Fun with your four-legged friend

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

You can't leave you best mate behind! Bring your dogs, small and yappy or big and booming to one of Melbourne's many dog-friendly venues.

Dog Friendly Pubs

There's no fun in a Friday night drink without your favourite friend!

The Palace Hotel, South Melbourne - Take your cuddly friend to meet the resident pooch, Billy the Staffy at this sports-loving venue that was named Time Out's Pub of the Year 2016. 

Republica, St Kilda - this outdoorsy summer venue is perfect for your furry friend, with a large sun-filled courtyard for a drink (in a glass, or in a bowl).

Monty's Bar, Fitzroy North - A classic neighbourhood pub, serving pizza and tasty bar snacks for guests big and small. 

Madame Brussels, Melbourne - The ideal venue if your pooch fits in your purse. Good behaviour is a must.

Kent Street, Fitzroy - A true Fitzroy classic in a creaky and elegant old building, with an outdoor space for guests with 2 or 4 legs. 

Great Northern Hotel, Carlton North - A local favourite with a huge beer garden and a massive screen for the big game. Or dog videos, you choose. 

The Fox, Collingwood - Craft beers, live blues, country and soul, and a sunny courtyard plus rooftop patio for wet-nosed guests.

The Union Club Hotel, Fitzroy - A suburban gem with a great beer garden for people sniffing... we mean, people watching. 


Dog Friendly Cafes

Dog House, Collingwood - You'll feel like your dog's guest, in a world of lactose-free dogachinos, smoked pig's ears and mini couches.

The Farm Cafe, Collingwood - Introduce your pooch to some chickens or a horse. All are welcome.

A Minor Place, Brunswick - Great social opportunities for your dog, and fluffy pancakes for you. Winner, winner.

Kew Nursery and Cafe, Kew - Welcoming kids, dogs and even vegetarians. 


Off-Leash Areas in Melbourne

Albert Park - an expansive off leash area to prep your pooch to win Best in Show. 

Darebin Parklands, Ivanhoe - off leash area, on leash walking trails and free electric BBQs.

Merri Creek Trail, Fitzroy North - A 21km track for cyclists, joggers and most importantly, dogs. 

Princes Park, Carlton North - Two off-leash areas for socialising and serious frizbee catching. 

Dog Beaches in St Kilda, Elwood, Port Melb & Brighton - Chasing a ball gets old, so why not take fluffy for a dip.