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  • The 5 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Charlotte

    by Andrew Borgschulte

    Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the fastest-growing cities in the US and a hub for financial institutions. It is also home to a ton of dog owners. Let’s take a look at the five best dog-friendly restaurants Charlotte has to offer.

    A photo of the Charlotte skyline at night.

    The Dog Bar

    With a name like that, it’s pretty easy to see what this place is all about. So what is The Dog Bar like? It is similar to a dog park where dogs are off-leash in a safe fenced-in environment. They can run and play in the climate-controlled indoors or outdoors on the Astroturf under a completely shaded patio. The patio is cooled with a misting system in the summer and enclosed and heated in the winter. 

    The Dog Bar is a great local neighborhood hangout that offers live music and great drink specials including an extensive list of beer, liquor, and several wines. No food is served, however, there are menus to all the great restaurants in NODA and surrounding areas for take-out.

    The Dog Bar provides a fun, relaxing environment! If you plan on bringing your furry friends, there is an annual membership fee of $10 per dog and a membership form must be completed. You must be at least 21+ to enter.

    Jack Beagle’s

    JackBeagle’s is a cozy neighborhood hangout with a little attitude and a whole lot of flavor. Everything there is made fresh in house and crafted with care. Their goal is to provide a comfortable and fun atmosphere with great service and specials all while supporting Charlotte’s great local art, craft beer and live music! 

    Dogs are welcome on the patio at any time. JackBeagle’s is open traditional hours as well as early for breakfast at 9 am on the weekends and they have Charlotte’s best late-night menu available until 2 am 7 days a week, so stop by and see what they are all about!

    Lucky Dog Bark and Brew

    Another of the top dog-friendly restaurants in Charlotte that has really leaned into the theme, this place offers an incredible amount of dog-centric fun. They provide daycare & boarding services 7 days a week and you can drop off as early as 6 am during the week and 7 am on the weekends.

    Whether your dog is ready for a fun day of play in our amazing daycare or wants to stay overnight while you are away, the staff at Lucky Dog is ready to love your pup just like you do! Lucky Dog Bark and Brew asks that only guests 21 and older and their dogs enter our facility. ALL dogs must be up to date on all vaccines, friendly and fixed if they are older than 6 months.

    Just as with public dog parks, all dog owners will be responsible for cleaning up and monitoring their dogs. Numerous receptacles are provided for animal waste throughout the facility. 

    Boudreaux’s Louisana Kitchen

    This authentic Cajun restaurant offers up all of your favorite New Orleans classics and has a great patio that you and your pup can enjoy. From jambalaya to gumbo, to their much-loved beignets during weekend brunch, this place has it covered.

    Boudreaux’s is located in North Davidson (NoDa for short), the city’s arts and entertainment district that includes eclectic galleries and music venues, as well as artisan shops and stores.

    NoDa Brewing Company

    NoDa Brewing Company opened its production and taproom doors in October of 2011 and offers a wide variety brews – from World Beer Cup award-winning IPAs to funky sours and craft spiked seltzers, to knock-your-socks-off imperial stouts, and everything in between.

    They regularly host brewery tours, live music, and trivia, among other forms of entertainment and activities; and offer space for special events. And of course, their patio and outdoor space are dog-friendly!

    Learn more about our Charlotte dog walkers and how they can change the way you care for your dog!

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