Welcome to Pittsburgh! What do you want to do first? Not sure yet? Well what about plans for tomorrow? …Well you still have time to decide… Where are you staying? You haven't booked a hotel yet?!?!
There are so many places for you to enjoy some good food and delicious drinks with your best friend by your side.
Note: We recommend calling these properties in advance before your first visit to be sure dog-friendly space is available for your meal.
Grab one of the most iconic breakfasts in town at Pamela's Diner, where their President-approved crepes and savory hash are the stars of the show in this retro diner. Get there early to secure seating outside so your dog can join you!
If you're just looking for a cup of joe, you'll want to get your caffeine fix at Big Dog Coffee shop on the South Side. It's super pet-friendly and you are welcome to enjoy your coffee on their outside patio with your dog by your side.
Explore the Lawrenceville neighborhood and have a fantastic dog-friendly meal at Walter's Southern Kitchen. You'll enjoy some of the best BBQ and southern cuisine in the Burgh while your pup explores the extensive outdoor space.
If you like the South Side, treat your furry friend to lunch at Double Wide Grill. Their large outdoor seating section is super dog friendly and a great place to hang out in the summer. Double Wide is also vegan/vegetarian friendly and even offers a doggie menu for Fido!
Try Redfin Blues at the Waterfront. Not only will you get to sit outdoors with views of the river, but you'll get to see bicyclists enjoying the waterfront paths. Try the all-you-can-eat crab legs!
If you're in the North Side, grab some grub at Federal Galley. This unique food hall concept with several different chefs and restaurant concepts in one location makes Federal Galley a must-try. A new outdoor beer garden offers dog-friendly seating outside. This is a great place to eat AND drink!
Check out the Strip District and stop for a drink at Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle. This authentic Irish pub is a great option for you and your dog. Enjoy the live music and dancing at this lively spot.
A Pittsburgh classic, East End Brewing Co., welcomes well-behaved dogs inside the spacious tasting room, or at picnic tables in the outdoor seating area. This is a great way to get a taste of the city with your best friend.
If Shadyside is more your thing, stroll through the shops and give your feet a rest at Cappy's Cafe. Your pup might meet some new neighborhood friends while hanging out on Walnut Street! If you catch Cappy's on a Saturday, there are $4 Long Island iced teas all day!
The Grist House Craft Brewery is one of our favorites! It's a family owned and operated brewery with an all-seasons deck and spacious outdoor beer garden. The best part? It's completely dog friendly! Enjoy the friendly, and "yinzer" vibe while mingling with other dogs...(And humans).
Has your dog been a good boy? Time for a treat! Swing by the newly opened Woof Gang Bakery in East Liberty for a freshly baked treat, made with all-natural and nutritious ingredients.
Swing by the Strip for a treat for you and your dog at My Sweet Lilly. You'll love their lady locks and tarts, and your pup will love their entire wall of selections for treats, snacks and doggie birthday cakes.
Last but not least...You don't want to miss this.
Select Tuesday home games are Pup Night at PNC Park! You and your dog are invited to enjoy the game and special "Pup Night" giveaways for just Better yet, a portion of the proceeds benefit local animal shelters! Make sure your pooch is okay with fireworks - we do score a whole lot of home runs!
Molly Allwein loves traveling the world, her three rescue dogs, and indulging in brunch & happy hour. Her favorite things about living in Pittsburgh are the $10 opera tickets, the robust community and philanthropic organizations, and the amazing culinary scene.