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.