Best Dog Friendly Bars In NYC
It’s not ‘drinking alone’ if you’re with your dog.
New York City has no shortage of fun, fancy, and eclectic bars — for you and your four-legged friend. If you know where to look, you’ll discover that you can bring your canine companion to more places than just Central Park.
These great watering holes around Manhattan will welcome both you and your dog for a relaxing drink at the end of a long week. Go fetch!
1. Barking Dog
No, it’s not just a cute name — this American restaurant serves up good vibes for humans and pups alike. While you enjoy the full bar and buzzed-about Sunday brunch (lines stretch down the block), your four-legged friend can join you in the restaurant’s outdoor seating area — there’s even a special doggy water fountain! Whatever time of day you stop by, all are welcome.
Barking Dog is located at 1678 Third Avenue.
d.b.a. in the East Village welcomes dogs and humans alike — and with a rotating beer selection (including some uncommon brews) and a vast roster of whiskey and tequila, there’s no shortage of adult beverages to imbibe. Many of the bartenders will happily learn your pooch’s name and offer them a beverage of their own. Don’t worry, it’s just water.
D.b.a. is located at 41 First Avenue.
3. Growler Bites and Brews
Located in an 1837 Dutch Revival building near Wall Street, the Growler is very clearly a fan of man’s best friend. There are images of dogs on the walls, dog figurines on the shelves, and even a custom oil painted mural depicting what the bar’s owners and their families would look like as dogs. Despite this welcoming interior, dogs are only allowed in the outdoor portion of the bar — but with this gorgeous fall weather, who would want to stay inside anyways?
Growler Bites and Brews is located at 55 Stone Street.
4. Paris Blues
Paris Blues reminds us that the old New York spirit is still alive and kicking. Said to be the last remaining jazz dive bar in the city, Paris Blues came onto the scene in 1969 and still offers live jazz every single night. Another thing this high-energy, community-oriented bar offers is a place to park your pup from time to time — they’ve had resident “bar dogs” in the past and could very well welcome yours.
Paris Blues is located at 163 West 121st Street.
5. Boat Basin Cafe
Located in Riverside Park on the Upper West Side, the Boat Basin Cafe is an outdoor restaurant and event space that has played host to old-time luminaries such as Frank Sinatra. You can enjoy drinks, food, and a nice view of the Hudson River at this cafe — and better yet, you can do so with your dog.
Boat Basin Cafe is located at West 79th Street.
6. Boris and Horton (coming soon!)
Get ready to bark with delight: NYC is getting its first-ever dog cafe. Slated to open in December, Boris and Horton will feature one room dedicated to the cafe (dog-friendly treats will abound!) and one room for dogs to prance around in. In addition to welcoming dogs and their owners, Boris and Horton will be holding weekly adoption events in collaboration with Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue.
Boris and Horton will be located at 195 Avenue A.
If you and your four-legged pal just can’t wait to go exploring, you’re in luck. Affinia is offering a special deal: three nights for the price of two, or four nights for the price of three. The longer you stay, the more adventuring you and your four-legged pal can do.