The 13 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Bars, and Breweries in Cleveland, OH

Want to hit up some of the best restaurants and bars in Cleveland, and take your dog with you? You're in luck! We'll tell you all of the best places to go.


Ready to plan a doggy lunch date with your furry best friend? In Cleveland, OH… you can do just that! There are more than enough dog-friendly patios at restaurants and bars in this city.

Believe it or not, this "dog-friendly restaurant" trend is getting more and more popular. As people continue to spend more time with their pets and see them as family members, they want to bring their pups along anywhere and everywhere. Our dogs really are our best friends!

So why not bring them to a delicious restaurant and enjoy some sunshine out on the patio. Or take them to your favorite bar to chillax after a hard day's work. Our dogs are often our best friends and emotional support animals. So bringing them with you for a day out on the town just makes everything better!

Do you want more dog-friendly activities? Click here to find the best dog parks, trails, off-leash areas, and dog-friendly parks in the Cleveland area. You can spend the whole day with your canine running, playing, and getting some much-needed fresh air.

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But if you're ready for some grub, let's check out this list!

Dog-friendly restaurants Cleveland

The 13 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Bars, and Breweries in Cleveland, OH:

  1. Barrio Gateway
  2. Flying Monkey Pub
  3. Great Lakes Brewing Company
  4. Hofbrauhaus Cleveland
  5. Johnny's Downtown
  6. Luxe Kitchen & Lounge
  7. Mabel's BBQ
  8. Market Garden Brewery
  9. McNulty's Bier Markt & Bar Cento
  10. Nano Brew Cleveland
  11. Old Angle Tavern
  12. Platform Beer Co.
  13. Prosperity Social Club

Barrio Gateway — Downtown

Barrio Gateway is a dog-friendly restaurant that claims to have the best tacos and margaritas in Cleveland! They have a "build your own taco" bar with tons of options, from toppings to sauces and salsas. And, of course, their famous margaritas! Plus an extensive selection of beers, whiskeys, and tequilas for every preference. They offer their guests a dog-friendly patio where they will welcome your pup with open arms.

Flying Monkey Pub — Tremont

Flying Monkey Pub is a dog-friendly bar located in the Tremont area. They offer a wide variety of craft beers, specialty fruit cocktails, and provide their guests with a pet-friendly patio. So stop in after a long day at work, and relax with your best human friends and best canine friend at this exciting neighborhood bar.

Great Lakes Brewing Company — Ohio City

Great Lakes Brewing Company is located in the Ohio City community and is now open for indoor dining, outdoor dining, and takeout. This dog-friendly brewpub allows your pup to hang out with you on their outdoor patio while you enjoy one of their seasonal brews. And, of course, some delicious bar food like pizzas, burgers, appetizers, and even shrimp tacos! No matter what you pick, you won't be disappointed.

Hofbrauhaus Cleveland — Downtown

Hofbrauhaus Cleveland is a dog-friendly restaurant and brewery in downtown Cleveland. It's German-themed, so you'll get to enjoy tons of great traditional German meals, German beers, and even a lively German atmosphere with live music and staff dressed in traditional clothing. They also have a 1,000-seat Bier Garden that is dog-friendly. So you can enjoy some great Bavarian pretzels, wiener schnitzel, and apple strudel with your pup right by your side.

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Johnny's Downtown — Downtown

Johnny's Downtown is a dog-friendly restaurant in downtown Cleveland that has been open since 1993. This elegant restaurant is located in a refurbished building in the Warehouse District from the 1860's. This upscale Italian restaurant serves delicious pasta, veal, and fish dishes. Dogs are allowed to join their humans on the outdoor pet-friendly patio.

Luxe Kitchen & Lounge — Gordon Square Arts District

Luxe Kitchen & Lounge is a dog-friendly Mediterranean-Italian bistro that serves international cuisine. They are located in the Gordon Square Arts District and pride themselves on providing high-quality service, food, and drinks. You can enjoy their live music, cocktails and even bring your pup onto their outdoor patio.

Mabel's BBQ — Downtown

Looking for some great BBQ? Mabel's BBQ is the place to go! Renowned chef, Michael Symon, owns this dog-friendly restaurant. You'll have your pick from a wide variety of delicious barbeque meats like ribs, kielbasa, and chopped pork, all with their own unique twists. Plus a large selection of brews. Bring your pup along for this food journey because they can sit with you on the outdoor patio.

Market Garden Brewery — Ohio City

Market Garden Brewery has a beautiful, sunny, peaceful outdoor patio where all four-legged friends are welcome! And it's located right next door to the West Side Market. This is a great place to hang out with your pup on the patio while you eat. Then take a stroll through the famous market for some farm-fresh produce and handcrafted art pieces. At Market Garden Brewery, you can enjoy items like flatbreads, sandwiches, soups, ribeye, chicken and waffles, salmon, and so much more!

McNulty's Bier Markt & Bar Cento — Ohio City

McNulty's Bier Markt & Bar Cento is a delicious restaurant you'll definitely want to try! Their motto is: "Steeped in tradition. Crafted for the future." They offer uniquely crafted pizzas and a wide variety of craft brews, including their Belgian Bier list. And don't forget to check out their specialty cocktails. You and your pup can enjoy this great place together on the peaceful, outdoor patio.

Nano Brew Cleveland — Ohio City

Nano Brew Cleveland calls itself a "very dog-friendly" brewery. They have 20 outdoor tables on their pet-friendly patio, just waiting for you and your furry best friend. You can enjoy one of their many craft beers and some specialty pub food like Mac N Cheese Bites, Everything Pretzels, and multiple vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free menu items. There are more than enough unique foods to choose from. Everyone can find something they like here.

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Old Angle Tavern — Ohio City

You can enjoy some traditional Irish foods at the Old Angle Tavern. This dog-friendly bar and restaurant is all about its sports—specifically soccer. So if that's your thing, this place is for you! They welcome well-behaved dogs with open arms. And they offer a variety of typical pub foods, plus a whole section of the menu devoted to typical Irish dishes. And a section of their drink menu is devoted specifically to Irish draught mixes and Irish whiskeys.

Platform Beer Co. — Ohio City

Platform Beer Co. is a dog-friendly bar with a sophisticated yet laid-back vibe. They serve fresh deli sandwiches and draft brews. If you enjoy a classier bar with a casual atmosphere, this is definitely the bar for you! This is just one of their four locations. And all are dog-friendly. You can bring your pup to hang out with you on their pet-friendly outdoor patio.

Prosperity Social Club — Tremont

Prosperity Social Club has a funky, retro-style atmosphere. Self-proclaimed, they have a "cool vibe, eclectic clientele and an unpretentious attitude." And they are actually located in an original 1938 barroom. And don't worry—Prosperity Social Club isn't anything exclusive. It's a place for anyone and everyone in town to come hang out, enjoy the Art Deco influences and the vintage, rustic building structure. In addition to their delicious tavern-style foods and brews, they even have a game room with an "old-fashioned bowling machine and vintage board games." This place is quite unique, and they love it when their customers bring their fur babies along for a visit.

Cleveland Must Love Dogs

It's clear to see that Cleveland is a dog-loving city! With this many pet-friendly restaurants, there's always somewhere you can eat and drink with your furry best friend right by your side. So pick your favorite from this list, and give it a try! Keep spreading the doggy love around the city.

For more articles about dog-friendly activities and pet parenting advice, check out the blog at LocalPetCare.com.


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