February 1, 2019
Trying to find a dog-friendly drinking den in Sydney is becoming increasingly less difficult thanks to a large number of pubs welcoming our four-legged friends.
As I sit here, gazing at the plethora of puppy photos of the wall of the Wayward Brewery in Camperdown, I sense a change is taking place.
I’m not sure if it’s because the laws have become less strict (unlikely) or that people are less willing to leave Fido at home, whatever it is Sydney’s watering holes are all the better for it.
So, when I was recently tagged in some canine-friendly nights like Tails and Ales in Petersham or a dog-friendly Australia Day event at the Botany View Hotel I knew things were definitely improving.
I’m grateful that people no longer have to feel guilty for downing a dry wine without taking the dog since they can now join you too at these fine Sydney establishments.
Named as one of the top 11 Dog-Friendly Venues in Sydney by Urban List, this pub will not disappoint your furry friends. Go along to one of their doggie events and you may well find your pooch on the Dogs of the Dale Hall of Fame for competition winners.
17 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
Bondi Beach Public Bar
This dog-friendly bar is right on Bondi Beach. It’s described as “a representation of a modern day pub”, and is a great place to enjoy delicious food in stylish surroundings.
180 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Forest Lodge Hotel
Located in Sydney’s smallest suburb, this pub is popular with locals and staff and students from Sydney University. Dogs can join their owners in the enclosed garden. Nominated in the TimeOut Pub Awards for its BEST Beer List. Look out for the local ginger cat that likes to hang out here. Situated just off Parramatta Road near Officeworks. Try the eggplant parmigiana!
117 Arundel St, Forest Lodge
BYO fur babies and keep yourself cool with one of their amazing spritzes. Only a 10-minute walk from the Sydney Opera House.
46 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo
This great little pub has a cute dog-friendly courtyard, cool wall art, and a tasty menu. Dogs are not only limited to the outside, but we have also seen them at the bar inside with their owners on rainy nights.
91 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown
MV Bistro & Wine Bar
Though it’s not strictly a pub, dogs are allowed to join their owners out the front of this restaurant and wine bar in Sydney. Serving Italian share food matched with a world of wine (local, International & funky) by-the-glass or the bottle.
397 Crown St, Surry Hills
The world’s first rosé bar and restaurant with its very own dog-friendly garden.
7 Kellett St, Potts Point
This independently owned local is so pet-friendly it even has designated puppy parking for your pooch. Dogs can expect a warm welcome here.
91 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Dogs are allowed in the large courtyard of this popular pub in the heart of Surry Hills. Join in with their fun dog show events held at certain times of the year.
354 Bourke St, Surry Hills
The Collaroy Hotel
Chill out in the dedicated Canine Corner in the new annex Pelican Pavilion.
1064 Pittwater Rd, Collaroy Beach
Located in Newtown, Sydney, this brewery has a fantastic vibe with a classic local beer hall and is dog-friendly. It’s home to my favourite cider and the ever-popular Newtowner! Not to be missed.
76 Wilford St, Newtown
One of my favourite haunts, this place is about as dog-friendly as it gets. It’s not easy to find though, tucked behind a side street but well worth it. Featuring a constantly changing tap list of craft-beer goodness that’s sure to keep beer lovers occupied. Join them for Dogs of Wayward Take Over event usually held in May. Canine friends allowed inside.
1 Gehrig Ln, Camperdown
White Cockatoo Hotel
This Inner west pub in Petersham serves craft beers and pubs food with a twist. Take your dog to join you for a night out.
30 Terminus St, Petersham
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