Atlanta's Unique Dog-Friendly Spots

If stepping out without your four-legged friend depresses you as much as it does us, you’ll love learning about unique Atlanta spots where Spot is welcome.

Photo by Pouya Dianat/Atlanta Braves/Getty Images Bark in the Park participants and owners enjoy themselves during the game against the Houston Astros on May 2, 2010 at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. The Braves won 7-1 and everyone howled with happiness. 

It’s springtime in Georgia and with the weather so fine, there’s nothing better than an outing with your four-legged best friend. Sure, you can go around the block or to a park any day of the week, but did you know that Atlanta is chockfull of special events with pets in mind? Not only can you take them out to the ballgame twice a year this season but you can also get your drink on at three of the city’s hottest hotels. There are even local businesses that welcome leashed and well-behaved patrons and their people all year long.

Bark in the Park

This event is always a howling good time and takes place on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Turner Field. The upper pavilion is converted into a doggie wonderland with treats, pools and yes, baseball. Every pooch gets a stylish Atlanta Braves leash and you can expect other surprises.

Photo by Dylan York Every spring the W Hotel in Midtown hosts Mutts & Martinis, a cocktail social where Salty Dogs are quite popular. 

Yappy Hours

Mutts & Martinis

Taking place at the trendy Living Room Patio in the W Hotel Midtown is the yearly spring event known as Mutts & Martinis. Beautiful people and their adorable dogs can head over for Salty Dog martinis and canine treats on Wednesday, May 7; Wednesday, June 4; Wednesday, July 2; and Wednesday, August 6.

Canine Cocktails

From April to June there is a dog-friendly Canine Cocktails happy hour usually every Thursday evening at the fabulous Hotel Indigo. Bartenders mix up stiff drinks for people and dogs are loaded down with treats. A portion of sales benefit local rescues.

Loews Hotel Atlanta

Photo by: Holly Aguirre Not only was Fritzy allowed to bring her new pal Peaches into the eco-friendly home goods store, but she was also given a treat. 

This posh pet-friendly establishment hosts pets in the cocktail lounge all year long and has many special holiday events, like a Halloween pup crawl. You may also see a dog in a green vest trotting around the hotel. These dogs are in training as part of a program called Canine Assistants aid will eventually go on to be companion dogs. 

Artmore Hotel 

This midtown hotel recently revamped its outdoor patio, making it a better place than ever to step out with all of your six legs for a tasty adult beverage.

Shopping

Yes, there are retail stores, nice air conditioned ones, that allow you to shop with your pet including EcoDenizen in Midtown; Bloomingdale’s; West Elm; CB2; Atlantic Station; and some Home Depots and Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores.

Photo by: Holly Aguirre Peaches and her person enjoy craft cocktails and bocce ball at the Midtown eatery, Empire State South. Furry friends are welcome on the patio all year long. 

Dining

Restaurants we love that allow our furry friends to dine along with us include Dakota Blue in Grant Park; Nancy G's Café in Sandy Springs; Empire State South in Midtown; Spoon in Ormewood Park as well as Vickery’s and Shed in the Glenwood Park section of East Atlanta.  

 


 

 

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