A Dog's Guide to Pet-Friendly Places in New Brunswick!

Anything is paw-sible when you bring your dog to New Brunswick! That's why we've created a list of places from restaurants and bars to breweries and coffee shops, as well as the fun walkable parks! New Brunswick's city center has expanded its offerings for furry friends with a variety of ways for a man's best friend to stay and play across the city! From park tours to pup-cakes, tails are sure to wag.

Please know that most places allow both small and large dogs. Pets must be well-behaved and are required to be on leashes that are no longer than 6 feet. Pets are not allowed on chairs, tables, or other furnishings. Please call ahead should you have any questions.

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Dog-Friendly Dining

Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub

61 Church Street | 732-745-4611

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Sit back, relax, and enjoy a beer with your dog on Blackthorn’s outside patio.

Chamber 43

356 George Street | 732-434-8840

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This caffeinated hot spot, a must for coffee and dog lovers alike, offers dog treats for our four-legged patrons!

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Cielito Lindo

224 French Street | 732-543-0099

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Cielito Lindo offers pet-friendly dining out front within a cozy fenced-in area and under big patio umbrellas. 


55 Paterson Street | 732-846-6521

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Enjoy time outside on our patio with your four-legged friends while sipping on one of our vibrant cocktails.

Dashen Ethiopian Cuisine

88 Albany Street | 732-249-0494

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Looking for something a little more upscale for a night out with your pampered pooch? Dashen was ranked by as one of the ten best places to eat in New Brunswick,

Esquina Latina Restaurant & Lounge

25 Liberty Street | 732-543-1630

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You’ll fall in love with Esquina Latina's chic atmosphere and large, dog-friendly patio. Enjoy exquisite cocktails and sangrias along with a pup-tini and water for the furry ones.

Fat Cactus Mexican Cantina

350 George Street | 732-543-1153

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Fat Cactus Cantina has tables lining the sidewalk where pups can lounge by your chair while you enjoy Tex-Mex food with a twist!  Plus, pup-tinis and water for your pet.

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52 Robinson Street | 732-246-1241

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Friend's Cafe serves up delicious drinks and delectable breakfast & lunch options throughout the week ad offers a cozy outdoor patio for you and your dog to relax on. Don’t forget to ask the cashier for a dog biscuit!

Gloria Jean's Coffees

120 Albany Street | 732-214-9800

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This friendly neighborhood coffee shop is very dog friendly, with plenty of patio seating out front while you enjoy a bakery treat, hot breakfast item, or avocado sandwich.

Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe

392 George Street | 732-249-6666

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Harvest Moon Brewery has large windows, cafe-style accommodations and is more than happy to bring out drinks for you and your furriest of friends.

Hub City Brewhouse

335 George Street | 732-543-1804

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With over 50 beers on tap and an oh-so dog-friendly front patio, Hub City Brewhouse is the perfect place to enjoy a day out with your pet.

Old Man Rafferty's

106 Albany Street | 732-846-6153

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Our outdoor side patio is a popular spot on warm days under the shade of Kilmer Square. Bowls of water available for pets.

Panico's Restaurant + Bar

94 Church Street | 732-545-6161

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Panico's offers pet-friendly patio dining out front including water bowls while you enjoy their delicious Italian-inspired menu. 

Stage Left Steak

5 Livingston Avenue | 732-828-4444

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Enjoy a true hearty steak experience on our stunning sidewalk cafe. We're sure your pup will salivate over the delicious scents, but don't worry – we’ll bring extra water to replenish their thirst.

Pup-Friendly Lodging

The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center

10 Livingston Avenue | 732-729-4670

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The Heldrich allows for two pets per guest room and offers a stunning view over Livingston Avenue and George Street. Stay the night and enjoy the Hub City to its fullest potential!

The Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

2 Albany Street | 732-873-1234

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Meet your fellow dog lovers for Yappy Hour fun on the front lawn of the hotel all spring and summer long.

Pup-Friendly Shopping & Activities

Boyd Park

Boyd Park | 732-745-5007

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This 20-acre award-winning, gem along the riverfront offers an alluring view of the Raritan River and is a great spot for leisurely walks or runs with your dog.

Buccleuch Park

Buccleuch Park | 732-745-5007

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This expansive 78 acre public park features many fields to run around on and a 1.5-mile cross-country-fitness trail.

Monument Square Park

Monument Square Park | 732-745-5007

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A small grassy oasis in the heart of New Brunswick's city center for all of those urban dogs – located right in front of the dog-friendly patio of Stage Left Steak and The Heldrich.

SOFIA JEWELRY & accessories

363 George Street | 848-202-1414

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This jazzy little store offers accessories to match your pooch for your shopping spree through New Brunswick. Stop by & you may even meet Canela, the store "guard" dog.

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