Must Love Dogs

11 Valley restaurants where every hour is puppy hour

The Gorsky-Guerin squad – Mister Snow, Enzo, Walter James, Shelby and Sevannah – are ready to head out to brunch. Photo courtesy of Ben and Gary Gorsky-Guerin.

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 …

Koa enjoying an IPA at O.H.S.O. Photo credit: KJ Philp.


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

Stella warming up by the fire at Hula’s Modern Tiki (original Phoenix location). Photo credit: Jojo Halko.

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

Ollie hiding from the puparazzi at Joyride Taco House. Photo credit: Chelsea Young.


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

Panda hanging out at Cafe Bink. Courtesy photo.

Cafe Bink

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

Bentley and Mercedes eagerly awaiting their Dog Bowl at Farm & Craft

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

Lola enjoying a Pooch-ini at Shake Shack. Photo credit: Julie Chapman.

Shake Shack

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*

Angus and his mom enjoying vegan brunch at Nami. Photo courtesy of Dani Logan.

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 Food4502 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

Sip Coffee & Beer | 3617 N. Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale | 480-625-3878 |
3620 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix | 602-900-5188 |

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

Poppers and Fireball love to go to Kobalt for karaoke and popcorn. Photo credit: Cozi Phifer.

Welcome Diner924 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix | 602-495-1111

*each offers outdoor space for pups as well as water dishes on request.



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