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Explore These Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Downtown Tampa

  • March 17, 2023
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Let’s be honest: more often than not, it’s hard to leave your dog at home – even just for a short period of time! Next time, bring your pup to one of the many dog-friendly restaurants in Channelside!

One of the greatest things about Tampa Bay is that it’s so incredibly pet-friendly. So, if you plan on spending some time around Downtown Tampa, Channelside, or Water Street, your pup can 100% come with you.

With so many dog-friendly restaurants around the area to choose from, you and your furry friends are sure to find something that offers both comfort and delicious meals. Check out our master guide on the best dog-friendly restaurants and let us know which you plan to visit next.

Maloney's Local Irish Pub

This dog-friendly Irish pub is a great place to bring your pup for a casual night out in Channelside or to catch a game on their patio. The dining staff is sure to greet you and your pup with a smile, and of course, a freshwater bowl! Maloney’s is the perfect dog-friendly restaurant in Channelside to catch a sports game and hang out with your pup.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am-12:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am-12:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am-12:00am
Thursday | 11:00am-12:00am
Friday | 11:00am-12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am-12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am-12:00am

📍1120 E Kennedy Blvd #140, Tampa, FL 33602


Sparkman Wharf

Famous for its unique shipping container concept, Biergarten, live music on the lawn, and family-friendly events, Sparkman Wharf is also known for being a great place to bring your pet. This is the place for dog owners and lovers of Tampa to unite! With so many dining options and lots of puppy socialization opportunities, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Sparkman Wharf. We definitely recommend treating your pup to a popsicle from Whatever Pops!

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am-12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am-11:00pm

📍 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Ginger Beard Coffee

Not only is Ginger Beard Coffee one of our favorite coffee shops in Tampa Bay, but it’s also one of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Channelside! Not a morning person? Greet the day with a quick stop at Ginger Beard Coffee and you’ll surely leave with a smile on your face. One of the perks of Ginger Beard Coffee is that you can enjoy the pet-friendly outdoor seating, or you can cool off inside with your dog!

Hours & Location

Monday | 7:00am-2:00pm
Tuesday | 7:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday | 7:00am-2:00pm
Thursday | 7:00am-2:00pm
Friday | 7:00am-2:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am-12:00am
Sunday | 8:00am-12:00pm

📍1208 E Kennedy Blvd #112, Tampa, FL 33602

Pour House

Ginger Beard Coffee transforms into Pour House later in the day. So, if you’re not a coffee person but enjoy a cold beer in the afternoon with the company of your furry friend, we recommend dropping by this dog-friendly bar in Downtown Tampa after work. Just like during the day, you can enjoy a variety of brews with your dog both indoors and outdoors.

Hours & Location

Monday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm-12:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm-2:00am
Friday | 3:00pm-2:00am
Saturday | 1:00pm-2:00am
Sunday | 1:00pm-12:00am

📍 1208 E Kennedy Blvd #112, Tampa, FL 33602

Pet-Friendly Spots in Downtown Tampa: Dog City Cantina, Dog-Friendly Restaurants
📷 Dog City Cantina

City Dog Cantina

Just by taking a glimpse at the name of the restaurant, you can see that City Dog Cantina is a dog-friendly restaurant! This San Diego-inspired Mexican Restaurant is the bark of the town. We recommend going for breakfast, lunch, and dinner because everything they are serving up is delicious – no matter what meal of the day you’re heading in for.  Enjoy the outside space and gorgeous weather with your dog by your side! Tons of pet owners feel comfortable at this dog-friendly restaurant in Tampa Bay.

Hours & Location

Monday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm–1:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm–1:00am
Friday | 11:00am-3:00am
Saturday | 10:00am-3:00am
Sunday | 10:00am-12:00am

📍1208 E Kennedy Blvd. Unit 114 Tampa, FL 33602

Anchor & Brine

Not many know that Anchor and Brine has a dog-friendly outdoor patio! If you take your dog once, they’ll practically be begging you to go back. While some dog-friendly restaurant patios can seem cramped on space, that’s not a problem you’ll run into at Anchor and Brine. They offer a classy, tropical, waterfront space – perfect to watch the sunrise and enjoy a cocktail with your favorite furry friend by your side.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am-10:00pm

📍505 Water St, Tampa, FL 33602

The Sail

The Sail is a dog owner’s haven, as a fully outdoor restaurant and bar. This patio bar offers a super cool 360-degree view of the waterfront and Tampa landmarks! Recently expanded, The Sail offers both covered and open-air seating, so that your pup can be hidden from the sun and still get some fresh air.

Enjoy some of their signature daiquiris, burgers, and fries while watching the passing boats and watersports! This is a great spot after going on a jog with your pup as The Sail is located right on the Tampa Riverwalk.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–1:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–1:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–11:00pm

📍 333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602


Divebar + Fishkitchen

Divebar + Fishkitchen is one of the many dog-friendly eateries at the Sparkman Wharf. There are some tables directly in front of the restaurant, or you can enjoy all of the space that the Sparkman Wharf has to offer. The seafood is to die for, and no dog lover can deny that Sparkman Wharf is a ten-out-of-ten spot for enjoying time with your pup in Tampa. If you’re walking around with other friends and pups, you’ll all have plenty of options to choose from! Not to mention, there are lots of opportunities for your pup to make new friends, too.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–9:00pm

📍615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Gaspar's Grotto

There’s much more to Gaspar’s Grotto than meets the eye! Aside from the delicious menu offerings and refreshing drinks, Gaspar’s Grotto features a show while you eat. You and your pup will be amazed by the magicians, stilt walkers, mimes, and contortionists that make their way around this dog-friendly restaurant in Tampa. The outdoor patio is spacious, so you and your do will have plenty of room to space out and enjoy your time together. The staff is known to refresh your pup’s water bowl as much as she refreshes your drinks!

Hours & Location

Monday | 7:00am–2:00am
Tuesday | 7:00am–2:00am
Wednesday | 7:00am–2:00am
Thursday | 7:00am–2:00am
Friday | 7:00am–2:00am
Saturday | 7:00am–2:00am
Sunday |11:00am–2:00am

📍1805 E 7th Ave Tampa, FL 33605

District Tavern

When you’re seated indoors at the District Tavern, you have the perfect view of cute pups trotting around and playing at the dog park next door. If you’re bringing your dog along for some eats before your dog park play date, there’s plenty of outdoor seating to accommodate you. The menu offers a wide variety of casual American plates, and you can even plan a brunch date with your pup for Saturday or Sunday mornings.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–3:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–3:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–3:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–3:00am
Friday | 11:00am–3:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–3:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–3:00am

📍116 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602


If you’re looking for a sweet treat after a savory lunch or dinner, head to Gelato-Go to cool off! Choose from various gelato flavors, ranging from chocolate to wild berries for a frozen treat. Or, go a little crazy and split a decadent tiramisu with a friend. Obviously, you can’t leave your dog out of the equation! Luckily, Gelato-Go is a dog-friendly restaurant in Channelside. They offer pup-cups so you can get a tasty treat for your dog, too!

Hours & Location

Monday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am–10:00pm

📍 1208 E Kennedy Blvd UNIT 115, Tampa, FL 33602

The Bricks

If you’re on the hunt for an edgy, dog-friendly restaurant in Tampa Bay, look no further than The Bricks. The Bricks partners with the Skatepark of Tampa to bring a unique edge to the environment, and there are lots of events always ongoing throughout their spaces. The team at The Bricks promises to provide an experience you won’t find anywhere else! You and Fido can have a lunch or dinner date at their dog-friendly outdoor tables, abundant with shade and edgy (but classy) vibes.

Hours & Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Friday | 4:00am–1:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm–1:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm–9:00pm

📍1327 E. 7th Ave, Tampa, FL, 33605

Four Green Fields

As if Four Green Fields wasn’t already one of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Channelside, they literally have a P.S.A. on their website inviting your dogs in. They’ve also been known to host dog-adoption events with the Humane Society of Tampa. Talk about a staff of animal lovers! Four Green Fields is an authentic Irish pub, and between that, the architecture, and the interior decorations, you may think you’re actually in Ireland. You and your dogs will have tons of space in the outdoor area with some enjoyable views while you chow down. The Channelside location also offers an authentic Irish Whiskey Tasting!

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍802 N 12th St. Tampa, FL 33602

American Social

Looking for the best dog-friendly brunch spot and bar?  American Social is the perfect place for you! This spot is super popular amongst the Tampa locals for its yummy brunch and fun nightly happy hour. We recommend visiting for Sunday Funday brunch, where they have amazing live music!

The patio is the perfect place to take your pup, featuring a covered area and a waterfront view.  It is super relaxing to watch the boats pass by while chowing down on their flavorful dishes–our favorite is their signature, Eggs Benedict!

To round out your brunch, you should definitely take advantage of their Bottomless Mimosa deal and create the perfect Sunday vibe.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:30am–12:00am
Tuesday | 11:30am–12:00am
Wednesday | 11:30am–12:00am
Thursday | 11:30am–1:00am
Friday | 11:30am–2:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–2:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–12:00am

pet-friendly spots in Downtown Tampa: Butter's Burgers, Dog-Friendly Restaurants
📷 Butter's Burgers

Butter's Burgers

Butter’s Burgers is a brand new addition to Downtown Tampa, welcomed by locals for their yummy crafted burgers and ice-cold beer.  This is an amazing place to catch a game, popular amongst residents or tourists visiting one of the nearby Downtown Tampa hotels!

Don’t want to leave your pup at home? No worries!  Butter’s Burgers has a dog-friendly patio that both of you can enjoy. Not only is the patio dog friendly, but it does have a cool street view of the iconic Tampa Hilton hotel across the road.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:30am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 777 N Ashley Dr D1, Tampa, FL 33602

pet-friendly spots in Downtown Tampa: Taps Restaurant, Dog-Friendly Restaurants
📷 Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge

Taps Restaurant Bar & Lounge

If you are looking for a Downtown Tampa bar where you can bring your dog, look no further than Taps Restaurant Bar! This trendy downtown spot is a frequent bar visited by the locals as a watering hole for beer, wine, and cocktails. They also have a great small plates menu with flavorful options like Truffle Popcorn and Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos!

Enjoy their yummy eats with your pup on your side at their dog-friendly outdoor patio area. We love that their patio includes both a dining area and a lounge setup. It is super casual and a great place to hang out.  Plus, you get to enjoy live music on the weekends!

Hours & Location

Monday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Tuesday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–11:00pm
Friday | 12:00am–2:00am | 11:30am–2:00am
Saturday | 11:30am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–11:00pm

📍 777 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

James Joyce Irish Pub & Eatery

Is there anything better than enjoying the fresh air and Tampa Bay sunshine while you feast on a delicious Irish meal outdoors? The only thing that would make it better is if your dog could dine with you, and luckily, James Joyce Irish Pub & Eatery makes that possible. Their menu features all the classics, and you can cool off with their varieties of whiskey and beer-on-tap. The dog-friendly seating is a bit smaller than most, but the waiters will be sure to come by with fresh water. Not to mention, it’s the perfect spot for people watching!

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–3:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–3:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–3:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–3:00am
Friday | 11:00am–3:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–3:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–3:00am

📍1724 East 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605

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Have you ever been on the Riverwalk and wondered what the yellow umbrellas are? The bright, sunny umbrellas are for dog-friendly dining areas at Ulele! Ulele is a classy, rustic restaurant in Tampa Heights, near Armature Works, that serves up native Floridian-inspired creations.

If you are a beer lover too, you will definitely want to try out their house-brewed beers! This spot is the perfect pick for you if you are wanting something a bit more upscale but still dog-friendly.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 1810 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

pet-friendly spots in Downtown Tampa: Armature Works
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Armature Works

Armature Works is a dog lover’s heaven, with so much to do and see!  Our favorite spot is to bring our dogs to the outdoor patio near the Tampa Riverwalk. Decorated with a beautiful grass area and picnic tables–it’s a great place to let your dog roam while you enjoy some drinks and food!

Indoors you’ll find countless food stalls with something that will fill any craving. From ramen to vegan fare, Armature Works has it all!

Hours & Location

Monday | 7:30am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 7:30am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 7:30am–10:00pm
Thursday | 7:30am–10:00pm
Friday | 7:30am–12:00am
Saturday | 8:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 9:00am–9:00pm

📍 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602


Then, What? 🏃‍♀️

Now that you’ve had some fun and grabbed a few delicious bites around Channelside, Water Street, or Downtown Tampa… It’s time for your pup to have some fun too!

Head to any of our favorite spots around the area, where you and your four-legged friend will be able to enjoy a beautiful time together. Whether that is shopping for more treats and toys, or playing around the park!

Barking Lot

As if the Sparkman Wharf wasn’t dog-friendly enough, they’ve recently added a pop-up dog park, just on the outskirts. It’s fully fenced in, of course, and it’s the perfect add-on to your doggy-and-puppy-parent day out. What better way to get out your dog’s energy after sitting and watching you eat than to run around with other pups that were just doing the same? Let them run wild off that leash!


📍615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602 – Garrison Street Parking Lot

Modern Paws

Modern Paws is a pet food supply store that fulfills all your pup’s needs. Of course, you can get food, treats, and toys – just like at any pet store. What sets Modern Paws apart is the different services they offer for pets. You can meet with a pet nutritionist consultant for Fido’s diet, hit the dog bakery for a gotcha day treat, or even look into adoption services. We love their aesthetic, local feel, and how much they really care about your four-legged furry friends! Modern Paws feels like a clubhouse for dogs to hang out in. They also offer grooming services and educate paw parents on everything they need to know.

Hours & Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 9:00am-7:00pm
Wednesday | 9:00am-7:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am-7:00pm
Friday | 9:00am-7:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am-6:00pm

📍1120 E. Kennedy Blvd Unit 144 Tampa FL 33602

Madison Street Dog Park

So many dog parks in Downtown Tampa, such little time! Madison Street Dog Park is another safe and fun dog park for you and your pup, and a little larger than the Deputy Kotfila Memorial Dog Park just around the corner. Featuring 2 fenced-in areas, your dog will have plenty of room to play while you enjoy the play areas, picnic tables, and other amenities.

Hours & Location

Monday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 6:00am–10:00pm

📍 1218 E Madison St, Tampa, FL 33602

Deputy Kotfila Memorial Dog Park

This dog park is one of the most active dog parks around Downtown Tampa. It’s extremely spacious and gives all of its furry visitors tons of room to run around and make new friends! Not to mention, pet parents can intermingle and lounge while supervising their pups. Is there anything better than letting your dog exercise and run out all that energy so you can both relax at home afterward?

Hours & Location

Monday | 5:00am–11:00pm
Tuesday | 5:00am–11:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00am–11:00pm
Thursday | 5:00am–11:00pm
Friday | 5:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 5:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 5:00am–11:00pm

📍626 N Raymond Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Washington Street Park

Need a change of scenery? Head over to Washington Street Park to let your dog have some much-needed activity time. This dog park will also introduce you to a ton of other dogs in your neighborhood, and it’s conveniently located next to District Tavern so you can grab a bite or drink after playtime.

Hours & Location

Monday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 6:00am–10:00pm

📍 114 N 12th St, Tampa FL 33602

Curtis Hixon Dog Park

Looking for a fun place to play with your pup? We encourage you to take a little stroll down the Riverwalk to the Curtis Hixon Dog Park! This spot has beautiful views of the waterfront and surrounding downtown area, plus a fenced-in area for your dog to run around safely.

And, since you’re near the Riverwalk, you can access other pet-friendly locations and keep the adventure going for you and your fur baby.

Hours & Location

Monday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 7:00am–10:00pm

📍 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

More Dog-Friendly Things to Do 📍

We hope you enjoy these dog-friendly restaurants around Channelside,  Water Street, and Downtown Tampa; as well as the things to do before and after grabbing a bite so your pup can have fun too! After a few hours of fun and delicious bites, why not end a perfect day with a walk along the Riverwalk? Your dog will also LOVE strolling through the Meridian Greenway, and meeting other pups at the Meridian Dog Run!

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  • Daniela Camejo Sanchez
    Daniela Camejo Sanchez