Ready for a night out on the town with your furry best friend? We've got a list of all the best pet-friendly restaurants just for you!
Albuquerque is a great city to live in. There are numerous outstanding restaurants, excellent schools, and tons of outdoor activities. That sunny, dry weather is fantastic and creates all sorts of opportunities to spend time outside. And how could you beat those mountain views?
But the best part is that Albuquerque welcomes your dog with open arms to join you almost anywhere you go. If you're looking for a fun doggy lunch date, we've got the place for you listed below. Or if you want to hang out at a brewery after work with your buds and bring your four-legged friend along, we've got a place for that too. Maybe you really want a great cup of coffee and a relaxing environment. Don't worry; there are even dog-friendly coffee shops.
All of the places listed below will let you bring your well-behaved fur baby to wine and dine with you right out on their pet-friendly patios. We'll even give you a little insider information about each one. You can find out ahead of time just how dog-friendly they are, what their patio is like, and what types of food and drinks they offer.
Are you interested in more dog-friendly activities? Click here to find out all about the best dog parks in Albuquerque. You can read our reviews of each and find out what each park offers. Some will give you just the basics, and others will add water features and canine agility equipment. But whichever one you pick, you and your pup are sure to love it!
And while you're at it, don't forget about finding the best pet care possible for your precious pup. Click here to enter your zip code, and we'll help you find the best dog walkers, cat sitters, pet groomers, and more... All in and around the city of Albuquerque, NM.
But if you're getting as hungry as I am, let's check out this list of excellent dog-friendly restaurants below.
The 11 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Bars, and Breweries in Albuquerque, NM:
- Canteen Brewhouse
- The Daily Grind
- D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro
- The Farmacy
- Flying Star Cafe
- Nexus Brewery and Restaurant
- Pizzeria Luca
- Rock & Brews
- Slate Street Cafe
- Tia B's La Waffleria
Canteen Brewhouse — Alta Monte
Canteen Brewhouse is a dog-friendly restaurant and bar that has been open since 1994. "For the last 25 years, we've won over 150 local, national and international awards, but we're most interested in our loyal following of folks who share the same passion for great beer." Not only will you get to choose from many of their amazing craft brews, but you can enjoy your beer with some classic tavern food and your pup by your side. That's right! You can sit together on Canteen Brewhouse's lovely outdoor patio.
The Daily Grind — Bel-Air
The Daily Grind is a dog-friendly restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, brunch, pastries and baked goods, and delicious coffee drinks. All of their muffins, scones, and desserts are made in-house and baked fresh daily. The Daily Grind offers meals like a breakfast burrito, steak and eggs, pancakes, french toast, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. Enjoy it all with your pup on their pet-friendly outdoor patio.
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro — West Old Town
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro is a beautiful dog-friendly restaurant and winery in West Old Town Albuquerque. "Enthusiastic to offer the best wine and gourmet food, we have earned an excellent reputation for quality and service while upholding our family's six-generation winemaking heritage." You'll love this restaurant for lunch or dinner, and the wine is pretty incredible. But don't forget to bring your pup along. You can both enjoy this experience together on their gorgeous outdoor patio.
The Farmacy — Nob Hill
The Farmacy is a dog-friendly restaurant with a pet-friendly outdoor patio. This restaurant serves coffee, breakfast, lunch, and brunch. It's all casual American food, and every dish is made with only fresh ingredients. Every meal is just as delicious as it is beautiful. No matter what you pick here, you are sure to love it!
Flying Star Cafe — Paseo
Flying Star Cafe has multiple locations around Albuquerque. This dog-friendly restaurant serves lunch and dinner, plus breakfast all day long. You can find some tremendous American-style dishes like pasta, burgers, sandwiches, delicious bakery items, and multiple vegetarian and vegan options. And, of course, breakfast meals like avocado toast, huevos rancheros, a "rise & shine sandwich," or a "southwest bennie." And your pup is more than welcome to join you on their outdoor pet-friendly patio.
Nexus Brewery and Restaurant — Hodgin
Nexus Brewery and Restaurant is a dog-friendly bar and eatery. "Nexus Brewery is definitely about the beer (10 taps and counting), the incredible southern food, smoked meats and bbq, and of course the companionship of our Nexus Neighbors, but it is also about the nexus of all these things – what we like to call the Experience!" You will love the southern food and handcrafted brews here. And you can enjoy them with your pup out on the pet-friendly patio.
O'Niell's — Nob Hill
O'Neill's is a dog-friendly restaurant in Albuquerque with two different locations. Both locations serve delicious Irish meals like fish & chips, bangers & mash, shepherd's pie, and more! They've even added dishes from other genres like kinds of pasta, teriyaki chicken, and tacos al pastor. Plus plenty of vegetarian dishes. And best of all, both locations offer a pet-friendly outdoor patio.
Pizzeria Luca — Heritage Hills
Pizzeria Luca is a dog-friendly Italian bistro and wine bar. This place not only serves up great specialty pizzas, but they also offer great pasta dishes, calamari, Caprese salads, calzone, eggplant parmesan, and more! "With 20 beers on tap, we are proud to offer up award-winning locally produced craft beers and an extensive wine list featuring fine wines from Italy and all across the USA and New Mexico." And they provide outdoor pet-friendly seating for all of their four-legged customers.
Rock & Brews — Hodgin
Rock & Brews is a dog-friendly restaurant and bar with a giant pet-friendly outdoor patio. This patio is definitely one that you and your pup will want to see. You'll love this place with a welcoming atmosphere and a rock 'n' roll theme! "Our founders have a natural appreciation for Rock' n' Roll music, an affinity for craft beer, and a desire for classic comfort food with a unique spin." This place has terrific meals, great brews, and exciting live music.
Slate Street Cafe — Downtown
Slate Street Cafe is a dog-friendly restaurant that serves gourmet cupcakes, breakfast, lunch, dinner, craft beers, wines, and gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. "Locally owned and centrally located in downtown Albuquerque, Slate Street Café features a cool, spacious interior, award-winning Wine Loft, and shaded patio dining in the fresh New Mexico air."
Tia B's La Waffleria — Nob Hill
Tia B's La Waffleria is a dog-friendly restaurant that serves all sorts of incredible specialty waffles. Whether you're looking for sweet or savory, this place has it all. Every gourmet waffle is creatively thought out. And you'll love trying something new and different every time. Plus, you can sit out on their pet-friendly patio with your precious pup.
ABQ Restaurants for Dogs and Their Humans
Albuquerque is quite the dog-friendly city, and they show it with the numerous pet-friendly restaurants around town. And as impressive as the restaurants listed above are… This list is only the beginning. So no matter what your food preference is, there's something for everyone.
For more great articles about dog-friendly activities and pet-parenting advice, check out the Blog at LocalPetCare.com.