Dog-Friendly Spots in Atlanta Worth Wagging About
The dog days of summer are looking pretty spectacular for Atlanta pups in the city. Long gone are the days of being stuck in the backyard. Today’s Peach State pups can happily roam the city enjoying everything from coffee shop dates to some seriously delicious al fresco dining (with special treats catered to the one of the leash, of course). It’s true. Atlanta dogs have some of the best parks, paths, and patios in the South right at their paws. So, if you and your pup are ready for some serious summer frolicking, take a look at some of our favorite dog-friendly spots in Atlanta.
The BeltLine is an urban explorer and pet owner’s dream. With local art, shops, and snacks speckled all about this beautiful path, the BeltLine is a pet-friendly walking connection to all of the best corners of the city.
Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall
Right off of the BeltLine, Ladybird’s craft cocktails, small snacks, and pooch-friendly patio make it the perfect stop in between Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market. Plus, a new green space out front called The Grove offers expanded space for you and your pup.
Piedmont Dog Park
A haven for social dogs and their owners alike, you’ll find lots of room to run and every kind of dog under the sun at this central spot in the city.
Situated right on Piedmont Park, there couldn’t be a better spot to enjoy a bite to eat overlooking the Atlanta skyline with your furry sidekick. Sit outside and people watch in the park while enjoying everything from sushi to burgers.
Victory Sandwich Bar
If you’re looking for a trendy but laid back spot where you can sip on a Jack and Coke slushie while petting your pup at the same time, look no further. Plus, at $4 apiece, you can’t beat their Beeter or Han Cholo sandwiches.
Dancing Goats Coffee Bar
Dancing Goat’s Old Forth Ward location serves up espressos and single origin coffee with a sleek and stylish patio up front that’s perfect for working or lounging with a four-legged friend in tow.
If its drool-worthy human menu and rooftop patio aren’t enough to make you want to swing by this Buckhead spot, we’ve got two words for you. Dog. Menu. Yes, Shake Shack has a menu for four-legged patrons only.
Treehouse Restaurant and Pub
A Peachtree Hills treasure, Treehouse is a brunch hot spot. Be sure to show up early to land a sought after space on the patio near a water bowl.
Lucky’s Burger and Brew
This golden retriever-inspired restaurant serves up doggie treats and delicious burgers in Roswell, Town Brookhaven, and Emory Village.
The creators of this Reynoldstown coffee spot say they couldn’t decide if the dog, the coffee bean, or the malted beverage were man’s best friend fist… so they opened a spot for them all. Pet owners can enjoy a caffeinated treat or a cold brew while their canine friend romps around in the off-leash dog park out back.
Grindhouse Killer Burgers
With new locations popping up all over the city, it’s never been easier to enjoy a pet-friendly patio and one of Atlanta’s best burgers with Rover.
The Family Dog
Recently reinvented after a change in ownership, this relaxed restaurant and bar tucked away in Morningside offers a pet-friendly place to “Sit. Drink. Stay.” as their slogan “commands.”
Paolo’s Gelato Italian & Desserts
A highlight in Virginia-Highlands after a day at the park or a delicious meal at Murphy’s across the street, this classic Italian shop not only offers more than 60 gelato flavors, but it also has a gelato just for the pups.
Monday Night Brewing
With a porch full of flavorful ales an abundance of string lights, Monday Night Brewing is a go-to spot where you can loosen your tie on a weeknight (or weekend) with your dog by your side.
One of the best patios in Midtown, Einstein's offers you and the pooch everything from a craft-your-own Bloody Mary bar at brunch to must-try Manchego fritters that'll always make you want seconds.