Awesome Dog Friendly Restaurants and Bars in Austin

It’s that wonderful time of day – mealtime! If you’re anything like me and my dogs, you LOVE to eat and try new places together. We are lucky that Austin boasts several dog friendly spots. Here are just a few of our favorites:


Lustre Pearl East

The former Rainey Street spot has a new home in East Austin. What sounds better than an old converted house with drinks, snacks AND a jukebox? Lustre Pearl East also features a huge backyard with picnic tables and games. You’ll find their patio filled with pups, who are also allowed inside.


The Park

Who loves brunch? We love brunch! And The Park does brunch right with their famous brunch buffet. The Park is also a sports bar with plenty of TVs for you and Fido to watch the game. Locations on South Lamar and the Domain are both dog friendly with covered and heated patios. The Park is a great place to bark happy.


Star Bar

If you’re downtown with your pup, check out this relaxed, modern bar. You’ll enjoy Jenga, craft beer and patios for people watching on Sixth Street. The Violet Taco food truck is also onsite for totally tasty tacos. There is outdoor seating and also covered patio seating in the back with an artificial turf.


Shake Shack

This hip, counter serve chain offers a gourmet take on fast-food classics such as burgers and frozen custard. Shake Shack has a location on South Lamar and another in the Domain. Both Shacks allow dogs on their large patios and have plenty of seating. They even have a yummy sundae especially for doggies – the Poochini! Thanks to The Domain location for hosting a Yappy Hour with a special treat for BarkHappy users! All of our pups just loved their Poochinis!



A renovated home on Rainey is now a bar with specialty cocktails and local beers. The large backyard is dog friendly so your pup can listen to some live music with you.


Yard Bar

It’s time to play! Austin’s first restaurant and dog park brings together great food, great drinks, dogs and wifi. What more do you need? They have a “Dog Foods” section on their menu so Fido will be full too. Dogs need a day pass or membership to play in the off-leash dog park. Leashed dogs are welcome on the dining patio.


These are just a few of the many wonderful, dog friendly spots in Austin. To find more near you, download the BarkHappy app today. BarkHappy will show you the amenities offered at each spot, like water bowls, treats and covered seating. You can also connect with other users to meet up and explore Austin’s dog friendly spots together.


Do you and your dog have a favorite restaurant or bar in Austin? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook! Tag your photos of Fido out on the town with #BarkHappy for a chance to featured.