111+ dog-friendly restaurant, bar & cafe patios to take your furry friend

By Kate Severino
October 23, 2019

No need to leave your furbaby at home.

Now that the weather is cooling down in Tucson, it's prime time to take your pooch for a walkabout around town.

A large portion of the city allows, and welcomes, your four-legged friend to dine with you on their patio. Several spots offer bowls of water, house-made dog treats, and cuddles... if you're lucky.

Check out our guide to over 111 dog-friendly restaurant-, bar-, and cafe patios to take your pup.

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We're not featuring every restaurant from the map in the descriptions below, but here are some notable spots that we've featured in the past.

5 Points Market & Restaurant

756 S. Stone Ave.

The patio is small but the lure of coffee will invite you in. Get there early to prevent the brunch line; the Huevos Rancheros is a favorite.

If your pooch needs to stretch their legs, pop over to the Sunday farmers market around the corner for fresh produce and local products.

For more information, visit 5pointstucson.com.

August Rhodes Market

3073 N. Campbell Ave.

The new artisanal soup and sandwich concept has misters on the patio to keep you and your pup cool on warm days. You better keep your eye on the brisket sandwiches — the smell of a New Jersey Joe is enough to tempt a wagging tail.

Read our August 2019 article Photo Feature: Sneak Peek at August Rhodes Market, Opening August 3.

Keep up with August Rhodes Market on Instagram.

Baja Cafe 

7002 E. Broadway Blvd.

Breakfast and brunch favorite, Baja Cafe, has two locations – both of which are dog friendly. In addition, they support the Pima Animal Care Center, No Kill Pima County, and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Read our January 2019 article Brunch Must-Have of the Week: Snickerdoodle Pancake.

For more information, visit bajacafetucson.com.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila

2905 E. Skyline Dr.

Situated in outdoor mall La Encantada, Blanco Tacos + Tequila is the perfect spot to lounge on the patio with your dog. Comfy seating, beautiful views, and margs.... it's a no-brainer.

Read our April 2019 article 11 Best Restaurant Patios in Tucson.

For more information, visit Fox Restaurant Concepts

BOCA Tacos y Tequila

533 N. Fourth Ave.

BOCA offers top-notch tacos and ever-changing salsa varieties. From camarones and pescado to mole and veggie tacos, you have plenty of options to choose from.

They give out dog treats at the front — make sure to grab one for our pup before the tacos pile up.

Read our February 2017 article #WeeklyDish (No. 2): Octopus Taco at BOCA Tacos y Tequila.

For more information, visit bocatacos.com.

Borderlands Brewing Company

119 E. Toole Ave.

Located in downtown Tucson, Borderlands Brewing Company provides quality craft beer, live music, food trucks, and (more importantly) a beer garden for pups to play outdoors, although you're welcome to bring them inside as well. Head over midweek for their "Waggin’ Wednesdays" special — half off your first pint if your pooch is present.

For more information, visit borderlandsbrewing.com.

The Boxyard

238 N. Fourth Ave.

2019 newcomer The Boxyard is a container park with food and drink options downtown. They're no stranger to dogs and post about them weekly on their IG account.

Don't want to miss out on the action? Head over for a drink at one of two bars or try eats from one of four food containers. With options such as bacon-wrapped burros, catfish sandwiches, Vietnamese- and Indian cuisine, you'll be satisfied while your pup is socializing. 😉

Read our March 2019 article New to the Boxyard: Barbecue, Mexican & Vietnamese Restaurants Start a Food Trend.

For more information, visit theboxyardtucson.com.

Caps & Corks

3830 W. River Rd., Ste. 100
Ender the Pomeranian at Caps & Corks
Dog-friendly restaurants feature: Ender the Pomeranian at Caps & Corks (Credit: Adam Ledford)

Caps & Corks features a west-facing garage door with a gated patio so your doggo can wander in and out while staying safely within your view.

For more information, visit capsandcorksaz.com.

The Coronet

198 W. Cushing St.


Newly reopened The Coronet features a spacious patio on Cushing Street.

When you arrive, your pup will be given a bowl of water (and a tasty dog treat). Oh, and you'll just love sister cafe Fonda La Hermanita.

Read our September 2019 article Photo Feature: the Coronet to Open on Cushing Street, August 30.

For more information, visit cafecoronet.com.

Culinary Dropout

2543 E. Grant Rd.

The covered outdoor area at Culinary Dropout has a range of games that include, but are not limited to, Fetch and Chase the Tail. ?

Grab some soft pretzels and unwind with "your best friend" — ruff!

Read our September 2019 article Guide to 12 Local Spots for Fun, Games & Food.

For more information, visit culinarydropout.com.

Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.

Cup Cafe, located inside Hotel Congress downtown, offers not one, but two pet-friendly patios. Grab yourself a slice from the rotating cake display while your pooch laps water at your feet.

Read our April 2019 8 Best Casual Brunch Restaurants in Tucson.

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

Ghini's French Caffe

1803 E. Prince Road

Since opening, Ghini's has offered superb dog service. With water bowls and dog treats on offer, your K9 will be dragging you back to the French restaurant by the leash.

Read our June 2019 Brunch Must: Eggs Provençal at Ghini's French Caffe.

For more information, visit ghiniscafe.com.

HUB Ice Cream Factory

245 E. Congress St.
(Credit: Hub Ice Cream Factory)
Dog-friendly restaurants feature: Pups and ice cream dreams (Credit: Hub Ice Cream Factory)

Puppies and ice cream aren't reserved for kids, adults can enjoy them too. Get 'em fresh at HUB... the ice cream that is, you'll have to bring your own pup.

Read our August 2019 Heavenly ice cream sandwiches to try this summer.

For more information, visit hubicecream.com.

Le Buzz Caffe

9121 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Le Buzz is a favorite spot for cyclists and dogs alike. Birds chirping, a spacious patio, and the smell of freshly baked goods filling the air are fabulous accompaniments to a weekend morning.

Read our January 2019 article Le Buzz: European-style Patisserie & Cafe for Hikers, Bikers & Families.

For more information, visit lebuzzcaffe.com.

The Little One

151 N. Stone Ave.

This local family restaurant serves daily changing specials, offers hugs after lunch, and has a sheltered patio for your pooch in the downtown area. The horchata coffee is not to be missed.

Read our July 2017 article The Little One, Formerly Little Café Poca Cosa: Big on Heart & Flavor.

Keep up with the Little One on Facebook.

Lovin' Spoonfuls

2990 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 120.

Since 2005, Lovin' Spoonfuls has provided vegan fare to the Tucson community. Try their Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich with spicy buffalo sauce... you (and your pup) will be none the wiser.

Read our July 2019 Meatless Monday: Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich at Lovin' Spoonfuls.

For more information, visit lovinspoonfuls.com.


Mercado San Agustin

100 South Avenida del Convento

Just west of 1-10, community-oriented Mercado San Agustin district awaits shady trees and all. With ample seating in the Spanish colonial-inspired courtyard, you can taste your way through a variety of foodie options while your pooch hangs out at your feet. Options include Agustin Kitchen, Seis Kitchen & Catering, Dolce Pastello Cakes, La Estrella Bakery Inc., Presta Coffee Roasters, and Sonoran Sno-Cones.

Need to get in a walk? Head across the street to MSA Annex, the district's modified shipping container park.

Read our September 2019 article Guide to 9 stops along the Sun Link for exceptional food & drink (MAP).

For more information, visit mercadodistrict.com/mercado.

MSA Annex

267 S. Avenida del Convento

The spacious container park on Tucson's west side is a prime spot to take your dog for a walk, browse the shops, and grab a bite on a cool afternoon with mountain views.

Food and drink options include plant-based Beaut Burger, Japanese restaurant Kukai, Decibel Coffee Works, Hermosa Cafe, and Westbound. Grab yourself a plate, find a seat, and sip on something cool and delicious.

Read our October 2019 article If you haven’t visited MSA Annex yet, here’s what you’re missing.

For more information, visit mercadodistrict.com/annex.

Noble Hops

1335 W. Lambert Ln., Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Noble Hops goes above and beyond with a monthly Yappy Hour. On the first Monday of every month, "pet-loving guests and their furry companions get to know each other, as well as some of the savvy vets in [the] community," according to their website.

There will be giveaways, beer, and drink specials and the opportunity to give back to local charities. Swing by with your furkids and get your yap on.

Read our January 2019 14 Inviting Spots in Oro Valley to Grab a Bite.

For more information, visit noblehops.com.


1 E. Congress St.

Brunch with your furry friend at this downtown treasure boasting plenty of patio space and sun shades.

We like the Hanger Steak & Eggs. Your pup will, too. ?

Read our article Nine on the Line With Nook’s Matt & Nikki Thompson.

For more information, visit nookdowntown.com.

Oink Cafe 

7131 E. Broadway Blvd.

There sure is no shortage of brunch spots. Must be the bacon? And with the option of ordering a flight at Oink, there's plenty of it. We bet any four-legged companion will be thrilled.

Read our April 2019 Kids' meals your little ones won't fuss over (not making promises though).

For more information, visit oinkcafe.com.

The Parish

6453 N. Oracle Rd.

The Parish, Tucson’s only Southern-fusion gastropub, has just launched new additions to their menu.

Head over for lunch, dinner, happy hour or Sunday brunch with your dog and watch them wag their tails at the fabulous smells wafting from the kitchen.

Read our August 2019 article Photo Feature: 9 Smokin’ New Dishes at the Parish.

For more information, visit theparishtucson.com.

Prep & Pastry 

2660 N. Campbell Ave. • 6450 E. Grant Rd.


Don't want to skip brunch at one of Tucson's busiest restaurants? We don't blame you. Not only does Prep have misters, shade, and a phenomenal brunch menu... they have an Instagram account dedicated to the pooches that visit. We applaud you.

Read our June 1029 article Sneak Peek Into the New Prep & Pastry Opening June 24 (Photos).

For more information, visit prepandpastry.com.

Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria

2707 E. Broadway Blvd.


Bow-wow-wow, yippy yay Rocco's has saved the day with another pet-friendly patio and lots of love for four-legged creatures. Grab yourself a slice and enjoy the cooler temperatures.

Read our December 2018 article 20 Years of Tasty Pizza From Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria.

For more information, visit roccoslittlechicago.com.

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Saguaro Corners

3750 S. Old Spanish Trail
(Photo courtesy of Saguaro Corners)
(Photo courtesy of Saguaro Corners)

"We have one of the biggest, best, completely Pima county-sanctioned dog patios in the whole county at Saguaro Corners," said owner-chef C.J. Hamm.

Well, not going to argue with that warm welcome. Round of ap-paws for options on the east side.

Read our January 2019 article Saguaro Corners: Hearty Comfort Food, Live Music & Mountain Views.

For more information, visit saguarocorners.net.

Sentinel Peak Brewing Company

4746 E. Grant Rd. • 9155 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Micro-brewery Sentinel Peak has two convenient locations to grab a beer on a dog-friendly patio. The beer-loving, pet-loving establishment also has a scratch kitchen.

Read our February 2019 Sentinel Peak Brewing Co. Expands to Stillhouse Location on the Eastside.

For more information, visit sentinelpeakbrewing.com.

Tay's BBQ

6461 S. Houghton Rd.
Tay's BBQ patio
Dog-friendly restaurants feature: Tay's BBQ patio (Credit: Kate Severino)

Open-air barbecue concept Tay's BBQ has a full bar, family-friendly menu, and outdoor games in Corona De Tucson. No one will mind if your pup is up for a game of fetch.

They're now open for Sunday brunch!

Read our June 2019 article Tay's BBQ brings people together with family-style barbecue & outdoor fun.

For more information, visit taysbbqaz.com.

Ten55 Brewing Company

110 E. Congress St.


Not only does Ten55 have a great beer selection, but they also open their patio up to your pooches (through their VIP patio entrance, of course).

Oh, and while you're guzzling on your brews and sampling from the new menu, your dog can enjoy a complimentary treat of its own.

Read our September 2019 Oktoberfest 2019 Lineup: Ready or not, beer we come.

For more information, visit 1055brewing.com.

Time Market

444 E. University Blvd.

A pet-friendly place to revisit time and again, Time Market has a cozy patio and all the goodies to keep you satisfied. Grab an extra-large slice of pie and enjoy a drink from this downtown favorite.

Read our April 2019 article Time Market’s Exciting Pastry Program Launches This Season.

For more information, visit timemarket.xyz.


Trident Pizza Pub

446 N. Campbell Ave. Ste. 100.

Hand-tossed pizza, check. Dog-friendly patio, check.

If you're a Trident fan, Trident Grill II at 2910 N. Swan Rd. has a patio for your dogs to enjoy as well.

Read our February 2019 article Trident Pizza Pub Serves Hand-tossed, Brick-oven Pizza With a Tucson Twist.

For more information, visit tridentgrill.com.

Truland Burgers & Greens

7322 N. Oracle Rd.


Offering chopped salads and premium burgers with a covered dog-friendly patio, Truland Burgers & Greens will have your pup barking for more.

Read our August 2019 Where to find Tucson's tastiest burgers.

For more information, visit trulandburgers.com.


1865 E. River Rd.
(Credit: Zinburger AZ)
(Credit: Zinburger AZ)

Fabulous shakes, burgers, and fries. And pet friendly. Cue the drool.

Read our September 2019 Support "Lock in Hope" with Butterfinger Milkshakes at Zinburger.

For more information, visit zinburgeraz.com.

If you've checked out our interactive map and we've missed one of your favorite dog-friendly spots, let us know in the comments. Ruff ruff.

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