*This post originally appeared on Wags & Walks‘ blog and has since been updated with additional spots*
Are you a dog mom/dad? foster? dog sitter? Or have you just borrowed your friend’s dog for a day for some much needed puppy love? Do you also live in LA? Then you are pretty darn lucky because Los Angeles may be one of the most dog-friendly cities in America. Whether it’s a dog bowl outside every door down Montana street in Santa Monica or hotels offering dog beds and chew toys for their puppy patrons, there is no shortage of dog friendly destinations to bring your furry friends. Here, we will take you through a few of our favorite spots on the westside ranging from brunch spots, to hotels, to coffee shops to get some fresh air with your pupper pal.
Coral Tree Cafe – Brentwood
11645 San Vicente Blvd | Serving: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Coral Tree in Brentwood has a huge patio wrapped around the entire length of the restaurant. TBH there might even be more outdoor seating than indoor. They also have heat lamps and nearly every table on the rare night it gets cold in LA. We recommend the Avocado Toast or Kale Salad. Oh, and Happy Hour is until 7PM and offers $5 glasses of wine while your pooch can lounge at your feet.
Ashland Hill – Santa Monica
2807 Main St | Serving: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Ashland Hill on Main Street in Santa Monica almost has no choice but to be dog friendly, nearly all their seating is outdoors! They have a lovely, spacious covered patio in back and offer not only water bowls but a complimentary treat upon arrival and a whole pup-friendly menu called the “Yappy Menu” including Chicken & Woofles and Chocolito’s Ice Cream. They also have Yappy Hours the first Tuesday of every month!
Rose Cafe – Venice
220 Rose Ave | Serving: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please note the restaurant is closed from 2:30PM-5:30PM between lunch and dinner service but the cafe remains open until 5PM.
Rose Cafe is fabulous for humans and dogs alike! They have two vast patios, one on the parking lot side and one by the front entrance. The one by the parking lot if a little quieter if you have a but of a more nervous pup but both are heated for the odd brisk LA evening. As for the food, we highly recommend ordering their off-menu Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti. It might be the best pasta in the city, but that’s just our humble opinion… you can thank us later!
Drybar – Brentwood
11677 San Vicente Blvd
Need an hour of pampering to yourself but still want your pupper by your side? Drybar’s got your back, with a bowl of water too! Most of the stylists at Drybar are huge animal lovers including the current manager who will come by with a bowl of water to hydrate your pooch without even having to ask. Also, if you need some retail therapy after your fabulous blowout, head next door to William B for some great shopping and a treat for your pup!
Honorable Mention: Intercontinental Hotel – Century City
2151 Avenue of the Stars
We wanted to give a huge shout out to The Intercontinental Century City. With the recent devastating wildfires affecting LA and surrounding areas, many people had to evacuate their homes and find shelter elsewhere, some with their furry friends in tow. The Intercontinental opened their doors with with open arms being as welcoming to humans as they were to pets. Dog beds and bowls were provided for every animal and all restaurants on the premises were also dog friendly, big or small. The staff were not only accommodating, but happy to help anyone with their needs, including playing with the pups!
Barrington Dog Park – Brentwood
With ample parking and very close to the 405, this Brentwood dog park is very accessible. The park is opening early morning (6PM) to pretty late (9PM!) Except for Tuesday mornings when they clean the dog park area. Two things to note, however; the dog park area is mostly mulch so if you’re going early morning before work, the ground is pretty dewy so your pup might get a bit dirty! Leave extra time for a good wipe down or bath. There’s also no separate big and small dog area so just make sure your pooch plays nice with all sizes before heading over!
Courtyard Kitchen – Santa Monica
1211 Montana Ave | Serving: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
The recently expanded Courtyard Kitchen is a great place to bring your pup for brunch or for dinner! The restaurant now also has indoor an seating area (whereas before was exclusively an outdoor/courtyard restaurant) so if there are other patrons who aren’t dog lovers like us, they have somewhere else to go. The restaurant has a great atmosphere with heating lamps available for the chilly evenings. Most often the waiter will bring a water bowl for your pup without even having to ask! Oh and for the humans, we highly recommend the Pesto Chicken Rigatoni.
Sweetgreen – Brentwood
11677 San Vicente Blvd | Serving: Breakfast (if you want salad for breakfast), lunch and dinner
With a welcoming water bowl outside and more outdoor seating than indoor, Sweetgreen is the perfect destination for a healthy lunch or quick dinner without having to leave your furry friend behind!