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16 Dog-Friendly Houston Bars and Restaurants

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If you're one of those types who pulls up a chair at the dinner table for Fido then you're in good company, and it's clear that local eateries are taking notice. Canine-friendly patios are becoming more and more common around Houston. Here are our must-visit eating and drinking spots for those times when you've got a dog in tow.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bar Boheme

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307 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-1099
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The eclectic cozy vibe and spacious patio garden here provide Montrose mutts with a unique alternative to hanging out in the yard or standing guard on the front porch. With influences from around the world both on the menu and in the glasses, owners and pups alike will feel as though they are on a mini vacation with every visit. The restaurant’s ‘Cultured Cocktails’ events program offers a memorable stop every Thursday; check their calendar for details.

2. Hugo's

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1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-7744
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With an inviting fountain to complement the dappled sunshine, this patio offers a wonderful respite for you and your dog to enjoy a quiet meal in the fresh air. Regional Mexican cuisine follows diners from scrumptious brunch to satisfying dinner and includes everything from Mexican French toast to ceviche to enchiladas. And after a long day at work what could be better than sipping sangria in the company of your best friend?

3. Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

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4224 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027
Cast your net for a delicious experience at this local haven for seafood. Clams, oysters, fish, mussels, sushi & sashimi plus various meats, greens, and sweets offerings set the table for a memorable meal with your pup.

4. Barnaby's

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602 Fairview St.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-4229
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It comes as no surprise that a cafe with a sheepdog mascot is four-legged friendly. Spend a leisurely morning on the covered porch at Baby Barnaby’s noshing on eggs and pancakes, or visit one of their other locations for a variety of options ranging from salad to steak to lasagna. Your pooch will appreciate the casual atmosphere and friendly faces at this Houston staple. [Multiple locations]

5. Cottonwood

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3422 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 802-0410
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This fur and family friendly Garden Oaks restaurant and bar has a generous patio with games and live music. The courteous wait staff will serve you and your pup with equal delight (cool water for him, cold brew for you) while also dishing out burgers, wings, fried pies, and more.

6. BRC Gastropub

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519 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-2233
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Feast on a number of delights including creatively prepared vegetables, biscuits, smoked brisket short rib meatloaf, or head in for weekend brunch. Plus, with 28 craft beers on tap, happy hour with the hound can stretch all evening long.

7. The Grove

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1611 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010
(713) 337-7321
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Nestled in the vibrant scene at Discovery Green, this unique restaurant features a friendly place to hob nob with local urbanites of both the two-feet and four-pawed varieties. Work up an appetite at the dog park nearby before relaxing with local beer and light bites like skewered Texas quail and wonton dusted fried shrimp. Heavier fare includes Ahi tuna, filet mignon, and wild mushroom mac & cheese.

8. Antidote Coffee

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729 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-7400
Heights hounds can enjoy some quality time with their owners in a casual atmosphere at this popular local establishment. Coffee, beer, wine, and pastries invite guests to linger over a good book or conversation with friends.

9. L'Olivier Restaurant & Bar

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240 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 360-6313
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This small but handsome patio serves up escargot, oxtail ravioli, and grilled swordfish while a serious wine list ensures a well-spirited evening.

10. Local Foods

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2555 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 255-4440
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With an emphasis on regional fare the aptly named Local Foods proves friend to farmer and dog. They feature ingredients from a litany of local sources (Atkinson Farms, Black Hill Ranch, Knopp Branch Farm, etc.) to create a seasonal menu of gourmet sandwiches, salads and prepared meals. Local Foods has two locations, Rice Village and Upper Kirby and both spots have spacious dog-friendly patios.

11. Tiny Boxwood's Cafe

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3614 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 622-4224
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Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has been spotted several times at this mecca of fine taste and planting supplies picking up no less than a dozen of Tiny's Executive Pastry Chef Jayme Volstad's glutton worthy chocolate chip cookies . Cookies aside, Tiny's offers an eclectic American menu with local ingredients and a posh outdoor setting. Well-behaved, pedigreed pooches are welcome to join the manicured lawn and patio.

12. Rudyard's British Pub

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2010 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-0521
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The patio might be a tad small, but the hamburgers (veggie and classic) are well worth the squeeze. After a long day of chasing balls and running through the ponds at The Johnny Steele Dog Park on Allen's Parkway, head back to Rudz to down one of their many craft beers on tap.

13. Baby Barnaby's

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602 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-4229
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Pup friendly for years, Barnaby's has multiple locations throughout Houston. Our favorite is the tiniest of them all - Baby Barnaby's. The Montrose location offers a pet-friendly patio with friendly faces, dog bowls, and comfort food Houstonians truly crave. Try the Huevos Rancheros, easily in the top five the city has to offer.

14. Natachee's Supper & Punch

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3622 Main St Ste A
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 524-7203
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The trusty stead out back may be gone, but the fried green beans and wall of beer are there to stay. Natachee's sits on the hip stretch of Main St. beside Double Trouble and Big Top and offers a fenced back patio with room to roam and probably a few fried scraps to scrounge.

15. Siphon Coffee

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701 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 282-0142
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Featuring coffee beans from local artisan roasting company, Amaya, and a tasting menu that also supports local flavor, Siphon Coffee House's coffee game is on point.

16. Happy Fatz

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3510 White Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 426-3554
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Located in the Heights, Happy Fatz offers a dog friendly patio and speciality gourmet hot dogs along with home-made desserts. Try the Clucker, an over-easy egg atop a bed of hash browns on a juicy coney dog.

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1. Bar Boheme

307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006
The eclectic cozy vibe and spacious patio garden here provide Montrose mutts with a unique alternative to hanging out in the yard or standing guard on the front porch. With influences from around the world both on the menu and in the glasses, owners and pups alike will feel as though they are on a mini vacation with every visit. The restaurant’s ‘Cultured Cocktails’ events program offers a memorable stop every Thursday; check their calendar for details.
307 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006

2. Hugo's

1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
With an inviting fountain to complement the dappled sunshine, this patio offers a wonderful respite for you and your dog to enjoy a quiet meal in the fresh air. Regional Mexican cuisine follows diners from scrumptious brunch to satisfying dinner and includes everything from Mexican French toast to ceviche to enchiladas. And after a long day at work what could be better than sipping sangria in the company of your best friend?
1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

3. Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

4224 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77027
Cast your net for a delicious experience at this local haven for seafood. Clams, oysters, fish, mussels, sushi & sashimi plus various meats, greens, and sweets offerings set the table for a memorable meal with your pup.
4224 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027

4. Barnaby's

602 Fairview St., Houston, TX 77006
It comes as no surprise that a cafe with a sheepdog mascot is four-legged friendly. Spend a leisurely morning on the covered porch at Baby Barnaby’s noshing on eggs and pancakes, or visit one of their other locations for a variety of options ranging from salad to steak to lasagna. Your pooch will appreciate the casual atmosphere and friendly faces at this Houston staple. [Multiple locations]
602 Fairview St.
Houston, TX 77006

5. Cottonwood

3422 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018
This fur and family friendly Garden Oaks restaurant and bar has a generous patio with games and live music. The courteous wait staff will serve you and your pup with equal delight (cool water for him, cold brew for you) while also dishing out burgers, wings, fried pies, and more.
3422 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77018

6. BRC Gastropub

519 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007
Feast on a number of delights including creatively prepared vegetables, biscuits, smoked brisket short rib meatloaf, or head in for weekend brunch. Plus, with 28 craft beers on tap, happy hour with the hound can stretch all evening long.
519 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

7. The Grove

1611 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010
Nestled in the vibrant scene at Discovery Green, this unique restaurant features a friendly place to hob nob with local urbanites of both the two-feet and four-pawed varieties. Work up an appetite at the dog park nearby before relaxing with local beer and light bites like skewered Texas quail and wonton dusted fried shrimp. Heavier fare includes Ahi tuna, filet mignon, and wild mushroom mac & cheese.
1611 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010

8. Antidote Coffee

729 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77007
Heights hounds can enjoy some quality time with their owners in a casual atmosphere at this popular local establishment. Coffee, beer, wine, and pastries invite guests to linger over a good book or conversation with friends.
729 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77007

9. L'Olivier Restaurant & Bar

240 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
This small but handsome patio serves up escargot, oxtail ravioli, and grilled swordfish while a serious wine list ensures a well-spirited evening.
240 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

10. Local Foods

2555 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77019
With an emphasis on regional fare the aptly named Local Foods proves friend to farmer and dog. They feature ingredients from a litany of local sources (Atkinson Farms, Black Hill Ranch, Knopp Branch Farm, etc.) to create a seasonal menu of gourmet sandwiches, salads and prepared meals. Local Foods has two locations, Rice Village and Upper Kirby and both spots have spacious dog-friendly patios.
2555 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77019

11. Tiny Boxwood's Cafe

3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has been spotted several times at this mecca of fine taste and planting supplies picking up no less than a dozen of Tiny's Executive Pastry Chef Jayme Volstad's glutton worthy chocolate chip cookies . Cookies aside, Tiny's offers an eclectic American menu with local ingredients and a posh outdoor setting. Well-behaved, pedigreed pooches are welcome to join the manicured lawn and patio.
3614 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77027

12. Rudyard's British Pub

2010 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77006
The patio might be a tad small, but the hamburgers (veggie and classic) are well worth the squeeze. After a long day of chasing balls and running through the ponds at The Johnny Steele Dog Park on Allen's Parkway, head back to Rudz to down one of their many craft beers on tap.
2010 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77006

13. Baby Barnaby's

602 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006
Pup friendly for years, Barnaby's has multiple locations throughout Houston. Our favorite is the tiniest of them all - Baby Barnaby's. The Montrose location offers a pet-friendly patio with friendly faces, dog bowls, and comfort food Houstonians truly crave. Try the Huevos Rancheros, easily in the top five the city has to offer.
602 Fairview St
Houston, TX 77006

14. Natachee's Supper & Punch

3622 Main St Ste A, Houston, TX 77002
The trusty stead out back may be gone, but the fried green beans and wall of beer are there to stay. Natachee's sits on the hip stretch of Main St. beside Double Trouble and Big Top and offers a fenced back patio with room to roam and probably a few fried scraps to scrounge.
3622 Main St Ste A
Houston, TX 77002

15. Siphon Coffee

701 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006
Featuring coffee beans from local artisan roasting company, Amaya, and a tasting menu that also supports local flavor, Siphon Coffee House's coffee game is on point.
701 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77006

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16. Happy Fatz

3510 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007
Located in the Heights, Happy Fatz offers a dog friendly patio and speciality gourmet hot dogs along with home-made desserts. Try the Clucker, an over-easy egg atop a bed of hash browns on a juicy coney dog.
3510 White Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77007

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