From open park spaces to homemade dog treats, Austin has several options for owners to consider when taking their pets outside or to the store.
Off-leash Parks in Central Austin
1. Trail at Lady Bird Lake: Auditorium Shores, 920 W. Riverside Drive
2. Norwood Estate and off-leash area, 1009 Edgecliff Terrace
3. Red Bud Isle, 3401 Redbud Trail
4. Shoal Creek Greenbelt Central, 2631 Shoal Creek Blvd.
5. West Austin Park, 1317 W. 10th St.
6. Zilker Metropolitan Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road
Dog-friendly restaurants and bars
Barton Springs Saloon, 424 S. Lamar Blvd. 482-9673
Boomerang's Gourmet Veggie & Meat Pies*, 3110 Guadalupe St. 380-0032
Carmelo's Italian Restaurant, 504 E. Fifth St. 477-7497
Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd. 206-1000
Cipolina, 1213 W. Lynn St. 477-5211
Dog & Duck Pub, 406 W. 17th St. 479-0598
Draught House Pub, 4112 Medical Parkway 452-6258
Enoteca Vespaio, 1610 S. Congress Ave. 441-7672
The Flying Saucer, 815 W. 47th St. 454-8200
Freddie's Place, 1703 S. First St. 445-9197
Green Mesquite BBQ & More*, 1400 Barton Springs Road 479-0485
Home Slice Pizza, 1415 S. Congress Ave. 444-7437
- 1300 S. Congress Ave. 469-9003
- 242 W. Second St. 469-9003
Lustre Pearl, 97 Rainey St. 469-0400
Mangia Pizza*, 2401 Lake Austin Blvd. 478-6600
Max's Wine Dive, 207 San Jacinto Blvd. 904-0111
Paggi House, 200 Lee Barton Drive 473-3700
Quack's 43rd Street Bakery, 411 E. 43rd St. 453-3399
Red's Porch, 3508 S. Lamar Blvd. 440-7337
Scholz Garten*, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. 474-1958
Snack Bar, 1224 S. Congress Ave. 445-2626
Spider House, 2908 Fruth St. 480-9562
Wheatsville Food Co-op*, 3101 Guadalupe St. 478-2667
Zax, 312 Barton Springs Road 481-0100
- 2900 W. Anderson Lane 451-4811
- 1303 S. Congress Ave. 444-8081
- 3423 Guadalupe St. 300-2633
*These establishments have voluntarily registered with the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department and are in compliance with the Dogs in Outdoor Dining Areas Ordinance.
Central Austin offers a variety of pet-themed boutiques for owners who need food, clothing or accessories for their furry friends.
Bark 'n Purr, 4604 Burnet Road, 354-4442, www.barknpurr.com
Just for Pets, 3742 Far West Blvd., Ste. 104, 342-2220, www.justforpetsaustin.com
Lofty Dog, 403 W. Second St., 476-5050, www.austinloftydog.com
Tomlinson's Feed & Pets, 908 E. 49th St., 452-1560, 4211 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. A17 445-4549, www.tomlinsons.com
Woof Gang Bakery, 1204 N. Lamar Blvd., 391-9663, www.woofgangbakery.com
These are not comprehensive lists of dog-friendly restaurants, bars and boutiques.
Source: City of Austin