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Best Dog Bars In Pittsburgh

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What better way to enhance a night out than by bringing man's best friend along, too? While plenty of establishments allow patrons to let their furry friends join them on outdoor patios, others take things a step further by catering to dogs with treats and even their own menus. If you're looking for the perfect place where your dog is welcome too, here are five of your best options, whether you want dinner and a beer or to take in a baseball game — just remember to clean up after your pet and keep them leashed.

Double Wide Grill
2339 East Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 390-1111

One could argue that South Side's Double Wide Grill is one of the most dog-friendly places in Pittsburgh, if not the most dog-friendly. In 2011, after some complaints made their way to the health department, the restaurant was forced to end its practice of serving dogs on the patio, due to a technicality requiring the fenced-in patio to be treated the same way as the interior, where only service dogs are permitted. So in 2013, Double Wide opened a fenced-in corner of the patio in compliance with state and local laws so that dogs could continue to enjoy meals with their owners. While Double Wide has plenty of food and beer for humans, dogs get their own special menu, and they're celebrated in the summer with Lucky's South Side Dog Festival.

103 Federal St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 322-1850

Near pup-friendly PNC Park is Atria's, where dogs are welcome to join their owners for food and drinks on the restaurant's outdoor patio; no dogs allowed in the bar, of course. But your dog can be refreshed with a dish of water, available upon request. If you're in another part of the area, though, Atria's has multiple locations including Mt. Lebanon, Pleasant Hills, Peters Township, Wexford, Murrysville and more.

PNC Park Pup Night
115 Federal St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 321-BUCS

When Double Wide Grill's owners were designed their pet-friendly patio, they looked to PNC Park's popular Pup Night for some guidance. While it may not be a bar, dogs are allowed to take in Pirate games on Tuesday home games throughout the season on the Miller Lite Rooftop, with a portion of the $32 ticket proceeds benefitting local animal shelters. The pooches even get their own promotional giveaways. May giveaways include a collapsible dog bowl, a bandana and a bag dispenser.

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Jerome Bettis' Grille 36
393 North Shore Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 224-6287

While outdoor patio seating tends to be seasonal, you and your canine companion can enjoy the food and drinks at Grille 46 on the North Shore no matter the time of year — as long as the weather holds out, of course. They'll even serve your dog a bowl of water while you enjoy the restaurant's selection of beer and burgers, but don't be surprised if your dog begs for a taste, too.

The Brew Gentlemen
512 Braddock Ave.
Braddock, PA 15104
(412) 871-5075

How can you tell The Break Gentlemen is a dog-friendly establishment? The owner's own dog can often be seen hanging out there. The Brew Gentlemen specializes in beer, of course, meaning they don't serve their own food — which is why dogs are allowed inside — but grab a bite to go with your beer from a food truck typically stationed outside. They'll probably slip you something for you dog to snack on, too, though we don't recommend letting them share the beer.

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Janelle Sheetz is a 20-something closed-captioner by day, writer by night, just outside of Pittsburgh. She also regularly contributes to and, and her writing has also been featured on The Billfold and Neutrons Protons.

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