35 Dog-Friendly Bars and Restaurants in Austin

This is by no means a complete list of all the dog-friendly places in Austin, Texas. I think that might be impossible to list out. In fact, last summer Realtor.com ranked the Top 10 American Cities for Dogs and Austin came in 6th. Considering Realtor.com counted 264 dog-friendly restaurants in Austin, we easily should have been number one!

I guess an easier guide to write would have been, “The Few Places in Austin You Can’t Take Your Dog.” But what makes a place an extraordinary example of dog-friendly? At least, enough to stand out among 264 other restaurants (not including bars, shops, parks, offices etc.)?

Well a large patio helps, and so does friendly staff that are more than happy to have your dog around. Then you have places like Banger’s, where there’s a small fenced in play area for dogs. And Yard Bar, a heavenly place that’s equal parts cocktail bar and off-leash dog park.

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Dog-Friendly Places in Austin, Texas

Obviously, the competition is stiff for ‘the best’ dog-friendly places in Austin. This guide of 35 dog friendly Austin places is here to help:

4th Tap Brewing Co-op

This North Austin brewery is dog-friendly not only outside, but also inside their large taproom. There’s usually a great food truck out front to grab a bite with your craft beer. This brewery also opens up at 11am, and it’s a peaceful place when you need to do some work.

WEBSITE | 10615 Metric Boulevard  78758


The Austin Beer Garden and Brewery is dog-friendly with biscuits and watering stations. There’s plenty of room to sit outside with your dog in the shade thanks to a few beautiful trees in the beer garden.

WEBSITE | 1305 W Oltorf Street, 78704

Read This: Austin’s Best Brewpubs

Amy’s Ice Cream + Phil’s Icehouse

Amy’s Ice Cream is a local chain serving inventive ice creams, milkshakes, ices & frozen yogurts with clever fixings. At their Burnet Road location they share a spot with Phil’s Icehouse. It’s a mini-chain post serving creative burgers in a refurbished gas station. There’s a great outdoor area with shade for pups and a killer playground for kids.

WEBSITE | Multiple Locations

Batch Craft

Batch Craft is the best of both worlds: beer and kolaches. This dog-friendly and family-owned business is an impressive triple threat with kolache bakery, taproom, and retail craft beer shop all under one roof. Pastry Chef Jasmine Jones elevates the classic Central Texas Czech pastry to gourmet status by teaming up with Micklethwait Craft Meats and local fruit vendors. There’s a sizeable outdoor area out back with plenty of picnic tables and shade.

WEBSITE | 3220 Manor Road, 78723

Banger’s Sausage House

Abundant sausages & beers on tap inside a rustic-chic cottage or outside in the leafy beer garden. The beer garden features a puppy park where dogs can run off-leash. The kitchen even serves a special dog-friendly sausage.

WEBSITE | 79 Rainey Street, 78701

Butterfly Bar at the Vortex Lounge

One of the coolest dog-friendly bars you’ll find in Austin is the Butterfly Bar, part of The Vortex theatre. The interior is cozy and inviting, but you’ll most likely want to spend time hanging out in the spacious outdoor area with your dog. There’s an Italian food truck on-site that could set the mood for a memorable recreation of the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp!

WEBSITE | 2307 Manor Road, 78722

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Circle Brewing

This North Austin brewery is industrial but decorated with fresh succulents and greenery, and a large chalkboard detailed with brews and highlights. Their board-game selection is a knock-out and additionally, dogs are more than welcome inside.

WEBSITE | 2340 W Braker Lane, 78758

Read This: North Austin Brewery Guide


Contigo is directly south of the main Mueller development and foodies and drinkers alike will dig the hip, swanky restaurant. Here, ‘farm-fresh Texas fare’ meets seasonal craft cocktails & beer. Their large, dog-friendly patio rivals the beauty of the presentation of their food and drinks.

WEBSITE | 2027 Anchor Lane, 78723

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Crown & Anchor Pub

Since opening in 1987, Crown and Anchor Pub has been a favorite dog-friendly neighborhood bar for Hyde Park residents. Their diverse selection of drinks includes over 30 taps and 100 bottles/cans, as well as a nice range of ciders and wine. If you are in the mood for food, there’s plenty of delicious bar eats to choose from.

WEBSITE | 2911 San Jacinto Boulevard, 78705

Doc B’s

Doc B’s has a menu packed with delicious American dishes, as well as beer & craft cocktails. All can be served to you under their massive covered patio. This dog-friendly bar and restaurant is in north Austin at the Domain, which is an outdoor mall offering a variety of upscale shops & department stores plus dining options & tons of great bars. And believe it or not, it’s all dog-friendly as well.

WEBSITE | 3001 Palm Way Suite, 78758

Doghouse Drinkery

The bar and off leash park areas offer a safe & fun environment for the dogs & a relaxed environment for the owners. The on-site trailer serves food on the weekends, like spicy patty melts and burgers. Entry fee for dogs are $5, with the annual membership going for $75.

WEBSITE | 3800 Co Road, Leander, TX 78641

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Draught House

This hip brewpub’s vast craft-beer menu includes a few made on-site, plus food-truck grub outside. There’s plenty of seating outside for you and your friends, plus all the furry companions!

WEBSITE | 4112 Medical Parkway, 78756

Easy Tiger

Your dog will love coming here to this cool, shaded downtown hotspot. It’s a hip hangout with both a bakery/cafe & a creekside beer garden serving simple snacks & cheeses.

WEBSITE | 709 E 6th Street, 78701


Saloonlike cocktail lounge & beer garden in circa-1869 landmark building with vintage decor. The inside of Freedmen’s is beautiful and intimate, but the large outdoor patio is the perfect place to bring the dog and socialize on a weekend evening. Just make sure to keep an eye out on your pup, they’re known to be sneaky bandits for some BBQ.

WEBSITE | 2402 San Gabriel Street, 78705

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Hi Sign Brewing

Hi Sign Brewing is just a stone’s throw from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The dog-friendly brewery has amble shaded outdoor space has picnic tables and hammocks that are made for watching the planes flying overhead with your dog.

WEBSITE | 1201 Bastrop Highway, 78742

Hops & Grains

Sustainable East Austin microbrewery offering tours, a taproom with handcrafted ales & grain-based dog biscuits.  Check the calendar for yappy hours hosted out on the patio.

WEBSITE | 507 Calles Street, 78702

Read This: East Austin Brewery Guide

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Little Woodrow’s

Little Woodrow’s Neighborhood Bar is the beer (and dog) lovers’ place for the ultimate sports watching experience, featuring drink specials every day with over 100 beers and a full bar!

WEBSITE | Multiple Austin Locations

Moontower Saloon

Another massive patio with plenty of outdoor seating, games, and places for dogs to explore. Food trucks and great drinks are here for the humans!

WEBSITE | 10212 Manchaca Road, 78748

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters

Coffee beans flame-roasted on-site, plus bakery goods, frequent live music & a large dog-friendly patio boasting a stunning view on Lake Austin.

WEBSITE | 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard, 78703

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Oasis Brewing Co

Oasis Brewing Co

Brewpub by Lake Travis producing iconic, rustic session beers. Sitting at the very top of the Oasis Texas Development, there’s dog-friendly breathtaking views of Lake Travis and the Texas Hill Country in every direction.

WEBSITE | 6550 Comanche Trail, 78732

Red’s Porch

Beer, burgers & Southern/Tex-Mex eats with a dog-friendly patio, horseshoe pitch & second-story bar with views.

WEBSITE | 3508 S Lamar Boulevard, 78704


This cozy East Austin dive has a great porch that is totally dog friendly. The vintage arcade games are fun and playful while you sip on their unique frozen and hot alcoholic beverages.

WEBSITE | 1016 E 6th Street, 78702

Ski Shores

Ski Shores Café is a lakeside restaurant that’s been opening since 1954. There’s plenty of laid-back lakeside fun along with a game room, beachfront area, playground, great burgers, cocktails and dog-friendly outdoor space. Because let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than relaxing by the lake with your favorite four-legged friend.

WEBSITE | 2905 Pearce Road, 78730

Southern Heights Brewing Company

East Austin’s newest brewery is exceptionally dog-friendly. Dogs are allowed inside here with plenty of space to spread out. Open on weekends, Southern Heights is a relaxing place to come and try some incredible beer while your furry BFF tags along.

WEBSITE | 6014 Techni Center Drive, 78721

Spider House

Happy pups are more than welcomed at this campus spot and its massive outdoor space. Here, you’ll take your pick of the various trucks for food and drink.

WEBSITE | 2908 Fruth Street, 78705

St Elmo Brewing

Bar, brewery & beer garden with rotating craft taps & Sour Sop, an on-site food trailer for mostly Asian fare. Check out the massive dog-friendly outdoor area with plenty of picnic tables and a stage for live music.

WEBSITE | 440 E. St. Elmo Rd. Austin, TX 78745

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Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza + Jester King Brewery

Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza

Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza in Dripping Springs boasts some of the best brewery food, including handcrafted pizza. The pizza place and brewery are surrounded by sprawling Texas Hill Country farmland that is just perfect for hanging out or playing fetch.

WEBSITE | 13187 Fitzhugh Road, 78736

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Thunderbird Coffee, Koenig location

Thunderbird Coffee

There’s coffee, craft beer, and delicious food at both of the Thunderbird Cafes in Austin, making it a fantastic place to work outside of the office with your dog. There’s free wifi, plenty of seating, inside and out. Plus, Thunderbird always has a solid beer list (pint specials on Thursdays!) that’s sure to have something good for just about every craft beer drinker. Just make sure to arrive with a full charge, outlets are scare on the patios.

WEBSITE | Two Austin Locations (East and North Central)

Read This: Best Places in Austin to Grab a Beer and Get Sh*t Done

TLC Austin

Seafood, sandwiches & a raw bar plus Southern comfort fare with arcade games & televisions. This come-as-you-are indoor and dog-friendly outdoor space features counter service and community tables in a friendly environment for all. Come by to watch the game or catch up with old friends while enjoying refreshing drinks from a HUGE tap list of craft beers that includes several cocktails on tap.

WEBSITE | 1100 S Lamar Boulevard, 78704

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Torchy’s Taco Truck on S 1st

Torchy’s Tacos

Austin-based chain serving Mexican street-food-style tacos in inventive varieties, including for breakfast. Many of the locations have great outdoor areas for you and your pup to split an order of queso.

WEBSITE | Multiple Locations

Tyson’s Tacos

Any type of taco your heart desires is possible at this North Austin taco stand. The outdoor patio is sweltering on summer afternoons, but the stand is now open 24 hours. So if you’re looking for a dog-friendly Austin restaurant open late, head here to this Austin classic to get your taco fix. (It’s also BYOB!)

WEBSITE | 4905 Airport Boulevard, 78751


Inside the W Hotel in Downtown Austin is Trace. It’s a dog-friendly restaurant with regionally sourced meats, veggies & cheeses in a sophisticated setting with sidewalk dining. (Grab a cocktail and head into The Living Room to cozy up with your pooch next to the fireplace.)

WEBSITE | 200 Lavaca Street, 78701

Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse

Uncle Billy’s is  one the oldest breweries in Austin. There’s always plenty of award winning brews on tap to pair with their slow-smoked BBQ, sandwiches & salads pair. All can be enjoyed with your dog under a large tree-shaded patio. It’s right around the corner from Zilker Park, making it a great stop after getting some exercise with your four-legged best friend.

WEBSITE | 1530 Barton Springs Road, 78704

Read This: Big Changes are Coming to One of Austin’s Oldest Brewpubs
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Yard Bar

Yard Bar

The dog-loving Yard Bar is a combination dog park/restaurant/bar where Bark Rangers are on guard to help your dogs. For humans, there are food and drink, for the canines, there are sliders and ice cream. Entry fee for dogs is $5, and make sure to bring their rabies vaccination.

WEBSITE | 6700 Burnet Road, 78757

Yellow Jacket Social Club

Cozy watering hole in East Austim known for its global nibbles, dog-friendly patio & recycled wood & stone decor.

WEBSITE | 1704 E 5th Street, 78702

What’s your dog’s favorite spot in Austin? What great dog-friendly restaurants did I miss? Let me know why in the comments!

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7 thoughts on “35 Dog-Friendly Bars and Restaurants in Austin”

  1. Tracy Bibby says:

    Hi, great guide. I wanted to mention The Gibson Bar and Luke’s Inside Out as a popular dog friendly destination. Thanks

  2. Michelle Cheng says:

    Loving these pics of your sweet pup! I especially love the one of him/her running behind you. <3 And that one with the mural is reminiscent of a dog/street art series I did on my non-food IG (@optimista).

    We are so lucky to have so many dog-friendly restaurants here!

  3. Jessica says:

    OMG THIS POST IS EVERYTHING!!! Thanks so much for this roundup. I was only really aware of Yard Bar, and food trucks obviously since those are outdoors, but definitely need to make a trip out to these cool places. <3

  4. Chris Byram says:

    Ya missed Black Star Co-Op! 😄

  5. Mike Fritsch says:

    Great List. We are planning to hit up all of these with #DogsofATX meetup. Buzzmill is another great one.

  6. Christina Josef says:

    Liked your article. Quality writing.

  7. K Smith says:

    El mercado o s 1st, they were wonderful to my scardey little pup when I first got her.

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