Take Your Dog Out To Eat

Drunk-dog-in-park“In honor of the canine equivalent of the Olympics, (Scoutmob has) rounded up the most dog-friendly places in NYC.” Although the Westminster Kennel Club’s yearly Dog Show has just ended, dog lovers still need to bring their best friend to eating and drinking establishments in New York. So, here is the list of happy places for you and fido.

Starting out is the The Barking Dog which offers doggie watering stations on their patios in Midtown, Yorkville and the Upper East Side. Families flock there for the mouth-watering brunches on weekends.

Fetch Bar & Grill on Third Avenue on the UES serves comfort food like Philly cheesesteaks (with the bread brought in daily from Philadelphia), individually baked mac ‘n’ cheese, meatloaf and mashed potatoes served under photos of dogs needing homes. Adoption forms are available behind the counter and a portion of all the restaurant’s proceeds is donated to local shelters. Dogs are welcome on the patio.

Luckydog and Von are bars where dogs have been known to hang out during hours when no city inspectors were around. The former has dog-specific kiddie pools in the summer and the latter has late night dancing.

Brooklyn Ale House. “An unusual mix of biker bar and dog-friendly watering hole, Brooklyn Ale House is an ideal spot for the pooch who runs with a ruff crowd. Dogs are known to trot under foot as regulars hit the pool table or sip beers and hot apple cider on wooden benches. Come on the weekends for treats (for the dog) and free bagels (for you…or the dog, if you’re feeling generous).” 

Off Leash Hours rounds out the article. Central ParkRandall’s Island Park or Prospect Park lets dogs run free before 9 AM and after 9 PM. And who knew? Central Park features 15 dog-specific water fountains, and Prospect Park boasts the city’s only man-made dog beach.


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