If you know where to look, Sydney has got it all. From live music every night of the week to off-the-hook rooftops bars, boozy bottomless brunches, and local markets, there’s plenty to do. But, what about dog-friendly pubs and bars that are more than willing to let your beloved pooch come sit inside or enter into the beer garden?
Sydney has got that too.
1. The Albion Hotel, Parramatta
For the love of dogs, The Albion Hotel welcomes pooches of all sizes into its beer garden. There’s just one rule: they’ve got to get to be out by 8pm.
135 George Street
2. Bondi Beach Public Bar, Bondi Beach
When Bondi Beach Public Bar is open, they’re excited to have you and your furry friend on the premises. Also, don’t forget to ask about the doggie treats at the bar. You’re not the only one that’s grabbing a bite to eat.
180 Campbell Parade
3. Frisco Hotel, Woolloomooloo
Pups are welcome downstairs at the Frisco Hotel, which makes it perfect for when the weather turns a little sour. Best of all, downstairs is packed with sixteen draught beer variations and $15 meal deals.
46 Dowling Street
4. Arcadia Liquors, Redfern
A smallish bar serving up cheap drinks and toasted sangas which refuses to be anything other than the neighbourhood’s local watering hole. And since this is a local favourite, it does get busy later in the day, so keep that in mind when taking Buster out for the night.
7 Cope Street
5. Peg Leg, Pyrmont
Throw an eye-patch on your pooch and she or he will feel right at home at the Peg Leg in Pyrmont, the non-snob tavern where everybody is welcome. Although, don’t be surprised if your friend gets special treats and you don’t.
11A Pyrmont Bridge Rd
6. The Lord Raglan, Alexandria
Once upon a time, The Lord Raglan was just any old pub, but now it’s a craft beer haven that lets man’s best friend inside. There are sixteen beers on tap, pinball machines, a pool table and a menu that will surely have some puppy-dog eyes keen for a bite. But just so you can eat in peace, ask the bar staff what they have in the way of doggie snacks.
12 Henderson Road
7. The Clock Hotel, Surry Hills
It doesn’t matter their size, it doesn’t matter their shape, so long as they’re on a leash and don’t act like a mean-arse-drunk, they’re allowed inside (in the front bar, at least) and out. Keep an eye out for The Clock Dog Parties too—the perfect day out for pooches and parents alike.
470 Crown Street
8. Darlo Bar, Darlinghurst
Dogs form part of the local community and at Darlo Bar, they’re recognised for doing their part in helping us feel loved. So, next time you need to get out of the house, grab your pooch and treat them to a day at the pub full of belly rubs.
306 Liverpool Street
9. The Erko, Erskineville
The fact that it’s serving up some of the best pub food across Sydney is just one of the reasons why you should check out The Erko. Another reason is that they also help you celebrate the most important birthdays in the family—that of your four-legged pampered pooch.
102 Erskineville Road
10. Miss Wolf, Marrickville
BYO dog and BYO food at this Marrickville local run by a local. At Miss Wolf you can sample local and/or imported wines, local ales and try one of their cocktails expertly mixed by some of the friendliest bar staff around.
285 Marrickville Road
11. The Marrickville Hotel, Marrickville
Another bar that does away with all the fancy-schmancy and keeps the essentials, like allowing dogs inside as well as serving up quality beers and toasties. Big dogs are welcome too.
📍 244 Marrickville Road
12. The Taphouse, Darlington
Keep your pup at least four metres away from the kitchen door, and you’re all good at The Taphouse to choose from over 60 beers on tap while old mate gets all the attention s/he deserves.
122 Flinders Street
13. Duke of Enmore, Enmore
The refurbished Duke of Enmore is for locals and if there’s one thing we know, it’s that locals have dogs.