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Dog-Friendly Pubs & Restaurants in the Austin Area

SchatzieAustin and the Central Texas area really are very dog-friendly cities and counties to live in. There are a number of public establishments were dogs are not only allowed but welcomed with open arms and doggy treats. We’ve listed some of favorite and well-known dog-friendly restaurants.

I own two dogs and often babysit others for the family. This a photo of my granddaughter playing with my dog Schatzie.

The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company  (ABGBP)

While many local brewers are dog-friendly, The ABGB is one of the dog-friendliest. As advocates for shelter dogs, they often host adoption events and fundraisers in the ample patio. They’re located at: 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704. (512) 298-2242   http://theabgb.com/

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden

Banger’s is a great spot for dog, beer, and music lovers to gather. They even have a fenced-in dog run, plenty of water bowls, and even a special menu for your furry friend. They’re located at: 79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701.  (512) 386-1656  https://www.bangersaustin.com/

Bar 96

Bar 96 is a casual sports-friendly bar in a former bungalow with a wraparound porch, board games, corn hole, and a food truck. They greet dogs inside with a treat. They’re located at: 96 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701.  (512) 433-6604  http://bar96austin.com/

Contigo

Contigo serves super fresh Texas ranch-style food and has one of the best dog-friendly patios in Austin. Come for a laid-back spot where they can enjoy happy hour with cocktails, wine, and beer. 2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723 (512) 614-2260  http://contigotexas.com/restaurant/

Crown and Anchor Pub

Crown and Anchor Pub is a popular watering hole with the college crowd. There’s a big beer selection, daily happy hour, pub fare & a dog-friendly patio. They’re located at: 2911 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705. (512) 322-9168 http://crownandanchorpub.com/

Dog House Drinkery

The Dog House Drinkery was designed for you and your pet. They’re located at: 3800 County Road 175 (Sam Bass), Leander TX 78641. (512) 630-5699  http://www.doghousedrinkery.com/

Greenhouse Craft Food

Greenhouse Craft Food in Round Rock is a cozy diner offering farm fresh seasonal food and local craft beer. Greenhouse has a small patio that welcomes well-behaved canine companions. They’re located at: 1400 E Old Settlers Blvd #110, Round Rock, TX 78664. (512) 366-5567  http://greenhousecraftfood.com/

Hops and Grain Brewing

Hops and Grain Brewing is a sustainable microbrewery that actually makes tasty dog biscuits from the ingredients leftover from the beer brewing process. They offer tours, a taproom with handcrafted ales, and grain-based dog biscuits. They’re located at: 507 Calles St #101, Austin, TX 78702  (512) 914-2467  http://www.hopsandgrain.com/

Kai Sushi

Kai Sushi serves Japanese cuisine and offers sushi-making classes. Dogs are allowed on their outdoor patio. They’re located at: 1805 US-183, Leander, TX 78641. (512) 456-0147

Leander Beer Market

Leander Beer Market allows dogs on their outdoor patio. Located in Downtown Leander across from City Hall (Pat Bryson Hall). (512) 271-7096  Website.

The Little Darlin’

The Little Darlin’ provides southern style cooking with a friendly atmosphere and a huge dog-friendly, grass-covered patio. They’re located at:  6507 Circle S Rd, Austin, TX 78745. (512) 814-0999  

Moontower Saloon

A relaxed dog-friendly hangout with a large oak-shaded patio hosting live music, volleyball, and food trailers. They’re located at: 10212 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78748.  (512) 712-5661  http://www.moontowersaloon.com/

Opal Divine’s

Opal Divine’s was one of the first Austin restaurants to allow dogs on the patio. Their menu includes delicious locally sourced pub food, and they even have dog treats on the menu. They are located at: 12709 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78727.  (512) 733-5353  http://www.opaldivines.com/

Ranch 616

Ranch 616 serves delicious South Texas-style food. While you drink the great margaritas, your dog will get a fresh bowl of cool water. They’re located at: 616 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701.  (512) 479-7616  http://theranch616.com/

Sala & Betty

Sala & Betty offers a casual New American menu of farm-sourced, healthy food served in hip indoor/outdoor setting. Dogs are welcomed with a bowl of water and a treat. They are located at: 5201 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751. (512) 645-0214  http://www.salaandbettyatx.com/home

Shake Shack

Shake Shack is an American fast casual restaurant that also serves special dog treats to customers. They’re located at: 1100 South Lamar Blvd, Suite 2100, Austin, TX 78704.  (512) 717-0430  https://www.shakeshack.com/

Spider House Cafe

The Spider House is the famously eclectic performance space featuring diverse events (live music, DJs & comedy), a full bar & patio. Dogs are always welcome in the patio. They’re located at: 2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705. (512) 480-9562  https://spiderhouse.com/

Starbucks

Starbucks allows dogs on their patio and even offers a free refreshment called the “puppy whip”. They’re located at:  1805 S US Hwy 183, 100, Leander, TX 78641. – and many other locations!  (512) 259-5941  starbucks.com 

Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette let’s you design your own salads, plus soup & sandwiches served in a modern, colorful space with a nice selection at the wine bar. They have a beautiful patio where dogs will get their own treat and a water bowl. They’re located at: 2201 College Ave, Austin, TX 78704. (512) 852-8791  http://www.vinaigretteonline.com/

Yard Bar

Yard Bar is basically a snack stand in a dog park with picnic tables, but they offer delicious sandwiches, cocktails, beer, and wine. They have a dog menu that includes local Bones & Co. sliders and homemade ice cream. They’re located at: 6700 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757.  (512) 900-3773  http://yardbar.com/