Your Furry Friends' Favorite Dog-friendly Patios in DFW
Updated: Nov 3, 2022
Good puppers deserve a great day out on the town, and Dallas is known for accommodating with dog-friendly patios scattered all over the place! With how dog-friendly Dallas is, it'd be impossible to list them all, but we're sure going to try! Tell all your doges we love them, and be sure to bring them with you when you hit these doggy hotspots!
1. katy trail ice house
Katy Trail Ice House is the biggest, baddest dog-friendliest patio on the Katy Trail, and all our pups love it! Sniffing the smells, cleaning up our spills and mingling with all the other good bois and gorls on the patio is hard work, but some dog's gotta do it.
2. odd muse brewing company
Our many craft breweries in DFW are some of the most dog-friendly in spots in town, and Odd Muse in Farmer's Branch is no exception! They often partner with Dallas Streets Dog Advocates with events at the brewery to find adoptable doge forever homes, and they welcome your furry friends, too!
With locations in Dallas, Fort Worth and Allen, Mutts knows how to roll out the red carpet for your four-legged companions. Mutts was designed as a combination off-leash dog park with bar and grill, so they've got everything you need so that all species involved have the best day out. They also hold Yappy Hours and host dog-themed movie nights!
4. lala land
LaLa Land has three locations in Dallas and another in Richardson, and they're all happy to host your fuzzy-wuzzies as you stop along your walk for a LaLa latte or something quick and scrumptious to eat.
5. truck yard
Both locations — Dallas and The Colony — are extremely pup-friendly, so dress 'em up to impress and bring them with you for a few sips and a few bites from all the rotating food trucks onsite.
Whether you're spending an afternoon working or studying, or just stopping by for a quick pick-me-up, Foxtrot's patios (locations in Uptown, University Park and on Knox-Henderson) provide the space your pooch needs to rest for a while as well. The outdoor couches are the perfect spot for the fluffy ones to curl up while you wait for your gifts to be wrapped.
7. three nations brewing
Why the long face, Penny? Under a picnic table at Three Nations in Carrollton is the perfect place to soak up the nice fall weather and keep a watchful eye for any falling food items nearby. The brewery won silver medals in the World Cup of Brewing and at the Great American Beer Festival this year.
8. chelsea corner
The Chelsea Corner back patio is absolutely massive for a human, so imagine the fun that your dog can have here. The 2,500-square-foot, tree-lined, grass-and-brick paved patio is modeled after a big beautiful back yard, the canine's natural habitat, of course. It features corn hole and five large HD screens for human sportsball viewing.
9. HG SPLY Co.
Head to HG SPLY Co's Dallas location to enjoy rooftop dining with your pups. Servers at all three locations — on lower Greenville, in Fort Worth's Clear Fork and in Trophy Club — will even bring your pup their own water bowl upon request.
10. The shacks
The Shacks has it all! It's six different restaurants connected by a giant shared patio and a huge off-leash dog park in The Colony. From juicy burgers and Cajun seafood to street tacos, coffee and beer, The Shacks provides endless possibilities to please any human palate while the dogs make new friends and tire themselves out.
11. garden cafe
If you've got a well-behaved pup, this quaint new chef-driven option in Old East Dallas is a great place to bring them. Dishes like smoked tomatillo chilaquiles, garden omelet, ivy salad, and vegan alfredo highlight the menu and feature herbs and vegetables harvested from their on-site garden!
12. On rotation brewery
Plenty of space to play and plenty of space to lay about. Two of the primary requirements for a great dog-friendly patio — and On Rotation Brewery on Lemmon Avenue has both! Are those yard games for humans, or for pups? And how do you think your dog would answer that question?
13. toller patio
We can't emphasize enough how much of an opportunity the picnic table patio situation is for your dog. Anything can fall to the ground at any moment, and —whether edible or not — these moments represent the highlights of your dog's afternoon. Toller Patio, then, is a veritable free-for-all. Grab a drink and a bite near the14-foot palm trees or snag a spot for you and your furry ones on the patio to catch a game on one of the 18 big-screen TVs.
14. box garden
As of May 2022, the Box Garden venue at Legacy Food Hall in Plano allows dogs to chill with their owners while they chow down outside on the huge patio! They also hold concerts at Box Garden, where dogs aren't allowed and probably wouldn't want to attend, anyway. There are more than 20 different food stalls inside Legacy Food Hall, located at Legacy West.
15. dock local
Dock Local has its home base in Uptown in McKinney but also operates stalls in Legacy Food Hall and at The Exchange Food Hall in the AT&T Discovery District, so you can bring your pup to all three for outdoor dining! This laid-back neighborhood spot offers a classic menu of seafood favorites such as lobster rolls, popcorn shrimp, fish and chips, and much more. We love the Lobster Grilled Cheese!
16. postino wine cafe
This unique space in Deep Ellum fatures a great combination indoor-outdoor bar as well as a nice patio space to hang out with your good bois and gorls. It really is one of the best patios in Deep Ellum, and the menu is largely locally sourced. The robust wine list features offerings from from all over the globe, so stay awhile!
17. Lakewood brewing
The folks at Lakewood love to boop snoots with your favorite furry pals outside in their covered beer garden, but, just FYI, dogs aren't allowed inside. This is the same at a great many of the spots on this list — because they're processing food inside. Enjoy a Temptress or two, or something seasonal from their list of seriously fun beers while your dog attracts all the attention you never could.
18. happiest hour
This might be the only place on this list that does bottle service inside but at the same time is a friend to the good dog outside. But such is Dallas. The patio space at Happiest Hour in the Harwood District is absolutely MASSIVE, and they've got space heaters for cool nights as well as cooling fans for the warmer months.
19. jaxon beer garden
With a $4 Sunday draft beer special this fall and an EPIC patio space, you and your doggo can get in some serious quality time Downtown at Jaxon Beer Garden. Great scenery surrounds you and there is plenty of space to kick back and enjoy yourselves. This fall, try a bowl o’ red. It's Texas beef chili topped with cheese, corn chips, onion, sour cream, and pickled jalapeno served with cornbread and whipped butter.
20. community beer co.
We love Community Beer Co. almost as much as we love all your doges! They routinely partner with Dallas Pets Alive for pub crawl fundraisers as well as their yearly Puptoberfest celebration! They're good people who brew great beer, and they love your furry friends enough to cater to them inside the brewery and on their massive patio as long as they are leashed!
Whether you're there for brunch on the weekend or happy hour and a few bites, your dog will love hanging with you on the patio at District in Addison. District pairs a menu of globally inspired shareable plates (small plate fare means the probability of bites falling off the table is considerably higher — it's math) with a thoughtfully curated wine and whiskey program.