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14 Dog-Friendly Patios in New Orleans

Because Fido deserves yappy hour too

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Why bring your dog to a bar?

Because sometimes your wing man/woman has four legs. Because it turns an aimless walk into a trip fraught with purpose. Because it gives your pup a chance to socialize too. Because you’ll be amazed at what you can learn taking dogs to a bar - from vet names to dishing on service dog requirements and doggy daycare. And really, because it’s tail-wagging fun.

New Orleans, arguably one of the best drinking towns in the world, has plenty of pooch-friendly watering holes that welcome you and your furry companion, inside and outside. Typically, since this isn’t Paris, food isn’t served at a place where dogs convene. But if Rover chills outside, what’s the diff? And if the rules get bent once in a while, the belly rubs are worth it.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Twelve Mile Limit

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500 S Telemachus St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-8114
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Yes, the craft cocktails are divine and well priced at this Mid City fave. And yes, there are fun activities like free food on Mondays, bingo and trivia nights. But Twelve Mile Limit is a chill hang-out that is equal opportunity human and canine and that’s cool.

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2. Cosimo's Bar

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1201 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 522-9428
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A long-loved neighborhood spot located in the back corner of the French Quarter, dogs are a near-guaranteed sight at Cosimo’s. They’re even allowed inside, given that many of the regulars are dog-owners. Cosimo’s has a separate kitchen with great burgers, decent pizza, and an array of bar snacks.

3. Markey's Bar

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640 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 943-0785

You can’t bring the pup inside this great Bywater neighborhood spot (technically), but there is plenty of outside seating at Markey’s that is fur-friendly. Go in and order your drinks and grub - get the nachos - and then settle in for some good people watching. Ogle a steady stream of stay-cationers en route to the Country Club pool next door, and if your dog is cute, they’ll say hi.

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4. Golden Lantern

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1239 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 529-2860

Lantern trash - as the patrons call themselves here - love them some dogs. Ground central during Decadence, the Golden Lantern is a 24/7 dive with killer strong drinks and dogs at the bar around the clock. Drag shows are a bonus.

5. Brieux Carre Brewing Co.

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2115 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 304-4242
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Just a block off of Frenchmen Street, this Marigny brewery welcomes man’s best friend with open arms. Brieux Carre pours 16 taps of beer and features a patio with the soundtrack of Frenchmen wafting in from the street. Dogs are welcome outside, don’t you know.

6. Vaughan's Lounge

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4229 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 947-5562
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Although everyday is dog-friendly at Vaughan’s - owner Cindy Wood’s chihuahua El Chapo is usually in residence - Friday happy hour is the bomb. Dogs hang out partying, while their humans slurp potent cocktails. Although there’s live music with Cory Henry and the Treme Funktet on Thursdays, the juke box is always primo.

7. Black Penny

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700 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 304-4779
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This is such a great bar, right across from Armstrong Park on the edge of the French Quarter. Black Penny is the kind of place where if you forget your glitter mascara, the bartender will lend you his. Beyond inclusive - dogs of all sizes and shapes are welcome. Oh, and swell drinks too.

8. Harry's Corner

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900 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 524-1107
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So before she went to doggy heaven, a certain Westie named Ruby was often spied drinking chardonnay at the bar, as in on a bar stool at Harry’s. That’s just the kind of place Harry’s Corner is, a French Quarter dive bar for the rest of us, furry drinkers included.

9. Flamingo A-Go-Go

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869 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 577-2202
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This fun Warehouse District hot spot doesn’t just welcome dogs, it feeds them. Flamingo A-Go-Go offers a dog-centric menu served on the patio along with a kick-ass cocktail list and a great menu for humans too. Get the shrimp a-go-go with macadamia nuts and the chorizo flatbread, for starters.

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10. The Rusty Nail

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1100 Constance St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-5515
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A dog-favorite bar for years, The Rusty Nail boasts a massive outdoor space on the edge of the Warehouse District where locals and their pups are warmly welcomed. Happy hour delivers half off almost all bottles of wine and an extended discount on Fridays from 2 to 7 p.m. The same folks own Cooter Brown’s, so you know the beer selection is outstanding.

11. Urban South Brewery

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1645 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 267-4852
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This soulful brewery on Tchoup in the Lower Garden District gives dogs and their beer loving humans plenty of room to spread out. Opened in March 2016 with the idea of re-establishing New Orleans as the beer capital of the South, Urban South combines a dog playground with IPA heaven. What’s not to love?

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12. Rendezvous Tavern

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3101 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-1777
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Why do we love this Magazine Street dive bar? Because Happy Hour is from 3 to 8 p.m. weekdays, because there are 11 TVs for game watching, a pool table AND Rendezvous is dog friendly inside and outside. Dogs are as welcome as their humans, so expect a social and sniffing good time for your furry pal.

13. Picnic Provisions & Whiskey

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741 State St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 266-2810
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Everything is good at this casual way Uptown gem from Commander chef Tory McPhail, but the fried chicken will have you and Fido begging for more. Bring your best friend for outside seating in the sweet side yard, with its picnic tables and play area for the kiddos. Picnic charges $4 for a bowl of doggy water BUT it comes with a Paradise Park lager for you.

14. The Tchoup Yard

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405 Third St
New Orleans, LA 70130

The Tchoup Yard is simply awesome\; a massive beer garden dedicated to brews, hanging out and yes, dogs. Leash is required ya’ll, so be cool. Karibu Kitchen food truck is usually close by for eats.

The Tchoup Yard
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1. Twelve Mile Limit

500 S Telemachus St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Twelve Mile Limit
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Yes, the craft cocktails are divine and well priced at this Mid City fave. And yes, there are fun activities like free food on Mondays, bingo and trivia nights. But Twelve Mile Limit is a chill hang-out that is equal opportunity human and canine and that’s cool.

500 S Telemachus St
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. Cosimo's Bar

1201 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70116

A long-loved neighborhood spot located in the back corner of the French Quarter, dogs are a near-guaranteed sight at Cosimo’s. They’re even allowed inside, given that many of the regulars are dog-owners. Cosimo’s has a separate kitchen with great burgers, decent pizza, and an array of bar snacks.

1201 Burgundy St
New Orleans, LA 70116

3. Markey's Bar

640 Louisa St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Markey’s Bar
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You can’t bring the pup inside this great Bywater neighborhood spot (technically), but there is plenty of outside seating at Markey’s that is fur-friendly. Go in and order your drinks and grub - get the nachos - and then settle in for some good people watching. Ogle a steady stream of stay-cationers en route to the Country Club pool next door, and if your dog is cute, they’ll say hi.

640 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA 70117

4. Golden Lantern

1239 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Lantern trash - as the patrons call themselves here - love them some dogs. Ground central during Decadence, the Golden Lantern is a 24/7 dive with killer strong drinks and dogs at the bar around the clock. Drag shows are a bonus.

1239 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

5. Brieux Carre Brewing Co.

2115 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Just a block off of Frenchmen Street, this Marigny brewery welcomes man’s best friend with open arms. Brieux Carre pours 16 taps of beer and features a patio with the soundtrack of Frenchmen wafting in from the street. Dogs are welcome outside, don’t you know.

2115 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

6. Vaughan's Lounge

4229 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Although everyday is dog-friendly at Vaughan’s - owner Cindy Wood’s chihuahua El Chapo is usually in residence - Friday happy hour is the bomb. Dogs hang out partying, while their humans slurp potent cocktails. Although there’s live music with Cory Henry and the Treme Funktet on Thursdays, the juke box is always primo.

4229 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117

7. Black Penny

700 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116

This is such a great bar, right across from Armstrong Park on the edge of the French Quarter. Black Penny is the kind of place where if you forget your glitter mascara, the bartender will lend you his. Beyond inclusive - dogs of all sizes and shapes are welcome. Oh, and swell drinks too.

700 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116

8. Harry's Corner

900 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116

So before she went to doggy heaven, a certain Westie named Ruby was often spied drinking chardonnay at the bar, as in on a bar stool at Harry’s. That’s just the kind of place Harry’s Corner is, a French Quarter dive bar for the rest of us, furry drinkers included.

900 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116

9. Flamingo A-Go-Go

869 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Flamingo A-Go-Go’s ‘Barks and Brunch’ Halloween
Flamingo A-Go-Go./Facebook

This fun Warehouse District hot spot doesn’t just welcome dogs, it feeds them. Flamingo A-Go-Go offers a dog-centric menu served on the patio along with a kick-ass cocktail list and a great menu for humans too. Get the shrimp a-go-go with macadamia nuts and the chorizo flatbread, for starters.

869 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. The Rusty Nail

1100 Constance St, New Orleans, LA 70130

A dog-favorite bar for years, The Rusty Nail boasts a massive outdoor space on the edge of the Warehouse District where locals and their pups are warmly welcomed. Happy hour delivers half off almost all bottles of wine and an extended discount on Fridays from 2 to 7 p.m. The same folks own Cooter Brown’s, so you know the beer selection is outstanding.

1100 Constance St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Urban South Brewery

1645 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Urban South Brewery
Nora McGunnigle for Eater New Orleans

This soulful brewery on Tchoup in the Lower Garden District gives dogs and their beer loving humans plenty of room to spread out. Opened in March 2016 with the idea of re-establishing New Orleans as the beer capital of the South, Urban South combines a dog playground with IPA heaven. What’s not to love?

1645 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. Rendezvous Tavern

3101 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Why do we love this Magazine Street dive bar? Because Happy Hour is from 3 to 8 p.m. weekdays, because there are 11 TVs for game watching, a pool table AND Rendezvous is dog friendly inside and outside. Dogs are as welcome as their humans, so expect a social and sniffing good time for your furry pal.

3101 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

13. Picnic Provisions & Whiskey

741 State St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Everything is good at this casual way Uptown gem from Commander chef Tory McPhail, but the fried chicken will have you and Fido begging for more. Bring your best friend for outside seating in the sweet side yard, with its picnic tables and play area for the kiddos. Picnic charges $4 for a bowl of doggy water BUT it comes with a Paradise Park lager for you.

741 State St
New Orleans, LA 70118

14. The Tchoup Yard

405 Third St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The Tchoup Yard
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The Tchoup Yard is simply awesome\; a massive beer garden dedicated to brews, hanging out and yes, dogs. Leash is required ya’ll, so be cool. Karibu Kitchen food truck is usually close by for eats.

405 Third St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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