Sydney’s Best Dog Friendly Pubs

Drink, Guide, Pubs, Sydney / 23 September 2022

Never be in ruff company when you visit the best dog friendly pubs in Sydney.

For some of us, we often find the company of our furry friends better than most humans out there. Not everyone shares the same sentiment, as dogs are not always welcome in Sydney establishments. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of Sydney’s best dog friendly pubs so you can still hang with your four legged friend and be social at the same time. It’s all about pints and pooches in this guide so read on!

The Erko, Erskineville

A true local favourite, The Erko is one of the best dog-friendly pubs Sydney has to offer. With an entire wall dedicated to polaroids of local doggos, expect to meet and greet plenty of furry friends during your visit. Whether you nab a table out front, pull up a stool in the main bar, or score a table in the beer garden, you’ll be treated to great brews, delicious pub grub and wagging tails galore. Find out more here.

The Beresford, Surry Hills

The large leafy courtyard at The Beresford in Surry Hills is dog friendly every day of the week. In the past, the pub has even opened its doors to everyone who wanted to strut their mutt and throw a doggie fashion show. If you and your doggie are a little more low key, settle down in the courtyard and order up a few beers and enjoy the delicious food by this Merivale venue. Find out more here.

Sydney Dog Friendly Pubs - The Sheaf

The Golden Sheaf, Double Bay

The Golden Sheaf is an Eastern Suburbs institution. What young Eastie hasn’t spent hours of fun here? It only seems appropriate that you introduce the pub to your pup. The Sheaf has in recent years undergone some extensive renovations, revealing a new and improved beer garden that’s open for both humans and dogs to explore. Offering up entertainment most nights of the week, an evening at The Sheaf offers some solid bonding time with your mates and their furry shadows plus some top-notch sips and nibbles.

Because they want to spoil your pooches as much as you do, they have a Four Legged Menu, lovingly crafted by the head chef to treat your doggo while you enjoy the sunshine. Plus, they regularly host a range of dog-lover events like Dating with Dogs, the series of fun, flirty and fundraising afternoons for dog-loving singles – we think we may have found our favourite event in Sydney… Find out more here.

Sydney Dog Friendly Pubs - The Henson

The Henson, Marrickville

The Henson is open to kids of any species, whether they be your human kids or your little fur babies, so this is definitely one of the better dog-friendly pubs. With a whole shed dedicated purely for children’s entertainment and doggie bowls at your pups disposal, this is the place for you to sit back and unwind while the dogs can entertain themselves. Sometimes even puppy parents need a couple of hours of sanity to themselves. Your pooch will certainly meet some new furry best friends here. Find out more here.

Sydney Dog Friendly Pubs - The Greens

The Greens, North Sydney

Fear not, the best dog-friendly pubs in Sydney continue over the bridge as well. And where else but at the beautiful wide-open spaces of The Greens in North Sydney, an outdoor mecca for pub and pup lovers alike. This neighbourhood eatery is a pet lovers’ dream which we think is paw-istively paw-esome! Find out more here.

Vic on the Park, Marrickville

Just footsteps from Enmore Park, this inner-west pub is one of the best spots to bring your dog. It’s spacious and serves delicious local brews, making it a perfect spot for pooches. Plus, Vic on the Park also has a large carpark out the back to let your pooch stretch their legs and make friends, humans and canines alike. Find out more here.

Sydney Dog Friendly Pubs - The Carrington
The Carrington, Surry Hills

Dogs are allowed everywhere throughout this iconic Surry Hills pub, so you can truly have a doggie dinner date with your pup anytime you please. And no sneaking bits of steak from your own plate either. The Carrington offers a four-legged friend menu and lets your dogs indulge in either brown rice and veg ($6), steak and veg ($8) or beef tartare ($6). They even serve up Pupcakes by Fi, the locally baked treats made especially for your furry best friend, making The Carrington the perfect spot to celebrate your doggo’s Birthday!. Sydney’s dog-friendly pubs don’t really get much better than that! Find out more here.

Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre, Marrickville

Your furry mates will love The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre as much as the legendary Bob Hawke himself loved a beer. Sydney’s newest dog-friendly pub is already a favourite neighbourhood hangout for humans and canines alike. You can enjoy cold pints, local wines, spirits and cocktails in The Public Bar while doggos enjoy the sunshine and each other’s company. Find out more here.

The Courthouse, Newtown

Hooray! Another venue on the list with a dedicated doggy menu! Newtown’s Courthouse Hotel, also known as The Courty, is a favourite amongst dog owners. With the spacious, bustling beer garden and community feel that encourages furry visitors. To avoid sad puppy dog eyes while you enjoy a parmy, order the doggy beef or lamb tartare for $8. Find out more here.

The Clock Hotel, Surry Hills

The Clock is another venue that doesn’t just allow dog patrons, they encourage them. As host to a range of regular doggo social events, along with the Beresford, this may be one of the best dog-friendly pubs in Surry Hills. With a light-filled courtyard and Crown Street seating, enjoy hours of sunshine and quality food and drinks with your pooch by your side. Find out more here.

The Newport, Newport

This expansive waterfront venue is the perfect spot for spending the day with the family, doggos included! With plenty of space, the deck is sure to be dotted with local and visiting furry friends and their owners. Find out more here.


Frequently asked questions:

Which Sydney pubs offer a dog-friendly menu?

For a doggo dining experience, visit the Golden Sheaf in Double Bay, The Carrington in Surry Hills or The Courthouse in Newtown.

Which are the best Sydney pubs for dog social events?

The Golden Sheaf in Double Bay and the Clock in Surry Hills host regular social events for dogs.


Keen for another day out with your pooch? Check out our guide to Sydney’s best picnic spots here.