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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.