The weather is gorgeous, so where should you go to eat? Someplace with a patio would be nice, wouldn’t it? Today, we’ve gathered our big list of the best patios in Nashville and listed them by neighborhood. This is your go-to resource all summer long 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.
Try ordering the Cobb salad, but ask for a fried egg, instead of the hard-boiled egg, on top for a twist on a classic. They have a huge beer menu, as well as a weekend brunch menu. Enjoy these dishes — and more — plus a cold beer on their newly renovated patio.
Fun, fun and more fun. Located right near the Gulch, Pour House is known for beer, bourbon and burgers … and some of the most extensive outdoor seating in all of Nashville.
This brightly colored, fast casual restaurant is located on the corner of Eight and Bradford. Snag a seat on the patio and enjoy battered and fried seasonal catch, creole dishes, sandwiches and tasty cocktails.
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]
More than just juice, Urban Juicer is filled with healthy meal options. So grab a fresh juice or smoothie, a healthy sandwich or salad and hit the front patio on a pretty day.
12th Avenue South
We are always reminded of great food with great service with every visit to 12 South Taproom.
Since Bartaco made its way to Nashville in the fall of 2015, the patio has remained a popular spot — no matter the season!
The BBQ is delicious, but if pork is not your thing, the catfish tacos are pretty dang tasty!
Consistently amazing, the owner of Kalamata’s opened Epice and never missed a culinary beat.
Why not enough a donut in the open air? Head to this 12South donut shop and treat yourself to something sweet.
The entire front opens up to expose the tables for pretty day dining!
If you are thinking Frothy is “only” a coffeehouse, stop that and grab a table for dinner. We really like the shrimp and grits, as well as the corn-crusted trout. We can’t wait to work through the rest of the menu, hopefully on the large patio!
If pizza is your thing, even if you are gluten-free, Mafiaoza’s is a must. Their happy hour is pretty amazing, as well.
Overlook the bustling neighborhood of 12South while sipping on coffee that offers a taste of the Northwest.
Grab some cheese dip, a margarita and we suggest the enchiladas!
The back patio at Urban Grub has a secluded, cozy feel with a nice view of the bar.
Another Arnold Myint joint, BLVD has some of the best fries around. But don’t stop there. But we needed to point that out, as sometimes we just want fries and cocktails!
Located in the heart of Belmont, this coffeehouse is a popular spot for students and locals. They have some of the best coffee and their food hits the spot.
And we’ll say it again: another Arnold Myint place! Indulge in margaritas and queso at this Mexican- and Latin American-inspired joint. Grab a seat on the side or front patios when the weather is warm.
Martin’s has some of the best BBQ around, and if you don’t mind messy fingers, do try the spareribs!
One of Arnold Myint’s collection of tasty restaurants, the patio at PM allows you to people watch while you nibble from the eclectic menu.
Located in Maryland Farms, this southern restaurant is ideal for outdoor dining, private events and special occasions.
The Local Taco’s Brentwood location offers delicious tacos and mouth-watering queso. We’re fans of the margaritas as well!
This Brentwood mainstay has a few tables out front on their patio, perfect for balmy nights. Grab a glass of wine with friends or stay for a full meal. The shrimp and grits are amazing.
This contemporary bar may be known for its good nightlife, but it also has a lovely patio and great Southern food and drink, especially at brunch!
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.
Known for live music, the original location is right here (there are now more than 10 locations around the country!). But don’t think that means the food is an afterthought. Start with the cheese dip and then order the Cuban!
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 Galaga!
ACME knows how to embrace the open air. The rooftop is open throughout the day, with bar service starting at 5 p.m on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends. You will find locals and visitors enjoying the views!
Jonathan Waxman’s newest addition to Nashville, Bajo Sexto, offers modern Mexican cuisine outdoors, where the majority of the seating is!
Found just a couple blocks down 3rd Avenue, away from the crowds of Lower Broad, Bakersfield will wow with its tacos, but order several to fill you up!
This sports bar in the Omni continues to wow. We like everything, but the fried pickles are especially tasty.
Whether you are looking for a great show, delicious food or tasty wine, City Winery has it all. If you are not seeing a concert, dine on one of the three outdoor patios.
Find Corsair in Marathon Village, so kinda downtown. This sweet patio will call you back for more charm and seclusion.
Warm weather means outdoor seating is available at this delicious spot just south of downtown. Save room for dessert!
A covered patio next to the brick building provides a nice escape from the rush of lower Broad. Historic and fabulous–and be sure to order the duck fat tater tots!
Pinewood’s patio is unlike any in town. Make a reservation and be treated to three pools to dip into, umbrella-covered tables and a special menu, made in the corsair kitchen trailer!
The rooftop patio is now covered a bit to provide shade and is the perfect way to embrace a bit of local, filled with local eating, in an area better known for tourists.
Warm weather brings expanded seating to this favorite local spot that is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night. And you can now grab some sandwiches next door at the Southernaire, or even a cut of meat to grill at home!
Not only is Tennessee Brew Works serving up home-brewed craft beer, they also have a small, but mighty, menu of starters, snacks and sandwiches.
This honky tonk original has rooftop seating … just another way to enjoy this Nashville stop that has been entertaining tourists and natives alike for more than 55 years!
A Matter of taste may be dedicated to serving delicious food that is 100% gluten free, but it does not leave out any of the flavor.
Small but mighty, Butcher and Bee’s patio is a great spot to enjoy their selection of mezze dishes.
East Nashville’s restaurateur Matt Charette never disappoints. and Drifters is smoked BBQ at its best. We highly recommend the BBQ pork nachos!
With outdoor seating in the front of the building and behind the restaurant, there is ample opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors while noshing on delicious food.
Just like its sister location in 12South, Edley’s East has delicious bbq and a great patio.
One of the most unexpectedly pretty patios you may come across, fill up your growler and get tastings of new beers on tap!
This is one large patio in the heart of East Nashville. Al fresco dining, delicious food and cocktail couture! If you are dining on a budget, stop by from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for happy hour.
The outside patio was recently expanded, making more room for these coveted tables! We love all meals here, but be sure not to miss happy hour.
Known for its great brunch — complete with a Bloody Mary bar and fantastic burgers — Mad Donna’s quaint side patio is always popular on the weekends!
The original see-and-be-seen patio in East Nashville. That, plus a meal that will always wow, makes for perfection … always. And, Sunday brunch!
The soup, the corn, the tacos, the drinks … you can not go wrong with whatever you choose to order. Take the food to the back and eat beneath the trees.
Serving up arguably some of the best sandwiches in Nashville, along with local beers and Sprecher soda on tap! Their patio overlooks Riverside Village, and offers up some of East Nashville’s best people watching.
With the look and feel of a big city patio, and delicacies like their crispy mozzarella with lemon butter tapenade or warm, marinated olives, this is a perfect patio to relax on. If you go for dinner, try one of their wood-fired pizzas loaded down with fresh ingredients.
Rosepepper is known for creative margarita variations and Mexican fusion dishes, as well as a festive patio.
Opened by the owner of Mitchell Deli, this is a patio to visit, as it doubles the available eating space. (The patio seats almost 60 people.) Look for oysters, shrimp, jambalaya and a truly impressive beer menu.
They have a beautiful garden on their patio … quiet and serene. If you happen to be occupying the patio on a chilly night, you can count on the fire pit to provide some warmth.
Find live music, all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner, Garage Coffee Company coffee, cocktails, wine and beer at The Family Wash.
The Local Taco’s third Nashville-area location is set at at 1100 Fatherland and offers the same delicious tacos and mouth-watering queso.
Clearly in the running for the best burger in town, be prepared for a wait, but one you will think is well worth it! Great for dates, families and groups.
In addition to a new chef, Jason Zygmont, and an updated menu, Treehouse has continued to expand their outdoor space. The restaurant, which sits in an actual treehouse, has ample outdoors seating and a full bar on the patio.
Known for its vast selection of wines, it’s good to note that The Vine has plenty of options for vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free people, as well!
Ramen, sushi and more with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Plus, they are open on Mondays, when much of the Eastside is closed.
Go for the patio, stay for the Yazoo beer cheese and multiple “Mules” (as in Moscow, Kentucky and Caribbean).
Many swear it’s the best pizza in town, but the dangly lights and outside seating, with the amazing pizza, may have you thinking you really are in Italy.
While many patrons can be found buried in their laptops, sipping a cup of great coffee, Edgehill is also known for its breakfast and lunch menus. Lucky patrons can snag one of the few tables outside and have a great place to grab a bite.
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!
This Germantown favorite has one of the prettiest patios and outdoor bars in town.
Enjoy the smell (yes, smell!!) on this huge, wraparound patio and enjoy a homemade drink or some tasty appetizers.
The screened-in porch is always breezy and fun, and with the screens, it has the plus of being bug-free. We especially love the Sunday Suppers.
Originally from New Orleans, this butcher shop and sandwich joint specializes in meats that can be enjoyed on their covered patio.
Nestled between Little Donkey and Cochon Butcher, I Love Juice Bar has a lively patio with outdoor seating, ping pong and corn hole.
The flavors of Mexico have come to Germantown and can be found at Little Donkey. Enjoy traditional Mexican dishes, such as tamales, enchiladas and tacos, paired with southern flavors and find a seat on their open-air, covered patio.
Enjoy one of the first restaurants to put this neighborhood back on the modern map of places to visit.
The restaurant patio almost doubles the size of Rolf and Daughters, and with the urban, rustic appeal of the patio and the strings of lights, you’ll want to linger here for a while.
The Silo patio is partially covered and big enough to be a true patio, but small enough to feel intimate as well. And with this fresh food, always prepared with local ingredients, there is so much to love. And brunch. Did we mention brunch?
Satisfy your sweet tooth with European-style chocolates and confections and handmade pastries and breads while sitting in Tempered’s European-inspired café.
Start your day with quality coffee and sweet or savory crêpes.
As stated in the Midtown description of Corner Pub, this sports bar is a classic. Hang on the patio in Green Hills when the traffic on Hillsboro is just too much!
It’s back! This summer, relax on the patio at the new location of an old favorite. We are excited for the return of all our old favorites like the tortilla soup and black bean fundido!
A hidden gem in Green Hills? Yes, such a thing does exist, like the back patio of Shalimar which serves up some of the best Indian food around.
Green Hills does not have many restaurants worth writing about, and then you add the layer of needing a patio, and trying to focus more on local than the big chains, and it becomes slim pickings. But Table 3 comes to the rescue with food that hits the spot. The patio has ample seating to enjoy your meal.
This fast-casual restaurant got its start in Alabama and recently opened another location right here in Nashville, in the heart of Midtown. With one patio out front, with umbrella-covered seating that overlooks Broadway, and a side, covered patio, there are ample opportunities for outdoor dining!
There are so many patios at The Crow’s Nest, located on Bandywood. Upstairs, out front, in the back. Pick your favorite spot and watch a game and catch up with your friends.
The prettiest patio in all of Green Hills, hang out here over lunch at The Food Company, or at night when the patio becomes part of The Greenhouse, the totally fun, upscale bar which is actually a greenhouse!
This boutique really knocks it out of the park every single time, and with 16 additional seats on the patio, which practically doubles the capacity, pretty weather is the time to make a reservation!
Adele’s patio is pretty fabulous, and with strings of lights and a kitchen that has found its way, the warm weather means you need to go back to Adele’s.
A very popular after-work patio for the young crowd.
Once a food truck, Biscuit Love has seen great success with their brick-and-mortar location in the Gulch. All varieties of southern, flakey biscuits and be enjoyed on the back patio.
Some of the best burgers in all of Nashville with a large patio in the middle of the Gulch.
A great place to grab lunch or dinner. Low key and filled with people wearing shorts, business suits and everything in between.
With two patios, you can opt for whichever view you are in the mood for. Sambuca is known for its jazz, so order some wine and get ready to be entertained.
A great alternative to the Bluebird Cafe for local talent in the round, featuring comfortable setting and yummy food. The sandwiches are delicious and the black-and-blue salad is a favorite.
Modern, chic and sexy are not usually what you think of with Mexican food, but these words define the atmosphere and vibe at Saint Anejo! Their patio is accented with overheard string lighting and you can even view games, if you get the right seat, from the plethora of TVs that surround the bar, which is just a raised garage-door type window away! SB tip: order the blood orange margarita!
A newbie to this list, and located at the top of the Fairfield Inn & Suites, we love the free valet and elevator to the top. The view is fantastic and early reports say the food is a match.
Munch on delicious sushi, sip inventive cocktails and try some asian fusion cuisine, all while overlooking the city from a fabulous roof-top bar!
The view from Watermark’s rooftop patio has changed annually, as the Gulch has seen a surge in interest, and thus condos, retail and more. When you aren’t counting pennies, head to Watermark for a grand meal with an equally grand view.
One of the Gulch mainstays that was hip even before the neighborhood was. Their patio is packed on pretty days and practically doubles the seating. Filled with business people, creatives and music industry honchos, this place is where you can go to see and be seen.
Order a burger in this Nashville-famous dive. Don’t expect nice fixin’s, but your taste buds will be happy and after so many places trying to be “all that,” it’s somehow refreshing when a place just doesn’t try to be anything other than it always has been! There is seating for about 16 people outside on the patio.
Fun for grownups and kids. Prop up in a cabana and throw on the Cartoon Network to entertain little ones. Sundays are 2-for-1 pizzas, which feed a family of four with a great deal.
Located in Hillsboro Village, this place has a modern, sleek vibe with sports bar offerings and lots of open air seating.
There are only a few options or outdoor seating at Fido and although the line is often out the door and around the corner, you have a good chance of snagging a spot outside.
A signature patio in Hillsboro Village for years and years. Grab a cocktail and be jealous of everyone who can walk to this gem!
Lucky Belly still has a great patio at the front of the restaurant and a smaller one out back. Sushi, burgers and milkshakes (even boozy ones!) are what Lucky Belly is known for.
Walk Belcourt Avenue and stop in at any of these places for a delicious meal made with local love!
Pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, salad and pasta in a low-key, affordable place. It’s been here for a long time, with good reason!
Consistently serving up great food, Bricktop’s continues the tradition that Houston’s set at this same location for decades. And the covered patio adds shade on sunny days.
Broadway Brewhouse — Midtown
At this, the flagship location of the now five-location family of Broadway Brewhouse restaurants, the outdoor seating area is the perfect place to catch up with friends over a beer and some eats.
This eclectic restaurant is located in an old house that makes the most of the space with a covered patio, side veranda and Back Stage Bar. It is open 24-hours a day so stop by whenever you please!
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, Clyde’s on Church invites you to eat, drink, play ping pong, foosball and shuffleboard or relax on the open-air patio.
Texas toast wrapped around a hot dog along with chicken and vegetarian options. Go and blow your diet, but leave guilt-free, as you are so happy and it’s easy on your pocketbook.
Corner Pub actually has several locations around town, but it’s a Nashville original with a devoted fan base. It’s a classic sports bar with a great patio.
Chose your heat level and tackle the world-famous hot chicken. Beat the heat with a cold beer and a cool breeze on their outdoor patio.
You will discover a long list of craft beer, wines, ciders and cocktails on Hurry Back’s menu. If you need something to soak up the booze, try some of their bar food, elevated with locally-sourced ingredients.
This sports bar near Centennial Park has two floors of outdoor seating and everyone always seems happy here.
The third location in this Knoxville-based restaurant family, Nama is conveniently located on Elliston, making it ideal for an outdoor sushi lunch for Midtown workers or dinner for Vandy students.
Midtown bars that are fun for socializing: the Rebar patio is big and be sure to order the Bushwhacker. Winner’s has karaoke and Losers has great live music.
Perhaps the classic of all patios listed here today. SATCO is known as a place that attracts Vandy students with a bucket-o-beer, completely addictive cheese dip and Tex-Mex food. What is it about this food, that beckons you back time and time again and always hits the spot? Those house-made flour tortillas are addictive; it’s also pretty cheap!
Music and pizza in Midtown. Listen to locals making their way, as large groups gather, as well as couples on dates. It’s good for families, college students and pizza lovers of any age.
We aren’t sure if South Street was the first place in Nashville to make expert use of the garage door walls for open air seating in warmer weather, but it’s certainly our first memory of them being used in Nashville. This place is total fun upstairs or down.
Open until 11 p.m. during the week and 1 a.m. on the weekends, Suzy Wong’s is a great spot for creative cocktails and shared plates. Order the nachos, pot stickers, wontons, spring rolls and skewers to pass around the table.
As the name implies, order mini burgers in an open-air restaurant space. Fun for families or anyone in need of a basket of burgers!
A large patio runs the side of Tavern and is covered by string lights. You can even rent the patio for a party or corporate meeting. This is a popular destination for brunch, lunch and dinner, but it’s because the food is consistently good from fried chicken skins to the oh-so-yummy junk salad.
Sylvan Park/Charlotte/The Nations
This downtown favorite has opened a second location on Charlotte. There is patio seating as well as indoor, open-air seating.
A Nashville tradition for hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and more!
The small, cozy patio is a coveted spot to snag at this Nashville favorite, known for delightful service and consistently fabulous Italian food.
Double Dogs saw such success with their Hillsboro Village that they decided to bring the fun to the west side of town! The new location on Charlotte proves to be just a great a spot for watching games, drinking beers and enjoying some fresh air on the patio.
The third Edley’s location opened this summer in Sylvan Park and it comes as no surprise that along with great barbecue, there is wonderful patios.
Great food and fantastic cocktails are all found both inside and out at this neighborhood restaurant in The Nations. The patio seats about 20 patrons (only 30 less than the interior) and overlooks the restaurant’s garden.
The newest darling in Sylvan Park, FLIP Burger has great burgers with a large patio set back off of Charlotte Avenue. And do order a shake or cocktail, as the dry ice makes the presentation one that never gets old!
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.
The only beef those of us with kids have is that 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 patio that overlooks the parking lot and across to the Sylvan Park Community Center, McCabe Pub always has specials, but their 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 and order a casual meal and your week seems a little more perfect.
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 … their pork chop and mac ‘n cheese are still the best in town.
Grab a breakfast sandwich and a coffee, or opt instead for a salad and a fruit tea. The menu is expansive, and the ambiance is perfect for a lazy Saturday breakfast or an efficient business meeting.
Picnic table and outdoor seating provide a completely casual place to chow down on some queso, tacos or a salad with a salty rimmed margarita. Go in your church clothes or straight from a run: everyone is welcome!
The enterprise offshoot of Thistle Farms, Thistle Stop Cafe has a variety-packed menu, filled with food and beverage options, all of which can be enjoyed outdoors on the deck.
Everything from a gourmet burger to fresh seafood, this cozy bistro has a patio perfect for lingering as the weather warms. The wine list is one of the most impressive in all of Nashville.
Located just over five minutes northwest from the White Bridge Road Target, Blue Moon Waterfront Grille provides an oasis if you are feeling landlocked. Dine overlooking the water and feel transported for an hour or so, all within a short drive of home. Order the wings … even nonwing lovers will like them!
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.
Great happy hour deals are even more enjoyable when spent on the patio at Noelle. The restaurant can accommodate small groups and large crowds alike!
The best of Southern cooking awaits for any meal you want! Biscuits, fried chicken, beans and more.
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). Don’t forget the fruit tea!
A casual, Caribbean cafe known best for its black bean salad, lucayan salad and the rotisserie salad. Its fruit tea is legendary.
Vegan? Gluten-free? Here is your place. The Sunflower Cafe delivers delicious food made fresh each day, with a large covered deck across the back.
Visit this eatery for a fresh and healthy take on Vietnamese food! 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. And they have a patio!
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