Patio Pivot: Eight New Patios To Enjoy In Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 12th 2020 4410 0

Could patio dining in Memphis be more popular? I didn’t think so, but it’s happened! People eager to spread out and stay outdoors during the pandemic have taken it to another level.

Restaurants are pivoting to more patio seating, more space between tables, and all kinds of innovative ways to make diners comfortable. Pro tips: Due to limited space, most restaurants require reservations. Tip well. Wear a mask when not eating. 

Here are eight new or updated Memphis restaurant patios. Got other suggestions? Let me know!

1. Bounty on Broad

The tasty farm-to-table Broad Avenue restaurant has put up a sidewalk patio for your dining pleasure. Since this photo, they’ve put up another tent and a fan for even more seating. Don’t forget to make your reservation! You can also order for curbside pickup. Bounty has put up more tables than are in this photo and added heaters for your comfort.

Website: bountyonbroad.com

Wednesday-Saturday: 5 – until
Sun: brunch 11-3

2. Beauty Shop

It’s an Instagrammer’s dream at the Beauty Shop’s new back patiowhich features these clear “igloos”. Due to limited seating, you’ll want to make a reservation, whether you’re enjoying dinner or weekend brunch. Front patio still available.

Website: thebeautyshoprestaurant.com

Monday – Saturday for dinner
Saturday – Sunday for brunch


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3. Central Station: Eight & Sand 

Eight & Sand, the bar at Central Station, serves up craft cocktails that you can take to the new patio. A host will seat you at socially-distanced tables, and the staff asks that you remain seated during your visit. It’s dog friendly!

Website: centralstationmemphis.com

Mon. – Thur 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m. – midnight
Saturday noon – midnight
Sunday noon – 11 p.m.


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4. Hustle & Dough / Bar Hustle at the ARRIVE Hotel

Adorable pastries, fresh-baked breads and Vice & Virtue coffee at Hustle & Dough and craft cocktails at Bar Hustle: ARRIVE hotel in South Main has something for everyone, and some new patio seating, too.

Website: hustleanddoughmemphis.com

Hustle & Dough Hours: Daily 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bar Hustle Hours: Thursday – Saturday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. and weekend brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

5. Magnolia & May

This is a brand-new East Memphis patio…because it’s a brand-new East Memphis restaurant! Magnolia & May is a “country brasserie”, open now for dinner and weekend brunch.

Website: magnoliamay.com


Tuesday – Friday 4 – 10
Saturday 11 – 10
Sunday 11 – 9


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6. Soccer City 901

This spacious soccer-centric sports pub in the Bartlett area has expanded with even more socially-distancing-friendly patio. There are plenty of picnic tables with umbrellas and a full bar and family-friendly menu of burgers, nachos, tacos, and more. They have fire pits, too, to keep you cozy.

Website: soccercity901.com

Wednesday – Friday from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.


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7. Sweet Grass

This Cooper Young eatery and bar has expanded its cozy patio with a few more tables and umbrellas for your dining pleasure. They’re still offering all-you-can-eat wings on Wednesdays, weekend specials, and Sunday night prime rib dinners.

Website: sweetgrassmemphis.com

Open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner
Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays

8. Tsunami

Another Cooper Young staple has evolved with patio seating—Tsunami’s dining room and bar are closed, but you can eat outdoors with a reservation, or pick up some takeout. Call 901-274-2556 to grab your table (no online reservations). They have a daily menu that changes, so check out their Instagram or website.


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Website: tsunamimemphis.com

Tuesday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Even More Memphis Patios

These are just a few new patios in Memphis, but we have many more. Be sure to check out the Memphis List of Patios.

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  1. William gordon says:

    I just miss my family and trying to figure out how I can see my family before it to late or I hope when this pandemic is over I may can come see my family

  2. Jean says:

    Love the outdoor seating. Thinking about a visit. Does Memphis have a mask mandate?

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Jean! Shelby County has a Face Mask Directive, which requires masks in public places. These are the relevant exceptions I think you’ll be interested in (I copied and pasted):
      (g) When eating or drinking in public at a restaurant, bar, or other food or beverage
      establishment, however, patrons must wear face coverings when they move about the
      establishment (e.g., to go to their table, to go to the restroom, or to leave the
      (h) While outdoors in public spaces unless maintaining a physical distance of six feet
      from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible;

      I personally interpret that to mean: if you are outside in the open air more than 6 feet away from others, a face covering isn’t required, but if you are closer than that to people (as you would be when a server brings beverage or food or your table, or if the patio is more full/cramped than 6 feet) then you should wear the mask even if outside. Individual restaurants may have their own policies. You can read the entire directive here: http://shelbytnhealth.com/DocumentCenter/View/1782/Face-Mask-Order-and-Directive-No-2

      I hope this helps!!!

  3. Sherri Thomas says:

    coming to Memphis 3weeks

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