The City of Angels has some of the best pet-friendly eateries and patios around!
Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame, marvel at the Malibu shoreline, skip down the Santa Monica pier, cruise the Venice boardwalk. One thing is certain … there is no shortage of remarkable things to see and do in Los Angeles! But as any LA pet parent knows, exploring the diverse beauty of Los Angeles is always more fun when you bring your dog along. And when it comes time to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing cocktail, don’t worry; there are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and breweries in Los Angeles!
In fact, Los Angeles is considered one of the most pet-friendly cities in the United States. Why wouldn’t it be? With the gorgeous weather California is known for, beautiful places to walk and hike, and a culture that revolves around outdoor activities, Los Angeles is a dog’s paradise.
Whether you’re new to the area or just want to see what’s new, this list will help you find the best dog-friendly restaurants in Los Angeles. Local Pet Care can also help you find some amazing pet sitters and dog walkers in L.A. too!
The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Breweries, and Bars in Los Angeles
The Morrison Pub - 3179 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles
If you have a hankering for a juicy burger, some fish and chips, or a frosty beer, stop by The Morrison Pub in the Atwater Village neighborhood. Not only have they been rated one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles for their food, but they’ve also ranked as the top pet-friendly restaurant by the Los Angeles Times!
While you enjoy your quesadilla, treat your pup to something from the special dog menu, like “Cock-A-Doodle-Doo” or “Where’s The Beef?” The Morrison has something for everyone, and if your human children are well behaved, kids are welcome too.
The Fat Dog - 11050 W Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood
Named in honor of the owner’s bulldog, Luther, who is featured in the logo, of course, the Fat Dog welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes. You and your pup will enjoy a glorious brunch on the porch while soaking up the sun.
Located in the Arts District of North Hollywood, this gastropub features everything from biscuits and jam to PEI Mussels. While there is no special dog menu, treats are available for good dogs with well-behaved owners.
The Pub At Golden Road Brewing - 5410 W San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles
The Pub at Golden Road Brewing offers a family-friendly environment in the Atwater neighborhood of LA. Enjoy a locally brewed craft beer with friends and your dog out on their fabulous patio. This Pub At Golden Road is perfect for a casual doggie date night or for catching up with family from out of town. They offer a doggie deck so your dog can relax in the shade, dog beds for them to lounge in, and they have biscuits available for $5 a bag. Not only are they dog friendly, but Pub At Golden Road is also committed to helping with ocean clean-up efforts through Heal The Bay.
Alcove Cafe - 1929 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles
This unique cafe provides an elegant experience in a charming atmosphere. Housed in two historic buildings that have been painstakingly restored, Alcove Cafe uses locally sourced, sustainable ingredients in their yummy menu items.
Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the charming garden patio. You will need to order inside, so you may want to bring a two-legged friend to assist. This gives you the perfect excuse to ask someone on a coffee date and see if your dog approves!
Big Bar - 1929 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles
After a relaxing meal at Alcove Cafe, you don’t even have to budge an inch to get a nice, refreshing cocktail. Big Bar is tucked into the side of Alcove Cafe and offers some of LA’s yummiest cocktails. With a full bar, serving up their own little twists on some cocktail classics, Big Bar is one of the best dog-friendly bars in Los Angeles. You’re sure to find something that will help you wind down and relax in the beautiful Alcove Cafe garden.
Frogtown Brewery - 2931 Gilroy St, Los Angeles
Located in North-East Los Angeles along the LA River, Frogtown Brewery is the perfect place to stop in and “hydrate” after a ramble with your dog. Leashed dogs are welcome in the taproom, and they can enjoy a refreshing bowl of water while you sip on a craft beer. With a rotating schedule of food trucks, there’s always something new to tempt your tastebuds. Frogtown Brewery showcases artwork by local artists in their taproom, and the combination of good beer, good food, and art make this a perfect stop for a dog-friendly date night.
MacLeod Ale Brewing Company - 14741 Calvert St, Van Nuys
There are many dog-friendly breweries in Los Angeles but non quite like MacLeod Ale Brewing Company! If you like pizza, ale, and bagpipes, stop in with your pup and experience what MacLeod Ale Brewing Company has to offer.
Located just outside Los Angeles in Van Nuys, MacLeod’s is a great place to stop in if you happen to be in the area. Try a traditional British cask ale while you and your dog share a cheese plate. Make it a family outing, and enjoy a few rounds of darts or a board game. MacLeod Ale Brewing Company welcomes both the two and four-legged members of your family.
Idle Hour Bar - 4824 Vineland Ave, Los Angeles
This memorable Los Angeles bar is known for the giant barrels that create its exterior. At Idle Hour Bar, you and your pup can hang out in the giant barrel’s back patio, where you’ll find a giant, two-story bulldog. Snap pictures with your pup in front of the bulldog, and then grab a seat. Order yourself a potent cocktail (yes, that’s what they’re known for), and if you’re hungry, take a look at their Southern-themed menu for some bar food that always hits the spot!
And while you’re there, be sure to ask about Idle Hour Bar’s history. This Los Angeles staple has been around since 1941, and the building has even achieved landmark status!
The Oinkster - 2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles
If you and your dog are fans of “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,” then you may have heard of The Oinkster. If you want a good burger that isn’t gourmet but isn’t just a floppy fast-food burger, then leash up your pup and head to The Oinkster. You and your dog can enjoy a burger together on the patio and finish it off with one of their delicious hand-scooped shakes.
Birds Rotisserie Chicken Cafe and Bar - 5925 Franklin Ave, Hollywood, Los Angeles
Located in the best-known historic district in Los Angeles, within sight of the Hollywood sign, Birds Rotisserie Chicken Cafe and Bar is a great place to stop in for a bite, whether you and your dog are on a casual stroll or just feeling peckish. Find a spot on the patio or even dine inside with your dog. Birds also has chicken dishes made just for dogs, so you won’t have to share your plate.
Bricks and Scones - 403 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles
Slow down and get away from it all at Bricks and Scones. This adorable coffee shop aims to provide a relaxing atmosphere that is welcoming to the entire community.
Take your dog to relax on the patio. Share a scone with your dog while you sip a hot tea, or enjoy a large breakfast, and order your pup a plain egg from the menu. This cafe is the perfect place for you and your dog to spend some quality time together.
LA is for the Dogs (in a Good Way!)
Los Angeles is filled with opportunities for you to get out and about with your dog. The list above is just a small sample of the dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and breweries LA has to offer. Don’t be afraid to take your dog out to explore your neighborhood. You may stumble into a hidden gem that will become your new favorite place to hang out with your pup!