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Austin’s Top Dog-Friendly Eateries

If you’re looking for a place to dine with your furry friend in tow, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite dog-friendly eateries that invite pups into the fold. 

Dog photographed at Yard Bar
(Photo by Weston Carls)

Yard Bar 

6700 Burnet Road 

A well-stocked bar and a welcoming dog park, Yard Bar invites pups and people to mix and mingle at their venue on Burnet Road. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, you can bring your laptop to tackle some of your to-do list with your dog by your side or meet up with friends and pets for happy hour. Their “Hair of the Dog” menu features a Mega Mosa and Irish Coffee, but there are also beer, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic options. Day passes and memberships are available for purchase. 

Experience the perfect blend of nature and cuisine by exploring Yardbar’s latest addition, Camp Out. This outdoor dining concept is nestled beside the main Yardbar area and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Families gathered at Ski Shores
(Photo courtesy of Ski Shores)

Ski Shores Cafe

2905 Pearce Road 

Perched on Lake Austin since 1954, Ski Shores Cafe is now managed by MML Hospitality, the restaurant group behind Swedish Hill, Clark’s, and more. The expansive outdoor seating area is open to furry friends, where they can join their humans at picnic tables surrounded by umbrellas and misters to help beat the heat. The all-day menu features frozen drinks, seafood and chicken baskets, burgers, sandwiches, and ice cream — something fun for everyone. 

Guest and her dog seated at Launderette
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2115 Holly St.

For a more elevated culinary experience that allows four-legged friends to join in on the patio, head to the vibey Launderette on East Austin’s Holly Street. House specialties include the Ricotta Cavatelli and Plancha Burger, but whatever you order for your main course, don’t skip dessert — the Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwich is to die for. 

Dog at Loro
(Photo by @tipsyinaustin)


2115 South Lamar Blvd. 

Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole’s Asian smokehouse and bar is known for its fresh rice bowls, succulent smoked meats, boozy slushies, and batch cocktails. The grand patio is open to dogs, and thanks to their massive oak trees, there’s plenty of shade in the summer. Staff members can provide water bowls and treats to make your meal a five-star experience for your cute companion. 

Man and his dog at Jester King Brewery)
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Jester King Brewery

13187 Fitzhugh Road 

If you’re looking for a place for your dog to roam, Jester King Brewery boasts 165 acres of Hill Country land ready to be explored. On top of the expansive acreage, Jester King brews delicious beers made from Texas-grown grains whenever possible. They also create and pour wine varietals and fruit-forward ciders, and food can be ordered from Jester King’s pizza kitchen and food truck. 

Dog at Mozart's Coffee Roasters
(Photo by Brittany Dawn Short)

Mozart’s Coffee Roasters 

3825 Lake Austin Blvd. 

Coffee lovers and dog aficionados alike can find a home in Mozart’s Coffee Roasters, one of Austin’s favorite coffee shops situated right on Lake Austin. The lakefront view and wide open patio combine to make this an outdoor haven that happens to serve delectable baked goods and house-roasted coffee. Plus, the larger than life Mozart’s Christmas Light Show is held here annually and makes for a family-friendly and pet-friendly activity every winter. 

Two dogs posing at MUTTS Canine Cantina Austin
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MUTTS Canine Cantina Austin

9825 N. Lake Creek Parkway

A welcoming restaurant and beer garden with two off-leash dog parks, MUTTS Canine Cantina® Austin is a welcome addition to the local dining scene. Debuting in the capital city this August, the franchise comes to town after opening in Allen, Fort Worth, and Dallas, with more locations coming soon. Patrons can eat and drink while their precious pups play to their heart’s desire here, and day passes, monthly, and annual memberships are available. 

Crowd gathered at Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden
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Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden 

79 Rainey St. 

Banger’s is best known for its massive mimosas, which each hold a full bottle of champagne with a splash of orange juice. These are the perfect beverages for a weekend brunch with friends—and pets are invited! The large outdoor seating area is reminiscent of a German Biergarten, and they even sell a “WoofWurst” for your furry friends. Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is a consistent highlight on the ever-evolving Rainey Street for its scrumptious menu items and pet-friendly atmosphere. 

Woman and her dog at Bouldin Acres
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Bouldin Acres 

2027 South Lamar Blvd. 

Put together outdoor pickleball courts, multiple food trucks, lawn games, a playground, and a full-service bar, and you’ll get the outrageously fun Bouldin Acres. Home to a dog-friendly patio, this eatery is always bustling with Austinites enjoying each other’s company. With a second location coming soon to Braker Lane, Bouldin Acres is a popular hotspot for people and pets.  

Dog at window of The Watering Bowl ATX
(Photo by Diego Hernandez)

The Watering Bowl ATX

820 FM 1626

South Austin’s woman-owned outdoor dog park and bar caters to the pups thanks to their attentive Rufferees, inviting splash pad, and dedicated shy and small dog zone. Register your dog ahead of time to save time on your first visit. Once you arrive, order a hard kombucha or beer and a pup cup or dog beer for your little best friend. 

Exterior of Easy Tiger
(Photo by Heather Barnes)

Easy Tiger

Multiple locations 

Easy Tiger started with a downtown location and has quickly become an Austin institution. It now has three spots across town, each boasting ample outdoor space where on-leash pups can join in on the fun. The beer garden and bakery have a little something on the menu for everyone to enjoy. 

Patio at Radio Coffee + Beer
(Photo by Lauren Accardo)

Radio Coffee + Beer

4204 Menchaca Road 

Part-coffee shop, part-bar, Radio Coffee + Beer is consistently packed with dog lovers and their animals. All people and dogs are encouraged to visit their large outdoor space! Radio hosts multiple food trucks on its property, including Veracruz All Natural and Briscuits, and its bartenders whip up just about anything, including a tasty Espresso Martini and cool Carajillo. 

Dog at Hank's
(Photo courtesy of Hank’s)


5811 Berkman Dr. 

Known for its light, airy aesthetic and large covered front porch, Hank’s is a pet-friendly restaurant serving reliably delicious food and drinks in the Windsor Park neighborhood. Happy hour is the best time to visit, with deals like $7 frozen cocktails, tap cocktails, and tap wine available, but this establishment is an ideal venue at any time of day. A coffee shop, bar, and café, Hank’s is a perfect place to gather. 

Dish served at Bouldin Creek Cafe
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Bouldin Creek Cafe 

1900 South 1st St. 

This iconic vegetarian establishment welcomes pets on its covered patio and provides dog bones and water bowls to keep those pups happy and healthy. Guests can dine outside for breakfast all day, lunch, or dinner without leaving a pet at home. 

Woman and her dog at Blue Lacy
(Photo courtesy of Blue Lacy)

Blue Lacy 

1825 McBee St. A newer addition to the Mueller development, Blue Lacy serves elevated diner food with a Texas spin, and they even have a menu for the dogs in your life! Your pooch can devour some  Doggie Ice Cream or Bowser Beer served in a dog bowl while you enjoy your fare, perhaps the Meatloaf Patti Melt or the Chef’s Blue Plate Special.