Tempe welcomes you and your dog!
It’s a ruff life being a pet owner. In a perfect world, we would take them everywhere with us, but in reality, it can be im-paws-ible to find pup-approved places. Every establishment has its own rules and guidelines for bringing pets on property, and sometimes it can be more of a logistical nightmare than an enjoyable experience. Lucky for those who live in or visit Tempe, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, hotels and even shopping centers that will accommodate you and your pet. Below you’ll find a list of a few of our favorites.
Attractions and Activities
Rent a boat or walk with your pet in tow at Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake!
- Go for a run or walk – Grab your sneakers and a leash and go for a jog or walk along the 5-mile path around Tempe Town Lake. Please remember to be mindful of your pet and pick up after them if duty calls!
- Rent a boat or use a personal watercraft – Whether you use a personal watercraft (permit required) or rent from Boat Rentals of America – Tempe Town Lake, pets are welcome to enjoy all the views of Tempe Town Lake from the water. Boat Rentals of America – Tempe Town Lake allows pets on their pedal and donut boats. If your dog isn’t a small lap dog, your pet’s weight will be added to the boat’s passenger capacity. Life jackets are not required for your pet, but they sure do make for a great photo op!
Tempe Dog Parks
Are you looking for a place for your pup to exercise off-leash? Take them to one of Tempe’s six dog parks to release energy and socialize with other dogs. When entering or exiting one of Tempe’s dog parks, Fido must be on a leash. But, once inside, your dog can run freely and get all of the zoomies out. Owners must be in attendance at all times to ensure ruff-housing is kept to a minimum.
*Tip: Two of the most popular dog parks are located at Mitchell Park and Tempe Sports Complex.
Go hiking with your dog
Dogs are also allowed on the hiking trails in Papago Park, South Mountain Park and Preserve and “A” Mountain. Check out our Tempe hiking blog for a list of hiking spots and directions to trailheads. Just be sure to avoid hiking on days when it is 100+ degrees, bring lots of water for you and your pup and clean up after them too.
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-9338
Dogs make for the best shopping buddy because they love everything you buy! Luckily, dogs can travel through The District area at Tempe Marketplace as long as they are in a pet carrier or are on a leash that does not exceed six feet. Individual stores or locations within Tempe Marketplace may set their own policies, so be sure to check before going inside. There are restrictions, as dogs other than service animals are not allowed to be on any fountain decks. If your dog has a good temperament and does well around others, feel free to bring them to explore with you.
Check out Dog Days at the Garden at Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008 | (480) 941-1225
Enjoy Dog Days at the Garden throughout the fall, winter and spring months as Arizona welcomes agreeable weather for you and your pooch. Your furry friend gets free admission with the owner’s ticket. View this event on the Desert Botanical Garden website for more details.
Tempe’s dog-friendly restaurants
Tempe has PLENTY of dog-friendly restaurants, but here are a few to get you started …
310 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9288
Daily Jam is a favorite for both breakfast and lunch. They serve tasty omelets, sandwiches, salads, waffles and gourmet coffee. Their spacious patio, located just across from the Mill Avenue and Third Street light rail stop, is excellent for relaxing with your favorite dog or two.
690 S. Mill Ave., Ste. 110, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 264-4688
Morning Squeeze at 7th Street and Mill Avenue in Downtown Tempe has a menu full of delicious options for you and your four-legged friends. Their super dog-friendly patio is the perfect spot to relax with your favorite pooch while you treat them to one of their “Tail Wagger” dishes. Your dog can choose from the Chow Hound Scramble, Pup Cakes or Doggy Biscuits and Gravy.
615 S. College Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 927-1111
What was once a red brick schoolhouse turned art studio is now a pet lover’s paradise. Postino Annex is equipped with great wine, simple and delicious food, a large sunny patio and an indoor/outdoor bar. Their other location, Postino South Tempe, serves the same delicious food and also has a dog-friendly patio.
SNAKES & LATTES
20 W. 6th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 361-6644
Have you ever wanted to play Battleship with your pup? Well, now you can! SNAKES & LATTES has not one but two extensive outdoor pet-friendly patios. Enjoy food, drinks and a library of thousands of playable games, old and new, to enjoy with your furry friends!
Casey Moore’s Oyster House
850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9935
Casey Moore’s Oyster House is perfect for you and your four-legged friend. Originally built as a private residence in 1910, Casey Moore’s has the perfect convivial outdoor patio for you to enjoy great oysters, seafood and beer. Dogs are welcome to accompany their owner on the patio until 5 p.m.
Snooze an A.M. Eatery
615 S. College Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 355-1934
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at any time on Snooze’s patio. Great food and a relaxing atmosphere make this place a treat every time.
The Shop Beer Co.
922 W. 1st St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 477-9212
Bring in your best bud for the best brew at The Shop Beer Co. Just a stone’s throw from Downtown Tempe, south of Tempe Town Lake, the brewery’s building was once home to two city mayors. Since opening, it’s become a popular hangout for workers, students, neighbors and pups alike!
Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ, 85281 | (480) 314-2337
Home of the largest patio in Downtown Tempe, Pedal Haus is a great place for dogs and their humans. They make award-winning craft beer and are also well known for tasty menu items (try the chicken salad sandwich). It’s also a popular hang-out spot for Sun Devil fans.
Aloha Frozen Yogurt
219 E. Baseline Rd. #5, Tempe, AZ, 85283 | (480) 289-5238
Aloha Frozen Yogurt has an outdoor seating area that welcomes both two and four-legged patrons. The location is even kind enough to whip up dog-friendly frozen yogurt (Milkbone flavored/infused) so that your companion can enjoy a treat as well.
Fate Brewing Company – Tempe
201 E. Southern Ave. #111, Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 590-2395
Fate Brewing Company is known for bold, award-winning craft beers and perfectly paired lunch and dinner fare. They’ve brought an incredible sense of space to two distinct outdoor patio areas, including one with a grass turf, picnic tables and lawn games. This welcoming place is perfect for you to enjoy your hooman time and for your pups to enjoy the food droppings.
Spokes on Southern
1470 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 307-9920
With tasty sandwiches, fresh salads, a wide selection of beers and a bicycle theme, Spokes on Southern is another great Tempe grill with a dog-friendly patio. Bring your bicycle and your dog for fun, food and craft beer.
715 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 747-3851
At Social Hall, you’ll find an expansive indoor space, free pub-style games, a beautiful patio and a large selection of craft cocktails. The menu is inspired by American comfort food with a New Mexican twist. Create your own Instagram moment with their cool, casual lounge area, perfect for you to binge brunch on your favorite bites.
Daily Dose – Rio Salado
96 S. Rockford Dr. #105, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 590-6937
Serving up delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch, this new Tempe restaurant offers a little dose of happiness for you and your pup. They have a large patio in front of their restaurant that is pet-friendly and comfortable. Enjoy their spiked coffees, scrumptious Peanut Butter & Jelly waffles or one of their other savory concoctions.
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
1120 E. Baseline Rd., Ste. 105, Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 590-5830
Calling all pup-peronis. Artichoke Basille’s pizzas will make you and your pup fall in love. Enjoy the beautiful patio while grubbing on a little slice of pizza heaven. You and your pet could even make a day out of it by exploring the plaza and nearby neighbors Scramble (to their west) and The Porch Tempe (to their east).
Does your restaurant have a pet-friendly patio area, and we didn’t mention it? Don’t sweat it, send us a quick note via social media or email us at [email protected]
Love traveling with your furry friend? Find the perfect pet-friendly hotel for you and your pup by visiting our Tempe hotel page. A paw print will indicate each pet-friendly hotel at the top left corner of each hotel page. For a quick list, check out our Pet-Friendly Hotel Blog.
The Graduate Tempe hotel has a partnership with BarkBox, so your pup will feel like royalty when they receive their own gift upon check-in. The Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown also welcomes your travel companion with BarkBox swag.
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