Tampa ranks as one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country. With plenty of sunshine and a thriving arts and music scene it’s no surprise that businesses take exhaustive measures to provide spacious outdoor patio seating for dogs to enjoy. Take your pup along the Riverwalk, through the shops at Hyde Park and all over Tampa and take full advantage of all this city has to offer.
We put together this quick guide to a few of our favorite dog-friendly spots in the city.
If you want to enjoy an all-natural burger, an X-rated shake, and a day out with your four-legged, then friend look no further than Square 1 Burgers. They offer a special doggy menu, “Jingo’s Menu,” so your pup can enjoy an exquisite dinner as well. Square 1 Burgers, 3701 North Henderson Boulevard.
Don’t forget to join them for the 3-4-5 Happy Hour daily. From 3-6pm, 9pm-close enjoy $3 select drafts, $4 select wines, and $5 select cocktails! View the full doggy menu.
Dine with your doggie and drink local at the same time! Located at 1600 E 9th Avenue in Ybor City, Tampa Bay Brewing Co. offers a fun environment with an ever-changing list of beers on tap every week from 11am-11pm. The food will satiate your appetite while your four-legged friend meets their new BFF.
The space for art, music and food is also dog-friendly. Their crab-stuffed butternut squash is divine and their TarTar tacos are addictive. Enjoy a drink and lunch with your pet on their outdoor deck. Ella’s Americana is located at 5119 North Nebraska Avenue.
Although you may have guessed it by the name, this English pub is open to all two and four legged guests. Located 4115 S MacDill Avenue, Mad Dogs is open everyday starting at 11am, with closing hours varying. They offer a great outdoor patio so you can enjoy the fall weather while having a drink. And let me tell you, their spicy fries ain’t bad either.
The Seminole Heights icon is our personal favorite spot to unwind on a Friday evening. The bar features a revolving list of the premier craft beers in city, state and country. Join them for live music and good company, you’re pup included. The Independent Bar is located at 5016 North Florida Avenue.
Whether doing hip hop yoga or crafting the next Tampa-inspired brew, 81Bay has been a welcome addition to our craft beer scene. The spot isn’t just for humans, though. 81Bay’s stunning space, which features a transfixing mural by Sebastian Coolidge, is pet-friendly too! Visit them today at 4465 West Gandy Boulevard.
If you want to enjoy gourmet Italian in a casual atmosphere with your pup, then you need to visit Bella’s. Located at 1413 South Howard Avenue, Bella’s is the perfect place to take in the scenery of Tampa while enjoying a sensational brick oven meatball pizza. Visit Bella’s website for further details on their menu.
There’s nothing quite like taking your four-legged stroll through Hyde Park Village on a sunny afternoon. After spoiling your best friend at Downtown Dogs — the award-winning pup boutique — make sure to treat yourself to the amazing guac, chips, tacos and plantains at BarTaco. Your pet is welcome on their outdoor patio. BarTaco is located at 1601 West Snow Circle.
This is especially great for dog-loving beer enthusiasts. Wednesday through Friday, starting at 3pm, and Saturday and Sunday, starting at noon, dogs are welcome inside Six Ten’s 7052 Benjamin Road tasting room. Six Ten even has their own brew dog, Maggie, running around the place! They don’t offer food but you can usually nosh on the food trucks outside or even order delivery to the brewery.
Every pirate loves a puppy – which is why this festive hang out is the perfect place to unwind. Located at 1805 E 7th Avenue, Gaspar’s offers a $2 shot and beer combo everyday from 11am- 3pm. Sunday’s you can find $3 Bloody Mary’s and $2 Mimosa’s. Pets are always allowed and they even offer a doggie dine-in menu! Yes, you read that correctly – for just a few bucks you can get pound of rice, veggies and pork for your canine companion.
The foodie icon on MacDill Avenue serves sweets and wit with relative ease. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty burger, brunch or a doughnut ice cream cone, Datz has just the dish for you. Your pet is welcome to enjoy a seat outside with you while you dine on delicacies you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Datz is located at 2616 South MacDill Avenue.
Brick House’s food is mouthwatering. Located just blocks from Raymond James Stadium at 1102 North Dale Mabry Highway, Brick House is open Monday through Sunday starting at 11am. Stop by an enjoy some fantastic happy hour deals all while relaxing on their patio with your pup.
Cigar City Brewing – Westshore
Of course Tampa’s most infamous brewery is dog friendly – or at least Cigar City’s Westshore location is. Stop by 3924 W Spruce Street for a brewery tour, fresh rolled cigars, or maybe to try one of their 26 beers on tap. Like most breweries, you can find food trucks lined up outside offering a few things you and your pup are able to enjoy anytime after 11am, Monday through Sunday.
Tampa’s pioneer urban bar and restaurant, located in Downtown Tampa at 1202 N Franklin Street is open every day from 4pm-3am. Fly Bar offers live music, a steller craft beer menu, 2-for-1 specials on bottles during happy hour and half price off appetizers. It’s a great place to unwind after work with your favorite coworkers and canines.
After taking your four-legged friend on a long stroll down the Riverwalk, you both deserve to tie one off. Ulele, which sits at the far end of the Riverwalk in Tampa Heights, offers gorgeous outdoor patio seating with premium views of the water. Bask in the Florida sunshine while you indulge in some true Florida fare, along with their very own craft beer. Ulele is located at 1810 North Highland Avenue.