Detroit, MI

12 Dog-Friendly Restaurant Patios In Detroit

Becca Ballard

Do you live in Detroit with a furry-friend? If so, you know it can be quite tricky to find restaurants that allow dogs. Those restaurants that are pet-friendly only allow dogs either at sidewalk tables or on back patios. Check out this list below of dog-friendly restaurants and breweries that have the welcome mat for pets in Downtown Detroit and Ferndale.


116 E Troy St. Ferndale, MI

PORT is a laidback outdoor bar located in Ferndale behind Woodward Avenue Brewers. It is highly encouraged for one to bring their pup and stay for a while. Dogs aren’t just welcome at this laidback outdoor bar, they’re highly encouraged to come and stay for a while. If looking for a cocktail location this could be your place. Port serves $2 mystery shots, along with frozen piña coladas, mules, and so many more fun options.

Detroit Fleat

1820 E 9 Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI

If Detroit Fleat isn't on your bucket list, add it immediately. This restaurant has both a fun indoor area and an outdoor patio, plus space for food trucks, trivia and live entertianment. The food trucks here aren't just any ole food trucks though, these all stay permanently at Detroit Fleat. This is definitely one of the most popular meals on wheels area. The main indoor restaurant does include a bar serving food, wine, frozen cocktails and more.

The Skip

The Belt
Detroit, MI

Head down The Belt, where you'll find an open-air alley bar with island vibes. Fun frozen beverages and tropical cocktails are only the beginning of fun things happening here. Sit back and relax in this fun alley with your favorite pooch.

Detroit Shipping Company

474 Peterboro St. Detroit, MI

Here at Detroit Shipping Company, you'll find that the outdoor seating has been expanded. Now tables are even more socially distanced and there is covered seating area with booths and tall barriers. This shipping container food hall has several amazing food options including Caribbean-style grilled chicken, Thai food, dumplings, and even ice cream.

Eastern Market Brewing Co

2515 Riopelle St. Detroit, MI

This is a must bring your pet to restaurant as Eastern Market Brewing Co has a block-long patio to enjoy. This easygoing beer hall in the heart of Eastern Market is always filled with music and relaxing vibes. What makes this brewery so unique is the fact that you place your order at the large window, right in front of the large outdoor seating area.

Woodbridge Pub

5169 Trumbull St. Detroit, MI

This local hangout serves a variety of mouth-watering meal options including burgers, salads, and sandwiches each that go perfect with delicious, yet affordable wine, cocktails, or 40 beers on taps; whichever you prefer. The menu is vegan- and vegetarian friendly as well!

The Congregation

9321 Rosa Parks Blvd. Detroit, MI

A 1920s church in Detroit’s Boston-Edison was revived as a coffee shop, bar, and community event space, The Congregation. This name was given to honors its edifice. What was an abandoned church, now is a place where friends, families and pets come to dine. The outdoor deck here overlooks Gordon Park. As far as the menu goes, you'll find avocado toast to smoked salmon bagel, to salads, sandwiches and even more in-between.
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