Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Patios in Memphis!


Flat Coated Retriever on patioDoes everyone else enjoy patio weather as much as I do? When the weather starts getting warmer, spending time with friends and family on the best patios in town is one of my favorite things to do. In my opinion, the only thing that makes a patio with a great view, delicious food, and cold beer even better is one to which I can bring my dogs along to hang out and people watch with me!

I have compiled my personal favorite dog-friendly patios in the Memphis area, but I know that this list is not all-encompassing. Let me know which patios you love to bring your dogs to in the comment section below.

The Flying Saucer, Cordova

Flying Saucer Cordova - Plate of NachosWhat, Cordova? I know, I know…..when most people think about patios in Memphis, they think Midtown. But I live in Lakeland, and I know there are people in Arlington, Cordova, and Bartlett who want to get out of the house on a Saturday afternoon, sit on a patio, and not have to drive 20-40 minutes to get there and then drive back home.

Flying Saucer Cordova - flat coat retriever on patioThe Flying Saucer in Cordova is my most-frequented dog-friendly patio because it’s so close to my home. The Flying Saucer has a huge beer selection, including some local beers. They also have the best nachos in town, in my humble opinion. Plus, they love dogs! Every time I’m there, whether or not my fur babies are there with me, someone has brought a dog out to enjoy the sunshine on the patio.

The Flying Saucer

The Slider Inn, Cooper-Young

Freshly made, mouthwatering food and cold drinks are easy to find here. I like to mix and match any three sliders for $10 when I go, so I get to try everything! The Slider Inn has a great vibe and great food. The patio has picnic tables and a covered area for those of us that sunburn easily. It’s a win for us and for our dogs!

The Slider Inn

The Local Gastropub, Overton Square and Main Street

Isn’t it great when your favorite casual restaurant in town also has a dog-friendly patio? I frequent the Overton Square location, but the downtown location of The Local Gastropub is great as well. Besides having the most delicious food and great beer selection, The Local usually brings out water bowls for my dogs and the servers seem to really enjoy having them on the patio. If you haven’t tried The Local's Duck Quesadilla, let me tell you that you’re missing out on really delicious food.

Local Gastropub

Babalu Tacos and Tapas, Overton Square 

Right across the street from The Local in Overton Square is another very delicious restaurant with a dog-friendly patio. Babalu has a great selection of food, from made-at-your-table guacamole to mouthwatering fish tacos. The patio has a great view and pretty decor. The servers are always very sweet to my dogs when they come in, and my dogs absolutely love it! There’s also a lot to see in this area, and a walk around with your dog after lunch on the patio is fun as well.


Wiseacre Brewing Co., Broad Avenue Arts District

This brewery is located right across the street from Hollywood Feed’s corporate office, distribution center and store location on Broad Avenue. I have to let you know that the taproom is now open Monday through Friday from 4pm-10pm, and Saturday from 1pm-10pm. This is a big deal, because until recently they were only open Thursday-Saturday!

Dogs are always found out on the big wooden patio, and there is usually a food truck parked in the back as well. Wiseacre serves a delicious variety of beers from which to choose, but no food. Hollywood Feed employees and their pups can be found there frequently after a hard day at work!

Wiseacre Brewery

Memphis Made Brewing Company and High Cotton Brewing Co. are also very dog-friendly locations, just so all of you local beer drinkers are aware of all of your awesome options.


Flying Saucer Cordova - flat coat retriever leaving patioWhich is your favorite dog-friendly patio in Memphis, and why?

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