Exploring San Antonio’s Pet-friendly Eateries, Parks and Patios

click to enlarge Exploring San Antonio’s Pet-friendly Eateries, Parks and Patios
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Whether you want to take the whole family out or sip on some fancy cocktails with your well-behaved four-legged companion, we’ve found places sure to please you and your pet. From restaurants for the whole family to bars and coffee shops, San Antonio is sure to have a place for you and your furry companion. Just make sure you leash your pets, clean up after them and remember that most locations only allow pets in their outdoor patio areas.

Take the Family Out To ...

The Luxury, 103 E. Jones Ave., (210) 354-2274, 11:30am-9pm Tues-Thu, 11:30am-10pm Fri, 11:05am-10pm Sat, 12pm-9pm Sunday

Your family and your dog can kick back and relax at The Luxury. For the adults, there are extensive beer and wine menus to choose from. The Luxury is moderately priced, so you won’t break the bank after having some brews. Sit back, relax and grab a couple beers or glasses of wine while munching on some of the best fries in San Antonio. Your family and your furry companion can gaze out at the Riverwalk and enjoy the summer sun. Fair warning: It’s a good idea to bring sunblock.

If you’re looking for other family- and dog-friendly eateries, be sure to check out: The Cove, 606 W. Cypress St., (210) 227-2683, 11am-10pm, Tues-Thurs, 11am-11pm Fri-Sat, 11am-9pm Sun (The bar is open one hour later, except on Sundays.)

The Friendly Spot, 943 S. Alamo St., (210) 224-2337, 12pm-12am everyday

La Tuna, 100 Probandt St., (210) 212-5727, Restaurant: 11am-9:30pm Mon-Fri, 2pm-9:30pm Sat // Icehouse: 4pm-12am Mon-Wed, 2pm-12am Thurs-Sun

Grab a Brew With Your Dog at ...

The Hoppy Monk, 1010 N. Loop 1604 E., (210) 545-3330, thehoppymonk.com 3pm-12am Mon, 3pm-1am Tues, 11:30am-1am Wed, (Kitchen until 11pm Mon-Wed) 11:30am-2am (Kitchen until 12am) Thurs-Sat, 10am-12am (all day brunch until 11pm)

The Hoppy Monk has a beer and cocktails for everyone. Your dog can rejoice in the sun on the spacious outdoor patio while you drink. Your server will even bring a bowl of water for the pooch — you gotta keep them hydrated and cool during these hot, summer days. Other great places to grab a pint at around San Antonio include:

The Flying Saucer, 11255 Huebner Road, Ste. 212, (210) 696-5080, 11am-1am Mon-Thurs, 11am-2am Fri-Sat, 11am-12am Sun

Freetail, 4035 N. Loop 1604 W. #105, (210) 625-6000, 11am-12am Mon-Sat, 12pm-12am Sun

Blue Star Brewing Company, 1414 S. Alamo St. #105, (210)212-5506, 1am-9pm Sun-Mon, 11am-11pm Tues-Thurs, 11am-1:45am Fri, 10am-1:45am Sat

The Roost Pub & Cafe (Formerly GS 1221), 1221 Broadway #116, (210) 251-3184, 11am-10pm Sun-Thurs, 11am-12am Fri-Sat

Nothing like a locally-brewed beer that will have your dog drooling for a sip (better not risk it, though).

Have a Glass of Wine at ...

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana, 6989 Blanco Road, (210) 979-6565, doughpizzeria.com, 11am-9pm everyday.

Dough’s pizza is famous in SA and for good reason — even your dog will be begging for a bite of the savory crust. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine list. Also, you get a 10-percent discount when you bring your pet along. That’s something to toast about. Following dinner and drinks, take the dog over to Phil Hardberger Park a couple of miles up on Blanco and burn off some off those calories. The park has a large, enclosed play area for dogs.

Other places to enjoy a glass of wine include:

Piatti’s, 255 E. Basse Road, Ste. 500, (210) 832-0300, 11am-10pm Sun-Thurs, 11am-11pm Fri-Sat

The Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden, 312 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 354-4644, 10am-10pm Sun, 11am-10pm Mon-Thurs, 11am-12am Fri, 10am-12am Sat

Sip a Cocktail at ...

Ocho, 1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com, Sun-Thu 7am-10pm, 7am- 12am Fri-Sat

Ocho’s small but quaint patio has one of the best views of the river, and it’s pet-friendly. Located along the North Riverwalk and part of Hotel Havana, the pan-Latin-influenced restaurant is the perfect place to go on a date and bring your pet along. The Havana Bar is located downstairs from Ocho, where your date can grab you a cocktail so you and your pet can enjoy the patio upstairs.

After having a few cocktails at Ocho, take a walk along the river and take in the beauty of San Antonio. Your pooch will thank you for it.

Other great pet-friendly cocktail bars to visit include:

Casa Rio, 430 E. Commerce St., (210) 225-6718, 11am–10pm Sun-Thurs, 11 am–11 pm Fri-Sat

Blue Box, 312 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 227-2583, 4pm-2am Mon-Sun

Get Your Caffeine Fix at ...

Candlelight Coffee House, 3011 N. St. Mary’s, (210) 738-0099, 4pm-11pm Tues-Sat, 4pm-12am Fri, 10am-12am Sat

Nothing goes better together than a great cup of coffee and quality time with your pet. At Candlelight Coffee House, visitors are welcome to sit on the outside patio and enjoy the breeze with their four-legged friend. There’s a side gate entrance for pet owners. When you go inside, there are spaces to tie your pet’s leash.

Madhatters Tea House and Cafe, 320 Beauregard St., (210) 212-4832, 7am - 6pm Mon-Thurs, 7am - 9pm Fri, 8am - 9pm Sat, 9am - 3pm Sun

Run and Play at ...

Pearsall Park, 4700 Old Pearsall Road, 5am-11pm everyday

Pet owners with more adventurous and outdoorsy spirits can check out one of the many dog parks scattered throughout San Antonio. Seven of the parks allow pets to be off their leashes and there are locations designated specifically for small and large dogs. Some even include play equipment and water fountains designed with your furry friend in mind.

Tom Slick Park, 7400 Highway 151, 5am-11pm Sun-Sat. Separate small/large dog areas. Fountain for people and pups and a doggie shower included.

Woodlawn Lake Park, 1103 Cincinnati, 5am-12am Sun-Sat

These locations and all of San Antonio’s other dog parks can be found sanantonio.gov/ParksAndRec.

With so many places to choose from, you and your furry friend can have a fun filled summer at a wide variety of pet-friendly stops in the Alamo City.


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