Best Places to Bring Your Pup in the City

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From dog-friendly restaurants to hidden surprise treats, there are plenty of places to bring your pup along in the big city.

Restaurants/Bars

BARKING DOG $$

Upper East Side // 1678 3rd Ave

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The Barking Dog is as dog-friendly as its name suggests. This cafe is decked out in doggy decor. It also has a doggy water fountain outside--a perfect spot for you and your pup on hot weekend days.

 

LUCKYDOG $

Williamsburg // 303 Bedford Ave

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Luckydog allows pups inside and in their outdoor area, which they often set up with little kiddie pools for dogs on hot days. They have great happy hour deals, so you can squeeze in your after work drinks and a sunset walk with your dog to end your day.

 

GRAND BANKS $$$

Tribeca // Pier 25

Grand Banks welcomes dogs on its sailboat bar docked at Pier 25. The completely outdoor bar gives off a nautical beach vibe and has some great photo ops for you and your pup.

 

CLINTON HALL $$

Financial District // 90 Washington St

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This refreshingly spacious NYC indoor/outdoor restaurant is great to give you and your dog a comfortable amount of room. The restaurant also features fun food like injectable donut holes that come with a syringe filled with chocolate and caramel.

 

THE GREY DOG $$

Chelsea // 242 W 16th St

The Grey Dog is adorned with dog art and welcomes pups in their outdoor seating area. They offer a traditional brunch menu as well as various lunch and dinner options.

 

Treats

STARBUCKS: Puppuccino

You don’t have to be the only one to enjoy Starbucks secret menu! Cue the puppuccino, a cappuccino cup of whipped cream for you dog to enjoy with you and your morning brew.

 

Shake Shack: Pooch-ini and Bag O’ Bones

   Marilyn De Amorim  with the Shake Shack Pooch-ini and her dog at the Madison Square Park location.

Marilyn De Amorim with the Shake Shack Pooch-ini and her dog at the Madison Square Park location.

Shake Shack is a dog-friendly establishment, and serves a couple of treats perfect for your furry friend. Our licensed real estate salesperson Marilyn De Amorim takes her dog to Shake Shack for the Pooch-ini. “Dogs love it!” she says. The Pooch-ini is a bowl of vanilla custard with peanut butter sauce and their very own ShackBurger dog biscuits. You can also take home five extra biscuits with their Bag O’ Bones.

 

Sprinkles: Doggie Cupcake

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Get your dog its very own pupcake! Sprinkles offers doggie cupcakes for just $2.50. It includes a sugar-free batter and a yogurt frosting--yummy and safe for any pup!

 

Milk and Cookies Bakery: Dog Bones

Milk and Cookies Bakery offers pumpkin and peanut butter flavored “Dog Bones” treats. The bakery is located in the West Village but also offers delivery options at various rates all over the city.

 

byChloe: Peanut Butter Bones

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By CHLOE’s vegan, all-natural peanut butter bones aren’t just tasty for your dog, but they also give back. “For every bag sold, $1 is donated to the Humane Society. Another perk: by CHLOE published their recipes online, so you can make them yourself as well!” managing partner Karla Saladino says.

 

Parks

CENTRAL PARK

Central Park has several off-leash areas which are great for your pup to prance around. As an added bonus, you and your dog can stop at Ballfields Cafe for a quick snack, located in the southwest region of the park.

 

MADISON SQUARE PARK DOG RUN

In addition to the dog-friendly Shake Shack located in the park that offers different doggie treats (see above), Madison Square Park has a great gated area for dogs to run around. It’s kept very clean and has plenty of seating for owners.

 

CHELSEA WATERSIDE PARK

This park offers more than just a little gravel space for dogs--it includes a bunch of boulders and mounds for dogs to play and explore. Fresh drinking water is also available for dogs in warmer months.

 

PROSPECT PARK DOG BEACH

If your dog is a swimmer, or just a furry fellow trying to cool off on warm days, this is the perfect park. The swimming area is gated off from the rest of the little lake, so your pup stays safe and won’t go too far.

 

TOMPKINS SQUARE DOG RUN

Located in Alphabet City, Tompkins Square Dog Run is incredibly spacious. In the summer there’s fresh drinking water and a little doggie pool. Tompkins Square also hosts the biggest Halloween dog parade in the city.