The Best Dog-Friendly Businesses in Nashville, TN

Dog owners may not always get the red carpet in Nashville, but they can change all that once they know where to go.

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The Best Dog-Friendly Businesses in Nashville, TN

Posted by Gary Ashton RE/MAX on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at 10:47am.

Where to Go in Nashville with My Dog

Some owners like to take their dogs out with them because their pups need stimulation and exercise. Some do it because they know how much their dog appreciates the attention and consideration. No matter the reason a person wants to frequent the dog-friendly businesses in Nashville, TN, it's an exceptionally smart way to include everyone in the family.

A standard-issue walk is great for both owners and the dogs, but it's not always easy to spend time apart once the owner wants to go somewhere other than the park and back. Here are just a few of the many dog-friendly establishments for everyone to enjoy.

Frothy Monkey

The Frothy Monkey welcomes patrons and their pups to enjoy a cup of joe and a bowl of water out on the patio. Who doesn't want to while away a few hours at their local coffee shop with their dog (and maybe the latest thriller)? Just don't be surprised if the staff makes a big to-do when the dog walks through the door though! The business also has snacks and sandwiches for anyone who gets a little hungry halfway through their morning.

Here are just a few choices off the menu:

  • Omelets
  • Parfaits
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Black Bean Burgers
  • Baked Brie

Castrillo's Pizza (Inglewood)

Dog owners who want to enjoy an informal pizza in the courtyard can head to Castrillo's Pizza for a slice (or five). The Inglewood location of this local favorite is known for its customer service. Their ability to turn strangers into regulars is legendary and perfect for anyone who wants a little extra attention for the night. The best part is that the staff won't blink an eye if an owner decides to share part of their pie with their loyal pup.

The Slider House

While coffee shops and pizza joints can be good times, The Slider House has everything from outdoor seating downstairs to live music upstairs, perfect for dog owners who want to go somewhere a little more happening. And while dog owners may not be taking their dogs to the indoor concert, they're more than welcome to enjoy a few burgers and beers on the patio. Dogs are a great way to break the ice with strangers and meet future best friends. On a Friday or Saturday night, stopping by with an instant conversation starter can be exactly what newcomers need to get their feet wet in this tremendous city.

Ole Smoky Distillery

Ole Smoky Distillery is best known for its fun and affordable moonshine tastings, but it's also known (in certain circles) as a dog-friendly establishment in Nashville, TN. Patrons will find plenty of seating outdoors, including couches and high tops, for them and their dogs. Try a moonshine pickle if the mood strikes, but keep an eye on the canine friend below to make sure they're not trying to do the same thing. The Ole Smoky Distillery is also located near an outdoor seating area where dog owners can enjoy some live music next to their furry pal.


answer. is a hip Nashville spot that brings visitors some fascinating flavors. It changes its selections every season to keep patrons coming back. From halibut to bucatini, the menu is designed to help people branch out in order to find their new favorites dishes. The outdoor porch is perfect for dog owners to come and enjoy a plate while they score some quality time with their pet.

Dogs can truly be excellent companions, whether owners are in a group or alone. There's no need to leave a dog at home by themselves when so many businesses in Nashville, TN are happy to keep dogs company on every night of the week.


Gary Ashton

The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

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