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 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.
The Guildford Hotel
The Guildford can do no wrong. Not only do they serve some of the best pub grub in Perth, but they've also got a killer courtyard that's perfect for pooches. Plus, they're slinging pupsicles so your dog can enjoy a treat while you sink a few brews.
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.
The Peach Pit
Fun times at the dog beach are best finished with a hearty feed and refreshing beers. The Peach Pit in Scarborough is the place to go with your pooch post paddle.
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.
Embargo On The Point
While we await their licenced boardwalk, take your pup down to Embargo On The Point where you can hang in their outdoor beer garden. Then stroll home along the river and enjoy the view.
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.
Vin & Oli
The nice little wine bar Vin & Oil on Freo’s cafe strip delivers amazing local and international wines, share-style plates and a dog-friendly attitude. What more could you want?
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.
Not only is The Camfield WAs largest pub, but it's also dog friendly. Be sure to check out the riverside park while you're in this neck of the woods, it's b-e-a-u-tiful.
Not only can you enjoy your wine in the lush, green surrounds of Picabar’s ambient courtyard—you can enjoy having your dog with you too.
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