As a dog owner, it’s always sad to leave your furry friend at home. When you’re on your way out the door, they freak out – wanting to go with you and wondering when you’ll be back. In their minds, you could have just walked out of their lives forever. That’s why dog-friendly spaces are godsends for all dog owners. When you find a good bar, restaurant, or other dog-friendly space, you don’t have to choose between a social life and being a good dog owner. You can simply bring your dog along to enjoy the fun with you and your friends. Our New York City personal injury lawyers are fans of the following dog-friendly places on the Upper West Side:

Pier i Cafe

Pier i Cafe is an outdoor cafe located along the shores of the Hudson River, in the new Riverside Park South. With beautiful views of the river, the skyline, and sunsets, this is one of our favorite places to enjoy a casual meal and drinks with our friends. And best of all, they’re welcoming to dogs. There are always plenty of canines here enjoying the fresh air with their owners.

Some of our favorite foods here include:

  • Creole Wings
  • House Made Hummus
  • Blackened Salmon
  • Maine Lobster Roll
  • Grilled Swordfish Taco

87th Street Dog Run

While it’s nice to bring your dog along to a bar or restaurant, it’s also important to make sure they get ample time in spaces designed just for them. The 87th Street Run is one of our favorite dog parks in the city and we frequently come here to get our pups some exercise. The dog run is split into two sections – one for smaller dogs and one for bigger ones. They also have a water hose and several baths and buckets for dogs to drink from or play in.

Fifth Hammer Brewing

Fifth Hammer Brewing may be the most welcoming dog-friendly bar in the city. You’ll see plenty of other dog owners and their pets here during any visit, and the staff even offers dog treats to their furry patrons. Besides that, their taproom has a steady rotation of delicious house-brewed craft beers to choose from. There’s also plenty of fun going on here, with a giant chalkboard, board games, and sports playing on a projector. A trip here is always a fun experience both for us and our dogs.

Barking Dog

Barking Dog is one of our favorite brunch spots in the city, and as you can probably guess by the name, very dog-friendly. We love coming here with our dogs during the summer time and enjoying a good meal on their outdoor patio.

We’ve enjoyed the following dishes at Barking Dog:

  • Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
  • Eggs Florentine
  • Breakfast Banana Split
  • Challah French Toast with Fresh Fruit
  • Chocolip Chip & Dried Cherry Pancakes

Bob’s Your Uncle

Bob’s Your Uncle is a dog-friendly dive bar with friendly bartenders, affordable drinks, and fun board games. We love coming here and enjoying their selection of delicious draft beers while enjoying a game of Connect-4 or Guess Who. It always makes for a fun night.