Best Friends Welcome: Dog-Friendly Places in Phoenix and Tempe

Posted on 03 Jul, 2019

With South Mountain’s outdoorsy lifestyle, it’s no wonder the area is a hotspot for cynophiles (AKA dog lovers) and their furry BFFs. And the best thing is: when you live here, canine companionship doesn’t have to end at hiking trails and dog parks. Between South Mountain, Downtown Phoenix and Tempe, many dining and gathering places will welcome your pooch to their pack any day. Below we compiled a list of the most “pawpular” locations around.

Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Cafés & Bars

Fine food and drinks, a relaxed atmosphere and room for four-legged sidekicks—the recipe for a great time on the town. With outdoor tables, shaded patios, water bowls and dog-friendly staff, as long as your dog is well-behaved and leashed, you’ll find plenty of canine-conscious dining venues for all tastes. Just make sure to call ahead and secure your table, before someone else claims it as their territory.

South Mountain:

 The Farm at South Mountain (Gardens, Markets, and Restaurants)

Hours vary—see website for details

Gallagher’s Sports Bar & Grill

Open Monday–Thursday: 8AM–11PM; Friday & Saturday: 8AM–12PM; Sunday: 8AM–10PM

Downtown Phoenix:

 The Arrogant Butcher                                      

Open Monday–Thursday: 11AM–9PM; Friday: 11AM–10PM; Saturday: 12PM–10PM; Sunday: 3PM–9PM

Pizzeria Bianco  

Open Monday–Thursday: 11AM–3PM; Saturday & Sunday: 9AM–3PM

The Filmore Vig           

Dogs welcome at patios daily from 10AM–4PM

The Counter                 

Open Monday–Saturday: 11AM–9PM; Sunday: 12PM–6PM

Majerle’s Sports Grill 

Open Sunday–Thursday: 11AM–Midnight; Friday & Saturday: 11AM–2AM


Open Sunday–Thursday: 11AM–Midnight; Friday & Saturday: 11AM–1AM; Saturday & Sunday open at 10AM for Brunch

U.S. Egg

Open daily, 6:30AM–2:30PM

Bliss ReBAR                 

Open Monday–Thursday: 11AM–Midnight; Friday: 11AM–2AM; Saturday & Sunday: 10AM–2AM

Cocina 10 at Crescent Ballroom         

Open Monday–Friday: 11AM–Midnight; Saturday & Sunday: 5PM–Midnight

Cibo Urban Pizzeria Café                                   

Open Monday: 11AM–9PM; Tuesday–Thursday: 11AM–10PM; Friday & Saturday: 11AM–11PM; Sunday: 5PM–9PM

Fair Trade Café                      

Open Monday–Friday: 6AM–10PM; Saturday & Sunday: 7AM–10PM

Phoenix Public Market         

Open Sunday–Thursday: 7AM–9PM; Friday–Saturday: 7AM–10PM

Arizona Center – Restaurants & Shopping

Monday–Saturday: 10AM–9PM; Sunday: 11AM–5PM



Open Monday–Thursday: 11AM–11PM; Friday: 11AM–Midnight; Saturday: 9AM–Midnight; Sunday: 9AM–10PM

Devil’s Advocate

Open daily, 11AM–2AM

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Open Sunday–Thursday: 10AM–10PM; Fri-Sat: 10AM–Midnight

Salut Kitchen Bar

Open Monday–Thursday: 11AM–10PM; Friday: 11AM–11PM; SAT: 9:30AM–11PM; Sunday: 9:30AM–8:00PM

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Open Tuesday–Thursday: 3PM–2AM; Friday & Saturday: 11AM–2PM; Sunday 10AM–2AM; closed on Mondays

Snakes and Lattes Café

Open Sunday & Monday: 11AM–10PM; Tuesday–Thursday: 11AM–Midnight; Friday & Saturday: 11AM–1AM

The Handlebar – Beer Garden

Open Sunday–Thursday: 3PM–2AM; Friday & Saturday: 11AM–2PM

Sparky’s Old Town Creamery

Open Sunday–Thursday: 11AM–11PM; Friday & Saturday: 11AM–Midnight

Dog-Friendly Trails and Parks

Exploring the Great Outdoors is even more fun with an adventurous and endlessly energetic hiking, running or walking buddy. From South Mountain’s epic trails to Tempe’s historic nature preserve, there are plenty of opportunities to conquer new ground, enjoy sights and smells, and even make new friends along the way.

Important to note: With the exception of dog parks, all dogs must remain leashed at all times.

South Mountain:

South Mountain Park and Reserve

Entrance Hours: Daily, 5AM–7PM; Trail Hours: Daily, 5AM–11PM

Dobbins Lookout

Entrance Hours: Daily, 5AM–7PM; Trail Hours: Daily, 5AM–11PM

Mormon Trailhead

Open daily, 6AM–11PM

Cesar Chavez Dog Park

Open daily, 5:30AM–11:45PM

Downtown Phoenix:

Hance Dog Park

Open daily, 6:30AM–9:00PM


Hayden Butte Preserve

Open daily, 6AM–10PM

Tempe Beach Park

Open daily, 6AM–10PM

Veterinarians, Dog Training & More

Keep your pup healthy, handsome and educated—and document it all for your living room wall.

 South Mountain:

Furry Family Photos

See website for details

Phoenix Veterinary Center

Open Monday–Friday: 8AM–5PM; closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Margaret McAllister Brock Veterinary Clinic (Dobbins Road)

Veterinary Services and Vaccinations by Appointment only.

Monday–Thursday: 8AM–6PM; Saturday: 8AM­–6PM; closed on Sundays

Family VetCare

Monday–Friday: 7:30AM–6PM; Saturday: 8AM–3PM; Sunday: 10AM–2PM

Downtown Phoenix:

K9 Training

Open 24 hours

Dog Days of Summer with the Arizona Diamondbacks

This one deserves its own category: every other Sunday until the end of September at Downtown Phoenix’s Chase Field, it’s baseball, food, dogs and freebies at your leisure—presented by PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America. During the Dog Days of Summer, enjoy a Diamondbacks game live from your own family table with room for one family dog. Also included: all-you-can-eat snacks and drinks, access to an air-conditioned dog park, and a free PetSmart goodie bag.