Pet owners know the struggle.
The moment before you leave for happy hour drinks when your pup is looking up at you with big eyes, wishing you’d stay home or hit the park instead of heading out the door without them.
Leaving your pet behind sucks and everyone knows it. So what if you don’t have to? Columbus is such a pet-friendly city. Years ago, a law passed allowing dogs in outdoor areas of restaurants, and there have been plenty of pet-friendly patio options ever since.
So grab the leash, load up your well-behaved pup, and head out to grab a bite or happy hour drinks with friends. Here are the best pup-friendly patios in Columbus!
Land-Grant Brewing Co.
Land-Grant was instrumental in helping to get legislation passed that we mentioned earlier, so naturally, they’re getting our first shout out. They have one of the best patios in the city with plenty of space for you, your friends, your dog, your dog’s friends, and more. Learn more about Land-Grant by visiting their website here.
Bodega is such a great little spot in the Short North. They have amazing drinks, delicious food, and dog-friendly vibes for days. Just think how happy your little furry pals will be chilling out while you enjoy happy hour. You can learn more about Bodega by visiting their website here.
Seventh Son Brewery has such a fantastic patio. There is plenty of room for you and your furry friend to hang out. Grab yourself an American Strong Ale and some water for your dog and enjoy whatever weather Ohio throws at you! Learn more about Seventh Son right here.
Margaritas and puppies are two of my favorite things ever. If you agree, then you’ll want to take your dog down to Local Cantina. Any day of the week, your fur baby can accompany you to the patio for a little tex-mex, but we recommend Taco Tuesdays, for obvious reasons. You can learn more about Local Cantina by visiting their website.
Oddfellows has long been one of the most dog-friendly establishments in the capital city. Well behaved dogs are always welcome, and the bar often hosts dog events. So whether you’re coming in for trivia or happy hour, grab your pup, because you’re both welcome at Oddfellows. You can visit the Oddfellows website here.
BrewDog knows the importance of dogs in the lives of their employees, which is why they even offer puppy parental leave when any of their workers bring home a new pup! For the guests, you and your dog are always welcome on the patio at any of their DogTap locations around the city. Learn more here.
Sip on a pilsner while your pup gets all of the pets in the beer garden at Gemüt. The food at this brewpub is amazing and your dog will have a great time too. You can learn more about Gemüt by visiting their website here.