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Dog-friendly businesses in Louisville

Explore these dog-friendly businesses in Louisville that include places to eat, drink, shop, play, and stay the night.

small brown dog sitting on a blue bench at a table

There are lots of businesses around LOU that welcome four-legged friends and family.

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Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, want to hit a few shopping spots with Fido, or just feel like dining out with your favorite four-legged friend, bone appétit. Dig into this guide for dog-friendly spots around the 502.


Ethan Almighty enjoys a beer at PG&Js Dog Bar.

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Bars and breweries

Against the Grain, 401 E. Main St. | Have a pint with your pup on the communal-style patio with lawn games when the weather is nice.

Club K9 Dog Bar, 9316 Taylorsville Rd. | Dogs can play in a fenced, two-acre space that’s heated in the winter and features fountains in the summer.

Gravely Brewing Co., 514 Baxter Ave. | Four-legged friends are welcome at the picnic tables on the partially shaded patio overlooking downtown Louisville.

Mile Wide Beer Co., 636 Barret Ave. | This brewery and taproom is completely dog friendly, and boasts a large outdoor patio with picnic tables.

Monnik Beer Co., 1036 East Burnett Ave. | Pet parents are welcome to bring their pups to hang out at the outdoor tables.

PG&Js Dog Park Bar, 800 Baxter Ave. | The first dog park bar in Louisville features an 8,000-sqft space for Fido to roam while you enjoy a drink or two.

World of Beer, 9850 Von Allmen Ct. #108 | Dogs are welcome to join the fun at one of six pet-friendly outdoor tables.

cheeseburger and can of beer on a wooden table

Toasty’s Tavern is a popular place for burgers — and for dining with dogs.

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Garage Bar, 700 E. Market St. | Furry friends are welcome at this NuLu gastropub with lots of outdoor tables and astroturf seating options.

Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Ave. | Bring your pup along as you dine on Irish-inspired eats at an outdoor table.

Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen, 122 W. Main St. | Dogs are welcome at the outdoor tables at this downtown restaurant that serves southern comfort food.

Molly Malones, 933 Baxter Ave. | Enjoy bangers and mash while your pup sits at your feet at an outdoor table on the covered patio.

Toasty’s Tavern, 1258 S. Shelby St. | Dogs are welcome in the outdoor dining area of this Shelby Park favorite that’s known for its smash burgers.

small brown dog in front of Paddock Shops sign

The Paddock Shops in east Louisville is an open-air, dog-friendly shopping center with several green spaces and restaurants with outdoor seating.

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Shopping Centers

New Cut Peddlers Mall, 191 Outer Loop | Shop for home goods, vintage items, holiday decor and more with your pup at your side.

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, 1155 Buck Creek Rd., Simpsonville | Leashed dogs are welcome outside the stores of this outlet mall.

Paddock Shops, 4055 Summit Plaza Dr. | Take your pup window shopping at this outdoor mall in the East End.

black dog running on pavement by a field

Beckley Creek Park boasts paved pathways for dogs and their humans.

Photo by Susan Berndt


Central Park, 1140 S. 4th St. | Home to the annual Shakespeare in the Park performances, Central Park’s 16.67 acres provide lots of space for dog walks.

Cherokee Park, 745 Cochran Hill Rd. | Characterized by long winding roads that open to beautiful vistas and large open spaces, Cherokee Park’s 380+ acres include an area dubbed Dog Hill, where pups often roam freely.

Iroquois Park, 5216 New Cut Rd. | This dog-friendly park also includes numerous other amenities, including horse riding trails, an archery area, and a disc golf course.

Seneca Park, 3151 Pee Wee Reese Rd. | One of the top 100 municipal parks in the US, Seneca Park includes a golf course, baseball fields, cross country trails, horseback riding trails, picnic tables, a playground, and a 1.2-mile long walking path perfect for walking dogs.

Waterfront Park, 129 River Rd. | With 85 acres of greenery, this park boasts playgrounds, picnic areas, and the Big Four Bridge, and is the site of many big, dog-friendly events.

inside of an artful hotel room with stained glass features

Guests at the 21C Museum Hotel Louisville can request to have a dog bed placed in their room.

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21C Museum Hotel, 700 W. Main St. | Food and water bowls, as well as a cozy bed are available for your pet upon request.

Aloft Louisville Downtown, 102 W. Main St. +
Aloft Louisville East, 10700 Westport Rd. | Treat Fido to free doggie treats and amenities in the guest rooms + enjoy the pup-friendly lobby, restaurant, and outdoor patio.

Drury Inn and Suites Louisville East, 9501 Blairwood Rd. + Drury Inn and Suites Louisville North, 9597 Brownsboro Rd. | Dogs are welcome at both hotel locations with a daily fee of $50 per room plus tax.

The Galt House, 140 N. 4th St. | This legendary downtown hotel offers pet-friendly rooms, hotel-provided doggie bags + a spacious outdoor area for walking and relief.

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