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Downtown Nashville's Top Dog-Friendly Patios

June 30, 2023  /  Downtown Nashville Blog

Get ready, Nashville! Your downtown outings are about to get fired up as hot as our beloved chicken. Yes, you heard that right. Your favorite fur-baby and fiery food cravings no longer have to battle for your attention. Downtown Nashville is brimming with incredible dog-friendly foodie destinations. Let's take a culinary tour!

Puckett's 5th & Church

Starting as a '50s grocery store in the village of Leiper's Fork, Puckett's has morphed into a food lover's haven, with a location in downtown Nashville. Whether you're a fan of BBQ or hot chicken, you and your canine pal won’t miss out on the historic vibe from the dog-friendly patio. Don't forget the irresistible Bubba's Eggs Benedict!

Barista Parlor Golden Sound

Launched in 2011, this nautical-themed coffee paradise is a must-visit in Nashville. Brewing their own superior coffee and serving a killer sausage biscuit, this dog-friendly coffee shop will perk you right up. Time to brew some fun with your pup in the Gulch!

The Southern

Craving an authentic Southern dining experience? The Southern in SoBro is your go-to spot. This dog-friendly steak and oyster bar has a giant open-air patio and hosts live music every weekend brunch! Bon-appetit, indeed.

Peg Leg Porker

Nestled in the Gulch, this BBQ hub charms with its simplistic decor and sizeable outdoor patio. Join your pup for a BBQ night to remember, and don't skip the Memphis Sushi!

Bar Louie

In the heart of the Gulch lies Bar Louie, an upbeat grill chain featuring classic American bites and handcrafted martinis. This location happens to feature a dog-friendly patio perfect for people-watching. A warning for your four-legged friend: the treats here are pawsitively irresistible!

Hops + Crafts

Craft beer enthusiast? The Gulch's Hops + Crafts has a mind-blowing selection of local and regional Brews plus great small bites. Grab your fur baby for a fantastic night out, board games included.

Von Elrods

Nashville’s only beer hall & kitchen is pet-approved! Von Elrod’s has one of the biggest outdoor spaces in downtown Nashville including a covered section with fans and a side patio with umbrellas. Head over to Von Elrod’s patio with your favorite companion for an ice-cold beer and pretzel.

Café at Bobby

Café at Bobby is a vibrant space with an airy pet-friendly patio at the Bobby Hotel. Stop by with your pals and pups for a coffee, beer, and/or wine all accompanied by brunch bites.

Pins Mechanical

Fido has free-range of this entire facility so you can enjoy duckpin bowling, pinball machines, and old school entertainment with your best friend (and human friends). You'll want to spend a few hours here enjoying the laid back, fun atmosphere, fit for the whole family. Note: Pins Mechanical doesn't serve food but allows you to enjoy delivery or take-out from nearby restaurants and food trucks.