Austin is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the United States, so there are tons of options on places to take your furry family member. This was a huge factor I considered when I was looking to relocate from Illinois. This is not an all-encompassing list, but these are places that I’ve personally been to with my pups and enjoyed. I will either add to this post as I come across new places or make a part two!

Austin East Ciders Barton Springs

1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704

I love the brewery location, too, but the Barton Springs location has stolen my heart. Both are dog-friendly and the Barton Springs one has a more robust menu, as well.

Tuesday – Thursday: 9am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 11pm
Sunday: 9am – 9pm

Bouldin Acres

2027 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Located on a historic intersection of Bouldin Creek and South Lamar Blvd, Bouldin Acres resurrects approachable, quality eats & drinks in a fun indoor/outdoor environment that’s both family and pet-friendly. Their style is open, relaxed, friendly, and inclusive. With 2 acres sitting on Bouldin Creek, Bouldin Acres is a great venue to watch sports, play games, eat, drink, and hang out with friends… they even have 2 pickleball courts!

Sunday – Wednesday: 11am – 10pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – Midnight

21+ after 10pm

Zilker Park

2207 Lou Neff Road, Austin, TX 78746

n 1917, Andrew Jackson Zilker donated the first portion of land that would become Zilker Park in 1934. Today, the beloved 350-acre park is where Austinites go to spend time outdoors in various ways, one of them being letting their dogs run around off-leash.

Monday – Sunday: 5am – 10pm unless otherwise posted


91 Rainey Street Ste 120, Austin, TX 78701

Anthem is a Texasian pub located on the very beginning (or end) of Rainey Street. The bar and restaurant fuses nostalgia-evoking American classics with Asian and Latin influences, offering quality pub food, craft beer, and specialty cocktails.

Monday – Wednesday: 4:30pm – 10pm
Thursday: 3pm – 10pm
Friday: 3pm – 12am
Saturday: 11am – 12am
Sunday: 11am – 10pm

Upstairs at Caroline

 621 Congress Ave STE 201, Austin, TX 78701

Upstairs at Caroline is Austin’s premier urban backyard party. The cocktails are flowing; your koozied beer is in one hand, and a brisket taco is in the other. Catch the game or pick your game: giant Jenga, Foosball, Shuffleboard and of course Cornhole.** Sundays: come with your dog and enjoy 25% off your visit all day long!

Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 11pm
Friday: Noon – Midnight
Saturday: 11am – 12am
Sunday: 11am – 11pm

21+ after 8pm Thursday – Saturday

Dog House Drinkery

3800 County Road 175, Leander TX  78641

The main park area is a 1/2 acre fenced-in off-leash dog area with plenty of shade, lights, crushed granite & access to the bar without having to leave the park area.   DogHouse has a separate 10,000 square ft off-leash area in the front of our property that is used for adoptions, training, yappy hours, birthday parties & other general use.   We also have a separate area for small dogs (less than 30 pounds) that is connected to the main park area The off-leash dog park area is the only area that is membership-only but day passes can be purchased for $7.00 per dog.

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday- Thursday:  3 pm – 9 pm   
Friday:  3 pm – 10 pm
Saturday:  Noon – 10 pm  
Sunday:  Noon – 9 pm 

Culinary Dropout

11721 Rock Rose, Suite #100, Austin, TX 78758

Culinary Dropout serves classic meals done right. With crowd favorites like our pretzel bites and provolone fondue, 36-hour pork ribs, and our famous fried chicken drizzled with honey you’ll want to taste everything. Thirsty? Wash it all down with an ice-cold craft beer or a killer house-made cocktail. They have plenty of outdoor seating under the covered patio and I constantly see puppers here.

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday: 11am – 12am
Saturday: 10am – 12am
Sunday: 10am – 9pm

What are your favorites? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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