Pet-Friendly Places in Nashville

Our hometown of Nashville is widely known for how friendly it is to tourists and new residents. This hospitality also extends to pets too. Our dogs and cats are part of our families, so it makes sense to be just as welcoming to them as their owners. As the first choice for a veterinary clinic in East Nashville, 5 Points Animal Hospital knows the best places you can bring your dog along to join in on all the fun you have in Nashville. We would like to share with you some of our favorite dog-friendly restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and trails.


sad and lonely dog sitting in carOne of the most important reasons why we chose to open a clinic in East Nashville is how much this part of the city loves dogs. You will find every type of cuisine in our neighborhood, and many of the restaurants welcome leashed dogs. Dog-friendly restaurants on the Eastside include Eastland Café, Pomodoro East, Calypso Café, Drifters, Batter’d and Fried, Rumours East, Two Ten Jack, and Pied Piper Creamery.

If you do not live in East Nashville, you can find more eateries in other areas of the city where you can bring your pet such as Urban Grub, The Slider House, The Southern, Puckett’s Downtown, Mellow Mushroom, Coco’s Italian Market, and the Red Bicycle. For a complete list of all 190 dog-friendly restaurants in Music City, check out Bring Fido.


When you need a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, you do not need to leave your dog at home alone in Nashville. Some of our favorite coffee shops, include Bongo Java, Portland Brew, the Frothy Monkey, Sam & Zoe’s Coffeehouse, Fido, and The Jam Coffee House, allow pet owners to bring their dogs with them. You can also bring your pet with you to any Starbucks with outdoor seating.

If you are thirsty for something a bit stronger, Nashville is known for its nightlife. There are many bars that let your dog hang out alongside while you have a cocktail. Some of the most dog-friendly bars across Music City include Honky Tonk Central, M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers, Tailgate Brewery, Fat Bottom Brewing Co., Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen, Beyond the Edge, Bar Louie, Two Bits, Village Pub and Beer Garden, Tin Roof, and the Red Door Saloon.


Your dog needs exercise to stay healthy and happy, and Nashville is fortunate to have a few dog parks where you can let your pet run off-leash and play with other dogs. Our personal favorite is Shelby Dog Park here in East Nashville, and you can also visit dog parks at other Metro Parks including Centennial, Edwin Warner, Two Rivers, and Riverfront.

If you have a Labrador Retriever, Border Collie, Siberian Husky, or a breed of dog who loves to hike, you are in luck as Nashville offers scenic and dog-friendly trails at the Shelby Bottom Greenway, The Trails at Fontanel, Richland Creek Greenway, Radnor Lake State Park, and Stones River Greenway.

Want to know more about the many pet-friendly places here in Nashville? Contact us today at 5 Points Animal Hospital to find out more information. We are located in the heart of East Nashville, we are here for all of your veterinary needs!

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