Dog-friendly bars and restaurants in Raleigh


Raleigh’s Boxcar Bar + Arcade loves pups. | Photo by Boxcar Bar + Arcade

With warm days ahead, what’s better than kicking back on a restaurant or brewery’s patio with your drink of choice in hand? The answer: doing it with your pup at your side. Here are 22 dog-friendly bars and restaurants in Raleigh, so no member of the family has to stay home.

Raleigh Beer Garden, 614 Glenwood Ave.
Pups are welcome on all of the porches — there’s even a menu for dogs, with choices like a small plate of carrots or a 4 oz. grilled hamburger. Bonus: Tag your dog to be featured on the restaurant’s dog instagram.

West St. Dog, 400 W. North St.
This dog park + bar is the perfect place for your pup to run around while you sip a cold brew.

Clouds Brewing, 126 N. West St.
Sit outside with your pups (and expect them to be pampered by the dog-friendly staff).

Raleigh Times Bar, 14 E. Hargett St.
Your dog may not be able to read the historic newspapers lining the walls, but pups are welcome in the parklet area with outdoor seating.

Boxcar Bar + Arcade, 330 W. Davie St.
A great option if you’re looking to take your dog indoors — both the bar + arcade are dog-friendly.

Wilson’s Eatery, 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd.
Not only are dogs allowed in the patio + beer garden, but Wilson’s is named after the owners’ yellow lab + family dog — plus, 5% of all food sales benefit local rescues and animal nonprofits.

Wye Hill, 201 S. Boylan Ave.
You + your pup can kick back on the dog-friendly patio and enjoy the skyline views.

Brier Creek Beer Garden, 8521 Brier Creek Pkwy.
Dogs can enjoy the patio and the beer garden’s doggie menu, with selections like peanut butter bacon + even drinks like the Beefy Brown Ale.

Raleigh Brewing, 3709 Neil St.
The brewery allows doggos both indoors and out.

Flying Saucer, 328 W. Morgan St.
The porch dining area is the place to bring your pups.

House of Hops, 6909 Glenwood Ave.
Enjoy the outdoor seating + food trucks with your dog at your side.

Neuse River Brewing, 518 Pershing Rd.
Dogs are welcome in the herb garden, where downtown views pair perfectly with a beer in hand.

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen, 301 Glenwood Ave.
Dogs are allowed outside at this brunch + dinner staple.

Lynnwood Grill, 4821 Grove Barton Rd.
The vast outdoor seating area is perfect for relaxing with your dog.

Village Draft House, 428 Daniels St.
Enjoy pickle chips + North Carolina brews outside on the dog-friendly patio.

Flying Biscuit Cafe, 2016 Clark Ave.
The outdoor seating is the perfect place to sneak your pup some biscuits and grits.

Salt + Lime Cabo Grill, 6006 Falls of Neuse Rd.
Dogs can sit with you on the front patio while you quench your margarita craving.

Trophy Brewing, 827 W. Morgan St.
Order pizza + beer on the dog-friendly patio.

The Station, 701 N. Person St.
Enjoy dinner, brunch, or drinks on the patio with your dog.

Whiskey Kitchen, 201 W. Martin St.
Grab small + large plates to share and sit outdoors with your dog.

Relish, 5625 Creedmoor Rd.
Sit outside with your dog while you enjoy Southern classics and comfort dishes.

The Avenue, 3 Glenwood Ave.
Dogs are welcome inside and out, plus, this downtown spot hosts various pet adoption events.

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