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Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge, Nashville, TN

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge

4.6
4.6
102 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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 24 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

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

  • Neighborhood

    Germantown

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. MT

    MacyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good. A little loud. But will def be back.
  2. JN

    JadeN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Sonny’s. Our server on the patio was awesome!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded 5 days agoThank you and we are so glad to hear this, JadeN. Hope to see you again soon!

  3. AB

    AllyB

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The environment was energetic. Great music! The flight of margaritas was legit! We loved the food too. We will be back for sure!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on September 12, 2022So happy to hear this, AllyB! Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  4. OF

    OccasionalFoodie

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It’s bar food. It’s not upscale bar food or well-executed bar food. It’s just mediocre bar food. Sonny’s is probably a pretty cool neighborhood hang out for locals who want a casual place to hang out, but it’s certainly not a destination to go for.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you for your feedback, OccasionalFoodie. We hope you will visit us again soon!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best service ever and the people were so awesome and friendly!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you very much! So happy you enjoyed!

  6. JB

    JjB3

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BEST food we had during our time in Nashville!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on August 4, 2022Wow! Thank you so much! Hope to see you again soon. Thank you for visiting!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Sonny’s! The food is always great, haven’t met a server yet who isn’t awesome & the atmosphere is so fun. Keeps us coming back!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on July 31, 2022Thank you so much!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    I was extremely concerned with the number of dogs in the common area, two which were sitting at the bar with their owners. There is an outdoor patio, which would seem more reasonable, so that pet hair is not floating around on guests’ food. Another annoyance that my party and I witnessed was the number of waitresses, who petted the fur babies, went to retrieve our food and brought it back without washing their hands. Lastly, I booked the reservation for a birthday brunch and was impressed with the photos on the booking app but when we got there, the menu was limited to nearly none of those items and mainly included a pancake social. Overall, the vibe was nice.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on July 15, 2022Thank you very much for the feedback! We will review all of these items with our staff and team. Hope you will try us again soon!

  9. LG

    LaurenG

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation on for Monday, June 20th, showed up to the restaurant and they were closed for maintenance.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on June 28, 2022Lauren! So sorry this was the case! We reached out to everyone that had made a reservation - so sorry we didn't reach you! Hope you will try us again soon.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was not impressive, but service and ambiance was exceptional.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you for the kind words about our atmosphere and hospitality! Sorry to hear your food was less than top-notch! We hope you will try us again soon!

  11. J

    Jasmine

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely recommend! Has a great vibe and atmosphere. We will be back for sure!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for the kind words, Jasmine!

  12. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. We could tell they were short staffed but our server did a wonderful job of attending to us and providing us with great customer service. We enjoyed the happy hour drinks and the vibes were good.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on June 15, 2022Hey there, Lauren! So glad you had a great time with attentive service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing. The food is consistently great, the atmosphere was amazing, the waitresses/waiters are awesome, and the games are good too. This is one of our favorite places to eat and hangout.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on June 7, 2022Thank you so much for all of the kind words! Hope to see you again soon!

  14. DT

    DarrellT

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 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 on May 25, 2022Thanks for the feedback, Darrell! Hope to see you again soon!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Accommodating and super quick

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on May 25, 2022Glad to hear it! Thank you!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 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 May 11, 2022Thank you! So happy to hear it!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the vibe will be back again great customer service

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you! Happy to hear it!

  18. SW

    SamarraW

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 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 May 11, 2022So 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.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 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.
  20. MK

    McKenzieP

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 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 April 18, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words, McKenzie!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot to hangout with friends and you can bring your dog .

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on April 11, 2022Thanks!

  22. SB

    ShannonB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 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 March 21, 2022Shannon, 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!

  23. AN

    AlexandraN

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 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 March 18, 2022Thank you for the feedback. So sorry your experience was what you had hoped! Looking forward to seeing you again in spring and summer.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 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 March 18, 2022Thank you for your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!

  25. S

    Sherry

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Sonny’s; great atmosphere, great food will visit again soon!!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on March 10, 2022Thank you very much, Sherry!

  26. DC

    DedraC

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 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 March 10, 2022Thank 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!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute place! Food and service were wonderful.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you for the kind words! Hope to see you again soon!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 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 February 21, 2022Oh 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.

  29. T

    Tinkchic2121

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 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 February 21, 2022Thank you very much! So happy you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon!

  30. HY

    HankY

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 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 February 11, 2022Thank 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!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Fun games! Tasty pretzel bites and wings!!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on January 3, 2022Thank you so much! So happy you enjoyed!

  32. FC

    FoodieChuck

    Columbus

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 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 January 3, 2022Thank so much for the feedback, FoodieChuck. Can't wait to have you in again!

  33. JA

    JAD17

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 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 December 15, 2021Thank you so much, JAD17! Looking forward to serving you again soon.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 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 November 26, 2021Oh 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!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Accommodating staff, great atmosphere, great space!

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on November 17, 2021Thank you!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great waiter

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on November 5, 2021Thanks! 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!

  37. KH

    KathrynH

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 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 October 25, 2021Hi 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!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were good, our server made the experience! Would definitely come back.

    Sonny's Patio Pub and RefugeResponded on October 25, 2021Thank you so much! Glad to hear it!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They treated us amazingly. Thank you so much! We will be back.
  40. CT

    ChelseaT

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 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 October 19, 2021Thank 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!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge using the Order Online button. Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 953-7846.

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge is rated 4.6 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge

1318 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2604

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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