We love dogs of all shapes and sizes and we love LA so what's better than a guide of the best places to bring our four-legged friends? Nothing, really! That's why we've collected a list of some of the best places to bring our pups when you go out in Los Angeles.
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ECHO PARK LAKE
Leashed dogs are welcome on the paths around Echo Park Lake during park hours (from sunrise to sunset). Enjoy a picnic with your furry friends, take in the sites in the heart of the city and enjoy the lotus blooms!
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LEO CARILLO STATE BEACH & PARK
Leo Carillo includes a dog-friendly beach AND a park -- the perfect spot for a puppy playdate. The park area is complete with picnic tables, a fire ring, and a store selling firewood, snacks, and other basic provisions. What more could you (or your pup) want?
MOUNT HOLLYWOOD TRAIL
Treat yourself and your furry best friend to some of the best views in Los Angeles on this easy 3-mile trail. The hike features vistas from San Gabriel to the sea, and some say it has the best view of the Hollywood sign!
It goes without saying, if you want to go for a hike with your hound, Runyon Canyon is the place to go! Paw-friendly trails and plenty of new friends to meet, it's got it all!
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SEPULVEDA BASIN OFF-LEASH DOG PARK
Part of the vast Sepulveda Basin is the off-leash dog park that's constantly packed with some of the valley's cutest pups. This is an excellent spot for canine meetups, and just enjoying some good old fashioned outdoor zoomie time with your best fluffy friend. The park even has agility courses for more active dogs.
ROSIE'S DOG BEACH
Long Beach has many hidden gems, but for the dog owners of Los Angeles, Rosie's Dog Beach is one of the best fine-free, pet-friendly oceanside stops. Make sure you're within the permitted stretches of sand and let your pup enjoy the sea.
THE DOG CAFE
It'd be a sin to not start off with The Dog Cafe. The first of its kind, this puppy-welcome coffee spot is the best place to go. Play with pups as you grab your coffee fix, or catch up with friends over lattes, snuggling lap dogs. And if you fall in love with one? You’re in luck - all dogs are rescues looking for their forever homes.
Feeling like taking your pup out for date night? Eveleigh Restaurant features farm-to-table selections, cocktails, and best of all? A dog-friendly garden patio!
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THE ROSE VENICE
This Venice staple is the perfect place to grab brunch with the whole gang. Enjoy a selection of breakfast staples like the avocado toast, or something fancier like the lamb schwarma pizza, and share with your pup on the dog-friendly outdoor patio!
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MUDDY PAW COFFEE
There are endless coffee shops to stop by in Silver Lake, but one of our favorites is Muddy Paw Coffee. With every cup of coffee sold, local charities are being supported. Bring your furry friend here for a hang, all while helping out fellow dogs.
Insider's tip: if you order a Pup Pattie, you'll get a meat patty for your furry friend! Plus if you're there for your dog you might as well get some animal-style fries. And a burger. And a shake.
We're die-hard fans of Gracias Madre and their weekend brunch, but their dog-friendly patio makes it fun for the whole group. Furry ones are welcome!
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Fire pits, shade and shared food, the patio at Messhall Kitchen in Los Feliz is the perfect place to bring a canine date!
BARS + BREWERIES
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This little pub in Atwater Village is very committed to providing top-notch service for both you and your dog. The Morrison has an actual menu curated just for pups, so no need to worry about our furry friends stealing table scraps while you're enjoying a cold pint.
RAY’S & STARK BAR
LACMA’s restaurant and lounge hosts a “Barky Brunch,” where your dog can eat as well as you! Treat yourself to some flatbread from the human menu and your pup to a chicken liver cookie or pizza crust dog bone from the specially-curated dog menu.
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Pinky’s in Los Feliz features three of our favorite things: a cocktail bar, a taco menu, and a dogs-allowed sign. Take your four-legged friend to a fun night out on the town at this fresh new restaurant/bar!
GOLDEN ROAD BREWING
Bring your pup for some sunshine and avocado fries. The fries are for you, and so is the beer, and might we recommend the Wolf Pup Session IPA to keep with the theme? Golden Road Brewing's outdoor patio offers games, fresh air and plenty of seating for friends and furry ones. They even have a "Puppy Hour" with happy hour specials with proceeds going to local dog rescues.
The Lincoln, a no fuss drinking den for the everyman on Venice's Westside, features craft spirits, draught beer, a rotating wine list, and a dog-friendly patio. The bar works with rescue programs to find furry ones loving homes. They also host DJ nights and drink specials you have to try!
ANGEL CITY BREWERY
The best place in the Art's District for beers with man's best friend is Angel City Brewery. The open seating area is ideal for letting that consistently warm LA weather keep you and your pets comfortable why you explore ACB's tap selection!
BLUE DOG BEER TAVERN
Blue Dog Tavern is a laid-back bar in The Valley with open patio space for your pups to join you for a brew and/or a meal! Don’t have a dog, but love them? The inside decor is full of furry loved ones for you to enjoy. Just try and keep pets off the chairs and tables and enjoy your day!
WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY
This massive, indoor-outdoor mall on Santa Monica Boulevard has something for everyone. You can enjoy shopping and good food, your credit card can get a workout, and your dog can come along too! With a puppy-friendly policy and a couple little dog play areas, a shopping trip to Westfield is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
MALIBU COUNTRY MART
For a higher-end shopping experience (and maybe a celebrity sighting), take your dog to Malibu Country Mart! You can shop around the pristine outdoor mall, and your pup can take all the water breaks with the help of pre-filled water bowls laid around. Be sure to stop in Max-Bone to browse high-end dog accoutrement while you’re there!
More than one of our favorite record stores in LA, at Amoeba Hollywood not only can shoppers bring their pets anytime, their staff's pets have become part of the family, wandering the halls of Amoeba and keeping customers company.
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BLUE COLLAR WORKING DOG
Bring your pets while you shop for them at Blue Collar Working Dog. This shop is the world's first-ever interactive pet store. Obstacle courses, hurdles, and tunnels are the perfect outlets for active pups who want to help you pick out their next toy!
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MELROSE TRADING POST
The Melrose Trading Post is a mainstay for us when it comes to finding some of the best vintage and thrifted finds in town. It's *also* an awesome spot to bring your dogs on Sundays for some treasure hunting! Afterward, go for a stroll along the main drag of Melrose Ave and enjoy the sights and sounds.
Interested in adding a new pet new to your family, canine or otherwise? See our guide to adopting a pet in LA to save a furry friend's life.