Yes, These Restaurants Have Attached Dog Parks!

Posted by Lauren Barker

This article was updated in May 2021.

These dog-friendly restaurants around the country are giving new meaning to the phrase “dine and dash.” While you enjoy your meal, Fido can make new friends and have a ball at the attached, off-leash dog parks at these unique eateries. As with all dog parks, Fido is welcome if he is up to date on his vaccinations and on his best behavior. Be sure to check the rules before visiting so there are no surprises when you arrive.

1. MUTTS Canine Cantina

Dallas, TX
All the "pawpular" pups hang out at Mutts. Photo by @pippaprincesspug

While you’re chowing down on a MUTTS Original Chicken Sandwich and sipping a Barkarita, Fido will be exploring the one-acre off-leash dog park at MUTTS Canine Cantina in Dallas. The park features separate areas for large and small dogs, and attendants are on duty to pick up after them and ensure they have ample water for both drinking and playing. This leaves you (relatively) free to dine, drink and relax with friends. If your dog would rather hang by your side, leashed pups can join you on the patio where they can order a Pupsicle made of beef broth, peanut butter and an edible bone or a Doggie Dog (bite-sized 100% beef frank).

If your furry friend is about to celebrate a birthday, contact MUTTS Pawty Planner to schedule a private event with all of his pals. Four-legged guests receive party hats and bow ties, a bowl of bones and a bucket of popcorn. Decorations for the party include fire hydrant centerpieces, and all canines get access to the dog park.

MUTTS has a second branch in Fort Worth, TX, with a third location set to open in Allen later this year. Access is by membership only, but daily passes can be purchased for $8.95. Monthly passes are available for $16.95, and annual passes cost $169.50.

2. Watering Bowl

Denver, CO
Make friends on two legs and four. Photo by Facebook.com/WateringBowl

Eat. Drink. Stay. That’s the motto of Denver’s Watering Bowl, also referred to as “your best friend’s bar” because it pays special attention to four-legged guests. This Glendale neighborhood restaurant and tavern boasts 7,000 square feet of fenced, turf dog park for Fido to stretch his legs. It also has two pet-friendly patios where your pup can join you for a delicious meal. If he's been a good boy, order a round of dog treats for the table or a doggie cake on special occasions.

Furry guests are welcomed through a special side entrance leading straight to the patio area. When temperatures rise, your pup can cool off in a doggie pool or on a bed of ice. In the winter, heated tents will keep the patio toasty. Dog park attendants are also on hand to clean up after your pooch and make sure she’s happy.

At the Watering Bowl, Fido plays for free.

3. BRK Republic Dog Park & Bar

West Palm Beach, FL
“Barking at the bar.” Photo by Facebook.com/BRKRepublic

Dogs rule at BRK Republic Dog Park & Bar, but humans are always welcome to join their best friends. This play area combines an off-leash dog park, social drinkery with 30 drafts, and Lilo’s Streetfood and Bar, a delicious cafe serving tacos, rice bowls and more. From the play area and wash stations to doggie treats and 2,400 square feet of fenced off-leash fun, this place is all about keeping Fido happy all day. Pups can play on the artificial turf park while a Dog Park supervisor, also known as a Woofere, keeps a watchful eye on the proceedings. Day passes for pups are available for a fee of $10, monthly memberships are $20, and annual memberships cost $220.

4. Bar K Dog Bar

Kansas City, MO
Happiness is a giant bowl of tennis balls. Photo by @barkdogbar

A doggie jungle gym, a giant bowl filled with tennis balls and two fenced dog parks for both large and small pups? Sounds like a hound’s heaven if you ask us! Located on the shore of the Missouri River in downtown Kansas City, Bar K Dog Bar offers humans and their canines a place to eat, drink and meet new friends. Dogtenders are on site to look after Fido while you dine on “healthy casual” fare sourced from ethical and humane farmers. Members will enjoy specials throughout the week, and there is a full dog menu available with items like a doggie breakfast burrito and ice cream nuggets. For the indecisive mutt, order a doggie flight with a sampling of any three menu items. The dog bar also has an on-site, full-service grooming salon if your pooch is looking for a new ‘do, and a self-bathing facility to clean up before heading home.

Day passes for pups are available for a fee of $10 for the first dog and $5 for each additional dog, and there is a limit of four dogs per visit. Annual memberships are also available for $225 for the first dog and $25 for each additional dog. And with new locations set to open in St. Louis, MO, and Oklahoma City, OK, even more pups will be able to enjoy the Bar K experience.

5. ParkGrounds

Atlanta, GA
This day is a walk in the park. Photo by @whitash_245

Whether you’re studying for a big exam, writing a blog or just looking to relax with your pup and a cup of Joe, ParkGrounds in Atlanta is the place to be. Order freshly brewed pour-over coffee from Counter Culture Coffee and have breakfast or brunch on the patio. Later in the day, grab a sandwich and a cold beer or mixed drink and find a picnic table in the shade. Meet up with friends or make new ones while your pup runs and plays in the fully fenced dog park. WiFi is free, so you can post pictures of all the cute dogs to your Instagram. Just remember to keep an eye on your pooch and clean up after him.

Dogs play for free with their "pawrents" at ParkGrounds.

6. Solo’s Park & Pub

Oklahoma City, OK
Shake it off! Shake it off! Photo by Facebook.com/solosparkandpub

Located in Chisholm Creek, Solo’s Park & Pub is where pups and people come to play. Home to an off-leash dog park divided into small and large sections with agility equipment, a bath and a beautiful lawn for zoomies, you and your pooch won’t want to go home after last call. Get the good kind of bite from the bar, which offers catchy cocktails like The Salty Chihuahua, Hair of the Dog and That's So Fetch. Fido can enjoy his own treat of chopped up chicken, hot dog or burger, while you soak up the sauce with a grilled cheese sandwich, burger, hot dog or nachos, among other treats.

Day passes for pups are available for a fee of $9.99 for the first dog and $4.99 for each additional dog. Monthly memberships are $29.99 for the first dog and $7.99 for each additional dog. Annual memberships cost $219.99 for the first dog and $39.99 for each additional dog.

7. Pub Dog Colorado

Colorado Springs, CO
Howl if you love Pub Dog! Photo by @explorewithollie

Restaurants that allow dogs to dine indoors can be hard to find. In fact, there is only one in the state of Colorado, but it’s a good one! Pub Dog welcomes leashed dogs inside the restaurant and on the outdoor patio. There are no servers, so head to the counter and order the Dog Pile Nachos for yourself and choose from a Pupsicle, Puppy Patty, Bacon, Bark Bowl or Celery and Carrots from the dog menu. Fido can work it off later by gallivanting with friends in the 3,000-square-foot, fully fenced, off-leash dog park. On your best friend's birthday or “gotcha” day, celebrate by booking the entire dining room for your private event or simply show up ready to "pawty!" Don’t forget to pick up a doggie cake from nearby Wag n’ Wash!

Pub Dog adds a 3% membership fee to your bill at each visit.

8. Bark Social

North Bethesda, MD
"Sounds like a perfect afternoon …" Photo by Facebook.com/barksocialbar

Bark Social combines a private off-leash dog park with your favorite bar and coffee shop. Located 30 minutes from Washington DC, this "pupular" spot invites Fido to play with his pals in a funky, 25,000-square-foot fenced space. Join the pack for members-only Yappy Hour, where you can sample 20 rotating taps with a focus on local craft brews. Soak up your selection of beers or a coffee with pretzels, local pizza and a variety of snacks. Bark Social is a membership-only dog park, although humans flying solo can hang out for free. Day passes cost $9.99, monthly passes are $39.99, and annual passes are $364.99.

9. The Shacks Dining & Dog Park

The Colony, TX
Food, fun and furry friends. Photo by Facebook.com/theshacksaustinranch

One restaurant attached to a dog park is pretty cool, but how about six? The Shacks Dining & Dog Park is a unique dining experience near Dallas. Whatever you’re in the mood for, there’s a restaurant to satisfy your cravings from ramen, burgers and tacos, coffee, "grrrowlers" and more. Enjoy your food and drink of choice on the large open-air patio that overlooks a one-acre dog park under the shade of oak trees. Bacon’s Dog Park is divided into a section for small and large dogs, both areas equipped with agility equipment and benches where humans can rest while the pups play.

Have you visited a restaurant with an attached dog park? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by Facebook.com/theshacksaustinranch.