Dogs are our best friends, after all, so why shouldn't we take them to the pub? Chill out over a pint and a parma with your human and furry mates at Melbourne's puppy-friendly watering holes.
Dogs are always welcome at the sports-loving Palace Hotel (Time Out’s 2016 Pub of the Year); the pub even has a resident pooch, Billy the Staffy.
Dogs love the beach, so chill out in this sandy St Kilda courtyard with your pup day or night before you hit the water.
Neighbourhood bars are as essential to a community as the local pub or chip shop, so it’s no surprise that when Fitzroy North’s Monty’s opened locals welcomed it like an old friend. Happily, the bar also welcomes man’s best friend.
Enjoy a cocktail and a cupcake on Madame’s AstroTurf balcony overlooking the city without leaving your furry friend behind. Well-behaved pups are welcome during the day.
The busiest area of this pub is invariably its sprawling beer garden, where you and your pup can enjoy the game.
Bring your best mate to have a drink outside at this Collingwood institution.
Party inside while the dogs party outside. There are water bowls, and they can chill out on the wooden boxes along the path.
This outdoor bar on the Yarra is the perfect spot to park your pooch while enjoying a few drinks. NB: On weekends there are also plenty of toddlers running around, so your dog is likely to get lots of pats.
Nothing trumps a pub with a dog. Twitch is the chocolate-nosed patron saint at the Rainbow. You'll find him doing the rounds in the covered courtyard out back, angling for pats from pool players, smokers and jeering footy fans. You can bring your own pooch to make friends.
You and your pup can spend some time by the water in the beer garden of this hotel.
Take your dog to this Hawthorn East mainstay and enjoy a drink in the Astroturfed beer garden.
There are too few good old-fashioned boozers these days, but this one has a friendly vibe and a dog-friendly beer garden.
The folks at Two Row are very happy to see your pooch – and you'll be very happy to see all the craft beer on offer.
You and your dog can enjoy the courtyard while you tuck into a burger, beer or cocktail.
Dogs are welcome to come along while you sink a few of the 22 varieties of craft beer on tap in the lush garden.
Bring your pup with you for a casual mid-week beer and a classic pub meal in the open courtyard of this Collingwood institution.
Your furry mate will love hanging around the beer garden and people-watching through the fence into the backstreets of Fitzroy.