San Francisco is known for it’s love of dogs-some people say San Franciscans even love dogs more than people. Dogs are allowed almost everywhere but at bars and restaurants it can be a little tricky to bring your furry friend. No one likes to see their dog’s sad eyes when they leave the house, but these 10 dog friendly bars in San Francisco will have you leaving the house with your four-legged friend guilt-free.
1. The Butterfly Lounge
The Butterfly Lounge located Hotel Majestic of the Japantown neighborhood of San Francisco. Although only open until 10pm, this bar is dog-friendly and the mixology is anything but sub-par. Known for their drinks made with fresh fruit and smokey flavors, this bar will not disappoint. With an extensive wine list, filling meals and intimate atmosphere this the perfect place to bring your furry friend to meet your date before a night out. Make sure to come during happy-hour from 5-7pm and get a bite for you and best friend.
2. Third Rail
Third rail is a cocktail bar in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. Known for their jerky and pretty drinks, this is a great place to go to share some jerky with your dog and grab a drink during happy hour. Third Rail has handcrafted cocktails but it is still a good place to grab a shot and a beer. If you’ve never tried jerky and booze, you need to come to Third Rail and bring your furry friend to partake in the fun.
3. The Sea Star
The Sea Star Bar located in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, isn’t your average dive bar. Although classified as a dive bar, The Sea Star in a classy intimate place to grab a drink with your best companion. Patrons consider this bar a slice of ‘San Fran heaven’ and couldn’t get enough of the great service, ambiance and cute dogs. If you’re looking to have a fun night out on the down but can’t live without your favorite canine, this is the place to go!
4. 24th Street Bar
This bar, located in the Mission district of San Francisco is Latino owned and has a Mexican-Catholic theme in decor. Patrons loved the extensive cocktail menu and ambiance of this bar. In a neighborhood that is being highly gentrified and Latino owned businesses and population are dying, this is a good bar to go to to experience the true essence of what the Mission used to be. Bring your furry friend and have some tasty drinks at 24th Street bar!
5. Rum & Sugar
Rum & Sugar located in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco is a Jazz Bar that has live music and a good place to go if you want to dance with your four-legged friend. Rum & sugar dubs itself as a ‘beautiful hidden pearl’ and is known for its live jazz music and assorted rums. If you’re not into the live jazz music that plays on Fridays and Saturdays, you can come for the trivia on Thursdays or the rum tastings on Tuesdays. Come try some rum and have fun with your furry friend at Rum & Sugar!
6. Black Hammer Brewing
This brewery is located in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco is dog-friendly and even has an outdoor area for you and your companion. Known for its craft beer, art and music, this brewery even has a dog as their mascot-it can’t get more dog-friendly than that. If you’re a beer lover, you have to check this place out as they have freshly brewed beers that change daily! Come get a fresh, local beer with your furry friend at Black Hammer Brewing.
7. The Homestead
The Homestead is a bar in the Mission district of San Francisco. Dog-friendly, open till 2 am and serves full meals-this is the perfect place to take your pup on a late night out. This low-key bar has reasonable prices and good service. With their jukebox with good selection you can listen to your favorite tunes with your favorite companion. They have Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 2-6pm so go to Homestead to grab a drink with your four-legged friend!
8. Standard Deviant Brewing
Standard Deviant Brewing is a brewery located in the Mission district of San Francisco. This brewery serves award-winning beers Tuesday through Sunday. They have 12 beers on tap and have games-electronic and board games for the whole group. Although this bar has many good attributes, some say the best part is they allow you to bring your own food and your dog! Go get a fresh beer, play some games with your friends and don’t forget to bring your furry friend at Standard Deviant!
Mersea is an American restaurant/bar located on Treasure Island of San Francisco. This restaurant and bar has an awesome view of the bay and possibly even better food! An article by the San Francisco Chronicle describes Mersea as having the best views of the bay and the only restaurant with a full liquor license on Treasure Island. If you didn’t already feel like you were on a vacation from the great drinks and even better view, Mersea is always playing Hawaiian music to really get you in the mood. They serve full meals and appetizers so you can grab a bite for you and your pup while you soak in the view.
10. Local Brewing Co
Local Brewing Co, located in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco has 16 draft beers and bites and meals for you and your furry friend. This brewery has a wide selection of beers from a blonde to their two stouts and everything in between. These locally made, handcrafted beers are made with the finest ingredients and you can drink all night without getting bored of your beer. This brewery is a good place to come while you work on some homework or work you haven’t finished while drinking a beer and hanging out with your favorite pup.