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Dog-friendly guide for Chattanooga

Explore these dog-friendly places in Chattanooga that span from places to eat, drink, exercise, and stay the night.

NOOGAtoday | Oddstory pup

Oddstory Brewing Co.'s beer garden is dog-friendly.

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Round of a-paws, please. From hitting the trails like a hike to Rainbow Falls to spoiling your pup with royal treatments at The Read House Hotel, it only makes sense that Chattanooga is filled with a plethora of places eager to welcome you and your furry friend.

Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, hitting up the walking bridge, or just dining out, well bone appétit. Get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly spots around the Scenic City.

Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels, and events, too.


  • Oddstory Brewing Co. | This brewery’s beer garden is dog-friendly.
  • The Greenhouse Barrel and Taproom | This 21+ establishment is dog-friendly inside and out — grab some brews and play some of the many board games available.
  • Chattanooga Brewing Co. | Sip on German-style ales and lagers with your pups by your side on the brewery’s patio.
  • The Tap House & Empyreal Brewing | This St. Elmo brewery has a pet-friendly outdoor seating area + water bowls available for your pup.
  • Naked River Brewing Co. | Enjoy your brews with your dog on the brewery’s spacious patio — dogs must remain on a leash. The brewery also offers CBD dog treats from local business, LoLo.
  • Hutton & Smith Brewing Co. | Although known as a cat lovers’ bar, pups are welcome in the taproom + in the outdoor seating area.
  • Five Wits Brewing Co. | Sip on some brews while enjoying the large outdoor seating area with your furry friend — you might even catch some live music performances from Barrelhouse Ballroom.
  • Tanasi Brewing and Supplies | This brewery has 4,000 sqft of outdoor space in the back of the brewery for you and your pup to enjoy.
NOOGAtoday | Massey's Kitchen

Maybe your pup can have a little treat, too.


  • 1885 Grill | This St. Elmo spot was ranked on Yelp’s Top 100 Dog-friendly Restaurants in the US list. Bring your pups out on the patio for fresh water + treats.
  • Universal Joint | This full-service neighborhood restaurant has a massive patio with ample outdoor seating for you and your pup.
  • Brewhaus | Sip on cold beer + relax outside with the company of your furry friend.
  • Hair of the Dog Pub | This appropriately-named pub welcomes dogs of all kinds to its patio — with bowls of water often provided.
  • The Daily Ration | Bring the doggos to enjoy brunch or lunch outside on its large + open patio.
  • The Feed Table & Tavern | Pups are welcome in the spot’s covered patio space.
  • State of Confusion | Whether it’s for brunch, lunch, dinner, or drink plans — dogs are welcome to join you in the outdoor patio space.
  • Niedlov’s Bakery & Café | Grab your pastries + coffee and sit with your pup at the bakery’s outdoor patio area.
  • Milk & Honey | Although dogs aren’t permitted in the covered patio area of the restaurant, dogs are welcome to join you in the take-out bar area — don’t forget to get a pup cup.
  • Food Works | Enjoy quality bites + drinks with your four-legged friends on the large outdoor patio.
  • Mean Mug Coffeehouse | Both the Northshore and Southside coffee shop locations welcome pups in the outdoor seating areas.
  • Be Caffeinated | Get your coffee fix and bring your pup to this coffee spot’s dog-friendly Northshore location.
  • Massey’s Kitchen | Soak up the sun on this Lookout Mountain spot’s dog-friendly patio.
  • Shady’s Corner | This Southside bar and deli welcomes pups out in the beer garden.
  • Outpost Bar + Restaurant | This spot has a dog-friendly patio that welcomes leashed pups.
  • Uncommon Coffee Bar | Sip on your coffee in the green space out front with your furry friends. Bonus: This spot also offers pup cups.
NOOGAtoday | Play Wash Pint

Bring your pup to this dog park (and more) located in the heart of Chattanooga’s Southside.

Photo by @playwashpint


  • Play Wash Pint | 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. Check out memberships or daily pass options
  • Heritage Dog Park | This membership-based park provides an off-leash environment for your dog.
  • Greenway Farms Dog Park | This park includes a large, fenced off-leash area with several agility ramps and water sources for dogs + owners.
  • Renaissance Park | This park asks that pets remain on a leash. Note: While Renaissance Park is pup-friendly, nearby Coolidge Park does not allow dogs.
  • Red Bank Dog Park | This park — located near White Oak Park — offers a spacious, fenced space for dogs to play off-leash.
  • Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center | Dogs on leashes are welcome to join you while you explore Reflection Riding’s campus.
  • Sculpture Fields at Montague Park | This art-filled park welcomes leashed dogs + has two stations at the front of the park for cleanup.
  • GoDog Chattanooga | This recently opened business has an outdoor dog park and bar + offers boarding, daycare, and bathing services.

Bonus: Looking to hit some hiking trails with your pup? Check out our comprehensive hiking guide with dog-friendly trails noted.

NOOGAtoday | Kinley Hotel pup

Don’t fret, you’re four-legged friends can stay with you on your trip to Chattanooga.


  • Moxy Chattanooga Downtown | Two pets (50 pounds max) are allowed to stay with you during your trip with a $50 non-refundable fee per night.
  • The Crash Pad | This hostel’s Hemingway Suite is a pet-friendly accommodation while you explore the city.
  • Kinley Chattanooga Southside | Two pets are allowed per room with a $100 non-refundable pet sanitation fee.
  • The Read House Hotel | This historic hotel allows furry companions in its manor deluxe + traditional rooms with a $100 non-refundable (plus taxes) pet fee.
NOOGAtoday | Chatt Whiskey pup

Bring your pup along to try out some Tennessee whiskey.


  • The Barn Nursery | Shop for all your plant + garden needs with your pup by your side.
  • Rock City | Bring your furry friend with you on your adventures to Rock City. Swing by Café 7 for a special menu just for pets — dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge | Bring your pup for a stroll along the walking bridge for views of the city and the Tennessee River.
  • Bluff View Art District | Leashed pets are allowed on the patios of the district’s restaurants + other outdoor areas.
  • Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery | While dogs aren’t permitted in the production or barrel room, the distillery’s tasting room + patio are dog-friendly.
  • Chattanooga Ghost Tours | Generally friendly, well-behaved pets on a leash are welcome on the Murder & Mayhem tour. Note: There may be some stops at inside locations or cemeteries where dogs can not enter.
  • Chattanooga Lookouts | Bring your dogs to the ballgame on the Chattanooga Lookouts “Dogs at the Diamond” days. The first dog-friendly event of the season is on Wednesday, April 10.
  • Running of the Chihuahuas | This annual event hosted by Hits 96 features a Chihuahua race and a best-dressed pup contest.
  • St. Elmo Corgi Parade | Bring your corgi for a stroll through St. Elmo — bonus points if you dress them up in a costume — keep an eye out for the announcement date.

Outfit your dog

Now that you know where you’re taking your furry friend, don’t forget to shop the best dog accessories and supplies to make your adventure a success.

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