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Dog-Friendly Places in Charlotte, NC

The Queen City has quickly become known as a dog-friendly city. From outdoor trails, lakes, and restaurants, Fido never has to be left home alone. See the list below of our favorite dog-friendly places in Charlotte, NC for you to bring your favorite 4-legged friend.

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Opened in August, this sprawling indoor/outdoor dog park and bar is the talk of the town. Located in the middle of South End, Skiptown has been described as “a country club-style retreat for dogs and a casual hangout for humans.” They offer daycare, boarding, dog park, and a bar with beer, cocktails, and a dog-friendly bone broth “beer” on tap. Find out more here.

The Dog Bar

Located in the NoDa Arts District, the Dog Bar welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes as long as they are up to date on their vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and well-behaved. See more information here.

U.S. National Whitewater Center

Take your leashed pet on one of the many trails surrounding the Whitewater center or hang out as the rafters go by. The facility is dog-friendly. Remember to bring plenty of water and clean up after your pets. Learn more about the USNWC here.

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew now has 3 locations in the Charlotte area and is known as the areas only indoor/outdoor dog park with a sports bar “where both you and your dog can play.”

Local Breweries

Many local breweries are dog-friendly as well. Leashed pets are welcome in the outdoor spaces of Sycamore Brewing, NoDa Brewing Company, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Birdsong Brewing Co, and Triple C Brewing Co. Be sure to visit the website of your other favorites to see if they are dog-friendly.

**Please note, due to COVID-19, many local dog-friendly places may be operating under certain restrictions. Call or check their website before leaving home.