Looking for the best dog-friendly places in Pittsburgh?
There’s nothing better than relaxing with a drink… unless you’re relaxing with a drink with your best four-legged friend. And while there are lots of rules regulating where dogs can and can’t be in dining establishments, there are plenty of outdoor areas where pups are welcome.
Ace Hotel Lobby Bar
As a pet-friendly hotel, this courtesy extends to the lobby of the Ace Hotel, where their bar is located. And while, the pet-friendly policy doesn’t extend to their Whitfield restaurant, all of the other spaces, including the Lobby Bar, Gym, Ballroom and hotel rooms do allow dogs, regardless of whether or not you’re a guest.
Ace Hotel Pittsburgh (120 S Whitfield St., Pittsburgh) 412-361-3300
Allegheny City Brewing
This cozy little brewery on the North Side welcomes well-behaved pets. Additionally, the owners are such big dog lovers that they have entire wall dedicated to their patron’s animals, and even regularly name brews after their favorite dogs. They welcome anyone who stops through to bring along a picture of their pet to tack onto the wall!
Allegheny City Brewing (507 Foreland St., Pittsburgh) 412-904-3732
Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar
When the weather is nice, Arsenal Cider House has a massive outdoor garden for drinking and relaxing. Pets are welcome to hang out and enjoy the live music while their owners try Arsenal’s unique cider blends.
Arsenal Cider House (300 39th St., Pittsburgh) 412-682-7699
Big Easy Dog Daze & Cafe
This boarding and dog daycare also houses a separate indoor/outdoor cafe space serving Cuban-style coffee drinks, hot chocolate, tea and coffee from Grounds & Hounds. Dogs are always welcome to have a cuppa with their owners in the outdoor space.
Big Easy Dog Daze & Cafe (12 McCandelless Drive, Pittsburgh, PA) 412-360-8214
The Brew Gentlemen
Bring your friendly dog to the Brew Gentlemen in Braddock. While you enjoy their famous IPAs and wheat beers, your pooch can have fun finding new pals to play with.
The Brew Gentlemen (512 Braddock Ave, Braddock, PA ) 412-871-5075
Dorothy 6 Blast Furnace Cafe
When the weather is nice, and the patio is open at Dorthy 6 Blast Furnace Cafe in Homestead, dogs are welcome to join their owners for craft beer in the cafe’s outdoor space.
Dorothy 6 Black Furnace Cafe (224 E. 8th Avenue, Homestead)
The North Side’s Federal Galley has a very dog-friendly beer garden, which will be for the season as soon as the weather is warm. Pups are invited to hang out with their owners as they sip brews, and can even enjoy live music from time to time, too.
Federal Galley (200 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh) 412-517-6400
Foundry Table & Tap
Dogs are always welcome in the patio area outside at this North Shore bar and restaurant. Foundry Table & Tap is one of the most dog-friendly places in Pittsburgh, and offers plenty of outdoor tables for people (and pooches), and has drafts, growlers, and a daily specials menu.
Foundry Table & Tap (381 N. Shore Drive)
Grist House Craft Brewery
Your dog would love to be a Grist House dog. There’s plenty of space to run around, concrete floors for cooling down, and usually lots of other furry friends to play with at this Millvale beer garden.
Grist House Craft Brewery (10 E Sherman St., Pittsburgh) 412-447-1442
Leaning Cask Brewing Company
Leaning Cask Brewing in Springdale “loves our dogs here.” Not only are the brewery’s beers named after doggos, (like Bloodhound IPA, Cheeky Corgi Cider and Imperial Ridgeback IPA), but the brewery welcomes dogs anytime, and even sets out special water bowls just for them.
Leaning Cask Brewing Company (850 Pittsburgh Street, Springdale, PA)
Dogs are always welcome at Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia, as long as they stay on the grass, and are leashed.
Narcisi Winery (2350 Railroad Street, Gibsonia, PA)
The Strip District’s Osteria 2350 has a dog-friendly patio, and pups are welcome to join their owners for glasses of wine when the weather is warm.
Osteria 2350 (2350 Railroad Street)
Park Place Pub
Dog-lovers, this one is for you. Highland Park’s Park Place Pub allows dogs on their outdoor patio, when the weather is nice.
Park Place Pub (5719 Bryant Street, Pittsburgh, PA)
Dogs are allowed in Penn Brewery’s outdoor biergarten at their main North Side location.
Penn Brewery (800 Vinial Street, Pittsburgh, PA) 412-237-9400
Pittsburgh Food Truck Park
Grab your favorite four-legged friend and join the fun at the Millvale Food Truck Park. The outdoor space is dog-friendly, if they’re well-behaved, and leashed the whole time.
Pittsburgh Food Truck Park (52 Riverfront Drive, Millvale, PA)
This waterfront spot on the North Shore is only open for business seasonally (this year, they opened on April 1), and they allow dogs on their outside patio.
Redfin Blues (100 Waterfront Drive)
Zelienople’s ShuBrew has two sidewalk tables where pets can join their owners while they try ShuBrew’s hoppy beers.
ShuBrew (210 S Main St, Zelienople, PA) 724-766-4426
Southern Tier Brewing Company
The North Side’s Southern Tier Brewing Company (with their newly-revamped outdoor space) welcomes well-behaved and house-trained dogs to join the party outside.
Southern Tier Brewing Company (316 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA) 412-301-2337
Strange Roots Experimental Ales
Well-behaved dogs are welcome to hang out in Strange Roots’ outdoor beer garden, though they’re not allowed inside.
Strange Roots Experimental Ales (501 East Ohio Street, Millvale, PA ) 412-407-2506
Pups are always welcome at Threadbare Cider on the North Side. Head in for a drink at the dog-friendly cidery with your dog by your side.
Threadbare Cider (1291 Spring Garden Avenue)
Photo: Walter’s Southern Kitchen
Walter’s Southern Kitchen
Walter’s Southern Kitchen in Lawrenceville has an expansive outdoor area where dogs (like @bentley_unleashed, pictured above) are welcome to join in on the fun.
Walter’s Southern Kitchen (4501 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA) 412-683-7474
Wigle Whiskey Garden
Cheers to your four-legged friend at the Wigle Whiskey Garden, where dogs are welcome. Sample one of Wigle’s latest releases, or enjoy one of their unique cocktails at this dog-friendly spot.
Wigle Whiskey Garden (1055 Spring Garden Avenue)
Know of any other dog-friendly places in Pittsburgh? Let us know in our comments!
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