With an incredible array of cuisines, dozens of local craft breweries and more 300-plus BYOB restaurants, Philadelphia does not disappoint when it comes to eating and drinking. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to bring your pup along for some food and fun, too.
When it’s beer o’clock, cocktail hour, time for dinner or last call, here’s where you and your dog can sample the best of Philly’s dog-friendly scene.
Bars and Breweries
Address: 149 Brown St.
Dogs are welcome at this no-frills, quintessential neighborhood dive that has PBR on tap and Trivial Pursuit cards at the bar and corn hole in the backyard.
Address: 3705 W. School House Lane
It’s always happy hour when a brewery is open. So, in addition to the generous pours, the beer garden at Wissahickon Brewing Company also hosts food trucks each day. And if you’re looking for a little something for your pup to enjoy, be sure and check out the dog treats from the Clean Plate Club truck made from the brewery’s spent grains.
Address: 224 S. 15th St.
It’s all in the name at this hip City Center West spot. Come for the beer, sit for the signature burgers, stay for the dog-friendly scene. Good dog.
Best in the Summertime
Address: 800 Mifflin St.
This dog-friendly, seasonal rooftop and beer terrace located on top of the historic BOK building in South Philadelphia changed things up in the summer 2020. From hosting “take your dog to school day” every Sunday, it also created a pop-up restaurant and creative scene for 25 women-owned, BIPOC chefs, creators and innovators displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Address: 2331 E. Cumberland St.
Phone: (215) 425-4460
Give @dogsofmemphistaproom a follow and you’ll scroll down an endless Instagram feed that “celebrates canines with refined taste that frequent Memphis Taproom.” Once you’ve had your fill of adorable pups on the Internet, head to the bar’s summer beer garden and meet some in person.
Address: Various city locations throughout the summer
Phone: (215) 568-1616
A traveling, dog-friendly beer garden, developed as a partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and FCM Hospitality, Parks on Tap sets up shop in different city parks throughout the summer. A portion of all proceeds made as a part of the partnership benefits each park that hosts events.
Address: 129 S. 30th St.
Located 12 floors up at the Cira Green, this seasonal rooftop restaurant not only showcases the showstopping view and its signature burgers, in 2020 it set up in service of local rescue organizations. By hosting weekly Yappy Hours that featured a full menu, as well as chef-made dog treats, Sunset Social brought adoptable dogs to guests and earmarked a portion of the profits to benefit the PSPCA and Morris Animal Refuge.
Dog-Friendly Date Night Spots
Address: 1100 Chestnut St.
When you want to jam with your dog, head to MilkBoy Philly. The spot is a restaurant, bar, cafe and live-music venue all in one that rolls up its garage doors in good weather. If your dog is down for the scene, this canine-friendly Center City drinking spot welcomes you both to rock-n-roll all night.
Address: 227 S. 18th St.
This authentic French bistro stays true to its Parisian roots and welcomes your très chicc hien to dine with you on the outdoor patio, open year-round.
Address: 121 N. Columbus Blvd.
Change up your dog walking routine and head to Cherry Street Pier. Built into the shell of a century-old municipal pier, this central Delaware River waterfront locale features award-winning restaurants and bars, a thriving artist community and a lively, year-round event calendar.
Address: 3420 Sansom St.
Social: Facebook, Instagram, Yelp
It’s all in the name — complete with dog décor and portraits — at this farm-to-table restaurant that specializes in seasonal and sustainable menus. There are four locations, and the long-standing University City location features a fenced-in outdoor dining area for you and your pup.