The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Austin

The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Austin

Austin loves dogs. From dog-friendly shopping centers, restaurants, dog parks, vet offices, and pet stores, it isn’t crowned dog town for nothing. In fact, it ranks 4th with over 510 pet-friendly restaurants.

That’s a lot.

We’ve picked the top twenty-five dog-friendly restaurants that have off-leash parks, friendly staff, and even some with a doggie menu guaranteed to have your pup wagging.

Here’s our top 25 list:

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. (ABGB)

1305 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 298-2242

ABGB in South Austin is serious about beer and dogs.

Its award-winning craft beer, great pizza, and dog-friendly garden are the perfect starter pack for a great time for you and your furry friend.

The shaded garden has watering stations, water bowls, and dog biscuits for your pooch. 

You’ll love that ABGB cares about dogs’ welfare and supports local nonprofits through their Hell Yes Project. They even have beer on the menu, APA!IPA, whose proceeds support Austin Pets Alive! So, you can drink beer for fun and a dog cause.

They are closed on Mondays but open on:

  • Tuesdays to Fridays from 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Saturdays noon to midnight
  • Sundays noon to 8 PM

Armadillo Den

10106 Menchaca Rd,
Austin, TX 78748
(512) 993-2998

Armadillo Den is located in South ATX and is one of our very favorite spots. It's your new neighborhood meetup for friends, pups, and good eats.

If you’re in the mood for it, they have 18 beers on draft, 4 draft cocktails, 4 amazing food trucks (confirmed by our team), tons of yard games, Axe Throwing, and events every weekend.

Enjoy a nightly band or take the dog for some playtime in their large off-leash dog park. Truly a pup's dream!

We, and Armadillo Den, will admit - their parking isn't the best. So, they'll take 10% off your tab if you rideshare. 

They are open on:

  • MondayWednesdays from 2 PM–12 AM
  • Thursday 12 PM–12 AM
  • Friday 12 PM–2 AM
  • Saturday and Sundays 12 PM–12 AM

    Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

    81 Rainey St
    Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 386-1656

    If you and your pups love sausages, Banger’s is for you. They serve over 20 different home-made sausages for you and specially made sausages for the pups called Woof Wurst. Delish!

    The large outdoor sitting area is a lively, dog-friendly space, though you’ll have to put your dog on a leash. However, they have a little doggy pen that’s off-leash if you want your pup to enjoy a bit more freedom. 

    They are open on:

    • Mondays –Thursdays 12 PM to 9 PM
    • Fridays and Saturdays 12 PM –10 PM
    • Sundays 10 AM – 5 PM

    Bar Peached

    1315 W 6th St
    Austin, TX 78703
    (512) 992-0666

    Bar Peached is a laid-back bar and eatery with cocktails on draft, Asian comfort foods, & a large patio fit for Fido and all of his friends.

    Under a historic tree, their patio is shaded and spacious for your leashed pup to hang with you at your table. Need a water bowl? They're are several to spare. Plus, during the hot summer months they have fans and misters to keep it cool and comfortable on the patio. 

    We suggest the Steak Frites, it's delicious! 

    They are closed on Mondays but open on:

    • Tuesdays–Thursdays 5 PM to 10 PM
    • Fridays and Saturdays 5 PM –11 PM
    • Sundays 11 AM – 2:30 PM & 5 PM - 9 PM

    Better Half Coffee & Cocktails

    406 Walsh St
    Austin, TX 78703
    (512) 645-0786


    Better Half, located in south west Austin, will be you and your dog's new favorite spot. With a lively inside to a beautiful backyard, it's every Austinite's haven. 

    The centerpiece of the property is a huge, spanning oak tree, providing enough shade for their outdoor space to cool off both you and Fido.

    Count on Better Half to have enough seating for you and your furry crew with their extended picnic table area. Also shaded, this area is great for pawrents whose pet's need a bit more personal space.

    Their seasonal menu of drinks and food will keep you coming back for more. Personally, we love their Cauliflower Tater Tots and Beet Ketchup.

    They are open on:

    • Mondays 9 AM - 3 PM
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 PM – 10 PM
    • Fridays 9 AM - 10:30 PM
    • Saturday: 8 AM - 11 PM
    • Sunday: 8 AM - 10 PM

    Bouldin Acres

    South Location:

    2027 S Lamar Blvd
    Austin, TX 78704

    (512) 536-0132

    North Location:

    1806 W Braker Ln,
    Austin, TX 78758
    (737) 284-3409

    Bouldin Acres is a hooman and pet playground! With pickleball courts, fenced play areas, a taco truck, and brews on tap, it's an Austinite staple.

    With open-air flow throughout the inside bar, dogs are welcome both in and outside, although we suggest sticking to their outdoor space. This gives your pet enough room to have some personal space.

    Enjoy a hoppin' Sunday Funday with a local draft brew and relax in their porch style chairs. Your pet will love the comfy artificial turf as they take their afternoon nap.

    They are open 11 AM to 12 AM everyday.

      Camp East

      2902 E 12th St
      Austin, TX 78702

      Camp East is an East Austin community built with family, good food, good drinks, and pets in mind. Tatanka Guerrero, founder of Camp East, told Austin Monthly, "It’s a collaborative of like-minded businesses, created by a group of friends who share a love of their work and the hospitality industry." And, our pets can't get enough.

      Camp East has delicious food trucks, with more to come. Each one is a must try!

      There is plenty of room for your dog to to enjoy their own personal space while you and friends or family mingle. While the park is fenced, we advise to keep them leashed, for safety reasons. Also, don't forget to bring your own travel water bowl as they have water on site. 

      Each eatery has their own hours. Click below to learn opening hours:

        Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden

        121 Pickle Rd
        Austin, TX 78704
        (512) 481-0694

        What better way is there to unwind a long day than with a cup of coffee, or a cold beer and live music in the company of your furry friend?

        Cosmic Coffee on South Congress has got you. It has a large outdoor space where your leashed pup can play and there are several water bowls placed conveniently. 

        You’ll love the botanical garden that wraps around Cosmic. The ponds, raised gardens, chicken coop, and waterfalls give a peaceful vibe with a great view. Their garden has plenty of seats, lighting, and fire pits for those chilly nights.

        If you’re hungry, you can grab something to munch from the three food trucks in the garden:

        • Leroy and Lewis
        • Tommy Want Wingy
        • Pueblo Viejo

        Their operating hours are:

        • Sundays to Wednesdays 8 AM – 11 PM
        • Thursdays and Saturdays 8 AM – Midnight

          Central Machine Works

          4824 E Cesar Chavez St
          Austin, TX 78702
          (512) 220-2340

          Central Machine Works is the perfect space for family and friends looking to have a fun brunch spot, cozy dinner, or hopping happy hour in Austin. And, your pup will love the spacious outdoor area, complete with water bowls and cool, shady spots during the Texas Summer heat.

          Not only will you be impressed by the drinks, amazing food (take our word for it), and beautiful outdoor area, but Central Machine Works also has a rotating art gallery inside their restored, historic warehouse. Even better, your pups are allowed inside to chill out with you on the comfy couches. 

          Central Machine Works is also a microbrewery with a wide selection of craft Austin beer.  

          They are closed on Mondays but open:

          • Tuesday to Thursday 4 PM – Midnight
          • Friday to Saturday 11 AM – Midnight 


          5811 Berkman Dr.
          Austin, TX 78723
          (512) 609-8077

          If you're looking for an open, spacious patio, look no further than Hank's in North East Austin.

          From their inviting atmosphere to their delicious dishes, Hank's is a beautiful brunch and dinner spot fit for a quick bite or date night out. But, don't forget about your pup!

          All dogs are allowed in their outdoor area, complete with large open windows and doorways allowing the Texas breeze to blow through. They also have dog bowls on site for water - just ask!

          Want to get featured on Hank's Instagram? Use their hashtag #HanksHounds.

          They are open:

          • Monday to Thursday & Sunday from 8 AM – 9 PM
          • Friday and Saturday from 8 AM - 10 PM

          Hopsquad Brewing Co. 

          2307 Kramer Ln
          Austin, TX 78758

          (512) 351-9654

          Hopsquad Brewing Co. is a community hub for all things Austin. Expect yoga in the mornings, dog events every quarter, Austin FC viewing parties, and a whole lot more. 

          Come hungry because Hop Squad has food trucks on site, like Dough Squad, and treats for your pup from us at Tomlinson's Feed! And, your pup is welcome both in and outdoors. Enjoy the open floor plan inside with spralling seating and the outdoor space with lounging picnic tables and string lights.

          Even better? They have events dedicated just for pups! Check out their Pup Squad team for upcoming events!

          They are closed on Mondays but are open:

          • Tuesday, Wednesday, & Sunday from 12 PM - 10 PM
          • Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from 12 PM - 11 PM

          Kinda Tropical

          3501 E 7th St,
          Austin, TX 78702
          (512) 373-8430

          Enjoy the East Austin oasis that is Kinda Tropical!

          Kinda Tropical is exactly the sort of hangout spot you’re looking for. Full bar, food from morning to night, parking, and chill patios. Enjoy brunch with your friends (or pup), sip on cold brew while sending some emails, or have a cocktail or two.

          Owned and operated with love by veterans from the Austin music and service industries.

          We suggest to hit the noon hours with Fido. Your pup will enjoy the shade, outdoor seating, a fresh water bowl, and "good dog" pets from their awesome staff.

          They are open everyday from 11AM - 10PM

          Lazarus Brewing (Airport)

          4803 Airport Blvd
          Austin TX 78751
          (512) 394-7620

          Right down the road from our Airport location, Lazarus's newest digs are open early with breakfast tacos and coffee and late for a laid back night out.

          Lazarus serves up Mexican street food. We suggest getting the tortas (better be hungry!) and the queso fundido (better bring a friend!). And don’t forget the house made chips with fresh quac and salsa. Yum! 

          From the tasty food and refreshing on tap brews, this is a spot you can hang a while. Plus, the shaded, spacious patio will have your dog loving their time outside.

          Operating hours are:

          • Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM - 11 PM
          • Saturday 9 AM - 11 PM
          • Sunday 9 AM - 10 PM

            Local Foods

            454 W 2nd St
            Austin, TX 78701

            (512) 614-1212

            Local Foods is new to Austin's downtown scene and we just can't get enough of it.

            Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome to hang out on their gorgeous patio. While you sip on homemade lemonade and enjoy a refreshing lunch, your pup will feel relaxed and cool from the ample shade and fans.

            On the run? Their to-go counter is home to Tomlinson's very own Pet Post! While your out on your downtown walk, stop by and enjoy a free treat from Tomlinson's, get fresh water for your pup, and snag a baked good and coffee for the road.

            They are open daily:

            • Monday to Thursday from 10:45 AM – 8 PM
            • Friday from 10:45AM - 8:30PM
            • Saturday from 9AM - 8:30PM
            • Sunday from 9AM - 8PM


            2115 S Lamar Blvd
            Austin, TX 78704
            (512) 916-4858

            Bring your pooch along and get ready to indulge on the best Asian fusion menu in South Austin, prepared by Austin’s award-winning chefs — Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin.

            They serve the dishes tapas-style, so you’ll get to taste more of their delicious menu, including their corn fritters, brisket, and pork belly.

            The drinks selection is also impressive with craft beer, sake, and Asian cocktails.

            The outdoor seating is dog-friendly, spacious, and shaded by beautiful old oak trees. It also has heaters for wintry nights. Your fur baby will enjoy a fresh water bowl, treats, and loving ear-rubs from the friendly staff.

            Loro is open daily from 11:30 AM to 10 PM.

            Lustre Pearl South

            10400 Menchaca Rd,
            Austin, TX 78748

            Sometimes, you get a dog-friendly spot, but it’s too crowded with dogs running into each other.

            The beautiful Lustre Pearl South is big on space. It was once the favorite spot in Rainey Street before the owners found it a new spacious home in South Austin.

            You can either have drinks in the indoor area and catch up on the latest games with your furry friend or you can join the South Austin fun-loving crowd on the large outdoor area and enjoy some outdoor games. You’ll get to ping pong, hula hoop, and play corn hole and washers

            The menu is great and the staff friendly. We recommend the delicious tater-tots and burgers.

            They operate from:

            • Sunday to Tuesday 11 AM – midnight
            • Wednesday-Saturday 11 AM – 2 AM

            Meanwhile Brewing Company

            3901 Promontory Point Dr
            Austin, TX 78744
            (512) 308-3659

            Wide open spaces 🎶 is what you'll be singing at Meanwhile Brewing.

            This beautiful and fun property is big on space, beer, and food. Enjoy pizza, bahn mi, tacos, or even BBQ at their onsite food trucks.

            Your pet is welcome in and outdoors, but please keep your pet leashed in both areas.

            Shaded by trees and complete with tables and chairs, Meanwhile Brewing is the perfect spot for pawrents to sit back and relax with their furry companions at their side.

            Meanwhile is even open early starting at 8 AM (9 AM on the weekends) serving coffee and breakfast tacos. 

            They operate from:

            • Mondays to Wednesdays from 8 AM – 10 PM
            • Thursdays and Fridays 8 AM AM – 11 PM
            • Saturdays from 9 AM - 11 PM
            • Sundays from 9 AM to 9 PM 

            Nomadic Beerworks

            3804 Woodbury Dr Suite A
            Austin, TX 78704
            (512) 587-9669

            Nomadic Beerworks is a cozy, locally loved taproom serving craft brews and tasty paninis - even coffee in the mornings.

            Started by two brothers, this family owned and operated brewery is a destination for locals to relax and enjoy a great pint. Our pups love the cool inside floor in the summer and the patio area in the fall and winter. 

            No travel bowl? No worries! They have dog bowls on sight for your pup to hydrate.

            You'll also love to hear that Nomadic never wastes their spent beer grains. They have a partnership with a local farmer who feeds this spent grain to his cattle. Now that is some full circle thinking!

            They operate from:

            • Mondays to Wednesdays and Sundays from 11 AM – 9 PM
            • Thursdays to Saturdays from 11 AM - 10 PM

                  Patrizi’s at Butterfly Bar

                  2307 Manor Rd
                  Austin, TX 78722
                  (512) 522-4834

                  Austin has lots of food trucks, but Patrizi’s Italian food truck sets the bar high. Located in the Vortex theater courtyard, you can bring your friends, family, and dog for a magical evening of savory handmade pasta, fresh sauces, and a fun Austin atmosphere.

                  The friendly staff knows their stuff as they explain to you what’s on the menu, how it’s made, and even recommend the day’s specials before you make your order. Austin loves Patrizi’s, so be prepared to wait in line to place your order.

                  The trees and fans will cool you in the hot Austin weather, and your pooch can drink from the numerous water bowls. 

                  As you wait for your food, the staff brings out some treats for you and fido. You can also get some drinks from the bar.

                  They are open daily from 5 – 9.30 PM.

                  Poke Poke

                  3100 S. Congress Ave Ste A
                  Austin, TX 78704

                  Husband and Wife duo, Jason and Trisha, started Poke-Poke as a stall on Venice Beach in 2010. In 2014, they decided to get back to their Texan roots and bring their love of authentic poke with them!

                  Poke-Poke serves up a unique made-to-order style of poke reflective of traditional Hawaiian poke. They have three Austin locations. But our favorite dog-friendly location is their SoCo shop.

                  Relax with your pup in their outdoor oasis complete with an outdoor order window, umbrellas, picnic benches, and a privacy fence. There is even a mural on the side to snap some quick photos!

                  They are open daily from 1am-9pm

                  Pool Burger

                  2315 Lake Austin Blvd.
                  Austin, Texas
                  [512] 334-9747

                  Imagine you and your dog just finished playing fetch at Zilker Park. You're ready to end the day with a refreshing drink and a cool patio. Well, you'll find nothing cooler than Pool Burger!

                  Pool Burger is within a mile of Zilker Park (about a 20 minute walk) and around the corner from Deep Eddy Pool.

                  They serve, you guessed it, burgers! Some even say they are the best in town. But rest assured they have salads, fries, melts, and hot dogs. Drooling yet?

                  Their hours are:

                  • Monday to Thursday 12PM to 10PM
                  • Friday and Saturday from 12PM - 12AM
                  • Sunday 12PM to 9PM

                  Saddle Up

                  1309 Rosewood Ave.
                  Austin, Texas 78702


                  This East Austin beer garden and bakery is right up your pet's alley!

                  Saddle Up is a neighborhood gem. Their sweet treats like ice cream and cookies mix well with their stellar wine line up. And, their BBQ truck stationed in their spacious backyard pairs purfectly with a local beer.

                  Grab the leash, Fido, and some treats because you'll want to hang out all-day at the pet-friendly Saddle Up! 

                  They are closed Monday-Wednesday but open from:

                  • Thursday - Sunday from 10AM - 8PM

                  The Pitch

                  13000 Harris Ridge Blvd
                  Austin, TX 78753


                  The Pitch, located in Northeast Austin, is now a staple in Austin's sports scene.

                  The Pitch is expansive, including a 1,200-seat stadium, an artificial soccer pitch, and a five-acre “Parmer Pond.”

                  Fido is welcome to romp around the sports park and enjoy hanging out around the eateries on leash. They will love the spacious grounds and pet-friendly patios.

                  Hungry and can’t choose between a banh mi, street tacos, or a burger? Why not all! Order for your whole group from their numerous restaurants and bars in one place and pick up your food when it’s hot and ready.

                  They are closed Monday but open from:

                  • Tuesday to Saturday from 11 AM – 8 PM
                  • Sundays from 11AM – 6PM

                    Yard Bar + Camp Out

                    6700 Burnet Rd
                    Austin, TX 78757
                    (512) 900-3773

                    Yard Bar & Camp Out are a North Central Austin staple. This fun combination of a restaurant, bar, and dog park is where you can just chill with a beer and watch your fur kid play.

                    The large dog park is divided into two gated areas for the large and small dogs, complete with lots of agility equipment. Yard Bar also has water bowls for the dogs, to keep them hydrated for those hot days.

                    The park is manned by super-friendly bark rangers who monitor and break up dog brawls to ensure everyone feels safe.

                    Here are the park rules:

                    • The daily entry fee is $9, monthly membership $25 or $249 annually per dog.
                    • Only 21+ adults are allowed in the dog park.
                    • Only neutered, spayed, and vaccinated dogs above 4 months old are allowed. 
                    • Each dog should have a collar with a name and contact information.

                    Pro tip: Always make reservations for the dog park as walk-ins are only accommodated if there’s available space.

                    You can sit at the dining patio if you have kids, unaltered dogs, or just want to enjoy a homestyle meal. Your pup will also enjoy delicacies from the menu including meatballs, gravy, sliders, and ice cream.

                    Yard Bar is open every day from 11 AM to 10 PM.

                    Camp Out is open:

                    • Mondays to Thursdays from 4 PM - 9 PM
                    • Fridays to Sundays from 12 PM - 9 PM

                    Zilker Brewing Company

                    1701 E 6th St
                    Austin, TX 78702
                    (512) 712-5590

                    Zilker Brewing might not be a "restaurant" but we're making an exception, because the Spicy Boys food truck on site is de-li-cious.

                    Beat the peak late afternoon hours, and bring Fido to Zilker Brewing for a lunch date! While you're enjoying a brew, your friendly, on-leash pup is welcome to hang out both outside and inside. They have plenty of shade, walking space (when it's not busy), and dog water bowls to go around.

                    We aren't experts, but Spicy Boys might just make the best fried chicken sandwich in the city. Pair that with their curry + roti and you've got yourself a drool worthy meal.

                    Their hours are:

                    • Mondays to Fridays from 11 AM to 10 PM
                    • Friday and Saturdays from 11AM to 11PM
                    • Sundays from 11AM to 8 PM

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                    As you head out to have some fun with your furry friend, our guide for tips and etiquette for pet parents will ensure your dog and other people stay safe. 

                    We love helping pups’ parents raise happy and healthy pups. That’s why we have tons of information on our blog to help you get more tail wags and have fun while at it!

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