An afternoon spent 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 sneak him a couple of chippies under the table.
The bars, cafes and restaurants mentioned here are all happy to have furry guests as long — and some of them even have dedicated canine menus.
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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 friendly haunts.