Top spots for you and your pups
March 23 may be National Puppy Day, but at 1530 Main, we celebrate it daily. It’s not a party unless the furbabies are invited, so here’s our roundup of our favorite Dallas spots to hang.
An under-the-radar gem, Garden Cafe serves up Southern-style brunch made from scratch with humanely produced eggs, grass-fed meats, and vegetables and herbs grown in the on-site garden. Adding to the charm: Dogs can always be found snoozing on the lush, garden patio.
The Details: Garden Cafe, 5310 Junius Street.
Because everyone loves brunch, this cozy Uptown hangout has a special “Puppy Chow” menu just for furry friends.
The Details: Eastwood’s Bar, 3407 McKinney Avenue.
Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House
Burgers, hot dogs, and other bar-food standards top the menu at this neighborhood joint. Dogs are allowed on the patio, making it a popular destination following playdates at the nearby White Rock Lake dog park.
The Details: Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House, 1154 Peavy Road.
The name means “red dog” and the owner, Jay Jerrier, is a full-fledged dog fanatic. In 2014, he founded the non-profit Cane Rosso Rescue and ensures all Cane Rosso restaurants treat four-legged visitors like royalty. (The pizza is damn good, too.)
The Details: Cane Rosso Deep Ellum, 2612 Commerce Street.
Healthy farm-to-table food, a self-described “kick-ass brunch” menu, and a patio that’s always open to furry patrons…What more could you ask for?
The Details: Company Café, 2104 Greenville Avenue.
This Design District staple is a win-win. For you: gastropub fare, craft cocktails, and local brews. For them: Cool concrete to lay on, water bowls, and plenty of shade. (Pro tip: If the patio’s packed, go next door to Sasseta for small plates and artisan pizza.)
The Details: Wheelhouse, 1617 Hi Line Drive. Free valet.
Katy Trail Ice House
Dallas’ worst-kept secret for a reason, the Ice House is the perfect spot to cool off after a long walk down Katy Trail. Water bowls provided.
The Details: Katy Trail Ice House, 3127 Routh Street.
Locals have flocked to this watering hole for years. During Dog Day Afternoons on Sundays from noon–6 p.m., well-behaved, spayed or neutered dogs are allowed to roam the patio off leash.
The Details: Lee Harvey’s, 1807 Gould Street.
McKinney Avenue Trolley
Did you know this quaint (and free!) mode of transportation is also pet-friendly? Polite animals on a leash are allowed aboard 365 days a year.
The Details: Parking available at Uptown Station, 7200 Cityplace West Boulevard.
Mutts Canine Cantina
For the ultimate dog’s day out: a restaurant/dog park with huge outdoor patio, beer garden, and cheap draft beers.
The Details: Mutts Canine Cantina, 2889 CityPlace West Boulevard. Dog park is members only.
Ten Bells Tavern
This Oak Cliff staple is a local favorite thanks to its British-influenced pub food and long list of European brews. The patio is incredibly pet friendly, but don’t be surprised if you see a cat…or two…or three. Over the years, Ten Bells has become a de facto refuge for homeless cats.
The Details: Ten Bells Tavern, 232 West 7th Street.
Come for the mouthwatering burgers and loaded fries, stay for the roomy dog-friendly patio and bottomless bowls of ice-cold water.
The Details: Rodeo Goat, 1926 Market Center Boulevard
State & Allen
This sports bar’s claim to fame: They were dog friendly before being dog friendly was cool. Keep an eye on their calendar for dog-centric events like puppy pool parties and doggie ice-cream socials.
The Details: State & Allen, 2400 Allen Street.
The Foundry & Chicken Scratch
Dogs and kids have plenty of room to roam in this award-winning courtyard. Low-key as they come, it’s the kind of place to hunker down on Saturday—while sipping High Life and snacking on fried chicken, of course.
The Details: The Foundry & Chicken Scratch, 2303 Pittman Street.
Catering to families, this huge East Dallas restaurant features a playground for kids, a fenced-in area for dogs, and a beer garden for grown-ups. Consult the map on their website for an overview of other amenities—like the huge sandlot for kids.
The Details: The Lot, 7530 East Grand Avenue.
P.S. Next time you stop in for a Weekend coffee, bring your four-legged friend along. Dogs are always welcome at The Joule. (Hotel guests are allowed two pets up to 40 pounds each for no additional fee.)