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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.
By Concrete Playground
May 17, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
May 17, 2022
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  • Food & Drink

    Coffee Supreme Brookvale

    This fan-favourite New Zealand coffee roaster has just opened its first Sydney cafe and roastery.

  • Food & Drink

    Uncanny

    This family-run King Street bar is serving up za'atar margaritas, lamb mince hummus and an array of Mediterranean eats.

  • Food & Drink

    The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre

    Located inside Hawke's Brewery, this neighbourhood pub harks back to pubs of the 1980s and serves an Australian-Chinese bistro menu with deep-fried Viennetta.

  • Food & Drink

    Jack Gray

    This south Sydney cafe trades the coffee cups for wine glasses and sandwiches for tacos, turning into a wine bar two nights a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Backyard at The Alex

    This iconic Sydney pub returns with an expansive beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    General Gordon Hotel

    This inner west stalwart has reopened three years after being torn down by a fire and now features a dog-friendly courtyard and a bistro fitted with a woodfire oven.

  • Food & Drink

    Cafe Treeo

    A beloved local cafe along Sawtell's fig tree-lined shopping strip.

  • Food & Drink

    Elm Rooftop Bar

    This rooftop cocktail bar above The Taphouse is serving a variety of hard seltzers, plus orange wine by the glass.

  • Food & Drink

    Berkelo

    Head here for freshly baked croissants, long-fermented sourdough breads and top-notch coffee.

  • Food & Drink

    Mschief

    Low-sugar baked goods and unexpected brunch dishes await at this Crows Nest cafe.

  • Food & Drink

    7th Day Brewery

    Visit Brookvale's local taphouse for award-winning brews, live tunes and cheap eats.

  • Food & Drink

    The Duke of Enmore

    This new-look Enmore Road mainstay has vegan pub eats, 'Big Buck Hunter' and picklebacks aplenty.

  • Food & Drink

    Small's Deli

    A Potts Point hole-in-the-wall slinging A-plus sandwiches.

  • Food & Drink

    Old Gold Cafe

    Try specialty coffee, single-origin Ecuadorian hot chocolates and sour cherry bagels inside an old confectionery warehouse.

  • Food & Drink

    Albion Hotel

    Parramatta's late-night, dog-friendly pub.

  • Food & Drink

    Honkas Bar + Eats

    A Potts Point eatery with pan-Asian food and free snacks for dogs.

  • Food & Drink

    Outfield

    A parkside cafe with a picnic-appropriate menu and A-plus coffee.

  • Food & Drink

    The Grounds of Alexandria

    The Grounds is innovative, idealist and a little bit chic — in the best possible way.

  • Food & Drink

    The Kurrajong Hotel

    The Erskineville pub has a new look and a new menu of craft brews thanks to the Gurdys team.

  • Food & Drink

    The Glebe Hotel

    This historic pub has been given a new name and dog-friendly courtyard.

  • Food & Drink

    The Old Fitzroy Hotel

    This Woolloomooloo pub has award-winning chef Anna Ugarte-Carral in the kitchen and natty wines behind the bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Rocks Brewing Co

    Brews inspired by the dubious characters of colonial past.

  • Food & Drink

    The Oxford Tavern

    This Petersham pub has reopened with a leafy beer garden and focus on craft beer.

  • Food & Drink

    Sunset Diner

    A millennial pink, Miami-inspired 'shake shack' on the northern beaches.

  • Food & Drink

    Redfern Surf Club

    An Australiana-themed bar with cocktails in cans and a taxidermy ibis.

  • Food & Drink

    The Carpenter

    It's all in the details at this cafe hidden inside a warehouse in the backstreets of Leichhardt.

  • Food & Drink

    Rollers Bakehouse

    A beachside bakehouse and specialty coffee shop from the guys behind Showbox Coffee and Butter Boy Bake.

  • Food & Drink

    Manly Spirits Co. Distillery Tasting Bar

    This northern beaches distillery makes gin from kelp and sea parsley — and you can try it at its bar three days a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Yulli's Brews

    A 100 percent vegan (and dog-friendly) taproom and restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    The Vic On The Park

    This old Marrickville gem has been given the full Merivale treatment and it's totally working it.

  • Food & Drink

    West Juliett

    A firm Marrickville favourite for breakfast, brunch and lunch.

  • Food & Drink

    Naked Brew

    This Erskineville cafe serves coffee and brekkie — and doggy-chinos and doughnuts for your dog.

  • Food & Drink

    Baby Coffee Co.

    Neon, pastels, good coffee and great cocktails abound at this Waterloo spot.

  • Food & Drink

    Sauce Brewing Co.

    Sample Sauce's beers fresh from the source.

  • Food & Drink

    Cuckoo Callay on Crown

    A second outpost for the team behind one of Newtown's busiest (and best) brunch spots.

  • Food & Drink

    Sneaky Possum

    Chippendale's multifaceted bar can satisfy your morning caffeine fix and your late-night margarita craving.

  • Food & Drink

    Botany View Hotel

    An iconic south King Street watering hole.

  • Food & Drink

    Wildflower Brewing & Blending

    Pay a visit to Marrickville's barrel-aged wild beer brewery and bar.

  • Food & Drink

    No. 5 Restaurant and Bar

    Once a gemstone processing facility, now a local restaurant with a cosy fire, craft beer and a pooch area.

  • Food & Drink

    Golden Barley Hotel

    A family-owned pub with a leafy beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    East Village Hotel

    The three-tiered Darlinghurst pub gets a new life with an upstairs sports bar and rooftop terrace.

  • Food & Drink

    Cornersmith Annandale

    Marrickville's most sustainable cafe expands to Annandale.

  • Food & Drink

    Three Blue Ducks Rosebery

    This big, bright outpost of a Bronte fave brings farm-to-table ethos and darn good coffee to Rosebery’s up-and-coming food precinct.

  • Food & Drink

    The Grifter Brewing Co.

    Marrickville's home of watermelon pilsner.

  • Food & Drink

    The Golden Sheaf

    Double Bay's best beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    The Noble Hops

    Redfern's dedicated craft beer bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Henry Lee's

    This cafe has a strong emphasis on community, sourcing produce and drinks from local businesses.

  • Food & Drink

    The Newport

    Merivale's northern jewel in the crown.

  • Food & Drink

    The Erko

    This dog-friendly local is now all 'bout American barbecue.

  • Food & Drink

    Public House Petersham

    The Newington has had one helluva reno.

  • Food & Drink

    The Carrington

    Another old school pub gets new life.

  • Food & Drink

    The Winery

    Drinking classy means having a 'champagne bell' alert the waitstaff when your glass gets empty.

  • Food & Drink

    Cuckoo Callay

    One train station cafe that's very worth your time.

  • Food & Drink

    The Duck Inn Pub & Kitchen

    Across from the Seymour Centre and hidden just out of view from the hustle of Cleveland Street is a real quacker of a pub.

  • Food & Drink

    The Henson

    An ex-dive bar is revived — and the best bit is that there's no novelty theme to fall back on.

  • Food & Drink

    Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

    Stripy umbrellas, schoolyard benches and tres cute Breton-striped waitstaff add to the beachside charm.

  • Food & Drink

    Four Ate Five

    Yes, on the weekends you'll be hard pressed to bag a seat straightaway, but it's definitely worth waiting it out.

  • Food & Drink

    The Beresford Hotel

    A Surry Hills pub with one of the best courtyards in town.

  • Food & Drink

    The Courthouse Hotel

    The unpretentious, grungy gem of Newtown with one of the finest outdoor courtyards in Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Cricketers Arms Hotel

    Known more intimately as the Crix, this is the kind of local that will make you want to move into the area.

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