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1. Constitution Yards
Constitution Yards is a seasonal beer garden offering a rotating list of craft beer, specialty cocktails, and wine. They also offer American fare to go with your drink. Check them out on Fridays and Saturdays for live music and to catch the game on their big screen. Dogs are allowed in their outdoor area. In fact, they’re not just allowed, they’re also welcome. Constitution Yards allows you to hang out with other dogs on the grass while you sip your beer nearby.
2. Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen
Launched in 2015, Grain Craft Bar was designed to be a warm and inviting place where you can meet your friends and neighbors. As a part of the community, you can always count on Grain Craft Bar to host various events for the community. From trivia night to independent bands, Grain is the place to go for a night out with friends. Beyond being a fun time, this restaurant also dedicates itself to high-quality food with its award-winning American dishes. Grain also lets you dine with your pooch on their dog-friendly patio. Leashed dogs are allowed to stay but must leave by dusk.
3. Cavanaugh’s Restaurant
Operating for over 31 years, Cavanaugh’s has been the go-to space for a tasty lunch. This casual eatery offers a big selection of burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Cavanaugh’s is the place to be if you want something good in the middle of your hectic day, and they even specialize in business lunches. If your day isn’t so hectic, you can take your dog with you to their outdoor seating area. There are a few dozen tables where you can dine with your dog among the hustle and bustle of the city. Note that their outdoor seating is seasonal and is only open during the warmer months.
4. Brew Ha Ha
This woman-owned business promises coffee that can bring the community together. Brew Ha Ha’s coffee is provided by the Brandywine Coffee Roasters, a group of expert, award-winning baristas hailing from the Brandywine Valley. This casual, laid-back shop offers various caffeinated and non-caffeinated drinks alongside baked goods and sandwiches. They have five locations in Wilmington alone, so it’s easy to pass by one when you’re out and about. This makes Brew Ha Ha a great space to stop by for a cup after a morning walk with your dog. You can stay longer and grab a bite on one of their shaded outdoor patio tables.
5. Iron Hill Brewery
Iron Hill Brewery is an award-winning brewery and restaurant with more than 25 years in the crafting business. They also pride themselves in great pairings, with expert suggestions on what beers to pair with your meal. Iron Hill Brewery is pet friendly. Your pet is allowed on their outdoor porch, and their porch also overlooks the riverfront and downtown, providing lots of fun views for your dog.
Dog-friendly dining in Wilmington
If you want to dine out with your pup in Wilmington, there are plenty of spots you can check out. There’s something for everyone, too. From quick pick-me-up brews from Brew Ha Ha or a casual night out in Constitution Yards, there is something new for everyone’s tastes and preferences. If you want to dine out with your dog, it’s good etiquette to make sure your pup is healthy. If you’re worried about your pet’s health, book a virtual vet appointment through Vetster. With Vetster, you can easily connect with a veterinarian and discuss any questions you have about dining out with your pooch.