Getting a puppy was a huge life change for us. It's turned us both into crazy dog people that want to spend every waking minute with our fur baby. That means that Bergen gets to accompany us most places, whether that's happy hour, shopping or even dinner. We’re lucky enough to live in one of the dog-friendliest cities, Seattle. Did you know there’s more dogs than kids here? Crazy.
Technically, Washington State Law prohibits animals from being on a premises of food establishments (which includes bars and breweries) but the lovely people at the Department of Public Health for Seattle and King County don't enforce the code. They must be dog lovers. 🐶💕
Looking for spots to hang with your pooch? These are some of our faves:
We love hanging out with the pup at Optimism - great beer, friendly staff and tasty food trucks out back. Their space is HUGE so there’s plenty of room for Bergen to walk around and make new friends (both human and canine). It’s an easy walk from our place so you can find us here pretty much every weekend. We're even considering having our rehearsal dinner here so our furry friend can attend.
Norm’s Eatery and Alehouse
Not only is this place dog-friendly, it’s actually dog themed! Since pretty much everyone there has a dog with them it can get a little chaotic at times, but your dog will surely thank you for taking them to dinner. Norm's serves traditional bar food like burgers and chicken wings and even some doggy dishes. Stop by on Thursdays for trivia or Sunday after the Fremont Market.
Fremont Brewing Company
On a hot summer day, there’s no place we’d rather be than Fremont Brewing Company. Their sun-filled patio in the heart of Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood is the perfect place to mingle with your furry friend, whether they're a dog, cat, ferret or rabbit! Pets are allowed inside, too which is nice considering Seattle's notorious weather. Follow #DogsOfFremontBrewing for all best puppy pics.
Schilling Cider House
Just a few blocks down from Fremont Brewing Company you’ll find Schilling Cider. It holds a special place in my heart as it’s where Dustin and I had our first date. 💕 They serve their own handcrafted Northwest concoctions and brews from other famous Northwest cideries like Finnriver and Two Towns. Go because it’s dog friendly. Stay because the cider is amazing.
When the sun finally comes out in Seattle, the last thing you want is to be inside. Skip the mall and head to U Village’s open-air shopping center where you’ll find all your favorite stores including J. Crew, GAP and Nike. Dogs are allowed throughout the outdoor shopping area and even inside some of the shops.
This year round farmers market has everything from locally grown produce to a mini donut stand. Not only is the market itself dog-friendly, most of the neighborhood shops allow dogs so you can get your shopping fix with fido in tow. Some of our favorites: Kavu, locally designed outdoor clothing; Lucca, home decor and gifts; and of course All The Best Pets.
Our Saturday morning ritual always starts with a walk to Fuel Coffee. Dogs are welcome inside but we usually grab our coffee and take a seat on the front patio. There is always a jar full of treats to keep Bergen’s interest while we order and they even have puppy treat bags for special occasions. There are a couple locations throughout Seattle so you're bound to find one near you.
Have you brought your pup to any of the pawsome places above? Are there any spots we're missing that we should add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!