While we were living (and pet sitting) in Dublin back in 2017 we found it was difficult to find somewhere dog-friendly to stop off for a quick meal or pint when out walking.
We compiled a list of places we had stumbled into (or out of) with the little doggies around Dublin.
At the time of writing this we had been living down in South Dublin so this list is mainly in the South Dublin area.
Note: If your debating whether to visit Dublin, you will find it has one of the cheapest airports to fly into Europe! So we recommend a visit ASAP!
1909 Restaurant and Wine Bar, 31 Castle Street, Dalkey.
With the perfect setting right in the heart of Dalkey 1909 Restaurant and Wine Bar is not one to be missed.
We stumbled upon 1909 while at the Dalkey Lobster Festival. We headed down the side of the restaurant and got a table next to the outside piano. They had some lovely live music playing.
We had 2 chihuahuas with us and they were welcomed with open arms (and blankets). We would highly recommend 1909 for the wine and dog lover, the wait staff were even happy to get the chihuahuas a carrot from the kitchen!
The Kings Inn, 45 Castle Street, Dalkey.
One of our favourite pubs here in South Dublin. The Kings Inn is a great place to stop off and get some shelter when it starts to rain. The staff here are extremely welcoming and will take care of all your needs and keep the dogs hydrated too!
They have reasonable prices, a fantastic atmosphere, and live music! What more could, you want?
The Druids Chair Pub, Killiney Hill Rd, Killiney.
We came across The Druids Chair Pub while making the hike up from Killiney beach to Killiney Hill with the dogs. With a Great location and a fabulous view from out the front, we could not say no.
The staff loved the dogs and made sure they were hydrated and happy. The Druids Chair is a charming classic Irish pub and does an amazing pie (and an even better Bloody Mary!)
You might even be lucky enough to spot their close neighbors Bono or Enya while you’re there!
Pupp, 37 Clanbrassil Street Lower, Dublin.
We were put onto Pupp by a friend who said it is a must! We packed up the dogs & went for a walk around Portobello. Ending up in Pupp for a coffee and a fabulous brunch.
What a marvellous place for any dog lover! They are the most pet friendly cafe ever! They have everything covered for your dog, form drying towels, pet accessories & a healthy treats menu.
They do have a couple of rules to abide by so make sure your dog is :
- On a lead
- Calm & quiet (and doesn’t mind strangers patts!)
MVP, 29 Upper Clanbrassil Street, Dublin.
If you are you in the Portobello area or taking a stroll along the Grand Canal MVP is a perfect dog friendly spot to drop in with your furry little friend.
This beautiful little two story pub arguably stands for Most Valued Pets because of the owner’s love of dogs and humans alike. They have an awesome Wine & Tapas menu on a Thursday and serve up a great selection from Spudbox.
Be sure to take advantage of their Pint of Becks & A Potato deal for 11 Euro before 7 pm daily. We also recommend you head in for the smoked brisket.
Also, keep an eye out on every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month for events upstairs, this is aimed at humans but what dog doesn’t like cinema night?
The Doghouse Blues and Tea Rooms, Howth Dart Station, Dublin.
We were lucky enough to get around to Howth one weekend too and stopped in at the conveniently located Dog House Blues and Tea Rooms. The smell of wood fire pizza lured us in and to our delight, they would even seat the dogs with us!
They have a great atmosphere with a large outdoor area with lots of unique seating and a great food menu. They also have a cigar menu which was a really cool surprise, the Macanudo was great. The staff are welcoming and love to see your four legged friends in tow!