7 of the Best Dog Friendly Pubs and Restaurants in Liverpool

Tuesday 13th April 2021

National lockdown restrictions are lifting, the sun is blazing, we’re in the thick of spring… it’s the perfect conditions for you to make the most out of Liverpool’s outdoor hospitality scene!

Liverpool is a really gorgeous city to call home when the spring and summer months arrive, and there’s an abundance of pubs and restaurants you can visit for a refreshing beverage or a delightful bite to eat. If you don’t want to leave your dog behind in this lovely weather, then don’t fret as that’s not the only option you’re confined to! There are still ways you can soak up the sun with your pooch while supporting local hospitality businesses as they begin to open their doors for the first time in months.

Under current rules as of April 2021, people can visit a pub or restaurant in an outdoor environment. There are several dog-friendly pubs and restaurants scattered throughout the city and better yet, your dog doesn’t quite contribute to the Rule of 6 policy! We don’t think a visit to the Cat Cafe on Bold Street will quite go down so well, but the following businesses will welcome your dogs with open arms.

If you think we’ve missed a dog-friendly pub or restaurant in Liverpool, then please let us know. We’d love to hear from you with your suggestions on dog-friendly venues!

1. Kazimier Garden

These words have been on the lips of millions ever since January: “When do the beer gardens open?” Well, the good news is, they now are! The Kazimier Garden is considered by many to be one of the best beer gardens in Liverpool. This is a cosy and secluded venue that guarantees sun whenever it decides to show itself. As confirmed on their website, all dogs are welcome to pay a visit.

2. Santa Maluco

Are you a pizza lover? Then you simply have to visit Santa Maluco. The restaurant is perfectly situated on Castle Street, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre so that you can enjoy a tasty meal in peace. The street is currently part of the Without Walls scheme which has allowed local restaurants to expand their outdoor seating areas. Santa Maluco utilises the Brazillian rodizio all-you-can-eat format where you can eat a delicious range of pizzas.

3. BrewDog Liverpool

BrewDog has blown up in popularity across the country in recent years and it is one of the best places that you can take your dog. Based in the Ropewalks area of Liverpool, BrewDog is the place to be for incredible Burgers and Buffalo Chicken Wings. The food is best refreshingly washed down with one of the brand’s iconic draught beers. They even allow you to throw your dog a special birthday pawty! For just £5, your dog will receive a party hat and a dog-safe pancake.

4. Salt Dog Slims

Salt Dog Slims is home to a collection of word beers, bespoke cocktails and American-style chilli dogs. Sounds like the perfect combination for the spring weather! You can have everything from classic hotdogs with ketchup and mustard to the mouthwatering Texas BBQ hotdog. As with every pub and restaurant in this article, your dog can attend with you!

5. The Dead Crafty Beer Company

For our fifth choice of dog-friendly hospitality venues, we simply have to go with the Dead Crafty Beer Company. You can find the bar on Dale Street, just minutes from Liverpool’s shopping district. Where better to chill after a long day shopping or touring the city! Dead Craft Beer Company is where you will find some of the best craft beer and ale around. Dogs of all shapes and sizes will be welcomed and staff will supply them with fresh water and the bar’s personalised dog biscuits.

6. Cafe Tabac

Cafe Tabac is a continental cafe that has been around for decades. If you ask anyone who has ever visited Liverpool what their favourite cafe is, Tabac consistently comes out on top. Serving one of the best breakfasts around, your stomach will thank you! Cafe Tabac is based on Liverpool’s lively Bold Street and with the road currently closed off to encourage outdoor dining, you and your pooch won’t regret a visit.

7. PINS Social Club

As a relative newcomer to Liverpool’s vibrant city centre, PINS Social Club is an exciting location that has just about everything. Here you can expect to enjoy live music, bowling, table games, and much more! While most activities are currently on hold due to restrictions, the venue’s Roof section is now open. The Roof is a fantastic Covid-Secure spot to enjoy great company and refreshments under the beaming sun. Your dog is more than welcome here and they may even end up on the venue’s Instagram account – just don’t let stardom get to their head!

Is Doggy Day Care More Suited?

We know that not every situation is ideal for taking your dog with you. Your favourite spot for food and drink may not cater to dogs or you might just find the experience too much hassle – after all, even pet parents need a break from their pooch from time to time. If you’re planning on having a bit too much to drink, then it may be best not to bring your dog along, even if just to save the dog’s humiliation of watching their human embarrass themselves!

With all that said, your dog doesn’t need to stay at home. We are a doggy day care centre in Liverpool and it is our commitment to making sure dogs have a fun, playful and relaxing day with us. We can accept bookings from just three hours to a full day. So if you’re planning on a day out, get in touch with us today and we’ll look after your dog for you.