Albany

The Olde English Pub and Pantry

683 Broadway,
Albany,
518-434-6533
Located on Quackenbush Square in historic downtown Albany, this pub offers a multitude of English and American craft beers and hard ciders on tap and in bottles and cans, as well as 16 different single-malt Scotches. The menu is an eclectic mix of Brit, Indian, and American comfort food, including Guinness Brisket Pot Pie, Coconut Curry Hot Pot, and Classic Cheeseburger. They have a beautiful pet-friendly back garden patio where you can relax and enjoy it all with your best buddy.

Madison Pour House

1110 Madison Avenue,
Albany,
518-813-9824
This pub offers more than 40 draft and cask beers and over 100 bottles and cans. The menu is limited but creative and delicious. Snacks include hot pretzels, deviled eggs, and house-made potato chips served with a warm onion dip. Heartier fare includes a bacon cheddar brat served on a pretzel bun with sauerkraut, The Drunken Slider (bourbon pulled pork), and Macilla Mac Attack, a skillet full of mac n cheese that you can have bacon or a brat added to, if you like. Enjoy it all with your canine buddy on their pet-friendly patio.

Dept of General Services Dog Park

44 Richard J Conners Blvd,
Albany,
518-434-2489
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This is a fenced-in, off-lead area just north of the I-90 bridge overpass and Huck Finns Warehouse. Dogs must be friendly with other dogs, vaccinations current, and, at all times, under their owner's control. For safety, dogs must also be leashed when not in the designated off-lead areas.

Iron Gate Cafe

182 Washington Avenue,
Albany,
518-445-3555
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Located in downtown Albany, on Center Square, you can enjoy breakfast, brunch, or lunch with you pooch on Iron Gate's lovely pet-friendly garden patio. Breakfast and brunch choices include Phoenix Rising, a black bean burger topped with a poached egg, avocado, and pepper jack hollandaise; Elvis' Memphis Scramble, made with bacon, maple sausage, and cheese; and their Breakfast BLT, bacon, egg, tomato, arugula, and pesto mayo. The lunch menu has a delicious selection of salads and signature sandwiches, including vegan choices like Buffalo Seitan Wrap and TLT (tempeh, lettuce, and tomato).

Amherst

Amherst State Park

400 Mill Street,
Amherst,
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A lovely pet-friendly park to enjoy with your family, friends, and pooch. Your dog needs to be kept on a 6-foot leash.

Amityville

Toomey's Tavern

251 South Ketcham Avenue,
Amityville,
631-264-0564
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We love Amityville (or, as Toomey's calls it on its website, "a quiet little drinking village with a fishing problem"). Enjoy it all with your pup outside on their pet-friendly waterside deck and tiki bar. The menu is limited, but it does the trick, including burgers, salads, and a host of filling appetizers, like nachos, Karli's Loaded Fries, and Baked Stuffed Clams. A great place to relax the day away.

Astoria

Ovelia

34-01 30th Avenue,
Astoria,
718-721-7217
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Meze and more (including a raw bar). We love their saganaki and grilled calamari. Enjoy it with your canine at one of the tables in their pet-friendly outdoor seating area while you sip on a cup of strong Greek coffee with an ouzo chaser.

Agnanti Meze

19-06 Ditmars Blvd,
Astoria,
718-545-4554
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A wonderful place to come and enjoy a host of small plates with your best friend at one of the tables on their pet-friendly patio. Offering up a choice of Greek and Turkish meze and heartier fare, selections include grilled octopus, fried baccalao, and swordfish kebabs.

Rocky McBride's

27-01 23rd Avenue,
Astoria,
718-777-2723
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You and your pup are welcome to sit at one of the tables at their pet-friendly sidewalk seating area to people watch and lift an elbow. Beer, wine, and signature cocktails are on the menu, including their version of the Long Island City Tea (the LIC-Tea).

Beacon

Dogwood Bar

47 East Main Street,
Beacon,
845-202-7500
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Our favorite bar and restaurant in Beacon. Fantastic atmosphere, tons of beer selections (16 taps!), good food, great bar tenders, and they have live music on weekends and some Thursdays. Get an IPA. Then try the Deviled Eggs for starters. Move onto either Ma's Chicken Pot Pie which is awesome or their Classic BLT (really really good). If you must be healthy, the Harvest Salad with chicken add-on is great, too. And, of course, you can hang out with your pooch at the bar. There is nothing not to like at Dogwood. Nothing.

Beacon Pantry

382 Main Street,
Beacon,
845-440-8923
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Oh my goodness, we do love the sandwiches here: Humboldt Fog goat cheese and fig spread, prosciutto with shaved parmesan, arugula, and balsamic glaze, a wicked Croque Monsieur. And breakfast is wonderful as well: Egg Bake Du Jour, Shaksuka, and what they call a Turkish Breakfast--hardboiled egg, feta, olives, baguette, butter, and jam in a beautiful presentation. An invitation to take a breath and relax. And you can enjoy it all with your pooch in tow on the patio.

Bank Sq. Coffeehouse

129 Main Street,
Beacon,
845-440-7165
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Bank Square has one of the nicest outdoor spaces in Beacon, situated so you can look out over the Hudson River in the distance. Your pup is welcome to accompany you on the patio, where you can relax and enjoy a wide choice of coffees, teas, indie craft beers on tap, and baked goods from Bread Alone.

Beacon Falls Cafe

472 Main Street,
Beacon,
845-765-0172
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A wonderful place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and you and your pup are welcome at one of their sidewalk tables. They offer nine different kinds of burgers (one of our favorites is the Bacon, Apple, and Brie Burger brushed with a balsamic glaze), a host of salads and sandwiches, as well as heartier entrees like Beer-Braised Beef and Chicken and Chorizo Pasta. And don't forget to order one of their Basket of's: Fries, Eggplant Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, or Onion Rings.

The Vault Tapas & Spirits

446 Main Street,
Beacon,
845-202-7735
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A great place to come if you love making dinner out of appetizers. Some favorites are Braised Lamb Sliders, Brûlée Figs topped with Lemon Ricotta Mousse and a sprinkle of crisp prosciutto shreds, Corn and Parmesan Fritters, and the local charcuterie plate. More substantial choices are available as well, like Smoked Crispy Duck Breast with Wild Mushroom Risotto. Enjoy it all with your pup in their outdoor seating area.

Cafe Amarcord

276 Main Street,
Beacon,
845-440-0050
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You and your pooch are welcome to enjoy their menu out on the patio. Fantastic choices for both lunch and dinner. We often don't get beyond appetizers, which include a wonderful smoked trout plate and burrata & prosciutto. We also need to note that their pastas are not your regular offerings: Fettuccine and Short Ribs, Garganelli Duck Ragu, Spaghetti Chitarra with Shrimp.

Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain State Park

Route 9W North,
Bear Mountain,
845-786-2701
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Bear Mountain State Park comprises more than 5,000 mountainous acres on the west side of the Hudson River. Its 50 hiking trails are all pet friendly. Just keep your pooch on a 6-foot leash.

Bolton Landing

The Shack at Bolton Landing

4944 Lake Shore Road,
Bolton Landing,
518-240-6007
Your pup is welcome on the patio, and they will bring you a water bowl on request. Fantastic place for breakfast (we love the eggs Benedict) and they are also open for lunch and dinner.

Frederick's Restaurant & Lounge

4970 Lake Shore Drive,
Bolton Landing,
518-644-3484
Their wide-ranging menu guarantees you'll find something you're hankering for. We're big fans of the onion rings and curly fries. Your pooch is welcome on the deck.

Brant Lake

The Lazy Moose Garden Market

6499 State Route 8,
Brant Lake,
518-494-4039
A great place to grab breakfast or lunch. Your pooch is welcome in the outdoor seating area. I want to meet the person who names their sandwiches. I loved the Pharaoh, roast beef on a roll with grilled onions and peppers, cheese, and chipotle "moose juice" (don't ask, but it was good!).

Bronx

The Bronx Brewery

856 East 136th Street,
Bronx,
718-402-1000
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The Bronx Brewery is a small craft brewery and tasting room in the South Bronx. It features a pet-friendly covered backyard seating area complete with picnic tables, lawn games, and a fenced-in dog run where dogs can play off-leash. You can sit at the picnic tables with your pup (on leash), and sample one of five house-brewed ales, including their flagship American pale ale and Slow Your Roll session IPA.

Brooklyn

Shake Shack

170 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn,
347-442-7721
Located directly across the street from the Barclays Center, this outpost of Shake Shack is pet friendly, with its very own dog menu. You can treat your canine to a Pooch-ini, a combo of dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce, and vanilla custard. Or go for a Bag o' Bones, five dog biscuits, made for Shake Shake by Bocce Bakery in NYC.

Shake Shack

409 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn,
718-307-7599
Shake Shack is dog-friendly, and pups can enjoy a Pooch-ini frozen treat or a bag of doggie biscuits.

Canal Bar

270 Third Avenue,
Brooklyn,
718-246-0011
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Voted one of New York City's best dive bars by Gothamist, Canal Bar is located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. You can enjoy your tipple (no food is served) with your pooch at one of the tables at their pet-friendly outdoor seating.

4th Avenue Beer Bar & Garden

76 Fourth Avenue,
Brooklyn,
718-643-2273
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Great beer bar in Brooklyn. They have a small pet-friendly garden patio in the back and great deals on craft beers. I love coming here for the beer and quite often one can find a dog or two running around picking stray pieces of the popcorn they offer free to customers off the floor.

Prospect Park

Prospect Park West to Prospect Park SW,
Brooklyn,
Prospect Park, the Central Park of Brooklyn, has off-leash hours from 9pm -9am in the Middle and Upper Long Meadow, Nethermead, and Peninsula areas of the park. Dogs are allowed elsewhere in the park (excepting the playgrounds, zoo, bathing areas, ponds, and sports areas) so long as they are on a 6-foot leash. Several dog drinking fountains have even been installed at the base of existing drinking fountains. Dogs and their owners can be found there every morning, but weekends the numbers are in the hundreds. The first Saturday of each month FIDO, a local dog owners' advocacy group, sponsors the Prospect Park Bark, with treats for both the 2- and 4-legged participants.

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