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Craft Beer and Casual Eats: Nashville’s Patio Scene for the Beer Enthusiast

Updated: Apr 18

Nashville's not just about the music – it's a haven for beer lovers too! If you're a craft beer enthusiast looking to enjoy the city's vibrant scene, there’s no better way than sitting back on a laid-back patio with a cold one in hand. We've rounded up the best spots in Nashville that combine an extensive selection of craft beers with the most delicious casual eats, all served up in the coolest outdoor settings. Ready to explore? Let’s dive in!

1. Bearded Iris Brewing

  • Location: Germantown

  • Vibe: Industrial-chic meets garden party

  • Why You’ll Love It: Known for their innovative and flavorful craft beers, Bearded Iris Brewing offers a cozy outdoor patio that feels like a secret garden in the heart of the city. Pair their Homestyle IPA with some gourmet food truck fare for a perfect evening.

  • Link: Bearded Iris Brewing

2. The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

  • Location: East Nashville

  • Vibe: Casual and family-friendly

  • Why You’ll Love It: With an extensive beer garden, The Pharmacy not only serves up some of Nashville’s best burgers but also boasts a vast selection of local and international craft beers. The outdoor seating area is spacious and perfect for enjoying a sunny day.

  • Link: The Pharmacy

3. TailGate Brewery

  • Location: Multiple locations including West Nashville, East Nashville, and Music Row

  • Vibe: Lively and artsy

  • Why You’ll Love It: TailGate Brewery is all about creativity, both in their beer and their spaces. Each location has a unique patio vibe, from rooftop views to mural-adorned beer gardens. Their Peanut Butter Milk Stout is a must-try!

  • Link: TailGate Brewery

4. Von Elrod's Beer Hall & Kitchen

  • Location: Germantown, near First Horizon Park

  • Vibe: German beer hall meets Nashville cool

  • Why You’ll Love It: With a massive outdoor beer garden, Von Elrod's offers an expansive selection of draft and bottled beers alongside hand-cranked sausages, pretzels, and beer cheese. It's the perfect spot to catch up with friends before a Nashville Sounds game.

  • Link: Von Elrod's

5. Smith & Lentz Brewing

  • Location: East Nashville

  • Vibe: Industrial and laid-back

  • Why You’ll Love It: Smith & Lentz Brewing takes their beer seriously but creates an environment that's anything but. Their patio is a relaxed space where you can enjoy their rotating selection of craft beers. Don't miss their pizza nights!

  • Link: Smith & Lentz

6. Southern Grist Brewing Co.

  • Location: East Nashville and Nations

  • Vibe: Modern and innovative

  • Why You’ll Love It: Southern Grist specializes in unique and experimental brews, making it a must-visit for those looking to try something new. Their patios are the perfect place to sample their latest creations alongside a curated menu of snacks.

  • Link: Southern Grist

7. Fait La Force Brewery

  • Location: Edgehill

  • Vibe: Artisanal and cozy

  • Why You’ll Love It: Fait La Force is a newcomer on the Nashville scene but has quickly made a name for itself with its artisanal approach to brewing. Their cozy patio is adorned with string lights and rustic wooden furniture, creating an inviting atmosphere for all who visit. Fait La Force prides itself on a selection of craft beers that are both traditional and innovative, ensuring there's something for every palate. Their small-batch brews are perfectly complemented by a menu of artisanal snacks, making it an ideal spot for a laid-back afternoon or a relaxing evening under the stars.

  • Link: Fait La Force Brewery

8. Jackalope Brewing Company

  • Location: The Gulch

  • Vibe: Quirky and inviting

  • Why You’ll Love It: Jackalope's patio is a quirky space where you can sip on their craft brews like the legendary Thunder Ann APA. They frequently host food trucks, making it easy to find a tasty bite to complement your beer.

  • Link: Jackalope Brewing

9. New Heights Brewing Company

  • Location: Nolensville Pike

  • Vibe: Industrial with a touch of rustic charm

  • Why You’ll Love It: New Heights Brewing offers a laid-back patio where you can unwind with a cold beer in hand. Their Navel Gazer Stout is a local favorite, especially when enjoyed outside on a cool evening.

  • Link: New Heights Brewing

10. Tennessee Brew Works

  • Location: Downtown near SoBro

  • Vibe: Urban farm-to-table

  • Why You’ll Love It: Tennessee Brew Works pairs their finely crafted beers with a menu focused on local ingredients. Their multi-level patio offers great views of the downtown skyline, making it a picturesque spot for an afternoon drink.

  • Link: Tennessee Brew Works

Nashville's patio scene offers something for every beer enthusiast. From hidden gardens to rooftop views, these spots prove that great beer tastes even better when enjoyed outdoors.  As you plan your Nashville adventure, consider booking your stay with us to ensure you're right in the heart of where it all happens. Immerse yourself fully in the laid-back, convivial atmosphere that Nashville is renowned for. Cheers to embarking on a flavorful journey through Nashville’s best patios for craft beer and casual eats—book your stay now to get started!


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