10 DOG-FRIENDLY DESTINATIONS IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX
We know finding a fun place to hang out with your pup can be ruff, especially if you’re not familiar with the destination’s rules and doggie amenities. Luckily, many downtown businesses have opened their patios, parks and stadiums up to our canine friends.
From cozy patios to dog-friendly baseball seats, here are some of our favorite places in Downtown Phoenix to bring your pooch:
Little miss Lola definitely likes adventuring in downtown’s first dog park. Since it opened in March, the Paw-Pup Park has hosted canines of all sizes on its 5,000-square-feet of grass. And the Jefferson Street and Third Avenue park is especially convenient for downtown works and a helpful alternative those that are regulars at the Hance Park dog park — which is closed for renovation through July 2.
The temporary Paw-Pup Park, which was brought to life by Downtown Phoenix Partnership, the City of Phoenix and PetSmart Charities, could become a permanent fixture in the community, as long as we all get good use of it and pick up after our pets.
You and your dog can enjoy Paw-Pup Park from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
PATRIOTS PARK AT CITYSCAPE
Grab a bite at one of CityScape’s many restaurants and sit under the shade trees of Patriots Park. You’ll love the variety of people food options to choose from — which include Ahipoki Bowl, Grabbagreen and Yogurt Time and many others. Or you can snag a seat and sip a cocktail on the dog-friendly patio of Chico Malo.
Just keep in mind that pets are not allowed on the splash pad.
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
What’s better than brunch with your best friend — whether that’s people or pets? You can get your waffles and wags on at The Breakfast Club’s trendy patio, located on the second level of CityScape Phoenix.
D-BACKS DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
Did you know you can take your dog out to the ballgame?! During the “Dog Days of Summer,” Chase Field’s PetSmart Patio is hosting special game packages that include all-you-can-eat hot dogs, a doggie bag of goodies and access to an indoor/outdoor baseball-themed dog park.
The next Dog Days of Summer game will be on June 3 against the New York Mets. Be sure to read the rules beforehand and bring a signed waiver.
Treat yourself to Chambers’ tasty nachos or fish & chips while your pet gets treats for being a good boy (or girl) on the First Street patio.
PHOENIX PUBLIC MARKET
The open-air market is downtown’s hub for all things dogs — where you can stock up on treats & toys from vendor Ruff Life Dog Bones, buy your pet a fresh collar from vendor Peace Dog and socialize with other animals (which sometimes include goats).
The market’s summer hours are from 8 a.m. until noon every Saturday. You can also enjoy Phoenix Public Market Cafe’s dog-friendly patio from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Nearly all of The Churchill’s 9,000-square-foot courtyard is dog-friendly. Plus, there are yummy peanut butter cookies homemade for dogs available at Fox Fruit Acai Bowls & Smoothies — one of The Churchill’s 10 local businesses.
With its picnic table seating and covered patio, Taco Chelo is one of downtown’s top dog-friendly patios. In the photo above, you can see our friend Jack eyeing his owner’s delicious barbacoa and fish taco. Don’t worry, he got plenty of treats and pets while there too.
ROTT N’ GRAPES
A love of Rottweiler dogs (rott) and wine (grapes) led to the clever name of this RoRo hotspot. Of course, this means the Third Avenue and Roosevelt Street location allows dogs on their patio — where you may even spot rotties Onyx and Dolcetta.
There can never be enough places that involve wine and dogs. Pick your sip at GenuWine’s wine “vending machine” and relax on the Roosevelt patio with your dog. Dex the Yorkie highly recommends it.
The wine bar will be hosting a Dog Daze of Summer party to kick off their summer photo contest. Stop by on June 3rd with your pup to mingle and buy a bag of Rescue Brew in support of the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA.