Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge

4.6
68 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 68 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 24, 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 Refuge
Responded on November 26, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Accommodating staff, great atmosphere, great space!

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great waiter

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge
Responded on November 5, 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!

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KathrynH
Indiana
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 Refuge
Responded on October 25, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
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 Refuge
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you so much! Glad to hear it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChelseaT
Nashville
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 Refuge
Responded on October 19, 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!

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vipBevN
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 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 Refuge
Responded on October 3, 2021

Thank you, BevN! Happy to hear it!

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Lucas
1 review
Dined on September 26, 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 Refuge
Responded on October 3, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food!

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sonnys!

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge
Responded on September 25, 2021

We love YOU!

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KellyO
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge
Responded on August 31, 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!

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vipCynthia
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks, Cynthia! Happy to hear you enjoyed!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 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 Refuge
Responded on August 27, 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!

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TxCellistMom
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 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 Refuge
Responded on August 21, 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!)

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vipDanaH
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge
Responded on August 27, 2021

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

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Grace
1 review
Dined on August 14, 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 Refuge
Responded on August 16, 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! :)

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vipAlisonR
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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

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vipBrth
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 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 Refuge
Responded on August 4, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise! It was our first visit to Sonny’s, and we will definitely be back! The venue was relaxed and we didn’t feel rushed. The food was excellent, and we enjoyed the beer and margarita flights. The live music was fantastic, and it was fun to watch all the dogs enjoying their visit, too!

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge
Responded on July 19, 2021

So happy you had a great time! We do Taco Tuesday ($3 Tacos and $6 Margs) also Beer and a Burger $10 Wednesdays! Hope to see you and the pups again really soon!

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vipJaredB
Nashville
42 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Very loud. Great for sports viewing and for fun night. Not good for quiet date night.

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks for the review Jared! It can get rowdy on the weekends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool place, great outdoor area and great food and drinks 🍻

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge
Responded on August 4, 2021

Thanks so much! Happy you enjoyed your time with us! Be sure to keep our outside cabanas in mind if you are celebrating - or just want a little space of your own!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was amazing and helpful during our first visit. The old fashioned was watery, but otherwise all the food and drinks were perfect. We can’t wait to come back!

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks so much for the review! We will check into why your drink would have been watery~ sorry about that! Thank you for speaking up! If we don't know we can't fix it. . . see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was great. The food, drinks, and service was great as well. The only drawback was how loud it was inside, but I believe that was due to the live singers they had so definitely not a big deal. Would definitely recommend checking this place out!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friends in town for a bachelorette weekend. Server was great and we had a fun time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

kinda meh food in my opinion but a fun place

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vipsusanm
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch and with family of all ages. We had a good time playing games on the patio, after lunch, which was fantastic. Good variety of choices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was so kind. We were traveling from Chicago and she made the experience at the restaurant fantastic! Drinks were great. Good music. Great food. Try the waffle Mac and cheese! Loved it!

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RunToEat
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

All the makings of a great experience, but Sonny’s came up short. The interior and outside dining area looks super fun, but our food was so-so. Appetizers and entrees were served lukewarm, brisket was stringy and dry. But the biggest downer was, for a place where the decor says, “come have fun”, every employee was just going through the motions. They all seemed like they’d rather be doing something else, anything, besides serving guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Made a reservation and they sat someone else under our name erroneously. No tables left on patio at that point. Only offer was to wait at bar for a table. Luckily bartender was great and he made the evening better. They said we would have next table but 2 parties seated prior to the offer for us to have a table. Didn’t offer to comp our drinks, appetizers or anything.

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sarahm
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Our server didn’t seem to happy to be there, let alone serving us. Was wayyy to hot to be seated out side. Definitely needs some fans. Over all, really cool spot. The mimosa were great!

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vipBridgetteD
E. Tennessee
35 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and cocktails. Much improved over previous menu.

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StephanieN
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had so much fun. The food is amazing. The atmosphere is great!

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MalloryH
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sonnys! Great atmosphere, great food, and great service. Huge outdoor area with lawn games and super dog friendly! Highly recommend.

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Brittani
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere! Very lively and fun for the kid in you. Food and drinks were delish, and it's a wonderful place for groups. A bit loud, but that's Nashville for ya.

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vipfoodexplorer
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Finch, our waiter, was great, courteous and prompt. Food was good, but not hot. Noise level grew a bit too loud around 7 when the facility was filling up. I would not call the experience in noise level "energetic," but loud - - that we couldn't almost hear people at our table. Great experience if you have not been there. We will return.

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Savsies
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place to hang out with friends, staff was friendly and drinks were fun!

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DarrellT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a friend on a Friday afternoon. Sat out on the patio. Very relaxing and fun. Good was good too. I had the brisket plate. Loved it!

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TomG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my folks in from out of town and we reserved a Cabana for the evening. We had a fabulous time. Great drinks, amazing food. We're regulars and we'll certainly continue to be regulars.

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KyleG
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food, great service, fun sitting outside; band was super loud so it was hard to talk, but that’s expected.

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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 68 OpenTable diners.

Sonny's Patio Pub and Refuge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/sonnys-1322-6th-ave-n/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.