Nearly Native Explores: 10 Places to Embrace Patio Season

Warmer temperatures are finally here in Middle Tennessee and you better believe we’re itching to kick back in the sunshine at many of Nashville’s fine establishments. As our fine city continues to flourish, we’ve got more options that ever before for patio indulgences, from restaurant dining to frozen cocktails. As you shed your winter layers for sunglasses and a suntan, try these 10 places to embrace our favorite season: Patio Season.

  • Adele’s – This American-style eatery has an airy indoor/outdoor space that’s perfect for the patio-goer who lives for fresh air but not for too much sun. With expansive garage doors, you can feel the breeze from the bar to the brick walls of the covered patio. A perfect place to grab a nice dinner with a glimpse of the outdoors.
  • Acme Feed & Seed – Where tourists and locals often blend together, this multi-floor downtown conglomerate is perfect for a rowdy rooftop dance party or day drinking with a view. While you may have to brave long lines at peak times, it’s hard to beat drinks with a view of downtown and the Cumberland River.
  • L.A. Jackson – New to the Nashville rooftop scene, this trendy bar embraces everything chic and boutique as the crown jewel atop the Thompson Hotel. But don’t let it’s locale fool you, this is no average “hotel bar”. It has an identity all its own and is totally dreamy at twilight.
  • The Pharmacy – It doesn’t get much better than burgers and beer under twinkling patio lights, especially if you’re at this East Nashville restaurant. Known for it’s hand-crafted burgers and welcoming beer garden, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is getting a table on a nice night – it can get busy, but it’s worth it!
  • Pinewood Social – Frozen cocktails, patio games, and a fancy little swimming pool are the name of this SoBro restaurant’s game. Sunbathe on the plethora of patio furniture, dip your toes in the pool, or try your hand at bocce ball – you’ve got options at this popular patio.
  • Rebar – A patio that’s withstood the test of time and competition, this Midtown spot has expanded it’s bar and added a variety of musical features to keep patrons coming back for more. A place to people-watch and shake your booty, you can easily transition from day to night drinking here.
  • Treehouse – The name speaks for itself here as this East Nashville restaurant literally has a treehouse on its patio. While the treehouse itself is open for larger party reservations, you also have the option to kick back at this little throwback to childhood on their wooden fort-like porch with delicious shared plates.
  • The Hop Yard at Fat Bottom – This shiny new space from the Nashville staple, Fat Bottom, features a spacious patio with games and a stage, plus a private event space for parties. If sipping on local brews in the sunlight sounds like your bag, then this spot in The Nations is perfect for you.
  • Urban Cowboy Public House – Escape the hustle of the everyday in this urban oasis that transports you a public house that seems plopped right in the middle of the desert. Decked out with rustic chic decor and outdoor fire pits, you can catch a glimpse of the stars over stiff drinks and yummy small bites. This East Nashville haven is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the company of others.
  • Virago – Sushi with a skyline view doesn’t sound to shabby, does it? Not only can you dine with the evening sky as your backdrop, this trendy Gulch spot introduced a rooftop brunch last year that’s only available during the warm months of the year. Although the ocean may be miles away, sushi at Virago doesn’t suffer and its even better with a warm breeze on the patio.


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