For the Pets
Mewsic Kitty Café
2519 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211 615-891-2993
You can book online or walk-in. $12 per hour, or $7 per half hour. Monthly memberships are available for $40.
2416 Music Valley Drive, Suite 114, Nashville, TN 37214 615-982-6185
$12 per hour. Besides kitty time, you can also book yoga nights, trivia, bingo, and many more experiences.
2500 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Located on a hill on the backside of Centennial Park, there are 2 gated areas for small and for large dogs. There are some trees for shade in the large dog park. Lots of parking available.
Fair Park Dog Park
Bransford Avenue/near Nashville Fairgrounds
This dog park, too, has an area for small and large dogs.
Shelby Dog Park
Shelby Avenue & 20th Street
No separate area for small dogs.
Two Rivers Dog Park
3150 McGavock Pk
No separate area for small dogs. Lots of free parking. Paved paths available.
Downtown Dog Park
Has an eco-friendly artificial turf. No separation of large and small dogs.
Gulch Dog Park
1216 Pine Street
This park also has a separate area for small and large dogs. There are murals around to get some Instagram photos with your pup. One hour parking is available.
Edwin Warner Dog Park
50 Vaughn Road
The field is pretty open, so not a lot of shade.
1807 21st Avenue S., Nashville, TN 37212 615-292-8110
4017 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209 615-777-8500
Chicken wings, salads, burgers, and hot dogs; this place has something for everyone. It especially has a patio that you can bring your pooch to.
1812 21st Avenue S., Nashville, TN 37212 615-777-3436
This café features exposed brick walls, local art on the walls, and study tables. This is the perfect place to grab a cup of java and study or do business. They also have a pet-friendly patio. They have good food, local beers, wine, and a full coffee bar featuring organic beans.
Peg Leg Porker
903 Gleaves Street, Nashville, TN 37203 615-829-6023
Monday – Tuesday 11am – 9pm; Wednesday - Saturday 11am – 10pm
Peg Leg Porker opened their doors in 2013 by owners Carey and Delaniah Bringle. (Funny, I had a heart attack in 2013…coincidence?) This family owned and operated establishment and pit-master have won numerous awards for their barbecue.
I have to say that my litmus test for barbecue is ribs. If a place has good ribs, then I know everything will be good. I hate when you go places, and the ribs are super fatty. These pork ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious. And the bark is wonderful. The sides are made from scratch and terrific. I highly recommend getting the dry rub ribs and adding the sauce at the table. The dry rub is quite flavorful, and I am partial to the spicy sauce. They also offer a lunch special Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm: a barbecue sandwich, a side, and a drink for $8.90. There may be a line, but it goes quickly. Order your food first, then, by the time you get your drink, they are calling your name to pick up your food. They also have patio-seating.
2706 12th Avenue S., Nashville, TN 37204 615-953-2951
4500 Murphy Road, Nashville, TN 37209 615-942-7499
908 Main Street, Nashville, TN 37206 615-873-4085
Edley’s has multiple locations around Nashville. The ribs are good, but only served for dinner. The white sauce is something to try. They have a dog-friendly patio. They offer a delicious Bushwacker frozen drink and local craft beers.
7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209 615-861-9842
The taproom has a constantly rotating beer list, as well as wine, liquor, and non-alcoholic options. They offer delicious gourmet pizzas, loaded waffle fries, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. There is a covered barn as well as picnic tables outside for you and your furry friends to enjoy. I recommend the Peanut Butter Stout.