15 Dog Friendly Places in Seattle (2023) – Wildebeest

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15 Dog Friendly Places in Seattle (2023)

Aug | 11 | 2023
15 Dog Friendly Places in Seattle (2023)

Seattle is a lively city in the Pacific North West that offers amazing dog-friendly places and off-leash parks for you & pup. If you're visiting for the first time it can be a tad overwhelming finding which parks and restaurants to see, and for locals who may want to find something fun or spontaneous to do with your beest, we put together a list of activities from brunch, to parks, to sightseeing that are must-do’s in Seattle.

Cafes & Restaurants

1. Ampersand Café

Located at a waterfront, this cafe offers a dog-friendly patio and a perfect view of the Puget Sound. It has a great assortment of coffee, pastries, and food and is a great place to grab a bite after a walk on Alki Beach with your pup. Ampersand Café

2. Watershed Pub & Kitchen

A dog-friendly bar and restaurant that offers patio seating, this place is great for a lunch / dinner date with your pooch. They offer fresh wholesome comfort food along with specialized craft beverages (beer, cider, wine, cocktails) and offer your pup their own water bowl. Watershedl Pub & Kitchen

3. Bark! Espresso

This coffee house has a special patio just for the doggos but welcomes anyone even if you don’t come with your pup. Human food and drinks are deliciously made to impress and you can also spoil your pup at the dog service window for treats and a “pooch latte”. Bark! Espresso

4. The White Swan Public House

Located right on Lake Union, The White Swan offers delicious seafood, fresh oysters and crafted cocktails. Outdoor tables are available and the staff is dog obsessed and eager to hand your pup unlimited treats. The White Swan Public House


5. Westcrest Park

This 8.4 acre park features everything for the perfect park day with your Beest. There is plenty of open space for your pup to run off-leash and also a separated little dog area accessible on the southwest side. Restrooms, dog drinking stations, play areas and picnic areas are all available at Westcrest. Westcrest Park

6. Denny Park

Located in Seattle’s central business district, Denny Park is the city’s oldest park with a large enclosed off-leash area for pups to safely play and socialize. Check out the vibrant farmers’ market with fresh produce and street foods every Saturday! Denny Park

7. Schmitz Preserve Park

Schmitz Preserve Park is a 53.1 acre park in West Seattle with walking paths and nature watching among old growth forest. It is dog & kid-friendly and easy to access, perfectly suited for day-hiking with your pup. Schmitz Preserve Park

8. Dogwood Play Park

This is an indoor and outdoor park & bar that allows off-leash dogs. There is a fee required upon entry or monthly memberships are also available for locals. Dogwood is great for dog socialization and has play structures like tunnels and giant tires and also a bar area for pet parents to socialize as well. Dogwood Play Park

Social Hangouts

9. Norm’s Eatery and Ale House

This bar is named after a golden retriever and goes by the motto “sit and stay”. It’s a great place for beer lovers with a variety of brews and wines. This ale house also offers a dog menu for those who plan to dine with their beest. Norm’s Eatery and Ale House

10. Chuck’s Hop Shop 

A super dog friendly beer bar that offers outdoor patio seating and a variety of craft beers (literally about a thousand) and rotating food trucks are available after 5pm. Make sure to have your pup leashed when planning to attend. Chuck’s Hop Shop

11. Fiddler’s Inn

This is known as the pizza-slinging neighborhood tavern in Wedgwood and offers 11 craft beers on tap, pizza, specialty sandwiches and local live music. They have a dog-friendly patio (leashing up your pup is recommended) and are known as Seattle’s best beer garden to visit. Fiddler’s Inn

12. Dog Yard

Dog Yard is known as Seattle’s finest indoor / outdoor off-leash bar. This is the place to hang out with your fellow dog parent community where treats, drinks, and socialization are available for you and your dog. First time visitors are required to register and provide paperwork of vaccination records and once you’re registered you can start the paw-ty! Dog Yard


13. Kenmore Air

Ready to see some flightseeing with your pup? Kenmore Air offers pet-friendly tours for you and your dog. Cost depends on the size of your pup and each flight is limited to one pet per flight. Kenmore Air

14. Seattle Water Tours Ice Cream Cruise

This cruise is a popular and dog-friendly cruise around Lake Union. Pups need to be well-behaved and leashed. Complementary ice cream is offered as you enjoy the view of the city on this 45 minute ride on the water. Seattle Water Tours Ice Cream Cruise

15. Seward Park

This is a recreation attraction space that is dog friendly and is 300 acres. There is a paved waterfront trail, forested areas, a plant garden, tennis courts and lots more. Dogs must be leashed while visiting the park. Seward Park

Local Feature

Seattle native and dog mom, Adaiah loves to adventure throughout Washington with her pup Marnie. She's recommended a couple of her favorite spots in and around Seattle that are dog friendly and fun for both you and beast to view together.

Plan your next outing in Seattle and make some fun memories with your beest. There is an endless amount of dog-friendly restaurants, cafes, and social gatherings to visit. And if you wish to get away from the city hustle-n-bustle, there are so many amazing islands and historic port towns around the Puget Sound that are just a ferry-ride or short drive away that are also worth checking out.

Traveling to San Francisco next? Check out our guide on 25 Dog Friendly Places in San Francisco to see and stay tuned for more dog friendly city guides to come!


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