All dog owners have been in that awkward place where they want to go hang out with their friends, but they don’t want to leave their dog alone at home. Luckily, we live in Florida where the weather is almost always nice enough to grab a table outside on the patio and have your pup sit right beside you. Next time your friends text the group chat asking to grab a drink, suggest one of the dog friendly bars listed below and bring your pup.
Our list of dog friendly bars in Tampa Bay:
516 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
The Lodge is the perfect dog friendly bar for a weekend afternoon with your pup. They always have live music for a few hours on Saturday and Sunday. They also have really good deals for brunch and happy hour like $15 bottomless mimosas and $24 pitchers of sangria.
402 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Just a block down the road on Soho is WOB, with another huge patio and great weekend vibes. Their taps are always changing, so you can mix is up every weekend. There is a ton of room outside in the sun or in the shade if your pup starts getting too hot.
421 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33609
The name says it all. The Patio has tons of space for your furry friend to hang out while you grab a drink or two. They are open 365 days a year and are open until 3am, which makes it the perfect dog friendly bar to go literally all the time.
13937 Monroe’s Business Park, Tampa, FL 33635
1600 East 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
Both locations of Tampa Bay Brewing Company have a dog friendly outdoor space for you to sit with your pup. This brewery is also different from some others because they always have a full service restaurant and rotating tap list. You can view the live tap list online at all times to make sure you will find something you love.
1611 W Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606
Irish 31 has the cutest patio that looks out at Hyde Park and is the perfect dog friendly bar to bring your pup for an afternoon out. They have happy hour from 3pm to 7pm Monday through Friday and other specials on Saturday. Irish 31 has live performances most weekends. They even have treats for your dog, so they can eat while you do.
For more cool places in Tampa, check out Tampa Food Festivals in March and Weekend Farmer’s Markets Near The Bay.