The 411 on dog-friendly Valley venues
Dog parents, rejoice! Pooch-friendly patios – many with special seats, treats and play places especially for your pet – abound in the Valley. And with the fall weather, there’s no better time to enjoy them than now.
PNPK Craft Sliders + Wine Bar
PNPK, named in homage to the nearby Pinnacle Peak Mountain and conveniently located on the southeast corner of Pinnacle Peak and Scottsdale Roads at 23335 N. Scottsdale Road, is a full-service restaurant and wine bar featuring craft sliders and shareable flights of elevated comfort food as well as local and regional beers and cocktails. The 2,600-square-foot venue – which boasts a massive dog-friendly patio – is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and offers happy hour from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily as well as reverse happy hour from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. www.pnpkaz.com
Widely regarded as the most dog-friendly bar or restaurants in the Valley, each of O.H.S.O.’s locations offers play areas for dogs and their pet parents to play as well as a special dog-focused area called the “barking bar,” which features water bowls and house-made dog treats all day, every day. In addition, charitable events are held monthly at each location to raise funds for local shelters in the area.
Hula’s Modern Tiki
Hula’s Modern Tiki is best known as the Valley’s home for award-winning tropical drinks and from-scratch island-style eats. But, they also welcome dogs on their patio year round, providing water bowls on request. Dog lovers especially love the ample misters while it’s still hot, and the warming fire pits for chilly nights, as do the dogs.
Scramble – A Breakfast & Lunch Joint
The fast casual breakfast and lunch hot spots known for using local farmers and vendors boasts a spacious, dog-friendly patio with dedicated water bowls for each four-legged friend who visits in addition to LED TVs, free Wi-Fi and charging stations.
Since opening the doors of its first location in 2001, Postino has not only made its expansive patios open to pooches and their two-legged pals, the wait staff is always happy to provide water bowls (and sometimes little treats) to dogs while serving up their famous bruschetta boards and wine to the people. A bonus – each of Postino’s sister restaurants including Windsor, Federal Pizza and Joyride Taco House also feature dog-friendly policies and patios. www.postinos.com
Like Postino, the bowls of doggy water flow freely (and actually are free, by the way) at AZ88. A bonus – the view of tempting lawn outside of the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts just steps away. www.az88.com
The Farm at South Mountain
It only makes sense that the Farm – which started as an actual farm known for its pecan trees – would be all about animals! Each of the three restaurants on-site including Morning Glory Café, Farm Kitchen and even Quiessence make space for Spot. They even open their gorgeous Maya’s Garden (and Maya’s Farmers Market) to those who wish to stroll with their dogs while visiting. www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com
From its patio, Cafe Bink offers its amazing views of Carefree to humans and dogs alike. Upon request, they provide free water bowls – in customized sizes to fit your pooch – which pair perfectly with their extra-long happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m. most days of the week. Bonus: Usually, resident pup Panda, the manager’s dog and unofficial Cafe Bink mascot, is on the patio to keep your pooch company. 36889 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree; 480.488.9796; www.cafebink.com
Farm & Craft
Farm & Craft not only offers healthy, sustainable food for humans; it also offers it for dogs. The menu actually features a “Dog Bowl,” which includes all-natural grilled chicken and healthy grains for your four-legged happy hour buddy. They also make sure the dogs are hydrated with refreshing ice water and free refills. 4302 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.568.8980; www.ilovefarmandcraft.com
Old Town Gringos
The indoor-outdoor dining experience – which often includes live music – welcomes dogs onto its patio, always offering each its own water bowl and doggy treats by the handful. They even invite dogs to run up and down the wooden stairs between the patios for a little exercise. 4209 N. Craftsman Court., Scottsdale; 480.423.3800; www.oldtowngringos.com
The American gastropub with contemporary farmhouse fare also offers water bowls to any dogs who want to hang on their patio, as well as a bag stuffed with various treats based on your dog’s size and age. Of course, all owners are also encouraged to feed the dogs some of the fresh and locally sourced leftovers from their own plates. www.saltysow.com.
This fast-casual breakfast and lunch hot spot known for using local farmers and vendors boasts a spacious, dog-friendly patio with dedicated water bowls for each four-legged friend who visits in addition to LED TVs, free Wi-Fi and charging stations. Plans are also underway to launch a housemade treat for dogs this winter. www.azscramble.com.
Not only does this burger joint boast a dog-friendly patio, each Shake Shack location has a “woof menu.” Options on the clever concept include the “Pooch-ini” – a ShackBurger dog biscuit made with peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard (best for bigger dogs) – and the “Bag O-Bones” – five ShackBurger dog biscuits from Bocce’s Bakery. www.shakeshack.com.
The Adobe Restaurant
Located at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, this eatery’s golf course-facing patio is the ultimate spot to relax and unwind with furry friends. Complete with a misting system, comfortable seating and fire pits, The Adobe patio is extremely dog-friendly. Beyond water bowls, the venue offers dog-friendly menu items all day, including a Yappy Hour menu with eggs, chicken and even modified burgers for dogs. www.theadoberestaurant.com.
More Places for Your Pup
Each of the below offers outdoor space for pups as well as water dishes on request.
Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers (all locations)
Duke’s Sports Bar & Grill
Ingo’s Tasty Food
Kale & Clover
Kelly’s at Southbridge
Luci’s at the Orchard
McFate Brewing Co.
Postino WineCafe (all locations)
Rhythm & Wine
Scottsdale Beer Company
Sip Coffee & Beer House (all locations)
The Herb Box at Southbridge
The Market by Jennifer Restaurant & Bar
The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen
Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery
Vines & Hops