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Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge, Nashville, TN

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge

4.5
4.5
89 reviews
$30 and under
American

We are a fun-lover's neighborhood hangout serving up Good Mood Food, Power Packed Drinks and an Action-Packed atmosphere with bar games galore!

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Booked 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 953-7846

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chris Cunningham

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What 89 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Nashville

    Brunch

  • Nashville

    Outdoor Eating

  • Nashville

    Scenic View

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    Brunch

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  1. DT

    DarrellT

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Overall we had a great time and the food was very good. The brisket sandwich was awesome. Three of us ordered the cucumber side salad and we didn't like it at all. My biggest issue is that I like dark beer and they don't have any. Their darkest beer is what I would call medium. That won't stop me from going back though.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded 3 days ago

    Thanks for the feedback, Darrell! Hope to see you again soon!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service! Accommodating and super quick

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded 3 days ago

    Glad to hear it! Thank you!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a reservation for standard seating but got a patio table once we arrived which was a nice surprise as it was a beautiful day. We loved the food and drinks. Music was nice. We will be back!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 11 May 2022

    Thank you! So happy to hear it!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the vibe will be back again great customer service

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 9 May 2022

    Thank you! Happy to hear it!

  5. SW

    SamarraW

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chose this place to start the celebration for my husbands birthday. Absolutely enjoyed ourselves. The Berry Bull Blast was everything.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 11 May 2022

    So happy you had a great time! Our Boozy Red Bull Slushie (Berry Bull Bash) definitely gives you Nashville wings! Hope to see you again soon.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I had a wonderful evening sipping margaritas and listening to the music. This is a great casual venue, sort of like a great neighborhood pub. It’s large enough to move around so if the band is really rocking, you can get away from it, enjoy the music but still carry on a conversation. Corn hole also was a nice diversion. We really enjoyed ourselves.

  7. MK

    McKenzieP

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Sonny's is a great little hidden gem in Germantown. Always great food and the drinks are outstanding!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 18 April 2022

    Thank you so much for the kind words, McKenzie!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot to hangout with friends and you can bring your dog .

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 11 April 2022

    Thanks!

  9. SB

    ShannonB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    They canceled our reservation hours after we booked it, due to a music event. This is the second time that they have canceled a reservation I’ve made with them Bc of an event they were hosting. They need to control their reservations better.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 21 March 2022

    Shannon, we are so sorry! This is definitely not how we like to do things! If you are so inclined - we would love more information on this experience. (Ex . . .How far in advance was the reservation, do you know who contacted you?) Thank you so much!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    The music was so loud and we were right next to the live band. We had to scream to converse with our friends and actually lost our voices. Would go back when there is not live music or when the porch is opened up with warmer weather

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 18 March 2022

    Thank you for the feedback. So sorry your experience was what you had hoped! Looking forward to seeing you again in spring and summer.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Thought I’d try it out. More bar than restaurant. Average bar food at Germantown prices.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 18 March 2022

    Thank you for your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!

  12. S

    Sherry

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved Sonny’s; great atmosphere, great food will visit again soon!!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 10 March 2022

    Thank you very much, Sherry!

  13. DC

    DedraC

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5

    This is one of my favorite places to eat/hang however, Friday night was slammed packed. I waited for 30 minutes for a drink. I couldn't find my regular person so I asked a guy waiter (tall guy, red hair/beard) for my drink/waitress and he acted almost offended. Some of the staff were super rude.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 10 March 2022

    Thank you so much for your feedback, Dedra - and thank you for being such a great patron! So sorry the service was anything less than stellar for you! Thank you for taking time to let us know - without knowing we can't improve! Hoping to see you again soon!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a cute place! Food and service were wonderful.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 9 May 2022

    Thank you for the kind words! Hope to see you again soon!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    It was just ok the dip on the menu is GROSS! The couple next to us even agreed it was cold and nasty ! The glasses had film on them like maybe it should be ran in the dishwasher one more time with just water. I cleaned my glass with a napkin and water from my water cup. We didn’t stay long we had a table right next to the men bathroom which is gross ! Why would you have a table that close to the men restroom so people continue to walk by our table the whole time we were there. I don’t think I will try again . The waitress was super nice !

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 21 February 2022

    Oh my! So sorry for your experience! Hoping you had a chance to share your experience with a manager while you visited. We thank you very much for the feedback and hope you will give us another opportunity to in the future.

  16. T

    Tinkchic2121

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an amazing experience!! We sat outside with a nice firepit and heated furnace. The drinks were amazing!! Had the margarita flight. Also, the food was delicious. Tried the wings (which fell off the bone) and a crab dip. Will definitely visit again when in Tennessee.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 21 February 2022

    Thank you very much! So happy you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon!

  17. HY

    HankY

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1

    The music level was unacceptably, ridiculously loud, so loud the server had to lean in so we could shout at each other. Conversation was next to impossible and less than pleasant. The service was mixed, with our server being very personable and attentive, but things like getting utensils and refills happening only upon request. Food was tasty and served quickly, but some portions were small. Sausage and cheese plate was nicely done. My sandwich and chili were fine, but didn’t really live up to their names on the menu. In other words, if I had been given either blindly and asked what they were, I wouldn’t have called them what the menu does. Parking was easy to find. Bottom line is I really wanted to like this place, but in a town with so many options hitting on all marks I don’t see myself coming back.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 11 February 2022

    Thank you for all of the feedback, HankY! Happy to hear that your service was fast and friendly. Sorry that the atmosphere and food were anything less that stellar! We hope that you will come back and give us another try. Thank you!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service! Fun games! Tasty pretzel bites and wings!!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 3 January 2022

    Thank you so much! So happy you enjoyed!

  19. FC

    FoodieChuck

    Columbus

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Sonny’s is one of those fun places with a big patio with oversized Connect Four and Jenga. It’s bar food with smoked meat as the base. Food was above average bar food and the ambiance was simply fun. A great place to get together with friends.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 3 January 2022

    Thank so much for the feedback, FoodieChuck. Can't wait to have you in again!

  20. JA

    JAD17

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome dining experience!! Great atmosphere. We went for late brunch with a somewhat larger group. Everything was absolutely terrific. Food, drinks, and service were all on point.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 15 December 2021

    Thank you so much, JAD17! Looking forward to serving you again soon.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I booked a reservation through open table, on a Wednesday, at 6:30pm. When my family and I arrived, they were CLOSED!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 26 November 2021

    Oh my!! So sorry to hear this! We tried to do our best to post our hours on Google and Social Media. Sorry this slipped through the cracks! We would love the opportunity to make this right. If you are so inclined . .please reach out to us by message with your first and last name and a brief recap of this issue for reference. Thank you!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Accommodating staff, great atmosphere, great space!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 17 November 2021

    Thank you!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Great waiter

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 5 November 2021

    Thanks! We would love more feedback about your visit. Any details about your food and drink, atmosphere and service that would have knocked your visit out of the park would be great! Thank you!

  24. KH

    KathrynH

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Great place to bring family for an open atmosphere. Food was okay. All the Margaritas in the flight tasted the same. Maybe need some new recipes. Overall we had a good time.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 25 October 2021

    Hi there, Kathryn! Thank you so much for the feedback. We really appreciate it! If you don't mind, we would love more specifics on which margs you had so we can look into it. Any more information you hwould like to add is welcome - it really helps us to self-evaluate. Thank you!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were good, our server made the experience! Would definitely come back.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 25 October 2021

    Thank you so much! Glad to hear it!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They treated us amazingly. Thank you so much! We will be back.

  27. CT

    ChelseaT

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Sonny's is a great spot to hangout with friends. The margarita/beer/mimosa flights are a great value and delicious. We went from brunch on Sunday and got a cute picnic table outside. Its dog friendly so, all the cute pup vibes. I've also gone for dinner and drinks before. They have live music some nights w/ QR codes to request songs & tips the artist. Definitely a favorite spot.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 19 October 2021

    Thank you so much for the kind words, ChelseaT! Hope to see you again soon! Stay tuned for our fun winter menu - lots of things in store!

  28. BN

    BevN

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice vibe. We got drinks and ate at the bar. The food was good &the service was excellent!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 3 October 2021

    Thank you, BevN! Happy to hear it!

  29. L

    Lucas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    First time in Nashville, and found this hidden gem! Atmosphere was perfect for football, food and drinks were delicious and the service was awesome. Next time we’re in town, we will definitely visit again.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 3 October 2021

    Thank you, Lucas! Glad you found us! Where were you visiting from? How did you end up hearing about us? So happy you did and look forward to seeing you again!

  30. NT

    NicoleT

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance and food!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love sonnys!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 25 September 2021

    We love YOU!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went primarily to see Carl Wockner. Great food and fun atmosphere.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 29 December 2021

    Thank you! Carl is incredible!! Happy you had a great time.

  33. KO

    KellyO

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    The tots were amazing. Great for a casual hang with friends. Good for groups.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 31 August 2021

    Thanks, KellyO! I thought I should add that we have outdoor cabanas that are perfect for parties and groups. You can request a reservation through our website! Thanks so much for coming in . . see you soon for some more tots!

  34. C

    Cynthia

    Charleston

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were great. We enjoyed the music and the atmosphere.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 31 August 2021

    Thanks, Cynthia! Happy to hear you enjoyed!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    This is a fun place but that’s it. The food is mediocre at best, as it’s good “I don’t care what I eat let’s get drunk” place. Service is nice and so are the people/vibe but if you’re a foodie, keep looking.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 27 August 2021

    Hey there! Was hoping to get more feedback about what you ordered? We can only get better if we take the time to listen to folks who are kind enough to speak up - so we appreciate that you did! We take pride in our kitchen and even got a local award for best burger . . so it would be great to hear some more specifics so we have an opportunity to improve for ya!

  36. TC

    TxCellistMom

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Pretty cool place, waiter was very friendly and made good beer recommendations. The BBQ chicken was just two grilled tenders with ranch dressing. I was expecting real BBQ chicken. The brisket however was really good. I would definitely come back and try other dishes.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 21 August 2021

    Hey there, TXCellistMom! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review with feedback! Sorry for the confusion on the tenders. We offer different toppings for our tenders and BBQ is one. We are happy you mentioned it because we can see how that would be misleading! Thanks so much - you have to come back and try the smoked brisket (we smoke most all of our meats including our wings . . soooo goood!)

  37. DH

    DanaH

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bartender Cam was great. We had brisket tacos and a smash burger. So good.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 27 August 2021

    Thanks for the feedback, DanaH! Thought I should mention our brisket tacos are only $4 on Tuesdays! Hope to see you then!

  38. G

    Grace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Walked in and immediately got service. Our waitress didn’t come around a whole lot but it was busy so I completely understand. Food came out really fast and was absolutely amazing. Everything was great!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 16 August 2021

    Thanks, Grace! Hope to see you again really soon! We have Happy Hour everyday from 3-6pm (a SUPER-SIZED version on Friday from 3pm-8pm) - just in case you need a reason to visit! :)

  39. AR

    AlisonR

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Margarita flight is insanely good! Tacos are too. Menu is kinda small to me and I wish they had more m

  40. B

    Brth

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience3

    Shrimp was delicious and servers were very nice! I wish there was a way of knowing which spots you were reserving (outside cabanas by games vs inside) . Also no AC inside or it doesn’t feel like it so it can get a bit warm.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on 4 August 2021

    Hey there, Brth! Glad you had a great meal - and also great service! You can always reach out to us through opentable, social media or email to reserve a specific spot! It has been such a hot summer, and with a majority of our spot out doors it is definitely challenging to stay cool! (Even our brain freeze cocktails and marg flights can barely keep up! Hope to see you again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge is rated 4.5 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge

1318 6th Ave N Nashville, TN 37208-2604

Additional information

  • Area

    Germantown

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chris Cunningham

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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