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The Best Dog Friendly Cafes & Bars in Marrickville

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Visiting Marrickville with your dog is a delightful experience as the suburb offers several pet-friendly walks, parks, cafes and bars. Keep an eye out for any dog events happening as there are many venues regularly organising them. Here’s our list of Best Dog Friendly Cafes & Bars to visit in Marrickville!


1. Kelby’s

293 Marrickville Road

Dog friendly Kelby’s Café is not just a café, it’s our craft. We built this from the ground up. Everything you see and taste has been carefully selected and infused with love. And that’s how we gained a trusted space in the hearts of our customers and food lovers. Dogs are always welcome on the covered outdoor seating area with their very own Doggie Menu 🐶

2. Thirstville Bottleshop & Bar

300 Illawarra Road

Thirstville is a dog friendly bar and bottleshop established in 2016 in Marrickville specialising in a unique and diverse selection of beers, wines, ciders, and seltzers. Committed to community and quality, they offer both local and online shopping experiences, ensuring every visit is more than just a purchase—it’s a part of our shared story. Dogs are welcome downstairs at the bar / store (inside and out)!

3. Where’s Nick

236 Marrickville Road

Where’s Nick was established to share their love for interesting drinks, challenge the culture of exclusivity and elitism in the wine world, and encourage people to think about what they are drinking and where it comes from. The wine list favours small producers, sustainable farming and minimal intervention winemaking. By way of introducing a little more nuance into the conversation around natural wine, they like to list unassuming or lesser known producers who may fly under the radar of the current zeitgest alongside the cult and collectable superstars.

Wine should surprise and delight, so leave your assumptions at the door. Dogs are welcome on the terrace or by the window tables inside. Remember to compliment your glass if vino with one of the amazing Roo Chews for your furry friend.

4. Miss Wolf

285 Marrickville Road

Dog friendly bar Miss Wolf, run by a local Marrickvillian Max Malcolm, is a small & cozy spot serving great wine and beer. Drop in and enjoy the good service and quality drinks with your pooch, who is most welcome everywhere in the venue. The spot to relax with your dog would be in the lounge area at the back.

5. Titus Jones

337 Illawarra Road

Cozy dog friendly cocktail bar with a specific focus on local vibes from art to brews.  A playlist of hip-hop and soul sets the vibe. Cut off crystal decanter pendant lights give off a soft glow that makes you look good even before the drinks are served.

6. Sauce Brewing

300 Illawarra Road

Sauce Brewing Co is a dog friendly brewery in the heart of the trendy and vibrant Marrickville. Off lead dog parks Henson Park and Enmore Park and just few blocks away to go for a play with your pup before or after the visit.

7. The Henson

91 Illawarra Road

A dog friendly pub Henson Park Hotel has a rich & wonderful history with the folk of the inner-west. Everyone’s got a story to tell. The front bar is an honest working class bar, whilst the back area has undergone a recent transformation, paying homage to its art deco roots. The leafy beer garden has a large adjoining children’s area, welcoming families and children of all ages and of course it makes Henson a great dog friendly pub in the inner west.

8. Unexpected Guest

12 Cadogan Street

Dog Friendly Distillery and Bar in a funky and flexible space in Marrickville. Swing on by and savour life’s finest moments in an atmosphere that celebrates the unexpected. Explore, engage, and elevate your senses— well-mannered furry friends are welcome but keep paws on the floor.

9. Vic on the Park

2 Addison Road

Located in the heart of Marrickville, dog friendly pub The Vic is a home away from home for locals and their pups alike. The iconic inner west local will put classic pub food on your plate. Save a table on the deck for beers and something sizzling from the kitchen, or catch a gig by your favourite local band. Get the group together for a little healthy competition on the half court or catch a game on the big screen.

10. Poor Toms

8 Chalder Avenue

Poor Toms Gin Hall is a craft distillery and dog friendly bar in Marrickville. Pups are allowed inside while you can taste the final product of distilling 106 ingredients to get a sense of each flavour, which is a dry, wheat-based gin flavoured with strawberry gum (leaves), lemon myrtle and Granny Smith apple.

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