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Top Dog Bars In South Florida

Dogs are not just pets; they are some people's best friends. So if you want to go to a bar with your best friend, check out the ones below for a night on the town with man's best friend. Some of the bars in South Florida not only welcome your dog, but they also have treats and special menu items just for your leashed friend.
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SandBar Sports Grill Coconut Grove

3064 Grand Ave.
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 444-5270

Sandbar Sports Grill is located in the Coconut Grove section of Miami and serves Baja California cuisine seven days a week until 3 am. The menu at this sports bar and grill consists of world famous fish tacos, a Sandbar special 5-pound burrito and fried banana cheesecake burritos. Humans are welcome to bring their leashed canine friends with them while they enjoy the music, food and large flat screen TVs at this pet-friendly venue.

(Source: Playwright Irish Pub)

Scotty's Landing

3381 Pan American Drive
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 854-2626

Scotty's welcomes well-mannered canines and their human companions. There are only three major rules for dogs at Scotty's Landings: dogs must be well-behaved, on a leash and no feet, human or otherwise, are to be placed on the chairs. This venue also offers wings, seafood, conch salad, dolphin strips, steaks, hot dogs, fries and desserts. There is even a docking area for those who want to come by sea to enjoy a local bar and grill.

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Muddy Waters

2237 W. Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(954) 428-6577

Muddy Waters offers seafood, meats, chowders, drinks and more. Guests can choose from two separate dining areas, two bars or a covered patio. The friendly island vibes at this restaurant and bar makes every guest feel welcome, even those guests of the canine persuasion. Guests are welcome to purchase any of the freshly made foods at this venue for themselves or their pets.

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The Field Irish Pub And Eatery

3281 Griffin Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 964-5979

This fine eatery welcomes its guests at the entrance of the property with a huge, 100-year-old Banyan tree. This quaint little pub offers Irish cuisine and hamburgers, as well as prime rib on Sundays. The staff also welcomes your fine furry canine friends, both large and small. Guests can even order grilled chicken for their pooch, which the cooks will gladly cook to perfection and serve to your pet at the same time you get your food. However, to abide by state health department rules, all dogs must be on a leash, are allowed only on the patio and must be under the control of their owner at all times.

(Source: Van Dyke Cafe)

Nexxt Café

700 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-6643

This venue serves the usual fare, such as burgers, salads and seafood. But the portions are so huge that guests frequently have difficulty finishing all their food. So feel free to share some of your food with your pet if you so desire. Although pets are only allowed outside, the servers will happily bring your pet a bowl of cool water. But be forewarned, there are a lot of other dogs enjoying this venue as well so please bring only well-mannered and leashed dogs.

Related: Best Pet-Friendly Getaways Near South Florida

Katherine Bostick is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on

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