If you’re a dog-lover in Indy, you have to check out these unique dog-friendly eateries. We've got 20 great spots in our updated list!
Did you know there are at least 170 dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and breweries in Indianapolis?! As the pet-parent trend grows, the restaurants in Indy are growing right along with it. More and more of us want to take our sweet pups with us wherever we go. And lucky for you, we’ve found the top 20 dog-friendly places in Indy where you can grab a meal and a drink with your friends, and bring your furbaby along too!
As a dog-friendly city, Indianapolis has a ton of amazing dog parks in addition to a wide variety of eateries that welcome your pups onto their outdoor patios — some will even bring out the red-carpet treatment. And while it would be positively dreamy to bring your pup with you wherever you go, we know that sometimes they have to stay home while you work or travel. But not to worry! The pet parents of Indy are lucky as can be when it comes to professional pet care options. Check out these fantastic local dog walkers, cat sitters, and pet sitters in Indianapolis! But first, it's time to find the perfect treat!
20 of the Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Bars, and Breweries in Indianapolis, IN
- Eddy's Neighborhood Bar + Grill
- Union Brewing Company
- Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar
- Metazoa Brewing Co.
- Fire by the Monon
- Bru Burger Bar
- Klooz Brewz
- Public Greens
- Broad Ripple Brewpub
- Rosie’s Place
- Patachou on the Park
- Plump’s Last Shot
- Chatham Tap
- Ralston’s Drafthouse
- La Margarita
- Black Acre Garden
- Tibbs Drive-In
- Half Liter BBQ
- 16-Bit Bar + Arcade
Eddy's Neighborhood Bar + Grill — 11693 Fall Creek Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Eddy's Neighborhood Bar & Grill is known for their delicious pub-style food and extensive beer selection. They have a pet-friendly patio and welcome dogs to join their owners for a meal or drink. With its laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff, Eddy's is a great spot for both humans and their furry friends.
Union Brewing Company — 202 Gradle Dr, Carmel, IN 46032
Union Brewing Company in Carmel, IN is known for their craft beer and seasonal brews. They also offer a menu of small plates and sandwiches to pair with their beers. The brewery has a dog-friendly outdoor seating area where dogs are welcome to join their owners for a drink or a bite to eat.
Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar — 823 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Petite Chou is a quaint little French bistro in Broad Ripple owned by Patachou Inc. It is their “reinvention of the iconic French neighborhood restaurant.” With a beautifully-landscaped outdoor patio, they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And your precious pup is just as welcomed as you are! They not only get their own water bowl, but their very own doggy menu with various fun and delicious treats for your best friend.
Metazoa Brewing Co. — 140 S College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Metazoa Brewing Co. is a craft brewery whose mission statement is “Drink beer. Help animals.” And this dog-friendly brewery puts their money where their mouth is. Since day one, they have continued to donate 5% of their profits to animal and wildlife organizations. And they actually have their very own dog park! But take note that all humans must be 21+ to hang out at Metazoa Brewing Co.
Fire by the Monon — 6523 Ferguson St, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Not only is Fire by the Monon known for their famous “Dirty Mac & Cheese,” but they are also well-known for having an extra pet-friendly patio space specifically for canines and their owners. The servers will make your pooch feel right at home with a bowl of ice-cold water and a variety of doggy treats. Located just half a block off of the Monon Trail. And if your dog is a meat-lover, they’ve been known to serve unseasoned meat to pups upon request.
Bru Burger Bar — 410 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204
With additional locations in Noblesville, Carmel, Keystone, Plainfield, Brownsburg, and more, all of Bru Burger Bar’s locations are very dog-friendly. Their Mass Ave. location not only has a patio where your pup can sit with you, but also a small grassy park where he/she can run and play. And their menu won’t disappoint. Bru Burger made the “101 Best Burgers in America” list, as well as being named the “#1 Local Burger” by IndyStar.
Klooz Brewz — 125 N Meridian St, Lebanon, IN 46052
Klooz Brewz in Lebanon has a wide selection of craft beers and ciders, as well as their incredibly friendly atmosphere. They have a dog-friendly outdoor seating area where dogs are welcome to join their owners for a drink or a bite to eat. With its relaxed vibe and friendly staff, Klooz Brewz is a great spot to enjoy a beer with your furry friend!
Public Greens — 902 E 64th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220
If you love locally-grown fresh foods, and a place to bring your furbaby, this dog-friendly restaurant is the spot for you! Public Greens’ motto is “By Chefs, From Farms.” And a percentage of all their profits go to serving “nutrient-dense, scratch-made meals to children” in their community who don’t get enough meals to eat. This restaurant cares about serving quality meals, helping those in need, and creating an inviting, dog-friendly space for you and your pooch to grab a bite and a drink. What could be better than that?
Broad Ripple Brewpub — 842 E 65th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220
With handcrafted ales and lagers, as well as their pub-style food, Broad Ripple Brewpub is a great spot to hang with your friends! They have a dog-friendly outdoor seating area where dogs are welcome to accompany their owners. With its cozy atmosphere and friendly staff, Broad Ripple Brewpub is a great spot for a casual meal or drink!
Rosie’s Place — 1111 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032 (Multiple Locations)
Now available at all Rosie’s Place locations, during the summer, Rosie provides a Pooch Menu for Pooches on the Patio. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Societies for Hamilton County and Boone County. Your doggy can get a bowl of chicken, bacon, or both, plus a bowl of ice water. And don’t miss out on their pooch bakery treats!
Flatwater — 832 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220
With a waterfront deck and live music over the summer, Flatwater is a dog-friendly restaurant that you must absolutely check out! Their peaceful outdoor seating is a great place to grab some food and a drink with your dog-loving friends. Always provided with ice water, your furbaby will love the atmosphere as much as you do.
Patachou on the Park — 225 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Patachou on the Park is one of 5 locations (not including the other wonderful restaurants also owned by Patachou Inc.). It’s located right across from the State Capitol Building in downtown Indy. And as with all Patachou locations, it is well-known for being a pet-friendly restaurant. Not only do they offer a sophisticated breakfast & lunch menu of French cuisine, but they provide a beautifully relaxing outdoor patio, where you and your pooch can enjoy that weekend brunch together.
Plump’s Last Shot — 6416 Cornell Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Kids and pups are both welcome on the patio of Plump’s Last Shot. With a wide variety of great burgers, sandwiches, and other pub food — and don’t forget the drinks — this is one of the busiest and best dog-friendly bars in Indianapolis. During the summers, people and their pups flock to Plump’s outdoor patio to relax and enjoy a cold beer in the warm sunshine.
Chatham Tap — Multiple Locations
With 3 locations around the greater Indianapolis area, Chatham Tap has patios at each that are dog-friendly, as long as your dog is friendly. They have a great, laid back atmosphere. And you can hang out on the patio with a beer, pizza or burger, wings, and some of their famous garlic cheese fries! Or you can even place your order to go from any of their convenient locations.
Ralston’s Drafthouse — 635 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Ralston’s has a spacious patio that is always dog-friendly. And they’ve even gone to the trouble of “winterizing” their patio, just for you. With a wide variety of food and drink options, everyone is bound to find something they’ll love. Two customer reviews recommend their Goat Cheese & Maple Bacon Burger, and their Breakfast Tacos. If you want to try some unique food and your itching to take your pup somewhere in the winter, Ralston’s is the place for you.
La Margarita — 1043 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Craft beers and authentic Mexican food — what else could you ask for? If your answer was a dog-friendly patio, La Margarita’s has that too! You can enjoy some tequila, burritos, and live music with your furbaby right at your side.
Black Acre Garden — 5529 Bonna Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Black Acre Garden has a spacious, dog-friendly beer garden where dogs are welcome to accompany their owners. With its relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff, Black Acre is a great spot to enjoy a summer day with your best friends!
Tibbs Drive-In — 480 S Tibbs Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241
As the last standing drive-in theatre in Indianapolis proper, Tibbs Drive-In has been family-owned and operated by their newest owners since 2019, with four movie screens to choose from. It was originally opened with just one movie screen back in 1967 by the well-known United Artist Theatres. Their concession stand provides burgers, hot dogs, pizza, and all of your favorite movie theatre drinks and snacks. Although they don’t offer any doggy snacks, pets are more than welcome to watch the movie with you in your car. So kick back, relax, and enjoy a night out with your best friend.
Half Liter — 5301 Winthrop Ave Suite B, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Half Liter BBQ is known for their delicious smoked meats, flavorful sides, and selection of local beers. What could be better than that? Maybe an amazing dog-friendly space as well? Yes please!
16-Bit Bar + Arcade — 110 E New York St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
With ½ off beer on Sundays, and to-go cans every day, you have to check out this unique arcade just for adults (and their dogs, of course)! They have 50+ old school arcade games, craft beer and cocktails, and a lively, dog-friendly atmosphere that will make you want to book all your events with 16-Bit Bar + Arcade. You must be 21+ to visit, but dogs of all ages are welcome to hang out with you while you try to beat the highest score.
Indianapolis Must Love Dogs
With this many amazing dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and breweries in Indianapolis, it’s obvious that it’s a dog-loving city! Now that we’ve given you a list of our favorites, it’s time to call up your friends, pick up your pups, and check them all out. The big question is, which one will you try first?