10 dog-friendly restaurants and bars in Pittsburgh

August 9, 2021 - 4 min read

There’s a special joy in having a drink indoors or enjoying a meal outdoors with your dog at your feet. Fortunately, many of Pittsburgh’s restaurants and breweries allow dogs on their patios and indoors at breweries (where food isn’t served). Whether you and your pet are seeking a waterfront restaurant or a happening spot to hang out, the following pet-friendly places will welcome you and your four-legged friend.

Dog-Friendly Breweries

Allegheny City Brewing

Address: 507 Foreland Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: (412) 904-3732

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Allegheny City Brewing, located in the Deutschtown neighborhood on the north side of the city, is so dog-friendly that it has a dedicated wall full of pictures of their patrons’ dogs. The tap room, located adjacent to the brewery, features upcycled finishes and a rustic feel. Outside, customers can choose from picnic tables or 4-seat tables covered by canopies. On cooler nights, take comfort with a craft pint next to an outdoor heater under a string of lights with your dog by your side.

Grist House Craft Brewery

Address: 10 E Sherman Street  Pittsburgh, PA 15209 (Millvale location)

Phone: (412) 447-1442

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Located minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, Grist House offers dozens of creative brew options to savor outdoors with your leashed pup. The brewery does not offer food, but patrons can get grub from food trucks parked nearby. Grist House has a second location in Collier Township, located about 20 minutes west of the city center.

East End Brewing Co.

Address: 147 Julius Street  Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Phone: (412) 537-2337

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Well-behaved dogs are welcome inside the red-bricked East End Brewing Company’s spacious tasting room but if you prefer to sit outside on warmer days, the outdoor seating area has picnic tables. East End brews about 50-60 different beers yearly, so customers have plenty to choose from on tap, from its year-round Big Hop American Ale to Partly Clahdy NE IPA seasonal brew.

Dog-Friendly Date Spots

Osteria 2350

2350 Railroad Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 281-6595

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Located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District full of converted warehouses, this casual Italian restaurant is perfect for a summer date night with your loved one and, of course, your pup. Relish Italian classics including house-made gnocchi and chicken piccata in the outside seating area where dogs are welcome.

Federal Galley

Address: 200 Children's Way Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: (412) 517-6400

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Located on the North Shore of Pittsburgh on the Nova Place grounds, this unique food hall and outdoor beer garden is a must-visit for food and dog lovers. Federal Galley has several draft beer selections as well as four separate kitchens spearheaded by aspiring restaurateurs, who operate their restaurants rent and fee-free while hosting their pop up at Federal Galley.

Redfin Blues

Address: 100 Waterfront Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 322-5837

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Take in views of the Allegheny River and bicyclists along the water at Redfin Blues, Pittsburgh’s only North Shore waterfront restaurant and grill. Open seasonally, Redfin Blues serves standard American fare and seafood, and you are welcome to dine outdoors with your pet during the spring and summer months. Afterwards, burn off some calories with a walk along the river with your leashed dog.

Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle

Address: 2329 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: (412) 642-6622

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If you find yourself in the city’s Strip District neighborhood, head to this festive, authentic Irish pub for drinks, live music, and dancing. Nosh on pub grub like wings or Irish fare like fish-n-chips while hanging with your dog outdoors.

Where to Have Laid-Back Meal with Your Pup (Including Breakfast)

Cappy’s Cafe

Address: 5431 Walnut Street Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Phone: (412) 621-1188

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After a fun outing at nearby Frick Park, treat yourself and your pup at Cappy’s Cafe, where dogs are welcome on the patio. The cafe is located in the Shadyside district of the city and utilizes a grease-free, eco-friendly cooking system. Expect everything here to be baked, grilled, or broiled to perfection. On weekend mornings and early afternoons, Cappy’s offers a full breakfast menu, so you can enjoy pancakes, French toast, and omelettes alongside your pup.

Double Wide Grill

Address: 2339 E Carson Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Phone: (412) 390-1111

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This popular eatery, featuring homemade BBQ, vegan, and vegetarian options, is a favorite among dog owners in Pittsburgh. With a location in the heart of the city’s South Side neighborhood, Double Wide Grill has a patio that welcomes dogs and even caters to them with a special menu.

Sunny Jim's Tavern

Address: 255 Camp Horne Road Pittsburgh, PA 15202

Phone: 412-761-6700

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This local landmark has been serving Pittsburgh for more than 80 years and is known for the best fried chicken in the city. Bring your four-legged best friend along for a delicious meal on the outdoor patio alongside a running creek. Your pup might be salivating for some wings, but keep in mind that cooked chicken bones aren’t safe for dogs—bring along a safe chew or treat for them to have instead.