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7 Best Pet Friendly Restaurants on Chicago’s Northside

Posted September 8, 2021

Dog Friendly RestaurantLooking for a place for you and your pup to have a drink and enjoy the fall weather? Look no further than the north side of Chicago that is just covered with awesome places to bring your pets. 

Most restaurants these days have patios or opened up patios in the last few months because the need for outdoor dining has gotten greater with COVID. This is something many pet owners are rejoicing about since many of their favs are now accessible to them and their dog. Here’s a list of cool spots to check out on the north side where both you and your best furry friend are allowed. 

Smack Dab in Rogers Park 

If you are looking for elevated versions of classic breakfast, Smack Dab will be your new favorite spot. This restaurant is woman-owned and has tons of vegan and gluten-free options that will cater to tons of different audiences; there’s truly something for everyone! They also have a large patio with cute blue chairs and immaculate vibes. Dogs are always welcome and will be treated like special guests, too! Check out their menu and hours on their website here

The Lost Larson in Andersonville

One of the best bakeries in the city, the Lost Larson is an iconic spot on Clark Street that is home to incredible coffee and pastries, all french inspired and made to perfection. They also have a full menu outside of breakfast and pastries that are bright, colorful, and delicious dishes. They are open with an awesome back patio that people can sip coffee and chill at or have a meal served. Dogs are always welcome and will enjoy sitting in the sun with you while it’s still warm! Check out their menu and see some pictures of the cool spot here

Carol’s Pub in Uptown

If you’re looking for something casual, a place where you can just drink and hang out, Carol’s Pub in Uptown is for you. They closed down for a while, but now they are back and better than ever with some fan favorites, including deliciously fried bar food and beers galore. They also let pets inside, and you and your pup will love sharing this atmosphere together. They’re featuring a “refurbished bar, new windows and state-of-the-art sound system for live country music” and “tasty, no-frills fare includes charred burgers and hot dogs, wings, mammoth tater tots and golden fries with Merkts Cheddar—all under $10” according to a review on timeout.com. They have everything you want out of a dive bar experience, including bringing your pup! Check out their hours and menu here.  

The Birdcage in Andersonville

Formerly a mexican cantina, the birdcage is an incredible bar in Andersonville that features an awesome dance floor and a ton of patio seating. They encourage dog owners to visit and try some of their fancy cocktails and delicious food. There’s even a birdcage you can step inside of in the back. They rebranded to a fantastic bar that features drag queens, dance competitions, and so much more. And if you want to come back at night, their dance floor is one of the most popping spots on Clark Street. See what they’re all about here.

Broken English Taco Pub in Lincoln Park

You’ve never had a dining experience quite like Broken English. Known for their outrageous decorations and colorful inside and out, Broken English is one of the most popular spots in the city to get a good, unique taco and to bring your pets out on the enormous patio while you sit and have a beer. This spot is perfect for pets because it’s not too cramped, and they love licking up the taco spillage that everyone leaves! You and your pet are bound to have a good time at Broken English. Check out pics of the locations and see their menu here.  

The Moonlighter in Logan Square

With an exceptional atmosphere, The Moonlighter in Logan Square is one of those places people in Chicago just keep coming and coming back to. 

Their website says it best – “The Moonlighter is a laid back neighborhood hangout, tucked away from the intersection of Kedzie and Armitage, bordering Chicago’s Logan Square and Humboldt Park neighborhoods. At Scofflaw Group, we are driven by an enthusiasm for hospitality and a desire to offer our guests affordable fare of the highest quality. When you visit The Moonlighter, we want you to feel like you walked into your family room to discover large craft beer offerings, a world-class cocktail program, and a menu of tasty house-made burgers, salads, and late-night eats.  Gather friends and family around one of our fireplaces, catch the game on one of our many TVs, and relax with us outdoors on our dog-friendly patio.” 

Burke’s Public House

If you’re in the mood for well-made bar food in a nice location, Burkes is for you. Someone on Yelp called it “very dog-friendly” as they encourage guests to bring along their animals to keep them company outside. They have a full bar that is stacked and ready to go with summer favorites; with events like trivia and bingo, there is always something going on at Burke’s. Catch some rays with your pup and a beer at Burke’s before the summer is over! Check out more info about Burke’s here

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