As one of the most dog friendly cities in the world, Austin boasts many venues that let you have a drink, relax and grab a bite to eat with your best friend and companion at your side. Here are our top picks for the best bars and restaurants in the city to take your pets.
Circle Brewing Company
2340 W Braker Ln b, Austin, TX, USA
At this popular warehouse-style neighborhood brewery in North Austin, visitors can look forward to a dog-friendly atmosphere and craft beer made on the spot. Brew and dog lovers mingle in the taproom or the larger outside seating area. There’s plenty of free parking available but beware of long lines on weekends – especially during the often sweltering heat of an Austin, TX summertime!
Cedar Door Patio Bar & Grill
201 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
With a great beer and cocktails on offer, and a menu that’ll appeal to meat lovers. We recommend one of the Mexican martinis to go along with a couple of the many tasty tacos on the menu. Cedar Door guests can look forward to excellent service and lots of free chips. The big outdoor deck is a great place to hang out with pets.
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill
303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Moonshine is one of the most traditional restaurants in Austin, so it won’t come as a surprise that it’s also one of the most pet friendly restaurants in the city. As soon as you sit down on one of the patio tables, servers will immediately bring water bowls for your pet. Service for humans is great too, and the food lived up to our expectations. Due to the place’s popularity, wait times can get a bit long as the day goes on.
Dog House Drinkery & Dog Park
3800 County Road 175, Leander, TX 78641
From its origins as a dog park, this location in the Leander suburbs of North Austin has been transformed into what we could call a full on dog club. In addition to plenty of space for pets to play, Dog House Drinkery & Dog Park also offers plenty of food and drinks to make the trip out to Leander a great social occasion. Like Yard Bar, this spot has a $5 daily cover charge, but offers annual unlimited access for $75.
3435 Greystone Dr, Austin, TX 78731, USA
Pizza and craft beers are the order of the day at Austin Terrier, with the outdoor patio making this a very family and pet friendly restaurant. The menu also boasts an interesting variety of options including greek salad and butternut squash soup. Most items are priced under $10, making the place quite affordable, but service can be a bit slow on busy days and times.
Bangers Sausage House & Beer Garden
79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Set on the famous Rainey Street in downtown Austin, Bangers is one of the most popular hangout spots in Austin and is inspired by the famous beer gardens of Munich, Germany. As the name suggests, patrons can find a wide variety of beers and sausages to choose from. An ample green area offers plenty of room for pets, kids and their parents to play during the day, and a popular happy hour and late night party spot on weeknights and weekends.
Cherry Creek, 10212 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748
Located in South Austin, Moontower offers not only one of the most popular happy hour spots in Austin, but a huge outdoor patio for pets and their owners to mingle and enjoy some of the finest brews the city has to offer. The place is packed on Thursday night’s, with many pets and their parents showing up to enjoy the diverse array of live music.