Top 10 Dog-Friendly Date Ideas in New York, NY


Looking to celebrate love in the Big Apple, but don't want your pooch to miss out on the good times? In a city as big as New York, there's no need to compromise! With hundreds of doggo-friendly destinations where you can spend your Valentine's Day, you and your sweetheart will be spoiled for choice.

From foodies to adventure-lovers, there's sure to be something for every couple (and their doggos, of course). Read on for dog-friendly date ideas in NYC to make this February 14th the best one yet!

Get dog-wild at Luckydog

If you and your crush want to have a little fun this Valentine's Day, Luckydog definitely serves up a different experience! This establishment offers delicious drinks and a dog-friendly patio — meaning your woofer is welcome with open arms. Sip on drinks in this uber-casual bar while your fluffball makes some friends of their own.

Walk by the waves at Asbury Park

We get it — New York is cold in February. That doesn't make the shoreline any less beautiful, though. Find your sense of adventure and take your love to Asbury Park (bundled up, of course!). This off-leash dog beach is just a quick jaunt away from NYC. A bonus to coming in the off-season? Absolutely no crowds and zero time restrictions on when fur-babies can roam!

Go off-leash in Central Park

Another outdoor outing for those brave enough to face the cold, trekking through Central Park is always an experience. Grab a coffee with your honey and check out any of the 23 off-leash areas for Fido. Don't worry too much about winter weather — you'll feel warm inside from watching your pupper romp around with other four-legged pals.
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Sample pints at Bronx Brewery

For all of the craft beer connoisseurs out there, Bronx Brewery lets you combine beer and barking at their backyard patio. Remember to dress warmly as the snow may be flying, but when the tradeoff is being able to bring your woofer along on your Valentine's date, who cares about the cold?

Enjoy coffee with your canine at The Bean

No, we do not mean you should give your doggo a coffee! What you should do is bring your special valentine to The Bean, a sweet little cafe where woofers are allowed to lounge around in the comfort of indoor heating with their owners. Unlike lots of coffee shops, this one ditches the snobby drink names, so there's that, too.

Browse the bookshelves at McNally Jackson Books

If you and your sweetheart relish in nerdiness, a day filled with novels could be right up your alley! At McNally Jackson Books, leashed, well-behaved canines are permitted to join their bookworm humans while they shop. Send your valentine over to the cafe to bring back a little something that the two (or three) of you can enjoy. Puppucinos, anyone?

Dine out at Do or Dive

If you're looking to make this Valentine's Day unconventional, why not grab some eats at Do or Dive? While you and your date fill up on yummy bar fare, your leashed fur-child can lay at your feet, catching the odd crumb that you *accidentally* drop down to them. This spot also offers some delicious cocktails!

Let loose at Ruby & Jacks

Okay, we understand if you aren't totally on board for outdoor dog runs in the middle of February. But taking your pooch out to play does make for a fun-filled date, so head over to Ruby & Jacks Doggy Shack where puppers can zoom around off-leash in the "Play Care" area.

Pop into Doggystyle

Put those eyebrows down! Doggystyle is a chic little pet supply and toy shop in Greenwich Village. For an exciting outing, take your valentine along to make your woofer's day as you peruse through the boutique. They specialize in unique dog toys and healthy treats for your canine and come very highly rated amongst locals.

Treat them to Tiffany's

Deliver the best Valentine's Day of all time by taking your love to Tiffany's. The shop filled with everything sparkly (and oh-so-expensive) happens to allow leashed and well-behaved canines along. While browsing is fun, you may want to make sure there is a surprise involved if you plan your date at this world-famous jewelry store!