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7 Raleigh Places to Ruff It With Your Pup

In April 2022, Do by Melissa HowsamLeave a Comment

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Hate leaving those cute puppy dog eyes every time you go out? So don’t! … Get out of the doghouse and treat your four-legged bestie to a date in the city. Whether your dog digs snacks (who doesn’t?), play, or maxin’ and relaxin’, we’ve got the perf picks to get
that tail wagging. 

Bowstring Pizza and Brewyard 

This chill neighborhood garage bar with its large heated patio and massive brewyard has quickly become a go-to year-round fave for pup parents and their fur-children for its big pup-friendly vibes, giant lawn games, live music… bow-wow-wow yippie yo yippie yay!

West Street Dog

Happy hour = happy hound at West Street Dog—aka an indoor off-leash dog park with a full bar… so a pup pourhouse, if you will. For playdates, doggy daycare and social hour at night and on weekends are also on offer. But be careful, most dogs can’t hold their licker (had to).

Raleigh Beer Garden

If Fido is a foodie—or just feelin’ a lil husky—head to Raleigh Beer Garden for its Hungry Dawgs menu, feat four-legged-friendly treats like carrots, bacon, burgers and more. Clearly, a doggone good time.

Dix Park Dog Park

Suns out, paws out! Romping around unleashed in Dix Park’s dog park is a fave for a reason—especially for its size-specific play spaces… so you don’t have to worry about your Chihuahua getting run over by a Great Dane.

Wye Hill

You go for brunch or brews or dinner or views—your fur-ever friend goes for the ulti-mutt experience—aka that massive dog biscuit (bone appetite!), a dedicated dog bowl and, well, those primo vistas of DTR (and you, of course).

House of Hops

Eternal hoptimists come with four legs too, and your four-legged friend’ll be yippin’ “ale, yeah” to some liquid therapy—either inside with pals or out on the patio woofin’ it while you play cornhole or just chill. Hoppy tails to you… North Glenwood & McNeil Pointe,


Rover’s gonna love rovin’ North Carolina Museum of Art’s Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park. Whether roaming the trails, propping up near the pond, sniffin’ the sculptures or basking in the sun on the Ellipse lawn, your pup’ll no doubt be yippin’ “art art!”

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