Best Dog-Friendly Bars In Los Angeles

April 15, 2016 5:00 AM

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(Credit: Budimir Jevtic/shutterstock)


Angelenos definitely enjoy spending time with their dogs in tow. To the dog park, at the mall and at happy hour, Los Angeles dogs and their parents go hand in hand (or rather paw in hand). The nature of residing in L.A. enables lots of outdoor time with pets, and today’s bars and restaurants make it quite convenient for patrons to enjoy a dining experience with their pets. Check out the best five bars and restaurants that accommodate pups and their parents.
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(credit: Plan Check)


Plan Check Kitchen & Bar
1111 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 403-1616
http://www.plancheck.com/

DTLA’s Plan Check Kitchen + Bar is one of the best urban dog-friendly bar/restaurants in town. A street-side patio invites patrons to grab a seat at Plan Check’s communal tables, where it’s quite common for pups to hang below. Plan Check’s elevated comfort food such as smoky fried chicken or the KBBQ burger made with grilled pork belly, kimcheese, sprouting onion, gochujang bbq sauce and fried onions, are just the right orders to complete that downtown outdoor experience. Plan Check Kitchen recently celebrated its four year anniversary, and announced plans to open its next location in Santa Monica.

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(credit: Ashland Hill)


Ashland Hill
2807 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 392-3300
http://ashlandhill.com/

The Ashland Hill beer and wine garden welcomes dogs and their pet parents to enjoy the outdoor vibe of Santa Monica. It’s beer and wine garden is a perfect situation for parties with dogs. In fact, when temperatures drop below the L.A. standard of tolerable, Ashland Hill heats up the outdoor patio with heat lamps, fireplaces and covered awnings, making it comfortable for people and pups, alike. Ashland Hills goes above and beyond in doggy customer service offering water bowls and Ashland Hill branded dog treats.

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(Credit: Kellie Fell)


The Pub at Golden Road Brewery
5410 W. San Fernando Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(213) 373-4677
http://www.goldenroad.la/

The Pub at Golden Road Brewery welcomes humans and canines to kickback on its outdoor doggie deck for an outstanding social and relaxing experience. An abundance of water bowls are placed around the deck for any leash access. The Pub also loves to share specially made doggy biscuits for pet visitors. As for people, Golden Road offers 20 taps of beer brewed steps away in the brewery. The gluten-free crowd can sip on the brewery’s gluten-free cider, or red and white wine offerings. Guests find satisfying bar snacks on the menu such as a pub Bavarian pretzel, short rib tacos and “better than mozzarella sticks”, which are really deep fried cheese wontons.

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(credit: Anne Fishbein)


Art’s Table
1002 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 395-2500
http://www.artstablesm.com/

Art’s Table is a crafty kick-back neighborhood beer and wine restaurant that features outdoor seating right off of Montana Ave. It’s a super dog-friendly bar and offers lots of room for dogs to nestle next to their pet parents or hang out under the tables. Recently, Art’s Table and Healthy Spot (a local pet specialty store) hosted a Valentine’s Day social event where  approximately 100 singles and their dogs gathered to meet new friends. Pet parents snacked on the savory menu items offered at Art’s Table, including the guacamole toasts, the Belly of the Beast sandwich (it’s a twist on the Cuban), French fries, homemade potato chips, chef style sliders and much more.

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(credit: CBS)


Little Dom’s
2128 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 661-0055
http://www.littledoms.com/

Little Dom’s is a neighborhood Italian spot that is ideal for Italian cuisine, authentic Italian deli, great brunches and a dog-friendly hangout. Any day of the week, patrons and their pups are welcome to dine outdoors. The hip restaurant offers both shaded and non-shaded sidewalk seating. Little Dom’s offers water bowls and doggy treats (or snag some cold cuts from the deli). Distinguished dishes offered on the menu include Little Dom’s homemade linguine carbonara, gnocchi fritto and meatballs, the wood-oven pizzas and the rice balls. And, specialty cocktails that will definitely whet your whistle are The Godfather 101 (Grouse Scotch, Gosling dark rum mixed with Lazzaroni amaretto) and the tequila-based Smoke and Spice (El Silencio mezcal, habanero infused Olmeca Altos reposado, jalapeno infused agave nectar and lime).

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Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com

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