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Dog Friendly Restaurants in Austin That Our Pups Love

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Two of the greatest things about Austin is the food and how dog-friendly the city is. With so many dog lovers and owners, we figured y’all need a guide to the best dog-friendly restaurants in Austin!

What’s a good meal if you can’t bring your best furry friend? Find the best of both worlds at the awesome dog-friendly spots.

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East Austin

Hanks offers a large, covered patio extending across the front of the entire restaurant all the way from the bar to the cafรฉ. Whether you’re looking for a dog-friendly restaurant in Austin to drink coffee and get work done or to grab a cocktail with friends, ย Hanks has you covered!

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“THU | 8AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 8AMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 5811 Berkman Dr, Austin, TX 78723ย 

Sour Duck Market offers food from local farms and ranchers. Come alone, with a (furry) friend, or in a huge group, there’s a spot for everyone in their enchanting outdoor space!

๐Ÿ—“ SUN, WED & THU | 10AMโ€“8PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 10AMโ€“9PM

๐Ÿ“ 1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702ย 

This East Austin space was originally used during and post WWII to build airplane and industrial parts. Now, several decades later, it is a popular beer hall and brewery!

Central Machine Works kept the industrial feel with modern decor and a ginormous outdoor patio space. It is the perfect spot to hang with your pet, they can even come inside with you!

๐Ÿ—“ TUEโ€“THU | 4PMโ€“12AM
๐Ÿ—“ย FRI & SAT | 11AMโ€“12AM
๐Ÿ—“ย SUN | 11AMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 4824 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702ย 

For the past five years, Blue Owl Brewing has brought Austin clean and balanced sour beers. Their tasting room allows for every Austinite to find their perfect drink to enjoy with friends and dogs!

๐Ÿ—“ WED & THU | 3PMโ€“8PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRIโ€“SUN | 12PMโ€“8PM

๐Ÿ“ 2400 E Cesar Chavez St #300, Austin, TX 78702

Contigo offers some of the best views and the best vibes with almost entirely outdoor seating. From classic food favorites to specialty drinks, there’s something for everyone, including your pup!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“THUR | 4PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 4PMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723ย 

Midwestern and Northeastern inspired comfort food and beer. Haymaker is the perfect place to grab a bite and hang out for a while, with your pup or people. They also have sweet happy hour specials every day of the week!

We are convinced it is a requirement for Haymaker staff to LOVE dogs because they all do, which makes this spot all the better!

๐Ÿ—“ Every Day | 11AMโ€“12AM

๐Ÿ“ย 2310 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

Southern Heights’ taproom is fun, funky, and welcoming for the whole group, including you’re furry friend. They are one of the few spots in Austin that allows dogs inside the building!

They bring some of the freshest ale to East Austin. with seasonal and exclusive beers. In our opinion, they offer some of the best brews the Austin beer scene has!

๐Ÿ—“ WED & THU | 3PMโ€“8PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI | 3PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT | 12PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 12PMโ€“7PM

๐Ÿ“ 6014 Techni Center Dr ste 2-101, Austin, TX 78721ย 

We shouldn’t have to choose between a day at the pool and our dogs! East Austin Hotel’s pool bar lets youย enjoy brunch, dinner, or drinks poolside while you soak up the summer sun with your pup.

๐Ÿ—“ WEDโ€“SAT | 12PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 12PMโ€“6PM

๐Ÿ“ 1108 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702ย 

This microbrewery is home to a spacious, grassy backyard perfect for the whole woofing family. Pints are made for sharing and the acre property is made for time talking!

๐Ÿ—“ TUEโ€“SUN | 12PMโ€“8PM

๐Ÿ“1201 Bastrop Hwy, Austin, TX 78742ย 

Cherrywood Coffeehouse offers a large, fenced-in, outdoor seating space for you and your pups to enjoy.ย 

They offer a selection of coffees, teas, craft beer, pastries, as well as a food menu.ย 

Go during the day and get some work done and bring your pup along or stop in one evening to grab a beer and hang out with friends and of course all the dogs!

๐Ÿ—“ Every Day | 7AMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“1400 E 38th 1/2 St, Austin, TX 78722

South Austin

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Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.โ€™s iconic Beer Hall hosts great food and even greater company. Their outside areas are frequently full of furry friends.

This instagrammable location makes for a fun photo and a fun time for people and pets alike.ย 

Pictured is our good friend Simcoe, who also doubles as ABGB’s Director of Brewing!

๐Ÿ—“ TUEโ€“FRI | 11:30AMโ€“11PM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT | 12PMโ€“12AM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 12PMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704ย 

This South Austin gem is an awesome sports bar with great food and drinks, and an even better patio for your pups to join. Whether you’re coming for dinner or to watch a game, your dog will always be welcomed!

The atmosphere at Doc’s only gets better when people stop on by for a cold one with their favorite pups.

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“THUR | 11AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 11AMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 5207 Brodie Ln #100, Sunset Valley, TX 78745ย 

Known for their consistent whiskeys, this distillery draws you in with their wide selection of drinks and great opportunity to walk on by with your furry friend.

๐Ÿ—“ย TUEโ€“FRI| 12PMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ—“ย SAT & SUN | 11AMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 440 E St Elmo Rd Suite F, Austin, TX 78745ย 

Black Sheep Lodge is very similar to one of our favorite dog-friendly restaurants in Austin, Haymaker. It’s indoor and outdoor seating makes a great space to enjoy a cold drink and tasty snacks all while treating your furry friend to a fun adventure out!

๐Ÿ—“ Every Day | 11AMโ€“12AM

๐Ÿ“ 2108 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704ย 

Alongside their tasty brews, Cosmic Coffee + Beer Gardenย  provides a nice selection of coffee drinks and baked goods that pair great with a sip of any type of drink. Whether you’re working or grabbing a cold one, they have plenty of outdoor seating for you to bring your pup along.

They offer dog bowls with a filling station soon the side of the building to ensure your pup doesn’t get thirsty!

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“WED | 8AMโ€“11PM
๐Ÿ—“ THURโ€“SAT | 8AMโ€“12AM

๐Ÿ“ 121 Pickle Rd, Austin, TX 78704ย 

This great neighborhood spot has great food and a greater environment that will make any outing with your special pup even better.

The outdoor seating wraps around the building and offers picnic tables, chairs around fire pits, swings, and more!

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“THUR | 11:30AMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 11:30AMโ€“11PM

๐Ÿ“ 2115 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

This bar and restaurant really hit the neighborhood spot with its indoor and outdoor seating combination. They offer fun activities such as volleyball, where some leagues come and play, then grab a cold drink afterward!ย 

Bring your pup along with you for your afternoon or evening hang at Moontower Saloon!

๐Ÿ—“ MONโ€“FRI | 1PMโ€“2AM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT & SUN | 12PMโ€“2AM

๐Ÿ“ 10212 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748ย 

This laid back family and dog-friendly brewpub creates an eccentric experience with their one of a kind taproom and expansion of flavors throughout their brews.

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“WED | 12PMโ€“8PM
๐Ÿ—“ THUโ€“SAT | 12PMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 3804 Woodbury Dr suite a, Austin, TX 78704ย 

Known for always having bowls for Austinโ€™s furry friends, Radioโ€™s outside patio area is a blast for people and pups alike. Their outdoor area is home to local musicians and food truck options that will add flavor to any occasion.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ MONโ€“THU | 7AMโ€“11PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI | 7AMโ€“12AM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT | 7:30AMโ€“12AM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 7:30AMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 4204 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704ย 

TLC Austinโ€™s indoor-outdoor spaces provide places where kids, adults, and dogs can play along while being served a nice cold drink and delicious food on a hot Austin day.

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“THUR | 12PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 12PMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste. #1150, Austin, TX 78704ย 

Cool off with shaved ice from Freezin Balls Shaved Ice. Not only do they offer shaved ice for humans but have a dog-friendly chicken flavor your pup will love!

They have a great, covered space to hang out and enjoy your shaved ice while your pup plays on the turf and in the kiddie pools!

๐Ÿ—“ SUN, TUEโ€“FRI | 2PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT | 2PMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 2118 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704

Downtown Austin

Bangers has a smokehouse hog and encourage you to bring your dog! Their food is mouthwatering, with some of the best drinks to wash it down, and you can’t beat the community feel of this Austin favorite.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ MONโ€“THU | 12PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 12PMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 10AMโ€“5PM

๐Ÿ“ย 79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701ย 

Play games with friends, enjoy gourmet snacks, and drink the day away at Upstairs at Caroline! Their covered patio space above the restaurant is tables and toss games, with people and pets alike to play along.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ MONโ€“THUR | 4PMโ€“11PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI | 12PMโ€“12AM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT | 11AMโ€“12AM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 11AMโ€“11PM

๐Ÿ“ 621 Congress Ave STE 201, Austin, TX 78701ย 

Patio bar, pub food, and pooches welcome at Cedar Door. Offering a relaxed hangout feel with outdoor space for locals, visitors, and doggos alike, Cedar Door is a fan favorite for a reason!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ WEDโ€“FRI | 4PMโ€“12AM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT & SUN | 12PMโ€“12AM

๐Ÿ“ 201 Brazos St bldg A, Austin, TX 78701

Little Woodrows is popular for “Paws on the Patio,” a dog welcoming space! They also partner with Austin Pet’s Alive for adoption days and host Wiener dog races benefitting rescue groups!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ Temporarily Closed

๐Ÿ“ 520 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701ย 

Like a dive bar, beer garden crossover, Shangri-La is known for jukebox jams and it’s pet popular patio. Spend your day here playing games and enjoying gourmet dishes.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ Temporarily Closed

๐Ÿ“ 1016 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Scholz is the oldest beer garten in Texas and has been apart of the Austin community for 150 years. Watch sporting games, enjoy music, schedule puppy playdates on the patio, and of course, have a drink.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ WEDโ€“SAT | 12PMโ€“8PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 12PMโ€“6PM

๐Ÿ“ 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701ย 

Known as the watering hole near the swimming hole, Barton Springs Saloon is not even a streak for you and your adventure pals and pups to enjoy a bite and a beverage. What was once a gas station is now one of our favorite patios with jukebox tunes and good times.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“FRI | 12PMโ€“2AM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT | 11AMโ€“2AM

๐Ÿ“ 424 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Catch a break with a pick me or relax and stay a while at Trace. The whole crew is welcome, including your four-legged friends.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“TUE | 7AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ WEDโ€“SAT | 7AMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

For 25 years, Spider House has been home to anyone and everyone in Austin. Lights, tables, eclectic art, and decor make up several different spaces all with different feels, and the shady, spacious patio is great for a dog hangout space!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ Every Day | 10AMโ€“2AM

๐Ÿ“ 2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705

North Austin

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Yard Bar has a dog park with a complementing bar! Enjoy your own table, drink all day, and order snacks for both you and your dog!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“WED | 12PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ THUโ€“SAT | 12PMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 6700 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757ย 

Circle Brewery has ten years of Austin under their belt and stands by their less is more beer philosophy. Their taproom hosts pet driven holiday parties and is known to be one of the most dog friendly in Austin, so there are always lots of pups and people around!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ WED & THU | 4PMโ€“8PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI | 4PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT | 12PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 12PMโ€“6PM
๐Ÿ“ 2340 W Braker Ln b, Austin, TX 78758ย 

With a covered patio and outdoor bar, Culinary Dropout is an amazing spot to enjoy Texas weather and good company of both people and pets.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ MONโ€“THUR | 11AMโ€“11PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI | 11AMโ€“12AM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT | 9AMโ€“12AM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 9AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ“ 11721 Rock Rose Ave Ste #100, Austin, TX 78758ย 

Doghouse Drinkery is a dog park with a bar! The outdoor bar serves beer and wine and can be enjoyed anywhere outside while your dog runs freely off-leash.

๐Ÿ—“ TUEโ€“FRI | 3PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT | 12PMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 12PMโ€“9PM

๐Ÿ“ย 3800 Co Rd 175, Leander, TX 78641ย 

For 25 years, Drought House outdoor patio has been the best spot for hoppy, parties, and puppies. This brewpub also has a food truck right outside, and darts for some friendly competition.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ TUE & WED | 12PMโ€“7PM
๐Ÿ—“ THU & FRI | 12PMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT| 8:30AMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 12PMโ€“7PM

๐Ÿ“ 4112 Medical Pkwy, Austin, TX 78756ย 

Hopsquad Brewing will try anything to make the best beer for everyone. Their space is family-friendly, dog-friendly, electric, and exciting, with a Mexican-beach inspired design!

๐Ÿ—“ WEDโ€“THUR | 2PMโ€“8PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRIโ€“SAT | 1PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 1PMโ€“8PM


๐Ÿ“ 2307 Kramer Ln, Austin, TX 78758ย 

Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden has a menu made of everything you could ever want, from baked goods to beer, coffee to cocktails, and so much more! Their outdoor patio consists of picnic tables and ping pong, making it the perfect place to bring your pup along.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“THU | 7AMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 7AMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 1100, Austin, TX 78752ย 

Long play Lounge not only has records on repeat but also craft beers and craft cocktails. All are best enjoyed on their outdoor patio with a dog by your side, and hopefully a drink in your hand!

๐Ÿ—“ Every Day | 4PMโ€“12AM

๐Ÿ“ 704 W St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752ย 

Celis Brewery is the best place to hang out with your dog alongside and enjoy original Belgian style beer. Bartenders will bring out water and treats for your furry friend and often has events supporting dog rescue groups!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ MONโ€“FRI | 3PMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT & SUN | 12PMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 10001 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758ย 

4th Tap Brewing welcomes all pups as long as they’re on their leash and by your side. You and your dog can spend the day in the taproom or on the patio!

๐Ÿ—“ MONโ€“THU | 3PMโ€“8PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 12PMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 12PMโ€“6PM

๐Ÿ“ 10615 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758ย 

West Austin

Not far outside of Austin you will find the Treaty Oak Distilling Ranch. This 28-acre ranch opens dogs with open arms!

There is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy delicious cocktails, beer, food, and bring your pup along. They have picnic tables spaced throughout the property as well as games such as corn hole.ย 

The open-aired Rickhouse makes it easy to order drinks without leaving your dog tied up at the table. You can also find a more relaxing lounge area within the Rickhouse, where your dog is just as welcomed as you!

๐Ÿ—“ WEDโ€“SAT | 12PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 12PMโ€“4PM

๐Ÿ“ 16604 Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620ย 

With 165 acres of land, Jester King Brewery is home to farm, kitchen, event hall, and of course brewery in the Texas hill country. Their abundance of space is the pawfect place to enjoy a drink while your pup gets some playtime!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ WEDโ€“FRI | 3PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT & SUN | 12PMโ€“4PM, 5PMโ€“9PM

๐Ÿ“ 13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736ย 

This Lake Austin favorite makes you feel like a beach regular. Their outdoor patio and regular events are family-friendly, pet positive, and an all-around good time!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ MONโ€“THU | 11AMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI | 11AMโ€“12AM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT | 8AMโ€“12AM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 8AMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“ 2905 Pearce Rd, Austin, TX 78730ย 

Vista Brewing is in the beautiful hill country and the rustic vibe is spacious, peaceful, and pooch-friendly. Every week, they host local, live music to make your evening even more picturesque!ย 

๐Ÿ—“ WEDโ€“FRI | 4PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT & SUN | 12PMโ€“9PM

๐Ÿ“ 13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150, Driftwood, TX 78619ย 

ย You can find lake views, incredible sunsets, and a pet-friendly taproom all at Oasis Texas Brewing! Enjoy seasonal and year-round favorite brews with a view that makes you feel like you’re somewhere across the globe.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ WED &ย  THU | 12PMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRIโ€“SUN | 11AMโ€“10PM

๐Ÿ“6650 Comanche Trail Suite #301, Austin, TX 78732ย 

Beerburg Brewing has one of the best beer gardens in Austin, with the best sunset views. Bring your dog or your friends, or all of your dog friends, and enjoy the breeze and the brews for hours on end.ย 

๐Ÿ—“ THU & FRI | 3PMโ€“8PM
๐Ÿ—“ SAT & SUN | 12PMโ€“8PM

๐Ÿ“ 13476 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736ย 

Austin Eastciders has opened a new location that screams dog-friendly! Located next door to Ski Shores Cafe, this new restaurant and cidery feature coffee, cider, food, cocktails, and the best patio to hang with your pup!

๐Ÿ—“ TUEโ€“THUR | 9AMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 9AMโ€“11PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 9AMโ€“9PM

๐Ÿ“ 1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

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Christina Pennell

Christina Pennell

Christina is a UNATION team memberย and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe to our text and email, and follow us on social!

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