best dog friendly bars and restaurants in houston

Houston loves dogs and dogs love Houston! Whether you’re hungry after a day at the dog park or just want to get out and about with your pet, there are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants and bars in Houston to hang out with your paws out.

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Check out our list of the best dog-friendly bars and restaurants in Houston below:


Inner- Loop

Backstreet Cafe– 1103 S Shephard Dr, Houston TX 77019

Backstreet Cafe has a large backyard patio with its own entrance. The brick patio is dog-friendly with luscious landscaping, umbrellas, and fans.

Barnaby’s Cafe– Multiple locations

Every Barnaby’s location has a dog-friendly patio with a combination of shady overhangs, umbrellas, and comfy- cozy seating. Not surprising since this restaurant was named after a pup! Some locations also have fans to help keep you and Fido cool. The downtown location has the smallest patio, located on the sidewalk, though they still allow dogs!

The Black Labrador– 4100 Montrose Blvd #8, Houston TX 77006

The Black Labrador has a small, shady patio with umbrellas to keep you cool. Play chess with Fido and ask for a water bowl- their friendly servers will help you out!

Bohemeo’s– 708 Telephone Rd, Houston TX 77023

This beautiful East- End bar and coffee house has an outdoor patio with covered and uncovered seating. There are also umbrellas and picnic tables on grass for the best comfort for pups.

Cecil’s Pub– 600 W Gray St, Houston TX 77019

Offering a covered deck patio with picnic style tables, this casual bar is great for grub and pool. They are also dog and cat friendly!

Cafe Luxor Hookah Bar & Grill– 3730 Washington Ave, Houston TX 77007

Cafe Luxor offers a bright and breezy patio with covered and uncovered seating. The covered areas also have outdoor fans to help keep you cool.

Canopy– 3939 Montrose Blvd A, Houston TX 77006

This eco-friendly cafe offers a covered patio with plenty of shade.

Chiloso’s Taco House– 701 E 20th St, Houston TX 77008

This small but busy eatery has an outdoor dog friendly deck. There are umbrella tables and partly covered seating to help shade the sun.

Empire Cafe– 1732 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77098

Empire Cafe has a gorgeous, shady patio with plenty of tables. There are covered seating areas and tables with umbrellas.

Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino– 3215 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77098

This Venetian-style eatery offers a shady patio with covered and uncovered seating. The patio has umbrella tables and lush landscaping.

The Ginger Man– 5607 Morningside Dr, Houston TX 77005

This small Texas chain pub offers limited outdoor seating with shady trees and picnic style umbrella tables.

The Gorgeous Gael– 5555 Morningside Dr, Houston TX 77005

This Irish themed bar has a shady deck with plenty of trees. The picnic and bar tables offer umbrellas for extra shade.

The Harp– 1625 Richmond Ave, Houston TX 77006

This Irish- inspired pub and grill has a small outdoor deck with picnic style seating. There are fans for the summer time and outdoor heaters on the cold days.

The Kitchen at DunLavy– 3422 Allen Pkwy, Houston TX 77019

Across from Buffalo Bayou, this is a great place for an outdoor meal. The downstairs patio is small and offers little shade so it’s great for a cooler day. Afterwards, you can take the pets for a long walk in beautiful scenery.

Lankford Coffee & Grocery– 88 Dennis St, Houston TX 77006

Don’t let the name fool you, this joint offers coffee, grocery, and grub. Their shady outdoor seating is limited but they offered a concrete patio area with picnic style seating and umbrellas. The covered deck offers more seating perfect for the pups.

Liberty Station– 2101 Washington Ave, Houston TX 77007

This neighborhood bar and grill has an expansive indoor and outdoor patio. They offer covered picnic-style seating as well as tables with umbrellas.

Little Matt’s– 6203 Edloe St, Houston TX 77005

This family and pet-friendly eatery has covered outdoor seating with picnic- style tables. There are also umbrella tables and lush landscaping.

Mia’s Table– 3131 Argonne St, Houston TX 77098

This counter-serve restaurant offers a deck patio with covered and uncovered seating. Some tables have umbrellas so you can get some shade no matter where you sit.

The Phoenix on Westheimer– 1915 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77098

This neighborhood bar and grill has a wrap around porch and backyard seating areas. There are covered areas with plenty of shade as well as air conditioning! The bar also has buckets for water and will bring them out on request.

Porch Swing Pub– 69 Heights Blvd, Houston TX 77007

At Porch Swing Pub, they offer a small shady patio, TVs outside, and water bowls for the pups.

The Red Lion Pub– 2316 Shepherd Dr, Houston TX 77019

This casual pub offers an intimate patio with comfy seating and plenty of shade. There are fans to keep you cool as well as outdoor heaters in the winter. Ask for water bowls for the pups, they’ll be happy to oblige.

Saint Dane’s Bar & Grille– 502 Elgin St, Houston TX 77006

This indoor/outdoor bar offers multiple pet-friendly areas. The small concrete front patio offers umbrellas for shade. The deck side patio offers umbrellas as well as industrial fans to help keep you cool.

Underdogs Pub – 4212 Washington Ave, Houston TX 77007

This dog-friendly pub carries an excellent selection of craft beer and craft whiskey with something for everyone. Pups are always welcome!

West Alabama Ice House– 1919 W Alabama St, Houston TX 77098

This boisterous outdoor bar has picnic seating with trees, umbrellas, and covered seating. The patio has areas with gravel and wood in addition to brick so it’s extra friendly to pup’s paws.


Outer- Loop

Ba Mien Bistro– 5102 FM 1960, Houston TX 77069

This Vietnamese restaurant has a small pet-friendly patio with just a couple of tables. The tables have umbrellas to help shade you from the sun. It’s perfect for cooler days.

Barnaby’s Cafe– 5750 Woodway Dr, Houston TX 77057

Every Barnaby’s location has a dog-friendly patio with a combination of shady overhangs, umbrellas, and comfy- cozy seating, including this outer loop spot.

Barry’s Pizza– 6003 Richmond Ave, Houston TX 77057

This pizza joint has a small gravel patio and a covered deck. The seating is limited but the umbrella tables offer plenty of shade and the ground cover is perfect for keeping dog paws cool.

Cafe Benedicte– 15455 Memorial Dr #100, Houston TX 77079

This gorgeous eatery offers a small wrap- around patio with umbrellas for shade. Their patio will re-open Labor Day weekend.

Cottonwood– 3422 N Shepherd Dr, Houston TX 77018

This lively bar and grill offers a gravel patio with shaded areas and umbrella tables. There is also covered indoor patio with televisions and fans.

Karbach Brewing Co.– 2032 Karbach St, Houston TX 77092

This craft beer brewery offers a gastro pub with an enormous outdoor patio. There is a covered seating area as well as patio tables with umbrellas for shade.

Live Oak Bar & Grill– 10444 Hempstead Rd, Houston TX 77092

This down home eatery has a deck patio underneath some gorgeous live oaks. Their patio tables offer umbrellas as well so there is plenty of shade. There are also picnic tables on the grass if Fido prefers to lay in the shade.

Richmond Arms Pub– 5920 Richmond Ave, Houston TX 77057

This colorful patio offers picnic style seating with a wooden deck so your dog paws won’t get too warm.

The West End– 5320 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056

This bar and grill offers an extensive patio with plenty of shade, covered seating, and umbrella tables. There are curtains to block the sun and fans to keep you cool.


Greater Houston

Another Broken Egg Cafe– 118 Vintage Park Blvd, Houston TX 77070

This breakfast and brunch spot is pet-friendly on their outdoor patio. The offer limited outdoor seating with plenty of shade.

Azuma On The Lake– 15830 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land TX 77478

This lake- front Japanese restaurant offers limited seating on their outdoor patio. Their other locations inside the loop also offer pet-friendly patios.

Beck’s Prime- 7608 FM 1960 Houston TX 77070

With multiple locations all over Greater Houston, this burger chain allows dogs on their decks and patios. This location has umbrella tables on the deck to help keep you cool.

Big Ben Tavern– 636 Hwy 6, Suite 1000, Sugar Land TX 77478

This pub and grill has a deck in front with its own entrance and plenty of seating.

Chuy’s Tex Mex– 19827 Northwest Fwy, Jersey Village TX 77065

This Mexican Elvis- inspired eatery offers a palapa- style covered patio with limited seating. They also have fans to help keep you cool. Multiple locations around town also have patios.

Coco Crepes, Waffles, & Coffee– 114 Vintage Park Blvd, Houston TX 77070

This breakfast and crepe restaurant has a beautiful small patio with umbrella tables and covered seating. They have multiple locations all around town with patios!

El Canton Firewood Pizzeria– 981 S Mason Rd, Katy TX 77450

This Mexican- inspired custom pizza place has a covered patio for you and your pups to enjoy. The restaurant is also very kid-friendly!

Las Alamedas Mexican Grill and Bar– 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd #140, Katy TX 77494

The restaurant accommodates small pets on slow days. Their covered patio is gorgeous and shady but be prepared to look for another spot if they’re crowded.

Little Woodrow’s Katy– 22225 Katy Fwy, Katy TX 77450

This chain has multiple locations all around town offering small patios with covered seating and multiple options.

Live Oak Grill- 12935 Dairy Ashford Rd, Sugar Land TX 77478

This laid back restaurant has an expansive gravel patio which is perfect for paws. There are picnic tables under shady trees and even a porch swing!

Lucky’s Pub West- 17754 Katy Fwy, Houston TX 77094

This bar and grill has an outdoor patio with plenty of ways to keep you cool. Covered seating and retractable shades will help block the sun. Their other locations downtown and in the Heights also offer patios!


What are your favorite dog-friendly restaurants in Houston to lunch with your pups? Let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget to treat your four-legged friend to a day of pampering with Blue Bubbles Spa mobile grooming services — get 10% off your first session with special coupon code MMMC!