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10 Dog Friendly Spots in Charlotte, NC

Dog Friendly Spots in Charlotte, NC
Dog Bar - Charlotte NC

Check the leash at the door, and let your dog have full run of this awesome spot in NoDa. Frosty AC inside and chilled dog pools outside put this place near the top of the list for summer fun. Awesome bartenders, draft beer specials and sports to watch in every direction make it easy for you and your dog to blow off steam after a long day.

VBGB Beer Hall & Garden - Charlotte, NC

VBGB Beer Hall & Garden

920 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC 28206
(704) 333-4111

Select from 30 craft and import beers on draft, all poured from a clever tap that delivers your suds at a frosty 32 degrees. Bring your dog and that frosty glass on out to VBGB’s enormous patio and play trivia with friends or meet new ones at one of their oversized community picnic tables.

River’s Edge Bar & Grille - Charlotte, NC

River’s Edge Bar & Grille

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214
(704) 391-3900

Your dog may never understand why waves of humans scream with delight as they splash by in rafts or race overhead on the zip line, but that’s okay. This dog friendly restaurant with a view puts you both right in the center of the action. Located at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.

Wine Vault - Charlotte, NC

Beer drinkers have heart. In addition to a breezy, dog friendly outdoor patio and over 20 wines by the glass, this beloved spot in the University area also features craft beer pints starting at $4. Bring your dog and unlock your inner wino.

Thomas St. Tavern - Charlotte, NC

If your dog plays ping pong, you don’t want to miss this iconic neighborhood staple in Plaza Midwood. If she’s still learning or more into mingling with other dogs on the patio while you hone your table tennis skills between sips of a frosty cocktail, it fits the bill for that too.

Triple C Brewing Company - Charlotte, NC

Triple C Brewing Company

2900 Griffith St, Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 372-3212

Looking to start a family? Have a pint or two of the ‘Babymaker’ double IPA. If you’re happy with the leash and water bowl routine for now, you and your dog certainly won’t be the only ones at Triple C’s popular outdoor patio.

Luna’s Living Kitchen - Charlotte, NC

Luna’s Living Kitchen

2000 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 333-0008

Not the place to go if you’re craving BBQ, but when the heat kicks up this summer, you’ll be glad you went with a cold pressed juice or fresh made smoothie from Luna’s. And you and your dog will both love the shaded outdoor patio and the friendly vibe at this Southend favorite.

Jackalope Jacks - Charlotte, NC

Are you a serious soccer fan? Don’t be surprised if they have the South Wales girls high school finals on at this ‘football’ mecca. The place packs out for karaoke night trivia, and dogs are always welcome on Jack’s roomy outdoor patio. Brunch and Bloody Mary’s are legendary at this Elizabeth neighborhood favorite.

Zapata’s - Charlotte, NC

All three Charlotte area locations dish up crowd favorites like carnitas, tacos al carbon, and welcome dogs on the outdoor patio. Kids eat free on Sundays, so load up the family cruiser this summer and use the money you save on a couple of frozen margaritas for mom and dad.

Mellow Mushroom - Charlotte, NC

Mellow Mushroom

Find out how good your poker face is really worth on Poker night at Mellow Mushroom. Dogs are welcome on the patio, just be careful that your best friend doesn’t betray that pair of twos every time he scratches his left ear. Join the beer club, this summer, and earn points toward rewards while you navigate your way through their huge selection of craft beers.