Whether you are just visiting or are a full-time resident, Brooklyn is without a doubt one of the most dog-friendly boroughs of New York City. Not only can you take your dog to one of the many off-leash dog parks in the area, but you and your besties (furry and human) can also then go grab a beer or a cocktail at one of the many dog-friendly bars in Brooklyn, NY.
Make sure that your pooch is up-to-date on their vaccinations and in good health before heading out to one of Brooklyn’s pet-friendly hot spots. If your dog needs a routine checkup or a vaccine booster, our Brooklyn mobile vets will come to you. Schedule a same-day or next-day home visit or a telemedicine appointment if you have any questions before exposing your puppy or dog to other pets.
Dog-friendly Bars in Brooklyn
1) Teddy's Bar and Grill
Teddy's Bar and Grill, located in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, is famous for their Bloody Mary cocktail. Teddy’s is the longest continuously-running bar in NYC, having been around since the late 1800s! Dogs on a leash are always welcome, so stop by with your canine companion and sip on the bar’s signature beer, their Brooklyn Lager.
2) Lucky Dog
Like its name implies, Lucky Dog is a dog-friendly bar with a backyard area, a great selection of beers, and live music. Open daily from 12 pm to 4 am, it’s a great local place to grab a drink and play some bar games while your dog has fun socializing with other furry friends.
3) The Gate
The Gate, in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, also makes our list of the best dog-friendly bars in Brooklyn. It has a large outdoor patio to hang out on when the weather is nice and an extensive list of hard-to-find beers. The Gate does not serve food, but you can order in. Don’t forget to pack a snack for your pup, too!
4) Other Half Brewing
If you love craft beer as well as your dog, you should add The Other Half, near Domino Park, to your travel or entertainment itinerary. Bring your canine companion and enjoy one of the 20 beers on tap, as well as live music and food from local vendors in the tasting room.
5) Bar Toto
Although more like an Italian bistro than a bar, Bar Toto in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn serves pizza, pasta, paninis, and more, in addition to cocktails and beer. It is also known for being a great spot to have brunch with friends and you can bring your dogs, too!
6) Strong Rope Brewery
The Strong Rope Brewery in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn serves their own craft beers made from local ingredients as well as other makers’ cider, wine, and cocktails. According to their website, “Well-behaved dogs and children welcome.” While they don’t serve their own food, you can bring your own, both for you and your pup.
More Pet-Friendly Resources in Brooklyn
In addition to our list of dog-friendly bars in Brooklyn, check out our other lists of pet-friendly resources in NYC - like the best groomers, bakeries, and hotels for your furry friends. Whether you live in Brooklyn with your dog or are just visiting, when you need a trusted veterinarian, BetterVet will come to you. There is no need to navigate car rides and vet clinics when your pet needs to be seen, as our mobile veterinarians will visit you and your pet wherever in Brooklyn you are. Book an appointment today.