There’s nothing more heart-breaking as a dog owner than leaving your pooch at home while you head out to have fun.
Luckily, Liverpool has always been a dog friendly city. There’s loads of bars and restaurants that welcome four-legged friends with water bowls, jars of treats and even the odd canine-based events.
Whether you’re taking your pooch on a doggy date, or bringing them along for a pint out with the boys, we’ve put together a list of the best venues in Liverpool guaranteed to give your pup a scratch under the snout when you turn up at their door.
The Liverpool branch of Brewdog is canine friendly by nambar oe and nature. Serving dog-friendly beer alongside decidedly more alcoholic human beverages, pooches are not only allowed in Brewdog but welcomed with open arms!
They’ve even started taking bookings for pup birthdays. For £5 per hound, your good boy is given a party hat and dog-safe pupcakes to celebrate their big day – and humans go free.
8 Colquitt St L1 4DE
The Dead Crafty Beer Company
Loudly proclaiming they are dog-friendly on their Facebook page, the dead Crafty Beer Company comes equipped with water bowls and their very own special dog-treats. And if you’re stuck for a poo-bag, they also stock a few behind the bar!
Check out their Facebook page for photos of cute canine visitors to the Dale Street venue.
92 Dale St L2 5TF
Diamonds and Rust
Head down to this luxurious cocktail on Lark Lane and introduce your pooch to resident pup Nelson, who loves a lap-cuddle with any customer who comes in.
This newly opened cocktail, wine and champagne bar uses quality ingredients from around the world to create delicious, delectable concoctions, meaning you don’t have to give up a sophisticated night-out to enjoy a drink or two with your pooch.
The new bar will also soon be serving cheeseboards and nibbles in future, as well as opening in the mornings for coffees, teas, pastries and cakes in a few months.
26 Lark Ln L17 8US
Pups and Cups Bistro
This restaurant in Old Swan is Liverpool’s first dedicated dog-friendly venue. It’s a haven of furriness for dog owners and their four-legged friends.
The café includes an astro-turf gated garden for puppy play dates and even has a pawfect dog menu for lucky pooches. Canines can chose from pupcakes, bones and doggie meals while their owners tuck into breakfast, lunch or dinner.
408-410 Prescot Road L13 3DA
Treat your dog to a human-worthy meal at The Caledonia, who are only too happy to serve four-legged friends a burger or a bowl of stew. And if you’re lucky, your treasured pooch might even make the #calidotw (that’s Caledonia Dog of the Week) on Instagram, offering life advice to the pub’s followers.
This well-known pub in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter even has two resident dachshunds to help your pup feel right at home.
22 Caledonia St L7 7DX
Evil Eye Burrito Shack
The staff at this burrito shack on Smithdown are so obsessed with dogs that they’ve decided to start hosting a monthly film night with free popcorn and the option to bring along your pup. Kick-starting on 5 August, get down to the Tex-Mex haunt from 6pm for the film Coco (the same name as the bar’s resident dog).
But even if you can’t make a film night, head down to the Smithdown bar on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday and order off the breakfast menu to receive a free doggie breakfast for the furry friend at your feet!
208 Smithdown Rd L15 3JT
Salt Dog Slims
The clue is in the name for this city centre bar. Although predominantly serving up steins and brines, Salt Dog Slims will also happily send over some water and a treat free of charge to any furry friends that enter their premises. Just make sure you keep those snouts away from the hotdogs on the table…
79 Seel St L1 4BB
The Baltic Market
The Baltic Market has been a dog-friendly haven since it opened, with many a famous pooch of Instagram posing for shots in its aesthetically pleasing interiors.
The market, set up by the masterminds behind Independent Liverpool, even hosts dress-up events for dogs, with the most recent costume fun being a Dogs of the Caribbean day. Attendees indulged in a dog market selling treats, food and drinks for lucky pooches.
107 Stanhope St L8 5RE
The Cow & Co Café
You’d expect this café to be welcoming to dogs, given that it’s situated next to a boutique dog groomers. Luckily, it lives up to those expectations.
The staff at this small, stylish café near to L1 are more than happy for dogs of all shapes and sizes to sit inside. Water is available for four-legged friends, usually served with a chin scratch. Plus, if your pup is lucky they might even be slid a little bit of bacon to nibble.
15 Cleveland Square L1 5BE
Thought there was only one pup-friendly cinema night a month in Liverpool? You thought wrong! At HUS on Tithebarn Street they also run a film-night, headed up by resident pup Arthur (who has a penchant for wooly jumpers).
And if your labrador isn’t a film buff, well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome at any time of day.
12 Tithebarn St L2 2DT
The family-run restaurant in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter serves European cuisine throughout the day. From delicious brunches, to decadent lunches, its beautiful street-side location and Parisian-vibe makes it a popular coffee spot in the city.
And it’s pawfect for pooches as well, with plenty of outdoors tables (although they’re also allowed inside), exciting people-watching opportunities from the floor to ceiling windows and water available on request for thirsty dogs.
7 Falkner St L8 7PU
A popular haunt for insta-famous Scouse cockapoo Marley, Love & Rockets on Lark Lane is a dog-friendly bar and restaurant where four-legged friends are very welcome.
Serving craft ales, tequila by the bucket-load and plenty of pizza, nachos and hot-dogs, the humans will be as happy as the pooches.
Plus, with regular music sessions, you can finally fulfill your dreams of dancing with your dog outside of the sitting room.
52 Lark Lane L17 8UU
The beautiful windows of Milo Lounge, on Lark Lane, make this groovy little neighborhood cafe the perfect place for your pooch to watch the world go by while you enjoy a delicious lunch.
If you head to the bohemian hang-out in the summer months, lucky dogs will be able to enjoy a cool breeze, as they open the windows to the elements on warmer days.
Why not head here after a dog-walk around Sefton Park? The staff at Milo Lounge will happily provide your pup with a big bowl of water while you enjoy a coffee.
88-90 Lark Lane L17 8UU
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There’s loads going on in Liverpool this month – read our What’s On August Guide for a top pick of the best events in the city (some of them are even dog-friendly).