Are you looking for ways to treat your dog or have a doggie birthday coming up? Don’t leave your dog at home; San Diego has several dog-friendly places that you can enjoy with your pup. From mutt menus to kayaking with your four-legged best friend, we’ve compiled a list of 9 dog-friendly activities, restaurants, breweries, and bars that pride themselves in being dog-friendly.
photo: Dexter’s Deli
Visit Dexter’s Deli in North Park, Del Mar, or Carlsbad for all your pup’s shopping. Voted America’s Coolest Stores 2020 by PETS+, Dexter’s Deli offers the best in natural food, healthy treats, fun toys, and more. Our favorite treats are locally made birthday dog cakes, mini-cakes, and cupcakes.
North Park – 3773 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
Del Mar – 1229 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
Carlsbad -2508 El Camino Real B-2, Carlsbad, CA 92008
SUP Pups California
photo: SUP Pups California
Learn how to paddleboard with your dog with SUP Pups California, located in Liberty station behind the Courtyard Marriott Hotel. Instructor Samantha will teach you the basics and safety guidelines to paddle with your dog on a one-hour tour. Treats, photos, and water provided with the lesson tour.
2592 Laning Road San Diego, CA 92106
Eco Boat Rentals
photo: Eco Boat Rentals
Choose from three activities with your pup at Eco Boat Rentals, located in San Diego Bay next to Point Loma Seafoods Restaurant. Eco Boat Rentals is the best dog-friendly activity as they’ve hosted more than 200 dogs in the last three months on their boats. Spend the day with your pup on an eco pedal boat (capacity up to 4 people + pet) or a Hobie kayak rental (single or double). Book a reservation for a private sailboat tour and explore San Diego Bay. Eco Boat Rental offers different sizes of life vests for your dog, so you don’t have to worry about bringing one, and if it’s your dog’s first time in the water, we recommend the eco pedal boats.
2803 Emerson St. San Diego, CA 92106
Dog-friendly Restaurants, Breweries & Bar
Lazy Dog Restaurant
photo: Lazy Dog Restaurant
Enjoy a lodge-chic vibe at the Lazy Dog Restaurant in Mission Valley. Ask for the Pup Menu and order your four-legged friend a delicious meal. Spend the day on the outdoor patio and enjoy a Lazy Dog’s weekend brunch item or seasonal recipe.
1202 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108
Mavericks Beach Club
photo: Mavericks Beach Club
Every first Wednesday of the month, Mavericks Beach Club hosts Wag Wednesdays. Enjoy drink specials, mutt menu for the pups, toys & treats, giveaways, and more! Mark your calendars and party every first Wednesday of the month in Pacific Beach.
860 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
Encontro North Park
photo: Encontro North Park
Known for its weekend brunch and 22 beers on tap, Encontro North Park offers an inviting outdoor patio. Bring your fur friend with you and have them try one of 7 dog menu items! Our favorites are the puppuccino and peanut butter cheddar biscuits.
3001 University Ave #3001, San Diego, CA 92104
Societe Brewing Company
photo: Societe Brewing Company
Located in Kearny Mesa, Societe Brewing Company has an outside patio area perfect for your pup. Treat your dog to branded Societe merchandise, such as a collar, leash, and a portable water bowl, and enjoy a crafted beer.
8262 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111
Backyard Kitchen & Tap
photo: Backyard Kitchen & Tap
Drive over to Pacific Beach and visit Backyard Kitchen & Tap located just steps away from Cyrstal Pier. Treat your furry friend to home-made dog biscuits and items on the Doggie Menu. Post a picture of your pup on the patio and tag @backyard_pb for a chance to win a $50.00 BKYD gift card!
832 Garnet Ave. Pacific Beach, CA 92109
Fred’s Mexican Cafe
photo: Fred’s Mexican Cafe
Have a doggie date night at Fred’s Mexican Cafe in Old Town. Don’t leave your fur babies at home; bring them with you! As the only dog-friendly restaurant in Old Town, Fred’s Mexican Cafe has a Food For Frido menu.
2470 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
Where would you take your pup first? Tell us in the comments.