When happy hour hits and it’s time to relax on your favorite patio, do you find yourself thinking of your furry friend waiting for you at home? No need to fret! Nashville is booming with pooch-friendly places that let Spot partake in all the fun! Here are some of our favorites.
132 46th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 942-0866
answer. made its way to the Nashville food scene in early 2017 and quickly impressed us with its seasonal menu and unique flavors. And with a porch that welcomes pups, it’s one of our favorite spots to be when the weather cooperates.
2535 8th Ave S, Ste 107 Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 712-8160
4408 Charlotte Ave Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 750-2920
431 11th Ave N Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 729-4445
Known for an extensive selection of craft beer and great burgers, M.L. Rose has a large patio decorated with picnic tables, lawn chairs, and bar games. It’s the perfect place to hang with your pooch and enjoy a cold pour!
4425 Murphy Rd Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 942-5052
The beloved bar on Murphy Road is always packed on game days, and for good reason. The service at Neighbors is fabulous and the smoked brisket tacos are mighty tasty. Outdoor seating is limited, but dogs always make a strong showing.
343 53rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209 • 615) 298-3663
It may not be your first instinct to take your dog to an elegant French bistro, but Miel has a fabulous patio that is ideal for happy hour drinks and casual dining. This hidden gem of a space is a great place to bring your pup and enjoy quality food with rich flavors. Their generous staff even provides water bowls!
1812 21st Ave S Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 777-3436
If the name alone didn’t give you a clue, Fido is a place devoted to man’s best friend. The former pet shop turned cafe serves fabulous coffee and boasts delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. And a part of their proceeds goes to dogs in need!
2031 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 340-900
Using only the freshest ingredients, Caviar & Bananas offers a diverse array of prepared foods, made-to-order salads and sandwiches, baked goods and more. Spend an afternoon on their patio, and you’ll see why we’re pretty big fans of this new Nashville spot.
2015 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 386-0106
Belmont Boulevard is lined with dog-friendly patios and Chago’s Cantina is one of them. The Mexican fusion restaurant is known for its queso con chorizo and happy hour cocktails, but our favorite time to go is brunch. The build-your-own Bloody Mary bar has us hooked!
2011 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 928-7276
Proper Bagel is a modern, conceptual eatery with a laid-back vibe sitting on Belmont Boulevard. While it’s neighbored by plenty of other delicious spots, it stands out with its minimal yet approachable look, and a few furry friends are sure to welcome you with each visit!
2007 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 385-5282
As one of the oldest and most beloved coffee houses on Belmont, Bongo Java is always crowded with students, musicians, and other creatives. Their signature roasts are stellar and their breakfast is served all day long! Who wouldn’t want to spend a Saturday afternoon with plates of fried eggs and the company of their furry friend?
2509 12th Ave S Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 600-4756 x1
1400 51st Ave N Nashville, TN 37209 (615) 600-4756 x4
Known for bold java, great sandwiches, and sensational salads, this coffee shop is popular for weekend brunching. We are thrilled that Frothy Monkey now has venues downtown and in Franklin, but we remain regular patrons of the 12th Avenue location for its pooch-friendly porch!
908 Main Street Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 873-4085
2706 12 Ave South Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 953-2951
455 Murphy Rd. Nashville, TN 37209 • (615) 942-7499
This popular barbecue joint has three locations, in 12South, East Nashville and Sylvan Park, and each boasts generous outdoor seating. Edley’s is known for its smoked meats and sensational sides.We love to take our BBQ platters to the porch with friends, kids and dogs in tow.
2902 12th Ave S Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 720-6765
We were thrilled to learn that this chic Lebanese bistro is dog-friendly. With one of the most elegant interiors in 12South, Epice also boasts one of the best patios in the neighborhood. Next time you’d like to lunch on fresh fish and legumes, head to Epice and linger with your hound.
2902 12th Ave S Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 720-6765
Peg Leg Porker is an old-school barbecue joint in the Gulch neighborhood that always has a crowd, and your pup can be a part of it! Order up any of their smoked meats or Southern sides, and you’re in for a truly delicious experience.
1306 McGavock Pike Nashville, TN 37216 • (615) 262-9862
The boutique delicatessen opened its doors in 2008 and has been busting since. Adorned with a fabulous covered patio, Mitchell’s Deli is the perfect place take your dog to enjoy a hearty sandwich stuffed with the finest gourmet ingredients.
97 Chapel Ave Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 627-1088
The intimate restaurant serves up an eclectic menu where flavor abounds. Known for its great happy hour, Eastland Cafe is an ideal spot to enjoy great wines and nibble on bar bites with your pals and your pup.
146 Pewitt Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027 • (615) 915-4666
1100 Fatherland Street, Suite 104, Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 454-6892
The popular taqueria is a favored place for fresh margaritas and house-made guacamole. Local Taco has great tacos, but we go wild over their fresh salads. Their patio is always packed with kids, couples, and canines of course.
1900 Eastland Ave, Suite 105, Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 454-2731
This hip Japanese pub is outfitted with stellar interior furnishings and a beautiful bar. Two Ten Jack has killer cocktails, great sashimi and other innovative fare. But for casual dining, we love sitting on the porch to sip sake and ramen with friends, family and dogs.
701 Porter Rd Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 873-4978
East Nashville is dotted with global eateries, but when we crave pizza and pasta, we run to Pomodoro East. The contemporary Italian bistro has a great covered porch that lends itself to family-friendly dining–dogs included, of course!
50 3rd Ave S #110, Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 724-1762
Known for quality meat and seafood, this Southern brasserie has become a landmark for downtown dining. As one of the few places in the area to have a patio, The Southern is always packed, especially during brunch and happy hour. And be forewarned, your dog will be begging for a bite of your burger.
500 Church St Nashville, TN • (615) 770-2772
Downtown Nashville is the place to embrace your Southern roots. And no place serves up country cuisine quite like Puckett’s Grocery. Touted for a great breakfast and brunch, Puckett’s is the place to gather friends, family and dogs over fried chicken and biscuits.
2832 Bransford Ave Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 241-8847
1120 4the Ave N #101 Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 610-3383
Vui’s Kitchen offers a fresh take on Vietnamese. The menu of sandwiches, soups and salad will fill you up without weighing you down. Visit Vui’s in Berry Hill and Germantown.
722 Thompson Lane Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 383-2252
The colorful eatery on Thompson Lane serves up super fresh Mexican fare featuring tacos, salads and a burrito bar with homemade toppings and salsas. Baja Burrito‘s outdoor patio is a festive place to perch with your furry friend and a generous serving of chip and dip.
This quaint restaurant in Berry Hill puts veggies at center stage. Sunflower Cafe specializes in vegetarian and vegan fare. Their delectable menu features daily hot and cold specials and sides. We love taking dogs to the patio for weekly live music while we snack on healthy grub.
1416 4th Ave N, Nashville TN 37208 • (615) 454-3634
Home to smoked meats, an award-winning burger, memorable margaritas and a pet-friendly patio, Butchertown Hall is one of our favorite spots in Germantown.
1200 5th Ave N Suite 104 Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 516-1986
If you haven’t had your fill of French pastries, head down the road to The Red Bicycle. The cafe and coffee shop specializes in crepes. Stuffed with savory, sweet, and even gluten-free ingredients, these crepes can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch and dinner (or in between meals)! Outdoor seating at The Red Bicycle is cozy but canines are always welcome.
1121 5th Ave N Nashville, TN 37208 • (615) 750-2912
The rustic bistro features farm-to-table fare with contemporary technique. Elegant but approachable, SILO is a place to savor a craft cocktail with bourbon, a shared plate of deviled eggs, and shrimp and grits. The Germantown eatery has a small stretch of outdoor seating that encourages dining with your dog.
1004 4th Ave N Nashville, TN 37219 • (615) 866-1620
Enjoy a taste of Germany in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. Von Elrod’s is a hip spot to grab a meal, any one of the craft brews and it’s ideal for big groups — and dogs.
This is merely a taste of Nashville’s dog-friendly restaurant options. You can also take a peek at local breweries we love – some of which will also welcome your pup! And for even more dining ideas, visit SB Guide. Enjoy the porch weather, Nashville!