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Dog-friendly guide for Chattanooga, TN

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, 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.

🐾 Breweries

  • Oddstory Brewing Co. | This brewery’s beer garden is dog-friendly. Bonus: On the third Saturday of every month enjoy “Yappy Hour” to connect with local pet service providers and dogs can try out a “shot” of K9 Moonshine (Tennessee-brewed bone broth for dogs).
  • 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.
  • Cherry Street Brewing | Pups are welcome, but limited to the outdoor patio space at this Northshore brewery.
  • 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 Brewinga 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 | 1885 Grill pup

This pup is repping its 1885 Grill gear.

🐾 Restaurants

  • 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 your pup to enjoy brunch or lunch outside on its large + open patio.
  • Flying Squirrel | Dogs are welcome to join you for your dinner plans on the restaurant’s 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
NOOGAtoday | Play Wash Pint

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

Photo by @playwashpint

🐾 Parks

  • 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.

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.

🐾 Hotels

  • Moxy Chattanooga Downtown | Two pets (50 pounds max) are allowed to stay with you during your trip with a $50 non-refundable fee.
  • The Crash Pad | This hostel’s Hemingway Suite is a pet-friendly accommodation while you explore the city.
  • The Edwin Hotel | This chic hotel allows one dog (40 pounds max) per room with a $150 non-refundable pet fee.
  • 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.
  • The Westin Chattanooga | Two pets are welcome to stay with you at this West Village hotel with a $50 non-refundable pet fee per night.
NOOGAtoday | Chatt Whiskey pup

Bring your pup along to try out some Tennessee whiskey.

🐾 Activities

  • The Barn Nursery | Shop for all your plant + garden needs with your pup by your side.
  • Rock City | Bring your pup 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 26.
  • Running of the Chihuahuas | This annual event hosted by Hits 96 features a Chihuahua race and a best-dressed pup contest.
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