Let us paint you a picture. You’re about to leave the house for some bevvies with your mates. You’re excited about all the wine you’re about to have. Eager for all the good times and laughs that are about to ensue. And then, you lock eyes with your dog. He’s there, right by your side as per usual. Sitting at your feet while you get ready, looking up at you with those ‘please don’t leave me again’ eyes. In that heart-wrenching moment, you are forced to choose—do you go out with your mates? Or do you stay home with the only thing on Earth that loves you more than your mum does?
Well, guess what! You don’t have to choose because here are 17 of the best dog friendly bars in Perth.
The amazing Northbridge spot Frisk is famous for both its gin and its dog-friendly attitude. So go order yourself one of their spectacular gin concoctions, pooch in tow.
Your dog will love the leafy oasis that is Henry Summer almost as much as you will. A kombucha cocktail for you, some allergy free kangaroo jerky for your pooch and a good night for all!
Who's Your Mumma
There’s nothing better than kicking back with a cocktail and your pup, and Who’s Your Mumma has cocktails galore. Our hot tip (literally) is the Hot Toddy – it’s even more warming than a snuggle with your pooch.
The people at Duende are only too happy to welcome your dog, and you will be only too happy to indulge in their Spanish wine selection. True story.
Ezra Pound is a small venue tucked away off William Street that has always oozed laid-back vibes, but they have taken it one step further by letting you enjoy their rad cocktails with your dog by your side. Nice one.
The only thing that could make your experience at Little Creatures better is if you have your best friend with you. So luckily, the team here will let you have your dog by your side while you enjoy their local brew with frites and aioli.
Bevvies and river views are what it’s all about, so when you can enjoy that AND have your dog with you, then life is near perfect. Our tip is to get The Royal’s sensational Aperol Spritz.
How good is a Sunday arvo in the sunshine, sitting at a local brewery like The Monk, enjoying a tasting paddle of beers? Pretty damn good. Then add your dog to the mix, and you my friend have perfection.
Next time you’ve taken your furry friend to the dog beach, don’t take him home before going out for a bevvy—go straight to The Sandbar on Scarborough Beach. You can make your way through their impressive beer, wine and cider selection with your pup by your side.
Vin & Oli
The nice little wine bar Vin & Oil on Freo’s cafe strip deliver amazing local and international wines, share-style plates and a dog-friendly attitude. What more could you want?
Hangout On 20 Preston
The Hangout On 20 team knows how to make people happy. Half price wine and champagne on Thursday nights, $10 cocktails on Friday and Saturdays, AND a pet-friendly policy. Well played, guys.
Applecross, Fremantle & City Beach
We love how laid-back the crew at Clancy’s are, and we especially love their dog-friendly nature. Grab yourself a bottle of wine (our tip is their Picardy Shiraz from Pemberton), some of their famous beer battered fish and enjoy your romantic evening with your furry mate.
The Flying Scotsman
You knew this Mount Lawley institution provided great beer and even better pub grub, but did you know it’s also dog-friendly? So next time you’re heading to The Flying Scotsman for your usual pizza and pint, don’t forget your pooch.
Not only can you enjoy your wine in the lush, green surrounds of Pica Bar’s ambient courtyard—you can enjoy having your dog with you too. Result.
The Rosemount Hotel
Sunday beers at The Rosemount are a delight all on their own, but they are made even more delightful knowing that you don’t have to leave your dog behind.
Next time you head to The Windsor for a beer and one of their crispy pizzas, take your dog, because you can have them by your side when you drink in their alfresco areas.
Looking for more dog friendly places in Perth? Here are some of our favourite cafes you can take your pooch to!
Vin & Oli | Image credit: Elle Borgward