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Our Local Approved Dog-Friendly Spots in Channelside

  • April 1, 2023
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Top Dog-Friendly Spots in Channelside

Channelside is one of the most dog-friendly spots in Tampa Bay and practically every business welcomes pets!  With so many to choose from, it may be hard to select which to go to first.  We narrowed the list down to some of our favorite dog-friendly spots in Channelside – check them out below!


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.

We recommend ordering their Shepard’s Pie – the perfect pint pairing! Looking for parking? Use the condominium parking garages and keep an eye out for the visitor parking floors!


Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00 am–12:00 am
Tuesday | 11:00 am–12:00 am
Wednesday | 11:00 am–12:00 am
Thursday | 11:00 am–12:00 am
Friday | 11:00 am–12:00 am
Saturday | 11:00 am–12:00 am
Sunay | 11:00 am–12:00 am

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

Sparkman Wharf

Sparkman Wharf is one of the most happening spots in Channelside! There are so many food stalls and bars to choose from, it’s a great spot to walk your dog and snack around.

Don’t want to leave your dog while catching a Lightning game? Sparkman Wharf holds hockey game watch parties on the lawn! You can also catch live music on the regular!

Need a food recommendation? We recommend trying the boba tea and sandwiches from Dang Dude! They’re so delicious and a must-try!

Hours & Location

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

📍 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Ginger Beard

Stop by for a coffee before your morning walk! Ginger Beard is one of our favorite local coffee roasters in Tampa Bay. A Channelside favorite, they’re also dog friendly!

We recommend trying out their signature, house-made nitro cold brews. They have an amazing peanut butter nitro cold brew that you must try!

Hours & Location

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

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

Pour House

Ginger Beard transforms into Pour House later in the day. Enjoy a cold beer in the afternoon with the company of your furry friend!

They serve up a wide selection of beer and wine to choose from. It’s one of our favorite dog-friendly spots in Channelside to visit after work!

Hours & Location

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

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

City Dog Cantina

This San Diego-inspired Mexican Restaurant is a hit with Channelside locals for both pets and parents! Not only are they great at lunch and dinner for tacos and sandwiches, but they actually serve breakfast as well!

If you’re visiting for brunch, we recommend trying out one of their Mexican-inspired breakfast eats – like the Breakfast Burrito, with cilantro potatoes. Bone Appetit!

Hours & Location

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

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

Columbia Cafe

Grab some friends and meet up with your pups at this gorgeous waterfront spot. Order up a pitcher of sangria, and some tapas, and enjoy! This is one of our favorite waterfront dog-friendly spots in Channelside.

Tip for sangria lovers – try out their cava wine sangria, a bubbly and refreshing version of their signature drink.  Pair with the Queso Fundido or 1905 salad and you’ve got yourself a beautiful afternoon!

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Tuesday | 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Wednesday | 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Thursday | 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Friday | 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Saturday | 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sunday | 11:00 am–9:00 pm

📍 801 Water St #1905, Tampa, FL 33602

Deputy Kotfila Memorial Dog Park

This dog park is one of the most active dog parks around town! It’s a sizable park and gives dogs tons of room to run around in! Pets and pet owners can come here to make new friends and blow off some energy before heading home!

Hours & Location

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

📍 626 N Raymond Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Washington Street Park

For a change of scenery, we recommend heading to Washington Street Park to play. This dog park will also introduce you to a ton of other dogs in the neighborhood. This is one of our most convenient dog-friendly spots in Channelside!

It’s located next to District Tavern, so you can grab a bite to eat after playtime or Duckweed Grocery where you can grab some ingredients to cook at home! For more dog parks around the area to take your pup to before or after you go shopping, read our guide here.

Hours & Location

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

📍 114 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602

Modern Paws

These dog-friendly spots in Channelside have it all – even local shops to buy pet food and accessories! The Modern Paws is a pet store that meets all your pup’s needs. We love their aesthetic, local feel, and how much they really care about your four-legged best friend.

They also offer grooming services and have expert staff that can answer all types of pet questions!

Hours & Location

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

📍 1120 E Kennedy Blvd Unit 144, Tampa, FL 33602

The Poké Company

Feeling like having brunch after a pleasant morning stroll with your dog? Then The Poké Company is the place you can’t miss . When it comes to having a low carb and freshly prepared meal, this restaurant is at the top of our list.

Besides, the Hawaiian salad bar makes an excellent and nutritious alternative to fast food. Seaweed and Tuna Salad are a must try.


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-10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-09:00pm

📍 1208 E Kennedy Blvd Suite 116, Tampa, FL 33602

Gelato-Go Tampa

Dropping by Gelato-Go Tampa with your dog is a plan that just cannot go wrong. Not only will you try an exquisite artisan gelato but your pet will get very well treated: this shop offers pup ice cream for free!

Our recommendations: try out Passion fruit, Vanilla and Pistachio flavours. You won’t regret them.

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 Suite 115, Tampa, FL 33602

Madison Street Park

The place features two gated parks and two water fountains for pets. Doing some aerobics or playing a golf solo along with your furry friend has never been more enjoyable.

Climbing rocks and a play area for children make this location ideal for a relaxing activity with the entire family.

Hours & Location

Monday | 06:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday | 06:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday | 06:00am-10:00pm
Thursday | 06:00am-10:00pm
Friday | 06:00am-10:00pm
Saturday | 06:00am-10:00pm
Sunday | 06:00am-10:00pm

📍1218 E Madison St, Tampa, FL 33602

Robeks Fresh Juice & Smoothies

A chill cardio day at Madison Street Park with your pet buddy can be perfectly matched with a delicious fresh juice at Robeks,  right across the street. This juice bar is known for its  farm fresh juices, hand crafted smoothies, and healthy bowls.

The fresh ginger juice, and especially the açai fruit bowl are not to be missed! Pup approved!


Hours & Location

Monday | 07:00am-08:00pm
Tuesday | 07:00am-08:00pm
Wednesday | 07:00am-08:00pm
Thursday | 07:00am-08:00pm
Friday | 07:00am-08:00pm
Saturday | 07:30am-07:30pm
Sunday | 07:30am-07:30pm

📍1208 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

Dog-Friendly Spots in Channelside

Have you checked out any of these dog-friendly spots in Channelside with your fido friend? If so, which are your favorites? Tag us on Facebook and Instagram at @StuffToDoInTampaBay and show us the paw-some time you have at these dog-friendly spots in Channelside.

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