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19 Best Dog Friendly Bars in Liverpool


Liverpool is known for its friendly people, amazing atmosphere and lively nightlife – so the city is perfect for exploring with your best friend, canine or human!

If you’ve been searching for a dog friendly venue to go with man’s best friend, this guide has got every man and his dog covered; with plenty of choice for dog owners across the city.

We’ve put together the 19 best places across the city where you and your furry friend can enjoy a few drinks together, so keep reading for some inspiration; with plenty of instagrammable spots thrown in, it might be time to get your dog’s instagram up and running!

Trap and Hatch

With resident dog Boo ready to welcome anyone (dog or human!) through the doors, this friendly Micropub is perfect for a pint with your best friend after a day at the beach.

Trap and Hatch have an impressive collection of real ales which change regularly, so there’s always something new on tap and you’re sure of a warm welcome from the local owners and regulars.

Plus, they sell homemade pies and sausage rolls on Sundays!


The clue is in the name with this one! Brewdog will welcome your dog with open arms, and the team in Liverpool have even brewed a beer especially for your best bud so he can join you for a beer as a reward!

Subwoofer (most popular on a Sunday – who knew dogs like a drink to round off the weekend too?!) is a delicious thirst quencher for your dog so you can enjoy a pint together.

Ship & Mitre

As a popular spot welcoming human beer fans, Ship & Mitre welcome dogs with open paws too! They’ll gladly serve your pal a drink while you enjoy the spectacular range of beers and ales on offer, perfect for a day out with your best friend.

They also serve delicious food, so if you and your dog are looking for a friendly place to spend an afternoon look no further than the Ship & Mitre.

The Freshfield

If it’s good enough for Jurgen Klopp and his dog, Emma, it’s good enough for your pampered pooch too. This popular pub is a great place for you and your pooch to spend the day, with delicious pub food and a beautiful beer garden; there’s no better place to bask in the sun with your dog.

It’s big enough to bring all your friends (and their dogs too!) plus, you might see a famous face or two!

Tusk Baltic

If you and your dog are more cocktail drinkers than real ale drinkers, then Tusk Baltic is perfect for you. Set in the heart of the Baltic Triangle, this quirky bar serves delicious cocktails, coffees, beers and food to keep you going all day. With outdoor seating for those summer days and a log burner to keep you cosy in the winter, Tusk is a great choice whatever the weather.

They’ve even been known to have “Pooch Parties” if your furry friend has a birthday coming up…

Just looking back at last weekend's Pooch Party celebrating all of the four-legged cuties we had strutting around. Check them out here

Posted by Tusk Baltic on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Volunteer Canteen

The Volunteer Canteen is a small but lively pub for those who want to spend quality time with their pooches. You and your four legged friend can switch off from the outside world while you enjoy a few beers as the pub has no pool table, no TV, no fruit machines; it just simply encourages conversation between people (or dog, they won’t judge).

They have blankets ready for your pup to get comfy and have a snooze while you catch up with your friends – bliss!

Having a bevy after a day on the allotment.

Posted by The Volunteer Canteen on Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Baltic Fleet

With locally brewed ales, this independant pub is the perfect way you and your best friend can support local business and enjoy a day out together. This traditional dock road pub is still doing what it was built for, serving delicious food and liquid refreshments to local people (and local pups!).

Doggy bowls are kept behind the bar in case your furry friend gets thirsty, and you can both lounge in the sun on their beer terrace – or cosy up on those cooler nights by the log burner.

Milo Lounge

This popular bar and eatery opens its doors to our four legged companions so you can both come and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere. On a warm summer’s day, they’ll open up the front of the building so the cool breeze can flow through, making it the perfect spot to cool off and enjoy a bite to eat and drink with your pup after a trip to nearby Sefton Park.

Milo Lounge is popular with families, so there are plenty of people to shower your pup with attention too!

Santa Maluco

Pizza and pooches, what better combination? Add a few cocktails and you and your dog have everything you need for a day out at Santa Maluco. Set right on Castle Street, this bar is full of energy and provides the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by.

With a delicious range of cocktails and beers and a warm welcome for our four legged friends, you and your pooch should definitely make Santa Maluco one of your stops!

Sparrow Hawk

A pub set within five acres of woods and parkland, this is a beauty spot you and your dog can’t miss out on! With plenty of room for your dog to explore, you can go on one of the many beautiful local walks and then relax with a drink and take in the surroundings from the large beer garden on a summer’s day.

Feeling chilly? They have you covered, with open fires and plenty of nooks and crannies for you and your dog to curl up and relax inside.

The Dead Crafty Beer Company

A pub for beer enthusiasts, both Canine and Human! This friendly beer hall welcomes pooches with open arms (and a special biscuit treat to make them feel at home) so your dog will feel like a VIP while you can work through the range of craft ales on offer.

Your dog will want to go back again and again to this friendly Liverpool pub, and so will you!

Salt Dog Slims

Another one with a clue in the name, Salt Dog Slims provides a cool place for you, your dog and anyone else you choose to invite to bond over cocktails and delicious food (what could be better than that!).

Located in the heart of Seel Street you can sit back with your pooch and enjoy the buzz of the busiest part of town, stein in hand!

*Salt Dogs Slims is currently closed but is hoping to reopen in future months.


Another independent Baltic Triangle gem, Dockleaf is the perfect place to watch the world go by with your best mate. Grab a seasonal cocktail and some delicious food and enjoy the chilled out vibe of the Baltic Triangle; Dockleaf even has live music, show live sports and more so there’s no reason for you and your dog to leave!

All dogs get a drink on the house and they even have their own “Dogleaf” biscuits for your VIP pooch!

Dovedale Towers

Situated in one of Liverpool’s most famous streets, the Dovedale Towers have an enviable beer garden with plenty of space for you and your dog to soak up some rays on a summer’s day.

Serving food and ice cold beers, you can explore this historic street and stop off for a drink in the sunshine with your best friend.

The Lodge

The Lodge is a lively neighbourhood pub which encourages four legged visitors, The Lodge will welcome your pooches with open arms and they can expect plenty of fuss during their time at this busy local pub.

You and your dog can drop in and enjoy the great atmosphere and spend the day in the fantastic beer garden.

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The Caledonia

This Georgian Quarter pub describes itself as very, very dog friendly and it’s not hard to see why! Your furry friend is encouraged to come along and will be welcomed by the two resident Dachshunds making them feel right at home.

If you and your pooch choose to come here for a drink, they could even be featured on their instagram page with the dog of the week (check out #calidotw) – so make sure your dog is dressed to impress!

The Baltic Market

Step into the Baltic Market, you’re bound to see plenty of pampered pooches on days out with their owners. Your dog won’t be alone with plenty of dog owners flocking to the buzzing Baltic Market for delicious food and drinks when the sun is out.

The Baltic Market celebrates all things canine, with doggy dress up days and many more fun activities for you and your pooch to meet other like minded dog owners (and of course, get a few snaps to share on Instagram!).

Polidor 68

This cosy wine bar on the famous Lark Lane is the perfect place to enjoy a day out with your pooch. Four legged friends will be welcomed with their own special dog biscuits and will have all the fuss they could want while you sit back and sample some delicious wine and cocktails.

They also like to feature dogs on their instagram, so make sure to take a few snaps while you’re there!

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The Quarter

Another city-centre gem, The Quarter is a lively, unique place to enjoy a day with your four legged companion. Dogs are welcomed with open arms and with lots of people around in this busy vibrant bar there are plenty of opportunities for belly scratches and lots of attention.

The Quarter also serves delicious food and drinks, to keep the humans happy!

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So there you have it, our round up of the best dog friendly venues in Liverpool. A Saturday on the booze with your canine companion has never been so easy (&fun)!

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