The Best Of Dog-Friendly Pubs And Cafes Of Sydney’s Inner City And Inner West

October 27th, 2022 - by Brad Gillespie

Almost every dog owner knows the sight of that sad little furry face when you’re going out to have a good time without them.

These decidedly dog-friendly pubs and cafes make it easy to take them along with you instead.


Lord Raglan
12 Henderson Road, Alexandria

This pub’s loyal, local clientele consists of so many dog owners that at times the four-legged customers seem to outnumber those with two legs. Settle in with your fur-baby and enjoy some craft beers and pub grub classics.

The Alex
35 Henderson Road, Alexandria

Billed as ‘Backyard at The Alex’, the heart of this pub is a large dog-friendly courtyard that’s also home to rotating food trucks. It frequently features live music and DJs too.

Grumpy Barista
34 Henderson Road, Alexandria

This excellent café is so dog-friendly that inside you’ll find a photo wall of polaroid snaps of its many furry regulars. Great food, excellent coffee, lovely staff and outdoor tables make it an equally popular spot with their humans.


Bloc145 Café and Restaurant
145 Redfern Street, Redfern

This café is dog-friendly inside and dishes up treats for cats and dogs made of 100% human-grade, grass-fed Aussie beef. Treat yourself to a tasty meal while you spoil doggo too.

The Redfern
106 George Street, Redfern

This 100-year-old pub, downstairs from the popular Misfits bar, is dog-friendly both inside and out. It also boasts 26 beers on tap and a tasty pub menu.

The Woolpack
229 Chalmers Street, Redfern

This mainstay Redfern pub is as welcoming to dogs as it is to the local community. Its classic pub menu has recently been given an overhaul too.


Naked Brew
110 Swanson Street, Erskineville

We love a café where the dog-menu is as appetising as the human one. Your pup will be spoilt forever here, where they have a choice of dog-friendly Belgium Waffles, do'muts' and doggie-chinos.

Blackbird & Co.
Shop 1/177 Mitchell Rd, Erskineville

With lots of outdoor seating and a pretty leafy outlook, this café is decidedly dog and kid-friendly.

The Erko
102 Erskineville Road, Erskineville

This gastro-pub and beer garden is dog-friendly, both indoors and outside. Alongside craft beers and tasty pub grub is a menu of doggie treats.


Café Bones
Hawthorne Canal Reserve, Leichhardt

As the name implies, it’s all about the pups here! Situated in the middle of a huge park, this is the spot to grab a bite after exercising your pooch and meet fellow dog-lovers. There’s a menu of drinks and snacks for your furry bestie too, including Café Bones’ Pupaccino™.


Vic on the Park
2 Addison Road, Marrickville

Lovers of both dogs and live music may find their spiritual home here. There’s lots of outdoor space, but pups are welcome indoors too (so long as they’re on-leash).


The Carrington
565 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

With its great wine and beer list, excellent pub food and indoor and outdoor spaces, The Carrington is a standout pub all around but not least because of how doggy-friendly it is. Its dog menu includes steak and veg ($8), beef tartare (46) and pup-cakes.

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