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.
The North Side’s 412 Brewery loves welcoming dogs to their outdoor patio.
412 Brewery (847 Western Avenue)
1700 Penn offers a wine shop, Helltown Brewing taproom, and a full schedule of live music at their expansive outdoor patio in Strip District – and dogs are always welcome, too.
1700 Penn (1700 Penn Avenue)
Though the Brew Gentlemen’s Braddock brewery has been closed to in-person visitors since last year, the brewery has partnered with the city to launch Allegheny Overlook, a pop-up beer garden downtown for the season. It’s a lovely spot to grab a drink and a bite, for both humans and dogs alike.
Allegheny Overlook (Ft. Duquesne Boulevard between 6th and Stanwix Streets)
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 at their Lawrenceville location 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
Big Spring Spirits
The outdoor patio at Big Spring Spirits in Seven Fields is dog-friendly, and a perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail or two.
Big Spring Spirits (526 Northpointe Circle, Seven Fields)
Black Dog Wine Company
Located in Oakdale, Black Dog Wine Company lives up to its name with a dog-friendly outdoor lawn area, offering a place for guests to sample wine with their four-legged friends.
Black Dog Wine Company (7425 Steubenville Pike)
Bloom Brew in the Laurel Highlands is worth the trip – they’re both family-friendly, and dog-friendly, and offer a lovely spot to sip brews on the banks of the Youghiogheny river.
Bloom Brew (100 Riverside Drive, West Newton)
Living up to its name, BrewDog in East Liberty is super dog-friendly (for leashed and well-behaved pups!), offering an outdoor patio where guests can enjoy their extensive menu and house-made brews.
Brew Dog (6144 Centre Avenue)
Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio at BTOS Kitchen in Dormont. The restaurant offers authentic Mexican dishes, along with a vibrant menu of tasty margaritas.
BTOS Kitchen (3001 West Liberty Avenue)
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)
Double Wide Grill
Your pup will love a visit to Double Wide Grill’s outdoor patio area! The South Side Flats restaurant offers a pet-friendly area, and serves bowls of water for all their four-legged guests.
South Side Flats
Double Wide Grill (2339 East Carson Street)
East End Brewing
East End Brewing loves dogs, and loves welcoming well-behaved dogs on leash at their outdoor patio space.
East End Brewing (147 Julius Street)
The North Side’s Federal Galley has a very dog-friendly beer garden, which is open for the season. 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)
Mastic Trail Brewing
Your pup will love visiting Mastic Trail Brewing, the Caribbean-themed brewpub offering a dog-friendly outdoor patio.
Mastic Trail Brewing (1044 Saxonburg Blvd., Glenshaw)
Dogs are always welcome at Narcisi Winery in Gibsonia, as long as they stay on the grass, and are leashed.
Narcisi Winery (4578 Gibsonia Road, 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
The Pub in the Park
The Pub in the Park in Swissvale is a super dog-friendly spot, offering an outdoor patio area where guests can dine with their dogs.
The Pub in the Park (7034 Blackhawk Street, Swissvale)
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 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
Spring Hill Brewing Company
Farmhouse brewery Spring Hill Brewing Company is super family and dog-friendly, allowing on-leash dogs in their outdoor area.
Spring Hill Brewing Company (1958 Varley Street)
Strange Roots Experimental Ales
Well-behaved dogs are welcome to hang out in Strange Roots’ outdoor beer garden, though they’re not allowed inside. And an added bonus for their humans? Strange Roots’ and PGH Sandwich Society’s new permanent kitchen collaboration.
Strange Roots Experimental Ales (501 East Ohio Street, Millvale, PA ) 412-407-2506
Sunny Jim’s Tavern
It’s been a landmark in Pittsburgh since 1934, and the Emsworth restaurant Sunny Jim’s Tavern offers a dog-friendly outdoor patio, open when the weather is nice.
Sunny Jim’s Tavern (255 Camp Horne Road)
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)
Truss Brewing Company
Truss Brewing Company welcomes dogs at their outdoor patio. The Pleasant Hills brewery offers special events regularly, live music, and a full menu with wood-fired pizzas and more.
Truss Brewing Company (42 Old Clariton Road)
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!