Recently realtor.com released their picks for the top 10 American cities for dog lovers and the fun, eclectic Texan city of Austin made the list. This hip and funky town is a cool blend of classic Texas meets urban city. You’ll find great beer gardens, tons of BBQ, and a whole lot of dog-friendly spots to hang on your visit to Austin Texas.
Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden
121 Pickle Road Austin, TX 78704 // 512-481-0694
Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden is one of those places that’s got it all: deliciously rich caffeine, funky cocktails, locally crafted beers, and an incredible outdoor space including a fire pit! Add in daily food trucks to serve amazing bites and you’ve got the perfect storm! Dogs are welcome inside and outside so you can enjoy your bites and pints no matter the weather!
6700 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78757 // 512-900-3773
This is doggy (and human) heaven. Yard Bar is a dog park, bar and restaurant all in one. It’s an outdoor paradise for doggies to run around and play with one another and a great spot for their human friends too! Not only do they have a human menu full of delicious bites, salads and snacks, but the dogs have their own menu including doggy ice cream and meatballs and gravy. There is an entrance fee for dogs, which you can read more about here, but it grants you access all day to enjoy the outdoor oasis.
Uncle Billy’s Brewery and Smokehouse
1530 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704 // 512-476-0100
Uncle Billy’s Brewery and Smokehouse not only crafts their own beer, but they have some banging BBQ that’s made in house as well! With two locations, this urban brewery and BBQ joint is a fun place to gather with friends for a good time, good food and good brews. Bring your dog along for daily “dog days” where even your furry friend gets a little treat.
Sour Duck Market
1814 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Austin TX 78702 // 512-394-5776
Sour Duck Market is an adorable bakery, coffee shop, bar and restaurant that features food and produce from local farmers and suppliers. Their farm-to-table mentality means the food is unique, fresh and ever changing to fit the season. On top of a great menu, they also feature fun little snacks, creative cocktails, and local wine and beer to wet your whistle. With a beautiful outdoor space your furbaby will have tons of fun and even get a treat or two from staff.
709 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701 // 512-614-4972
Easy Tiger is a hip and trendy bakery and beer garden located in downtown Austin as well as three other locations in the city. Daily they serve fresh artisan breads, locally roasted coffee, locally cured meats as well over 30 local and boutique draft beers. Grab a treat and a pint and head outdoors in the shaded cover patio with your pup to kick back and relax.
Austin is known as a quirky, hip destination and it doesn’t disappoint. You will find plenty of restaurants, bars and bakeries to enjoy with your pooch along and find that the people are hospitable and accommodating. Grab some BBQ, a cocktail, or a locally produced meat sandwich and have a blast exploring Austin.