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Downtown Nashville's Top Dog-Friendly Patios

October 12, 2017  /  Downtown Nashville Blog

In Nashville we love our pups just as much as we love our hot chicken … why choose which one we spend our Friday night with, especially when you can have both? Here’s our list of some of the best dog friendly joints in the downtown area, so you and your pooch can enjoy Nashville's finest eats and treats.

Biscuit Love

What originally began as a food truck, Biscuit Love has found a permanent home in The Gulch and has become a Nashville brunch must. Not only do they exude Southern charm, they’re also known to have some of the best hot chicken in town! The best part? Their patio is dog-friendly! See you and your hungry pup for tasty bonuts this weekend? Photo by@biscuitlovebrunch

Puckett’s 5th & Church

What originally served as a grocery store in the 50's, Puckett's has gone on to grow and become one of the most beloved stops in downtown Nashville. Puckett's is also a great stop for a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner. Be it BBQ or hot chicken, you and your pup will love this historic hot spot. Make sure to check out the Bubba's Eggs Benedict if you’re there for breakfast! Photo by @Puckettsgrocery


Barista Parlor

Established in 2011, this nautical themed coffee shop is now one of Nashville's can’t miss venues. Not only do they brew their own top notch coffee, but their sausage biscuit has been making waves as one of the best in town. This caffeinated hot-spot is a must for coffee and dog lovers alike! Visit their location in The Gulch to brew up some downtown fun. Photo by @baristaparlor


Turnip Truck

The Gulch's very own natural grocery is known for its array of organic produce available at an affordable price. Their hot and cold salad bars make for a quick and easy lunch and their patio is the perfect place to spend the afternoon with your pup! Check out their selection of premade meals available every day of the week. Photo by @turniptruck


The Southern

Evidenced by its name, the restaurant is a fantastic venue for those looking to enjoy a genuine southern dining experience. Located in SoBro, this steak and oyster bar is sure to please even the pickiest palate. Both you and your pooch will love the giant open air patio, and they have live music every Saturday and Sunday during brunch! Talk about bon-appetite! Photo by @Thesouthernsos


Peg Leg Porker

Located in The Gulch, this barbeque joint is known for its simplistic yet charming décor, as well as its large outdoor patio, perfect for summer nights. Bring your pup for some of the best BBQ in town, and make sure to checkout the Memphis Sushi while you’re there! Photo by @peglegporker


Bar Louie

Just down the street from City Fire, Bar Louie is another Gulch hotspot. This upbeat grill chain is known for its stellar American grub and their exceptional handcrafted martinis, all made to enjoy on their large patio space. Be sure to watch your food closely though, we know a dog or two that would love to get their paws on these delicious treats! Photo by @barlouie


Hops + Crafts

Looking for another great beer spot downtown? Look no further than the Gulch’s own Hops + Crafts. Enjoy their vast array of local and regional craft beers and the atmosphere. The selection definitely lends itself to a fantastic night out on the town with you and your favorite fur baby. Photo by @hopsandcraft

Is your downtown business pet-friendly and not on this list? Please let us know so that we can include it.