Pet Friendly Bars

The first thing we do when we get to a new place with our pet is head for a pet friendly bar or brewery. I know we said that about restaurants/cafes but we’re liars. We usually hit bars first and find someplace to eat later. That’s because bars seem even more receptive to pets and therefore are good to go to first to get comfortable bringing your animal someplace else other than your hotel room.

Whether sipping on a Coke or a beer or a Martini, sitting at a bar with your bare feet resting gently on your dog is one of the most calming of experiences we know of and one we look forward to when we first arrive anywhere. From that point on, all is possible and you begin to realize that the boundaries and possibilities are limitless when you take a pet to a new and yet-unexplored destination.

Some of our favorites...

Blue Coast Grill & Bar

37 Market Square,
Knoxville, TN
865-243-23
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Enjoy the fresh air and outdoor seating and bring you dog with at this award winning Farm to Table Bar and Grill in Knoxville Tennessee.

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.

Big Star Bar

1005 W 19th St,
Houston, TX
281-501-9560
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Big Star Bar in Houston, TX is pet friendly. The staff is great and the crowd is fun. Cheap beer, good beer, full bar, pool table, jukebox & satellite radio room to dance, normal-screen TV's large outdoor patio with a firepit (in winter) to enjoy with your pet.

Black Bear Bistro

32 Main St.,
Warrenton, VA
540-428100
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Black Bear Bistro has a dog friendly patio open everyday weather permitting. Nestled in the heart of Warrenton, serving up generous portions of great food at very reasonable prices. All dishes are prepared to order using the finest selection of local produce, herbs, cheeses, breads and meats, combining the best of farm fresh local and organic ingredients with old-fashioned family value.

The Levee

212 Berry Street,
Brooklyn,
718-218-8787
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You've got to love a place whose motto is "Beer. Booze. Pool. Dogs." Located in Williamsburg, this is most definitely a hangout bar with a homey atmosphere. The food offered is more of the snacky kind, like Frito pie (chili served in an open bag of Fritos--c'mon, what else could it be?), but does the trick. You and your pooch are welcome to enjoy it together at one of the outdoor pet-friendly tables.

Agriculture Public House

16467 Hwy 116 (River Road),
Guerneville,
70786906
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Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch Lodge features locally sourced organic product. The full service bar offers local beer, wine, and speciality cocktails. Dogs are welcome on the deck.

The Bar on Buena

910 W. Buena Avenue,
Chicago, IL
773-525-8665
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Enjoy great pub food on the pet-friendly patio of this neighborhood bar that offers flights of craft beers and whisky.

Blue Mountain Brewery

9519 Critzer Shop Rd,,
Afton, VA
540-456-80
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Opened in 2007 as the first brewery in Nelson County, Blue Mountain Brewery is a unique destination in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Outdoor patio allows dogs too.

Blue Moose Bar & Grill

10064 Woodland Rd.,
Lenexa, KS
913-213695
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Have you heard about the legend of the Blue Moose? The legend of the Blue Moose started over 10 years ago in the neighborly confines of Prairie Village, Kansas. Stories of this tall, darkish blue beast with huge antlers quickly spread throughout the area. Grandparents told their grandchildren tales of the elusive and mysterious Blue Moose, most claiming to have personally seen him off in the distance on a cold and foggy night. Dogs welcome to see if they can spot the Blue Moose from the patio, serving great beer, shrimp, wantons and more.

Backroom Brewery

150 Ridgemont Rd.,
Middletown, VA
540-869-84
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Backroom Brewery is a boutique farm brewery nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah River Valley. Starting as an herb farm, growing culinary and medicinal herbs for the garden center trade it was a hit! So naturally we took it a step further. Stop in with your dog and enjoy the brewery's locally grown flavor on the patio.