Boston is the perfect place for you and your best friend. Whether you're dining, shopping, exploring the city’s green spaces, or grabbing the perfect pint – we've gathered the best dog-friendly activities and hotels for you and your pet. 

Dog-Friendly Dining, Breweries, and Beer Gardens

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There is no better dinner date than your pup to have a pint with. Boston has numerous outdoor options to wine and dine with your best friend. During the season, make sure to also check out some of Boston’s dog-friendly beer gardens, such as Cisco Beer Garden in the Seaport and Trillium on the Greenway. 

  • 255 State Street
  • (617) 863-8363

A welcoming contemporary restaurant with a touch of rustic charm, State Street Provisions is today’s answer to the taverns that once offered respite to the fishermen and tradesmen who worked in Boston’s bustling Long Wharf. Historically inspired but forward thinking food and…

  • 314 Shawmut Avenue
  • (617) 482-1015

The Buttery quickly became a neighborhood mainstay with award-winning specialty coffees and teas, house made biscuit breakfast sandwiches and signature cupcakes, gourmet sandwiches and salads, seasonal soups and scratch pastries. In 2008, the owners expanded to add a restaurant…

  • 350 Stuart Street
  • (617) 532-3827

Located at Hotel AKA Back Bay, The Berkeley, is a casual French bistro that intertwines seamlessly with the neighborhood energy of Back Bay, Boston. The flavorful menu harmonizes classic French fare with a touch of New England influence utilizing the freshest local ingredients…

  • 540 Atlantic Avenue
  • (617) 451-1234

Trade Boston is a Greek restaurant inspired by coastal Mediterranean flavors. James Beard Award Winning Chef, Jody Adams, offers a menu of innovative and re-imagined Greek flavors. Dine Out Boston is August 4-17, 2024 See amenity tab for more information.

  • 75 Chestnut Street
  • (617) 227-2175

Nestled in the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill, 75 Chestnut provides regional American comfort food in a truly captivating setting. The restaurant's bistro-like interior emanates a cozy and friendly ambiance. 75 Chestnut is the place to pop into to have a drink, a bite to…

  • 220 Northern Avenue
  • (617) 227-0754

75 on Liberty Wharf, Thomas A. Kershaw’s newest addition to the Hampshire House Corporation, is as comfortable as it is beautiful, offering a welcoming ambiance to everyone who walks through the door. This America-inspired bistro, taking inspiration from its sister restaurant 75…

  • 120 Huntington Avenue
  • (617) 425-3400

Playful and approachable, LUCIE is focused on delivering flavor profiles that our guests will crave over and over again. Consistent execution of the menu, value perception, and top tier ingredients will be the foundation of what makes the LUCIE experience so special. LUCIE is…

  • 370 Commonwealth Avenue
  • (617) 267-1607

Uni, the intimate subterranean sashimi bar at the Eliot Hotel has been transformed into a lively contemporary izaKaya. This sleek and modern space features nigiri and maki rolls, in addition to the innovative sashimi offerings, with a continued dedication to fresh seafood and…

  • 1236 Dorchester Avenue
  • (617) 265-4490

dbar is Dorchester's premiere destination for fine dining, delicious cocktails and exciting nightlife. Outdoor dining is available! See amenities tab for more information. Dine Out Boston is August 4-17, 2024 See amenity tab for more information.

  • 138 Street James Avenue
  • (617) 585-7222

Welcome to OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, a new, American brasserie style restaurant located in the heart of Back Bay. OAK is a bold, inspired dining concept, bringing you hand-crafted, specialty cocktails and a farm-to-table menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Outdoor dining is…

  • 1 Bow Market Way

From your first cup of coffee to your last round, and every meal and errand in between, Bow Market offers award-winning choices. Located in Union Square, Bow Market is a hub for the area’s most creative and collaborative. From chefs and baristas to DJs and designers, it’s a…

  • 399-400 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • (781) 853-8203

Escape to BOSTON Margaritaville Restaurant! Host your party with us and we'll provide the tropical escape. Margaritaville’s island-inspired menu can be enhanced to suit your group’s preferences. Buffet, plated or reception, we can create a menu that takes your event from one that…

Please also note the City of Boston Requirements for Dog Owners: 

  1. ALL Dogs must have evidence of current license and rabies shot for each animal 
  2. ALL Dogs leashed at all times, not fastened to a table 
  3. No Dogs allowed on chairs, benches, tables, etc. 
  4. Management reserves the right to refuse entry or ask the patron with a dog to leave for failure to comply, fighting, barking, or any other disruptive behavior. 

Dog-Friendly Events & Activities

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There are so many events and activities to attend with your furry best friend. From ‘yappy hours’ to festivals, walking tours, and more – fill your dog-friendly itinerary with everything Boston has to offer. Check out dog-friendly walking tours such as the Freedom Trail, activities and excursions such as paddling on the Charles River or traveling with Boston Harbor City Cruises, shopping, and dining at neighborhood gems like Bow Market, or visiting Boston’s first dog park and bar, Park 9 in Everett.  

Park-9 at The Station Jul 25

Park-9 at The Station

New England’s first and only indoor dog park and bar, is bringing the popular dog-friendly space…

SOWA Open Market Jul 28

SOWA Open Market

The SoWa Open Market is one of the largest open-air farmer and artist markets in Boston. With a…

Dog-Friendly Shopping

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Did someone say retail therapy? Bring your best furry friend along as you explore the best of Boston’s dog-friendly shopping. Don't miss out on dog-friendly markets and events such as SoWa Open Market or Open Newbury. 

  • One Premium Outlets Boulevard
  • (508) 384-2876

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is New England's largest outdoor outlet shopping destination. Featuring over 170 brands including new luxury that caters to every shopper, family friendly amenities and exclusive savings up to 65% off. The robust line up of stores include Tory…

  • 4 South Market Street
  • (617) 523-1300

The lively core of Boston's historic waterfront, and the nation's premier urban marketplace. Housed in 3 beautifully restored 19th century buildings, its 112 shops and 13 restaurants offer tantalizing delicacies & unique gifts in a festive atmosphere that spills onto cobblestone…

Dog-Friendly Parks

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Did you know Boston has 2300 acres of green space? That is so much space for you and your pet to explore! Whether it's exploring one of Boston's local parks, historic gardens or visiting a local beach (mainly dog-friendly after Labor Day), there is something for every adventure. Some of our favorites include The Charles River Esplanade, Castle Island Beach, the Emerald Necklace, and, of course, the Boston Common & Public Garden. 

There are also many options throughout Boston’s 23 neighborhoods for dog-specific parks. Some of our recommendations include: 

  • RUFF North End Dog Park: Accessible from Prince Street through the Defilippino Playground and the intersection of Snow Hill and Hull Street. 
  • Carleton Court Dog Park: SW Corridor Park (between Dartmouth and W Newton St) 
  • Richmond Street Dog Park: Richmond Street between North and Fulton Streets. 
  • The Underground Dog Park: S Bay Harbor Trail – under the highway. 
  • South Boston Bark Park: 1280 Columbia Road 
  • Peters Park Dog Park: 1205 Washington St. 
  • East 1st Dog Park: 768-764 E 1st St. 
  • Playground Dog Park: 135-141 A St. 

Dog-Friendly Hotels

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When traveling overnight to Boston, there are many options to bring your pup along. Check out our recommended list of dog-friendly hotels: 

  • 250 Franklin Street
  • (617) 451-1900

After just completing a multi-million dollar transformation, The Langham, Boston begins a new era with stylistic features, refined elegance and unique experiences that have been redefined into this new American classic. Prominently located on the beautiful Norman B. Leventhal…

  • 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
  • (617) 426-2000

An unrivaled blend of authentic heritage and contemporary sophistication attract travelers from around the world to Boston's most beloved hotel. With the recent completion of a $100 million transformation of all guestrooms, meeting and public spaces, guests quickly discover that…

  • 26 Chandler Street
  • (857) 444-6111

Staypineapple Boston features all of the charm and spirit of a neighborhood inn while wrapped in the stylish package of a classic Boston building. Each of our thoughtfully designed rooms feature plush pillow top beds topped with European style double duvets, and upscale amenities…

  • 120 Huntington Avenue
  • (617) 424-7000

Boston's independent lifestyle hotel that takes pride in its ability to pay the utmost attention to every detail. Located in Boston's historic Back Bay neighborhood, the hotel offers weekend packages and suites. Rooftop pool and parking. Click here to find out more about LUCIE…

  • 505 Washington Street
  • (617) 804-2000

Located in the heart of Boston's Downtown Crossing neighborhood, The Godfrey Hotel Boston, combines luxurious amenities, cutting edge technology and impeccable service to provide the ultimate location to Discover Your Element.

  • 200 Stuart Street
  • (617) 482-1800

Revere is Boston’s independent address, inspired by the spirit of the city, yet reveling in the non-traditional. Situated in the heart of Boston’s vibrant theatre district, this luxury hotel and entertainment destination caters to the business and leisure traveler. The property…

  • 154 Berkeley Street
  • (617) 266-7200

Hotel AKA Back Bay provides a sophisticated and modern retreat with residential touches, designed by the award-winning Selldorf Architects. Our guestrooms, suites, and public areas exude a luxurious, inviting atmosphere. The surroundings will feature a blend of classic…

  • 70 Rowes Wharf
  • (617) 439-7000

Situated on Boston Harbor at the edge of the financial district, beautifully appointed rooms, fine dining, indoor garage parking, health club, indoor pool, Boston Harbor Hotel's grand arch is the first of many breathtaking sights that will greet you from our location at Rowes…

  • 370 Commonwealth Avenue
  • (617) 267-1607

An elegant European-style suite hotel located in historic Back Bay within walking distance to shopping, fine dining, cultural attractions, universities and hospitals. Guests will enjoy luxury suites and experience the European-style service and fine dining that earned The Eliot…

  • 40 Berkeley Street
  • (617) 848-9200

Located at the intersection of Berkley and Appleton Streets in the heart of Boston’s South End, The Revolution Hotel offers a co-working space for the community’s creative set and a home base for travelers at rates that cannot be beat on a variety of room types smartly designed…

  • 215 Charles Street
  • (617) 224-4000

The Liberty Hotel is a blend of history, high-style luxury and hometown warmth - the ideal place for a quintessential Boston experience. Located at the foot of Beacon Hill, The Liberty Hotel is steps away from outdoor fun on the Esplanade, posh shopping boutiques along Charles…

  • 450 Summer street
  • (617) 476-6664

Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is located in the center of the Seaport District, steps away from downtown Boston and less than three miles from Boston's Logan Airport. The property boasts 1,054 thoughtful guestrooms, seven outlets for drinking and dining, a premium full-service…

  • 138 Saint James Avenue
  • (617) 267-5300

Fairmont Copley Plaza has been a symbol of Boston's rich history and elegance since its gala opening in 1912. Centrally located in beautiful Back Bay, this luxury hotel is just steps from many popular historic sites, as well as the celebrated boutiques on Newbury Street. Our…

Dog-Friendly Travel

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Traveling with your pet should be easy and enjoyable. Check out the many ways to travel with them both to and from Boston, as well while you’re in the city – such as all MBTA routes.  

  • 20 CUSTOM HOUSE Street
  • (617) 742-8677

#1 in Cruise Options. #1 in fun. Prepare to set sail with the nation’s largest private operator of passenger vessels, Boston Harbor Cruises. For 84 years, our family-owned operation has been manning the helm of the most high-tech, up-to-date and advanced fleet of cruise boats…