21 dog-friendly places to bring your pooch in Dublin

By Fiona Frawley

February 15, 2023 at 10:00am


We all grew even more attached to our furry friends over the past two years, and now the thought of leaving them at home now is less appealing than ever.

Over the past few years, many of us have rightfully become more reluctant than ever to leave our dogs behind when we head out on adventures.

Out for coffee? The dog's coming. Heading to a comedy show? The dog's coming. In the office for the day? The. Dog's. Coming.

Luckily, the list of dog-friendly spots in Dublin is always growing, and there are loads of places that would be only delighted to see you and your pupper out on the town!  Here are a few of our favourites…

1. Surge Coffee, Clontarf

Take in the view from their prime spot on the Clontarf seafront with your pooch in tow and one of their specialty coffees or teas in front of you. Saturday afternoon plans sorted.

2. Network Café, Aungier Street

Settle down with a coffee outside the gorgeous Network Café and prepare to do some dog spotting. Their pet friendly policy is definitely a hit with customers and so is their brunch – you can’t go wrong with their Notions on Toast (yes, it involves avocado).

3. Street 66, Temple Bar

Formerly The Front Lounge, Street 66 took over back in December 2020 and its cosy décor and extensive gin menu has been popular with dog owners to say the least.

4. Two Pups Coffee, Francis Street

This cute café in the Liberties does great brunch and even better coffee. It also has a lovely outdoor terrace for soaking up the last of the sunny days.

5. Urbanity, Smithfield

Urbanity's weekend brunch menu is immense, and it's the perfect spot for whiling away a morning with a coffee.


6. The Bernard Shaw, Drumcondra

Man's best friend can't get enough of the sunny, artsy vibes.

7. MVP, Clanbrassil Street

A great spot for a pint, a coffee, and even a browse of a few vinyls! All with your pupper by your side.

8. Shoe Lane Coffee, Dun Laoghaire

When your pupper has had a hard day of being the best boy, this is a great spot to take him for a wind down over a puppacino.

9. Johnnie Fox's, Glencullen

Because dogs love sitting back and taking in the views as much as the rest of us!

10. Brindle Coffee & Wine, Portobello

A great spot for a bit of boujie people watching while you and your pup sip on the finest merlot.

11. The Barber's Bar, Stoneybatter

A must for any puppy parent. Stop off for a pint and do a bit of schmoozin' if you want your dog to earn a coveted spot on their wall of fame!

12. Little Bird, Portobello


Bring your pup along to this sunny spot for a bit of downward facing.. ah sure you know yourself.

13. Hen's Teeth, Blackpitts

Hen's Teeth love receiving visits from pups of all shapes and sizes, and even have their own special homemade dog treats. Just look at this lil guy flaked out absolutely loving his life.

14. Keegans Cafe, Glasnevin

We simply can't cope with all the gorge four legged visitors this coffee & sambo spot gets.

15. The Bath Pub, Ringsend

Pups and Prosecco, the combo that will never fail you.

16. The Fourth Corner, Patrick Street

Delish Dublin 8 spot where good boys and girls always receive service with a smile.

17. Kodiak, Rathmines 

Round up your pizza-loving pups and get yourself to this roomy, welcoming joint slap bang in the middle of Rathmines, at the spot formerly occupied by Copán.

18. The Circular, Rialto


Prime spot for doggos who are looking to talk, make friends and maybe more.

19. Lucky's, Francis Street 

Like the Circular, Lucky's serve tasty Coke Lane pizza and are dog friendly! Just look at this little fella offering to pay for pints.

20. Dashi, Smithfield

Newly opened cocktail bar Dashi claims to be "dog owned, human friendly" - so call in a favour with your pup and get them to take you out for a night on the town.

21. Be Sweet Café, Clarendon Street

The newest addition to the list, Be Sweet are freshly opened with resident pooches Otto and Milo ready to welcome fluffy patronage, and even offer them a puppucino on the house.

Any dog friendly spots we've missed out on? Let us know, we'd love to add them to the list.

Header image via Instagram/MVP

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