At this point, you and your pup have been likely together every day for over an entire year, so the separation anxiety is REAL. This summer, don’t bother leaving your best fur friend at home to miss you, bring the little rascal out for a drink – if only just to say thank you for all of that companionship throughout quarantine. Here are 17 of our favourite pet-friendly patios in Calgary!
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The newest addition to this list is also one of the biggest pet-friendly patios in Calgary, having taken over one of the largest vacant spots in Mission. From the folks behind Kensington’s Scuba Jay’s and Top Notch Bar, along with Flirty Bird Chicken in Bridgeland and Chemical Steve’s on 17th Ave, College Bar is unpretentious, features a low-cost, high-value menu, and is pet-friendly!
Where: 1919 4 St SW
The Rose and Crown Pub is one of Calgary’s favourite pet-friendly joints. Located minutes away from a ton of Calgary’s best parks, this place is prime for spending a day with your furbaby! This spring, grab a brew and a bite while you and your put enjoy some fresh air and good ol’ people watching.
Where: 1503 4 St SW, Calgary, AB
Delicious hotspot Donna Mac has a wonderful pet-friendly patio, however, there’s kind of a catch. If we’re being honest, it’s just common courtesy, but if you have a ‘Marley & Me-type’ you’re going to have to leave them at home! And by that, we mean Donna Mac just asks that your dogs are well-behaved.
Where: 1002 9 St SW, Calgary
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YYC pups LOVE the Vin Room. Not only do they have several locations across the city each just as paw-sitively accommodating as the next they’ll also treat your dog as if they were also a paying customer. Though their patios are on the smaller side, the wine bar will give Fido complimentary treats and a custom-made dog bed.
Where: 2310 4 St SW, Calgary
Despite only having one pet-friendly table on their patio right now due to COVID, we figured that this one would still be important to mention. Ebarcardero actually has a private space reserved just for your special little floof and we appreciate that. After all, it’s still just another place where you can eat well and spend time with your furry pal!
Where: 208 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Thirsty? Our friends at the Marda Loop Brewing Co. love your dog almost as much as you do and are thrilled when you come through with a pooch. Good beer, cute pups, and fresh air? There’s really nothing better.
Where: 3523 – 18th Street SW
One Night Stan’s was actually the very first spot on 17th Ave to have a pet-friendly patio. Leash up your good boy and find a spot along the sunny strip because the only thing that could possibly make their Mac and Cheese any better, is good company – and we think your pooch might just be the best dining partner of all.
Where: 520 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Una Pizza and Wine on 17th ave is where a glass of wine and legendary ‘za awaits. Because they’ve really embraced the puppy-patio thing, It’s definitely not uncommon to walk by on 17th Ave and see more fluffy friends than people, and we love that.
Where: 618 17th Ave SW, Calgary
A full stomach, full glass, and a full heart? At the Beltliner, the most important meal of the day is even better with their pet-friendly patio. Stop by and have one of their signature caesars and a plate of bacon and then dog watch until your eyes hurt.
Where: 243 12th Ave SW, Calgary
This spring, roll through the Guild with your furry friend and enjoy a drink for you, an appie or two, and a bag of tasty treats for your pup. These folks really take pride in their pet-friendly patio and are more than happy to accommodate you and your pet. Ah, the service!
Where: 200 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Apparently, not only is Caffe Beano popular amongst hipsters or skaters, but it’s also inevitable for pups! or the pups! This spring, stroll down 17th and grab some incredible eats and something either on ice or piping hot, and relax with your best friend!
Where: 1613 9 St SW, Calgary
Located right next door to Cold Garden, The Ol’ Beautiful Brewing Company may as well just be an on-leash park with beer. This is a fantastic, super-friendly spot with cold drinks, wonderful staff, and a great pet-friendly patio.
Where: 1103 12 St SE
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A guide to the best pet-friendly patios in Calgary isn’t complete without Cold Garden. This Inglewood staple has upped its game with an even more impressive outdoor area, with picnic tables, turf, and probably the most dog-per-square-foot ratio of any patio in the city. Needless to say, it’s one of the cutest places to dog-watch and have a beer or two.
Where: 1100 11 St SE
Born Colorado is a great place to grab a drink no matter the company – but trust, us. Sipping a Hi Cutie right next to your cutie makes it just that much better. This summer leash up your furry friend and hit the deck for a cold one – you won’t regret it and your dog will LOVE it.
Where: 414 36 Ave SE #3
Known for their wide selection of drinks and their beer passport in hopes of helping you navigate it, Bottlescrew Bill’s has one of the inner-city’s best patios simply because its located in prime people-watching territory, its huge and most importantly – because it’s pup-friendly!
Where: 140 10 Ave SW, Calgary
CITIZEN BREWING COMPANY
Not only did Citizen Brewing Company have some of the best craft beer in the city, but they also just wrapped up patio renovations AND are totally dog friendly! This summer, claim a seat on their partially covered patio, soak in the not-too-hot sun and wind down with your bud and an ice-cold brew!
Where: 227 35th Avenue NE, Calgary
There you have it, folks! Some of the most pet-friendly patios in Calgary! Man, we can’t wait until the sun is out and the patios are set up and ready for us again! Which one do you plan on hitting first?