Charlotteans love their dogs and it shows.

“Sit. Stay. Drink.”

Where To Bring Fido? Charlotte's Pet Friendly Spots

Dog Bar, NoDa

Where To Bring Fido? Charlotte's Pet Friendly Spots

Lucky Dog Bark and Brew with Diesel (courtesy of Kim Radke)

The tag line for Dog Bar which is located in Noda, The Arts District, pretty much says it all.  A bar where you and your pup can both socialize with humans and canines alike.  If you live further north, Lucky Dog Bark and Brew in Cornelius, has the same type of set up, although theirs is more comprehensive.  Lucky Dog also boosts a grooming salon, doggie daycare, and overnight boarding. Both bars are great places to get your fill of cute pups, while watching sports or chatting.



The Breweries, Wine shops, Coffeehouses too?

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Triple C Brewing during Barktoberfest


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I would double check with each individual brewery before going, but for sure NoDa Brewing,  Sycamore, and Triple C Brewing Co are all pet friendly.  Triple C actually co-hosted Barktoberfest last year with Barbara’s Canine Café and people came with their dogs in costume.


Where To Bring Fido? Charlotte's Pet Friendly Spots

Pint Central with Roxie and Dallas

As long as we are talking about places with outdoor patios that allow furbabies, let’s go ahead and be sure to mention: Pint Central, Heist Brewery, Solstice Tavern, Jack Beagle’s, Revolution Pizza, Kennedy’s, Jackalope Jack’s, Common Market,  Ozpresso, Smelly Cat.

Not to be left out, The Wine Shop at Rivergate allows pups on the patio, and will even bring them water.


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Diesel at Beef O Brady’s. Fort Mill (courtesy of K. Radke)


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barktoberfestThe US National Whitewater Center is a given.  In addition, come the warmer weather, folks will congregate once again for the River Jams on Thursday and Saturday nights.  Blankets, camping chairs, and dogs on leashes are the norm.  There’s also trail running and hiking where dogs are allowed, so long as they are leashed.

Dog Parks

Open seven days a week and free, dogs are allowed off leash to run and play.  Dogs must be current on vaccinations, and must follow park guidelines/rules. You have six locations to choose from: Frazier Park, Ramsey Creek park, Reedy Creek Park, McAlpine Creek Community Park, William R Davie District park, and Shuffletown Park. Click Here for more details.


Charlotte’s Pet Friendly Spots re Hitting the Outdoors

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Anne Close Springs

Crowder’s Mountain, Anne Close Springs, any of the local Greenways…

Where To Bring Fido? Charlotte's Pet Friendly Spots

Crowder’s Mountain



Woofstock, Barktoberfest, Bark in the Park, Fidofest, Paws in the Park