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13 Best Dog Friendly Pubs and Cafes in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst, Sydney

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Inner City suburbs of Darlinghurst and Surry Hills might not have the largest off leash parks available but they more than compensate that with so many dog friendly pubs, bars and cafes. Many of them inviting your dog inside out of the rain and wind.

Our top dog friendly picks in the area are: DARLO BAR (simply the best local vibes), CLOCK HOTEL (the most amazing beer garden), THE WINERY (with the best selection of wines in a stunning garden vibes) and DAD & THE FROG CAFE or THE RUSTY RABBIT for the morning coffee.

Here’s our TOP 13 dog friendly bars & cafes to visit in Darlinghurst and Surry Hills!

Dog Friendly Pubs, Bars and Cafes

1. Darlo Bar

306 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

Welcome to the iconic dog friendly pub affectionately known as Darlo Bar. Dogs are considered as locals and hence welcome to join you everywhere (also inside the bar)! A second home to the colourful and creative locals of Darlinghurst, this is a true institution. Pups are always welcome and we encourage you to head down for a beer with your four-legged friends!

2. The Rusty Rabbit

252 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst

Drop by to one of the coolest dog friendly cafes in Darlinghurst. Great food and coffee and one of the most amazing merchandise we have come across. Dogs are always welcome on the outdoor seating area with water bowls and treats available for the furry customers.

3. Clock Hotel

470 Crown Street, Surry Hills

The iconic dog friendly pub The Clock Hotel in Surry Hill welcomes pooches of all sizes and shapes! Four-legged furry friends are always welcome at The Clock, as long as they’re on leads – and don’t grow fangs. Even the occasional bit of howling is tolerated at a full moon, but only in the front bar, on the street, or in the courtyard.

4. The Winery

265 Oxford Street, Surry Hills

This dog friendly bar in Surry Hills has it all. Food, Wine, Fun, Fashion, Music, Art, Culture, you name it. A quirky urban garden oasis in the heart of Surry Hills, The Winery offers over 30 meticulously selected wines by the glass and sophisticated yet relaxed dining. Dogs welcome in the garden.

5. Dad & The Frog

96 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills

Nestled snugly in the vibrant Surry Hills neighbourhood, dog friendly cafe Dad and the Frog has swiftly become a cherished local haunt. This laid-back café, lovingly helmed by two down-to-earth souls who live and breathe hospitality, has earned its stripes for dishing out quality fare without the pomp and pretense.

6. The Tap House

122 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst

Have a pint or two of your new favourite taps with your dog who is allowed in all areas of the pub, except a 4m perimeter outside the kitchen on the ground floor.

7. The Beacham Hotel

265 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Great dog friendly pub in Darlinghurst welcoming your dog in the upstairs roof top garden as well as inside the bar. Chilled Oxford Street vibes your dog will surely love.

8. The Carrington

565 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

Pop in and see why the locals (and their pups) love The Carrington and enjoy a relaxed pub atmosphere amongst the hustle and bustle of Surry Hills.

9. Forrester’s

336 Riley Street, Surry Hills

Dogs are allowed inside the public bar, saloon bar & outside on the balcony! Plus they can be in the restaurant Phylli’s, in the garden section. They love dogs at Forrester’s and even have a dedicated wall of polaroid pictures of all the pups that have visited them. There are treats & water bowls ready for any dogs that come visit them.


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10. Shakespeare Hotel

200 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills

Dog friendly pub Shakey is one of the most established local hang outs in Surry Hills. Dogs permitted on the steel street footpath – which is licensed for drinks and a bit of a local hang. Also in the front bar on a leash.

11. The Beresford

354 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

The Beresford is one of the largest dog friendly pubs in Surry Hills. Their kitchen offers everything from a simple bowl of fries to wood-fired pizza and homemade pappardelle. You definitely won’t go hungry here. Catch up with friends for a drink at the main bar, then head out to the dog friendly beer garden.

12. Cuckoo Callay

413 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Great coffee and freshly made dishes make dog friendly cafe Cuckoo Callay a great place to visit with your pooch. There is a covered outside area where pups can comfortably dine + Puppachinos on offer. They even offer treats at both our takeaway coffee counters for all pups on the go!

13. The Trinity

505 Crown Street, Surry Hills

The Trinity is a dog friendly neighbourhood stalwart and community favourite pub in Surry Hills. Dogs are always welcome inside and out anywhere downstairs of the venue.

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