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The Best Dog Friendly Pubs & Bars in Adelaide

Loved for its craft beer scene and famous wine regions, it’s hard to resist a beverage or two whilst exploring Adelaide with your pooch. From cosy wine bars to bustling breweries, Adelaide is filled with fun and quirky places to grab a drink. And what makes these places even better? Being dog friendly, of course. That’s why we’ve listed Adelaide’s best dog friendly pubs, bars and breweries.

If we missed any dog friendly pubs or bars, please let us know, we are more than happy to try and add them in.

by Rebecca Francis

DOG FRIENDLY BARS

BACCHUS BAR

Henley Beach

After a few hours on the dog friendly Henley Beach, it’s time to treat you and your doggo to an icy cold beverage at the nearby Bacchus Bar. This dog friendly bar is the pawfect spot to grab a glass of wine or beer and take in the ocean views during sunset. The buzzing bar has its very own ‘Pooch Park’, which includes water bowls, toys and leash clips for your pup.

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GRAND BAR

Glenelg

Just a couple of paw steps from the dog friendly Glenelg Beach and set on the bustling esplanade, you’ll find the Grand Bar Hotel. It’s the ideal pupstop, with water bowls for your pooch, and a range of craft beers and wines for you. The outdoor seating area offers plenty of cover and exceptional sunset views.

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MISCHIEF & MAYHEM

Glenelg

If you’re in Glenelg with your four-legged pal then you simply must stop in for some vino at the funky wine bar, Mischief and Mayhem. The vibrant house-turned-wine-bar is made up of several rooms running off a central hallway, and each has its own quirks and comforts.

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MALOBO

Henley Beach

Enjoy cupcakes and cocktails by the sea at the popular dog friendly eatery and wine bar that is Malobo. It’s a delicious cafe in the day, serving up a range of breakfast treats influenced by South East Asia and Europe, and a wine and cocktail bar at night. Pull up a seat outside with your pooch and watch the sun set with a cocktail in hand. Freshly baked dog treats are also available and your canine companion could even feature on their doggo-dedicated Instragram page @dogsofmalobo.

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THE LOCAL WINE CO

Unley

Set on the bustling King William Road, The Local Wine Co is a contemporary dog friendly wine bar that allows you to explore up to 24 wines by the glass. The wine bar offers a food menu that features local meat and cheese platters as well as small bites and delicious tapas items. The dog-friendly wine garden is open Tuesday-Saturday so you can wind down after work, stroll along King William Road with your doggie and in between enjoy some wine & tapas with someone you love to hang out with. There’s plenty of shade and even heaters for those cooler nights. 

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MALT SHOVEL TAPHOUSE

Adelaide

Sit out on the open deck with Fido and soak up the river views at Malt Shovel Taphouse. The craft beer bar and kitchen offers unique, authentic experiences around craft beer – all in a relaxed, waterfront, contemporary space. The dog friendly venue loves when the whole family comes along for a visit – even the furry members. There is a shaded outdoor area for owners and their pooches to sit and enjoy the river views.

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DOG FRIENDLY PUBS

DUKE OF BRUNSWICK

Adelaide

Not only is The Duke of Brunswick the first 100% gluten free pub in Adelaide, but it’s also very dog friendly. The South Aussie pub serves up delicious and coeliac pub grub and their range of beers and wines will certainly hit the spot on a warm day. They welcome dogs with open arms and there’s plenty of shade and water for them outside. Well behaved pooches can even sit inside. 

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THE STAG

Adelaide

Established in 1849, dog friendly The Stag Public House is a historic Adelaide icon that has recently been renovated with a modern interior. It’s the perfect spot for an ice cold drink or two and your tail wagging friend is more than welcome to join you inside out as the venue is very dog friendly.

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THE HAVELOCK HOTEL

Adelaide

While you get stuck into your pub favourites at The Havelock Hotel, your pooch can feast on some delicious treats from their drool-worthy dog menu, including Shmacko Strapz, Organic Berry Blast Cookies and a Doggie Buddha Bowl. The dog friendly bar in the heart of Adelaide has a shaded beer garden that both you and your canine pal will love. 

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INGELWOOD INN

Inglewood

Inglewood Inn, just a five minute drive on from Tea Tree Gully, is one of Adelaide’s secret gems. The historic Inglewood Inn has been a favourite since 1857. Over the years the hotel has undergone major renovations to combine the best of the old, with bigger and better dining and outdoor areas that overlook the amazing view of the Para River and rolling Adelaide hills. Perfect for unwinding with mates over tasty local beer, the Inglewood Inn’s Beer Deck shares breath-taking valley views. Breathe in the fresh Adelaide Hills air as you indulge in the local delights or pat a pooch – as this space is dog friendly!

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DOG FRIENLDY BREWERIES

LITTLE BANG BREWING COMPANY

Stepney

Along with being preservative free and vegan-friendly, Little Bang Brewing Company is a neat little brewery also allows dogs. Your furry friends are welcome in the outdoor area, so sit back and relax with one of their unique beer creations, like the ‘Breakfast at Stepney’, a coffee outmeal stout.

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SMILING SAMOYED BREWERY

Myponga

Just 45 minutes south of Adelaide, Smiling Samoyed Brewery is a must-stop on a day out visiting the Fleurieu Peninsula with your pup. Opening in 2012, they’ve has gone from strength to strength and have become an award-winning brewery in Adelaide. Named after their dogs, the brewery offers fantastic food and delicious handcrafted beers. Your friendly pooch is welcome to join you explore if they are on a leash and water bowls are available.

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SOUTH COAST BREWING CO

Willunga

Your well-behaved dog is most welcome at South Coast Brewing Co, A fully operational micro-brewery with a unique industrial feel. Nestled within Willunga, they have water bowls and attachment points, so your favourite furry friend need not stay home. Try one of their tasting paddles showcasing either dark beers or refreshing ales, or perhaps a wine or cider from one of the locally sourced artisans. 

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LOBETHAL BIERHAUS

Lobethal

Set up in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, Lobethal Bierhaus is an exclusive all-grain brewery that serves up delicious German inspired brews and meals. Take a seat in their spacious beer garden out the front where dogs are welcome. There are umbrellas for shade and there’s also heaters to keep you and your pup warm on those cooler days.

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Find more dog friendly places on PUPSY.COM.AU or read our other Dog Friendly Travel Guides.


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