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.
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 best dog parks and off-leash areas in and around 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.
The 12 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Bars, and Breweries in Pittsburgh, PA:
- Big Dog Coffee
- Bruster's Real Ice Cream
- Cappy's Cafe
- Coca Cafe
- Double Wide Grill
- East End Brewing Company
- Grist House Craft Brewery
- Hitchhiker Brewing Taproom
- Millie's Homemade Ice Cream
- Osteria 2350
- 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.
Bruster's Real Ice Cream — 2403 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Do you know that delicious ice cream shop chain, Bruster's Real Ice Cream? Well, they are dog-friendly too! This delicious and beloved ice cream chain not only provides pet-friendly outdoor seating at all of their locations across the nation, but they actually have a special dog-friendly sundae with dog bones on top, just for your favorite furball. And the best part is, they give these away to dogs for FREE! Make sure to pop by to treat yourself and your precious pup.
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.
Coca Cafe — 3811 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Coca Cafe is a dog-friendly cafe known for its delicious Sunday brunch menu. And they are located in the heart of Lower Lawrenceville. Coca Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner of both traditional American foods and unique new dishes. And they provide a dog-friendly sidewalk patio plus water bowls for the pups.
Double Wide Grill — 2339 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Double Wall Grill 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.
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.
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.
Square Cafe — 1137 S. Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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.