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The best spots for your best friend — our favorite dog-friendly places in Dallas

Explore these dog-friendly places in the Big D — from places to eat, drink, shop, exercise, swim, and stay the night with your four-legged friends.

Three dogs sitting outside at Deep Ellum Brewing. One is on a keg table and two are in adirondack chairs.

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. has us barking with excitement.

Photo via @threewolvesk9

Round of a-paws, please. From having a seat at the table at Mutts Canine Cantina to taking a staycation at Hotel ZaZa, it’s great to be a dog in Dallas.

Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, a place to stretch your paws, or just dining out, well bone appétit. Get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly spots around the Big D. Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels and events, too.

Three corgis sitting on a brick wall at Waggin Tail Dog Park.

We bet these tails were wagging at Wagging Tail Dog Park.

🐾 Dog parks

Barry Annino Bark Park, 2445 Canton St.
Formerly known as Bark Park Central, this park offers a 1.2-acre, off-leash space in downtown Dallas. It also features amenities like drinking stations, a dog shower, shady spots where you can chill out, and dog-themed art by local artists.

Carpenter Park, 2201 Pacific Ave.
This recently redesigned park has a designated, shaded space where you can take your dog’s leash off so they can run freely through agility structures.

Crockett Dog Park, 501 Carroll Ave.
Located at the corner of Victor Street + North Carroll Avenue in old East Dallas, this 1.25-acre park offers separate spaces for large and small dogs and walking paths and sitting areas for humans.

Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy.
Inside this local park, you’ll find the dog-friendly My Best Friend Park located near Museum Tower. This shaded, off-leash area includes pet-grade turf, water structures, and artwork made in partnership with the Dallas Arts District.

Main Street Garden Park, 1920 Main St.
Dogs are welcome in the entirety of this 1.75-acre park, but they can go off leash at the designated dog run. Be on the look out for water fountains with bowls for pups.

Meadows Dog Park, 1100 Skiles St.
This East Dallas Park has the essentials: plenty of fenced-in green space for off-leash fun and trees that provide shade.

NorthBark Dog Park, 4899 Gramercy Oaks
There’s something for all dogs and owners in this ~22-acre park. You’ll find many amenities, including designated spaces for large and small dogs — but the dog-friendly pond really makes a splash in the Texas heat.

Parkhill Dog Park, 16500 Shadybank Dr.
This 1-acre space opened for off-leash fun in 2023 and can be found behind Parkhill Junior High School. Pro tip: The park is closed on Tuesdays for maintenance and on rainy days.

Wagging Tail Dog Park, 5841 Keller Springs Rd.
Take your four-legged friend for an outdoor adventure at this 6.9-acre park where you’ll find walking trails and separate areas for large + small dogs. Plus, the observation deck 35 feet over White Rock Creek is quite the sight to see.

White Rock Lake Dog Park, 8000 Mockingbird Ln.
This large, scenic park offers views of Dallas’ largest lake with spots to get your paws wet. Key features include separate sections for small + large dogs, shady spaces to relax, and a dog wash.

Two French bulldogs sit on a large yellow chair at Mutts Canine Cantina

These mutts found a seat at the canine cantina.

Photo via @3butterballs

🐾 Restaurants

Mutts Canine Cantina, 2889 Cityplace W. Blvd.
Bring your four-legged friends to this spacious, outdoor patio in Uptown that has a food and drink menu for humans — plus, a dog menu for furry friends. There’s also an attached, off-leash dog park for a post-meal run.

Cane Rosso, 2612 Commerce St.
This pizzeria is named after owner Jay Jerrier’s dog, so it makes sense that pups have a seat at the table here. But Jerrier doesn’t just make pizzas — he’s also the man behind Cane Rosso Rescue, helping local dogs find homes.

Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House, 1154 Peavy Rd.
As the name implies, this space is designed to be a spot where you can spend time with friends — including four-legged ones. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the patio.

Katy Trail Ice House, 3127 Routh St.
Located along the titular trail, this beer garden and restaurant is the perfect spot to relax with a drink and a meal. It features a large patio with plenty of space for your furry friends.

The Porch, 2912 N. Henderson Ave.
This recently redesigned, full-service restaurant has plenty of outdoor spaces where dogs can join you for a bite to eat. Its namesake porch includes heating and air conditioning to make you and your pooch comfortable in the Texas weather.

LORO, 1812 N. Haskell Ave. + 14999 Montfort Dr.
With locations in East Dallas and Addison, this Asian smokehouse and bar has large patios where dogs can join you for a meal.

La La Land Kind Cafe, Locations vary
Need a morning pick-me-up? Take the dog for a walk and head to La La Land where pups are welcome to join you on the patio as you have coffee and a treat.

Truck Yard, 5624 Sears St.
This “bar garden” has a full drink menu and live music every day, as well as a rotating selection of food trucks stopping by. It boasts that everyone is welcome here — especially dogs.

A dog with its tongue out at Celestial Beerworks setting at a blue picnic table.

Celestial Beerworks is a great spot for pups and pints.

Photo via @badandbirdie

🐾 Breweries

Oak Cliff Brewing Co., 1300 South Polk Dr.
Find a selection of local brews on tap at this large, dog-friendly taproom. There’s also a Biergarten where you can stretch your paws and soak up the sunshine as you sip.

White Rock Brewing Co., 2477 N. Beckley Ave.
This local brand opened its alehouse and brewery in 2023 that features a full menu, plenty of drink options on tap, and a dog-friendly patio.

Four Corners Brewing Co., 1311 S. Ervay St.
There’s a lot to taste at this local taproom, and the outdoor patio means four-legged friends can accompany their owners as they sip.

Celestial Beerworks, 2530 Butler St.
Dogs love this spacious taproom and patio, and their owners can find many brews on tap and food at the Cosmic Cantina. Pro tip: Check the calendar; the brewery often hosts canine-focused events.

Deep Ellum Brewing Company, 2823 St. Louis St.
This local watering hole features 16 rotating taps, but some things never change. The patio always welcomes well-behaved dogs to join their owners.

Lakewood Brewing, 2302 Executive Dr., Garland
Find plenty of beer at this local taproom, plus plenty of space for pups on the spacious patio.

A person holding a shaggy black dog on the Trinity Skyline Trail with the Dallas Skyline in the background.

Dogs love to walk the Trinity Skyline Trail and their owners love the views.

Photo via @kalea_brooke

🐾 Trails

Trinity Skyline Trail, 110 W. Commerce St.
This easy, 4.6-mile walk will let you score views of the Dallas skyline as you trot along the Trinity River + pass by parks and artwork.

Katy Trail, 4825 Cole Ave.
This 3.5-mile path was once an abandoned railroad. Today, it takes you on a scenic tour of Dallas with many sites and art pieces along the way, and your leashed dog is welcome to join.

Santa Fe Trail, 2208 Winsted Dr.
Get the leash ready, because dogs are welcome to walk this 4.3-mile trail that spans from White Rock Lake to Deep Ellum and Fair Park. It’s considered a gentle walk and is noted for its waterfront views.

Trinity Forest Trail, 4750 S. Great Trinity Forest Way
If you’re in the mood for a long walk, this out-and-back trail will let you trek 16+ miles. It’s in a less-populated area, so you may see some animals and uneven paths. Follow the signs because you may find areas where your dog is permitted to go off leash.

Piedmont Ridge Trail, 2400 N. Jim Miller Rd.
This short, 1.3-mile trail is found in a mostly forested area, so it offers a good amount of shade as you walk. The path is well-maintained, but the hike is moderately difficult due to its elevation change.

A black dog lying in a hotel bed wearing a red bandana that has the word Virgin on it.

Bedtime with a new Virgin bandana.

Photo via @iwishiwasdyna

🐾 Hotels

Hotel ZaZa, 2332 Leonard St.
This fashionable hotel in Uptown features comfortable, Mediterranean-style rooms and amenities like dining, nightlife, and spas. Dogs are welcome to join you in getting pampered during your stay.

Kimpton Pittman Hotel, 2551 Elm St.
In the 1920s, this hotel was home to blues performers. Today, it brings its historic charm into the modern era. Enjoy the hotel’s contemporary design and amenities with your dog. Pro tip: There are partnerships if you need a dog walker or sitter.

Virgin Hotels Dallas, 1445 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Your stay at this hotel will be just as relaxing for your four-legged friend. Dogs receive their own comfortable bed, a water dish and treats, and a stylish Virgin Hotels bandana.

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.
This 5-star hotel lets your dog join you for your luxurious stay. Pups will be treated as guests and get snacks, a bed, and a guide to Dallas’ dog-friendly sites.

The Joule, 1530 Main St.
Located in the Dallas Central Business District, there’s plenty to do — and your dogs are welcome to join in the fun. The canine-friendly rooms welcome all dogs, regardless of breed, at no additional cost.

🐾 Outfit your dog

Now that you know where you’re taking your furry friend, don’t forget to shop the best dog accessories and supplies to make your adventure a success.

Ready to get your paws moving? Use this map to help plan the best doggone day ever.

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