Nature, Pet Friendly
As the weather starts to warm it’s never been easier to get out of the house with your furry best friend. At these dog-friendly hangout spots you can grab a drink or a snack and spend some quality time with your canine companion.
by Celina Colby
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We’ll keep updating this list as more dog-friendly spots open for the season! Know of a good one? E-mail [email protected].
INDOOR/OUTDOOR DOG BAR
Info: This indoor-outdoor dog park has a full bar for pet owners to enjoy while the puppies play and make friends in a space specifically designed for their comfort and fun.
BREWERIES & BOOZY PATIOS
Info: Bone Up Brewing’s patio is always dog friendly, but as the weather gets warmer they debut special Barks and Brews events where your dog can munch on treats while you sip a beer in the warm sunshine.
Info: The large compound at Idle Hands Craft Ales offers food and beverages with an emphasis, of course, on locally crafted brews. They also offer event spaces, workspaces, and a robust calendar of activities. Your pup is welcome to join you on the patio!
Info: The expansive and vibrant patio at Night Shift Brewing’s Everett Taproom is always dog friendly, and they often have dog-centric events where your canine bestie can get special treats while you sample brews.
Info: Cambridge Brewing Company offers up a rotating seasonal selection of their handcrafted brews as well as pub eats and handhelds to satisfy your hunger. Your furry friend can lounge with you on the expansive patio all day long.
Info: Sample craft cocktails made with spirits from the distillery and hang out with your pooch on the dog friendly patio at Short Path in Everett. The patio also boasts music and public artworks.
Info: Enjoy a refreshing Lamplighter brew at the brand new facility where the beers are barrel aged and blended in Cambridge. Fido can join you for a relaxing afternoon on the patio under the sun.
Trillium Pop-up Beer Garden on the Greenway
Info: Take a stroll on the Greenway with your pup and stop for refreshments at Trillium’s popup beer garden across from the Boston Harbor Hotel. Grab snacks at a local food truck and meet other dog owners at this hot spot.
Info: Dogs are loved so much at Aeronaut Allston’s Beer Garden that they’re featured on the Wall of Woof photo display. Under the summer string lights you can enjoy live music, local brews, and snuggles with your furry friend.
Where: South End
Info: Every Sunday, May-October you can take your pupper to the SoWa open market to stroll through food vendors, local artist displays, and vintage clothing pop-ups.
Where: Union Square
Info: Pets are welcome to roam this hub of independent restaurants and local shops with you. In the open-air courtyard you and your fur baby can hang out, ordering snacks and drinks from any of the surrounding spots.
Where: Beacon Hill
Info: Take your well behaved puppy to The Whitney Hotel to enjoy their open-air courtyard at the heart of the property. You can enjoy a drink or a snack from the on-site restaurant while your pup explores the natural surroundings.
Where: Beacon Hill
Info: The Liberty Hotel is always dog friendly but May-October they host Yappier Hour in their courtyard every Monday and Wednesday. At this social hour you can have drinks and meet other dog owners while your furry friend enjoys special treats.
GRAB A TREAT
Where: Locations around Greater Boston
Info: Pets are welcome and even encouraged on the JP Licks patios around Greater Boston. The local ice cream chain even makes a dog-friendly ice cream so your furry friend can enjoy the sweet treat too.
Info: This urban park is pulsing with activity at all hours of the day. There’s always a new and exciting event for you and your dog to explore. The whole greenway is pet-friendly, but dogs must remain leashed.
Fresh Pond Reservation Dog Park
Info: At this dog park your canine buddy can enjoy not only an off-the-leash dog park but also a city-sanctioned swim in Fresh Pond. Note: only dogs with a Cambridge resident tag can utilize this park.
Where: Jamaica Plain
Info: Though your puppy has to stay on-leash at this beloved Boston park, there are 281 acres of natural wonders to explore. You and your dog can enjoy this pensive, lush urban escape.
Kennard Park and Conservation Area
Info: Explore acres of woods through rich walking trails, an orchard, a perennial garden and sculptures by regional artists at this dynamic, dog-friendly park.
Photo by @thepieddogwalker