Patios for outdoor dining around Nashville, TN

A lush beer garden is a patio in our book. | Photo by @martinsbbq

Hey, Nashville. It’s officially springtime and you know what springs to mind? Taking our lunch outside on the patio. 🌞

Grab your favorite pair of shades for some much-needed terrace time. We’ve rounded up nine outdoor patios where you can eat, drink, people-watch, and sunbathe, including some work-friendly + pet-friendly options.

Love & Exile, 715 Main St.
Bring your friends (or your pups) for happy hour in the courtyard from 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. The covered booths offer some shade on those particularly sunny days.

Nectar: Urban Cantina, 206 McGavock Pk.
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 brussel sprouts, churros, and Yazoo beer-braised brisket tacos.

Peachtree Grill, 329 Peachtree St.
Enjoy lunch or dinner at a picnic table in the shade or opt for the enclosed cooled patio. Planning a summer soiree? Peachtree can accommodate private parties from 10 to 100 guests.

Church & Union, 201 4th Ave. N.
Spring cocktails are best enjoyed in the sun. Don’t miss Church & Union’s new offerings: Take Your Thyme (apple cinnamon vodka, thyme, and ginger beer) and Blackberry Rye (rye whiskey, blackberry, honey, and chocolate walnut bitters).

Pearl Diver, 1008 Gallatin Ave.
This cozy neighborhood cocktail bar is all about tropical vibes. Pro tip: Gather your friends for a photo booth session.

TailGate Brewery, Multiple locations
Share a pizza or loaded fries with friends. Pro tip: West Nashville, Music Row, and East Nashville taprooms offer WiFi and outlets for working lunches.

Crow’s Nest, 2221 Bandywood Dr.
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.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, 410 4th Ave. S.
Martin’s takes its beer garden seriously with tons of seating, games, and a live music stage.

Bringle’s Smoking Oasis, 4901 Centennial Blvd.
This year-round patio boats a huge turf lawn, cornhole + big screens.

Looking for more? Head over to OpenTable for all outdoor seating options in Music City.