When it comes to pet friendly outing options, Nashville has more dog friendly restaurants, bars, parks, events, and hotels than you can shake a stick at. Every park in the Nashville metro area welcomes leashed pets and there are also many off-leash parks to choose from, including Centennial Park in downtown Nashville which features a spacious, enclosed dog park with a separate areas for smaller and larger dogs. Nashville also hosts festivals and events to celebrate our four-legged friends, two in the fall with Barktoberfest and the Halloween Pooch Parade and one in the spring with DogFest Nashville. Most dog friendly patios in Nashville require that your pet be on a 6-foot (or less), non-retractable leash, they stay in the outdoor dining areas of restaurants, and they remain under the control and supervision of their owner at all times. On your next lunch date in Nashville with your pet, check out these five dog friendly patio options that offer more than just a seat at the table to your canine companion.
Von Elrod's Beer Hall and Kitchen is a sprawling, Oktoberfest inspired beer garden and restaurant in downtown Nashville with dog parks a short stroll in every direction. Von Elrod's features a sprawling, covered, dog friendly patio with an open-air beer garden and serves a range of world class beers on tap, specialty mimosas, housemade sausages, and smoked meats.
Located in the heart of Music City, Fifth + Broadway is a huge shopping mall with restaurants, shops, office spaces, a museum, and residential units. Several popular local eateries at Fifth + Broadway offer dog friendly patios including Slim
& Husky's, Hattie B's, Shake Shack, Jeni's Ice Cream, and Elixir.
With two locations on 21st Avenue South and Charlotte Avenue, Double Dogs is a high energy, full service restaurant and sports bar with a dog friendly patio and over 25 high definition TVs that serves beer, wings, other American-style favorites and dog-themed menu items.
Anzi Blue is a hip cafe in the Hillsboro Village neighborhood just southwest of downtown that offers special CBD-infused treats and cool bowls of water to help your pooch relax on its dog friendly patio. Anzi Blue often hosts special events and serves coffee, cocktails, CBD, and an all-day brunch menu.
SandBar Nashville, in the Midtown neighborhood close to Centennial Park, is a popular local watering hole with on-site regulation volleyball courts and a dog friendly patio. Although food is not served here, guest are welcome to bring their own or have food delivered. No outside drinks are allowed. SandBar does serve birthday cake and cupcakes, however, when you book a party for you or your dog with dog-friendly cake options and "pupcakes" available for you pooch and their friends.