No more puppy dog eyes when you leave Mutt Damon or Victoria Barkham for a happy hour or shopping trip. These places like dogs as much as dogs like bacon biscuits.
The sleek hotel proves it loves pets with mats, bowls, toys, treats, and vet discount cards at check-in. There’s even a room service menu with Bow Wow Beef Tenderloin and Chowhound Chicken. Ask about the Woofie Weekend special.
Hungry pups need not wait for table scraps while you dine on the pet-friendly patio. They get their own doggie menu with dishes like grilled chicken, a bowl of bacon, rice and carrots, and cookies for dessert.
Nancy G’s, 4920 Roswell Road, suite 55, Sandy Springs (404-705-8444 or nancygscafe.com).
Throw back a beer and/or watch a soccer match (what the pub is known for) while your furry friend strikes up a game of his own. (It’s called How Many Servers Can I Get to Rub My Belly?) Water bowls and treats are plentiful at this Little Five patio.
Brewhouse Cafe, 401 Moreland Avenue Northeast, Little Five Points (404-525-7799 or brewhousecafe.com).
Cool canines can tag along to the costume/vintage clothing/accessories/shoe/toy mecca. You may need a second opinion on which neon wig complements those patent leather platforms. Bow-chicka-bow-wow.
After Michael Yelps runs laps around his cronies in the Piedmont dog park, let him cool down with a water bowl while you enjoy the view of the city skyline and Park Tavern’s lively scene. Everyone wins.
Park Tavern, 500 10th Street, Midtown (404-249-0001 or parktavern.com).
When in Paris, you can take le pup more places. Feel Frenchy on Anis Cafe’s garden patio while the pooch laps at a bowl of eau.
Word around the kennel is Woof Blitzer wants swankier digs when staycationing. Midtown’s artistic boutique hotel allows dogs of all sizes (there’s a $25 fee). Canine happy hour happens on Thursdays in the fall, when you can sip on a Salty Chihuahua and feed poochie a few treats.
Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown, 683 Peachtree Street, Midtown (404-874-9200 or ichotelsgroup.com).
Water bowls, treats, and lots of puppy love are on the menu at the East Atlanta hangout known for its large, pet-friendly patio and friendly staff. Sir Licksalot may make some new friends (human and canine).
The Midway Pub, 552 Flat Shoals Avenue Southeast, East Atlanta Village (404-584-0335 or themidwaypub.com).
Canines need culture, too. Nearly all of the center’s excursions (excluding The Fox Theatre) through areas like Inman Park and historic Midtown let dogs tag along with their owners.
The way to a dog’s heart is through his belly (duh). Show your lovebug how you feel with a droolworthy, peanut buttery pupcake, complete with biscuit on top. The staff will pet-sit your pooch outside the door while you grab the goods.
OMG Cup & Cakes, 493 Flat Shoals Avenue Southeast, East Atlanta Village (404-222-0200 or omgcupandcakes.com).
While you sip beer and nosh pub grub, your pooch will be lapping up Pupst Blue Ribbon (read: water) and eating free treats while scoping out the Highland Avenue passers-by.
Diesel Filling Station, 870 North Highland Avenue, Virginia-Highland (404-815-1820 or dieselatlanta.com).
If you’re picking out gear for your hiking/running/camping buddy’s next adventure, why not let him have some input? The outdoorsy retailer wouldn’t have it any other way.
Your cat-chaser can’t climb trees, but he’ll gladly chill under them on a cozy patio while you drink with your (other) best friends. Styrofoam water bowls are provided, but take your own if you have a pup with an appetite for destruction.
Treehouse Restaurant and Pub, 7 Kings Circle Northeast, Buckhead (404-266-2732 or treehouseatlanta.com).
While you try on designer clothing in the swanky space, the helpful staff dog-sits so your little prince or princess doesn’t come too close to the couture. Drool doesn’t belong on DVF.
Tootsies, 3400 Around Lenox Drive, Buckhead (404-842-9990 or tootsies.com).