Dog-Friendly Bars/Restaurants Around the U.S.

Do you ever find yourself about to leave for a restaurant or bar, and just before you close your front door, you see some very sad puppy dog eyes looking up at you? If only your dog could come to the bar with you – oh wait, he can! Here are some pawesome dog-friendly bars and restaurants around the U.S.

Mutts Canine Cantina – Dallas, TX

A wine/beer garden, a dog park, a patio, AND a full menu including breakfast tacos/burgers/hotdogs for humans and hot dogs/vanilla custard for your doggo? Yes please! This is a great place to host birthday “pawties” for you or your fur child. They offer packages that include day passes to the dog park, doggie dessert, decorations and buckets of beer (for the humans of course). What more could you ask for to celebrate your special day?

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Lucky Dog – Brooklyn, NY

If you’re looking for a casual night out with your best bud, check out this dive bar. Here, you will find fresh, rotating craft beers and seasonal cocktails alongside the classics. A Yelp review described this bar to have a “fun, low-key vibe with cool people and tons of friendly dogs.”

Yard Bar – Austin, TX

Good food, good beer, good dogs. Yard Bar offers an off-leash dog park with a full bar, agility equipment, and “bark rangers” to keep the play moving safely. The food menu includes burgers, salads, cheese plates, and most importantly… hush puppies.

Want to take your dog on a date? Make sure to swing by on any Monday for “Movie Mondays,” where you can watch a canine classic while you eat with your pup.

The Watering Bowl – Denver, CO

Photo from the Watering Bowl

Photo from the Watering Bowl

Complete with 7,000 sq. ft. of a fully-fenced private dog park, this bar is a great choice for you and your dog if you’re ever in Colorado. The Watering Bowl offers two fully-stocked bars with a wide variety of domestic and craft beers.

Grab a brew, sit on the patio, and relax while your dog enjoys some freedom and exercise.

Norm’s Eatery and Ale House – Seattle, WA

This place is named after and decorated with pictures of an adorable golden retriever, Norm. At this pet- and kid-friendly establishment, you can enjoy breakfast, burgers, beer, and pasta. If you’re looking for some brain stimulation, this bar hosts Trivia Night every Thursday.

If you really love dogs, make sure to try their human-food special, the “Doggie Bowl.”

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Rita’s On The River – San Antonio, TX

Rita’s was voted “Third Best Pet-Friendly Restaurant in the USA” by USA Today, and “2016 Best Pet-Friendly Restaurant in San Antonio,” and here’s why.

To begin, a majority of the tables at Rita’s on the River are dog-friendly, and the menu includes locally-made dog treats, puppy-friendly ice cream and appetizers/entrees that dogs can enjoy. Each pet is given a complimentary water slushy. The best part of the doggy menu? A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local shelters.

For the humans, you can expect a wide-ranged “tex-mex” menu including gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Morristown Deli – Morristown, N.J.

Photo from Morristown Deli

Photo from Morristown Deli

At the Morristown Deli, “pet-friendly is an understatement,” according to its website. The deli offers a full outdoor cafe with dog highchairs, an on-site dog trainer, a bowl of water for every pet, a complete dog menu with seasonal treats and dog-friendly dessert.

“Doggie high chairs and booster seats allow pets to eat at the table with their owners at Morristown Deli in New Jersey. Each dog visiting the outdoor patio gets their own bowl of water, and the Doggie Menu features seasonal treats and doggie desserts.”

The Fat Dog – West Hollywood, CA

If you’re looking for something a little bit more low-key and not so dog themed, this is the place for you. The Fat Dog doesn’t offer a dog menu, but dogs are definitely invited to sit on the patio.

For the humans, expect craft cocktails, wine and beer, and a gourmet menu. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Dog Bar – Charlotte, North Carolina

“Sit, stay, drink,” is the motto at The Dog Bar. Humans are served beer, wine and liquor, and they are more than welcome to bring their dogs to play off-leash in the 1,500-square-foot play area, which is complete with splash pools. If outside just isn’t your thing, you and your dog can sit inside at the bar area.

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We hope this has inspired you to start visiting and supporting dog-friendly bars/restaurants. Remember to protect your dog with Scout GPS Tracker. For more information, go to