By Alison Bailin Batz, March 2018 Issue.
Whether it’s brunch, happy hour or any other time of the day really, we know our readers love the opportunity to wine and dine al fresco – and so do our beloved fur babies.
With spring in the air and our most loyal companions by our sides, we’ve rounded up the Valley’s most pooch-friendly patios, many with special seats, treats and play places especially for your pet. From salty dogs to hot dogs, we’ve got you – and your four-legged friends – covered (quite literally on these shady patios). Here they are in no particular order …
Widely regarded as the most dog-friendly drinking/dining destinations in the Valley, each O.H.S.O. location offers designated areas for dogs and their pet parents to play, as well as a special dog-focused area called the “barking bar,” which features water bowls and house-made dog treats all day, every day. In addition, charitable events are held monthly at each location to raise funds for local shelters.
4900 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix; 602-955-0358
15681 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale; 480-948-3159
10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix; 602-900-9003
Like Postinos, the bowls of doggy water flow freely (and actually are free, by the way) at AZ88. A bonus: the view of tempting lawn outside of the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts just steps away.
7353 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale; 480-994-5576
Hula’s Modern Tiki
Hula’s Modern Tiki is best known as the Valley’s home for award-winning tropical drinks and from-scratch island-style eats. But, they also welcome dogs on their patio year-round, providing water bowls on request. Dog lovers especially love the ample misters while it’s still hot, and the warming fire pits for chilly nights, as do the dogs.
4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602-265-8454 (The Phoenix location will be relocating to 5114 N. Seventh St. this summer.)
7213 E. First Ave., Scottsdale; 480-970-4852
Scramble – A Breakfast & Lunch Joint
The fast casual breakfast and lunch hot spot is known for using local farmers and vendors boasts a spacious, dog-friendly patio with dedicated water bowls for each four-legged friend who visits in addition to LED TVs, free Wi-Fi and charging stations.
9832 N. Seventh St., Phoenix; 602-374-2294
6590 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480-404-7264
Since opening the doors of its first location in 2001, Postino has not only made its expansive patios open to pooches and their two-legged pals, the wait staff is always happy to provide water bowls (and sometimes little treats) to dogs while serving up their famous bruschetta boards and wine to the people. A bonus: each of Postino’s sister restaurants including Windsor, Federal Pizza and Joyride Taco House also feature dog-friendly policies and patios.
5144 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; 602-274-5144
302 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert; 480-632-6363
615 S. College Ave., Tempe; 480-927-1111
7030 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale; 602-899-1111
4821 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 602-428-4444
The Farm at South Mountain
It only makes sense that The Farm – which started as an actual farm known for its pecan trees – would be all about animals! Each of the three restaurants on-site, including Morning Glory Café, Farm Kitchen and even Quiessence, make space for Spot. They even open their gorgeous Maya’s Garden (and Maya’s Farmers Market) to those who wish to stroll with their dogs while visiting.
6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix; 602-276-6360
From its patio, Cafe Bink offers its amazing views of Carefree to humans and dogs alike. Upon request, they provide free water bowls – in customized sizes to fit your pooch – which pair perfectly with their extra-long happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m. most days of the week. Bonus: Usually, resident pup, Panda, the manager’s dog and unofficial Cafe Bink mascot, is on the patio to keep your pooch company.
36889 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree; 480-488-9796
Farm & Craft
Farm & Craft not only offers healthy, sustainable food for humans; it also offers it for dogs. The menu actually features a “Dog Bowl,” which includes all-natural grilled chicken and healthy grains for your four-legged happy hour buddy. They also make sure the dogs are hydrated with refreshing ice water and free refills.
4302 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480-568-8980
Old Town Gringos
The indoor-outdoor dining experience – which often includes live music – welcomes dogs onto its patio, always offering each its own water bowl and doggy treats by the handful. They even invite dogs to run up and down the wooden stairs between the patios for a little exercise.
4209 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale; 480-423-3800
Not only does this burger joint boast a dog-friendly patio, each Shake Shack location has a “woof menu.” Options on the clever concept include the “Pooch-ini,” a ShackBurger dog biscuit made with peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard (best for bigger dogs), and the “Bag O-Bones,” five ShackBurger dog biscuits from Bocce’s Bakery.
100 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix; 602-903-3240
7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale; 480-270-8825
15030 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 180G1A, Scottsdale; 602-362-2020
The Adobe Restaurant
Located at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, this eatery’s golf course-facing patio is the ultimate spot to relax and unwind with furry friends. Complete with a misting system, comfortable seating and fire pits, The Adobe patio is extremely dog-friendly. Beyond water bowls, the venue offers dog-friendly menu items all day, including a Yappy Hour menu with eggs, chicken and even modified burgers for your pups.
2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix; 602-468-9160
Additional Spots for Spot*
Bliss/ReBAR | 905 N. Fourth St., Phoenix | 602-795-1792
Brat Haus | 3622 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale | 480-947-4006
Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers | All Valley Locations
Duke’s Sports Bar | 7607 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale | 480-675-9724
EVO | 4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale | 480-265-9814
Fez | 105 W. Portland St., Phoenix | 602-287-8700
Green and Nami
2022 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, AZ | 602-258-1870 | 2240 N. Scottsdale Road #8, Tempe | 480-941-9003
McFate Brewing Co. | 1312 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale | 480-656-9100
Ingo’s Tasty Food | 4502 N. 40th St., Phoenix | 602-795-2884
Kale & Clover | 20511 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale | 480-568-8707
Kelly’s at SouthBridge | 7117 E. Sixth Ave., Scottsdale | 480-393-3205
Luci’s at the Orchard | 7100 N. 12th St., Bldg. 2 | 602-633-2442
Original Gravity | 4700 N. 12th St. #101, Phoenix | 602-583-7628
Scottsdale Beer Company | 8608 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale | 480-219-1844
Switch | 2603 N. Central Ave., Phoenix | 602-264-2295
The Coronado | 2201 N. Seventh St, Phoenix | 602-252-1322
The Gladly | 2201 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix | 602-759-8132
The Herb Box at Southbridge | 7134 E. Stetson Drive #200, Scottsdale | 480-289-6160
The Market by Jennifer Restaurant + Bar | 3603 E. Indian School Road, Ste. A, Phoenix | 602-626-5050
The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen | 5813 N. Seventh St, Phoenix | 602-313-8713
Third Space | 1028 Grand Ave., Phoenix | 602-258-1536
Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery | 4321 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale | 480-378-3001
Welcome Diner | 924 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix | 602-495-1111
*each offers outdoor space for pups as well as water dishes on request.
The Stars of the Bars
Check with your gayborhood bars before bringing your pets. For a complete listing of Phoenix-area LGBTQ bars, click here.