One of the best parts about the weather warming up is seeing all the fluffy pups walking around the city, and they deserve to have a day out in the sun just as much as we do! Fortunately for our four-legged friends there are ton of places around the city beyond the dog park that are dog-friendly and are perfect for going out on a doggy date.
These are the best dog-friendly bars, cafés, and restaurants in NYC.
1. Heart of Gold, Astoria
Come to Heart of Gold for the dogs and stay for the craft beers. When stepping into this beer bar it’s likely you’ll spot a dog getting belly scratches from the bar’s loyal customers either inside or on the back patio on warmer days. They even received our Secret NYC stamp of approval!
Bonus: Check out our full guide to Astoria here.
Where: 37-14 31st Ave.
2. Luckydog, Williamsburg
Your dog will get lucky at Luckydog if they can find a seat at the bar (where you’ll often see dogs hanging out). Bar not open? No problem—there’s also a spacious back patio where you can hangout with your pooch and drink a few beers or cocktails.
Where: 303 Bedford Ave.
3. Hair of the Dog, LES
Hair of the Dog is more than just a way to cure a bad hangover—it’s also a really great bar in the LES to hangout with your pup! They often hold events where you can come meet dogs that are looking to be adopted or fostered, and if you already have a dog you can still come along for a drink for you and a treat for them!
Where: 168 Orchard St.
4. Do or Dive Bar, Bedstuy
Come for the tacky decor, stay for the cheap beer, bar games, and gang of dogs. Do or Dive Bar has a back patio that’s great in the warmer months, but dogs are also allowed indoors as well.
Where: 1108 Bedford Ave.
5. d.b.a., East Village
d.b.a. has a pretty long beer list plus an awesome $5 weekday happy hour until 8 p.m. But, even better—you’ll see the cutest dogs around. Bring your pup so they can have a cute playdate, or just go to pet all the other good girls and boys.
Bonus: Check out our full guide to the East Village here.
Where: 41 1st Ave.
1. Château le Woof, Astoria
Self-proclaimed canine lover and coffee addict, Château le Woof owner Natassa Contini got the idea for this dog-friendly cafe on one of her many dog walk/coffee searches. Stop in for delicious coffee, pastries, and of course to give your dog the playdate of their dreams (or to just obsess over all the cute pups you’ll come across!)
Where: 3101 Vernon Blvd.
2. Boris & Horton, East Village
Boris & Horton is New York’s first Department of Health approved dog-friendly café. Head here to enjoy delicious coffee, beer, wine, and snacks. And, to make this cafe even more dog-friendly, they also host adoption events and fundraisers to help homeless dogs find their forever home.
Where: 195 Avenue A
3. Le Doggie Cool, Williamsburg
Le Doggie Cool is primarily a doggy daycare, but they also have a coffee shop if you’re looking more for a quick stop. Grab an espresso or a latte and an avocado toast while your dog runs around and hangs out on the patio area with the other pups. Be sure to head over on a Saturday when dogs get free ice cream with the purchase of any drink from the cafe!
Where: 149 Wythe Ave.
1. The Wilson, Chelsea
Out of all the dog-friendly bars, cafés, and restaurants, The Wilson has got to be the booujiest—they have an entire menu just for your pup! Enjoy cocktails and seafood while your dog munches on grilled steak, chicken breast, or a burger. And since no meal is complete without dessert be sure to get your dog a tasty pupsicles afterwards!
Where: 132 W 27th St.
2. Barking Dog, UES
After a stroll with your pup through Central Park, head to one of NYC’s most popular dog-friendly restaurants, Barking Dog, and dine at their dog-friendly patio. For breakfast, lunch, or dinner choose from an array of menu items and watch your dog’s tail start to wag when your server brings over a round of treats for them.
Bonus: Check out our full guide to the Upper East Side here.
Where: 1678 3rd Ave.
3. The Grey Dog, Multiple Locations
Owners and brothers Dave & Pete named The Grey Dog after their dogs Moose & Goose. Bring your pup along to enjoy a mix of new American classics, dog-inspired decor, and to sing along to good music. Be sure to order a latte to enjoy cute latte paw print art!
Where: Multiple locations
4. Loulou, Chelsea
Loulou was named after none-other than the owner’s adorable rescue dog! At this cozy bistro you can enjoy tasty French dishes such as Duck Leg Confit and Escargot, and you can sip on delicious cocktails.
Where: 176 8th Ave.
5. The Bonnie, Astoria
The Bonnie has a ton of seating, from curbside seating out front, to indoor seating, to seating out back in their covered outdoor garden. You and your pup need to stop by in the warmer weather, and we can’t recommend the dirty pickle martini enough!
Where: 29-12 23rd Ave.
6. Tacocina, Williamsburg
Head to this outdoor colorful taqueria in Domino Park for the ultimate summer vibes. Bring your dog and dine right near the water at this deliciously tasty summer spot.
Where: 25 River St.