Discover 10 dog-friendly bars and restaurant patios

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The Lakehouse at Discovery Green | Photo: Katya Horner

Dine alfresco, or even indoors, with your four-legged friends at these 10 dog-friendly bars and restaurants. 

Dogs are are part of the family. When choosing a place to dine it can often come down to whether or not the establishment is pet friendly. For the dog lover, here’s a list of a few places that welcomes both you and your pooch.

10 Dog-Friendly Houston Bars and Restaurants

  • Backstreet Café – This quaint and cozy River Oaks restaurant is home to a delicious menu by Chef Hugo Ortega as well as one of the most relaxing and popular patios in Houston. The tree-covered patio will make your pup feel right at home as you enjoy your meal with your two-legged companions friends.
  • Barnaby’s Café – Named after the owner’s childhood pet sheepdog, Barnaby’s Café has several locations around town that welcomes you and your dog. You’ll often find dog photos around the restaurants and other diners enjoying meals on the patio with their dogs.
  • The Black Labrador – Dine on English pub food and sip a beer on the outdoor patio with your dog at this pet friendly bar.
  • Cottonwood – This neighborhood-centric bar is both family- and pet-friendly. Dogs can relax on the patio with you as you enjoy live music, games, craft beer and a general laid back atmosphere.
  • Good Dog Houston – Your pup will be quite jealous as you eat these amazingly creative and tasty hot dog combinations. While you may not share these dogs with your dog, you’ll both be able to take in the patio and passing Heights scenery together.
  • Bar Boheme – A visit to Boheme is always like you’re visiting a bar outside of Houston. The ample outdoor space allows you and your pup to take in the music and cocktails on a homely and well-lit patio.
  • The Grove and The Lakehouse at Discovery Green – The upscale Downtown haven and its more casual neighbor provide serene and scenic options to dine on the patio with your pup. After drinks or dinner, take your dog for a walk through Discovery Green for some playtime.
  • Celtic Gardens – You’ll often see this Midtown hot spot filled with partygoers and their pets on Sunday Funday. With mist fans and plenty of outdoor patio space, this bar will make for an enjoyable time for dog and person.
  • Antidote Coffee – This dog-friendly Heights coffee shop has become a favorite hangout for neighbors. Well-made coffee and wine offerings creates a laid back atmosphere to catch up with friends, make new ones or linger over a laptop.
  • Niko Niko’s Greek and American Café – The downtown Market Square Park location of Niko Niko’s makes for a particularly good place to enjoy a gyro and fries with your four-legged companion. There are plenty of recreation spaces and art features that you both will appreciate.