Beer and dogs. Two of the best things in life. Join them together and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a relaxing afternoon. We’ve curated a list of the best dog-friendly pubs in Australia to ensure you and your doggo can enjoy a relaxing afternoon together. 

New South Wales: 

“The Newport” is known for its pristine waterfront location and it’s acceptance of our furry friends, offering a wide expanse of outdoor space for your pooch to lay about. Given its popularity, it’s recommended that you get there early to secure your spot.  Once arrived, sit back, relax and enjoy the Hamptons inspired atmosphere. 


If you’re on the search for a traditional pub with delicious pub food, that’s also dog-friendly, look no further than “The Palace Hotel”. With their dog-friendly beer garden, you and your pooch are set to have a  pawsome time. Known for their friendly staff and great food, this pub is a true Melbourn gem and a must-visit with your furry friend. 

South Australia:

Situated in Adelaide’s Stepney Suburb, only minutes from the CBD, “Little Bang Brewing” offers not only great craft beer but also a cool new hangout for your four-legged friend! Open from Wednesday to Sunday, “Little Bang’s” preservative-free and vegan-friendly menu is sure to get tongues wagging, even hosting their own drinks and beer menu from the kitchens.  Dogs are welcome in the outdoor area, they even have a small drinking bar specifically for dogs.

Photo courtesy of Little Bang Brewing Instagram 


“Fitz & Potts”, located in Brisbane’s Suburb of Nundah, was the winner of Brisbane’s Best Bar for 2016 & 2018. Also listed as Australia’s best bar in both Gourmet Travellers and The Australian, “Fitz & Potts” truly offers a unique bar experience. Better yet, well-behaved pooches are allowed on their balcony. So why not relax and unwind on their balcony while sipping some of Australia’s best craft beers, spirits and wines. 

You can also use the PatchPets app to locate other nearby dog dog-friendly pubs or restaurants. PatchPets is available for free download of the PatchPets App on both iOS and Android.