25 Dog-Friendly Bars & Restaurants in Austin

Because nothing pairs better with coffee or beer than your own doggo

Doesn’t your best doggo deserve more than just the usual aimless walkies? Shouldn’t your favorite pooch sometimes accompany you to a fine cafe or pub, to lounge happily by your feet as you sip some hot java or cold beer and shoot the breeze with friends on the patio?

Bark once if the answer is “yes.”

And, look, here’s a sweet list of just some of the local venues where human citizens and their furry four-footed friends are welcome. (We’d also suggest you try bringing a cat … but our lawyers require us to note that we’re not responsible for any, ah, undue consequences resultant therefrom.)

Doggo at the ABGB (Photo by Jana Birchum)


1305 W. Oltorf, 512/298-2242
Hounds and humans alike dig the locavore pizzas and great music at this southside hang that's won the Great American Beer Festival's Brewpub of the Year award for two years running.

Bennu Coffee

2001 E. MLK, 512/478-4700
Their killer cold brew is what spawned that whole Chameleon line, and it's the sort of tasty java that'll keep you up 24 hours a day – which is how long both well-appointed locations are open.

Cherrywood Coffeehouse

1400 E. 38th 1/2, 512/538-1991
Do we have to tell you how good the cheeseburgers are at this popular neighborhood cafe? Probably not. But here's a shout-out to their cheesesteak tacos and creative dinner specials, too, well accompanied by any of those 25 beers (or more) on tap.

Kitty Cohen’s

2211 Webberville Rd.
This Eastside gem with its snazzy retro vibe's got regular food pop-ups featuring Thai and Cambodian food, the hot dog cinema club on Sunday nights, and frequent rescue dog meet-ups. Bonus: Frosé!

Kitty Cohen's (Photo by John Anderson)

Yard Bar

6700 Burnet Rd., 512/900-3773
Insider information: Whenever we asked friends where they take their dogs, Yard Bar was the first place mentioned. Aside from the venue's other myriad charms, we reckon that whole off-leash dog park of theirs has something to do with it.

Austin Java
1608 Barton Springs Rd., 512/482-9450

Austin Terrier
3435 Greystone, 512/369-3751

Banger's Sausage House (Photo by John Anderson)

Banger’s Sausage House
79 Rainey, 512/386-1656

Black Sheep Lodge
2108 S. Lamar, 512/707-2744

Bouldin Creek Cafe
1900 S. First, 512/416-1601

Brentwood Social House
1601 W. Koenig, 512/362-8656

Cenote Cameron
6214 Cameron, 512/814-0993

Cherrywood Coffeehouse
1400 E. 38th 1/2, 512/538-1991

Cosmic Coffee & Beer Garden
121 Pickle

Crown & Anchor Pub
2911 San Jacinto, 512/322-9168

Draught House Pub
4112 Medical Pkwy, 512/452-6258

Cenote (Photo by John Anderson)

Epoch Coffee
221 W. North Loop, 512/454-3762

Flightpath Coffeehouse
5011 Duval St., 512/458-4472

Irie Bean Coffee Bar
2310 S. Lamar #102

Kerbey Lane Cafe
3003 S. Lamar, 512/445-4451

Little Woodrow’s
520 W. Sixth, 512/477-2337

Red’s Porch
3508 S. Lamar, 512/440-7337

Red River Cafe
2912 Medical Arts, 512/472-0385

Spider House
2908 Fruth, 512/480-9562

The Tavern
922 W. 12th, 512/320-8377

Thunderbird Coffee
2200 Manor Rd., 512/472-9900

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