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The Best Dog-Friendly Bars and Restaurants Across America

You don't have to ditch your pooch to dine out. These dog-friendly restaurants and watering holes happily cater to canines.

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Couple sitting with a dog at restaurantsirtravelalot/Shutterstock

When’s the last time you celebrated a night out with your special someone? Not your human someone, but your beloved four-legged friend. With dog-friendly restaurants and bars across the country—from casual cafes to a spot that serves dog bones on a silver platter—it’s easier than ever to hit the town with your pup.

Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite pet-centric spots. If it’s OK with your pooch, maybe your human friends can tag along, too!

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Rollover Cafevia tripadvisor.com

Rollover Cafe

Wells, Maine

Go for a stroll with your pup, then stop in at Rollover Cafe for coffee and a breakfast wrap (the Tail Wagger—eggs and Italian sausage—is especially popular), plus a dog treat for your pal. See what chain restaurants have a secret menu for dogs, too.

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Dorchester Brewing Companyvia @dorchesterbrewing/Instagram

Dorchester Brewing Company

Boston, Massachusetts

It’s BYO pooch at Dorchester Brewing Co., which serves its own craft beers as well as pours from local partners. Sample suds while hanging with your canine and bring your own grub. Plus, keep your peepers peeled for the monthly yappy hour—happy hour for dogs. Here are the best brewpubs in every state (check before bringing your pup).

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Dog in bandana in front of meal at Boris and Hortonvia borisandhorton.com

Boris and Horton

New York, New York

Boris and Horton is NYC’s first Department of Health-approved dog cafe, so canines are definitely welcome inside while you nibble on a cheese plate. Events here include meet-ups by breed, pet portraits and pop-ups from Bronx-based dog ice cream brand The Pupper Cup.

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Dog on a bar stool with paws on the barvia Luckydog/Facebook

Luckydog

Brooklyn, New York

The city that never sleeps wants to include your fur baby in the fun. Luckydog is a Williamsburg dive bar with a substantial patio, though pups are welcome inside, too. Bonus: There’s a jukebox to play music (like “Hound Dog,” “Black Dog,” “Who Let the Dogs Out,” etc.).

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Blue Pit BBQvia bluepitbbq.com

Blue Pit BBQ

Baltimore, Maryland

Blue Pit BBQ loves to welcome pups to its back patio. There, pooches can enjoy a refreshing water bowl and scrumptious treats, while you feast on pulled pork and creamy mac n’ cheese. If you train your dog to have good manners, that’s one of the everyday habits of the best dog owners.

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Man behind the bakery counterCourtesy Baked & Wired

Baked & Wired

Washington, D.C.

Just as you have choices at Baked & Wired (almond Orangesicle cupcake or chocolate oat caramel pie?), so does your pup (peanut butter crunch or bacon-and-queso treats?). This family-owned bakery makes indulgent bites for both humans and hounds. Inspired? Find homemade dog treat ideas for your pooch.

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Lost Dog Cafevia Lost Dog Cafe/Facebook

Lost Dog Cafe

Arlington, Virginia

Lost Dog Cafe has a dual mission: serve gourmet pizzas, sandwiches and pasta, plus help thousands of dogs find a home. The cafe supports the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation, which means your Kujo Pie order (yes, many of the pizzas are named after dogs) ultimately benefits a pup in need.

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small dog with a red bowtie sits at the Lobster Bar Sea GrillCourtesy Lobster Bar Sea Grill

Lobster Bar Sea Grille

Miami, Florida

Fancy barkers will take a liking to Lobster Bar Sea Grille, which serves dog martinis (filtered water with veal juice). In fact, the restaurant has a full “Pooches on the Patio” menu with meatballs, filet mignon and more. This pet-friendly terrace is certainly a place to bark and be seen barking.

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Dogs sitting around an outdoor tablevia @publico_atl/Instagram

Publico

Atlanta, Georgia

Pup-loving restaurant Publico invites leashed dogs to brunch with their human pals. The eatery has even partnered with the Atlanta Humane Society to feature a special puppy menu. If you order from the human menu, check out the people foods you can safely share with your dog.

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Puppy sniffing a drink at The Tchoup Yardvia @tchoupyard/Instagram

The Tchoup Yard

New Orleans, Louisiana

NOLA dogs know, Tchoup Yard is the place to be for puppies, pints and watching football. The bar’s big-screen TVs can be seen from the expansive dog-friendly yard, making this the ideal human-hound hangout for Saints games.

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Lo Rez Brewing and TaproomCourtesy Lo Rez Brewing and Taproom

Lo Rez Brewing and Taproom

Chicago, Illinois

Plenty of Chicago spots have a patio where pooches are welcome in the summer, but then dogs are left out when temperatures dip. That’s why Low Rez Brewing and Taproom is such a plus: pups are invited inside all year. Sample small-batch ales and stouts while you both stave off cabin fever.

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Someone hanging art at the Art*Barvia Art*Bar/Facebook

Art*Bar

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

For eccentric fur babies, Art*Bar is part gallery, part coffee shop and part billiards bar—all while being 100% dog friendly. This Riverwest spot has a patio for warmer months, but pups are welcome inside as well—especially helpful if you need your canine to weigh in on any potential art purchases.

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Yard Barvia @yardbar/Instagram

Yard Bar

Austin, Texas

Members’ clubs have spread to the canine world. Yard Bar, a dog park/restaurant, offers day passes plus monthly and annual memberships to its off-leash terrain. Here, pups can munch on dog meatballs and ice cream while people scarf burgers, BLTs and hush puppies. Later, make more hush puppies on your own turf.

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Dog laying in a kiddie pool of icevia Watering Bowl/Facebook

Watering Bowl

Denver, Colorado

Hang with man’s best friend while partaking in one of man’s favorite pastimes: drinking beer outside. Watering Bowl is 7,000 square feet of fenced-in yard, plus two fully stocked bars. Yappy hours happen weekdays and there are bottomless mimosas on weekends.

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The Farm at South Mountainvia @thefarmarizona/Instagram

The Farm at South Mountain

Phoenix, Arizona

Even if you live in the heart of Phoenix, you and your pup can get a feel for rural life, thanks to The Farm at South Mountain. Dogs are welcome on the cafe’s patio, surrounded by organic gardens. Order a farm-fresh egg dish, then recreate this bucolic bliss at home with an egg dish straight from the farmhouse.

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Big Dog's Draft Housevia @bigdogsbrewing/Instagram

Big Dog’s Draft House

Las Vegas, Nevada

What’ll it be, Tailwagger Wheat or Leglifter Light? The beers at Big Dog’s Draft House pay tribute to pooches, but the puppy love doesn’t stop there. This microbrewery allows pups on its patio to keep humans company as they drink and devour bratwursts.

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The Morrisonvia themorrisonla.com

The Morrison

Los Angeles, California

Now, a water bowl is nice, but dog bones served on a silver platter is another level of hound hospitality. The Morrison has a dedicated dog menu plus an impressive burger selection for human companions. Treat your furry friend to a dog gift before you head out.

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Zazie San FranciscoCourtesy Zazie San Francisco/Facebook

Zazie

San Francisco, California

You already know that having a dog has its perks: love, companionship…discounts on wine. That’s right, when you bring your pup to Zazie on Monday evening, which is officially Dog Night, the restaurant will reward you with $10 off any bottle of wine. Don’t miss the other benefits of owning a dog.

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Tin Shed Garden Cafevia Tin Shed/Facebook

Tin Shed Garden Cafe

Portland, Oregon

Tin Shed Garden Cafe has a patio large enough for a group of Great Danes, plus special dog items on the menu. For four-legged diners, there’s Fido Food (chicken and sweet potatoes in a dog bowl) and house-made peanut butter banana ice cream with a biscuit on the side. Just be sure not to share any of these foods with Fido.

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Voff Bark & Brewvia Voff Bark & Brew/Facebook

Voff Bark & Brew

Seattle, Washington

There are places where dogs are allowed and then there are spots like Voff Bark & Brew, where it seems more appropriate to say pups can bring their people friends. Basically a dog park with a bar attached, Voff has a cedar bark-lined yard and an interior tap with beers, wines and ciders.

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