Written by Gabriella Bellot
The dog days of summer are (almost) over. But that doesn’t mean your dog needs to be left behind.
We’ve compiled an updated list of local, pet-friendly places that we’re paw-sitive dog-owners + their furry friends will enjoy together.
🐶 Restaurants patios
Brewhaus, 224 Frazier Ave. | Sip on cold beer + relax outside with the company of your furry friend.
Hair of the Dog Pub, 334 Market St. | This appropriately-named pub welcomes dogs of all kinds to its patio — with bowls of water often provided.
Heaven & Ale, 342 E. Main St. | Dogs + humans alike can socialize at Heaven & Ale’s patio every Wednesday night at 4 p.m. for “Pups on the Patio.”
Market South, 1501 Long St. | Bring the pup to sit on 1 of Market South’s 2 covered outdoor patios for a 5 Wits brew + some food.
The Daily Ration, 1220 Dartmouth St. | With its large and open patio, this restaurant is the perfect place to bring your dog along.
Universal Joint, 532 Lookout St. | This is another restaurant with a huge, dog-friendly patio + ample outdoor seating.
Whitebird, 102 Walnut St. | Enjoy views of the river on the patio while your pup enjoys a doggie brunch menu.
🐶 Dog Parks + other parks open to dogs
Play Wash Pint, 113 Johnson St. | Socialize with a beer in hand + your furry friend playing at your feet — this unique park features a self-wash station for hassle free, post-play pup cleaning.
Heritage Dog Park, 1428 Jenkins Rd. | This membership-based park provides an off-leash environment for your dog.
Greenway Farm Dog Park, along North Chickamauga Creek in Hixson | This park includes a large, fenced, off-leash area with several agility ramps and water sources for dogs + owners.
Red Bank Dog Park, 798 Ben Miller Pkwy. | This park — located near White Oak Park — offers a spacious, fenced space for dogs to play off leash.
Reflection Riding, 400 Garden Rd. | Reflection Riding welcomes dogs on leashes to its park.
The Crash Pad Hostel, 29 Johnson St. | The hostel’s Hemingway Suite allows pets for a $25 fee.
The Edwin Hotel, 102 Walnut St. | This chic hotel has a 1 pet per room policy with a $150 fee per stay.
The Kinley Hotel, 1409 Market St. | Stay at this pup-friendly Southside spot + make sure to take your dog to The Exchange at Kinley for a doggie brunch menu.
The Read House Hotel, 107 W M.L.K. Blvd. | Furry companions are welcome in the hotel’s Manor Deluxe + traditional rooms for a pet fee of $100 per stay.
Rock City, 1400 Patten Rd. | Rock City welcomes any leashed pets to walk the Enchanted Trail or to dine in the pet section at Café 7 with you (featuring a menu just for pets).
Station Street Live, Station Street | This free family + dog-friendly street music event held on Thursdays hosts art vendors, food, and more.
NoogaPaws, 313 Manufacturers Rd. Ste. 111 | After your meal at 1 of the restaurants mentioned above, head down to this Northshore pet store to snag a little dessert for your pup.