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Indy's Ultimate Pet-Friendly Restaurant Guide

33 Foodie, Drink-Snob & Puppy-Approved Spots on Every Side of Town

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Indianapolis! You never have to go out to eat or drink and feel guilty about leaving your pup at home ever again! Indy's Ultimate Pet-Friendly Restaurant Guide: Here's 33 Foodie, Beer Snob, Wineo and Puppy-Approved Pet-Friendly Spots around Indy. We even broke it down by the side of town you're on, the cutest Puppy Instagram Pics taken at the spots AND Yelp pages so you can check the reviews yourself.




Date night with @ryrcarr and Yoda! Another beautiful fall evening in our neighborhood #indylove #HerronMorton

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Shoefly Public House | Fall Creek Place | Yelp | Shoefly has a spacious outdoor area with plenty of room for the pups and a menu featuring locally produced products. They even have home-made puppy treats on the summer menu!

La Margarita | Fountain Square |Yelp | La Marg has Sean's favorite Margarita in Indy! Their patio is right on the Cultural Trail and is perfect for people watching.

Fresco Italian Café on the Canal | Downtown Canal | Yelp



My sun, my moon, & all my stars ✨ (& slept the entire night at dinner ☺️)

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Bru Burger | Mass Ave.| Yelp | *Sean & Ann Approved* Bru is super friendly with dogs and even bring out their own water dishes! You can also bring your pup to the Bru Burger in Carmel!

The Greek Islands | Downtown | Yelp

Milano Inn | Fletcher Place | Yelp | Sean says their patio is amazing & that they even make "doggie pasta" some nights!


Gastropubs / Bars / Breweries

Ralston’s Drafthouse | Mass Ave | Yelp | *Sean Approved*


Meet Bucky, the brewery's newest visitor. Do we have the best job or do we have the best job? #dogsandbeer

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Metazoa Brewing Company | Downtown| Yelp | Sean backs the "Drink Beer, Help Animals" motto of Metazoa. Plus they have an amazing view of Downtown & allow dogs inside the brewery!

Flat12 Bierwerks | Downtown | Yelp | *Sean Approved*

Hotel Tango Whiskey | Fountain Square | Yelp | Pet-friendly enough that the owner's cat roams the place daily!


Nightcaps / Sweeter Side

Goose the Market | Fall Creek Place | Yelp | Take a walk around Fall Creek Place and stop by Goose for some custard after dinner at Shoefly! They have amazing sandwiches and a large beer, wine and fresh, local ingredients selection.

Pearings | Downtown | Yelp | Fro-Yo, beer, coffee in a modern but comfortable interior environment + a patio. What more do you need?




Puppies and sunshine and pear bellini

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Flatwater Restaurant on the CanalYelp |  The perfect happy hour spot to pick on some Pulled Pork Nachos, grab a beer and watch the geese float down the canal with your pup.

Monon Food Company | Monon Trail| Yelp | Try the MoFoCo Pork Tacos!

Fire by the Monon | Monon Trail | Yelp | We hear great things about the Beer Cheese Dip and their Dirty Mac & Cheese was recently featured in the Indy Monthly!



Don't forget that our patio is #dogfriendly. Because even pups need their morning coffee. @publicgreens

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Public Greens Urban Kitchen | Monon Trail | Yelp | The freshest food, Stumptown Coffee, and the yummiest drinks. Plus, all of Public Greens profits and crops go towards feeding kids via the Patachou Foundation. Check out their urban garden on the other side of the Monon when you're enjoying the patio with your pup! *All Patachou's have dog friendly patios no matter what side of town you're on!*

Brugge Brasserie | Yelp | Belgian and French cuisine with strong flavor.


Gastropubs / Bars / Breweries

Twenty Tap | SoBro| Yelp | Great bar. Some of Indy's BEST burgers.

Plump's Last Shot | Yelp | A legendary neighborhood pub known for it's Pork Tenderloins. Burgers and Basketball memorabilia. All that and a dog friendly patio. 

Broad Ripple BrewpubYelp | Awesome vegan & vegetarian options with a large covered patio.


Nightcaps / Sweeter Side


hangry // xxb

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BRICS | Monon Trail | Yelp | Take a stroll with your pup down the Monon from Fire by the Monon or Public Greens to grab dessert at BRICS!

Northside / Nora:



Mom and daughter doodle date night #justthetwoofus

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Muldoon's| Carmel | Yelp | Muldoon's Breaded Tenderloin is the winner of Indianapolis Monthly's Reader's Choice award and Best Buy Award. 

Patachou Clay Terrace| Yelp | All Patachou's have dog friendly patios no matter what side of town you're on!


Meet Ollie.

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Cobblestone Grill | Zionsville| Yelp |

Gastropubs / Bars / Breweries


Bikes and brews @big_lug_canteen @biglugcanteen

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Big Lug Canteen | Nora on the Monon | Yelp | *Sean Approved* The Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich is Sean's fav. You can walk right up to Big Lug off the Monon where you can grab a half salad, half sandwich, a brew for yourself and a puppy beer for your pup! 

Peacewater Winery | Downtown Carmel| Yelp | Half of every one of Peace Water's California wine's sold goes toward a non-profit foundation of your choice! They have the the cutest classy boho interior decor & prettiest patio.

Upland Brewing Co. Carmel Taphouse| Yelp 


Being able to take your puppy to dinner Chatham Tap for the win #latergram #chathamtapfishers #familydinnerdates

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Chatham Tap Fishers | Yelp | One word: Breadsticks. Their Mass Ave location is dog-friendly as well! 

Eddy's Neighborhood Bar and Grill |Geist | Yelp | Watch the sunset on Eddy's patio overlooking Geist with your pup.




Vino Villa | Greenwood | Yelp | When Charcuterie & Shiraz on a dog-friendly patio is the only thing that will do. 

Fireside Brewhouse | Greenwood | Yelp | Generous proportions and a wide beer selection with a dog-friendly patio.


Gastropubs / Bars / Breweries


These @gerbeauxdogbakery Taxman dog treats are a hit! Our furry friend Lincoln approves. #dogsoftaxman

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Taxman Brewing Co. |Bargersville | Yelp  | Way down in Bargersville is where some of Indy's favorite beer is made. We highly recommend making the pilgrimmage with your pup. They even have puppy treats!


Nightcap / Sweeter Side


out for ice cream pretending every day ain't dag day for this big baby

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Ritter's Frozen Custard | Greenwood | Yelp  | Nothing like a Glacier for you and a PupCup for your pup to end a hot day :)

Want a furry companion to adventure with you to all of these awesome spots? Been wanting to expand your already furry family? Noah's Animal Hospital & The Hamilton County Humane Society are teaming up to help find loving homes for cats and dogs in local Indianapolis animal shelters.

About Noah's Animal HospitalNoah’s Animal Hospitals are a family of veterinary clinics serving the Indianapolis, IN area and surrounding communities. With eight convenient locations to serve you, including two 24 hour locations,Noah’s is dedicated to providing you and your pet with the best possible health care and exceptional client service, exceeding your expectations with every interaction. In fact, they like to consider themselves“the best friend of your best friend.”

Hamilton County Humane Society - Available Pets: July

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Asia is a 2 year old Pit Bull Terrier mix who would make a fantastic running partner. Contact info to adopt: / 317-773-4974


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