5 Dog-Friendly Bars in Boston Your Pup Should Visit

Published: 7/14/2021

Boston has dozens of dog-friendly bars where you can sit with your canine compadre and quench your thirst. Many of the best pupper-friendly pubs also offer refreshments for mutts, from dog wine to canine coffees. You might even get lucky and find an eatery with a dog-friendly menu. 

Searching for somewhere to enjoy a beer with your barking buddy in Beantown? Here are 5 of the best dog-friendly bars in Boston your pup should visit.


#1. Brendan Behan Pub

One of only a handful of traditional Irish pubs left in Boston, the Brendan Behan Pub is perfect for you and your pooch. It's one of the only bars in Boston that allow dogs indoors, making it ideal if you're looking to escape a frosty winter's evening with Tucker in tow. 

Grab a pint of Guinness, listen to some live music, and warm up with your woofer. The Brendan Behan Pub also has two patio areas where you and your pooch can soak up some sun in the summer.


#2. Joe's Waterfront

If you fancy a drink by the docks, swing by Joe's Waterfront. This bar and grill overlooks Boston Harbor and is a "pawpular" place for pups. While doggos aren't allowed inside, there's a spacious, dog-friendly waterside patio. 

As well as offering a range of refreshments, Joe's Waterfront boasts some of the freshest seafood around, from oysters to ahi tuna. Some pet parents have also reported that Joe's Waterfront has a pet-friendly lunch menu in case your pup is peckish.


#3. Night Shift Brewing - Everett

Night Shift Brewing is one of Boston's top breweries, churning out dozens of imaginative lagers, stouts, ales, and IPAs. They have 3 locations across Boston, and arguably the best for pups is the Night Shift Everett. 

Night Shift Everett offers an unrivaled selection of craft beer and a patio where your pup is welcome. You can bring in outside food, and Night Shift Everett has a rotation of food trucks so you can try some new grub every time you visit. Pull up a seat, sample a beer, and create unforgettable memories with your four-legged friend.


#4. Moonshine 152

A chic eatery with a fusion menu, Moonshine 152 is "pawfect" for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a few drinks. Moonshine 152 offers a menu that includes East Coast comfort foods infused with Asian flavors for a unique dining experience. 

The restaurant menu also features items inspired by hit sitcom Parks & Rec, including a Ron Swanson-approved Lagavulin Bloody Mary. You and your pup are welcome to sit back on the spacious patio and enjoy a few cocktails or a bite to eat.


#5. Cambridge Brewing Company

Cambridge Brewing Co. is a big fan of four-legged friends, with a pic of a pup with a pint posted on their website. You and your canine companion are welcome to take a seat on the patio while you sample a diverse range of beers. 

Unique libations available include the Cerise Casée wild sour ale with cherries and the Letter to Jimmy Page English-style dark mild ale. Fido won't go thirsty either — the servers will bring out a water bowl for your doggo.