Dog Friendly Spots in CLT

If you walk down the streets of the Southend neighborhood in Charlotte, around every corner is someone walking their dog. The rail trail makes a great city-view stroll with your pup, but there are also a ton of dog-friendly hangouts in Charlotte! If you can’t bear to leave your furry friend at home, keep reading.


Lucky Dog Bark & Brew

2220 Thrift Rd

Charlotte, NC 28208

With several CLT locations, this is one of the most popular dog bars in Charlotte. It is an indoor/outdoor sports bar, but also offers daycare, boarding, and grooming services. The pups can play while the people hang!


Sycamore Brewing

2161 Hawkins Street

Charlotte, NC 28203

Located in Southend, this is one of the most popular breweries in Charlotte. Did you know you can bring your dog along, too? While dogs can’t run loose, they can hang out on leash as you enjoy a drink with friends! Dogs are also invited to the very popular Front Porch Sundays, where local businesses pop up at Sycamore for you to shop.


U.S. National Whitewater Center

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway

Charlotte, NC 28214 

If you love the outdoors and desire an adventure with your best fur pal, try bringing him to the Whitewater Center! On leash, your pup can enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, or hiking. The Whitewater Center also has fun events that are dog friendly. Just check their calendar!



1402 Winnifred Street

Charlotte, NC 28203

Hoppin’ is a really fun, hip bar in Charlotte where you can serve your own beer/cider with a wristband connected to your card. Dogs are welcome to join in on the fun! Be sure to check out the list of everything they have on tap.


Seoul Food Meat Co.

1400 S Church St Ste A

Charlotte, NC 28203

Enjoy Korean BBQ and karaoke–and enjoy it all with your pup! Seoul Food Meat Co. has an outdoor, fenced dog park where your furry pal can run free. This fun restaurant has four stars on Yelp. See what people have to say about it!

Dog Friendly Events in Charlotte


This fall and winter, the dog friendly events don’t end on Halloween. Get your puppies ready for these events around Charlotte.  


The Fox – Yadkin Valley Hiking & Wine Tasting

Fri, November 2, 2018 

8:00 AM – 7:00 PM EDT 

Join The Fox for a great day-trip of hiking Pilot Mountain State Park, with it’s incredible mountain views. Following the hike, there will be two wine tastings at North Carolina’s best and most dog-friendly wineries. Whether you are with a group or just traveling with your canine best friend, this is a day not to miss.  


Pizza Fur a Paws Fundraiser 

Sat, November 3, 2018 

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT 

Inizio Pizza Napoletana 

10620 Providence Rd 

Bring the entire family out for this fun event in Dilworth raising money for the Greater Charlotte SPCA, a volunteer-based organization to help fostered dogs find their forever homes. There will be a doggie Halloween costume contest at 1pm, adoptable dogs, local vendors, a huge raffle, and live music.  


Free Rabies & Low-Cost Microchipping 

Sat, November 10, 2018 

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST 

CMPD Animal Care & Control 

8315 Byrum Drive  

Mecklenburg County residents can receive free rabies shots for their dogs, cats, and ferrets. Any pet owners that have a dog or cat can get a $10 microchip. 

Tickets are not required, walk-ins are welcome! 


Beyond Obedience: Life skills for you & your dog 

Sat, December 1, 2018 

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST 

11628 Abernathy Road 

This seminar will help both dog owners and dog trainers, to teach hands on exercises and techniques to help bring more balance and harmony to your relationship. Emphasis is on teaching you to become a well-balanced leader that your dog will want to listen to, all the while developing an even stronger bond with your dog.


Photo by Cody Hughes @clhughes21