Sora and her new friends at Middleton Brewing in Everett, WA

Seattle is known for being among the most dog friendly destinations in the US – in fact, it’s estimated that dogs outnumber kids in the city. So it should come as no surprise that oodles of Seattle-area restaurants welcome four-legged guests on their patios and decks. But some establishments go the extra mile and also invite dogs inside, allowing pups to join their people when they stop at the coffee shop or meet friends at the neighborhood watering hole.

Even when the chilly, damp weather sets in, these businesses make it easy for pet lovers to continue spending time with their furry companions, and that’s a gesture we truly appreciate. Of course, it’s always important to call call and confirm that their pet policies haven’t changed, and then we hope you’ll leash up your pup and try the popular dog friendly restaurants listed below!

Sora poses below Norm's Eatery dog mural

Norm’s Eatery & Ale House
460 N 36th Street, Seattle

Norm’s is by far Seattle’s best known dog friendly restaurant. The art that decorates the walls portrays dogs, there’s a dog menu featuring treats from the Seattle Barkery, and there’s even a space available to rent for doggie birthday parties (or people parties with canine guests). The kitchen is open for lunch and dinner on weekdays and brunch during the weekend. Be advised that Norm’s has a strict policy: Absolutely no barking, and any misbehavior results in immediate eviction from the restaurant.

The Leary Traveler (Update: Leary Traveler has closed.)
4354 Leary Way NW, Seattle

Another of Seattle’s popular choices among dog people, the Leary Traveler permits well-behaved, leashed dogs to join their humans indoors. A sign posted outside the restaurant states “Man’s best friend is a friend of ours, so long as they’re friendly.” Serving a variety of dishes, as well as beer and ciders on tap, this gastropub is open for dinner and late night Monday-Friday and for brunch on the weekends.

Sora hangs out next to Dave on the couch at Bark! Espresso.

Bark! Espresso
11335 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Want a cup of coffee while your pooch is getting a bath? No problem. How about doggie daycare or obedience training? Bark! Espresso has you covered. Need to tire out your high-energy pup? This is far more than your average coffee shop.

Located in a quiet north Seattle neighborhood, the owners of this Bark! Espresso have dedicated the whole building to dogs and cats, including Great Dog playcare, grooming, and boarding. Just want to enjoy a cup of coffee with your dog? Bark! has a separate room from the main coffee shop where patrons can snuggle on the couch with their pooch and get some work done.

Olde 99 Pub
7305 Aurora Avenue N, Seattle

Olde 99 Pub is a casual neighborhood pub that hosts specials and entertainment just about every night of the week, including trivia nights and taco night. It’s a spot your pup is always welcome to join you for a evening out.

Sora patiently waiting to ask for a treat while Dave chats with a friend.

Fremont Brewing
1050 N 34th Street, Seattle

With one of the best outdoor spaces in the Seattle, and serving some of the best craft beer in the city, Fremont Brewing is a bar that every dog lover must frequent. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome at the brewery – both indoors and out. Only pretzels and apples are served at the brewery (free!), but feel free to bring your own food or order in from a nearby restaurant.

Barking Dog Alehouse
705 NW 70th Street, Seattle

As you’d expect from the name, Barking Dog Alehouse loves their pooches and does indeed welcome canine guests indoors. Owners and friends, Dan and Tom, have poured their hearts into creating a family-friendly neighborhood bar that serves local ingredients and a rotating list of microbrews on tap.

Sora snags a treat while Jen and Dave enjoy the beer garden at the Hop and Hound in Bothell

The Hop and Hound
18116 101st Avenue NE, Bothell

This tap house features a rotating list of 16 brews on tap and over 100 bottles or cans to enjoy on site or to take home, and every Friday a different food truck rolls in to serve patrons in the heated, dog friendly bear garden. The Hop and Hound monthly newsletter features the top dog of the month and, if you’re lucky, you might get to meet Charlie, the official mascot and pup of the owner!

Middleton Brewery dog, Kona, plays fetch with a patron.

Middleton Brewing
607 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett

“Come for the beer, stay for the dogs” is the motto at this Everett brewery. In fact, patrons warn about being recruited for fetch duty with bar dog, Kona. Once you start, there’s no stopping, and there’s no way to resist those puppy dog eyes. Biscuits, an adorable Corgi, is the most recent addition to the brewery dog team. Pups have full reign of the brewery, and are welcome to roam off-leash inside, sparking conversations among customers. For the shy dogs, there’s a dog house with a cozy bed where they can nap, and the water dish is filled by a beer tap handle, of course.

Skookum Brewery
17925A 59th Avenue NE, Arlington

Well-behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome at Skookum Brewery. For those who love a kid-free atmosphere, Skookum is 21+ only (and we’re not talking dog years, folks!). The brewery regularly hosts fundraisers and food drives, including the Be Our Valentine Pet Food Drive, Paint and Pour where patrons paint “Pups in a Pickup” on canvas, and the Dog Days of Skookum, where the brewery invites rescue groups and pet-based vendors to provide entertainment with games, swag, and raffles. If that weren’t enough, during the “howlidays” for a chance to win the Dog Costume Howl-o-ween contest or the Ugly Sweater contest.  A rotation of food trucks set up on-site serve food to guests.

If these descriptions have your pup drooling, this map makes it easy to locate Seattle’s eateries that allow dogs inside:

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  • I completely agree, Pamela! And with the winter weather in Seattle, I can’t imagine there are very many days that I’d want to eat outside with the dogs. It’s so nice that these restaurants make it easy for people to continue including pets in their plans!

  • Wow, how awesome to be able to take your dog INSIDE a restaurant. I’ve only ever seen one on the East Coast. I was happy to find a restaurant with a pet-friendly patio a short walk from our marina. But with cool temps and winds gusting over 20 mph, I would have preferred to eat inside.