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Dog-Friendly Bars and Restaurants in Seattle

Jul 12th, 2017

While it faces tough competition from other pet-loving parts of the country, Seattle is widely considered one of the country’s most pet-friendly cities. Some neighborhoods, including Lake Union, Capitol Hill, and Ballard, are especially amenable to man’s best friend. If you’re looking to spend quality time out and about with your pet in the coming months, keep this list of dog-friendly bars and restaurants in Seattle in mind.

Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Co.

One of many brew houses in the Ballard Brewery District, Bad Jimmy’s has a charming atmosphere made more enjoyable to patrons through its welcoming attitude to dogs. The dog-friendly tasting room also welcomes children before 7pm. Bad Jimmy’s is located on Leary Way between AMLI Mark24 and AMLI Wallingford.

Belltown Pub

No matter whether you’re watching a game, playing a game, or catching up with friends over grub, your dog is welcome by your side at Belltown Pub. Popular among pet owners, Belltown Pub has a special dog menu.

Chuck’s Hop Shop

A friendly staff and extensive beer selection makes Chuck’s Hop Shop popular among Seattle beer snobs. Beer snobs with dogs have another reason to check out this craft beer bar and shop, with locations in Greenwood and Hilltop.

Fremont Brewing Company

Ten minute’s walk from AMLI Wallingford, Fremont brewing Company is another dog-friendly hops emporium with a large selection of beers. The brewery’s environment is warm and welcoming, even if the taproom is known for being chilly in winter.

Kaladi Brothers Coffee

Kaladi Brothers’ dog-friendly nature may come from the brothers’ Alaskan heritage, but is welcome by pet owners who frequent the roasters’ only Seattle location. The Capitol Hill Cafe is a 20-minute walk from AMLI’s South Lake Union apartments, and will be even closer to AMLI Arc.

Kiss Cafe

This casual Ballard establishment makes memorable sandwiches, has an outstanding craft beer selection, and allows dogs inside. Kiss Cafe is a five-minute walk from AMLI Mark 24.

King’s Hardware

Two blocks from AMLI Mark24, this neighborhood pub is known for its happy hour pitchers and Skee-Ball machines. King’s Hardware is 21+ only, but well-behaved dogs of all ages are welcome.

The Leary Traveler

Another dog-friendly pub, The Leary Traveler is located between AMLI’s Ballard and Wallingford apartments in the Fremont neighborhood. The Leary Traveler’s pub classics have a solid reputation, as do its breakfast and brunch specials.

Nollie’s Cafe

This South Lake Union breakfast and brunch spot has a loyal following, that includes many pet owners (and pets). Nollie’s is just five minutes’ walk from AMLI 535 and AMLI South Lake Union.

Norm’s Eatery and Ale House

Norm’s, named for a golden retriever whose photo is plastered all over the walls, is an especially dog-friendly pub and restaurant. Frequent four-legged visitors one another, as well as bartenders and servers. And there is a rotating “Doggie Bowl” on the menu. The 20-minute walk from AMLI Wallingford, part of which follows the Burke-Gilman Trail, is perfect for you and your dog before and after a meal.

Shelter Lounge

This contemporary American eatery has two beautifully designed locations in Seattle, popular for happy hour and dinner. Dogs are allowed on the patios at Shelter Lounge’s Ballard and Green Lake locations. The Ballard spot is a 10-minute walk from AMLI Mark24.

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Stoup Brewing

Stoup Brewing is another dog-friendly stop on the Ballard brewery circuit. A 20-minute walk from AMLI Mark24, Stoup’s casual taproom is also kid-friendly.


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