– GLF Editors
There’s no better way to beat the Texas heat than with good food, cool drinks, and man’s best friend. Check out these restaurant patios, where you and your fur baby are welcome all year long.
Mutt’s Canine Cantina
Delicious burgers, sandwiches and brews in a relaxed off-leash park (one side for big dogs; the other for little ones).
2889 CityPlace West Blvd. | Dallas
A seasonal menu and hearty appetizers make this a great place to linger with Fido. Proud humans can even submit a photo of their furry baby for possible submission to the Lazy Dog Hall of Fame.
Locations in Addison, Euless/Glade Parks and Plano
Katy Trail Ice House
Its cool Austin vibe ensures plenty of warm welcomes for your four-legged friend, along with over 50 beers on tap. Great place to watch people, too.
3127 Routh St. | Dallas
4700 W. Park Blvd. | Plano
GRRRowler’s Tap Room and Beer Garden
Just what you’re looking for in The Colony—a place to hang with peeps and pooches. Oh, and a pretty awesome selection of brews, too. Over 25 on tap!
5800 Windhaven Pkwy. | The Colony
Who doesn’t love Tex-Mex with a quirky atmospheric twist? In Dallas, Chuy’s is a staple for made-from-scratch apps and entrees, and your pup will personally thank you for the dedicated pet-shaded patio areas.
Multiple locations throughout DFW
Snug on the Square
This quaint, cozy coffee house and café offers comfortable outdoor seating on the patio and often features local artists and musicians in their inviting eclectic shop.
109 N. Kentucky St. | McKinney
1001 Windsong Pkwy. S. | Prosper
Diners and their dogs love the nightly backdrop of live German music at this Plano patio bar. Bavarian Grill gives diners an authentic ethnic experience with its schnitzel, bratwurst, goulash soup, sauerbraten, spätzle and other classic dishes.
221 W. Parker Rd. | Plano
Village Burger Bar
Yes, the food is stellar (Cheffed-Up Gourmet Burgers, Truffle Fries and Decadent Shakes), but it’s also a place where family (including the family canine!) comes first. Many customers pop in several times a week to watch games and enjoy their All Day/Every Day happy hour.
957 Garden Park Dr. | Allen
Shady’s Burgers & Brewhaha
Bold burgers, beer, and wine are served at this family-friendly spot with a patio and live music nights. From the local beer on tap, to their from-scratch kitchen, Shady’s was built out of a growing desire to serve the community. You and your pooch will love the covered patio.
2701 Custer Pkwy., Ste. 915 | Richardson
Rock & Brews
When you’re hangry, thirsty, and ready to rock-n-roll, scoot on over for some much-needed sustenance. Entrees are well-prepared and surprisingly affordable, making it a terrific destination for getting together with friends or family. Dogs are welcome on the patio, and as the name suggests, rock music RULES the fun-and-friendly vibe here.
5351 Nebraska Furniture Mart Dr. | The Colony