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Dog Friendly Bars in New York City: A New Leash on Life

February 16, 2011

Dog-friendly bars

You’d never leave a good buddy chained to a pole outside in the freezing cold while you sat inside a cozy bar enjoying a pint (we hope). So why would you do the same to your dog? We’ve located five bars—even more awesome than Manhattan hound haunts The Horse Box, Tom and Jerry, Hogs and Heifers—where man’s best friend is encouraged to tag along.

1. Brooklyn Brewery Happy Hour | Williamsburg
Every Friday, the eco-friendly Brooklyn Brewery hosts Tasting Room happy hours where you can sample eight of their beer varieties ($4 each or $20 for six). They’ll provide the bar snacks (salty nibbles from Ovenly) if you provide the pooch.

2. LIC Bar | Long Island City
Water bowls abound in this Queens watering hole revered for its come-as-you-are vibe. Check the pretension at the door and guzzle some suds while you listen to live music (every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) or participate in Laugh and Learn trivia nights (every Thursday).

3. Barcade | Brooklyn
Stop by this bark-friendly bar by 8pm to avoid a wait for the many retro arcade games like Pacman, Donkey Kong, Frogger and Tetris. Let your pooch pick a song on the jukebox and enjoy the expansive selection of local and craft beers. Come back in the springtime and unwind outdoors with your woogie.

4. Mission Dolores | Park Slope
This airy, no-nonsense beer garden caters to hooch hounds and furry hounds alike. The extensive beer list may seem overwhelming, so here’s a tip–order the cask ale. Not only is it delish, it’s awesome to watch the bartender serve it à la the old-school lever.

5. Moonshine | Red Hook
Wag with friends, leash in hand, at this homey bar. We’re not joking about the homey part–during the summer you can bring your own meat and grill it on the back patio, just like you would at your own place.

Photo: Courtesy of saikiishiki

Originally written for offManhattan.

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  1. May 12, 2011 8:35 am

    Managing pet-friendly Manhattan rentals, it’s important for our tenants to know the locations to dog runs, parks, etc. We didn’t realize that there were so many pet-friendly establishments around the city, and this is a great resource for our tenants. Do you know of any pet-friendly pubs on Manhattan island?

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