An afternoon spent in a big Sydney 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) plenty 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 bites of nachos under the table. Or even order him a meal of his own — you can do that at many of these spots (yep, some of them have dedicated canine menus).
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Sydney's Best Dog-Friendly Bars, Restaurants and Cafes
All of your friends — most importantly, those furry ones with four legs — are welcome at these friendly haunts.