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Why Dog Lovers Choose Reno's Dog Friendly Spots

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

It's officially summertime, and that means it's the perfect season to enjoy outdoor activities with your furry companion. When it comes to dog-friendly restaurants, Reno has a lot to offer. From breweries and restaurants to scenic spots along the Truckee River, there are plenty of options for you and your pup to explore together. In this guide, we've curated a list of our favorite dog-friendly restaurants and bars in Reno. So, grab your leash and get ready to have a tail-wagging good time!

Peggy the Blind Pug riding in a pedicab
Peggy traveling down Virginia St. in a Pineapple Pedicab

1. Rum Sugar Lime: Indulge in the vibrant flavors of summer at Rum Sugar Lime, where you'll find the best daiquiris in town. Sit on their beautiful patio with your pup by your side and relish the refreshing daiq options or their new slushies. Not into alcoholic drinks? Don't worry; they also offer a great selection of non-alcoholic options.


2. Beefy's Burger: If you're in the mood for the best burger in town and want to bring your furry friend along, look no further than Beefy's. This dog-friendly establishment now offers a charming new patio in the back where you can sit with your pup. Stay updated with their mouthwatering Burger of the Month by following them on Instagram. Enjoy a delicious burger while your four-legged companion enjoys the outdoor ambiance at Beefy's.

I sat on a stool at Beefy's Sitcker

3. The Emerson: For a trendy experience, head to The Emerson, a bar known for its handcrafted cocktails. Most days you'll find a rotating Food Truck on their patio. Their dog-friendly patio allows you to enjoy a delectable meal while your pup basks in the lively ambiance.


4. Pinon Bottle: Calling all beer enthusiasts! Pinon Bottle is a must-visit dog-friendly bottle shop and taproom. With an extensive selection of beers, wines, and ciders, this place is a paradise for connoisseurs. Relax on their welcoming patio and indulge in your favorite drink while your furry friend enjoys the vibrant atmosphere.


5. Noble Pie Parlor: If you're in the mood for mouthwatering pizza, Noble Pie Parlor is the place to be. This local favorite welcomes dogs on their outdoor patio, offering a perfect spot for you to relish delicious slices while your pup relaxes by your side. It's a fantastic destination for dog owners seeking a satisfying meal.

Peggy with Drag Queen and a Disco Ball

6. Craft Wine and Beer: Wine enthusiasts can delight in the cozy ambiance of Craft Wine and Beer. This dog-friendly wine bar and bottle shop offer a carefully curated selection of wines and beers. While you savor your favorite drink, your furry friend can enjoy the outdoor patio alongside you. It's the perfect setting for a relaxed evening with your pup.


7. Pignic Pub & Patio: Step into the charming ambiance of Pignic Pub & Patio, housed in a historic 1916 craftsman home. This hip bar invites you to enjoy a refreshing drink while your four-legged friend lounges beside you. They even have a permanent BBQ food truck outside or allow you to bring your own meats to grill or smoke, adding an extra layer of culinary delight.


8. Lead Dog Brewing Co.: Immerse yourself in the local brewing scene by visiting Lead Dog Brewing Co. This dog-friendly brewery boasts a great selection of craft beers, accompanied by a relaxing outdoor seating area for you and your furry friend. Spend a lazy afternoon, enjoying refreshing drinks and delectable snacks in a laid-back atmosphere.


9. Sierra Tap House: Located along the picturesque Truckee River, Sierra Tap House offers a patio experience that cannot be missed. After your pup has enjoyed a swim in the Truckee River, head over to Sierra Tap House and enjoy their tasty beverages, including mocktails and non-alcoholic options. It's a perfect combination of scenic beauty and refreshing drinks.


10. The Eddy Located along the banks of the Truckee River, The Eddy is a trendy outdoor bar that offers stunning views of the river and the surrounding mountains. Their dog-friendly patio is the perfect spot to sip on a cold beer and watch the world go by. Enjoy the serene atmosphere with your furry friend by your side at The Eddy.


11. Wild River Grille: Situated in the historic Riverside Hotel, Wild River Grille offers breathtaking views of the Truckee River and the surrounding mountains. This dog-friendly restaurant features a patio where you can enjoy a delicious meal along with a craft cocktail or local beer. Treat yourself to a memorable dining experience while your pup relaxes by your side at Wild River Grille.


13. Truckee Riverwalk: take short dog friendly hike on the Truckee Riverwalk while you enjoy the beautiful Truckee River that runs right through the middle of Downtown Reno. You can walk and make several stops at all of the dog friendly restaurants, bars and coffee shops along the riverwalk.

*The last 3 examples (Sierra Tap House, The Eddy & Wild River Grille) are all a short walk from each other.


12. Pineapple Pedicabs: If you're looking for a unique way to explore Reno with your pup, hop on a Pineapple Pedicab. These dog-friendly pedicabs will take you on a guided adventure through the city, ensuring both you and your furry friend have a fantastic time. It's a fun and convenient way to experience the sights and bar hop through Reno with your fur baby.

Bill & Peggy in a pedicabs in Downtown Reno
Bill & Peggy in a pedicabs in Downtown Reno

Reno is a fantastic city for dog owners, with an array of dog-friendly restaurants, bars and activities to choose from. Whether you're in the mood for craft beer, delicious food, or scenic views, Reno has it all. So, gather your canine companion and embark on an adventure through the biggest little city, making lasting memories together. Remember to always ensure the safety and comfort of your dog, and have a pawsitively amazing time exploring Reno's dog-friendly establishments!


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