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  • Top Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Houston

    by Andrew Borgschulte

    As the third-largest city in the country, there is plenty of everything in Houston, including restaurants. From Mexican to Creole to Vietnamese, and everything in between, there is a cuisine to fit any taste. And what’s better than amazing food? Being able to enjoy it with your pup! Let’s check out the best dog-friendly restaurants Houston has to offer.

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    Located in the heart of Houston’s Montrose area, Hugo’s brings the exciting and earthy flavors of Mexico across the border. The outdoor patio with a fountain is the perfect place to enjoy a margarita and some quality time with your dog.

    The menu features traditional dishes from the many regions of Mexico, all made from scratch in Mexican tradition, including various cheeses, moles, tortillas and chocolate. The restaurant is also known for its stellar award-winning wine program, cocktail list and tequila menu.

    Hugo’s is housed in a 1925 building designed and built by well-known Houston architect, Joseph Finger, who is also responsible for Houston’s Art-Deco style City Hall. The Latin-inspired building has been lovingly restored to feature its original beauty, and the interiors designed to include both “chic” contemporary touches and, most important, inviting traditional elements of old Mexico.

    Black Labrador Pub

    With a name like that, you would expect this place to be dog-friendly! Dogs are allowed on the secluded patio of this British comfort food establishment.

    The atmosphere is distinctly pub-themed with low ceilings, decorations, and ivy growing on the outside of the building. You’ll forget you’re even in Houston at this cozy spot.


    Seeing as their mascot is a sheepdog, it should come as no surprise that Barnaby’s is dog-friendly. There are multiple locations across Houston, but all offer patios where you and your four-legged friend can enjoy their American fare.

    Barnaby’s is well known in this city, and for good reason. Their menu rarely disappoints and the atmosphere is casual and quirky.

    Bar Boheme

    A Montrose hideaway with a subtle old-world vibe, Bar Boheme offers an eclectic wine selection, full bar with craft cocktails and beer, and worldly bites. Their patio is maybe the coolest we’ve seen for dog-friendly restaurants Houston has to offer.

    From an intimate date night to a casual outing with close friends, Bar Boheme is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the evening together. They also offer Saturday and Sunday Brunch, featuring live DJs and an all-day happy hour on Sunday and Monday.


    Cottonwood (English for Alamo), is a full bar with superior Texas pub fare and occasional live music. The food menu offers tasty comfort food such as the award-winning Squirrel Master Burger, poboys, paninis, fish and shrimp tacos, all made with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients.

    The property was thoroughly and artfully renovated in early 2012 making use of lots of natural light aided by custom-designed windows and large, sliding garage doors that open out onto a sizeable covered (dog-friendly) patio with picnic tables, a deck for live music, an outside bar, deck games TVs.

    Antidote Coffee

    Antidote coffee house is a nice spot to relax and sip on good coffee. The brick walls along with the comfortable sofas and chairs create a laid-back ambiance. Antidote is the perfect spot for a conversation with friends or to work in the quiet space. Their espresso shots are right on the money and the customer service is always excellent.

    You can choose to sit indoors or enjoy your coffee in their breezy, dog-friendly patio seating. Besides the coffee, they also have a unique selection of beers. All in all, Antidote is well worth the visit and surely you will find something you like.

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