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17 Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Bars in Philly

Pups get the royal treatment at these local spots

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There was once a dark, sad time in Philadelphia history when sidewalk seating was prohibited. In 1998, Rouge in Rittenhouse started the trend, fought the bureaucracy, and today the city has, according to Visit Philly, nearly 400 alfresco dining establishments. In this city of dog lovers, restaurants and bars with sidewalk seating or patios cater to furry friends with treats, water bowls, and events to support local animal causes.

Most restaurants with outdoor dining welcome dogs, but these 17 go the extra mile. For more outdoor spaces, check out Philly’s essential rooftops and patios and beer gardens.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. White Dog Cafe

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3420 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 386-9224
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With a name like White Dog Café, it has to be pup-friendly. The long-running University City spot has fenced-in outdoor dining and provides water bowls for pooches.

2. Good Karma Cafe

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331 S 22nd St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 546-1479
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Perfect morning plans: First, head to the city’s cutest dog park, Schuylkill River Park Dog Run, which has fenced-in areas for big and little puppers. Then stroll over to the Good Karma Cafe location on Pine Street for coffee and a bagel. Dogs are welcome on the back patio (and inside, but only while owners order food to go).

It's a beautiful day Come grab an iced beverage & chill in our backyard at 22nd & Pine. Fuzzy friends are welcome

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3. Metropolitan Bakery

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262 S 19th St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 545-6655
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Metropolitan Bakery is a favorite among two-legged Philadelphians and their four-legged friends, thanks to cheap treats (just 70 cents each) shaped like dog bones. Pet parents will be happy to know the treats are all natural and made with flour, seeds, garlic, bacon fat, sea salt, and egg.

4. Pizzeria Vetri

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1939 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 600-2629
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Both Pizzeria Vetri locations in the city — Art Museum and Rittenhouse — offer treats and water bowls for dogs at their outdoor tables. Human companions get to enjoy some of Philly’s best pizza.

We love our #pvpups! Hope @itshudsondawg got a bite of that crudo pie.

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5. Parc Brasserie

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227 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 545-2262
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What’s more French than setting up at an outdoor bistro table with a très chic pup and ordering a glass of bubbly or rosè? Parisian-styled Parc welcomes diners with dogs on its long row of sidewalk seating. It’s right across from Rittenhouse Square too, should any furry friends hear the call of nature.

6. Buena Onda

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1901 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 302-3530
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Jose Garces’ Buena Onda gives out frisbees in its kids meals. Order one, sit outside, and give the furry friend something to play with while waiting for fresh fish tacos. More good news: Several Garces restaurants — Village Whiskey, Amada, The Olde Bar, and Garces Trading Company — have dog-friendly patios and all provide water bowls.

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7. Rouge

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205 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 732-6622
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A few doors down from Parc is another elegant spot that invites four-legged friends to enjoy its sidewalk tables facing Rittenhouse Square. Doggies get bowls of water and treats while human companions linger over bistro fare and cocktails. Bonus points: Rouge was the first restaurant in Philly with sidewalk seating.

8. Uptown Beer Garden

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1735 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

This spacious summertime beer garden from Teddy Sourias (Bru, U-Bahn, Cinder, the upcoming Tradesman’s) encourages patrons to bring their pups for “yappy hour” amid the picnic tables. The bar’s staff often bring their own pooches to work and always offer water to thirsty pups. Uptown Beer Garden also sponsors adoption events.

9. Square 1682

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121 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 563-5008
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Spoil fur babies with Square 1682’s “Four Legged Friends” menu which features dirty rice (with beef and veggies), Blue Buffalo Eggs & Taters with bacon, and house-made peanut butter biscuits. The menu is available at brunch all summer on the patio and benefits the Pennsylvania SPCA. Adoptable pets will be onsite from time to time, too.

10. Le Virtù

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1927 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 271-5626
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One of Philly’s most charming outdoor spaces is the garden and patio area of Le Virtù, which welcomes dogs on leashes. Pups are given water bowls while their owners enjoy handmade pasta and more Italian specialties.

11. P'unk Burger

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1823 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 468-7865
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Anyone wandering down Passyunk Avenue on a weekend is sure to spot pooches and their people at P’unk Burger’s outdoor tables. That’s because every doggie gets a free treat and water bowl — plus maybe a bite of a burger, if they can convince their owners to share. P’unk’s owners also support local rescue charities.

12. Chhaya Cafe

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1819 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 465-1000
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With a few outdoor tables and a great coffee menu, Chhaya Cafe is a popular spot for East Passyunk neighbors and pups to hang out.

13. The Trestle Inn

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339 N 11th St
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 239-0290
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One Philly’s best bars, Trestle Inn puts a water bowl out every night for dogs and keeps treats on hand. Fundraising “yappy” hours — like the monthly Pittie Party — often support local rescues.

14. M Restaurant

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231 S 8th St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 625-6666
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Dogs are welcome at this greenery-filled courtyard off Washington Square. Go on Wednesday and Friday evenings for live jazz, or any day Tuesday through Sunday, from 4-6 p.m., for happy hour deals on drinks and small plates.

15. Red Owl Tavern

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433 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 923-2267
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Next to Independence Mall, Red Owl Tavern’s weekly Yappy Hour benefits LuLu’s Rescue and features adoptable animals, a special menu for pups, and onsite grooming. The pups’ dinner menu includes a ground beef dish and the Doggy’s Dream with bacon, egg, grains, and torn short rib. Two-legged diners get deals on drinks.

16. Cake Life Bake Shop

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1306 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 278-2580
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Fishtown’s Cake Life Bake Shop offers homemade dog treats, sold individually and in packages of eight. Treats are made from a simple recipe that includes eggs, peanut butter, and oats. The shop also keeps a water bowl outside.

17. Slice (multiple locations)

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431 E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA
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Two Slice locations — South Philly and Fishtown — have outside seating that’s open to dogs and both provide water bowls. While humans dig into their pizzas, Slice gives four-legged friends a free house-made treat. Like sister restaurant P’unk Burger, Slice supports local animal rescues.

1. White Dog Cafe

3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA

With a name like White Dog Café, it has to be pup-friendly. The long-running University City spot has fenced-in outdoor dining and provides water bowls for pooches.

3420 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA

2. Good Karma Cafe

331 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA

Perfect morning plans: First, head to the city’s cutest dog park, Schuylkill River Park Dog Run, which has fenced-in areas for big and little puppers. Then stroll over to the Good Karma Cafe location on Pine Street for coffee and a bagel. Dogs are welcome on the back patio (and inside, but only while owners order food to go).

331 S 22nd St
Philadelphia, PA

3. Metropolitan Bakery

262 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA

Metropolitan Bakery is a favorite among two-legged Philadelphians and their four-legged friends, thanks to cheap treats (just 70 cents each) shaped like dog bones. Pet parents will be happy to know the treats are all natural and made with flour, seeds, garlic, bacon fat, sea salt, and egg.

262 S 19th St
Philadelphia, PA

4. Pizzeria Vetri

1939 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA

Both Pizzeria Vetri locations in the city — Art Museum and Rittenhouse — offer treats and water bowls for dogs at their outdoor tables. Human companions get to enjoy some of Philly’s best pizza.

1939 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA

5. Parc Brasserie

227 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA

What’s more French than setting up at an outdoor bistro table with a très chic pup and ordering a glass of bubbly or rosè? Parisian-styled Parc welcomes diners with dogs on its long row of sidewalk seating. It’s right across from Rittenhouse Square too, should any furry friends hear the call of nature.

227 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA

6. Buena Onda

1901 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA

Jose Garces’ Buena Onda gives out frisbees in its kids meals. Order one, sit outside, and give the furry friend something to play with while waiting for fresh fish tacos. More good news: Several Garces restaurants — Village Whiskey, Amada, The Olde Bar, and Garces Trading Company — have dog-friendly patios and all provide water bowls.

1901 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA

7. Rouge

205 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA

A few doors down from Parc is another elegant spot that invites four-legged friends to enjoy its sidewalk tables facing Rittenhouse Square. Doggies get bowls of water and treats while human companions linger over bistro fare and cocktails. Bonus points: Rouge was the first restaurant in Philly with sidewalk seating.

205 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA

8. Uptown Beer Garden

1735 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA

This spacious summertime beer garden from Teddy Sourias (Bru, U-Bahn, Cinder, the upcoming Tradesman’s) encourages patrons to bring their pups for “yappy hour” amid the picnic tables. The bar’s staff often bring their own pooches to work and always offer water to thirsty pups. Uptown Beer Garden also sponsors adoption events.

1735 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

9. Square 1682

121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA

Spoil fur babies with Square 1682’s “Four Legged Friends” menu which features dirty rice (with beef and veggies), Blue Buffalo Eggs & Taters with bacon, and house-made peanut butter biscuits. The menu is available at brunch all summer on the patio and benefits the Pennsylvania SPCA. Adoptable pets will be onsite from time to time, too.

121 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA

10. Le Virtù

1927 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

One of Philly’s most charming outdoor spaces is the garden and patio area of Le Virtù, which welcomes dogs on leashes. Pups are given water bowls while their owners enjoy handmade pasta and more Italian specialties.

1927 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

11. P'unk Burger

1823 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Anyone wandering down Passyunk Avenue on a weekend is sure to spot pooches and their people at P’unk Burger’s outdoor tables. That’s because every doggie gets a free treat and water bowl — plus maybe a bite of a burger, if they can convince their owners to share. P’unk’s owners also support local rescue charities.

1823 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA

12. Chhaya Cafe

1819 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

With a few outdoor tables and a great coffee menu, Chhaya Cafe is a popular spot for East Passyunk neighbors and pups to hang out.

1819 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

13. The Trestle Inn

339 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA

One Philly’s best bars, Trestle Inn puts a water bowl out every night for dogs and keeps treats on hand. Fundraising “yappy” hours — like the monthly Pittie Party — often support local rescues.

339 N 11th St
Philadelphia, PA

14. M Restaurant

231 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA

Dogs are welcome at this greenery-filled courtyard off Washington Square. Go on Wednesday and Friday evenings for live jazz, or any day Tuesday through Sunday, from 4-6 p.m., for happy hour deals on drinks and small plates.

231 S 8th St
Philadelphia, PA

15. Red Owl Tavern

433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA

Next to Independence Mall, Red Owl Tavern’s weekly Yappy Hour benefits LuLu’s Rescue and features adoptable animals, a special menu for pups, and onsite grooming. The pups’ dinner menu includes a ground beef dish and the Doggy’s Dream with bacon, egg, grains, and torn short rib. Two-legged diners get deals on drinks.

433 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA

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16. Cake Life Bake Shop

1306 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Fishtown’s Cake Life Bake Shop offers homemade dog treats, sold individually and in packages of eight. Treats are made from a simple recipe that includes eggs, peanut butter, and oats. The shop also keeps a water bowl outside.

1306 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA

17. Slice (multiple locations)

431 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Two Slice locations — South Philly and Fishtown — have outside seating that’s open to dogs and both provide water bowls. While humans dig into their pizzas, Slice gives four-legged friends a free house-made treat. Like sister restaurant P’unk Burger, Slice supports local animal rescues.

431 E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA

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