Best spots in town to hang out with your pet pooch
This hotspot is like Club Med for your pooch. Barkyard BKK is the city’s first “dog-centric” community space, catering to the needs – and desires – of your furry friend. There’s a café that serves treats and ice water to dogs, a pet-grooming salon and a spacious field that’s perfect for playing catch. There’s even also a dog-only swimming pool. Plus, you may want to consider Barkyard if you need to put up your pup while you’re away. The venue has 14 air-conditioned suites, and offers each room packaged with exercise and playtime. All rooms are connected with a bark-cam, so you can check in on your pooch wherever you are in the world.
Tucked in Thonglor 17, The Commons is probably the hippest pet-friendly food complex in town. Weekends are the best times to drop by with your pet – you’ll often see dogs of various breeds and sizes chilling with their humans on the outdoor terrace.
This new mall is hands-down the most pet-friendly mall in Bangkok, although it does have a strict doggie code of conduct. At CentralFestival EastVille, dogs can freely roam the outdoor park, which even houses a playground to keep your dog active and alert. If it’s too hot to play outside, rent a doggie cart and push him around the mall while you window shop (only within designated areas). Please be considerate, folks. It’s your job to clean up if your four-legged pal makes a mess – the mall offers plastic bags precisely for this purpose.
This dog friendly café is also a dog hotel for canines. Enjoy simple snacks like sandwiches and burgers while your pooch socializes with Dog in Town’s seven cute and uber-friendly resident doggies. (They’re all named after BTS stations: Ari, Thonglor, Surasak, etc.).
This shopping arcade on Sukhumvit Soi 39 not only provides a big outdoor space for your dogs to roam around in, but also boasts shops, salons and spas that only have your dog’s best interests at heart. Needless to say, most restaurants and cafés here welcome pets.
Make like Paris Hilton and have brunch with your playmate pooch. Dogs are welcome both in the outdoor terrace and within the air-conditioned dining room of this popular eatery. They are even generous enough to provide a water bowl for your pet.
Now you don’t have to feel bad when your dog stares you down as you scarf down your meal. At Coffee Puppy, you can order from an extensive menu that includes delightful and nutritious treats for your pet pooch. These dog-friendly dishes look so tempting that you might just be tempted to taste your dog’s food. We probably would.
W Hotel Bangkok allows one pet dog or cat (not heavier than 18kg) in your room. You'll need to pay an extra charge of B750 per pet per night, with an additional B3000 cleaning fee per stay. Oh, and there's a special pet menu for your little BFF, too.
This modern and artsy restaurant in Thonglor 23 welcomes your pooch to hang out in the backyard and the classy air-conditioned dining room while you enjoy delicious Thai and Western dishes like chicken green curry served with roti and spaghetti angel hair with crispy bacon.
Double Tree hotel allows you to bring along a maximum of two dogs or cats, not heavier than 5 kg, to sleep with you. The fee is B1,500 per stay.
All ten Ibis hotels in Thailand welcome your pet dogs or cats as warm as they do with you. And it's free! Your pet (cat or dog) just need to be smaller than 10kg, and you need to inform them in advance.
The owner of I Hate Pigeons is a big fan of animals – except for pigeons, apparently. Dogs are allowed to hang out at this cozy little bar every Saturday. They even offer a 10-percent discount on the bill if you bring your pet.