10 dog-friendly restaurants and bars in Atlanta

July 18, 2021 - 5 min read
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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.

Dog-Friendly Breweries

Monday Night Brewing

Address: 670 Trabert Ave NW (West Midtown location)

Phone: (404) 352-7703

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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.

Eventide Brewing

Address: 1015 Grant St SE

Phone: (404) 907-4543

Social: Facebook, Twitter, Yelp

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

Brewhouse Café

Address: 401 Moreland Ave NE

Phone: (404) 525-7799

Social: Facebook, Instagram, Yelp

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.

Bucket Shop Café

Address: 3475 Lenox Rd NE

Phone: (404) 261-9244

Social: Facebook, Instagram, Yelp

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.

Publico Kitchen & Tap

Address: 1104 Crescent Ave NE

Phone: (678) 745-5230

Social: Facebook, Instagram, Yelp

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.

Dakota Blue

Address: 454 Cherokee Ave SE

Phone: (404) 589-8002

Social: Facebook, Yelp

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

Park Tavern

Address: 500 10th St NE

Phone: (404) 249-0001

Social: Facebook, Twitter, Yelp

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.

Nina & Rafi

Address: 661 Auburn Ave NE #220

Phone: (404) 549-8997

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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.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

Address: 701 Memorial Dr SE

Phone: (404) 228-3722

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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.

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Address: 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE

Phone: (404) 458-6838

Social: Facebook, Instagram, Yelp

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.