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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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White Dog Cafe

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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.

Good Karma Cafe

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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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Metropolitan Bakery

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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.

Pizzeria Vetri

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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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Parc Brasserie

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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.

Buena Onda

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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.

.. every picture tells a story, this one happens to be about happiness .. # # #

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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.

Uptown Beer Garden

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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.

Square 1682

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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.

Le Virtù

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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.

P'unk Burger

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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.

Chhaya Cafe

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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.

The Trestle Inn

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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.

M Restaurant

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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.

Red Owl Tavern

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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.

Cake Life Bake Shop

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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.

Slice (multiple locations)

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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.

White Dog Cafe

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.

Good Karma Cafe

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

A post shared by Good Karma Cafe (@goodkarmaphilly) on

Metropolitan Bakery

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.

Pizzeria Vetri

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.

A post shared by Pizzeria Vetri (@pizzeriavetri) on

Parc Brasserie

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.

Buena Onda

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.

.. every picture tells a story, this one happens to be about happiness .. # # #

A post shared by Buena Onda Tacos (@buenaondatacos) on

Rouge

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.

Uptown Beer Garden

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.

Square 1682

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.

Le Virtù

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.

P'unk Burger

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.

Chhaya Cafe

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.

The Trestle Inn

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.

M Restaurant

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.

Red Owl Tavern

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.

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Cake Life Bake Shop

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.

Slice (multiple locations)

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.

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