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5 Best Restaurants for Summer Dining in Nashville

July and August offer perfect nights for sitting outside and enjoying the warm weather here in Middle Tennessee. Here are a few Nashville restaurants with large and fun patios for your next dinner out on the town:

1) Kung Fu Saloon

1921 Division Street

Nashville, TN 37203

When you put together a vintage arcade, sports bar and late night dance party you get Midtown’s newest hot spot Kung Fu Saloon! They have 24 beers on tap along with a full bar offering along with food ranging from cheeseburger eggrolls to kimchi cheese tots to cookie dough eggrolls. They’ve got vintage video games galore, but one of the best parts of the restaurant is the outdoor patio that features assorted seating, ping pong and an outdoor bar.

Hours of Operation: 11am – 3am daily

Kitchen hours: 11am – 10pm daily


2) Pinewood Social

33 Peabody Street

Nashville, TN 37210

Pinewood Social features a large and assorted food menu as well as a great selection of cocktails, wines, beers, mocktails, spirits and coffee. You can bowl inside but don’t miss the outside pools and bocce ball on the extensive patios.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7am – 1am, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 1am, Airstream & Pools open 11am – 11pm daily

Call for reservations: 615-751-8111


3) The Pharmacy

731 Mcferrin Avenue

Nashville, TN 37206

Known for their burgers and their beer, the Pharmacy in East Nashville offers a cozy outdoor patio with garden bar and seats for plenty! Get there early or expect an extensive wait, but try any of their burgers or the bratwurst and it will be worth your time.

Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday 11am – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 11pm


4) Virago

1126 McGavock Street

Nashville, TN 37203

Though the Japanese fireside grilling and the sushi are amazing, it’s the rooftop patio that steals the show! There are seats galore and the ambience is so perfect that you may never want to leave.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 5pm – midnight, Sunday 5pm – 10pm

Call for reservations: 615-254-1902



2400 12th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37204

MAFIAoZA’s has been a 12th South staple since 2003, being known for their Two for One Tuesday with all day and night 2 for 1 draft and bottled beers as well as 2 for 1 slices of pizza from 4pm to 9pm and double pours of liquor from 4pm to 10pm. The 12th South location has a great covered patio to enjoy the sights and sounds of the area while the new Franklin location has a rooftop patio adjoining The Factory at Franklin.

Hours of Operation: Monday – closed, Tuesday-Sunday 4pm – 3am

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