29 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!

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Austin loves him!

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 do friendly staff that are more than happy to have your dog around.

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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.

Obviously, the competition is stiff for ‘the best’ dog-friendly places in Austin. This guide of 29 dog friendly Austin places is here to help:

4th Tap Brewing Co-op WEBSITE | 10615 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

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.

ABGB WEBSITE | 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

The brewery and beer garden is dog-friendly with biscuits and watering stations.

Amy’s Ice Cream and Phil’s Icehouse WEBSITE | Multiple Locations

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 and a killer playground for kids.
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Phil’s Icehouse + Amy’s Ice Cream

Banger’s Sausage House WEBSITE | 79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

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.

Black Sheep Lodge WEBSITE | 2108 S Lamar, Austin, TX 78704

This dog-friendly sports bar, known for its burgers, offers daily drink specials & bar games.

Circle Brewing WEBSITE | 2340 W Braker Ln b, Austin, TX 78758

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.

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Contigo WEBSITE | 2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX

It’s one of Austin’s most favorite brunch spots and there’s open outdoor picnic tables to sit outside with your pup and a farm-to-table menu to fill up on!

Doghouse Drinkery WEBSITE | 3800 Co Rd 175, Leander, TX 78641

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.

Draught House WEBSITE | 4112 Medical Pkwy, Austin, TX 78756

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!

Easy Tiger WEBSITE | 709 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

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.

Freedmen’s WEBSITE | 2402 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705

Saloonlike cocktail lounge & beer garden in circa-1869 landmark building with vintage decor. The large outdoor area is perfect for dogs and their humans. Just make sure to keep an eye out on your pup, they’re known to be sneaky bandits for some BBQ.

Hops & Grains WEBSITE | 507 Calles St #101, Austin, TX 78702

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.

Kerby Lane Cafe WEBSITE | Multiple Locations

All of the Kerby Lane Cafe locations with patios allow you to eat out there with your dog. Which is good news for those who can’t get enough of their seasonal flavored pancakes, which is basically everyone in Austin.  Go for brunch, go for breakfast, or go for breakfast for dinner. Kerby Lane has late-night hours and all-day breakfast.

Little Woodrow’s WEBSITE | Multiple Locations

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!

Moontower Saloon WEBSITE | 10212 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748

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!

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Mozart’s Coffee Roasters WEBSITE | 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

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

Oasis Brewing Co WEBSITE | 6550 Comanche Trail #301, Austin, TX 78732

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.

Related: Guide to Austin’s Best Brewpubs

Opal Divine’s Marina WEBSITE | 12709 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78727

Whiskey & beer complement burgers & pub grub, with plenty of seating on the dog-friendly deck.

Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar WEBSITE | 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX

Fish, wood grilled oysters, and surf ‘n’ turf are dished at this laid-back SoCo spot with an open kitchen and shaded patio.

Red’s Porch WEBSITE | 3508 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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

Shangri-La WEBSITE | 1016 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

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.

Spider House WEBSITE | 2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705

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.

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

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

Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza (at Jester King) WEBSITE | 13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736

Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza in Dripping Springs boasts some of the best brewery food, including handcrafted pizza. This spot uses produce grown on-site whenever possible and you’ll die when you see the great selection of toppings.

The pizza place and brewery are surrounded by sprawling Texas Hill Country farmland that is just perfect for hanging out or playing fetch.

The Domain WEBSITE | 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX 78758

Outdoor mall offering a variety of upscale shops & department stores plus dining options & tons of great bars. OH, and it’s all dog-friendly!!

Torchy’s Tacos WEBSITE | Multiple Locations

Buzzy 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 of order of queso.

Trace WEBSITE | 2nd Street District, 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

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 pup next to the fireplace.

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Yard Bar

Yard Bar WEBSITE | 6700 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

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.

Yellow Jacket Social Club WEBSITE | 1704 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

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

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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6 thoughts on “29 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.

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