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Bring the pup: 37 dog-friendly businesses in Columbus

Explore these dog-friendly businesses in Columbus that span from places to eat, drink, shop, play, and stay the night.

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Never feel guilty about leaving your dog at home again with BrewDog DogTap. | Photo via BrewDog DogTap

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Round of a-paws, please. Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, hitting the night market, or just dining out, well bone appétit. Get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly spots around the 614.

Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels and events, too.

🐾 Breweries

  • BrewDog DogTap, 96 Gender Rd. | This Canal Winchester location is complete with a dog-friendly hotel, too. Bonus: All BrewDog locations in Columbus are pet-friendly.
  • Endeavor Brewing, 909 W. Fifth Ave. | Bring fido for game night as this brewery features a variety of board games.
  • Gemüt Biergarten, 734 Oak St. | Leashed dogs can hang out on the patio at this German-style brewery.
  • Hoof Hearted Brewery & Kitchen, 850 N. 4th St. | Dogs are permitted on the patio for brunch, lunch, and dinner at this eccentric Italian Village brewery.
  • Land-Grant Brewing Co., 424 W. Town St. | Spend some time with your four-legged best friend at this large beer garden with fire pits and picnic tables.
  • Nocterra Brewing Co., 41 Depot St. | This Powell-based brewery loves the outdoors, and dogs too.
  • Parsons North Brewing, 685 Parsons Ave. | This brewery features large garage-style doors that open into the dog-friendly patio.
  • Saucy Brew Works, 443 W. Third Ave. | Grab a beer on the patio from this microbrewery in the morning, or stop by for a coffee next door at its café with pup cups.
  • Seventh Son Brewing Co., 1101 N. 4th St. | Bring your pup to the downstairs patio, which is conveniently near the bar + a rotating cast of food trucks.
  • Sideswipe Brewing, 2419 Scioto Harper Dr. | Not only is this brewery dog-friendly, it also offers a wide selection of pinball machines.
  • Zaftig Brew Pub, 119 E. Fifth Ave. | Take the dog out with you for a night of craft beers in the Italian Village.
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Is this pup plotting, or protecting? | Photo by @hashbrownandbeans

🐾 Hotels

  • Graduate Hotel, 750 N. High St. | Even big dogs are allowed at this hotel, however pet fees are applied to your stay.
  • Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 N. High St. | Spend a night in one of the tallest hotels in Ohio with your pup.
  • Hilton Columbus Easton, 3900 Chagrin Dr. | Both dogs and cats are allowed at this pet-friendly hotel.
  • Moxy Columbus Short North, 808 N. High St. | Swing by the front desk on your first night to snag a free drink — and maybe bring a treat for your pup, too.
  • Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph | 620 N. High St. | Pets up to 40 lbs are allowed with no additional fee, and there’s a nearby park for pet potty time.
  • Residence Inn Columbus University Area, 3100 Olentangy River Rd. | Bring the family dog on your next visit to your child at The Ohio State University.
  • Westin Columbus, 310 S. High St. | Guests can bring up to two pets that weigh less than 60 pounds combined + the hotel provides pet beds and bowls.

🐾 Parks + trails

  • Alum Creek State Park, 3615 S. Old State Rd. | This state park boasts a large dog park + walking trails through nature.
  • Goodale Park, 120 W. Goodale St. | This park is a favorite for dog walkers in the Short North.
  • Schiller Park, 1069 Jaeger St. | Take a stroll with fido through this German Village park.
  • The Scioto Mile, 223 Civic Center Dr. | Walk along sidewalks near the Scioto River downtown.
  • Scioto Audubon Metro Park, 400 W. Whittier St. | Walk alongStroll through nature trails, or bring your pup to the dog park with various ramps and runways.
  • Quarry Trails Metro Park, 2600 Dublin Rd. | Go chasing waterfalls with your dog — we won’t tell TLC.
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Sycamore hosted a costume contest for Halloween in 2022. | Photo via @thesycamoregv

🐾 Restaurants

  • Arepazo, 515 S. High St. | Leashed + well-behaved dogs are permitted on the patio.
  • Gresso’s, 961 S. High St. | Snack on some pizza or loaded waffle fries on a spacious pet-friendly patio.
  • The DK Diner, 1715 W. Third Ave. | Grab a breakfast on DK’s patio with your pup, or pick up a donut to-go.
  • Northstar Easton, 4015 Townsfair Way | Pets are also permitted at the Beechwold location at 4241 N. High St.
  • Oddfellows Liquor Bar, 1038 N. High St. | This Short North bar is home to a Late Night Slice on its patio, which is dog-friendly.
  • Hofbrauhaus Columbus, 800 Goodale Blvd. | Enjoy a giant pretzel with a German beer while your dog snacks on a treat provided by the restaurant.
  • Red Door Tavern, 1736 W. Fifth Ave. | This neighborhood spot has been a favorite since 1964 + is dog-friendly on the patio.
  • Sycamore German Village, 262 E. Sycamore St. | This neighborhood favorite is known for hosting pet-friendly events, like costume contests or photoshoots with Santa.

🐾 Shopping

  • Mutts & Co., Multiple locations | Find high quality dog food and treats + different service options for grooming.
  • Fangs & Fur, 1724 Northwest Blvd. | This local store specializes in raw dog food + has the ability to deliver to select locations.
  • Hollywood Feed, Multiple locations | Pick up natural and holistic options for fido at this specialty dog store.
  • Petco, Multiple locations | Bring your dog to find its next favorite treat, toy, or bed.
  • PetPeople, Multiple locations | Find toys and treats, or use their enclosed dog cleaning areas to avoid the mess at home.
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