Nashvillians know that the weather in this fair city is definitely hit or miss. By mid-summer, the sweltering heat has everyone running for a cold drink in the air conditioning. But if you catch Nashville in the Spring, Fall, or unseasonably pleasant Winter or Summer evenings, dining outdoors is absolute perfection. That’s why so many popular restaurants and bars have expanded outdoor space to accommodate more people. If you're looking for a gorgeous courtyard to enjoy while you sip on wine, Park Cafe has you covered. Or maybe a good beer on a laid-back porch is your thing? If so, try Edley's Bar-B-Que. Of course, no list of Nashville patios would be complete without mentioning Jackson's Bar and Bistro. The bistro's large patio is poised for incredible people-watching in Hillsboro village, and it's dog-friendly, too. Now that's a patio!
You can get an incredible meal with perfect drink pairings in any Nashville neighborhood. But the perfect dinner outside? It takes a special touch and a unique location to create an atmosphere that has patrons begging for a seat in the open air. From romantic twinkle lights, to outdoor gardens, to seats poised perfectly to watch passersby, these are some of Nashville’s greatest outdoor dining destinations.