Grab your favorite pair of shades for some much-needed terrace time. We’ve rounded up 18 outdoor patios where you can eat, drink, people-watch, and sunbathe, including some work-friendly + pet-friendly options.
Rosemary & Beauty Queen, 1102 Forrest Ave.
Dance under the disco ball on the outdoor patio or opt for a drink on the upper deck while sitting on bar swing seating.
Love & Exile, 715 Main St.
Bring your friends (or your pups) for happy hour in the courtyard from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday-Friday. The covered booths offer some shade on those particularly sunny days.
Nectar: Urban Cantina, 206 McGavock Pk. (southeast)
It’s like sitting in your own backyard at this Donelson cantina. Come for the yard games and live music and stay for the delicious bites like sweet fire Brussels sprouts, churros, and Yazoo beer-braised brisket tacos.
Crow’s Nest, 2221 Bandywood Dr. (southwest)
This two-story sports bar in Green Hills offers an upstairs deck and patio. Don’t worry, there are TVs outside to watch the big game.
Urban Grub, 2506 12th Ave. S. (southwest)
Cozy up by the outdoor fireplace on cool summer evenings and grab a drink from the indoor-outdoor bar in the beer garden.
Downtown + The Gulch
Church & Union, 201 4th Ave. N.
If you’re looking for a casual yet refined dining experience in the middle of the hustle and bustle, take a seat outside and try the CU Poke Bowl.
Saint Añejo, 1120 McGavock St.
Convertible windows open the entire space to McGavock Street and the elevated patio shares the indoor-outdoor bar.
Husk, 37 Rutledge St.
This upscale dining experience in a historic downtown mansion offers regional ingredients cooked on an ember-fired grill. The intimate patio is situated off the bar next to the restaurant’s gardens.
Luogo, 211 12th Ave S.
Enjoy the restaurant’s wisteria installation by Oasis Design Studio — walk-ins are encouraged for patio dining and seated on a first come, first served basis.
Otto’s Bar, 4210 Charlotte Ave.
This former auto shop turned cocktail and taco hotspot boasts a covered patio filled with picnic tables, barstool seating, and lots of lush greenery.
Bringle’s Smoking Oasis, 4901 Centennial Blvd.
This year-round patio boats a huge turf lawn, cornhole + big screens.
Streetcar Taps & Garden, 4916 Charlotte Pk.
Take your pup and eat under the string lights at the outdoor patio’s picnic tables. Fun Fact: The restaurant operates out of what was once West Nashville’s first grocery.
Butchertown Hall, 1416 4th Ave. N.
Head out to the patio and relax under the shade of the umbrellas for happy hour (3-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday + 4-6 p.m., Sunday).
Minerva Avenue, 1002 Buchanan St.
This craft cocktail lounge with a speakeasy vibe located in the heart of the Buchanan Arts District features private outdoor patio cabanas and hip-hop, R&B + Top 40 tunes.
Sonny’s Patio Pub and Refuge, 1322 6th Ave. N.
Order a flatbread and choose between three options of “Flowing Flights” before settling in on the patio for bar games — plus, BYOP (bring your pup).
More the merrier locations
TailGate Brewery, Multiple locations
The taprooms offer Wi-Fi and outlets for working lunches + we recommend grabbing a bite from the Germantown location when the Sounds are playing.
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Multiple locations
Martin’s takes its downtown beer garden seriously with tons of seating, games, and a live music stage. Plus, the Midtown location offers a patio with an outdoor bar.
Looking for more? Head over to OpenTable for all outdoor seating options in Music City.