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FOOD & DRINK

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.
By Concrete Playground
May 17, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
May 17, 2021
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  • Food & Drink

    Major Mitchell

    Come for the very, very pink interior, stay for the wide food selection and alluring cocktail list.

  • The Old Garage

    A supremely dog-friendly cafe, with puppychinos aplenty and a vegan alternative for every dish on the menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Bonehead Brewing

    A dog-friendly brewery known for its diverse tap list and colourful wall murals.

  • Food & Drink

    Westside Ale Works

    A cosy laneway brewpub with big love for American-style beers.

  • Food & Drink

    Hector's Deli

    The kitchen's take on the classic chicken sanga features the largest crumbed schnitzel known to man.

  • Food & Drink

    Molly Rose Brewery

    Try a diverse range of house brews and even some cheeky beer cocktails at this cosy Collingwood spot.

  • Food & Drink

    Nice Guys Brewery and Bar

    A retrofuturistic brew bar with 25 taps and a leafy, heated beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    Bellboy

    This dog-friendly haunt specialises in bagels, brunch and coffee brewed on-site.

  • Food & Drink

    The Commons at Ormond Collective

    This four-in-one St Kilda Road venue has a huge beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    The Retreat Hotel

    This dog-friendly pub has craft beer on tap, a pool table and serves up a belly-warming roast every Sunday.

  • Food & Drink

    Hello Sam

    Hefty American-style burgers, a decent vegan offering and handmade choc tops.

  • Food & Drink

    Green Burger

    100 percent plant-based fast food in Collingwood.

  • Food & Drink

    Elwood Bathers

    This all-day diner is located right on Elwood Beach.

  • Food & Drink

    Welcome to Thornbury

    A permanent food truck park boasting a rotating menu of street food snacks.

  • Food & Drink

    Up in Smoke

    Footscray's newest (and only) barbecue joint.

  • Food & Drink

    Leonard's House of Love

    Drink tinnies, down burgers, dance and play pool in Leonard's lounge room-like bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Marquis of Lorne

    The Marquis of Lorne is alive again with same old-pub charm and a modern Melbourne menu.

  • Food & Drink

    The Great Northern

    A pub for pub-lovers in Carlton North.

  • Food & Drink

    The Standard

    The bar offers a comforting retro vibe while outside is a breezy little oasis that's well worth the search.

  • Food & Drink

    Welcome to Brunswick

    The inner north's fairy-lit, dog-friendly food truck park and beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    Arbory Bar & Eatery

    With great views and even better food, this is one platform you won't mind getting delayed on. 

  • Food & Drink

    Newmarket Hotel

    Great pub fare, exciting architecture and a dedicated gig space — the Newmarket is a triple threat.

  • Food & Drink

    Bodriggy Brewing Company

    This 400-person brewpub in a former mechanics warehouse is home to a stack of beers on tap and a bottle shop is on the way.

  • Food & Drink

    Lulie Tavern

    Abbotsford's no-frills neighbourhood warehouse bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Staple Providore & Cafe - CLOSED

    A sunny St Kilda spot with streetside seating suitable for dogs.

  • Food & Drink

    The Tipsy Cow Malt & Vine Co.

    A neighbourhood bar that loves whisky and dogs.

  • Food & Drink

    Industry Beans

    A cafe and roastery getting everything right.

  • Food & Drink

    The Silverlake Social

    A Prahran bar sporting a pool table, Buffalo wings and an extensive back bar of hard-to-find American booze.

  • Food & Drink

    Joe Frank

    Homemade crumpets and a dog-friendly courtyard await at this sunny Ashburton cafe.

  • Food & Drink

    The Rose Fitzroy

    The Fitzroy mainstay has a new lick of paint and an upstairs wine bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Little Creatures Geelong Brewery

    This Fremantle-born brewery's east coast home features three bars and lots of booze.

  • Food & Drink

    The Rainbow Hotel

    Toast your outsides by the fireplace, while warming your insides with any of 100 different beers.

  • Food & Drink

    Oh Loretta

    A Northcote wine bar with fun snacks and a dog-friendly courtyard.

  • Food & Drink

    Abacus

    This Chapel Street eatery serves everything from breakfast and coffee through to pizza and cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Flatiron Side Door

    This charming wine bar and garden is a home away from home for Kew locals.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ascot Lot

    A beer garden, drinking hall and food truck stop for north west locals — and their dogs.

  • Food & Drink

    Republica

    A sprawling bar right on St Kilda Beach.

  • Food & Drink

    Morgan's Sorrento

    A sprawling restaurant serving seafood and local Mornington Peninsula beer and wine right on the foreshore.

  • Food & Drink

    The Vale Bar & Eatery

    A cosy Ascot Vale local with a strong selection of pizzas and 150 wines.

  • Food & Drink

    Harlow

    Richmond's Great Britain Hotel has been transformed into an all-occasions pub with a dog-friendly beer garden and lots of barbecued meats.

  • Food & Drink

    The Carringbush Hotel

    This 130-year-old pub is now slinging meat-free meals, wine on tap and more than 21 beers.

  • Food & Drink

    Swan Hotel

    Glide in and grab a pint or dance away the night in this classic Richmond bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Red Hill Brewery

    The Mornington Peninsula's home of beer and barbecue.

  • Food & Drink

    Blackman's Brewery

    A surfer's brewery and kitchen in Torquay.

  • Food & Drink

    Animus Distillery

    Kyneton's own gin distillery and cocktail bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Chotto Motto

    A gyoza and beer bar inside an art-covered Collingwood building.

  • Food & Drink

    The Shady Lady

    Make yourself at home at this dark but glittering dive bar on Johnston Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Bridge Road Brewers

    This award-winning brewery is worth the road trip to Beechworth — for both its beer and its pretzels.

  • Food & Drink

    Wombat Cafe & Store

    The Mornington Peninsula's all-vegan cafe where you pay for delicious plant-based fare and help fund an animal sanctuary at the same time.

  • Food & Drink

    Holgate Brewhouse

    Woodend's country pub and local brewer.

  • Food & Drink

    Rochford Wines

    One of the Yarra Valley's best-known wineries features a lakeside cellar door and top-quality pizza.

  • Food & Drink

    Dal Zotto Wines

    You go-to for pizza and prosecco in the King Valley.

  • Food & Drink

    The Local Taphouse St Kilda

    This Carlisle Street institution boasts 19 taps, two fireplaces and an indoor bocce court to boot.

  • Food & Drink

    Cornershop

    This corner cafe has become a Yarraville institution.

  • Food & Drink

    Local Folk

    A local Kensington corner cafe serving up coffee, wine and breakfast gnocchi.

  • Food & Drink

    Bright Brewery

    This out of town brewery has a 24-tap selection and a big outdoor terrace nestled in the mountains.

  • Food & Drink

    A Minor Place

    An unassuming cafe with some of the best haloumi in the north.

  • Food & Drink

    The Palace Hotel

    This South Melbourne pub has an impressive list of craft brews — and a resident dog.

  • Food & Drink

    Georgie Bass Cafe & Cookery

    Take a road trip down the Peninsula for a cooking class and a long lunch.

  • Food & Drink

    Second Wife

    This eastern suburbs cafe serves great coffee and healthy, vibrant meals.

  • Food & Drink

    Miss Mosesmay

    Miss Moses is where you come when you want to sink a sour, dig into a greasy, hangover-busting sanga and spend time with your four-legged friend.

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