We love dogs here in San Francisco. We bring them into work with us and take them through our neighborhoods and parks. We also wine and dine with them because San Francisco dining establishments recognize the more pups, the merrier. Here are some of our favorite dog-friendly bar and restaurant picks:
If you’re looking for a cozy, dog-friendly bar with solid cocktails and one-dollar peanuts, the Homestead is your place. Patrons love this bar because of the vintage decor and quaint, intimate feel. Think Victorian-style wallpaper, pressed-tin ceilings, a fireplace, jukebox and conversation-worthy paintings. Add puppies into the mix and you got a Mission neighborhood favorite.
Type: American, Breakfast and Brunch
Park Chow is a fantastic weekend brunch spot to relax with your pooch. Sit outside in their heated, dog-friendly patio area and chow down on some classic brunch favorites. Park Chow’s puppy-loving staff will gladly bring out a bowl of water for your dog. When you’re finished, walk a few blocks over to Golden Gate Park to a little exercise in with your furry companion.
Neighborhood: Dog Patch/Potrero Hill
Harmonic Brewery is a hidden gem in Dog Patch where you can sip a citrusy, hoppy Sky Dog IPA with your dog. Or try any other of their 12 beers on tap. Relax and watch the game on one of their large 55” HDTVs and nosh on some yummy eats from the food trucks outside. Parking is a breeze so squeeze your two-legged humans and four-legged fuzzies in your car and check this place out.
Type: Wine & Tapas Bar
Unwind with a glass of wine at one of Etcetera Wine Bar’s outdoor, dog-friendly tables. This upscale wine bar off of Valencia Street offers an extensive wine list from all around the world and a fabulous French-style pizza called flammenkueche.
Neighborhood: Cow Hollow
Type: Sports Bar
This sports bar is a family-owned business that has been around since 1919. There are more than a couple dozen flat screen TV’s for your sports-viewing pleasure. Head on over any day of the week to enjoy a brew and root for your favorite team with your favorite furry companion. Just be aware this place gets packed on weekends and popular game days – something to keep in mind for crowd-sensitive pooches.
Neighborhood: Cole Valley
Type: French, Breakfast & Brunch
Zazie loves dogs so much they’ve dedicated every Monday night to them. Come for Monday dinner and you will get free dog treats for your pooch and $10 off any bottle of wine. Head on over any other day of the week for breakfast, lunch or dinner and sit on their heated, dog-friendly patio.
Neighborhood: Financial District, Union Square
Cuisine: American, Southern
If you’re craving some tasty Southern comfort food and quality time with Fido, head on over to the classy Hops & Hominy. They have a dog-friendly patio where you can enjoy a craft-brewed beer and your favorite dishes from the deep South.
Type: Mexican, Vegan
For all you vegetarian and vegan puppy parents out there, Gracias Madre has a dog-friendly patio and exceptional organic Mexican food. Everything on the menu is vegan, and it’s so tasty even omnivores and carnivores will leave satisfied and raving about their meal.
Type: Asian Fusion, Japanese
Skool has a dog-friendly, outdoor seating area where you can enjoy artisan cocktails and tasty, innovative dishes with Japanese flair. The restaurant even has a family dog, Guapo, who hosts nightly “Yappy Day” specials for K-9s and humans.
Type: Breakfast and Brunch, Cafe
Located off of the Marina’s lively Union Street, Rose’s Cafe is an excellent little breakfast and brunch spot with a mom and pop feel. They have dog-friendly outdoor patio perfect for relaxing and basking in the sun with your pooch at your feet. Popular plates include their French Toast, Bread Basket, Breakfast Pizza and Polenta dish.
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
Type: Cafe, Coffee & Tea
Sometimes you just need to catch up on work and park it a neighborhood cafe with good coffee and solid wifi. Cafe La Vie has both of those things and is dog-friendly. They even have dog treats available at their front counter.
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Type: Argentine Cuisine, Burgers
If you find yourself around Pier 39 and/or need to satisfy a craving for burgers or Argentine food, stop by Taguito with your furry companion. This city restaurant is a permanent food truck with outdoor picnic benches, perfect for a bit on sunny days. They have a homemade chimichurri sauce that’s to die for.
Here’s a list of additional dog-friendly bars & restaurants. Are we missing your favorite spot to hang out with your pooch? Fill us in!