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.

answer. restaurant

answer. has quickly become a go-to spot for any Nashvillian.

Double Dogs

4017 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209 • (629) 777-8500
1807 21st Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 292-8110

The laid-back restaurant, Double Dogs gets its name and dog theme from two adorable labs, Bo and Chancey. The menu has a wide variety from pizza, hot dogs, burgers, wings, salads and much more. Be sure to order Bo’s dog bowl nachos which actually comes in a dog bowl!

M.L. Rose

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!

Grab a seat for yourself and a seat for Fido!

Grab a seat for yourself and a seat for Fido!


Chago’s Cantina

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!

Proper Bagel

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!

Bongo Java

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?


Frothy Monkey

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!

Brunch is served all day at Frothy Monkey. (Image courtesy of Facebook)

Edley’s Bar-B-Que

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.

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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.


Peg Leg Porker

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.

Peg Leg Porker is a Nashville staple.


Drifters Bar-B-Que Joint

1008B Woodland St., Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 262-2776

Experience true Southern hospitality with your furry friend at this local barbecue joint. This hidden gem hosts live local bands and artists on its outdoor patio stage. Not to mention it has some of the best Hickory-smoked Southern BBQ around. Sit back and relax on the patio with your pup while listening to music and having a taste of the South at Drifters Bar-B-Que Joint.

Eastland Cafe

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.

Mitchell’s Deli

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.

Enjoy the covered patio at Mitchell’s Deli

Two Ten Jack

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.

Pomodoro East

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!


Hurry Back

2122 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 915-0764

This family-owned restaurant is located on Nashville’s Historic Rock Block. What started off as a market for groceries for Elliston residents back in the ’70s, Hurry Back is now a renovated restaurant to enjoy a quick bite and beer. Dogs are welcome in the fenced-in patio area.

Two Bits 

1520 Demonbreun St., Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 750-3536

Two Bits is the go-to place to hang out if you love to play games. From retro arcade games, board and card games, shuffleboard, video games and self-serve karaoke, Two Bits takes a spin on traditional dining. It also has a seasonal outdoor bar and the patio allows dogs.


The Southern

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.

Southern Steak & Oyster

The delicious burger from The Southern

Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant

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.


Tennessee Brew Works

809 Ewing Ave, Nashville, TN • (615) 436-0050

Along with brewing its own craft beer using natural ingredients, Tennessee Brew Works offers a versatile menu including vegetarian options. There is also plenty of patio space to bring your pooch and enjoy a ‘finely-tuned’ craft beer!


Vui’s Kitchen

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.

Vui’s Berry Hill location boasts two patios.

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Baja Burrito

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.

 Sunflower Cafe

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.


Butchertown Hall

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.

Snag a seat for you and your pup at Butchertown Hall! Image: Butchertown Hall

The Red Bicycle

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.

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen

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!