eats.
Although Chuy’s is a chain, you will find many locals scattered around the patio as they enjoy Tex-Mex favorites and margaritas.
A favorite amongst Chattanoogans, this bar and restaurant has opened a second location right here in Nashville. Open for lunch, dinner and late-night, Hi-Fi Clyde’s invites you to eat, drink, play ping pong or shuffleboard and relax on the open-air patio.
Chose your heat level and tackle the world-famous hot chicken at this location of the Nashville staple joint. Beat the heat with a cold beer on the outdoor patio.
You’ve heard about the swoon-worthy bar inside Henley, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t say the small and cozy outdoor patio is certainly a warm-weather cocktail destination.
Specials on Tuesdays for cans, Wednesdays for tacos, Thursdays for trivia and every day for games and patio fun? Hurry Back has a menu for drinks and bites that will have you following suit.
The iconic SATCO patio is known as the place boasting truly delicious tacos, addictive cheese dip and those bright red chairs. The spots and the bucket-o-beers are plentiful, so go see why this is a true Nashville favorite.
The Saltine patio is the perfect setting to enjoy your chosen lineup of coastal favorites! Bring on all the oysters and colorful tropical cocktails.
From 2-for-1 brunch libations and mouth-watering burgers to two different patios, Tavern is truly an outdoor dining destination. Whether you’re in front under an umbrella or covered on the side under the hanging lights, we think you’ll be good for a while.
This Alabama-based fast-casual restaurant recently opened another location in the heart of Midtown. With one patio out front, featuring umbrella-covered seating that overlooks Broadway and a side covered patio, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor dining.
Sylvan Park/Charlotte/The Nations
Sylvan Park/Charlotte/The Nations
As one of the first sights of a trip down 51st Avenue, 51 North Taproom & Grill’s patio is immediately beckoning. Enjoy a huge selection of beers on tap, delicious cocktails and wine, as you enjoy a beautiful day in The Nations.
From the exceptional happy hour offerings to the dinner menu that pleases anyone, answer.’s patio has a lineup you need to see. If you’re swinging by after work or walking from home, this Sylvan Park covered patio makes for a pleasant and relaxed morning, evening or night.
This locally-sourced, plant-based eatery contains a variety of food and drink variations in the heart of the one1CITY development. We’re partial to the kimchi spring rolls, but we know you’ll feel satisfied and refreshed with any dish you enjoy on the patio overlooking the beach volleyball court.
With a neon exterior and a true Nashville tradition for hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream, Bobbie’s Dairy Dip is hard to miss and hard to beat. Bring the kids and crowd around a picnic table for a truly iconic Nashville evening.
This cozy neighborhood gem has been serving crave-worthy Italian food for 19 years, and it’s easy to see why this place has people coming back. The cozy covered patio is a dreamy spot to enjoy your heaping bowl of pasta.
From date nights and family dinners to group gatherings and events, the Coco’s patio is a local staple. It’s covered and closed in the winter, but in the spring and summer, the fresh air is flowing. Bring your game face because bocce ball is a tradition!
Double the Dogs, double the Nashville locations! The location in West Nashville is a great spot to catch the game and enjoy a cold one on the patio overlooking Charlotte.
The third Edley’s location opened in Sylvan Park, and it comes as no surprise that along with great barbecue, there are two great (and dog-friendly) patios.
Burgers and milkshakes go together like, well, burgers and milkshakes. Enjoy both at Farm Burger’s outdoor eating area.
Since Fat Bottom Brewing found its most recent home in the Nations (formerly in East Nashville), this massive brewery has been a serious hot spot for weekday and weekend afternoons. Enjoy premier pours from the locally-produced beer on the glorious outdoor area!
Nashville’s staple NY-style pizza joint has a new location in West Nashville. This second location features a brand new patio that’s perfect for covered, outdoor dining. So head on over and enjoy a slice of your favorite pizza, some garlic knots and a craft beer in the beautiful Nashville weather.
In addition to its 12South location, Frothy Monkey also has a spacious second location in The Nations. Better yet, Frothy Monkey also has a small patio out front to enjoy your meal and coffee.
Be prepared for a line out the door, but that’s only because the hot chicken is so dang good! Grilled hot chicken is also available.
Hathorne is a dinner and brunch spot with cuisine centered around the South and ethnic threads evident in American food culture. Known for delicious and inventive vegetable dishes, this is a delightful spot to spend an evening outdoors.
The only beef those of us with kids have is you can’t take your kids after 5:30 p.m. Otherwise, this is always a favorite spot with a huge beer list, plenty of burger options and a brunch menu that includes a BLT with avocado and a fried egg (yes, it’s amazing!). The patio is large with TVs, as well.
With a gated patio that overlooks the parking lot and across to the Sylvan Park Community Center, McCabe Pub always has specials, but its burger is really fabulous, so it’s hard to try other things! The menu is filled with comfort food and salads alike. Do save room for a slice of coconut cake.
Miel always stuns with its delicious take on French cuisine. With a back patio, and a “barn” on the premises, which can be rented out for groups, there are always options for how you wish to enjoy your sure-to-be fabulous Miel meal.
A neighborhood bar and casual restaurant with a patio out front and out back! Bring your dog, order some nachos and your week seems a little more perfect.
This Italian restaurant in The Nations is perfect for a night out or for private events. With an expansive menu and nice patio, Nicky’s is a must next time you’re in the area.
Renovations and an updated look will greet Park Cafe diners once they walk in the door. This includes a newly improved patio! But not everything has changed … the pork chop and mac ‘n cheese are still the best in town.
This fresh approach to Italian cuisine includes organic pasta, a variety of pizzas, and vegetarian options. Stop by Pastaria to experience it for yourself on the side patio.
Sandbar includes delicious tropical food, drinks and an outdoor patio to enjoy them. Better yet, Sandbar is home to sand volleyball courts for patrons.
Resting in the heart of the neighborhood and the residents, this Sylvan Park corner spot has a just-big-enough side patio. Enjoy one of those famed bagels and a cup of fresh coffee after walking the Greenway, during a business meeting or on a lazy Saturday morning.
With crepes, coffee and a delightful patio, Red Bicycle’s location in The Nations seriously hits the trifecta. Whether you’re buckling down to do some work or meeting friends for an afternoon brew, the sunshine and bright ambiance make this patio worthy of a visit.
In addition to the beauty of the Taqueria del Sol queso, this beloved spot for tacos boasts yet another Nashville location, also with a beautiful patio. With a menu that suits lunch, dinner and the afternoon snack, “Taq”‘s patio is spring and summer go-t0.
Though Charlotte Avenue goers can easily recognize the colorful exterior of The Café at Thistle Farms, the back deck is not as well-known. From enjoying a fresh salad or sandwich to afternoon tea, this café in the Thistle Farms enterprise just keeps getting even sweeter.
Everything from a gourmet burger to fresh seafood, this cozy bistro has a patio perfect for lingering as the weather warms. Patio tables mostly only seat two patrons, so you’ll have to head inside if you have a larger group. It’s worth it no matter where you sit— the wine list here is one of the most impressive in all of Nashville.
Located just five minutes from the White Bridge Road Target, Blue Moon Waterfront Grille provides an oasis if you are feeling landlocked. Open from mid-March through the middle to end of October. It’s one of the only places in town where you can dine overlooking the water. You can find everything from tequila shrimp, mahi-mahi tacos and po’ boys to pork BBQ nachos, burgers and wings on the menu.
The huge screened-in porch is perfect for passing a few hours on a warm day. The sister to Broadway Brewhouse’s original location in Midtown.
Looking for some exquisite pasta, seasonal black and white truffles, and a variety of options for your next Italian meal? Giovanni Ristorante West is right up your alley! The patio isn’t large, so get there early if you want a spot outdoors under the hanging lights.
Stop by The Picnic Cafe for breakfast or lunch for a taste of some of Nashville’s most beloved southern cuisine. We don’t have room to list all of our favorite dishes here, but suffice it to say you can’t go wrong with any order. Especially when it’s chicken salad (and don’t miss the cheese wafers). The quaint patio is often filled with ladies who lunch and young families.
The best of Southern cooking awaits for any meal you want! Biscuits, fried chicken, beans and more. The small screened-in patio is best enjoyed in the spring and fall when it’s not too hot outside.
A favorite since it opened in the ’90s, Baja Burrito is the original Blue Coast Burrito (all franchises had to take the Blue Coast name). The large patio with colorful umbrellas and hanging lights will have you saying olé in no time!
Complete with a gorgeous sunroom and outdoor patio, Brother’s is ideal for a gourmet burger and fries that can be enjoyed outdoors.
A casual, Caribbean cafe known best for its black bean salad and fruit tea. While most of the seating is indoors, they do have a small side patio with picnic tables.
Vegan? Gluten-free? Here is your place. The Sunflower Cafe delivers delicious food made fresh each day, with a large covered and uncovered deck across the back.
Stop in for some fresh-daily bread and coffee at this laid-back, convenient coffee shop! The covered front patio is just right for getting some work done while noshing on the peanut butter wrap with honey, granola and banana.
Visit this eatery for a fresh and healthy take on Vietnamese food! We recommend the pho or a rice bowl. And you can have your choice of patio: covered or not.
The Yellow Porch is an established Berry Hill restaurant that was one of the first locally owned, upscale restaurants in town. The cozy, covered patio is the perfect spot for a less than perfect weather evening since you’ll be protected from the elements, but still enjoying the fresh outdoors.
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