Melbourne's Best Dog-Friendly Bars, Cafes and Restaurants
All of your friends — most importantly, those furry ones with four legs — are welcome at these pet-friendly food and drink haunts.
An afternoon enjoyed kicking back in a big Melbourne beer garden with your mates is most definitely an afternoon well spent. There will be laughs, possibly a few jugs or bottles emptied, some good food and (hopefully) a sliver of sunshine. But the most important thing is spending time with your buddies — all of your buddies. You wouldn't leave Dave at home would you? Or Sarah? Think how devastated they'd be if they found out you hadn't invited them.
Your best friend — aka human's best friend — would also get seriously hurt feelings if left at home, so the trick is to choose a venue where Rover is welcome, grab him a dish of water and let him join in the fun. With a couple of chippies snuck under the table, of course.
Here are Melbourne's best dog-friendly restaurants, bars and cafes — each happy to have furry guests along in some or all of their spaces. Some of them even have dedicated canine menus, dedicated dog Instagram accounts or doggy merch.
Image: Newmarket Hotel.
May 01, 2023