Local dog-friendly restaurants in Hamilton

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Dogs are man’s best friend, so if you want to dine out with your family in Ontario, why not take your dog with you? There are plenty of dining spots in Hamilton that let you dine with your dog. From dog-friendly patios to dog cafes to dog-friendly breweries, there’s something for everyone. Here are some spots to check out if you want to dine out with your dog.

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1. Munchies Coffee House And Barkery

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Established in 2009, Munchies Coffee House and Barkery is Hamilton’s first pet-friendly restaurant. Their menu includes hot and iced drinks, all-day breakfast sandwiches, and egg waffles made from scratch. They also have dog treats available. All dog treats are preservative-free, so it’s important to refrigerate or freeze them. They also accept special orders for pups with dietary restrictions. You can order dog birthday cakes and host a party at their location. Reservations are highly recommended, so be sure to call in advance.

2. West Town Bar & Grill

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West Town Bar & Grill offers a relaxed venue open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Established in 1991, this restaurant aims to provide the same atmosphere as your living room, all while situated on Hamilton’s historic Locke Street. Choose from one of their New American menu options, including pizza, burgers, and sandwiches. There are also plenty of beverage options to choose from, including beers on tap. Dogs are allowed on their spacious patio where you can dine at one of many tables with umbrellas for shade.

3. Coach and Lantern

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For those in the mood for traditional British fare, look no further than Coach and Lantern. Coach and Lantern is located inside a 200-year-old stone coach house converted into a pub and restaurant and seated in historic Olde Ancaster village. All this history helps Coach and Lantern to create a warm and inviting feel. Their menu includes various appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and beers on tap. Your dog is also allowed on their patio where you can sit in one of their multiple chairs with umbrellas, nestled in a small stone street between two buildings. However, their patio is by reservation only, so be sure to call ahead.

4. Collective Arts Brewing

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Collective Arts Brewery is a fun mix of a live music venue, art gallery, and craft brewery. This is a place where artists and musicians from around the world can come and showcase their talents to a beer-loving crowd. They have up to 10 different beers at a time in their tap room, and there is also live entertainment from their resident artists. There are non-alcoholic options for those who only want to come for the art and the fun vibes. Bring your dog with you for a modern, artsy time. Dogs are allowed in their beer garden, located behind the brewery.

5. Bring Your Dog Café And Pub

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Bring Your Dog Café doesn’t want you to leave your best friend at home. That is why you can take them right inside this café and pub. Bring Your Dog Café offers a menu that is more extensive than most dog-friendly cafes. They have hot drinks, cold drinks, breakfast, dessert, and lunch options. They also have various dog treats available, including donuts, bagels, ice cream, and dehydrated dog treats that you can take home with you. Be sure to say hi to Dexter, the owner’s friendly hound-shepherd mix.

Dining out with your dog in Hamilton

There are plenty of dining areas in Hamilton that let you dine out with your dog. Most of these are patios in pet-friendly restaurants, but there are also dog cafés and breweries that let you bring your dog indoors. For those who want to meet other dogs and dog owners, bring your dog to Munchies or Bring Your Dog Café. For those who want a hip and modern feel, check out the art while sipping a beer at Collective Arts Brewing. Before taking your dog outdoors for a meal, make sure that they’re in the best of health by booking a virtual vet appointment through Vetster to connect with a veterinarian.

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