Pet Friendly Nashville, TN – A City Guide

Welcome to the purrfect blend of Southern charm and vibrant city life: Nashville, Tennessee. This pawpular destination is not just known for its rich music history and lively honky-tonk vibes, it’s also a pet-friendly paradise. Whether you’re a craft beer aficionado looking to lap up some local brews, a foodie seeking to dig into the city’s renowned restaurants, or a nature lover ready for some leash-free frolic in the parks, Nashville is the place to be. With its ample array of pet-friendly hotels, your furry friend can experience the excitement of Music City right by your side. So, pack your bags, grab the leash, and get ready to discover how Nashville hits all the right notes for a pawsitively unforgettable getaway.

Pet Friendly Hotels in Nashville, TN

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Virgin Hotels Nashville

Nashville, TN

If music is your jam, Virgin Hotel Nashville is your choice. The hotel is set within historic Music Row and includes a rooftop pool and 3 eateries.

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Germantown Inn

Nashville, TN

If finding the best chow in town is your goal, Germantown is the spot to stay. This 10-room boutique hotel is located in an 1860’s historic building.

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Thompson Nashville

Nashville, TN

The chic Thompson takes up residence in The Gulch. Dine-in at upscale Marsh House or kick back at the popular rooftop bar that often draws a crowd.

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The Hermitage Hotel

Nashville, TN

Guests are treated like top dogs at this historic downtown hotel. Splurging on the 5-star digs means you're a 10-15 minute walk to many top sights.

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1 Hotel Nashville

Nashville, TN

The newest luxury hotel in downtown Nashville, 1 Hotel prides itself on sustainability and pet-friendliness.

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W Nashville

Nashville, TN

The W Nashville takes its cues from its creative and musically-rooted surroundings while standing tall in the popular urban epicenter, The Gulch.

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Fairlane Hotel Nashville, by Oliver

Nashville, TN

Effortlessly chic with throwback mid-century cues, this downtown boutique offers style and convenience. Dine at the indoor/outdoor eatery, Ellington's.

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The Joseph Nashville

Nashville, TN

An art- and food-forward hotel on the edge of SoBro, The Joseph offers the complete experience with multiple eateries, a rooftop bar, pool and spa.

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Bobby Hotel

Nashville, TN

With an eclectic, artsy vibe, The Bobby is a standout in the sea of mainstream hotel brands in downtown Nashville. Not to miss: the nostalgic rooftop scene.

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Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Nashville, TN

Loews Vanderbilt's is the cat's meow when it comes to all-around pet friendliness, as well as the convenience to Vanderbilt University.

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The Bankers Alley Hotel

Nashville, TN

The Bankers Alley is an art-filled, boutique hotel with fun vintage-style decor complete with a fitness center, restaurant, and contemporary art gallery

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Hilton Nashville Downtown

Nashville, TN

Guests know what to expect from the Hilton brand, plus this hotel is only a stick's throw away from Bridgestone Arena and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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JW Marriott Nashville

Nashville, TN

This luxury hotel is configured well for high-profile and high-end guests with a rooftop pool, spa, steakhouse and bar with city views.

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Kimpton Aertson Hotel

Nashville, TN

Part of a large mixed-use development, the hotel delivers classic Kimpton eclectic vibes while still being comfortable for a mainstream traveler.

Best Pet Friendly Restaurants in Nashville, TN

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Yee-Haw Brewing Co. & Ole Smokey Distillery

Nashville, TN

Beer & moonshine tastings, tacos, hot dogs, live music and lawn games - this place is a Nashville party.

Bar Food, Brewery, Comfort Food, Craft Beer Bar, Distillery, Mexican
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Barcelona Wine Bar

Nashville, TN

A furbulous wine selection, authentic Spanish tapas and a vibrant yet intimate patio setting make this one of our favorite stops in Nashville.

Mediterranean, Small Plates, Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Von Elrod's Beer Hall & Kitchen

Nashville, TN

It's a dog friendly beer garden party here with good vibes, frosty brews and tasty comfort food.

American, Southern
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Peg Leg Porker BBQ

Nashville, TN

Award-winning family-owned mecca of smoked pork

American, Barbecue, Comfort Food, Southern
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The Optimist

Nashville, TN

Fresh fish, great wine and well-crafted cocktails by restauranteur Ford Fry

New American, Raw Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Marsh House

Nashville, TN

Sustainable seafood dishes and a solid wine list make this a favorite spot in the Gulch for dinner or brunch.  

New American, Raw Bar, Seafood, Southern, Wine Bar
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Nashville, TN

A cocktail bar that has regular dog paw-ties, pet meet-ups, and yappy hours makes this a must-visit for pawsome pet parents

Cocktail Bar
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Nashville, TN

Tasty Tex-Mex with a spacious dog friendly patio in the heart of the Gulch

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Edley's Bar-B-Que

Nashville, TN

Family-owned award-winning barbecue joint with multiple locations and a large patio with pawsome pet friendly vibes

American, Barbecue, Southern
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Jackalope Brewing Company

Nashville, TN

Hip and friendly brewery and taproom in the artsy Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood

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Monday Night Preservation Co.

Nashville, TN

Hip waterfront taproom housed in a renovated industrial space in Germantown

Brewery, Craft Beer Bar, Small Plates
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New Heights Brewing Company

Nashville, TN

Off the beaten bath award-winning brewery with local vibes and beer tasting flights

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Waldo's Chicken & Beer

Nashville, TN

A fried chicken go to featuring southern hospitality and a covered pet friendly patio

American, Comfort Food, Southern
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TailGate Brewery - Germantown

Nashville, TN

This Germantown outpost of the popular brewery offers craft pizzas, an extensive beer collection and the first craft seltzery in the area

American, Comfort Food, Pizza, Southern
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Urban Grub

Nashville, TN

Fresh seafood, smoked and grilled meats with a touch of Southern flavor featuring an ample pet friendly patio with firepits and a beer garden

American, Cocktail Bar, Seafood, Southern, Steakhouse

Dog Friendly Places & Activities in Nashville, TN

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Centennial Dog Park

Nashville, TN

A trip with your pup to Nashville's West End isn't complete without a stop at Centennial Dog Park

Categories: Dog Parks & Dog Runs, National, State and Local Parks
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Music City Brew Hop

Nashville, TN

Explore Nashville's beer scene via a hop-on, hop-off vintage trolley brewery tour!

Categories: Dog Friendly Tours & Sightseeing
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Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway

Nashville, TN

A vast park in the East Nashville area that includes 10 miles of paved paths, 7 miles of unpaved hiking trails, sports fields and more

Categories: Dog Friendly Trails, National, State and Local Parks
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Fair Park Dog Park

Nashville, TN

Well-maintained dog park with turf and agility course near the Nashville Soccer Club stadium

Categories: Dog Parks & Dog Runs

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