Atlanta is a foodie’s dream, and with plenty of restaurants welcoming dogs, you’ll never have to dine alone. The city enjoys moderate to warm weather year-round, making al fresco dining and drinking at bars, breweries, and restaurants with your furry friend a breeze.
Here are the top Atlanta restaurants and bars that cater to humans and their beloved companions.
Address: 670 Trabert Ave NW (West Midtown location)
Phone: (404) 352-7703
Monday Night Brewing’s West Midtown location is the brewery’s original home, and it’s right in the heart of Atlanta’s food and arts scene. They welcome well-behaved and leashed dogs on the patio. Seasonal ales like Taco Tuesday and Dr. Robot Key Lime liven up the experience.
Address: 1015 Grant St SE
Phone: (404) 907-4543
Located within walking distance from Grant Park, Eventide Brewing has a dog-friendly patio, serving bowls of water and King of Pups (popsicles). The brewery prides itself in creating craft beer that’s not complicated. Their beers have all the flavor you could want and can be enjoyed whenever and with whatever pairing.
Cafes and Brunch Spots
Address: 401 Moreland Ave NE
Phone: (404) 525-7799
For sports fans with European inclinations, Brewhouse Café is the best place to catch a game of soccer, rugby or cricket while seated outside on the patio with your dog. Your pooch can enjoy treats and water while you cheer on your club. This English-style pub serves comfort favorites such as fish ‘n chips, bangers & mash, yummy finger food, and a variety of beers. The pub also caters to vegans.
Address: 3475 Lenox Rd NE
Phone: (404) 261-9244
The newly-renovated patio of Bucket Shop Cafe in Buckhead is a friendly neighborhood spot for a happy hour or watching the big game with your buds, including your furry one. The restaurant offers a diverse selection of American dishes along with an extensive beer, wine, and liquor selection.
Address: 1104 Crescent Ave NE
Phone: (678) 745-5230
If you’re seeking the perfect brunch spot, look no further than Publico, voted one of the hottest brunches by Eater Atlanta. The patio is full of igloos for patrons to enjoy private dining during the pandemic, and the grassy outdoor space is perfect for your dog to relax and receive great service (yes, dogs get their own menu full of freshly made treats). Sales from the doggie menu go directly to the Atlanta Humane Society, one of the top animal shelters in the city. Publico Kitchen & Tap serves flavorful Latin-Asian cuisine combined with craft beer and cocktails, as well as sandwiches, burgers and ramen dishes.
Address: 454 Cherokee Ave SE
Phone: (404) 589-8002
After a walk in nearby Grant Park on a weekend morning, treat yourself to a hearty brunch on the pooch-friendly patio at the family-owned and kid-friendly Dakota Blue. Choose from menu items like choco-chip pancakes, southern chix bisquit, and caveman hash. Patrons also have the choice of building their own burgers and tacos for lunch or dinner.
Fun For a Group
Address: 500 10th St NE
Phone: (404) 249-0001
Voted the best dog-friendly patio in Atlanta, Park Tavern offers beautiful views of the Atlanta skyline, impeccable service, and amazing food. The restaurant has something for everyone, from beer and burgers to tacos and wings. It’s conveniently located near the Piedmont Dog Park, one of the most frequented dog parks in the city. After a fun play date with your pup at the park, treat yourself to a burger and take in some live music in the summertime.
Address: 661 Auburn Ave NE #220
Phone: (404) 549-8997
Craving pizza? Bring your dog to fan-favorite Nina & Rafi and feast on Detroit-style pizza on their patio. Pair it with a pint of cold beer or a cocktail on a nice summer day and you’ve got yourself a lovely outing with your buddy. The restaurant also serves vegan and gluten free options. Their ideal location on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail (a former railway corridor converted into a biking and walking trail) makes it easy to burn off some calories on a walk with your four-legged friend.
Address: 701 Memorial Dr SE
Phone: (404) 228-3722
Enjoy an irresistible burger and wash it down with a salted caramel shake in Grindhouse Killer Burgers’ large outdoor area. Burger lovers can choose from a number of options, including vegan options, at this happening spot situated along the border of Cabbagetown and Grant Park. A covered astro-turf area, where you can keep your pup by your side, is right outside the outdoor bar. The establishment has other locations in Piedmont-Heights, Grant Park, Brookhaven, Decatur, and Athens.
Address: 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE
Phone: (404) 458-6838
Located in the historic Old Fourth Ward, Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is an outdoor-oriented restaurant featuring a 4,000 sq. ft yard along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside trail, ideal for soaking up the sun with your dogs. The spacious outdoor space has games like ping pong and shuffleboard with beer garden-style tables. Ladybird’s main attraction — campfire cuisine for dinner, lunch, and weekend brunch — can be savored with craft cocktails, wine, and local beer. The yard’s vintage camper-turned-bar gives it a retro feel. Ladybird now has greenhouses on the yard that are safe for outdoor gatherings of 2 to 10 guests in the winter months.