Deciding whether to stay home and snuggle with your pooch or go out and be social on the weekends can be quite a struggle. After all, Fido has been home all day by himself while you’re at work, and you miss that furball. But your friends are also pretty cool, and they miss your face. Luckily there are plenty of places in the Heights where you can get the best of both worlds! Check out these local spots where you can not only bring your dog, but keep them entertained and happy.
Wicklow Heights at 1027 W. 19th St. has tons of picnic tables, green space to play, and real grass, which is a major plus when you’re with your doggo and… ahem… nature calls. Water bowls are provided so your dog will stay cool and comfortable. Plus, the cocktails are tasty and there are good drink specials.
Too hot to sit outside? Astral Brewing at 4816 N. Shepherd allows pups inside, provided they are well behaved and not barking and causing a ruckus.
Bungalow Heights at 1919 Beall St. not only allows dogs, they also sell special dog beer so you can knock back a pint with your pup. Good Boy Dog Beer is refreshing for furry friends and not actually a beer with alcohol, so it’s perfectly safe.
Cottonwood has been a favorite of area dog lovers for years, thanks to a fence keeping dogs contained and plenty of outdoor space. It gets really crowded in the evenings but is perfect for day drinking. The Squirrel Master burger is one of our favorites in the whole city, too.
While this is not a comprehensive list, here are a few other local places where you can bring your pup and enjoy a drink with friends.
The Barking Pig, 2307 Ella Blvd.
Eight Row Flint,1039 Yale St.
Plonk! Beer & Wine Bistro, 1214 W. 43rd St.
Petrol Station, 985 Wakefield Dr.
Cedar Creek Café Bar & Grill, 1034 W. 20th St.
EQ Heights, 1030 Heights Blvd.
Great Heights Brewing Company, 938 Wakefield Dr.
The Union Kitchen, 3452 Ella Blvd.
Barnaby’s Café, 2802 White Oak Dr.
Sassafras, 5022 Pinemont Dr.
Postino Wine Café, 642 Yale St.