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 do 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. 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
Banger’s Sausage House WEBSITE | 79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
Black Sheep Lodge WEBSITE | 2108 S Lamar, Austin, TX 78704
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.
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
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
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!
Mozart’s Coffee Roasters WEBSITE | 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
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
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
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
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
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.
Yard Bar WEBSITE | 6700 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
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.