Best Local Places to Enjoy the Amazing Weather with Your Pup!

Spring is here! Thank goodness! To make sure everyone (and every dog) can make the most of this amazing weather, I asked one of my great friends and her Jack Russell Terrier, Toby, to review some local patios and dog parks. Here are some of their favorite dog-friendly places to hang out, enjoy the scenery and maybe have a beverage!

Reviews By Alana King

Company Café

Located off the Katy trail, Company Cafe is great every day, but especially on the weekends. For the diet conscious, menu items include organic or even gluten-free brunch options. It is a kid-friendly place with a lively, energetic atmosphere. Also, watching the joggers as you sip on your mimosa is pretty entertaining! Even though there is a large outdoor patio you may want to get there before noon on weekends to avoid a longer wait.

Meadows Foundation Dog Park (aka Swiss Avenue Dog Park)

This is the cleanest and best-kept dog park I’ve been to in Dallas. I feel like I can take Toby here and he’s not covered in mud on the car ride home. The park never seems crowded or stressful, but there are plenty of dogs for Toby to play with. The white picket fence is a nice touch, too, but be careful if your dog is an escape artist!

The Lot

This is a very kid and dog-friendly gastropub in Lakewood. There are basketball hoops, a huge man-made sandbox for the kids and a fenced-in dog park. You can enjoy a frozen margarita while taking in some live music, all while the kids and dogs are entertained.

Mutts Cantina

Spend happy hour with your best friend at this Uptown beer garden and restaurant. Owned by the same people as the next door Rustic, hot dogs and burgers are served with names like “Bird Dog” and “Turkey Mutt.” They even have bite-sized beef franks and vanilla custard with peanut butter on the menu for your pup! (Check with your vet before you give any extra treats!) They have happy hour specials on a selected beer or beverage each day. There are separate small and large dog areas where you can pay $5 for a day pass, $20 for a one-time month pass, or $10 per month as a recurring payment for unlimited use.

We hope this gives you some ideas on how to enjoy the amazing weather with ALL your friends! What about you? Where are your favorite dog-friendly places in Dallas? Check out our other blog posts at!