Winter is here, but never fear, NYC has you and Fido covered (literally)! In the summer months there is no shortage of restaurants and bars offering dog-friendly, patio seating, but did you know that there are actually places to imbibe that welcome four-legged friends all the way up to the bar? From breweries and trivia nights to New York’s first truly dog-friendly restaurant, this city’s purveyors of consumables (at least the cool Downtown and Brooklyn folks) don’t disappoint.
On a more serious note, grabbing a pint or a latte with your pup isn’t just about the novelty, it’s about socialization. As the temperature drops, precipitation becomes snow-like, and the sidewalks fill up with brown, slushy, slippery muck, we New Yorkers and city-dwellers across the northern hemisphere tend to hole up. But dogs need socialization all year-round, and while its best to get outside with other dogs in a playful environment, being around different sights, sounds, smells, people, and dogs in a bar or restaurant is also beneficial.
We’ve put together a non-exhaustive list of some of our favorite dog-friendly spots, but we recommend checking out your local bars and speaking to the manager about their pet policy. Most places that serve food do not permit dogs inside, but some bars don’t have kitchens and allow customers to order outside delivery – these places often permit dogs. We love grabbing a drink with our pups at a local bar and having a pizza delivered on a chilly night. Give it a try!