Ready for a night out on the town with your furry best friend? Then it's time to hit the bars with your four-legged companion and try out some of the best dog-friendly eateries in Pittsburgh. We've got out list updated for 2024!
Hey Steelers Nation! We all know how die-hard the fans of Pittsburgh are for their Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates… But did you know just how much this city loves its pets too? Pittsburgh absolutely loves dogs! And we'll prove it to you. Check out the list below of all the best dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and breweries around town.
With the "pet-friendly patio" trend increasing, most restaurants these days will let you bring your pup along for the adventure as long as they have an outdoor patio. Be sure to check ahead of time—just in case. But we don't want to just help you find pet-friendly restaurants… We want to help you find the best ones around—the ones with the dog-friendliest service and the most beautiful outdoor patios. Once you check out our list, you'll be sure to find your new favorite doggy hang out.
If you're looking for something a little more active, consider taking your pup for a walk around the park, or some doggy playtime with new furry friends. Click here for the very best dog parks and off-leash areas in Pittsburgh! You can both get some exercise and fresh air, or you can chillax on a bench while your crazy pup runs off all their extra energy.
And don't forget to find the best local pet care businesses in town—we can help you with that too. Click here to find the best dog walkers, pet groomers, cat sitters, and more! All of the companies featured on Local Pet Care are fully-licensed and reputable pet care businesses.
But if you're ready to get your grub on… let's check out this list - updated for 2024!
The 16 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Bars, and Breweries in Pittsburgh, PA:
- Big Dog Coffee
- Black Dog Wine Company
- Caffé Mona La Bistro
- Cappy's Cafe
- East End Brewing Company
- Grist House Craft Brewery
- Hitchhiker Brewing Taproom
- Leaning Cask Brewing Company
- Millie's Homemade Ice Cream
- Osteria 2350
- Over The Bar Bicycle Cafe
- Rear End Gastropub & Garage
- Sidelines Bar & Grill
- Spork Pit BBQ
- Square Cafe
Bierport — 4115 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Bierport is a taproom and bottle shop where you can try out new brews from over 1,000 options. While beer tasting, the staff will help you select your favorite—whether you're a beer connoisseur, or a complete newbie. "We carry a huge selection of beer from across the country and specialize in small-batch, local, and rare beers—working with regional brewers to secure the best selection in town." And while you're enjoying your beer tasting, you can bring your pup inside with you.
Big Dog Coffee — 2717 Sarah St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Looking for some great coffee and a dog-friendly environment? Big Dog Coffee in Pittsburgh is the perfect spot for you and your furry best friend! Not only do they have high-quality coffee and espresso drinks, teas, pastries, and even an oatmeal bar—but their indoor seating is artsy and cozy. They have two sections of outdoor, pet-friendly seating. One is on their front patio, and the other is in the garden patio out back.
Black Dog Wine Company — 7425 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, PA 15071
Serving up some of the best wine in PA, Black Dog Wine Company also hosts some amazing events at their main winery in Oakdale! Wine not quite your thing? Don't worry! You can bring your pup and enjoy a craft beer or spirits here too!
Caffé Mona La Bistro — 4200 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 & 2019 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Caffé Mona has two dog-friendly spots in Pittsburgh. One in the Strip District and another right across the street from UPMC Children's Hospital. Both spots are serving up some awesome breakfast bites, savory crepes, and coffee you dream about. Want to see how dog-friendly they are? Check out this pup eating a Puppuccino!
Cappy's Cafe — 5431 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Cappy's Cafe is a very dog-friendly cafe that welcomes its guests' furry companions onto their outdoor patio. And they will bring your pup a water bowl. This Irish-themed bar and grill uses a "Grease-Free Eco-Friendly Cooking system. Super-Heated Convection Air is used to cook many traditionally fried items such as Hot Wings, Seasoned Waffle Fries and Battered Cheese Sticks." Cappy's is known for serving only fresh, healthy foods, and delicious drinks—all at reasonable prices.
East End Brewing Company — 147 Julius St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
East End Brewing Company is a very dog-friendly brewery in Pittsburgh with the perfect outdoor seating to bring your pup along, relax, and enjoy some great food and beers. Their pet-friendly patio is very spacious, fenced-in, with tons of sunshine and sunshades—in case the sun and heat are too overwhelming on hot summer days. You can enjoy one of their delicious pizzas, a bubbly beer, and have the perfect doggy lunch date with your best friend.
Grist House Craft Brewery — 10 Sherman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Grist House Craft Brewery is "grinding out great beer"—as their website homepage says. This dog-friendly brewery doesn't serve any food, but they do have a rotating selection of food trucks that you can choose from. This bar welcomes its four-legged customers on their outdoor patio and even inside the taproom! Dogs must remain on leash and be well-behaved. But Grist House Craft Brewery is more than happy to have their human guests bring their precious furbabies along for the ride.
Hitchhiker Brewing Taproom — 190 Castle Shannon Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Hitchhiker Brewing Taproom is a pet-friendly brewery with an outdoor patio where you and your pooch can kick back and relax together. You can choose from a wide variety of brews to try out. And although Hitchhiker Brewing Taproom doesn't serve its own food, they do have a rotation of food trucks that can serve you unique dishes to accompany your favorite drink.
Leaning Cask Brewing Company — 850 Pittsburgh St, Springdale, PA 15144
Leaning Cask Brewing Co. is one of the best spots around to watch the game and enjoy a cold one with your best friend. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are sometimes even allowed in the pub! You can't beat that!
Millie's Homemade Ice Cream — 232 S Highland Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Millie's Homemade Ice Cream has a wide variety of unique and delicious ice creams and gelatos for you to try. They will welcome your pup in their outdoor seating area with open arms. On their website, they share this: "We're on a mission to #spreadLove in our community through the simple joy of scratch-made ice cream. That means real relationships and real ingredients – always sourced from farmers & artisans and proudly spun into super-premium ice cream at Millie's Ice Cream Works™." What's not to love about that?
Osteria 2350 — 2350 Railroad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Osteria 2350 is a staple Italian restaurant in the Pittsburgh Historic Strip District. This restaurant is a "casual Italian eating establishment, similar to a tavern, less formal than a ristorante or trattoria, offering seasonally prepared dishes featuring fresh local ingredients." Osteria 2350 offers a pet-friendly patio for you and your pup to sit and enjoy a meal together.
Over The Bar Bicycle Cafe — 2518 E Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Over The Bar Bicycle Cafe, affectionately known as OTB, is a unique spot located in South Side. As the name suggests, this cafe is themed around cycling, making it a favorite among biking enthusiasts and dog owners alike. The outdoor seating area is welcoming to dogs, and the walls inside are adorned with bicycle parts and memorabilia. OTB serves up hearty American fare with a twist, like their famous "Bike Rack Nachos." They're committed to sustainability, with many ingredients sourced locally. The cafe also supports the biking community through events and rides. For a bike-friendly and dog-friendly dining experience, head over to Over The Bar Bicycle Cafe in South Side.
Rear End Gastropub & Garage — 399 Butler Street, Etna, PA 15223
Don't be confused if you pull up to a service station looking for our next stop. Rear End is actually located in a former 1940s service station with large garage doors that open up to an awesome dog-friendly patio. They host lots of awesome events and serve up delicious pub-style sandwiches! A great stop for any group of friends.
Sidelines Bar & Grill — 621 Evergreen Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209
Sidelines Bar & Grill is a sports-themed eatery in Millvale that invites dogs to hang out on their outdoor patio. With an array of TVs, it's an ideal spot for sports fans to catch a game while enjoying a meal with their canine companion. Sidelines offers a vast selection of beers and a menu packed with satisfying dishes, including their famous wings. The atmosphere is always buzzing, especially on game days, and the staff goes out of their way to make both two-legged and four-legged guests feel at home. For a sports-centric dining experience with your dog, visit Sidelines Bar & Grill in Millvale.
Spork Pit BBQ — 2339 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Spork Pit is a "Pittsburgh-born-and-bred original, featuring home-made BBQ, [plus] vegan and vegetarian options." Their motto is "wood-grilled and flavor-filled." This dog-friendly restaurant is located on Pittsburgh's south side, and they have a very pet-friendly patio. Their outdoor seating space is fun, lively, and very casual. And this restaurant even offers a special doggy menu.
Square Cafe — 134 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Square Cafe is a dog-friendly cafe that serves breakfast and lunch items. They also have a seasonal menu and gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. Square Cafe uses locally-sourced, fresh ingredients. And they provide their customers with a pet-friendly, outdoor patio.
Where Should I Take My Dog in Pittsburgh?
Now that you've seen our list of the best dog-friendly restaurants, bars, breweries, cafes, and coffee shops in Pittsburgh… I think you'll find that there are more than enough places to go and things to do with your furry best friend. And to be honest, our list is just the beginning! There's a continuous growth in dog-friendly restaurants. But we wanted you to try the very best ones first.
For more articles about dog-friendly activities and pet-parenting advice, check out the Blog at LocalPetCare.com.