Round of a-paws, please. From dog parks that serve beer like Growlerz to spoiling your pup with treats and a special bandana at the State Hotel, it makes sense that Seattle ranks in Forbes’ Top 25 Best Cities for Dogs list.
Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, hitting the flea market, or just dining out, well bone appétit. Get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly spots around the Emerald City.
Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels, and events, too.
Chuck’s Hop Shop, Seward Park, Central District + Greenwood | Each location of the popular bottle shop and taproom has a cozy patio with water bowls a-plenty.
Cloudburst, Belltown + Ballard | You’ll need to keep the leash on in the taproom, but the vibes are chill at each location. Try the Happy Little Clouds pils as you give your cheerful fur baby some scritches.
Dog Yard Bar, Ballard | The doggo play area and bar (entry fee required) has treats baked on-site, a full brewpub menu with 12 taps for owners, and Bark Rangers to make sure everyone’s getting along.
Fremont Brewing, Fremont | The beer garden is usually hoppin’ in warmer weather. But you’re also welcome to bring Fido inside so you can browse the plentiful hazy IPAs, porters, and other offerings on tap.
Growlerz, Hillman City | This is really a dog park first and human-friendly beer hangout second — there’s even a self-wash station (for canines).
Perihelion, Beacon Hill | Grab an order of BBQ fries for you and bone marrow treats for your four-footed pal and cozy up to one of the fire pits on the patio. It’s good for people and pupper watching.
Seapine, SODO | Sip on the beermaker’s award-winning pilsners or IPAs as your buddy lounges in the spacious tasting room or patio (there are usually treats by the bar, too).
14 Carrot Cafe, Eastlake | Hit up this diner for a hearty scramble and brunch drinks — dogs are allowed out on the sunny patio.
Barking Dog Alehouse, Phinney Ridge | Wanna go a step beyond just beer and bites? On the second Wednesday of every month, $1 of every pint poured goes to a dog-centered nonprofit.
Linda’s Tavern, Capitol Hill | Smaller pups can hang in the booth while you enjoy eggs over easy and a Smokin’ Bloody Mary (made with mezcal). If you’ve got a Great Dane, let it stretch out those legs on the patio out back.
Norm’s Kitchen & Bar, Fremont | Here’s one of the rare restaurants in the city where you can bring dogs inside — there’s even a section on the menu just for canines with items like beef bow wow bowls.
Portage Bay Cafe, Various locations | You’ll pant with delight at the excellent egg bennies, shakshuka, and huevos rancheros — with comfortable outdoor seating for all brunching beasts.
Olmstead, Capitol Hill | Try the red flannel hash (with agrodolce beets) or Toad in a Hole on brioche while distracting Buster at the airy bar area.
Fairmont Olympic, Downtown | You’ll have to pay a flat $75 fee to bring along the mutt — but it’ll feel spoiled by all the swank after the building’s recent renovations.
Hotel Sorrento, First Hill | The staycation destination housed in a historic 1909 building allows dogs of any size at no extra charge — and they can go into all of its common areas like the quaint Fireside Room.
The State Hotel, Downtown | Dogs up to 50 lbs are allowed for a $30 fee — but if you book through Urban Pooch, the fee is waived and you get a bag of treats with a custom bandana.
Thompson Hotel, Pike Place | Just steps away from the market, the views are spectacular at this modern hotel — and there’s no fee for pups.
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Chophouse Row, Capitol Hill | Stroll around the open-air mini retail plaza where dogs are allowed. But if you have a small breed and want to shop in peace, the Little Dog Garden is a day care with single visit options.
Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, Georgetown | You’ll find a great selection of locally made arts and crafts at this quirky mini mall that offers plenty of canine stimulation. It’s also conveniently in the same lot as the pup-friendly Star Brass Works.
Hangar 30 Flea Market, Magnuson Park | Seattle’s largest indoor vintage market happens every quarter (the next one is Saturday, March 18). There’s plenty of space for dogs — but you can also hit up the nearby off-leash park to tire them out.
U Village, U District | Grab some Shake Shack or vegan ice cream at Frankie & Jo’s, then spoil your very good boy or girl at Mud Bay with a nice big chewie. There’s a , small, lovely park where you can relax with all your spoils.
Denny Park, Downtown | If you need a quick midday chill session — or potty break for you-know-who — this green space right in the middle of the city has a tree-lined, off-leash area with places to sit (and stay).
Genesee Park, Columbia City | There’s a large dog park located in the northeast corner of the scenic park and playfield. It has an area for the teeny puppers, too.
Golden Gardens, Sunset Hill | Paws to take in the sweeping views of the city before letting the fur fly at the park’s one-acre off-leash area.
Lincoln Park, West Seattle | Work up a sweat by traversing the walking paths in the bluff, or take a nice stroll along the beach if you have water-loving pups.
Magnolia Manor Park, Magnolia | High-energy dogs will love the “chuck it” game zone and drinking fountain in the off-leash area. You can also swing by the P-Patch to see what’s growing.
Seward Park, Lakewood | There are gorgeous views of Lake Washington and wide pathways to give all fuzzy friends enough personal space.
Westcrest Park, White Center | With 8+ acres of paths and a doggie drinking fountain, you can spend the whole day there. The off-leash area has chairs, benches, and shady spots for owners to take a load off.
Coal Creek Trail, Bellevue | Make a day of it and explore a little of the area’s mining history in this forest that’s open year-round. Go after heavy rain so you and your lil’ companion can enjoy the waterfalls along the way.
Discovery Park, Magnolia | One of the more popular hikes in Seattle gives you mountain views and forgiving terrain so nobody tails too far behind.
Grand Forest West, Bainbridge Island | It’s worth a ferry trip to take in Bainbridge’s natural beauty — particularly this mostly flat trail leading across a wood bridge and alongside a pond. It’s also not too far from an off-leash dog park if the pooch still needs to get out some energy.
Lushootseed Whispers Trail, Woodinville | There are no leash restrictions on this 3.1-mile out-and-back Eastside path — but be sure to watch out for bikers and runners in case your hound gets a little antsy.
Ravenna Park Loop Trail, Ravenna | This one’s more of a walk than a hike, but you’ll still appreciate the urban forestry solitude. Plus, it’s good bird-watching for animals of all stripes.
Schmitz Preserve Park, West Seattle | One of the last old-growth forest areas in the city is worth a leisurely amble by foot and paw.
Washington Park Arboretum, Capitol Hill | The 3.8-mile loop is an easy nature stroll — and your lil’ bud is sure to appreciate all the area wildlife. Swing by the botanical garden while you’re at it.