Dog-friendly bars

These watering holes are so laid back, they'll let any old mongrel in.



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  • Brooklyn Botanica

  • Brooklyn Botanica

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  • Luckydog

  • Luckydog


Dark, seductive and candlelit, Anotheroom is the perfect location to seal the deal with a summer fling—especially if your object of affection goes weak in the knees for dogs. A frequently changing menu of international microbrews and seasonal wines by the glass should help get tails wagging. Canoodle at one of the communal picnic tables on the outdoor patio, where canines are welcome to sniff each other's butts (how romantic!) as you throw back a half bottle of Sancerre ($21). 249 West Broadway between North Moore and Walker Sts (212-226-1418,

Bar Great Harry
A tavern for the dog owner who knows beer, Bar Great Harry has an oft-rotating selection of craft brews (30 bottles plus a 20-strong draft list) that will keep any hops lover satisfied, thanks to ales such as the Finnish Mikkeller East Kent ($7) and the local Brooklyn Brewmaster Reserve ($6). Furballs big and small can stretch out on the bare wooden floors or hang around outside, while Mom or Dad downs another pint a leash's length away. 280 Smith St at Sackett St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (718-222-1103,

Brooklyn Botanica
On sunny days, Botanica's floor-to-ceiling French doors are flung open, letting in that fresh, salty Red Hook air. The breezy bar allows its canine patrons inside only when the kitchen stops serving food (and good news, the kitchen is closed for the next couple weeks), but you're not here to eat anyway. Your M.O. is to taste the expertly crafted cocktails made with fresh fruit, like the muddled blueberry gimlet ($10)—at the end of the night, your dog might be the one walking you home. 220 Conover St at Coffey St, Red Hook, Brooklyn (718-797-2297)

Though the meaning of the acronym has long been debated, for our purposes, d.b.a. stands for "dogs, beers, always." Grab your mutt by the leash and a Jeber Pilsner ($7) and walk both into the covered back garden, where you can stake out a spot among the white plastic patio furniture. 41 First Ave between 2nd and 3rd Sts (212-475-5097,

Fresh Salt
After the postwork crowd dissipates, this nautically themed bar (formerly a fish smokehouse) is a Seaport oasis for thirsty dog toters. Tip back a pint of Sixpoint IPA ($6) alfresco at a sidewalk table and count how many compliments your pooch fetches from passersby. 146 Beekman St between Front and South Sts (212-962-0053,

Fortunate is the hound whose owner brings him to Luckydog, where the Milk-Bones flow as freely as the Ommegang ($5), Rogue ($6) and, of course, Dogfish Head ($5). The indoor shuffleboard table will keep bipeds busy as those with four feet frolic on the spacious outdoor deck. 303 Bedford Ave between South 1st and 2nd Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (no phone,

This elegant, candle-filled nook is a great spot to bring a date—four-legged or otherwise. Snag seats by the front window (though Spot is welcome anywhere) and swill a glass of Morey Coffinet Pinot Noir ($12) while your better half shares a complimentary Milk-Bone. 3 Bleecker St between Bowery and Elizabeth St (212-473-3039,

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