On The Town

Bring Fido to These Dog-Friendly Bars and Restaurants

From dog-friendly ice cream to spacious outdoor patios, these spots welcome furry friends.

By Lucie Smul | September 20, 2018, 10:00 am

On The Town

Bring Fido to These Dog-Friendly Bars and Restaurants

From dog-friendly ice cream to spacious outdoor patios, these spots welcome furry friends.

By Lucie Smul | September 20, 2018, 10:00 am

Pups are our BFFs. They cuddle us when we're sad, lick us when we're sweaty, and they love to go outside and explore. We've compiled a list of our favorite pup-friendly spots in Baltimore so that you never have to leave your furry friend behind. These restaurants offer complimentary dog treats and water bowls, give pets free rein of patio seating, and some even host special events that encourage you to bring your dog as your plus-one. Wherever you go, these spots are totally paw-esome.

Pup-Friendly Patios

Riptide by the Bay: This waterfront eatery is smack-dab in middle of Fells Point and has earned a reputation as a popular pup hangout. The outdoor patio is dog-friendly and offers scenic views that both you and your pup will enjoy. Try ordering the Maryland crab cakes, local oysters, or BBQ ribs. 1718 Thames Street, 410-732-3474

Pratt Street Ale House: The Pratt Street Ale House patio is totally furball friendly. You can indulge in great food and craft beers while lounging with your pup at the numerous outdoor tables. There's nothing better than beer and belly rubs. 206 W Pratt St., 410-244-8900

Atwater's at Belvedere Square Market: This local cafe has a large patio perfect for dog-watching. There's tons of umbrellas to stay out of the sun and plenty of space for you and your dog-owning friends to meet up. And you'll love Atwaters' hearty soups, decadent sandwiches, and hearth baked pastries just as much as we do. 529 E Belvedere Ave., 410-323-2396

Sam's Canterbury Cafe: Guilford locals flock to this neighborhood cafe for the brunch menu, featuring fare like the jalapeño cheddar waffles and unique flatbreads named after Baltimore spots, "The Charles," "The Hopkins," and "The Calvert." Surrounded by trees and greenery, Sam's Canterbury Cafe's patio is a true oasis for families, friends, and pets alike. 3811 Canterbury Rd., 443-438-4545

Miss Shirley's Cafe: Baltimoreans agree that Miss Shirley's Cafe has some of The Charm City's best brunch food, like the infamous funky monkey bread, broiled grapefruit brûlée, or grandpa's cornbread squares. And the outdoor patios are pet-friendly at all Miss Shirley's locations. Multiple locations including 750 E. Pratt Street, 410-528-5373

Dining with Dog Treats

Bmore Licks: This family-owned ice cream shop is one of Canton's most-loved spots for a sweet treat. They offer more than 100 flavors of homemade ice cream and dozens of milkshake, sundae, and snowball creations. The best part? Bmore Licks serves dog-friendly ice cream, too, with tasty flavors ranging from Cookies & Cream to Fruity Pebbles. 2437 Eastern Ave., 410-732-5425

The Dog Chef Cafe: Handmade frozen yogurt, sweet potato fries, kale pretzels, and donuts . . . these are just a few of the dog-friendly goodies you can buy at The Dog Chef Cafe. The cafe sells tons of healthy, fresh dog food, and they emphasize locally sourced ingredients and organic meals. These treats look so good, you might be the one begging for once. 863 North Howard St., 301-785-2998

Patterson Perk: Head to this canine coffee shop, located in Canton, for plenty of pup-friendly perks. Grab your BFF a free dog treat and head outside to soak up the sun on the patio. For a sweet snack, order a blueberry scone, or try the artichoke and goat cheese panini for a savory bite. 2501 Eastern Ave., 410-534-1286

Furry Fun

DogWatch Tavern: DogWatch Tavern is a fun-house for adults, with tons of happy hour specials and bar games like Skee-Ball and pinball. And don't worry, your dog will have fun, too. DogWatch offers free treats and water bowls for all pups, and pets are more than welcome to hang at the outdoor tables. 709 S. Broadway, 410-276-6030

The Admiral's Cup: The Admiral's Cup doesn't just allow dogs, they love dogs. The lively saloon hosts frequent #DrinkWithYourDog events where they offer free pup portraits and discounts on beers from Flying Dog and Full Tilt. Check out the Admiral's Cup Facebook page for more information about upcoming dog-friendly events. 1647 Thames St., 410-534-5555

Blue Pit BBQ: This laid-back hangout has tons of dog-friendly outdoor seating, perfect for big parties, as well as an extensive whiskey collection, an array of smoked meats, and tons of hefty sandwiches. They've hosted events like Yappy Hour, a specially tailored party for people who love drinking with their dogs, and many of their proceeds benefit local animal shelters. 1601 Union Ave., 443-948-5590

The Boathouse Canton: Designed to have a warm, friendly feel, The Boathouse is a popular gathering place for dining, drinking, and socializing. The outdoor DockBar is dog-friendly, and they're even hosting a special Howl-O-Ween fundraiser to benefit the Warrior Canine Connection Foundation in October. 2809 Boston St., 410-773-9795




Meet The Author

Lucie is the digital intern at Baltimore magazine and a senior at Johns Hopkins University studying Writing Seminars and Political Science. Last summer she helped to write branded content at Group Nine Media and has spent time editing video at NowThis. When Lucie isn't holed up in the library with books, she likes to break a sweat on the treadmill and is searching for the best brunch spot in Baltimore.



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