City Guide / Atlanta

9 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Atlanta

By Bri Hand | Aug 10, 2021
Five dogs playing at a dog-friendly restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.

Many travelers and digital nomads won’t go anywhere without their dog in tow. When picking a new city and a new neighborhood, one of the most important issues for dog lovers is having access to pet amenities. One of these amenities is being able to take your pup to dog-friendly restaurants in Atlanta.

Every dog loves a good patio and the opportunity to see new humans. Let’s investigate what the best Atlanta eateries are for taking your pooch:

1. Hampton + Hudson

Hampton + Hudson, a local favorite for residents in the Inman Park neighborhood, has a great outdoor patio that is protected and dog-friendly. The restaurant prides itself on being a community-first organization that offers a little bit of everything. 

Be sure to take some time to dine at their beloved brunch, which is held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the weekends. H+H makes a great house-made Bloody Mary and chicken and waffles! 

Dogs are not only allowed, but if your pooch is in the modeling mood, they might even make H+H’s Instagram page. Water bowls are available upon request. 

2. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall was the first outdoor-oriented bar and restaurant to open along the BeltLine’s  Eastside Trail, and it offers a full-service outdoor bar and a pet-friendly grove for well-behaved humans and dogs. This eatery offers a relaxing vibe and even more relaxing deck chairs. You can either bring your human friends and sit around umbrellas or sit at one of the communal beer garden tables and let friendly strangers shower your dog with attention. 

If you’re jogging with your dog and reach mile marker 9.25, you’ve reached your destination. The restaurant loves posting ridiculously cute dog photos on their Instagram account, so if you have a cutie, they may have a chance to become a local dog influencer. The place has a campsite-type of a vibe that you and your pooch will love. 

3. Park Tavern

Did somebody say “park?” With a name like Park Tavern, you better be dog-friendly! Park Tavern is located adjacent to the popular Piedmont Park, and it’s a great place to dine after a jog with your dog. 

This restaurant seriously cares about your pooch, and it has been voted the best dog-friendly patio and eatery in the city. The place has amazing food, an awe-inspiring view, and half-priced bottles of wine every Wednesday. Your dog can’t help you finish a bottle, but get a couple of humans and watch the sunset on the Park Tavern patio. The Tavern also hosts free sunset music sessions every Sunday. 

4. Neighbor’s Pub

Does your dog enjoy trivia? What about shuffleboard, Skee-Ball, darts, and arcade games? Neighbor’s Pub is located on the northeast side of Atlanta in the Highland neighborhood, and it has all of these fun activities, plus a massive outdoor patio that is dog-friendly and partially covered. 

The servers of this pet-friendly restaurant are quick to bring out a water bowl, and the patio has TVs to watch the game. Every Tuesday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. is Trivia Night, so bring your human friends and dog and head on over to the pub to dine. 

5. Perk-N-Pooch

It’s not a dream! If you live in Atlanta in the Sandy Springs neighborhood, you can enjoy the luxury of taking your dog to get washed while grabbing a cup of coffee at Perk-N-Pooch. If you’re passionate about dogs and coffee, this is the place for you. 

Perk-N-Pooch allows humans to do a DIY wash, or they can choose from one of the various services offered that include express wash, professional grooming, brush-n-buff thin hair coat, fluff-n-buff long, dense hair coat, or additional services. 

Appointments are required, and Wi-Fi is available for humans looking to surf the web or check emails while their pooch gets pampered. If you have a sweet tooth, the cafe or coffee shop also offers D’lites Ice Cream for you or your dog. In addition, the family-owned company also supports various dog rescue organizations such as Basset Hound Rescue, Atlanta Lab Rescue, and Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. 

If you’re looking to experience the Perk-N-Pooch for yourself, you may want to look into living at  The Alastair at Aria Village—it’s pet-friendly!

6. Anis Bistro

If you don’t love the ambiance at Anis Bistro, your dog will. This local Buckhead bistro has a welcoming staff and atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re stepping away into a European vacation. The best part is you can bring your dog. The restaurant has a covered and non-covered patio option and is a cozy destination for you and your pooch. Reservations are recommended, and they’re open for brunch, lunch, dinner, or just drinks. 

The Buckhead neighborhood provides great lifestyle amenities for young professionals.

7. Brewhouse Cafe

Locals love bringing their pups to Brewhouse Cafe to grab a craft beer and enjoy the casual atmosphere. The restaurant specializes in authentic Scottish food, great craft beer, and servers will typically bring out a water bowl for well-behaved pooches. 

The bar has been around since 1997, and the owner is crazy about soccer. It’s one of the few places outside of your home where you can watch sports and drink beers or craft cocktails with your dog. Locals are invited to bring their dogs for breakfast to watch the early soccer matches going on in Europe. There is a special area on the patio (northside) where the host will try to seat you if you bring your dog, and the servers are extremely accommodating to human and dog needs. 

8. Best End Brewing

“Breweries are a dog’s best friend. Send us pics of your pups on our patio so that we can re-share on our feed!” This was a direct quote from Best End Brewing’s Instagram page, and they know how to make a great beer and treat people right. 

Best End Brewing Company even has a Tiki Bar and completes the experience with live music. Both humans and dogs feel the love and good vibes that are promoted by the brewing company, and their dedication to their community has allowed them to focus on relationships and thoughtful ingredients that go into their beer. 

9. New Realm Brewing

New Realm Brewing is another trendy brewery on the BeltLine that encourages pet parents to bring their dogs. The brewery is located adjacent to the most popular stretch of the Eastside Trail that connects Piedmont Park, Ponce City Market, and Old Fourth Ward. 

The BeltLine is an ongoing project seeking to optimize access to green space and connect 45 of Atlanta’s neighborhoods by renovating an old railroad corridor. The brewery’s location on the BeltLine has made it a local favorite for Atlanta’s running and biking clubs. Dogs love it too because it sits between the Historic Fourth Ward Park and Poncey-Highland Community Garden. 

A popular activity for dog owners is to start at New Realm Brewing and then walk over to the historic Fourth Ward Park, where your dog can cool off in the splash fountain. After that, let your dog air dry on a walk and come back to the brewery for a few more refreshments and dinner. The brewery has multiple outdoor patio options, including a second floor with magnificent views of the surrounding green space. 

Experience a pet-friendly lifestyle in Atlanta

Now that you know some of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Atlanta that locals love, it’s time to choose one! Luckily, if you’re relocating to Atlanta, you can take advantage of all of them and more. 

No matter how long you’re planning to stay in Atlanta, Landing is here to help. The best part? You don’t even have to have a plan! Landing offers flexible lease agreements, allowing you to live wherever you please, whenever. Discover furnished apartments in Atlanta today with Landing.

Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.