A day out is so much better when your furry family member can tag along! If you spend any time in Raleigh at all, you will definitely notice that many dog owners live here. Nearly every neighborhood has a dog park nearby. Some Raleigh companies even allow dogs in the office! Even though the North Carolina Health Department prohibits animals from being inside establishments that sell food or use glassware, many bars and restaurants still welcome dogs in outdoor seating and patio areas.

The following Downtown Raleigh bars and restaurants are all pet-friendly and offer comfortable outdoor accommodations. Dining and drinking al fresco is so much fun, but it’s a lot more fun with your pack!

The London Bridge Pub

The London Bridge Pub crew loves dogs, and they even provide a handy list of reasons to visit its dog-friendly bar on its website! The London Bridge pub is mostly known for being THE place in Raleigh to watch soccer, but it also has an excellent outdoor patio for you to hang out with your dog!

Crank Arm Brewing

The crew at Crank Arm Brewing loves bikes, beer, and dogs! Grab a pint of Rickshaw Rye and hang out on the patio with your fluffy friend.

Trophy Brewing & Pizza

Craving pizza and beer but don’t want to leave Fido behind? You will both be welcome on the patio at Trophy Brewing & Pizza!

State of Beer

State of Beer features a rotating draft list, delicious sandwiches made with local ingredients and a fantastic selection of bottled beers. You can enjoy it all along with your dog on its fantastic patio!

Dram & Draught

Dram & Draught is an excellent place for people who love whiskey AND dogs! Bring your dog and hang out on the porch, watching the world go by while sipping on your favorite whiskey.

Flying Saucer

Flying Saucer has a whole wall of beer taps and delicious pub fare. Enjoy both on the patio while hanging out with Fluffy!

Moonlight Pizza Company

Other favorite Downtown Raleigh spots that allow dogs outside include Moonlight Pizza Company and Boylan Bridge Brewpub, which also features an excellent view of the Raleigh skyline. Having a dog in your life eases stress and improves your mood. It also makes you a lot more approachable. Who doesn’t love an adorable puppy?

Boylan Bridge Brewpub

All of the Downtown Raleigh bars and restaurants on our list understand the bond that dogs have with their human owners. You can be sure that you both will always be welcome at these establishments and treated to a fabulous outing and good times!

So what are some of your favorite pet-friendly spots in Downtown Raleigh to grab a bite to eat or drinks? Please be sure to hit us up on Twitter @919BlogNC or visit our Facebook page at FB.com/919Blog and let us know! We would love to hear from ya.

This post was created in collaboration with the Downtown Raleigh Blog editorial team and 919 Blog contributor Amy Howard for exclusive digital publication via TBN