With the warm rising temperatures comes with more open-air dining spots that are dog friendly!
We are uniquely situated in one of the most dog-friendliest neighborhoods in Brooklyn. There’s practically a new eatery AND bar opening up every week but especially for the warmer months!
PAWS – REVIEW Criteria
- 1 PAW – Dog friendly but not really. No inside dining available. Seating is not welcome.There’s stimulations. The food, service & atmosphere was lacking and NOT GREAT
- 2 PAWS – Dog friendly but only outside or right by the front of the resturant. Seating is limited. Food is OK but nothing to write home about
- 3 PAWS – Dog friendly – inside (maybe) but any where outside is ok with a dog. Food, service and atmosphere is GREAT! Would recommend and come back again!
- 4 PAWS – Super dog friendly. The food, service and atmosphere is PAWMAZING! Chance and both his humans enjoyed themselves and would become regulars if they lived closer! Would recommend and come back many times!
790 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Dogs are welcome here as long as they stay outside.
FOOD + DRINKS
Bar fare is what’s on offer, but the burger or chicken sandwich are crowd favorites along with a side of roasted brussel sprouts. Beer and cocktails are what everyone orders, they even have frozen drinks and a shot and beer special.
PRICE – $$
Easy to get to from the Graham Ave (L) stop, one block away.
Cooper Park is the closest about a 5 minute walk from here. McCarren is further but walkable by about 15 minutes, be careful though you have to cross Meeker Avenue and might scare your dog with all the traffic.
This bar is named after a Phil Collins song.
REVIEW – 1 PAW (now revised to a lower rating)
Back when we used to go here (+10 yrs agao) it was called Legion, that place shut down and it was resurrected as Easy Lover under new ownership. They changed the vibe of the place from a chilled bar to a hipster spot to grab a drink. Occasionally they have local talent performing. This used to be our favorite spot till the hipster owner sat next to us one day, asked if “WE” minded if he smoked next to us- we said yes we minded and he proceeded to smoked multiple cigarettes all the while theyre were empty tables and benches elsewhere! Since we are not smokers and our dog’s health is priority the ignorant owner lost 2 regulars and their dog’s patronage. This only exchange just made us no longer support this establishment and has us support a “BETTER” dog- friendly bar (Reclamation bar – 817 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 who happens to love dogs and is located across the street!)
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Dogs are welcome to sit with you outside and the staff is happy to serve them with water bowls.
FOOD + DRINKS
The venue is primarily for live events but it does serve some snacks and a few sandwiches from a local shop, they have a vast array of cocktails that are very popular.
PRICE – $$
About a 7 minute walk from the Lorimer Street (L) stop.
McCarren Park is a block away so you will be able to let your furry friend wear themselves out and relax here enjoying the many people walking by.
The location has been a storefront since the 1920s and has a long list of famous acts having performed here. This place is for live events and shows, they host plenty and have a pretty long history of doing so, definitely worth checking out when they can start hosting them again. If your thirsty during the day this place is a nice stop on your way to the park, you can even pick up some amazing sandwiches they have available.
REVIEW – 3 PAWS
The best part about living in the city is the fact everything is in walking distance. We met up with some friends from Baltimore and planned to take them to a new place that just open. It was crowded with a 40min. wait, so we decided to go with Plan B as we walked down the street and stumbled upon Pete’s Candy Shop.
We first saw these cute little sheds that look more like tiny houses each with it’s own door and windows. We had to see if they were dog friendly and they were!! They mentioned there’s also a backyard seating area outside but at the time it was packed with people whispering. With huge dogs and tiny Chihuahua we opted for the private rooms in the front. The dogs were able to be off leash and there was plenty of room for the big dogs to roam but cozy enough they couldn’t leave our sights!!
The outdoor private rooms have water bowls in them and the staff is happy refill the fresh water (a good sign they love dogs!). We got some drinks and Joe loved his sandwich so much it was gone before I was able to a take a picture, let alone a bite!!!
Interboro Spirits & Ales
942 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Inside or outside, grab a seat and grab a brew and relax.
FOOD + DRINKS
They serve some food but don’t come here with an appetite for grub, you’re better off coming thirsty as this is a brewery and they have plenty to try.
Interboro has a good selection of in house made brews and their bar can serve all spirits. The venue is in an open style warehouse so there are plenty of places to grab a seat, you can sit inside or outside with your furry friend and the staff is happy to serve both of you.
There’s bar snacks and even veggie/vegan options. Choose between chicken wings, hotdogs, grilled cheese, hummus, artichoke dip or you can the bigger bites like steak and ale empanada, black bean empanada.
PRICE – $$
A block and a half from the Grand Street (L) stop.
This area is mostly on the outskirts of the industrial area so be aware there are plenty of big trucks driving by, Cooper Park is the closest park just a few blocks north of the brewery.
The Bushburg Pilsner offering is a family favorite, goes great with rooftop grilling!
REVIEW – 2 PAWS
Plenty of new breweries are popping up all over the city and Brooklyn has some of the most populars ones. Beer is the main drink of choice here. The selection of beers are always very good with their signature brews being our favorites. So there’s something for anyone, even if you don’t drink beer! This place is rather loud late nights with a big crowd and occasional band playing. Some what dog friendly, Dogs aren’t welcomed inside – depending on the night – but if your dog isn’t used to loud noises in a crowd this place might not the best spot for any dog. The best time we like going is during brunch times on weekend when it’s less packed and a bit quieter.
Seawolf – Bushwick
19 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Dogs are welcome to sit with you outside. Since it was getting dark it got suddenly very chilly, and we were able to move inside. Unfortunately it was a high bar table put right in front of 3 bathrooms!!!
FOOD + DRINKS
The menu is seafood themed with some good choices, but when we came even with the place not being really crowded our food just wasn’t that good. Everything was overcooked and dry. We ordered the dish the place is named for and the half lobster was over grilled and very dry. The burger was very juicy but it was more like fat than juice. The happy hour oysters were OK but don’t get more than a dozen it’s not worth it and the wing sauce was out of a bottle. I like that bottle but I don’t like it at a restaurant, nor do I like dry chicken wings. Could have been an off day, but we won’t go back.
PRICE – $$$
A short block away from the Jefferson Street (L) stop.
Maria Hernandez Park is a couple blocks away, it is a very popular park in the area and plenty of good spots to relax.
They have a unique ordering system where you can order straight from your phone, no need to flag down any wait staff here! Happy Hour everyday between 4pm – 7pm with the overly popular discounted Painkiller and $1 Oysters & $1 Wings.
REVIEW – 2 PAW
If you come here take advantage of the area because there is plenty to do in the surrounding blocks and you could definitely spend the whole day. The food didn’t do it for us so take a shot if your starving. The restaurant has outdoor seating on the sidewalk and street and you should be able to grab a spot during the day easily. The Bushwick Collective is nearby so if you wanted to take a walk before or after to see the street art you easily can.
354 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Very dog friendly as long as they stay outside, they have a driveway / outdoor space that is pretty cool in the summer.
FOOD + DRINKS
Food is definitely the main attraction here, you will be fighting off your furry friend from all the begging! They have a full bar and some great cocktails to match the BBQ flavors.
PRICE – $$
LOCATION A couple short blocks away from the Metropolitan Ave (G) and Lorimer Street (L) stops.
Not many are nearby, the closest is McCarren but it is a good 15 minutes north, Domino Park on the waterfront is also 15 minutes give or take.
The name of the place in German means fat pig and I have heard it pronounce so many ways throughout the years.
REVIEW – 2 PAWS
The BBQ here is the star of the show, if you are a meat eater and enjoy BBQ you will enjoy everything they have. They are pretty top notch in every meat department on offer but the ribs and the brisket are our favorites. Drench them in the many sauces they have available on the tables and get some napkins because you will get messy and thats the point isn’t it? Your furry friend will be begging non-stop with aromas coming from the smokers and your table so be prepared they may get wild!
revised- Last time we went here after 10 years of going here – we told dogs are not allowed. But yesterday we saw 2 large dogs sitting outside with their owners. Their rules seem to change a lot. Risk at your own, we wasn’t impressed with the food the last time and there’s plenty of dog-friendly bbq joints in city so this has been removed from our favorite’s list.