Dog-Friendly Places on South Congress Your Furry Friend will Love

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We know it’s hard to truly enjoy yourself when spending time apart for your furry baby, but finding pet-friendly accommodations isn’t always easy. Luckily you and your pups are in luck! South Congress has plenty of dog-friendly options, from cafés, to dog parks, to upscale hotels. Read up on our list of the top dog-friendly places on South Congress.

Perla’s is a seafood dinner spot located on South Congress. With beautifully prepared seafood and a curated raw bar, this is the perfect place to go for your next dinner outing! Perla’s offers a dog-friendly front patio where your furry friend can relax under shade and live oak trees. While your animal relaxes, it’s time for you to unwind and order a glass of wine off Perla’s menu.

MON–THUR |  11:30AM–10PM
FRI | 11:30AM–11PM
SAT | 10:30AM–11PM
SUN | 10:30AM–10PM

Café No Sé inside of the South Congress Hotel is dog-friendly along with the hotel itself. It’s the perfect place to come with your gals for lunch to enjoy a California inspired menu alongside your furry friends!

There are treats and water bowls on the patio for your pup. Additionally, you can opt for a happy hour at the Lobby Bar where you can enjoy half-off everything from 5PM-7PM on weekdays.


Cosmic Coffee is truly one of the best spots for coffee, food trucks, and cocktails! Their caffinated drinks are impeccable and their season menu is always full of delcious drinks. The cocktails are boozy and the outdoor area is misted during the summer to help keep you cool.

There are a ton of seating options, it is kid-friendly, and there are fire pits to stay warm in the winter. Best of all, Cosmic Coffee welcomes dogs inside and out. Your pup is sure to meet another friend here!


St. Elmo is dedicated to and known for brewing exceptional beer. At Spokesman, you can find a variety of delicious drinks and tasty food. Spokesman is dog-friendly, so bring your pup here for a refreshing beer the next time you go out with friends!

MON – FRI | 8AM–10PM

Work & Woof is a dog-friendly co-working space in Austin, Texas. We understand that one of the hardest parts of the day is leaving your pup at home while you head into work, but with Work & Woof you can take your furry animal with you!

This innovative co-working environment allows dogs and their owners to work together. It can be a little distracting having your pooch yap at you while you’re trying to crunch those numbers, so the folks at Work and Woof also offer doggy daycare to everybody from day users to monthly members. The amenities that they provide include Google Fiber, a kitchen, private phone booths, a number of free drinks, permanent desks, open seating, filing cabinets, and private offices.

SAT | 10AM–5PM

Plaza Colombian Coffee is the perfect combination of a coffee shop, tiki bar, and Colombian restaurant with an atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re at the beach even though it is right off of South Congress. The food menu is made up of empanadas and other Colombian pastries that are a delicious treat! 

This dog-friendly place on South Congress welcomes all pups on their outside patio so you won’t have to leave your furry friend at home.

MON & TUES | 7:30AM–8PM
WED | 7:30AM-10PM
THU–SAT | 7:30AM–11PM

Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse is a family-owned, operated, and sourced craft pizza and Texas craft beer bar. The pizza restaurant offers a huge dog-friendly outdoor beer garden. During the day, it’s shaded by oak trees and at night this dog-friendly places on South Congress is surrounded by dreamy string lights. The menu offers a large selection, so there is something for everyone!

SUN–THU | 11AM–9:30PM

Hotel San José is known to be one of the friendliest and accommodating hotels for dog owners in Austin. If you have a dog that likes to travel, don’t leave them at home during your trip! Many of the staff carry dog treats around to spoil your pup. The hotel also features a cozy lounge inside with a beautiful garden courtyard where dogs love to roam around.

Dog-Friendly Places on South Congress

There is truly no place like Austin, Texas for you and your pup. Not only is the weather great, but this city is super dog friendly. From dive bars to diners, to pizzerias and high end hotels, this list of dog-friendly places on South Congress has something for every dog (and owner) to enjoy! Let us know which area you choose to check out with your four-legged pal.

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!