Best Dog Friendly Hot-Spots in and around Melbourne

In the CBD

Arbory Bar & Eatery

2 Flinders Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000

With a 100-metre long deck and endless views of the Yarra, this outdoor restaurant and bar is the perfect inner city hot-spot to bring your pup while you enjoy a few cocktails and nibbles. Dogs are only allowed to accompany their owners at the outdoor tables and stools.

Gosch’s Paddock

Gosch Paddock Olympic Blvd, Melbourne VIC 3004

An off leash area is a great destination for your playful pouch. Dogs are permitted on-leash on the two ovals and off leash in the limited areas surrounding the ovals. But remember to refer to signs before taking your dog off lead!

Royal Botanic Gardens

Melbourne VIC 3004

While the majority of botanic gardens in Australia won’t allow dogs in their grounds, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne are more than happy for you and your pup to roam around and enjoy the surrounding flora and fauna – on-leash, of course.

Pilgrim Bar

15-19 Federation Wharf Federation Square, Melbourne 3000

Serving up tapas-style plates, gourmet toasties, craft beer and wine on a trendy riverside terrace, this bar and eatery is another great location for your furry friends.


Surrounding CBD

The Wharf Hotel

18-38 Siddeley Street, Melbourne VIC 3005

This friendly local pub is proudly pouch approved. Dogs can join you as you bask in the views of the Yarra while enjoying a pint or too out on the Garden Deck. Just check out their Instagram page for adorable photos of their visiting pups.

Dog House

195 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066

One of our favourites, this café in Collingwood offers a dog-only menu, filled with dogachinos, kangaroo mince, turkey muffins and smoked pig’s ears. This place is the ultimate treat for your beloved best friend.

The Pet Grocer

249 Coventry St, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Head to Coventry Street in South Melbourne to experience a range of raw food and therapeutic supplements for all your pet’s needs. The Pet Grocer is a great destination if you are looking for a healthy option for your doggo. With raw frozen meals and super healthy seasonal treat boxes up for grabs, your dog will be treated like the ultimate king.

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