Picture this: You’ve made it through the vacation planning process. You’re so excited for the adventure that awaits. You hop on the plane en route to your destination. Suddenly, your excitement is interrupted by a sobering thought: Your dog is waiting at the boarding kennel wondering when you’ll come back for him! Luckily, you’ll never have to suffer through the heartbreak of leaving your best friend behind when you vacation to Nashville, Tennessee. Below, we’ve listed just a few of the most wag-worthy places to enjoy with Fido! If you like these pet-friendly Nashville spots, be sure to consult our complimentary Travel Guide for more local suggestions.
Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Pet-Friendly Nashville Spots
Bone Appetit: Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Nashville
Urban Grub Chef Edgar Pendley boasts a diverse dinner menu with something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for something Southwestern like enchiladas or a country classic like shrimp and grits, you’ll find your favorite here. This is the place to be for meat lovers; the in-house curing room allows for the freshest of pork, goat, lamb, beef, and more. Dogs are allowed in both the indoor and outdoor bar areas. Your pup will be treated like royalty here with a bowl of fresh water and a selection of chef-made treats!
Fat Bottom Brewing
If you and your pup want to take advantage of some nice Nashville weather, head to Fat Bottom Brewing (just one of many Nashville breweries). This spot boasts a large back patio perfect for leashed pets. After enjoying a brew or two beside your best friend, you can even play a round of cornhole! If hunger strikes, there are plenty of pretty plates to choose from on the menu.
The Southern Steak and Oyster
A city-view patio and a menu full of Tennessee delicacies define The Southern Steak and Oyster. You and your furry friend will feel right at home under the breeze of patio ceiling fans as you take in views of Music City. Be sure to try the Hillbilly Wrap, South of the Border Tacos, or South of Somewhere T-Bone. Don’t forget a bowl of water for Fido!
A popular spot for dogs and their humans is Double Dogs in downtown Nashville. Venture to the small outdoor patio here and prepare to meet other dedicated owners with their fur babies in tow (you’ll want to make sure Fido is friendly to other dogs). Nosh on bar favorites like chicken wings, pizza, and Black Angus burgers, while your pooch enjoys a bowl of water and complimentary treat.
Two Paws Up: Nashville Attractions for You and Your Dog
Go for an Urban Walk
The best way to find the best dog-friendly Nashville spots is to simply wander the city streets with your furry friend! There are countless boutique pet shops, urban green spaces, and fun events scattered throughout Music City that you and your pet will both love. If your pup wants to pick out a souvenir (or if you just need some poop bags), stop by Spot’s Pet Supply and Dog Wash or Mutts and Meows. Want to attend an event? Check out Live on the Green or Wags ‘N Waves.
Visit White’s Mercantile
While there are many dog-friendly Nashville boutiques to discover, White’s Mercantile is one of the most well-known. You’ll find all manner of dog leashes, collars, treats, and toys here in addition to a wonderful selection of human gift items. Your pup is encouraged to enter this general store-style shop and enjoy the experience with you! The friendly staff may even offer up a complimentary treat (or two).
Romp at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
We’d be remiss if we didn’t recommend a trip to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. This popular Nashville attraction is an urban green space, event venue, and historical attraction all in one. If you get tired of walking around this expansive park with your pooch, the Nashville Farmers Market can be found right next door (another fun place to bring your pet!).
Get Away from the City and Onto a Trail
Music City is known mostly for its urban splendor, famous recording studios, and bustling honky-tonks, so people often overlook the incredible nature that surrounds. Don’t miss out on it—your pet will thank you! Escape the city for a few hours when you explore The Trails at Fontanel or Stones River Greenway. Both of these trail systems offer a nearby respite to the hustle and bustle of Nashville’s city streets.
Perhaps the most important part of any pet-friendly vacation is lodging. Fortunately, you don’t even need to worry about a cramped, cold hotel room! Playlist Properties offers a fabulous selection of Fido-approved vacation rentals. Our luxurious condos are located in all of Nashville’s trendiest, most pet-friendly neighborhoods, so you and your furry friend will always be close to the action. Enjoy bright natural light, private, fenced backyards (in select properties), premium amenities, and plenty of open space to roam and relax when you book one of our pet-friendly rentals. After all, your pet is family. They deserve a luxurious stay right by your side in the heart of Nashville!
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