Australia’s Top Dog Friendly Pubs
For all puppies, big and small.
Here at Hunter and Bligh, we love dogs. So much so, we kindly set out on a paw-tastic adventure to find Australia’s Top Dog-Friendly Pubs. Because nothing is better than venturing out with your pooch to enjoy a bite and drink or two.
So whether you’ve got a four-legged friend or you don’t, you’ll be destined to have a wagging time at the best venues around your town:
The Duck Inn Pub & Kitchen
Ducking into Chippendale? Then why not fly over to The Duck Inn Pub & Kitchen. You’ll be quacking at the sight of their delicious eats including nachos, burgers, cheese sharing platters, salads and of course, pub classics all which pairs well with their impressive drinks list and extensive craft beer selection. Did we mention that The Duck Inn Pub & Kitchen is dog-friendly? So why not bring along your furbaby to enjoy a bite and a drink or two.
Hailing off the corner of Cleveland and Walker Street in Sydney’s Surry Hills, dog lovers will find The Norfolk which is less than a 10-minute walk from Prince Alfred Park. Home to House of Crabs, dog owners will be crawling to The Norfolk’s dog-friendly garden area. From here, visitors can enjoy dishes The Norfolk’s impressive food menu that pair well with their scrumptious cocktail list including margaritas, espresso martinis and aperol spritzes to name a few.
Tudor Hotel Redfern
Redfern’s favourite pub has just spread the love that little bit more with their dog-friendly rules. Found just a short walk from Redfern Park, the Tudor Hotel Redfern is embellished with open terraces, exposed brick lined walls, an inhouse bottleshop and not to mention their delicious range of eats and drinks available. Plus, the Tudor Hotel Redfern is also home to a range of doggy-loving events perfect for you and your pooch!
The Brick Factory
Found within a refurbished warehouse-like structure, The Brick Factory is every Hobartian’s dream, especially when it’s just a short walk from Parliament House Gardens. Opening their doors in 2015, The Brick Factory is a hub for lovers of pizza, burgers, beer, cocktails, wine, dessert and dogs alike. Hailing from Battery Point, visitors will be pleased with the relaxed and contemporary atmosphere at The Brick Factory – perfect for afternoon drinks with your dog!
The Richmond Arms Hotel
Welcome to The Richmond Arms Hotel – one of Tasmania’s oldest standing pubs that you can now enjoy with the accompaniment of your dog! Almost 200 years on from its establishment in 1827, The Richmond Arms Hotel is a sanctuary for Hobartians seeking a classic pub feed and drink at the Bistro Lounge. Plus, guests are welcome to stay at The Stables, perfect for couples and families up to six. Sitting a touch away from the Coal River, dog owners from Hobart’s CBD will find The Richmond Arms Hotel less than a 20-minute drive away
The Tasmanian Inn
The next time you make your way to Hobart’s CBD, why not take a detour to The Tasmanian Inn with your pooch! This locally-loved pub opened their doors in 1851, and since then they have undergone a renovation fit for every occasion. Featuring a courtyard garden, a relaxing indoor lounge, bar and dining options, visitors can opt between pub classics, food from the grill, burgers and even sweets. Plus, keep an eye out for their specials!
The Farmers Arms
Located an hour-and-a-half out of Melbourne’s CBD, The Farmers Arms Daylesford is the perfect city escape for you and your pooch. The dog-friendly venue is open seven days a week with a casual and welcoming atmosphere. Using locally-sourced sustainable produce for both their meals and drinks, The Farmers Arms is the perfect place to eat, drink and even sleep! Combining the perfect mix of country charm meets sophistication, guests will be dazzled by the delicious food menu that pairs easily with the impressive drinks list perfect of whatever your tippling preference.
Great Northern Hotel
Found less than 20-minutes out of Melbourne’s CBD, visitors to Carlton North will find the Great Northern Hotel, a haven for beer drinkers, dog owners and everything in between. Almost 150 years on from its conception, the Great Northern Hotel is one of Melbourne’s most loved, largest beer gardens. Boasting 21 taps, here visitors will find a variety of local and international craft beer that pairs well with the range of pub fare food available. Your little companion will love it too!
Just over an hour drive southwest from Melbourne’s CBD, visitors to Geelong will find the Little Creatures brewery which is described as an adults Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Pick between The Canteen and White Rabbit Barrel Hall, then relax with your four-legged friend to enjoy a pint or two in their thriving courtyard-like open-air arena. On top of that, Little Creatures Geelong also offers live music, comedy and sporting events inside of the Furphy Hall for you to enjoy.
The Lion Hotel
Central to Adelaidians, The Lion Hotel found just a touch away from Lefevre Park is the perfect hub for you and your furbaby to enjoy. With a casual dining space, a restaurant and a bar to enjoy, The Lion Hotel is ideal to visit from day to night with their dog-friendly environment. Open from 7:30am, guests can enjoy the Lion’s breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack menu that’s perfect with a drop from their wine, beer and cocktail menu. Plus, come Christmas, your pup can get a photo with Santa!
Little Bang Brewing Company
Opening their doors in 2015, Stepney’s Little Bang Brewing Company is Adelaide’s locally originated and brewed beer. With an outdoor courtyard to laze around in, guests will be wowed by the extensive graffiti covering the brick walls. When visiting, enjoy a tasting paddle from their 21 brews on tap, indulge in some street food inspired dishes, enjoy live music, join in on a brewery tour, partake in some trivia, fill up a growler or two all with your dog to name a few.
Stanley Bridge Tavern
Found 30-minutes southeast of Adelaide’s CBD, Stanley Bridge Tavern is one of South Australia’s most renowned dog-friendly pubs, that also blesses puppy owner’s with an impressive list of beers and wine on offer, including local drops sourced from the surrounding Adelaide Hills. Not to mention, Stanley Bridge Tavern also uses a range of locally grown ingredients for their delicious menu that features the likes of Coffin Bay oysters, confit leek tart, a smoked chicken pie, slow-roasted pork belly and of course a list of pub classics – perfect for a day out.
The Flying Scotsman
Thanks to 80 years of ongoing service, Mount Lawley’s The Flying Scotsman is one of Western Australia’s best dog-friendly venues. Better yet, the venue is divided into an array of entertaining spaces, each satisfying your pub-seeking needs. From the main bar, which hosts 24 beers and ciders on tap, live entertainment and classic pub feeds, to the specialist craft beer bar titled Caboose, guests can tipple to their liking. For those seeking a little more style, head up to the Grumpy’s Music Bar, a charming cocktail lounge to truly quench your thirst or start your night out.
Despite the factory-like fit-out, Little Creatures Fremantle is far from that. Guests are welcome to walk through the venue to grab a bite and drink or two. Using the brewery as their backdrop, visitors will find the Sonar Room which is used as a performance space for musicians and artists alike. Plus, for your pup, Little Creatures Fremantle boasts a great outdoor area to enjoy!
The Monk Brewery & Kitchen
Found in Fremantle, The Monk Brewery & Kitchen is one of Perth’s best dog-friendly pubs. Inside, guests will find a diverse range of entertainment in the one venue. From an in-house brewery to a delectable restaurant, a bar to enjoy a tipple or two, function rooms as well as a bewitching terrace to enjoy a cold one with your pup. Regardless if you’re committed, The Monk Brewery & Kitchen will surely have you converted.
Berry Springs Tavern
Venturing under 45 minutes out of Darwin, visitors to the east will soon find Berry Springs Tavern – less than five minutes away from Territory Wildlife Park. Welcoming both travellers, locals and their pooches, Berry Springs Tavern is the perfect place to relax with their open-air, attentive and welcoming charm. On top of the friendly staff creating the ultimate destination in Northern Territory, Berry Springs Tavern boasts an extensive menu with fresh seafood and meats alongside local ingredients to create scrumptious meals. This is one to add to your list!
The Precinct Tavern
Darwiners, we present you with The Precinct Tavern, Darwin City’s most highly regarded dog-friendly venue awaiting you and your four-legged best friend. When entering the waterfront pub, guests will be blown away by their award-winning beer garden perfect for lunch, dinner, drinks and everything in between. Inside, visitors will find a series of bars, dance floors, function rooms and even an open-air terrace. If you’re looking for great food and even better drinks in Darwin, this is it! Be sure to try the pork ribs and the White Chocolate Martini!
With everything from a bar, to a restaurant and even a club, at Monsoons Darwin you’ll be spoilt for choice! Found a touch away from Bicentennial Park in Darwin City, Monsoons Darwin is the perfect fix for you and your pup in the city’s dining precinct. Boasting traditional pub values with a modern twist, guests will find simple fresh food, delicious cocktails, an Australian and international wine list, plus, not to mention their extensive beer list – what more could you want? Plus, if you’re needing to unwind, Monsoons also features a large outdoor verandah for you to enjoy.
If you’re looking for a pub in Brisbane with great beer, delicious eats and even an inhouse bottle shop and tasting room (My Beer Dealer)– this is it! Did we mention they’re dog-friendly too? We present you with Brewski, one of Brisbane City’s best pubs for you to visit. With ‘great beer, BBQ and good times’ – there isn’t much more we could ask for. Stocking over 500 bottles and cans of beer on top of their daily rotating taps, you’ll be hooked. As for their food menu, it will have you drooling especially with Brewski’s extensive vegan and vegetarian range.
Hope & Anchor
Brisbanites, if you’re hopefull in finding the perfect pub for you and your pup, we’ve found your anchor. Across the Brisbane River in Paddington visitors will find Hope & Anchor, one of Queensland’s top-rated dog-friendly pubs! Out the front, visitors will find seating to enjoy a drink or two with your loyal companion and then heading inside the 1800’s heritage listed cottage you’ll find a range of eats to indulge in. With everything from Maple Roasted Pumpkin Arancini, roasted pork belly, burgers, sides and even desserts.
At Sixes and Sevens
Housed within a cottage over 140 years old in Fortitude Valley, Brisbanites will come across At Sixes and Sevens. Featuring a bewitching casual atmosphere adorned with a mix of heritage antiques to a contemporary twist, guests will soon fall in love with At Sixes and Sevens – especially as they’re dog-friendly! As for the tipples? Expect everything from ciders, beer on tap, wine served from the barrel in carafes and even cocktails in pitches – the ultimate escape for friends alike!
Feature image: Berry Springs Tavern. Image supplied.