Just because he’s man’s best friend doesn’t mean he’s proprietor’s best friend. But thankfully for dog lovers, there are a bunch of cool Brooklyn bars and restaurants that allow—and sometimes cater to—your four-legged friends. Here are some of our favorites.
Dog-friendly patio? Check. Consistently delicious brunch, lunch and dinner options? Check. Sizable cocktail, wine and beer list? Check. In the heart of Park Slope, Stone Park Cafe is a beloved neighborhood gem and popular brunch spot focused on fresh, seasonal ingredients and made-from-scratch delights.
Stone Park Cafe
324 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
As the name suggests, Pig Beach is a pitmaster’s playground. Though not a beach, the lively vibe and dog-friendly patio lined with picnic benches and umbrellas does somewhat resemble a beachy environment. If your pooch salivates at the aroma of brisket and ribs, he or she is in luck, because here the air is thick with that fresh-from-the-smoker scent. Canine bonus if you allow your dog to eat table scraps or fallen mouthfuls of meat.
480 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
If your pup’s feeling festive, head to Habana Outpost for traditional Cuban and Mexican cuisine, upbeat music and a dog-friendly patio. The city’s first eco-eatery, Habana Outpost uses sugarcane utensils, rainwater to flush toilets and hosts a variety of eco-friendly events. Just note that it’s cash only.
757 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
If you give extra points for those restaurants that are so dog-friendly (on the patio) they’re known to offer your pet a bowl of water, give Sunshine Co. a try. The cocktails are beautifully balanced, the food both photogenic and tasty, and the menu is full of small plates so you can try a little bit of everything.
780 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
A favorite for vegan humans and vegan dogs, Pine Box Rock Shop is a community bar where four-legged friends are most welcome. Try the Bloody Mary. Sample the vegan snacks. Stay for the live music, and come back for the Vegan Shop Up—a delightful vegan marketplace where you can meet innovative bakers, cooks and merchants, and nibble on their creations.
Pine Box Rock Shop
12 Grattan Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Another place where dogs are more than welcome inside, Lucky Dog is a dive bar with plentiful happy hours and canines perched atop stools. Be sure to check out the jukebox and the outdoor space when you stop by.
303 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Pier 69 Market is a cute spot for grabbing a smoothie, coffee, tea, fresh juice or meal—not to mention, dogs are welcome. Their non-alcoholic beverage menu is quite extensive, the salads and sandwiches fresh, and the baked good selection will satisfy any sugar craving. Did we mention they have soft serve?
Pier 69 Market
10 Bay Ridge Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Detour for an incredible homemade burger on your next dog walk with a stop at Jaunchi’s Burger. Most of their ingredients are locally sourced and the Venezuelan-infused burgers are juicy, piled high and cooked to perfection.
225 S 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
For more dog-friendly spots, we’re fans of BringFido—which is super handy when traveling—or calling a restaurant or store before heading there. If you venture into the city and want a most unique, uber dog-centric experience, there’s always Boris & Horton. It’s part café, part store, part event space and dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re encouraged.