The Best Dog Friendly Bars and Restaurants in Chicago

Updated April 4, 2018

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The Branch Manager Files


Little Teek, the Branch Manager at Chicago Rex documents her favorite dog friendly spots in Chicago.




Clark Street Ale House

Our favorite local spot. They don't serve food so dogs are welcome inside year-round, and you can bring in your own grub or snack on free popcorn and pretzels. On nice days there is also a beer garden, where they've hosted bocce ball leagues, yoga classes, and other cool stuff.

Meeting a Russian Bear Dog...puppy.


Parson's Chicken and Fish

The patio is a must-visit in Humboldt Park. For humans, there are Negroni slushies and fried chicken to get you energized to play ping pong in the beer garden.


Begyle Brewing

Play skeeball and drink craft beer. Begyle is one location of The Skee League, and also hosts tournaments from time to time. The brewery also has beer yoga classes and a stack of board games to play.



Bring your friends with you! Dogs are allowed on the sidewalk patio, humans only inside and in the beer garden. This bar and restaurant has games like bubble hockey and giant Jenga.


Burger Bar

Craft beer on tap and a variety of burgers. Dog friendly patio and generally a kid friendly restaurant with a photo booth inside.

"Give me some of your tots."



You can catch Teek lunching and brunching on the Beatrix patio in River North. In addition to a great food menu, Beatrix is part coffee house, serving Intelligentsia and Metric coffees. They have nitro coffee on tap and also have pressed juices.



In the private event space downstairs, dogs may be approved to join the party. Beermiscuous has a great selection of beers on tap and bottles to drink at the bar or take home. They host groups in their space for very low cost, and have a stack of board games near the counter. The private room downstairs has a TV and a dart board.


Taste of River North

During the summer, dog friendly street festivals and farmer's markets are a must. There are always refreshments and friends like Dog. Hotel and Daycare at the Taste of River North.



Patiently awaiting pizza leftovers while people watching.



Enjoy a meal with the potential to meet new friends.