The Top 6 Dog-Friendly Places in Raleigh


Raleigh, NC is a very modern city that likes to keep up with the times always opening cool new restaurants, hip downtown bars, and hosting incredible community events. Raleigh businesses know how to cater to their demographic, which includes our furry-friends too. Raleigh prides themselves on being dog-friendly.

This Summer, check out some of my Raleigh favorite attractions that fido can tag along with! Whether you are in the mood for ice cream, arcade games, or just hanging out… your pooch is down too.


Millbrook Dog Park

Just look how happy these pups look!!! There are a bunch of great dog parks in Raleigh but Millbrook Dog Park takes the cake! Millbrook is the place for you and your doggo to meet new friends, let out a little energy, and relax after a long day. They even come equipped with a little pool for your pup to splash around in on hot Summer days. The best part? Millbrook recently won the Beneful Dream Dog park contest, meaning they’re getting a $30,000 makeover!

The Original Flying Burrito 

First off, The Flying Burrito’s Tex-mex is AMAZING! Make sure to go on a Tuesday for dollar taco night. They often have live music as well… which is awesome. During the Winter, you may want to leave Fido at home but when the weather gets warmer, they offer outside seating. They will also bring your pooch a doggy bowl and some chips (if you want). Fido is also bound to get lots of pets and love.

Lynwood Grille

Lynnwood grille is actually right across the street from The Flying Burrito. So whether you’re in the mood for tacos or pizza, you can head to Grove Barton! I personally love Lynnwood because they have BOMB gluten free pizza and drinks. You and your pup can hang out either in the outside area or rooftop bar.

Boxcar Barcade

Boxcar Barcade has my three favorite things… games, cider, and dogs! And unlike Dave n Busters or Frankie’s Fun House, game tokens are free. Plus they have Pacman and Mario-cart. When you get the munchies, Boxcar also has free movie-theater popcorn at all times. Could it get any better? Your pup is sure to love it too! It’s a tail-waggin good time ?


Crankarm Brewery

Crankarm Brewery is another super cool, dog-friendly bar in downtown Raleigh. Crankarm is a cyclists dream hangout because the place is “bike-themed” but you’re still welcome to come even if you don’t ride… and Fido is welcome too! Dogs are actually even allowed inside. (Just like any other dog-friendly place, they just ask, please be responsible for your pooch and keep an eye on them.) They may not have arcade games but they do have jenga XL, and connect-four. 


I may be bias but Fresh. has the absolute best ice cream in Raleigh. I actually didn’t realize HOW dog-friendly Fresh. is until one of Kona’s dog friends had their birthday party here! Besides tons of outdoor seating, they actually have a menu option just for pups! Order a dog sundae at Fresh. and your pup will love you fur-ever. I’ve never seen Kona eat something SO fast ? The dog sundae is made especially for our four-legged pals and includes sugar-free vanilla, peanut butter, and is topped with a doggy treat. While Fido will love it, I suggest you try something different.


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  1. Melissa

    Honestly… everywhere should be dog friendly. Dogs are the best and they are very important part of families. Thanks for sharing!

    xx, Melissa

    03 . Jul . 2017
  2. Marilyn

    This is such good information! We used to have a yorkie and loved taking her everywhere with us. Wish we could have something like this post for our neck of the woods.

    03 . Jul . 2017
  3. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    These all look like great spots for us – and our dog! We’re lucky to live someplace (Portland, OR) where most breweries, restaurants, cafes, etc. are dog-friendly or at least have outdoor areas where dogs are appreciated, and it’s always great for us to know of these places when we travel. We’ll keep this list in mind if we make it out to Raleigh with our dog!

    03 . Jul . 2017
  4. Allison

    I love bringing my pup with us when we run errands (and even out on the boat). It’s great to know that if we ever visit Raleigh, that we can bring her along!

    04 . Jul . 2017
  5. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place

    I love that there are more and more dog friendly places available these days! Raleigh is perfect for dog lovers like me and I’d love to check these places out. They are all so lovely especially since I feel bad whenever we’d have to leave our fur baby out of the vacation plans.

    04 . Jul . 2017
  6. Lily

    This makes my heart SO happy! I love when places are dog friendly…I love my pups so much and wish I could bring them with me everywhere. Unfortunately, I’m nowhere near Raleigh but in case I ever make a visit, now I know. LOL!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    04 . Jul . 2017
  7. Southern & Style

    As a dog-mom myself, I love seeing places that cater to the dog crowd! I would take my lab, Forrest, with me everywhere if I could!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

    04 . Jul . 2017
  8. Brooke

    These pups are adorable! I love this because my dog’s 14 now and she absolutely HATES being left home alone. I take her with me as much as I can — even to the drive-in!

    04 . Jul . 2017
  9. Annaliese

    Aw love this! I lived in Charlotte for 4 years but never made it Raleigh to visit- I’m so sad! 🙁

    xoxo A

    04 . Jul . 2017
  10. Kristen

    These all look like great parks for doggies 🙂 If I ever visit Raleigh with my pup, I’ll definitely visit some of these!

    04 . Jul . 2017
  11. Bella

    Love that there are ore dog friendly areas!

    04 . Jul . 2017
  12. Seersucker Sass

    I love when places are dog friendly! There are two bars in my community that welcome dogs, and I will forever support their businesses because of that 🙂 haha

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

    05 . Jul . 2017
  13. Sydney

    I always love to know dog friendly places! It is so nice to have the furry friend come along!

    05 . Jul . 2017
  14. Rachel Ritlop

    awe love dog friendly places! but only if owners know how to handle their dogs #SMH

    05 . Jul . 2017
  15. Cassie

    This is so cool! I love that you can bring your pup along to your summer events! I’ve been to Raleigh once and it was a cool city!

    Cassie’s Big Adventure

    05 . Jul . 2017
  16. kait

    Jelly! We don’t have a ton of dog-friendly places where I live. It is always nice to see cute outdoor summer spots where dogs are allowed. If only there were more near me. I would definitely bring my pup!!

    05 . Jul . 2017
  17. Aarika

    I love seeing all these happy pups! Yay. I love learning about all the fabulous dog-friendly places in Raleigh. Awesome!

    05 . Jul . 2017
  18. Greta

    I love this! We don’t go anywhere without our pup so it’s nice to know there are some dog friendly places if we go to Raleigh!

    Greta |

    07 . Jul . 2017

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