Best dog-friendly local venues for a pawfect day out!
By ANNA USHER
The lower north shore loves its dogs, and our four-legged friends are welcome at increasing numbers of local cafes and watering holes.
As valued community members, pooches are allowed to accompany owners in the outdoor areas of most venues, with water bowls (and even snacks!) provided.
Resident Marie Spencer says she will always choose a café or restaurant where her seven-year-old retriever Goldie is welcome, over one that doesn’t allow pets.
“Dogs are a huge part of the lower north shore, and there are so many more of them around since Covid,” she told Mosman Collective.
“They are part of the family and should be considered as such when people go out for a bit to eat.
“The vast majority of local dogs are well trained, the owners are responsible, and a lot of places have parks right next door so it’s convenient for everyone.”
See our list of dog friendly places so you can hang with your four-legged friends – and be social at the same time!
50 Ridge St, North Sydney
Dogs are welcome in the courtyard section of this picturesque location which has glimpses of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Frequent events include live music, tennis pop ups and seasonal celebrations.
634 Military Rd, Mosman
Dogs are welcome in The Upper Duck and Garden View Terrace. The pub is open from 11:30am Tuesday to Sunday and caters for groups of all sizes.
36 Blue St, North Sydney
The Greenwood welcomes dogs in its Northern Courtyard. The pub also has doggy snacks available to purchase at the bar. Bookings can be made online, and patrons can select a dog friendly area at the time of booking.
3 Centenary Dr, Mosman
Bring your mates, your family, and your dogs to Sydney’s best kept secret, Mosman Rowers! This waterfront club is located right next to Reid Park, a popular canine area. Enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch with your hound on the lower deck or balcony.
Kazzi Beach Greek
11a The Esplanade, Balmoral
Kazzi loves dogs and chances are you’ll even see the official face of Kazzi ‘Rodney’ mooching around when you visit! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner all day, every day!
76 Middle Head Rd, Mosman
This stylish local pub is cool with on-leash dogs in the outdoor seating area. Enjoy a craft beer, a pizza and watch the world go by with your favourite four-legged friend.
Warringah Bowls Club
74-82 Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman
The bowlo welcomes on-leash dogs in the outdoor areas of the club, but not on the bowling green. Weekends are popular here for both kids and pets, with a jumping castle provided on Sunday’s.
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