Chapel Hill - Pet-Friendly Places

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Beer Study

106 N. Graham St.,
Chapel Hill, NC
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Enjoy an insane number of craft beers and ciders on tap, and so many more in cans and bottles. A wonderful place to hang. Your pooch is welcome at their pet-friendly outdoor seating. Open daily noon to midnight.
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Carolina Brewery

460 West Franklin Street,
Chapel Hill, NC
Enjoy a house-brewed beers sitting under the cooling shade of one of the umbrellas on their pet-friendly patio. If beer isn’t your thing, try the Moonshine Lemonade—need we say more? They’ve also got a satisfying menu of starters, salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, and more should hunger hit. We like the Carolina Cuban Sandwich made with pulled pork and pimento cheese and the Roasted Vegetables & Farro Bowl. Don’t miss their Mason Jar Desserts: Banana Pudding, Choco Peanut Butter, or Key Lime. Open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Friday to 1 a.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Chapel Hill Dog Park/Homestead Park

100 Aquatic Drive,
Chapel Hill, NC
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This 20,000-square-foot off-leash dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs. Water and poop bags are available. Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
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Dead Mule Club

303 W. Franklin St.,
Chapel Hill, NC
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The quintessential neighborhood bar with a great vibe (they call themselves "the best half-assed bar around"). There is also a small but tasty food menu that includes their Pimento Cheese Bacon Burger and Madelyn's Pimento Cheese Sampler (it's the South--you can't have too much pimento cheese!). The front deck with a view of street is pooch-friendly. Dead Mule actually is a club, with a $5 membership fee. Best $5 you'll ever spend! Open daily 3 p.m. t o 2 a.m.
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Southern Community Dog Park

1000 Dogwood Acres Drive,
Chapel Hill, NC
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This two-acre off-leash dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs. Poop bags available. Open sunrise to sunset.
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Sup Dogs

107 E. Franklin Street,
Chapel Hill, NC
Come for the drinks, come for the camaraderie, come for the killer menu of hand-smashed burgers, specialty hot dogs and more. Whether it’s the Firehouse Dog Combo with chili, jalapenos, hot sauce, and cheese, or the Hawaiian Luau Burger with pineapple, bacon, and honey mustard, you’re going to love this place. You can cool it all down with one of their premium cocktails, like a Loaded (with vodka) Corona or an Orange Sup Crush (yes, it too involves vodka!). You and your pup can enjoy it all in the pet-friendly outdoor seating area, which is open year round. Your best friend will even get his own “doggy-dog” for free!
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The Cave

452-1/2 W Franklin Street,
Chapel Hill, NC
Historic no frills local bar located underneath famed Franklin Sreet with cave-like walls, pool, beer only, great live music, with friendly folks their dogs. Once your pet has been, he can become an official "cavedog" and have his picture posted on website. Yearly (mid-late August) get- togethers with 2 or 3 neighboring bars for aweekend festival of music/food/beverages is called "Sleazefest." Dog cookies available at the bar.
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Weathervane Restaurant

201 S. Estes Dr.,
Chapel Hill, NC
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Not to be missed. Serving up Southern classics with a twist, the Weathervane has one of the prettiest dog-friendly patios we have ever seen, brick and tree-lined, with a wonderful secluded atmosphere. Our favorites on the menu include Sweet Tea-Glazed Salmon, Fried Green Tomatoes and Okra with Smoky Ranch Dressing, and Ashe County Pimento Cheese Fritters. Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m