Summer is here, and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than by spending quality time with your furry friend? Whether you’re a dog owner or just love seeing dogs out and about, dog-friendly patios offer the perfect setting for relaxing, socializing, and bonding with your favorite canine companions.

Dogs are pack animals and bringing them along to social outings enhances their happiness and well-being. In addition to making them happy, spending time with your pet in a welcoming environment can help reduce your stress levels and promote relaxation.

The top features of a dog-friendly patio to look for:

  • Spaciousness: Ample space for humans and dogs to move around freely, ensuring a comfortable experience for all sets of legs.
  • Water Bowls: Thoughtful patios provide fresh and clean water bowls to keep our furry friends hydrated, especially in the summer heat.
  • Dog Menu: Some establishments go the extra mile by offering special canine menus with healthy dog treats.

We’ve rounded up our favorite dog-friendly patios in Atlanta, complete with handy tips to ensure a paws-itive experience for you and man’s best friend.Unleash the Fun: Atlanta’s Top Dog-Friendly Patios for You and Your Pooch

Fetch Park – Locations in Buckhead, The Works, Alpharetta, and Old Fourth Ward

Our list begins with the ultimate dog-friendly social spot. With locations throughout Atlanta, Fetch is a dog park bar where dogs and humans can all interact. Now, dog owners don’t have to choose between their friends and their pups. Fetch provides a dog-loving community with a turf field for your pet to play, roam, and mingle, while you enjoy time with friends. A cooling station, Airstream bar, full coffee service, and several TVs make Fetch the ultimate hang out. Just make sure your dog is fully up to date on vet visits and vaccinations before visiting.

Sceptre Brewing Arts – Decatur

Sceptre has bites, brews, and plenty of covered outdoor space for dogs. It is Georgia’s first 100% craft malt certified brewery and beer garden and features weekly resident chefs. Grab your human friends and your furry friends and head to Decatur for a fun afternoon.

Noni’s – Edgewood

This neighborhood Italian restaurant off of Edgewood Avenue welcomes dogs. The restaurant’s back patio is the perfect spot for you to enjoy Italian delicacies like pasta and sandwiches while your dog begs for a bite. The bar will provide a fresh water bowl for your pup.

Nina & Rafi – The Beltline

Just a few blocks away from Noni’s is Nina & Rafi, a Detroit-style pizza joint situated on the Eastside Beltline, a popular walking path. The restaurant’s outdoor seating overlooks the trail making it the perfect place to stop while on a Beltline walk. Visit for weekend brunch and lunch, weekday happy hour, or daily dinner service and don’t forget to invite your dogs. Bone appetit!

Star Provisions Market & Cafe – West Midtown

This gourmet restaurant and market is a one stop shop for meat, seafood, cheese, and baked goods. The cafe serves breakfast and lunch plus features a market of gourmet offerings. Enjoy house-made charcuterie, the largest selection of Southern cheeses in the country, and fresh baked breads, cakes, cookies, and pastries alongside your furry friend on Star Provisions’ large covered patio. The market also carries treats, bones, and collars for the dog.

Neighbors Pub – Virginia Highland

This Virginia-Highland staple includes a huge outdoor patio with plenty of room for you and your pup. Keep your dog cool under the covered areas or near one of the many outdoor fans.

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Daily Chew – Piedmont Heights

Situated between Morningside and Lindbergh, Daily Chew is an Israeli and South African-inspired cafe slinging specialty coffee, breakfast, brunch, and lunch. The menu focuses on high-quality, fresh ingredients and serves food that is good for you and the planet. The restaurant offers a few outdoor tables where dogs are always welcome. From plates to bowls, pita sandwiches, and salads, Daily Chew is a must-visit destination.

Taverna – Buckhead

Indulge in Northern Italian classics at this Buckhead Village restaurant with a dog-friendly patio. Enjoy Italian weekend brunch and daily lunch and dinner. Taverna’s patio is always bustling on a pretty summer day.

Fellows Cafe – Roswell

We think Fellows is one of the best brunches in the area and definitely worth the drive for those that live intown. Located off Canton Street in Downtown Roswell, Fellows specializes in homemade breakfast, brunch, and lunch. The restaurant is housed in an old house and the front porch is shaded by an old oak tree. We recommend one of the loaded toast combinations on rustic sourdough, The Usual, or the Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes, although you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. You can even sneak your dog a bite of eggs or bacon.

If you’re bringing your dog with you for yappy hour, make sure the follow these tips.

  • Leash Up: Keep your dog on a leash unless the establishment specifically mentions off-leash play areas.
  • Clean Up: Always carry waste bags and clean up after your pet.
  • Respect Others: Not everyone is comfortable around dogs, so be mindful of other patrons and keep your pet leashed, well-behaved, and under control.

When taking your pet out and about with you, it’s best to drive your own car as many rideshare services have restrictions on pet riders. Good news for you – ParkMobile is available city-wide and always pet friendly. You can find ParkMobile zones in all the neighborhoods highlighted above. To start a parking session, enter the zone number found on ParkMobile signs or on the left side of Atlanta parking signage directly into the ParkMobile app to begin your parking session. You can refer to us as “BarkMobile” now.