11 Pup-Friendly Places for Your Next Day Out

By Abby Dupes | November 9, 2020 |


The days of parting with your pooch are over. Here are some local places that allow you to bring along a canine confidant.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Stroll through award-winning artist Isaiah Zager’s immersive museum leash-in-hand with your pup. The mosaic masterpieces will catch your eye with whimsical details, mirrors, bright colors and layers of textures. Make sure you bring your camera. Phillymagicgardens.org

Wissahickon Valley Park

Take to the trails for fresh air, fall foliage and breathtaking sights. For a taste of adventure, travel up to the Lenni-Lenape Indian statue overlooking the water. After enjoying the half-mile hike to the statue from Chestnut Hill Avenue entrance, run or bike ride with your dog before settling in for a picnic beside the creek. fow.org

Evil Genius Beer Garden

Reserve a spot for you and your pup at the Evil Genius Beer Company’s Beer Garden in Fishtown. Sip brews like “#Adulting”—a guava-infused IPA with bold notes of tropical fruit, lemon and watermelon—while your dog laps up the water from the complimentary dog bowls. evilgeniusbeer.com

Pet Friendly Dog Bakery

Based in West Manayunk, this local dog treat bakery is serving up the cutest organic snacks for canines. They have a variety of dog-friendly treats, including dog donuts, banana-cinnamon pupcakes and pizza-shaped honey cookies. Post-snack, let your pooch play at the indoor and outdoor areas, featuring dog toys, TV’s showing dog-specific programming and bean bag chairs. petfriendlydogbakery.com

Herman’s Coffee

Named one of the 100 best coffee shops in the United States by Food & Wine Magazine, this cafe in Pennsport is operated out of a converted automobile shop. They roast their own coffee blends, frequently host pop-ups with food trucks and allow customers to bring along their furry friends. Sit and stay with your pooch outside in one of their lawn chairs. hermanscoffee.com

Wissahickon Brewing Company

Feeling thirsty after trekking the Schuylkill River trail with your dog? Make a pit stop at Wissahickon Brewing Company in East Falls. The family-owned and operated brewery has been serving up a variety of IPA’s, Ale’s and Lagers since it opened in 2009. Water and treats are served for your pup to enjoy. Wissahickonbrew.com

Kensington Quarters

Table for two, please! You and your canine companion can enjoy fine dining together on the back porch at Kensington Quarters Restaurant and Raw Bar. Enjoy options like the day boat scallop or smoked duck breast. kensingtonquarters.com

Cira Green

Tucked atop Cira Centre South, the urban oasis is popular for workout classes, happy hours, culinary pop-ups and film screenings. Giant Jenga, ladder toss and corn hole serve as great activities between picnicking while your dog enjoys the fresh air. ciragreen.com


There’s nothing quite like dining a la sidewalk seating at Rob and Maggie Wasserman’s Rouge. Even the poshest of pups know that it has prime people-watching spots. Order the lamb bolognese with homemade rigatoni or roasted chicken breast with broccolini, ginger scallion salsa verde and miso mashed potatoes. Dogs receive treats and water. Rouge98.com

Metropolitan Bakery

Locals have been flocking to Metropolitan Bakery for freshly baked bread and pastries since it opened in 1993, but what you might not have known is that the pastry chefs also whip up organic treats for your furry friend. Think roasted seed dog biscuits with a hint of garlic and bacon fat. Metropolitanbakery.com

Philadelphia Salvage

Pup’s are not only allowed, but encouraged at Philadelphia Salvage. The owners are dog-lovers themselves and they often post photos of visiting dogs on the store’s social media channels. Shop for architectural salvage and antiques while your canine is given water and treats. philadelphiasalvage.com

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